Head Coach Bergeron optimistic for championships after men’s tennis wins ten straight matches

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports, Sports Feature

This week the Huskies’ men’s tennis team added two more wins, improving their record to 10-3 while remaining undefeated in the Little East Conference with a record of 4-0. The Huskies are also undefeated at home and have won the last ten matches straight. In the match against Salem State University Tuesday, the Huskies performed […]

Paying to play: USM students and officials talk about cost of sports

Posted on April 14, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports, Sports Feature

USM's #7 Jennifer Poulin vies for the ball during a field hockey game in September.

There’s no doubt that college sports are expensive, but although the majority of the expenses are covered by the university, student athletes still have to pay out of pocket occasionally. Raquel Heitor, a freshman on the women’s lacrosse team, believes that lacrosse is the most expensive sport for students. “It might be second, but it’s […]

Huskies defeat UMF 24-4

Posted on April 14, 2014 by USM Free Press in Sports

Women's lacrosse team members celebrate a goal in the game on Saturday against MIT.

By: David Sanok   In what was easily their strongest performance of the season, the USM Huskies women’s lacrosse team defeated the UMaine Farmington Beavers 24-4. With this win, the Huskies improve their record to 3-5, while the Beavers drop to 2-7. Offensively, it was a total team effort as 11 different players contributed to […]

Who will lead the pack this summer?

Posted on April 07, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports

As the weather warms up and athletic events move outdoors, so begins the season for marathons, dashes, and road races. Here’s the inside scoop on upcoming USM races, muddy obstacle courses, 10k road races and the toughest challenge of all. USM starts the running season with two organized events; the Husky Dash 5k and the […]

From small town life to the international games: Ben Towne shares Olympic experience

Posted on March 10, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports

Ben Towne (right), clinic coordinator of athletic training at USM, pictured with USA skeleton Bronze Medalist Matt Antoine (left) during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

The opportunity of a lifetime was years in the making for Ben Towne, lecturer and clinic coordinator of athletic training at USM, who returned to Maine just last week after traveling with the U.S. Olympic teams to Sochi, Russia. Towne was chosen to be one of 17 athletic trainers to travel to the 2014 Winter […]

Lady Huskies win two but lose in the final game

Posted on March 03, 2014 by USM Free Press in Sports

By: David Sanok In what was a back-and-forth game throughout most of the night, the second-seeded USM Huskies women’s basketball team eventually pulled away with a 53-45 victory over the seventh-seeded UMass Boston Beacons on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Although the Huskies went on to lose in the final game, they had a great run this […]

Athlete Profile: Jamie Ruginski triple jumps to the nationals

Posted on March 03, 2014 by connorhamilton in Sports

Junior Jamie Ruginski from Buxton is a highly decorated member of the USM indoor track team. He has competed and scored at both the regional and national level and will be representing the university at the the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association Championships, one of the oldest track and field competitions in the country. […]

Healthy or not: the truth about athletes’ diets

Posted on March 03, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports

The difference between a nutritional diet and unhealthy habits can make or break a student athletes’ performance. Many student athletes find it difficult to keep their diet on track when their sport is off season. “When I’m out of season, I’ll eat more junk food—you know chips, salsa—everything you shouldn’t be eating,” said Sabrina Sodders, […]

USM athlete will donate kidney to save her father’s life

Posted on February 14, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports

Demi Ruder, sophomore social work major and captain of the volleyball team, is the perfect match to save her father’s life. Her father, Michael Ruder, was diagnosed with kidney failure last May. “It was out of the blue. They called it an autoimmune disease, so no one knows why it happened or where it came […]

Huskies fall to Colby

Posted on February 14, 2014 by Anthony Emerson in Sports

The USM men’s basketball team couldn’t follow the ladies’ example as they fell to the Colby College Mules 63-58, for their second straight loss—a tough one for USM. Colby was led offensively and defensively by sophomore center Chris Hudnut, who scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds. USM was led offensively by senior forward Conor […]