Friday, February 12th, 2016

Hello from the Free Press!

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community & Sports

Thomas Fitzgerald, who goes by Tom, is the community editor for the University of Southern Maine Free Press student newspaper. As a senior media and communications major, Tom is constantly working hard to achieve his goals in life. When he’s not working at the Free Press, he’s busy working on school work, working at Pat’s […]

Men Defeat Beacons in Overtime

Posted on January 25, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community & Sports

By Nick Beauchesne The University of Southern Maine men’s basketball team won an overtime thriller Wednesday night against the UMass Boston Beacons in a Little East Conference game that, even with a month left in the regular season, had serious postseason implications. The Huskies (9-7 overall and 3-3 in-conference) were able to overcome a three-point shot […]

Field Hockey: USM vs. Saint Joseph’s College

Posted on September 29, 2015 by USM Free Press in Community, Community & Sports

By Brooks Law Gorham, Maine– On Tuesday, September 22, the USM Field Hockey team took on Saint Joseph’s College in a battle to the finish at Hannaford Field. Although Coach Denico’s Huskies were absent three of their original starting players, their strong depth proved to step up with great determination. After losing those three starters […]

USM defeats Bates in softball doubleheader

Posted on April 21, 2014 by USM Free Press in Community & Sports

By: David Sanok The Huskies’ softball team defeated the Bates Bobcats 1-0 and 7-6 in a doubleheader last Wednesday. The first matchup featured solid pitching from freshman Desiree Benner. Benner earned her fourth win of the season while pitching just over six innings, finishing the game with three strikeouts. “She was really on top of […]

Student honors fallen marine

Posted on April 21, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Community & Sports, Sports Feature, Uncategorized

Brandon Sodergren crosses the finish line at the Army Marathon in 2013.

Brandon Sodergren is a senior criminology major, member of the wrestling team and a student senator. Before attending USM, Sodergren served in the Marines for six years beginning in 2006, including two tours–one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan–as an infantry machine gunner. Now he spends his free time running marathons and fundraising in honor […]

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

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Community & 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 Community & 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 Community & 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 Community & 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 Community & 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 […]