Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Winter athletics wrap-up and spring preview

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor Although the ground is still covered in snow and it looks and feels more like February than March, springtime has officially arrived and with it a new season of USM athletics. The spring season often feels like it comes and goes in the blink of an eye, but rest assured […]

USM athletics sees rising stars in students and faculty

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor USM’s own BL Elfring inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame USM has always had a strong tradition of athletics. However, for all of the achievements made on the field by athletes across all 22 of USM’s sport programs, it takes the work of an entire athletic department to make that […]

Women’s indoor track and field wins LEC title

Posted on February 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer and River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor USM has a rich history of athletic achievement. It goes without saying that the University of Maine Orono (UMO) is a Division I school that competes against some of the top Division I programs in the country. But, when measuring the success of any athletic […]

Campus Outdoor Adventure Board

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

Liz Trudel, Staff Writer       The Outdoor Adventure Board (OAB) is a student-run organization managed by the Sullivan Fitness Complex on the Portland campus of  USM. The OAB provides thrill-seeking college students with free or reduced rates on a multitude of recreational activities. The mission of the group, as stated on the university’s website, is […]

Athlete of the week: Peter Del Gallo

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer   Peter Del Gallo recently achieved number two standing in NCAA DIII wrestling after beating the number one ranked wrestler in his division, Jonathan Hass, a returning All-American. The 19-year-old sophomore exercise science major, with a coaching minor, currently ranks undefeated in 32 matches this season. His brother, Daniel Del Gallo, […]

NFL draws smaller crowds

Posted on February 06, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives, Sports

River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor Another year of the NFL has come and gone, of course this will be published before the final results of the Super Bowl, yet regardless of who wins, this year has been nothing short of turbulent for the league. Since its creation, football has been a powerhouse in American culture. […]

Athlete of the Week: Kristen Curly

Posted on February 06, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

Liz Trudel, Staff Writer Kristen Curly, a Freshman majoring in health sciences, has had a stellar start to her basketball career with the Southern Maine Huskies. The 5’10 athlete is a Gorham, Maine local who has grown up with a passion, drive, and dedication for athletic success. Curly started playing basketball at a very young […]

Winter sports update

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor Winter break is over and school is back in session. While many students continue their education with winter courses, or have a full work schedule to maintain, the break still offers a short pause on the stress of classes. However there is an even smaller pause for USM’s student athletes, […]

USM wrestler makes a stand thousands of miles from home

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

River Plouffe Vogel Raul Gierbolini is a freshman, and he is one of the few students who is from Puerto Rico at USM. Gierbolini is also on the wrestling team, which is why he came to USM, despite it being so far from his home. This speaks to the reputation the USM wrestling team has […]

Athlete of the Month: Jess Williamson

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

River Plouffe Vogel USM is full of amazing student athletes, who have exceptional performances on and off the field, exhibiting sportsmanship and academic excellence. However, sometimes a student athlete comes around that takes exceptional to the next level. One such athlete is Jess Williamson, a senior from Goffstown N.H. Williamson is in her senior year […]