Monday, February 18th, 2019

USM women’s lacrosse cruising through competition

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor The bad weather at the USM women’s lacrosse game on Tuesday, April 4, didn’t stop the team from continuing their victory streak. By any standard is was a miserable day for outside sports being freezing cold, rainy and having occasional thunder throughout the day. Yet for some spring athletes, […]

Athletes of the week: Hannah Kenney and Erin Martin

Posted on April 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer USM softball produced back-to-back Little East Conference Rookie and Player of the Week for the weeks ending on March 18 and 25, respectively. Coming on the heels of the team’s annual spring training trip to Florida, Hannah Kenney, an undeclared freshman with a nursing major intention from Oxford Hills, ME, […]

The madness of NCAA

Posted on April 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor Sports fans everywhere are captivated by the magic of March Madness. The tournament embodies everything Americans love about college sports; the clash of titans like Duke and Kansas, upset wins, underdogs making incredible cinderella runs deep into tournament play and watching professional prospects on the biggest stage of their […]

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 […]