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Monday, September 28, 2020

Get to know your Pioneers: Matthew Patton for Swim and Dive

Interview by Assistant Sports Editor Zach Thomann Utica College sophomore diver Matthew Patton has had frequent success for the Pioneer swim and dive team, placing first in the 1-Meter diving event for the last five meets. During his streak, Patton broke his own school record...

Coach Profile: Michele Davis

Zach Thomann, Assistant Sports Editor   Michele Davis sits in her office, which looks more like a second home. Her room is filled with inviting fixtures, like a clock with basketballs on it, pictures of all her most prominent athletes and a three-person couch. The intricacies of...

Player profile: Allison Wagner

Hali VanderMeulen, Staff Writer The Utica College women's soccer team is currently 3-5-1 overall for the 2017 season. A large contributor to the Pioneer’s success is sophomore goalkeeper Allison Wagner who has played in every minute this season. Wagner has been focused and determined this season....

Faculty Profile: Brett Orzechowski

Olivia Osipovitch, Staff Writer By cultivating Utica College’s idea of journalism Assistant Professor of Journalism, Brett Orzechowski, has influenced a new way of the study to his students. Before entering UC, Orzechowski had lived in a variety of places. Originally from Long Island, Orzechowski has also lived...

A walk down the hall of fame in Clark Center

Christian Rodriguez, Assistant Sports Editor Ever walk by the gymnasium and see those plaques on the wall? Those plaques represent Utica College alumnus who have been inducted into the Utica College Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was established in 2008 to recognize coaches...

Purcell has high hopes for Team

Christian Rodriguez, Assistant Sports Editor The Utica College men’s soccer team has had an up and down season thus far. They currently hold an overall record of 5-5 and are 0-2 in Empire 8 play, but Junior forward Alex Purcell isn't worried about the struggles...

Fall sports preview: Football

Zach Thomann, Sports Editor The Utica College football team is off to a good start to the season with a 20-7 win over St. Lawrence University. The team will look to improve upon a 7-4 season last year and have adopted a new mentality. Head coach Blaise Faggiano...

Creating chemistry

Hali VanderMeulen, Staff Writer Utica College coaches and players view the importance of team chemistry and how to bond equivalent to the game itself. The relationship between players can be developed in day-to-day interaction, throughout a grueling season or both. Senior basketball player Maggie Tabone tries...

Coach profile: Nicole Kieffer

Zach Thomann, Sports Editor Current head coach and former player for the Pioneer field hockey team Nicole Kieffer is nearly as young as her players, but she has had a great deal of success in a short amount of time. Kieffer graduated from Utica College in...

Player Profile: Roman Ammirato

Andhika Wardojo, Staff Writer Utica College senior Roman Ammirato is currently playing in his second season with the Pioneer men’s hockey team. Born in Williamstown, New Jersey, Ammirato was a transfer student from Union College and arrived as a junior. Eight games into this season, Ammirato...