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Friday, September 25, 2020

Athletes of the Week

Dan Piersma, Assistant Sports Editor Each week, the Utica Pioneers hand out a pair of awards for Athlete of the Week. Recently, senior Chase Pecoraro and sophomore Kira Seaman were given those honors.    

Player profile: Grace Gallentine

Christian Rodriguez, Staff Writer   The UC women’s swim and dive team have had their ups and downs this season, which is normal for a team filled with youth. There are some experienced players who stick out and keep the team focused and positive. One player...

Player Profile: John Burke

Ed Zakrzewski Staff Writer John Burke is a senior on the men’s soccer team at Utica College. Burke is from Commack, NY, which is on Long Island. He is regarded as a highly respected teammate and player by his coaches and teammates. In 2014, Burke appeared in...

The man behind UC Men’s Basketball

Gianna Cognetti, Features Editor Sean Coffey—a former professional basketball player, a husband, a father -- and the coach of the UC men’s basketball team.  He is a driven, dedicated man and the driving force behind this season’s success.   

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...

Player Profile: Colleen Dowling

Eddie Zakrzewski Staff Writer For most student-athletes, winning one championship is the ultimate goal or dream. But to be a part of three championships is something special. Colleen Dowling is a senior field hockey player for the Pioneers and has had the opportunity to be a part...

Coach Profile: Sam Catterson

Douglas Seitz, Staff Writer Coach Sam Catterson was a 2005 graduate of Ithaca College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. While completing his degree, Catterson also competed in track and field where he excelled at three different events: pole vault, decathlon,...

A man and his mother

Corey Giacovelli, Contributing Writer Utica College senior, Juwan Wilson, is driving back home in South Ozone Park, NY. He had a million thoughts going through his head; usually he was happy going home because he got to see his friends and his family. This time was...

Ayarza Joins UC

Christian Rodriguez, Contributing Writer  This season the Utica College men’s basketball team has an entirely new look. From coaching staff to the 17-man roster, everything is new. One big change comes from the point guard position. His name, Bennito Ayarza. He played high school ball at...

Player Profile: Alex Brissette

Pat Rivers Asst. Sports Editor “Today we got better.” Those are the words that fuel Utica College men’s hockey leading scorer Alex Brissette. He didn’t hear those words from a prestigious athlete or spokesperson for that matter; he saw it in the University of Vermont locker room...