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The College Football Playoff Selection Committee will soon make its final decision on the four teams most deserving of a shot at the national championship. This year marks the sixth year of the postseason format for NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Like years past, it leaves …

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Week 11 of NFL football is over, as teams prepare to finish out the back stretch of the season. With playoff implications beginning to find their place in weekly story lines, the debate on who will line up with the league's most valuable player (MVP) at the end of the season has gained attention. 

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Coach Sean Livingston talking to the Women’s Cross Country team before a meet in August at Emmanuel College on Friday, August 30. 

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Managing Editor Megan Willgoos and Sports Editor Megan Julian Behind every team is a coach, but what does it take for a coach to have a successful team? Women’s Volleyball Coach Danielle Soubliere and Women’s Field Hockey Coach Kelly Blackhurst spoke about their keys to success this season b…

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Senior Captain Sarah Mawdsley’s dream came true on Saturday, Nov. 2 when the women's cross country team claimed the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship.Mawdsley won the race for the team, finishing in first place with a time of 22:31:50.  “I was super excited,” Mawdsley said. “I…

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Just over a week ago, the Milwaukee Bucks faced the Los Angeles Clippers in front of the big Hollywood lights. The matchup was billed for a faceoff between two MVP candidates, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard, who battled each other in a six game series in the 2019 Eastern Conference …

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Bigger. Faster. Stronger. Those three words are commonplace when talking about the athletes of 2019. But what about the shoes they wear? It seems increasingly common that athletes are complaining about the quality of their footwear and how they don’t seem to last as long. So is it really tha…

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Field hockey placed as the fourth seed in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) this past weekend, after their loss against Salve Regina University on Saturday, Nov. 2.Anna Vasaturo, senior defensive player, said the team has some things to work on going into the playoffs. “One thing we co…

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What it means to be a goalieEpke Paquette | Sports Manager Goalkeepers play a distinct role when it comes to the function of their teams. According to the RWU women’s soccer, men’s soccer, and women’s field hockey goalies, this is due to their all-seeing position on the field, acting as God’…

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From tying up their cleats to lacing up their skates, roommates Bridget Gardiner and Hannah Palmer have a strong passion for two sports — field hockey and ice hockey.

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The fact that volleyball only has six home games this season means every one should be cherished. This past Saturday was the first and only weekend home game and senior day, making the stakes raise even higher. Before facing off against Williams College on senior day, the Hawks took care of …

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As a freshman, Javier “Javi” Beltran has made quite an entrance on the men’s soccer team, and relatively early in the season. Having played midfield in all the season’s games to date, Beltran is looking to prove himself on the field this year. Originally from Madrid, Spain, Beltran grew up p…

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The field is evenly matched — 15 people versus 15 people. The objective is to score more points than your opponent by placing the diamond-shaped ball in the try zone.   Rugby is a competitive game. The RWU men’s club rugby team practices during the week and participates in games on the weeke…

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With a score of 1-0, Roger Williams University took the win against Worcester Polytechnic Institute at Bayside Field on Tuesday night. It was the second home game of the season and the team was thrilled with the result.

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What does it take to lead a college cross country team? According to RWU men’s cross country captains, senior Chris Chipchak and juniors Connor Hayden and Tyler Marchioni, the key is attitude. 

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BRISTOL R.I­–136 shots taken, 2 shutouts completed and 24 goals scored this season, all before conference play has even started. As the field hockey team goes into their seventh season, they are ready for success. This season, the team is starting off with new head coach Kelly Blackhurst. Sh…

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FJ’s, Z420’s, J-22’s. These are just some of the types of boats that the sailing team uses when they compete.The sailing team has two seasons, competing in both the fall and spring. During the fall, they begin sailing in August and wrap up in November around Thanksgiving. The team comes back…

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The 2018-19 women’s tennis campaign ended with a sour taste when the team was sent home packing, after losing to top-seeded Nichols College in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) semifinals. The Hawks ended up in the middle of the pack of the CCC, but were able to gain valuable experienc…

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“It’s hard to see them be seniors. I can remember them coming in as freshmen. Three of them have been here for four years, Bella has been here for two and Liz is one year, but where has the time gone,” reflected Joyce Maudie, head coach for softball.

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After a year-long hiatus, RWU Cheer is back and ready to debut its new and improved team.

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With the longer days and warmer weather that accompany the spring season, the idea of moving onto the next chapter of life surrounds many college students around the same time. As the men’s lacrosse seniors embark on their final shot at a championship in blue and white, the inescapable nosta…

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Bags of ice and KT tape are almost always tattooed on athletes at RWU. But no one ever hears about the artist behind them.

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If the opponents of the men’s lacrosse team are the prey, then Bayside Field is certainly the nest the Hawks must protect — and they are doing a spectacular job. That’s because on their way to posting a 9-4 overall record, the Hawks won a total of six games at home while only dropping one.

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“Picture this little sixth grader playing alongside high schoolers and watching her throw just as hard as them,”  Elizabeth Lombardo said.

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After two Commonwealth Coast Conference championship victories last season, Head Coach Sean Livingston holds his hopes high for this upcoming season.

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When he was seven years old, senior Chris Bartorelli fell extremely ill. But doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him. 

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In 2018, the Hawks of men's lacrosse finished with an overall record of 9-8. In conference play, the Hawks finished .500 with a 4-4 record and a berth in the Commonwealth Coast Conference tournament. Ultimately, the Hawks fell to Endicott College in the semifinals. Coach Marty Kelly, the win…

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The Hawks shocked the Commonwealth Coast Conference in 2018 and they’re looking to do it again this year. Now that they have postseason experience under their belt, they’re confident that they can make it past the opening weekend of the tournament in 2019.

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Their 6-28-1 record last season was not much to celebrate. But after only graduating two seniors, the current softball team has chemistry that a lot of other teams lose at the end of year.

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The 4-seed Hawks lost to the 5-seed Curry College Colonels in the Commonwealth Coast Conference Quarterfinals by a score of 64-61.