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’…
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 …
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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
“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.
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…
Ted Williams, one of the greatest hitters ever, once said, “Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.” By Williams’ standard, junior Danny Roth is a good performer. As of April 21, Roth is hitting .342 in 117 at-…
For most of the school’s history, referring to the hockey team meant talking about men. But quietly, the women’s ice hockey club has been gathering numbers and making progress.
Since the beginning of cross country season, sophomore Siobhan Mitchell has been setting personal records (PRs) every race.
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.
Being a freshman on a collegiate sports team can be more difficult than it seems, but freshman Madi Drain has proven herself to be a palpable presence on the field this season.
When the baseball team celebrates the 2019 graduates this season, they will also be recognizing a senior who has only been on the squad for a few months.
Commitment, grit, pride and appreciation. These are the four core values of the Roger Williams University softball team.
Nearly seven consecutive hours of ultimate frisbee were played on Saturday afternoon on the rugby and turf fields. The RWU club team hosted its annual “Senior Send-Off” tournament, although there are still games to play this season.
Most athletic teams on campus have one head coach and one or two assistants. The only difference between track and field and other teams is how many athletes these coaching staffs are responsible for.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — The women’s lacrosse team traveled to Laguna Beach, Calif. this spring break, but not to party on the beach. They played the University of Redlands Bulldogs and the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens in two non-conference games.
In an age where athletes must choose one sport to devote their priorities to, often referred to as "sports specialization," it is uncommon to find a two sport athlete — especially at the collegiate level.
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…
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.
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.
The three-seed Hawks opened the Commonwealth Coast Conference tournament Tuesday with a 102-87 win over sixth-seeded University of New England at home.
NASHUA, N.H. —The trophy for the league’s winner has been passed around and raised by teams since 1983. But for the past three years, the only team to have it in their hands has been RWU.
NASHUA, N.H. — One win meant a third consecutive trip to the championship for the hockey team, but standing in their way was Harvard University — a team coming off an upset win over the top-seeded Norwich University in the North Division.
FALL RIVER, Mass. — The hockey team played their one and only home playoff game Thursday night against Bridgewater State University. As the top seed, RWU hosted in Driscoll Arena for a chance to earn a spot in the next leg of the tournament in Nashua, N.H.
Only one game stands between the Hawks and their Commonwealth Coast Conference playoff run.
He describes himself as superstitious. He wears the same pair of compression shorts and socks for each match and listens to the same three genres of songs before he competes.
With one game left in the regular season, men’s basketball is pushing for a first-round home game in the Commonwealth Coast Conference tournament, which starts on Feb. 19.
FALL RIVER, Mass. — In the final game of the regular season, the men’s ice hockey team honored the eight seniors on the roster. Each had their custom jerseys that the team wore two weeks ago for their cancer awareness game hung on the glass outside the team’s locker room.On this year’s Seni…
Only three games stand between the Hawks and the start of playoffs. It’s been four weeks since the team took a loss — on the road versus Endicott College — in their Commonwealth Coast Conference run.
This year, men’s swimming and diving remains undefeated after 10 meets. They also have six swimmers listed as New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA) Fall All-Academic Team members.
The starting quarterback went down early in the game and left with a concussion. The team’s small roster didn’t have a backup.
Growing up in a rural, traditional farmtown made Karli Opalka’s desire to pursue a career in marine biology and attend a university on the water that much more appealing.