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June 25, 2021


Emily Maheras and Rachel Jackson scored all three goals in the 3-2 victory.

Women’s soccer holds on, beats Swarthmore

The Hopkins women’s soccer team went into their matchup with the Swarthmore College Garnet this past Saturday looking to increase their winning streak to three games. After a rather frustrating stretch of games comprised of three straight ties, they managed to string together consecutive wins against the Muhlenberg College Mules and the McDaniel College green terrors. 

Junior runner Jared Pangallozzi.

AOTW Jared Pangallozzi

The men’s cross country team took home second place this weekend at the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle. Leading the way for the Blue Jays was Jared Pangallozzi, who finished only two seconds behind the first-place runner. He has finished as one of the top-two Hopkins runners in every race this year.

The road to the Stanley Cup is filled with contenders

While the first day of winter may not be almost two months away, the 31 teams in the National Hockey League (NHL) are already playing in the snow. Just about three weeks into the 2019-2020 campaign, several teams have already impressed and appear to be major contenders for this year’s Stanley Cup.

Volleyball sets history by beginning season with 20-0 record

On Saturday morning, the Hopkins volleyball team was 18-0. These 18 straight victories were tied for the longest winning streak in Hopkins volleyball history. The 2017 team had also reached eighteen in a row, but that number had never been surpassed. With two games that weekend, the team had a chance to cement themselves in Hopkins history. Both games took place at the University’s own Goldfarb Gymnasium. 

“Juiced” baseballs may be just what MLB needs

There’s been a significantly large number of home runs over the past couple of years. The five teams with the most home runs are: 2019 Twins, 2019 Yankees, 2019 Astros, 2019 Dodgers and the 2018 Yankees. Even accounting for the newer Yankee Stadium’s shorter field, this list is very obviously skewed toward today’s teams, especially considering the record before the 2018 Yankees was set in 1997.

Sophomore midfielder Abby Birk.

AOTW: Abby Birk

This Saturday the Hopkins field hockey team tacked yet another win onto their record by defeating the Muhlenburg College Mules 4-1 at Homewood Field. Sophomore midfielder Abby Birk was a driving force behind the Jays’ victory, scoring two goals and one assist over the course of the match. 

It seems that two favorites will have more competition for this year.

China’s response causes the NBA to pull back

The date is Oct. 4, 2019. The NBA season is only weeks away from starting. All is going seemingly well for the Houston Rockets. Most Valuable Player James Harden is back for what should be another strong season, and he is joined by former teammate and previous MVP Russell Westbrook, as well as returning role players such as Clint Capela and P.J. Tucker.

Football is now 3-1 in Conference play after finishing off Ursinus in a tight fourth quarter.

Football holds off Ursinus despite late-game offensive surge

This past Saturday the Hopkins football team narrowly escaped the Ursinus College Bears, who were ultimately edged out by the Blue Jays 32-29. This was Hopkins’ third straight win, bringing them to an overall record of 4-1 and 3-1 in the Centennial Conference. Hopkins survived a late-game surge by the Bears, who scored 16 points in the fourth quarter in an ultimately futile attempt to take the lead. 

Coaches like Mike Krzyzewski get paid millions while athletes get nothing.

Fair Pay to Play Act paints bright future for college athletes

Last month the California State Senate unanimously passed SB 206, also known as the Fair Pay to Play Act. Last week Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into act, creating a rippling wave of implications for the future of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 

It seems that two favorites will have more competition for this year.

The Bundesliga has the most exciting title race

Almost every country in the world has its own soccer league, and in every league there are teams surviving only on the heartfelt support of their local fans. Some teams, however, thrive not only on the fans from the area but fans from across the world.

Hopkins Volleyball is 17-0 and is currently ranked No. 16 in the nation.

Volleyball makes history with two-win weekend

The Hopkins volleyball team was looking to make history this past Saturday, as they headed up to southeastern Pennsylvania for a two-game slate. The team was traveling with a 15 game unbeaten streak to start the season, one win shy of the program record. To break the record they had to defeat their conference foes, the Haverford College Fords and the Arcadia University Knights.

Jennifer Baker was named the new director of athletics on August 8.

New athletic director spotlight: Jennifer Baker

Jennifer S. Baker was promoted to the role of director of athletics and recreation in August after her predecessor Alanna W. Shanahan became the new vice provost for student affairs. Baker was previously the senior associate director of athletics and had been in that role since 2017. She is the fifth person to hold the role since 1950.

The double standard facing Black NFL QBs

A couple of weeks ago, a wildly irritating clip appeared on Twitter from the early morning ESPN talk show “Get Up!” Noted ESPN and SEC pundit Paul Finebaum lambasted injured Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton for his performance this season. The 2015 MVP had been underperforming due to a mild Lisfranc sprain in his left foot that he suffered during the preseason and arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in the offseason.

Volleyball pushed their unbeaten streak to 14 games this weekend.

Volleyball goes 3-0 in a convincing weekend sweep

The Hopkins volleyball team walked into Huntingdon, Pa. this past weekend with their eyes on maintaining their impressive undefeated record. The Jays had three matches on Friday and Saturday, facing the No. 8 ranked Juniata College Eagles on Friday, and the unranked Saint Vincent College Bearcats and University of Rochester Yellow Jackets on Saturday.

The team’s eight goals are the most they’ve scored in a game since 2016.

Field hockey can’t be stopped, dominates 8-1

The Hopkins field hockey team has proven time and time again this season that they are a force to be reckoned with. This weekend was no exception. For the Jays 2019 Centennial Conference debut, the Jays traveled to Chestertown, Md. to duke it out on Washington College’s home field. Hopkins field hockey would emerge from the contest not only victorious, but with a new record for the highest scoring game this season after defeating the Shorewomen 8-1.

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