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September 25, 2023


Max Chen was named the Male Swimmer of the Meet after a great swim at the Thomas Murphy Invitational.

Athlete of the Week: Max Chen — Men’s Swimming

Hopkins men’s swimming has had a fantastic season thus far, winning their last home meet 201.5-59.5. A standout member of the team is senior Max Chen. In his most recent meet, the Thomas Murphy Invitational, he was named the Male Swimmer of the Meet after placing first in both the 100 and 200 Breast. 

Freshman defensive specialist Evelyn Batista is second on the team in digs with 194, second in service aces with 33 and fourth in assists with 30. 

Athlete of the Week: Evelyn Batista — Volleyball

The women’s volleyball team is playing some of the most dominant volleyball in collegiate history and that is not an exaggeration. After going 35-0 in 2019, the team is 25-0 this year, tying them for the Division-III (D-III) record of consecutive wins.

Sophomore Ashley Heidenrich placed second in a field of 275 at the Rowan Border Battle on Oct. 16.

Athlete of the Week: Ashley Heidenrich — Cross Country

This week’s Athlete of the Week is cross-country sophomore Ashley Heidenrich. So far this season, she has placed first in four of five races, finishing in second in the other race. In her first year of competition, Heidenrich has helped Hopkins win several meets and place highly in others despite running against Division I competition.

Senior Max Chen won big in dual meet against Towson University and the U.S. Naval Academy.

Hopkins swimming is busy with back-to-back meets

Hopkins swimming has been busy. On Friday, the team attended a dual meet against the Towson University Tigers and the U.S. Naval Academy Navy Midshipmen in Annapolis. The next day, it hosted its first home meet in over 600 days, competing against the College of William & Mary Tribe. In the dual meet, the men defeated Towson, 144-143, but fell to Navy, 200-93. This is the first time the team has beaten Towson since 2016. The women lost to Towson 211-83, and Navy 196-87.

Freshman midfielder Katie Sullivan is this week’s Athlete of the Week.

Athlete of the Week: Katie Sullivan — Soccer

For the second week in a row, the Athlete of the Week is a member from the women’s soccer team, but not without good reason. As a freshman, midfielder Katie Sullivan leads the team in goals and overall points.

Shohei Ohtani’s dominance as both a hitter and pitcher makes his case for MVP compelling.

Shohei Ohtani should be the AL MVP

With the Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season in the books, it’s time for the American League (AL) and National League (NL) Most Valuable Players (MVPs) to be decided. In the AL, it’s going to be either Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. or Los Angeles Angels phenom Shohei Ohtani. 

Freshman forward Katie Sullivan scored the dagger to secure the Hopkins win last weekend.

Women's soccer blanks Washington College

The women’s soccer team faced off against the Washington College Shorewomen this past weekend. Hopkins entered the game with an 8-0-1 record, not having taken a loss all season. Washington, on the other hand, came in with a record of 5-4-2. 

Junior forward Callie Jones scored two of three goals against the Swarthmore College Garnets, leading Hopkins to yet another win.

Athlete of the Week: Callie Jones — Soccer

Hopkins women’s soccer has been absolutely crushing this season so far, winning six of their seven games and tying one. The team hosted the Swarthmore College Garnets Sept. 22, winning 3-0. One star of the game is Athlete of the Week Callie Jones, a junior forward from San Francisco, Calif.

Citywide mandates put vaccine skeptics in a serious predicament: either take the COVID-19 shot or opt to reject the vaccine and miss games.

New ultimatum puts NBA vaccine skeptics at a major crossroads

With less than one month until tipoff of the 2021-22 NBA season, teams have recently started training camp and are preparing for the following eight months of basketball. To nobody’s surprise, the most frequent question posed during this week’s media day has been about vaccine status. This is the first season that the vaccine has been readily available to the public.