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Players decide to stay at home

Players decide to stay at home

Tommy Parker, Sports Co-Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

Three student athletes who declined offers to play at other colleges are attending AACC this semester. Two students, including one who is playing here, based their decisions on financial and personal reasons. “I wouldn’t have anything to show for it after playing,” said first-year broadcast...

VA, PA athletes enroll at AACC

VA, PA athletes  enroll at AACC

Brady Reilly, Sports Co-Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

It isn’t uncommon for athletes to transfer to AACC from states outside of Maryland. Of the 295 students attending AACC from different states, two are playing for AACC sports teams: Men’s Lacrosse players Nick Karnes, from Catherine, Virginia, and Joel Rodriguez, from McGaheysville, Virginia. Rodriguez,...

Faceoff starter is No. 2

Faceoff starter is No. 2

October 4, 2018


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A Men’s Lacrosse player who ranked second in the country for faceoffs last season has signed to return to AACC this spring. Nick Karnes, a second-year faceoff player and graduate of Battlefield High School in Northern Virginia, won All American honors for his performance in the role during the 2017...

Cross country runners set goals for semester

Cross country runners set goals for semester

Sanyee Barjoger Jr., Sports Co-Editor

October 4, 2018


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AACC’s Women’s Cross Country coach in September pointed to academics as a major player in the team’s success this season. Coach Jim Griffiths said the team wants to earn the NJCAA National Academic Team of the Year Award, which requires an average team GPA of at least 3.0. Second-year cross...

Spring sport athletes start practices in fall

Tommy Parker, Sports Co-Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

Baseball, Softball and Men’s Lacrosse started fall practices in September, even though their first games aren’t until the spring semester. These teams begin Fall Ball practices and scrimmages every year before their seasons start in late February. “[Fall Ball] is a huge part of what we do,”...

Students suggest food, ads to promote games

Sanyee Barjogar Jr., Sports Co-Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

AACC students said in September they would attend campus sports games if the college advertised them better and sold food during the events. In a poll of 50 students, 30 said food would entice them to go to games, while 20 said they would like to see more advertisements about when and where the games...

AACC Athletics plans to develop esports team

AACC Athletics plans to develop esports team

Alex Fregger, Tech Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, Front Page, News, Showcase, Sports

AACC Athletics plans to make esports part of its program next fall. Esports—electronic sports—involve established teams that play video games competitively for fun, ranking or monetary rewards. Athletics Director Duane Herr said he’s hoping to introduce esports officially to the college a...

AACC Women’s Volleyball wins first game of season

Tommy Parker, Reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Sports

The AACC Women’s Volleyball team won their first game of the season on Monday against Allegany College of Maryland. In a best of five game match, the Riverhawks won three games to none. They won by a score of 25-16, 25-17 and 25-16. “It feels good to get it in and out of the way,” said head...

Women’s Soccer plays alumni in home scrimmage

Women’s Soccer plays alumni in home scrimmage

Brady Reilly , Sports Co-Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Front Page, Showcase, Sports

AACC Women’s Soccer played an alumni team in a scrimmage match on Thursday night. The campus team won 5-1. Hannah Lieb, a first-year goalie, had three saves to keep the Riverhawks ahead by two goals going into half time. “The potential is there,” head coach Karin Victorio said. “We c...

Re-designed Athletics site to launch this fall

Madeleine Pedersen

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Sports

AACC Athletics will unveil a redesigned web page this semester.   When AACC changed its mascot in 2015 from the red, white and blue Pioneer to Swoop, a teal Riverhawk, the “colors were not changed properly” on the website, said Zach Malone, sports information specialist.  Malone said “ce...

Women’s lax Nationals to play on Siegert Field

Madeleine Pedersen, Reporter

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Sports

AACC will host the National Women’s Lacrosse Tournament for community colleges this May.   The women’s lacrosse season begins in February.  If the Riverhawks make it to the finals this spring, they will get to play at their home—Siegert Field—on the Arnold Campus.  Women’s Lacrosse made it ...

New sports coordinator to aid athletes with progress, schoolwork

New sports coordinator to aid athletes with progress, schoolwork

Madeleine Pederson, Reporter

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Sports

AACC’s Athletics has approved a new position for a student athlete success coordinator, who will help student athletes.    According to Athletics Director Duane Herr, the coordinator will schedule pre-season and in-season educational meetings with student athletes, and keep up with their academ...

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