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AACC athletes look up to famous sports icons

AACC athletes look up to famous sports icons

Vincent Moreland, Sports Editor

April 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

To Men’s Soccer right wing Isaiah Goodman, pro soccer player Paul Pogba, 24, of Manchester United is someone to look up to. “He’s very versatile, very hard working and dedicated to the sport,” Goodman says of the French athlete. “And it’s amazing to see what he’s accomplished at such...

New GPA requirement will take effect next fall

New GPA requirement will take effect next fall

Vincent Moreland, Sports Editor

April 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

AACC is lowering the grade-point average it requires for some student athletes. Athletes who have completed one semester of college must show a GPA of 1.75 to play on a sports team in their second semester. That’s down from the 2.0 GPA the college previously required. Second-year athletes still...

MD lawmakers debate turf field health risks

MD lawmakers debate turf field health risks

Raquel Hamner, Photography Editor

April 1, 2018


Filed under front-page, Showcase, Sports

State legislators may decide synthetic turf, like the kind on AACC’s Siegert Stadium field, is too dangerous to play on. Maryland lawmakers are debating whether the chemicals in synthetic turf make it unsafe for athletes and the environment. They are considering a bill that would stop schools and...

AACC athlete receives recognition for talents

AACC athlete receives recognition for talents

Vincent Moreland, Sports Editor

April 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

First-year Women's Basketball guard/forward Daja Burnett has won three regional and national designations for her athletic and academic performance. “Daja is a top-class athlete,” Athletics Director Duane Herr said. “She is a top-class human being. ... We’re just proud to have her in our uniform.” The...

Women finish regular season with just 7 wins

Women finish regular season with just 7 wins

Vincent Moreland, Sports Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

AACC Women’s Basketball had a rough end to the regular season, finishing with 10 straight defeats and a 7-14 record. Last year’s team finished with a 5-19 record. Early on it looked like Women’s Basketball was going to finish with a positive record but the team struggled in the second part...

Men’s Bball scores low throughout fall season

Men’s Bball scores low throughout fall season

Vincent Moreland, Sports Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

AACC Men’s Basketball finished the season in February with a record of 2-21. They lost their first five games, won their next two, and lost 16 in a row to finish the season. Last year, the team was 6-15. With only two returning players, coach Joe Snowden had a handful of young athletes this season. “We...

Some AACC athletes have other plans when transferring to 4-year

Vincent Moreland, Sports Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

Not all AACC athletes plan to try out for sports teams when they transfer to four-year colleges. Some athletes said they want to focus on jobs or schoolwork. Others admitted they don’t want to dedicate any more time to a sport that they don’t ever intend to play professionally. Men’s Lacrosse...

Baseball to begin year with 2 games at home

Baseball to begin year with 2 games at home

Vincent Moreland, Sports Editor

February 1, 2018


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Last season, AACC Men’s Baseball played with an even record of 23-23, but this year’s players said they can do better. First-year student and South River High School graduate Leonard Lehner is a primary first baseman and said he is ready for the challenges that await. "I think we have to work...

Gymnasium has ‘Cage’ for sports equipment

Gymnasium has ‘Cage’ for sports equipment

Seamus McCarthy, Reporter

February 1, 2018


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Equipment Services—housed in a room known to many as “the Cage”—is the unseen backbone of the Athletics Department, according to those who work there. Equipment Services employees and volunteers are responsible for making sure the students have an environment to help them succeed. Athletics...

Men’s Lacrosse ready for brand new season

Men’s Lacrosse ready for brand new season

Seamus McCarthy, Reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

Riding into his second season as the Riverhawks Men’s Lacrosse coach, Joe Stanilaus said he is looking to improve on the team’s ranking—fifth in the country in 2017. The Riverhawks will start their regular season on Feb. 21 against the most dominant team in the region from the past few years,...

Athletes advance to next level

Athletes advance to next level

Vincent Moreland, Sports Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

AACC athletes who once played for their high schools said the competition in college is a lot more serious and the games are faster paced. “It's definitely more competitive in college," right wing soccer player Isaiah Goodman said. "You got to take it more serious. You got to really be on your stuff...

Women’s Lax starts this month

Women’s Lax starts this month

Sarah Noble, Social Media Manager

February 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

Women’s Lacrosse will start scrimmaging in February with a team mostly made up of returning players, according to head coach Jim Griffiths. “We have a good group returning and some good newcomers coming in,” said Griffiths. “But we usually pick up a few as the season begins.” Before the...

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