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A Solid Ending Plus ODAC Honors

A Solid Ending Plus ODAC Honors

By: Taylor Prillaman The field hockey team had a stellar season this year, ending with a 12-7 overall record. In addition to their great record, four players from the team received All-ODAC honors. Caroline Augsburger was named to the first team, Taylor Prillaman and Jennifer Tompkins both earned second team honors and Rachael Loy was [...]


Moving Forward

Moving Forward

With a season of difficulties, the Eagles still found success By: Caitlin Boles All sports teams have difficult situations that they are faced with. However, this year’s volleyball team faced a slightly tougher challenge when they had to forfeit three ODAC wins. But the Eagles still found their way back to the top. “We finished [...]


Riding High

Riding High

By: Taylor Prillaman The Bridgewater College equestrian team has been working hard the past 3 months of school. Unlike a majority of the teams on campus, their season lasts year-round, having both a fall and spring season. So far this season, the team has competed in several shows and has earned tri colors at each show [...]


Making History

Making History

Five former student-athletes inducted in to the Hall of Fame By: Caitlin Boles While the students ate in the Eagles Nest last Friday night, the 2013 Hall of Fame inductees were sitting down for a three course meal waiting for an award some can only dream of. Bridgewater College hosted the Athletic Hall of Fame [...]


Luck, Skill, and Faith

Luck, Skill, and Faith

By Emily Higgins Photos Courtesy of Athletic Media Relations In the movie, “Angels in the Outfield” released by Disney in 1994, a professional baseball team that exhibits no skill and sits in last place most of the season somehow rises to the top of the division by completing unbelievably miraculous plays. The explanation for this [...]


Stepping up to cancer

Stepping up to cancer

By: Taylor Prillaman October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and here on campus the athletic teams have showed their support towards the fight against different types of cancer all throughout the month of October. The women’s volleyball team declared their “Dig Pink” match to be on October 5 when they faced Emory and Henry. [...]


New Season, New Challenges

New Season, New Challenges

Bridgewater’s Women’s Basketball Team Approaches New Season By: Caitlin Boles “I love the energy, it’s a lot of positive energy. They’ve been very supportive of each other,” said Coach Jean Willi of the 2013-14 women’s basketball team. This year’s team welcomed five freshmen to the roster after losing two starters from last year’s squad. Add [...]


Facing Adversity

Facing Adversity

  The women’s volleyball team started off their season at the Gettysburg Battlefield Classic with a 4-0 winning streak. After traveling out to Colorado for the Colorado College classic tournament the team returned home with a 0-3 record, having an overall record of 4-3 for the start of the season. On September 11 the team [...]


Pushing Through to the End

Pushing Through to the End

Andrew Palmer, Senior Linebacker for the Bridgewater Eagles Football Team By: Caitlin Boles “The tackle is made by Bridgewater’s number 7 Andrew Palmer,” is announced at Jopson Field and the crowd goes wild! Senior linebacker Andrew Palmer has been playing football since the age of 8 when he played just down the road at Purcell [...]


Promising end of Fall

Promising end of Fall

  By: Taylor Prillaman The fall season for the women’s tennis team is a time for the Eagles to prepare for their upcoming spring season and forget about the ending of the past 2013 season. Fall season varies from the traditional spring season in a certain number of ways. The main difference being it is [...]


Injury Woes

By Jason Manago-Graves Losing players on both ends of the football can never be an easy thing to deal with, but Coach Clark and the Bridgewater Eagle football team have made things work so far this season. After starting the season 3-0 and shutting out St. Vincent in the season opener, the Eagles seemed to [...]


Horse Lovin’

By Lindsey Barnes Many students attend Bridgewater College for its scenic view and its wide variety of courses and electives - one of those more popular opportunities being the chance to be on the Bridgewater College Equestrian Team. Participating in this course does not mean that students simply get to ride horses and have fun all [...]


Getting the Job Done

By Audrey Kordek Not many athletes get the chance to play a sport at the college level. It is hard enough entering into college as a student but it is different with the added pressure of being an athlete. The transition can be tough, but for Bridgewater football student-athletes it’s almost a whole new world, [...]


Preparing for Spring

Preparing for Spring

By Taylor Prillaman Photo from Athletic Media Relations   The Bridgewater men’s tennis team, a team many of you might not be familiar with, has been hard at work in their off season these past few weeks. Typically the fall season is used for players to improve their individual game, so when spring season rolls [...]


The End of an Era

The End of an Era

By Caitlin Boles Photo from Athletic Media Relations “It’s been a great ride and I’ve had a good time with it,” said Bridgewater softball coach Donnie Fulk when talking about his upcoming retirement following the end of the 2014 spring softball season. Not many people can say they have had the same career for 23 [...]


Field Hockey on the Turf

Field Hockey on the Turf

By: Taylor Prillaman The 2013 Bridgewater Field Hockey team made history on Sept. 20th when they competed in the first ever field hockey game held on the brand new turf field in the Jopson Athletic Complex. Coming out of the game with a 3 to 1 win over Wilson College, the team added yet another [...]


A Striking Start

A Striking Start

By Caitlin Boles   Coming on to campus as a freshman is intimidating for any one. However, not everyone is facing a physically challenging pre-season soccer camp. Freshman, Alli Shaffer was worried about camp “mainly because [she] didn’t know anyone on the team,” but also for “for the physical aspect, because the older girls had [...]


Keep Your Head in the Game

Keep Your Head in the Game

By Emily Higgins Photos from Athletic Media Relations Famous golfer, Bobby Jones once said “Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course – the distance between your ears.” Bobby Jones was an amateur golfer during the early 1900s. He has been one of the most successful amateur golfers in history. He would [...]


Aces High

By Caitlin Boles The 2013 volleyball season is underway and head coach Erin Albert feels confident in her young, hard-working team. The team started off preseason “out of control,” with how well everyone was playing and working to prepare for the season. Coach Albert explains that volleyball is “not all in the fall, it’s really [...]


Discraft Ace Race September 28th

By Taylor Prillaman Get ready to engage in the next big thing: Frisbee Golf! Do you adore the presence of being outdoors? Do you enjoy playing Frisbee, golf? Why not try some Frisbee Golf? And if you’re already familiar with the relaxing sport of Frisbee golf, then you must experience Ace Race! Ace Race, which [...]


Zach Malpass: Lasting Memories

Emily Higgins The score is 1-0 going into the last ten minutes of an intense soccer game. Every player is exhausted but continues to play their best. The opposing team has the ball at midfield when it is kicked down the sideline. Both players run as fast as they can in order to win the [...]


Cheerleading Squad Has a New Coach

By Tavis Stapleton      Cassie Ludtke is the new coach of the Bridgewater cheerleading squad. Coach Ludtke has been cheering for most of her life starting in Pop Warner Cheer and finishing her cheerleading career in 2005-2006 before graduating from Shenandoah University. After college, Ludtke opened her own dance and cheer school called Footloose [...]


New Women’s Lacrosse Coach

New Women's Lacrosse Coach

By Audrey Kordek The Bridgewater women’s lacrosse team is welcoming three new coaches this year. The head coach, Danielle Hawkins, is ready to take on the season. Hawkins played lacrosse at Monmouth University as a defender. Before coming to Bridgewater, she coached lacrosse for about five years for club teams and Wilkes University. Hawkins was confident [...]


New Assistant Field Hockey Coach

New Assistant Field Hockey Coach

By: Taylor Prillaman   The Field Hockey team welcomes a new assistant coach in the 2013 season. Meghan Stocks, a 2012 graduate of University of Richmond, embraces her first year at Bridgewater College. With three games completed, Stocks says she “loves it, absolutely loves” her team.  When asked about personal coaching goals, Stocks reveals she wants “to help [...]