Posts Tagged ‘Sports’

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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Records broken

By Holly Fox    Despite a rough start to their meet against Ferrum College in which the Bridgewater College Eagles swim team had their top relay team disqualified and the fact that the meet was originally supposed to be hosted by Ferrum, the lady Eagles broke through the waves and defeated Ferrum 128-40.    Ferrum [...]


Women’s soccer making history

By Micheal Clopper Coming into the 2012 season, the Bridgewater College women’s soccer team had one goal, winning the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.    “We had a talented group of girls coming back this season so I thought our chances of winning the ODAC were pretty high”, said senior midfielder Brittney Harris.    The Eagles [...]


A shot to win it

A shot to win it

By Lacey Naff    The Bridgewater women’s basketball team has been working really hard for a season predicted to be a successful one.    “I think we’re really excited. We have our two seniors, Katie Hottinger and Jess Mullen.  Jess is back, getting back into shape which is good. They are the captains this year [...]


Leaders on and off the gridiron

By Andrew Palmer    Leadership is something that is very important and often unwanted by many people. Being a leader constantly puts you in the spotlight and can bring unwanted attention from other people. But for junior quarterback Willie Logan, leadership is something that comes natural.    “I love being looked up to by my [...]


Intramural’s crowns 2012 football champions

Intramural's crowns 2012 football champions

By Dustyn Miller Intramurals’ Crowns 2012 Football Champions Men’s Summary #1 Seed Peyton Man Things defended their men’s flag football championship by defeating #2 Seed Swangas 33-18.  The PMT’s overcame a short-lived first half deficit with their stellar defense, led by Chris Baird’s three interceptions and some timely offensive production from their quarterback, Christian Armstrong.  [...]


A proud season

By Lacey Naff    Bridgewater’s field hockey team ended their season when they fell 2-1 to Randolph Macon in overtime in the ODAC semi-final round. It was a season to be proud of, though, as they ended with an 11-8 overall winning record, which is also the highest total wins for the program since the [...]


Comradery between generations

By Katie Robinson, Elizabeth Ashworth and Jordan Mitchell    As Bridgewater’s fall sports come to a close, the anticipation for success turns to our winter athletes. The basketball team is happy to fulfill BCs sports fan’s needs for a stellar and exciting season.    After last year’s season of only six wins, the boys are [...]


My teammates are my sisters

By Holly Fox    As regular season play for the Bridgewater College women’s soccer team winds down, the lady Eagles reminisce on their biggest accomplishments of the season.    As a team, the ladies seem to agree on one thing: they say that their biggest accomplishment so far this season was beating Roanoke College.    [...]


Eagles volleyball wins invitational

By Emily Higgins This past weekend, October 5 and 6, the Bridgewater Eagles volleyball team traveled to Goucher College in Towson, Maryland to play in the Goucher Invitational. The tournament involved four games–two on Friday and two on Saturday. Friday the Eagles played Goucher College and  The City College of New York finishing the day [...]


Defense struggles

By Jason Manago At Jopson Field on Homecoming weekend, the Bridgewater Eagles took their first loss of the season to the Hampden-Sydney Tigers. After starting the season on a four-game winning streak, the Eagles wanted nothing more than to beat their conference rivals on Homecoming Saturday. The Eagles defense that had been stellar all season [...]


BC Spirit

BC Spirit

By Lacey Naff The Bridgewater cheer squad started the season off strong despite not having men to help with stunts for the first time in several years and also with many of the girls being brand new.     If you’ve been to any football games in the past several years you’ve noticed at least two [...]


A new routine

By Gina Gibson    The Bridgewater College dance team of 2012-2013 has started of the season with a new approach.  This year marks the first of many to come where the team has a coach specifically for the dance team.    Amanda Miller, former Bridgewater student and former member of the Bridgewater dance team, was [...]


Women’s golf

Women's golf

By Holly Fox For the first time in school history, Bridgewater College has a women’s golf team. For the two members of the first team, it is a very exciting opportunity. “It’s awesome being part of the inaugural team,” freshman golfer Andrea Walker said.  “We are guaranteed to be record-holders during our first season, which [...]


New strength and conditioning coach

Changing the program into one of his own By Anna Theisen “Be athletic,” “Be an athlete,” and “To achieve 100%, you must reach beyond that level,” are some of the famous quotes that you will hear from our new strength and conditioning coach, Adam Craft. A former Bridgewater College student himself, Coach Craft has returned [...]


New football coaches

New football coaches

By Jeffery Mathews The Bridgewater College football team led by head coach Michael Clarke, has had a successful 3-0 start for the 2012 football season. With the brand new uniforms, and most importantly the new coaches, Bridgewater College football is striving for success. The new offense coach, JD Shaw, has 18 years of experience being [...]


Baseball field vandalized

Baseball field vandalized

By Lacy Naff The surprising destruction of the baseball field on the night of September 8 by a few Bridgewater athletes left the Bridgewater Community disappointed, but it’s an incident that will be handled and moved on from without intentions of bringing any added attention to it.    “It’s always frustrating when someone tears up [...]