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NAC adds three schools to expand to twelve

NAC adds three schools to expand to twelve

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor

October 3, 2019

The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) will grow to twelve participating schools starting in the summer of 2020. It was announced on Aug. 20 that SUNY Polytechnic Institute, SUNY Cobleskill, and Cazenovia College will join the conference, creating an east and west division within the NAC. “We are so...

Men’s lacrosse suspended for immediate future

Men’s lacrosse suspended for immediate future

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor

October 3, 2019

In any NCAA sport, there needs to be proper resources to keep that sport going at its institution. Without those resources to keep the program going at NVU-Johnson, the tough decision was made that men’s lacrosse would be suspended for the immediate future, effective July 2019. “It’s gut-wrenching...

Michon hired as assistant athletic trainer

Michon hired as assistant athletic trainer

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson athletics department hired a new assistant athletic trainer for the start of the 2019-2020 sports season. Ben Michon joins the Badgers’ athletic department after graduating from Lasell College with his Bachelors in Science for Athletic Training this past spring. Michon...

Women’s volleyball sets eyes on NAC Championship

Women’s volleyball sets eyes on NAC Championship

Patrick Bell

September 20, 2019

The women’s volleyball team is back and hitting under second-year head coach Keven John. In his first season as head coach, John led them to a 10-11 season overall, 1-4 in conference play. Despite not making the playoffs, many viewed the season a success for a rebuilding year. Their 10 wins was...

The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

September 20, 2019

Ever since former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski retired from the game of football at the end of last season at age 29, people have speculated that he might return at some point this season. During his career, he was a beast at his position and one of the best players ever in football....

Women’s soccer hungry for success in 2019

Women’s soccer hungry for success in 2019

Patrick Bell

September 20, 2019

The women’s soccer team is back on the field in Johnson under Head Coach Andrew Lafrenz. Coming off a year in which they went to the playoffs, Lafrenz is looking to duplicate that success and climb further to the NAC Championship. One of the keys to do that, he believes, is team chemistry. “One...

Men’s soccer looks ahead to 2019

Men’s soccer looks ahead to 2019

September 20, 2019

After making the playoffs and hosting a first-round playoff game a year ago, the men’s soccer team is looking to repeat their previous success and move farther in the postseason. The team has started the season with a record of 2-1 with wins versus Vermont Tech twice. Freshman midfielder Aibek Allan...

BADGER BRIEFS

NVU-Johnson Athletics

September 20, 2019

Cass sets personal record at Lynx Invitational The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women’s cross country team had two runners complete the 6k course at the Lynx Invitational hosted by NHTI on Saturday morning. Senior Emily Cass (Braintree, Vt.) set a personal record at the event, completing t...

Athletic banquet looks back on year of Johnson athletics

Athletic banquet looks back on year of Johnson athletics

Patrick Bell

May 9, 2019

The NVU-Johnson 2018-2019 sports season officially came to a close with the annual athletic banquet. Held each year in Carter Gym in SHAPE, it is a way for the athletic department to honor teams and student-athletes for their accomplishments on and off the playing surface. Austin Walters took home the Male S...

Women’s track and field concludes season at Regis College

NVU-J Athletics

May 9, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women’s track and field team competed at the North Atlantic Conference Track and Field championship hosted at Regis College on April 27 and 28. The Badgers finished in fifth place with 18 points. The Great Northeast Atlantic Conference (GNAC) and New England Colle...

Men’s track and field participates at NAC championship

NVU-J Athletics

May 9, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s track and field team competed at the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Track and Field championship hosted at Regis College on April 27 and 28. The Great Northeast Atlantic Conference (GNAC) and New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) also participated in ...

Men’s golf finishes second

NVU-J Athletics

May 9, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s golf team took second place overall in the SUNY Adirondack College Golf Invitational. Senior Austin Walters earned medalist honors shooting a tournament best 73. The Badgers earned a second place finish this past weekend at the SUNY Adirondack College...

Cruz set to make immediate impact for men’s soccer

NVU-J Athletics

May 9, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s soccer team and Head Coach Shane Bufano have tabbed another commitment for the 2019 season. The most recent commitment for the Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s soccer team comes from Marquiss Cruz. Cruz, a product of Portland, Oregon, is the fi...

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

May 9, 2019

The NBA awards are always a hot topic to discuss with people who cover and follow the league. This year, we have had some great award races and so I am going to give my picks. The Rookie of the Year award had several candidates. Luka Doncic, forward for the Dallas Mavericks, has had a hell of a first y...

Softball falls in home opener against Husson

NVU-J Athletics

April 24, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson softball team played their first home games of the season on Minaert Field in a North Atlantic Conference contest against the Husson University Eagles. Strong bats excelled the Eagles to the win as they took game one of the doubleheader by a score of 16-0. The...

Men’s track and field competes at meet

NVU-J Athletics

April 24, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s track and field team traveled to the University of Albany to compete in the U Albany Spring Classic on Saturday, April 20. The Badgers were led by Ryan Willette. Willette recorded a fifth-place finish in the men’s triple jump and a 12thplace finish...

Women’s track and field makes strides in Albany

NVU-J Athletics

April 24, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women’s track and field team traveled to the University of Albany to compete in the U Albany Spring Classic on Saturday, April 20. Jaden Gray had a top 20 finish as she finished 16th overall in the women’s 800 meters recording a time of 2:49.14. Melissa...

Men’s tennis captures first win of season

NVU-J Athletics

April 24, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s tennis team edged Northern Vermont University-Lyndon by the smallest of margins winning their first match of the season by a score of 5-4. Three doubles matches started play off on Wednesday evening. The Badgers No. 1 doubles team of Austin Walters and...

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

April 24, 2019

In the history of sports, numbers on players’ jerseys have gone from “just a number” to the identity of a icon who has transformed a sport. If you have ever played a sport that requires a number on the back of a uniform, then you know that there are cool numbers to wear, and some that are not....

Annual D3 week hampered by bad weather

Patrick Bell

April 24, 2019

Every year, there is a week to promote and recognize Division III student-athletes called D3 Week. This year, it took place on the campus of NVU-Johnson from April 15-19 with tabling events, social media awareness, pickup volleyball, and capture the flag. D3 Week is a national event for all the Division...

Brouard heads games to focus on women’s health

Brouard heads games to focus on women’s health

Patrick Bell

April 24, 2019

For the last two basketball seasons, the women’s basketball team has sponsored two games dedicated to women’s health: Pink Zone for breast cancer awareness and the Go Red for Women’s Health game. The purpose of these two games is to educate and raise money for these two causes through donations,...

Men’s volleyball lose to Golden Flyers

NVU-J Athletics

April 4, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s volleyball team was defeated 3-0 by the Eastern Nazarene College Lions on Saturday, March 23 in the second match of the day for the Badgers. Johnson slides to 1-16 in the loss while Eastern Nazarene improves to 12-13. The Lions won by scores of 25-9,...

Men’s lacrosse edged out by Thomas

NVU-J Athletics

April 4, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s lacrosse team was edged by Thomas College on Saturday, March 23. The Terriers beat the Badgers by a score of 13-9. The Badgers had six players score in Saturday’s matchup against Thomas College. Josh Benak led the Badgers scoring three goals and providing...

Bison trample men’s volleyball

NVU-J Athletics

April 4, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s volleyball team fell to the Nichols College Bison 3-0 in their matchup hosted by Eastern Nazarene College on Saturday, March 23. The Badgers move to 1-15 on the season in the loss. The Bison improve to 13-8. The Bison won by scores of 25-9, 25-8, and...

Men’s tennis falls to St. Mike’s

NVU-J Athletics

April 4, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s tennis team dropped a non-conference match to in state opponent Saint Michaels College on Tuesday, March 26 at Topnotch Resort. The Badgers Austin Walters and John Folsom competed in #1 doubles for the first match of the evening. The Purple Knights were...

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

April 4, 2019

The NBA is heading towards the end of the regular season. It’s been nothing short of an exciting season for fans of the league and their teams, with some teams becoming NBA Finals contenders for the first time in a long time. The Denver Nuggets have taken a huge leap from last year to this year....

Nazereth shuts out men’s volleyball

NVU-J Athletics

April 4, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s volleyball team traveled to SUNY New Paltz for their last tri-match of the inaugural season. The Badgers dropped the first match of the evening to Nazareth by a score of 3-0. The Badgers dropped the first three sets by a score of 25-7, 25-9, and 25-4...

Men’s volleyball falls to SUNY-New Paltz

NVU-J Athletics

April 4, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s volleyball ended their inaugural season falling to SUNY New Paltz by a score of 0-3. The Badgers were led by Garrison French who recorded three kills and two digs. Ryan Willete, Jesse Streeter and Nicholas Audet added one kill a piece. In the first stint...

Cadets beat men’s tennis

NVU-J Athletics

April 4, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s tennis team faced in state opponent Norwich University at Topnotch Resort on Thursday, March 28. The Badgers were overcome as the Cadets took the match by a score of 8-1. The Cadets controlled most of doubles play as Austin Walters and John Folsom competed...

My life as a lax bro

Patrick Bell

April 4, 2019

There is a lacrosse season going on this year. If you have noticed, I haven’t written a preview on their season for a couple of reasons. Some people haven’t been great at getting back to me for interview times for understandable reasons, which is fine. I play on the team and it’s a weird to...

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