Mehdi Rhazali, head coach of the Drexel tennis team, is in a very good mood. The first-year head coach and former Drexel standout has every reason to be, given that the Drexel men’s and women’s tennis teams are both off to great starts this season. The men’s team is on a four-game winning streak and [...]
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The regular season for Drexel Squash came to a close over the weekend as the men’s and women’s teams had their final matches before the postseason begins later this month. The 19th-ranked men’s team took its record to 9-10 on the year with consecutive 9-0 wins against Colgate University and the University of Virginia Feb. [...]
Drexel Squash continued its season Feb. 2 and Feb. 6 as the men’s and women’s teams both ended their recent string of away games with matches against George Washington University and Haverford College. Coincidentally, both teams split those matches. The men (7-10 overall record) lost to George Washington 7-2 but beat Haverford in dominating fashion [...]
After a rough fall portion of the season for the Drexel men’s and women’s squash teams, the second half of the season has seen them rebound from that dip in form with some impressive performances. Such continued Jan. 25-27 as the men’s team won three out of its four matches in upstate New York (including [...]
The second half of the second season for the Drexel men’s and women’s squash teams began in earnest Jan. 19, as both sides faced Colby College and Bowdoin College in New Haven, Conn.. Both teams got split results in their respective matches, beating Colby and losing to Bowdoin. The main contributors for both teams’ wins [...]
At various periods during this season for Drexel Squash, circumstances have acted as humbling experiences, moments from which one can learn. Such was the case Dec. 7 when the men’s squash team lost at home 7-2 to the United States Naval Academy. The loss was Drexel’s seventh of the season so far and served as [...]
As they headed into the end of the fall portion of their respective seasons, the expectation for the Drexel men’s and women’s squash teams was that the early-season woes that had befallen them would, hopefully, subside. Such did not happen. Those aforementioned woes continued for the men and women, as their four-match stretch in New [...]
It was bound to be tougher the second time around for Drexel Squash. That much was known before the season started for both the men’s and women’s squads. They both had to begin their campaigns with a slate that included four games in 13 days from Nov. 16 to Nov. 28 against four ranked opponents [...]
The inaugural season of Drexel squash came and went, but it was not without some notable moments. The men’s team won its very first match at Haverford College with a 9-0 scoreline. On, the women’s side, despite starting its season 0-11, won two out of three matches at the Howe Cup later against Vanderbilt University [...]
As the fall portions of their respective seasons wound down, the Drexel men’s and women’s tennis teams were both looking to go into the break period with some positive showings in their final two fall events: the USTA/ITA Northeast Regionals Oct.18-23 at Yale University for the men, the United States Military Academy in West Point [...]
Strong showings by the Drexel men’s and women’s tennis teams in recent invitationals have the teams going confidently to ITA Regionals this weekend in New Haven, Conn. Three players for the men’s team (juniors Skyler Davis and Alex Fioravante along with freshman Xavier Saavedra) and two players for the women (juniors Zeynep Mafa and Marcela [...]
After a spirited performance at the Rumson Boat Race Sept. 29, the Drexel men’s and women’s crew teams continue their season with the 2012 Navy Day Regatta Oct. 13, held on the banks of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. The Dragons will be going up against the likes of city rivals the University of Pennsylvania, [...]
After three wins in a row, the Drexel University field hockey team continued their winning streak against No. 15 University of New Hampshire Sept. 30. The Drexel field hockey team lost 5-1 away from home turf Sept. 16 to city rival Temple University. With that loss, the Dragons’ losing streak went on to three games, [...]
The 2012-13 season for Drexel men’s and women’s crew begins Sept. 29 as they take part in the third annual Rumson Boat Race in Rumson, N.J. Along with Drexel, four other schools will take part in the event: Rutgers University, Army, Villanova University and Bucknell University. For coaches and rowers alike, this race represents not [...]
The beginning of a new season is about hope. A newfound sense of optimism and the belief that fortunes will either change for the better or perhaps stay at a previously positive level. For the Drexel men’s and women’s tennis teams, the expectation is that this season will be an improvement on the last. Both [...]
Recent Drexel graduate Kim Tunell takes the ball down the field for the Dragons. Tunell is set to play for Spirit Hockey Club in the Netherlands beginning this month. After a stellar field hockey career at Drexel, former star Kim Tunell is venturing across the pond. Tunell, who had a major hand in taking Drexel [...]
After a 2011 season that ended with four straight losses, Drexel Field Hockey will look to right the ship when the team begins its 2012 season Aug. 24. The 2012 campaign starts at home against 2011-12 NCAA quarterfinalist Duke University. Two days later the Dragons will host Rider University. They will then begin a six-game [...]
The initial incentive that comes with competing is rather obvious: Play at a very high level, and hopefully you will be rewarded for your efforts. The Drexel University field hockey team certainly justified its strong efforts with success on the field at the 2012 Women’s National Championships. Three individuals currently involved with the field hockey [...]
Senior defenseman Dana Wilber was named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American third team May 24. His addition to the All-American team made 2012 the fifth out of the previous six years that a Dragon was named to the honorable roster. He joined Scott Perri, Mark Manos, Bruce Bickford, and Adam Crystal. Despite [...]
As much as we talk about history being made in sports, it doesn’t actually happen very often. But every once in a while, history is, in fact, made. Such was the case for the Drexel crew teams April 28 at the 2012 Bergen and Kelly cups. For the first time in a half-century, the men’s [...]
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