I am a Dragon. There is a long, narrow corridor in the dormitory that I spent four of my high school years running up and down. About two people across, it was lined on both sides with pictures of sports teams that had represented the dorm in intramural competition as far back as 1855. Cricket, [...]
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Springtime in Philadelphia is a weatherman’s worst nightmare. From freezing temperatures to sweltering heat and from horizontal rain to stunningly beautiful days, the City of Brotherly Love tends to keep everyone on their toes this time of year. Thankfully, like an exquisite Swiss timepiece, Drexel University’s crew programs are the veritable models of consistency. And [...]
The final hole of this year’s Colonial Athletic Association golf championship was a fitting epitaph to a weekend of eye-catching stroke play April 27-29. The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s predicted domination was there for all to see from the opening tee, as the Seahawks raced into a dominant position that they held until the [...]
Sports, by their dynamic nature, are full of many analogies. Be it the New York Giants storming their way to a second Super Bowl title in five years after a fairly average regular season or Joel Ward’s goal from the Capitals three minutes into overtime that knocked out the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins, [...]
The Drexel University crew program went into the Knecht Cup April 14-15 looking to build on a strong showing on both previous races on the Cooper River and its season thus far. Competing against boats from The College of William & Mary and Temple University on the familiar territory of the Schuylkill River two weeks [...]
Following a record-setting fall season, Drexel’s women’s soccer program (6-8-5 overall, 4-4-3 conference) is going into its spring session with a sense of purpose that was reflected in its choice of opponents. As announced March 30,, the Dragons’ spring schedule features matches against seven sides; four of whom made it into their respective conference tournaments [...]
In a week that saw Drexel hold its breath to the last second as the men’s basketball team fell just short of beating Virginia Commonwealth University and sealing an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, events at the Colonial Athletic Association wrestling championship were relatively straightforward. Hofstra University, the strong favorite going into last weekend’s [...]
In sport, much like in the rest of life, success often comes down to peaking at the right time. For the Drexel wrestling team, the Colonial Athletic Association Championships March 3 in Binghamton, N.Y. present the perfect opportunity to bring a season’s hard training to bear. “We have had some great individual and team performances [...]
For Drexel wrestling seniors Alex Rinaldi, Michael Gomez and Kyle Frey, Feb. 11 will always carry special significance. On that day, these three athletes took to the mat in the Daskalakis Athletic Center for the last time in the colors of Drexel University. Their opponents of the day were the visiting George Mason University Patriots, [...]
A handful of Drexel students gathered in Nesbitt Hall the morning of Feb. 4 to take part in a unique sales-oriented workshop hosted by the Drexel Sports Management program. Led by Sales Huddle principal Sam Caucci, the workshop offered real-world tactics employed by sales force professionals in the sports industry as well as advice on [...]
In an interview with Bryan Fyalkowski of The Triangle in November 2011, Drexel men’s soccer head coach Doug Hess brought the curtain down on a disappointing 2011 season (5-10-3 overall, 4-5-2 Colonial Athletic Association) for the Dragons with these words: “when January comes around, we begin another cycle and start preparing for next fall.” So [...]
There is a saying that is sacrosanct with all team sports. It remains true whether one is gracing the elementary schoolyard , the Lucas Oil Stadium Feb. 5 or the hallowed turf of the Vidas Athletics Complex on 42nd and Powelton. This credo states simply that “no one player is bigger than the team.” And [...]
Meghan Plank’s career with Drexel University’s women’s field hockey team started at a time when head coach Denise Zelenak’s team was coming to the end of a phenomenal four-year cycle. Starting with a third-place finish in the Colonial Athletic Association Championships in 2007, Zelenak’s side boasted a conference record of 26 wins and only six [...]
San Francisco’s Johan de Avila and Seattle Sounders’ Jeff Parke tangle over the loose ball at midfield Aug. 3. ’11 in CONCACAF action at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wa. Seattle won 2-0. When Jurgen Klinsmann took over as head coach of the U.S. men’s soccer program from Bob Bradley in July of last year, he [...]
As the days grow shorter, Thanksgiving lurks over the horizon, the basketball season starts with a bang and the frantic pace of the Drexel term eases, we get the perfect opportunity to meet one of Drexel soccer’s newest faces. “My inaugural season here at Drexel was very enjoyable,” freshman goalkeeper Eve Badana said. “The work [...]
Senior forward Jenna Lindsay dribbles the ball upfield toward the goal against Northeastern sophomore defender Cassidy Costa. The Dragons and Huskies played the entire game Oct. 2 at Vidas Field without managing a score as the teams ended in a 0-0 draw. Written off at an early stage of the season by a Colonial Athletic [...]
When the schedules come out at the start of each Colonial Athletic Association season, some games are circled as potential conference deciders, others as senior-night games, and finally some as absolute must-wins. Every now and again, the list makers throw up a fixture that blends all three into a compelling end-of-season prospect. When Drexel (6-8-4, [...]
Week 5 is a vital juncture in the life of any Drexel Student. Like a seemingly endless tide, evaluations in the form of midterms and papers take center stage as one is given a thorough working over to determine where exactly one stands. This by the numbers approach is an apt way as well to [...]
Drexel freshman midfielder Alyssa Findlay dribbles the ball toward the opponent’s goal during a Oct. 2 home game against Colonial Athletic Association rival Northeastern. The Dragons played stiff defense all game and forced the Huskies into a scoreless tie. Updated: Oct. 19, 1:09 p.m. In Chicago, 23 will always be Michael Jordan. In Sao Paulo, [...]
Temperatures falling, old sweaters making their way out of the storage bin and the lengthening night taking over from the shortening days. These three things can only mean the following in the city of Philadelphia: One, it is October, two, the Phillies are preparing to make another tilt at the World Series, and three, Drexel [...]
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