Articles by Julia Fisher
Aug. 31, 2012
Sport editor says farewell to the Triangle family
What does writing for The Triangle mean to me? Well, let’s go back a few years.
Aug. 17, 2012
Reid mourns passing of son
There is more to life than sports and much more to sports than winning. In today’s society, it seems as though some individuals ignore this concept. Friends from opposing teams break out in fist fights, players butt heads with franchises to get top-dollar endorsements, and fans sacrifice their morals to fight for their teams.
Aug. 3, 2012
Baker earns top honor
Stepping up to the plate is Dan Baker — star public address announcer, Big Five Hall of Famer and soon-to-be Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame inductee. As the longest-tenured PA announcer for Major League Baseball with 41 years under his belt, there’s no denying that Drexel was more than fortunate to have this talented individual announce the Dragons’ men’s basketball games for 15 years.
Jul. 20, 2012
Rowing alum qualifies to represent US in Olympics
One of Drexel’s very own will represent the great red, white and blue in the 2012 Olympics in London. Rowing alumnus Stephen Kasprzyk (class of 2005), along with the United States men’s eight boat, surpassed New Zealand and France during the Olympic qualifiers to earn a spot in the games.
Jul. 20, 2012
An ode to Pat Summitt: heart of a leader
This article is dedicated to the ever-inspiring head coach (emeritus) of the University of Tennessee women’s basketball program, Pat Summitt.
Jul. 6, 2012
The fall of Rafael Nadal
Even the best fall down sometimes. This was recently true for Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, who suffered an excruciating 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 upset in the second round of Wimbledon against Czechoslovakian player Lukas Rosol.
Jun. 8, 2012
New asst. coach
The Drexel University women’s basketball team just welcomed a familiar face to the newly vacant assistant coach position. After four years as the team’s coordinator of basketball operations, head coach Denise Dillon and her squad announced that Stacy McCullough will fill that spot, effective immediately.
May. 25, 2012
No crying in baseball, but babies are all right
Philadelphia Phillies’ Jimmy Rollins scores on a base hit by Hunter Pence during 3rd-inning action against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pa., April 11.In the middle of an extremely disheartening season for the Phillies, it appears as though star shortstop Jimmy Rollins’ baby girl couldn’t have come at a more inconvenient time. Rollins’ wife, Johari, gave birth to their first child, Camryn Drew Rollins, on the eve of the Phillies’ game against the Washington Nationals May 21.
May. 11, 2012
Men’s lacrosse dropped by No. 1 UMass in CAA finals
Drexel seniors goalkeeper Mark Manos (7) and defender Dana Wilber (9) wait on the opposition during the Dragons 9-14 loss Feb. 28 at Villanova University. Manos and Wilber have won two of the last three Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year awards.After defeating Penn State University in the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament, the Dragons earned themselves a spot in the championship game against the top-ranked team in the nation, the undefeated University of Massachusetts. Unfortunately, this was where Drexel’s journey came to an end, as the Minutemen outscored the Dragons 18-12 May 5 in a hard-fought battle for the championship.
May. 11, 2012
Softball’s CAA hopes come up short against UDel
Drexel freshman infielder Sylvia Llamas (5) runs to first base to receive a throw from senior pitcher Hillary Allen during a home game at Drexel Softball Field earlier this season. Llamas played in all 48 games as a rookie for the Dragons in 2012, starting 47 of them.In a do-or-die three-game season finale against the University of Delaware, the Drexel University softball team fell just short of making the Colonial Athletic Association postseason tournament.