Articles by Nick Maloney
Jan. 19, 2018
Women’s basketball takes fourth win in CAA play
With the winter term on Drexel University’s campus well underway, so too is conference play for the women’s basketball team. While the early half of the year is reserved for developing chemistry and creating winning habits, the Colonial Athletic Association league play is the time where the stage will be set for the March Madness that will ensue in the coming weeks.
Jan. 12, 2018
Women’s basketball defeats William & Mary 65-58
While most of Drexel’s population was enjoying home cooking and a well-earned break from classes, this was not the case for in-season athletes, who continued to work on their craft amidst the holiday season. Such was the story for Drexel women’s basketball team, who stared down a challenging late December and early January slate that included matchups against top-25 ranked Syracuse University, Cornell University, the University of Delaware, Hofstra University and James Madison University.
Dec. 8, 2017
Women’s basketball defeats Niagara University 66-65
Entering this week of action, the Drexel University women’s basketball team looked to regain the momentum that it possessed prior to a few tough losses during their Thanksgiving week tournament play. This mission began on Dec. 1, with a showdown against the Leopards of Lafayette College. This one also marked the final game in the Daskalakis Athletic Center for the Dragons until Dec. 21, making the urgency to take care of business on their home floor even more paramount in this one.
Dec. 1, 2017
Women’s basketball wins against Butler
Entering the break, the Drexel University women’s basketball team had much to be thankful for. After an opening loss to the Pennsylvania State University Lady Lions, the Dragons capitalized on their opportunities to bounce back and get their season off to a positive start.
Nov. 17, 2017
Women’s basketball opens with loss to Penn State
Entering the 2017-18 season, the Drexel University women’s basketball team has much to look forward to. Last year featured an impressive 22-11 record culminating in a third place finish in the Colonial Athletic Association. It also featured the emergence of perhaps the future face of the program. This led to an appearance in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament after making a run to the semifinal matchup in the conference tournament.
Nov. 10, 2017
Women’s soccer completes impressive season 11-7-1
The Drexel University women’s soccer team came into the Nov. 3 matchup against three-seed Northeastern University with a tangible feeling that this year could be something special. Ray Goon’s group surged down the stretch of the season, winning five of their last six games. The back line especially shined in these efforts, posting shutouts in all five of the victories and solidifying their reputation as perhaps the most stout defensive bunch in the Colonial Athletic Association. Their attack had also come to life of late, with senior Imani Walker’s insertion to the starting lineup providing a spark that complimented the established playmaking ability of forward Vanessa Kara.
Nov. 3, 2017
Men’s soccer falls to JMU, Princeton to end season
Walking into the Oct. 31 matchup with Princeton University, the Drexel University men’s soccer team had the odds stacked against them. For much of the fall, head coach Doug Hess’s team seemed to be just a tick away from turning this year’s disappointing season into one to remember.
Oct. 27, 2017
Women’s soccer shuts out Elon 4-0, leading to CAAs
In the waning moments of the regular season, the Drexel University women’s soccer team still felt that there was much to prove. While a second-straight playoff appearance was assured following their senior day victory Oct. 15, the Dragons took the field this past week hoping to secure a first round bye in the upcoming Colonial Athletic Association tournament and enter the postseason with plenty of momentum.
Oct. 20, 2017
Women’s soccer wins for seniors’ last home game
Sometimes, over the course of a four-year period, even the greatest of gifts can be taken for granted. Its everyday presence can create a new norm. Its qualities lose their shiny new luster and become an expected part of a daily routine. And when this becomes the case, the most important thing to do is pause and take a moment to appreciate it for what it is.
Oct. 20, 2017
Great showing for crew at Navy Day Regatta
After kicking off their 2017-18 campaign in dominant fashion, the Drexel University men’s and women’s crew teams returned to the familiar waters of the Schuylkill River to take part in the Navy Day Regatta. Held Oct. 14, the teams looked to continue their strong performances in races against the Naval Academy, Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University, Saint Joseph’s University, the University of Delaware and others.