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Kristie Zator ‘26 driving through traffic as she looks for a layup.

Despite Slow Start, Women’s Basketball Remains Determined and Hopeful

Owen Brown, Sports Writer December 12, 2022

The MCLA Women’s Basketball Team hasn’t had the start they had been hoping for. Despite starting off 2-1 with wins over Lesley University and UMaine at Presque Isle, the team has dropped their...

Randy Adams ready to take a swing during the Trailblazers trip to Florida last season. (photo via MCLA Baseball)

Adams Returns for One Last Swing

Owen Brown, Sports Writer December 12, 2022

Graduate student Randy Adams is a household name when it comes to MCLA Baseball. Coming off his first full season with the Trailblazers, Adams was selected as a part of last year’s All-MASCAC Second...

Edge transferred to MCLA in 2019 to play soccer, and has made his mark on the team ever since.

From Hobart to MCLA, Edge reflects on time as student athlete

Savanna Amaral, Sports Editor December 12, 2022

In an interview with The Beacon, Senior goalkeeper and captain of the Men’s Soccer team reflected on transferring to MCLA and his time as a student athlete. Sam Edge is majoring in Psychology...

The 10 seniors of the Women’s Soccer Team posing for a photo on Senior Day. Photographed from left to right: Em Marlay-Wright, Katelyn Piccolo, Savanna Amaral, Sophie Elser, Sarah Tomczyk, Jillian Currier, Claudia Bresett, Jess Halverson, Skyelyn Haynes, and Alyssa Porter. (photo from MCLA Athletics)

Senior Day Loss Wraps Up the 2022 Women’s Soccer Season

Owen Brown, Sports Writer November 10, 2022

An early Bridgewater State goal by Skylar Conrad set the tone early for the Bears, as they cruised to an easy 3-0 win over MCLA on their Senior Day. With the loss, the Trailblazers finish the regular...

Reece Racette ‘23 during the Men’s Basketball pre-season game against SUNY Adirondack. The Trailblazers lost the game by five points. (photo by Johnluke Kunce)

Young Roster, Hard Work Crucial to Upcoming Men’s Basketball Season

Owen Brown, Sports Writer November 10, 2022

The MCLA Men’s Basketball team entered the preseason this year coming off a heartbreaking loss. Up one with eight seconds left in last year’s MASCAC quarterfinals, Fitchburg State’s Dayne Allen...

Graduate student Noah Yearsley joined the 1000 point club at the Men’s Basketball game against Norwich University on Nov. 8. The Trailblazers lost 77-76. (photo by johnluke Kunce)

MCLA Hoops Are Back for First Home Game

Savanna Amaral, Sports Editor November 8, 2022

Men’s Basketball had their home opener on Tuesday, Nov. 8th against Norwich University.  The trailblazers lost in a very close 77-76 finish, fighting back hard from a fifteen point deficit in the...

Athletic Training: The Backbone of the Athletics Department

Athletic Training: The Backbone of the Athletics Department

Savanna Amaral, Sports Editor November 6, 2022

Athletic training is a key part of athletics here at MCLA, and head athletic trainer Matt Boillat has been the driving force in keeping athletes healthy since 2008. Boillat graduated from Quinnipiac...

Men’s Soccer Seniors Paolo Kareh, Max Whalen, Wesley Call, and Sam Edge on the field with their families during senior day. (Photo from MCLa Athletics)

Despite Loss on Senior Day, Men’s Soccer Remains Hopeful for MASCAC Playoff Games

Owen Brown, Sports Writer October 31, 2022

A goal by Salem State’s Brendan Davis in just under four minutes in the second period proved to be the dagger for the Vikings, as they ended up defeating the Trailblazers on Senior Day by a final...

Spring Sports Teams Prepare for Successful Upcoming Season

Spring Sports Teams Prepare for Successful Upcoming Season

Owen Brown, Sports Writer October 31, 2022

Baseball:  The team came into the fall off an 11-27 record the past spring. For most players, it was their first time truly getting a chance to play a baseball season, with the 2020 and 2021 seasons...

Anais Badio ‘26 spikes the ball over the net. The Women’s Volleyball team is currently first place in the MASCAC standings. (Photo by Johnluke Kunce)

Women’s Volleyball Stays Hot, Closing in on Regular Season Championship

Owen Brown, Sports Writer October 26, 2022

Looking to build on their playoff birth season last year, the Women’s Volleyball team has been able to do just that and plenty more. The team went 2-0 in play this week, bringing their record up...

MCLA prepares to bring back mens and womens hockey teams after almost 20 years of dormancy. (Photo from The Berkshire Eagle).


Savanna Amaral, Sports Section Editor October 14, 2022

MCLA has previously announced the return of the men’s and women’s hockey teams, new updates have informed that games will begin in October of 2023 and that coaches for both teams have been hired.  The...

Students using the current esports facility at MCLA. (Photo by Owen Brown)

ESports Looking to Be a Huge Hit at MCLA

Owen Brown, Sports Writer October 14, 2022

Head Coach David Bostick, along with Director of Athletics, Laura Mooney, have worked together to present a brand-new esports facility, featuring a state-of-the-art facility for gamers to access. The...

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