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The Baseball team taking a photo after a win over Colby-Sawyer College. (via MCLA Athletics)

A “Business Trip”: Baseball and Softball Wrap-Up Annual Florida Trip

Owen Brown, Sports Editor March 20, 2023

Spring break for college students serves as a week for students to sit back and relax from the stresses of school. Whether they are returning home to visit family and old friends or going on a trip to...

Student Athletes during the lecture. (photo from MCLA Athletics)

Establishing Team Culture: Beeckman Speaks with MCLA Athletics

Owen Brown, Sports Editor March 9, 2023

On Thursday, March 2, the MCLA Athletics Department welcomed motivational speaker and current team consultant of Western Michigan University, Theresa “Tree” Beeckman, to come and speak with the...

From Baseball Player, Kyle Milligan, to Coach Milligan

From Baseball Player, Kyle Milligan, to Coach Milligan

Owen Brown, Sports Editor March 2, 2023

Things do not always go according to plan. It is a life lesson that current MCLA senior, Kyle Milligan, has had to endure as part of his tenure here. The original plan for him was to be a four-year...

Men’s Lacrosse Plays Record-Setting Game, Secures Opening Day Win

Men’s Lacrosse Plays Record-Setting Game, Secures Opening Day Win

Owen Brown, Sports Editor March 2, 2023

Despite the cold, snowy conditions at Shewcraft Field Sunday afternoon, the MCLA Men’s Lacrosse team was on fire, securing an opening-day victory over the Mitchell College Mariners by a final score...

The women’s team has faced many setbacks this season, but have continued to persist and work hard.

MCLA Basketball: Despite setbacks over break, strong return to the season

Owen Brown, Sports Editor February 16, 2023

For most students and professors here at MCLA, winter break serves as four weeks to relax, catch up with old friends and family, and start preparing for the spring semester. However, for student-athletes...

The student interviewed for this story chose to remain anonymous, although their story is likely familiar to many college athletes who have experienced mental health issues and struggles with juggling their sport with school.

The Life of a College Athlete – Injuries, Mental Health, and More

Chloe Golebiewski, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

Being a college athlete is a tough track to navigate, whether you’re on the field, in the gym, or running cross country. It’s understandable that some would struggle with the strenuous schedule...

The softball team’s seniors are taking the freshmen under their wing ahead of the season.

Spring Sports are Starting Soon

Owen Brown, Sports Editor February 16, 2023

Baseball: The team is emphasizing the aspect of being “family” this upcoming season, both on and off the field. Coming off an 11-27 record, the team felt separated at times and has worked hard...

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...

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