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The MCLA Mens Soccer team starting lineup posing for a photo prior to their final game against Bridgewater State (via MCLA Athletics).

Promise for the Future and Great Memories Wraps Up the 2023 Men’s Soccer Season

Owen Brown, Editor in Chief February 6, 2024

After making the MASCAC playoffs in each of the last two seasons, the MCLA Men’s Soccer team looked to build off of that momentum and secure a MASCAC title. Unfortunately, things do not always go as...

Goalie Ryan Taylor 25 kicking the ball back into the field of play. Taylor recently was named starting goalie for the mens team after former goalie Sam Edge 23 left for graduation (via MCLA Athletics).

A Look at the 2023 MCLA Soccer Seasons

Owen Brown, Editor in Chief September 25, 2023

As the school year is in full swing, fall sports are underway as well. In addition, it also begins a new era in the MCLA Soccer program for both the men’s and women’s teams, as they will soon begin...

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...

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...

Curt Nitzsche 23 previously played on the Mens Tennis team, and has now found a passion in being MCLAs new sports statistician.

After Tennis Program Got Cut, Nitzche Found Other Ways to Be Involved With Sports

Dylan Slonka, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

For Curt Nitzsche ’23, sports is the name of the game. A longtime soccer fan and former tennis player, recently he’s taken up the mantle of being one of the “unsung heroes” of the sports community...

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...

Sports Roundup 9/29

Sports Roundup 9/29

Savanna Amaral and Owen Brown September 29, 2022

Women’s Soccer:  The Trailblazers are currently 1-5-1 on the year thus far, with nine games left to play in the regular season. While the record does not show it, there are high hopes and expectations...

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