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Women’s lacrosse takes Liberty League title

RPI IS HEADING to the NCAA tournament following League win.

On the weekend of May 2, the RPI women’s lacrosse team hosted the Liberty League Conference tournament, a two-day, four-team event. After coming from behind to defeat Vassar College in the semifinals on Saturday, RPI emerged victorious in the Liberty … Continue reading

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Multiple track and field competitors medal at state meet

Last Friday, May 2, both the RPI men’s and women’s varsity track and field teams, led by Head Coach Colin Tory, traveled to St. John Fisher College to compete in the NYSCTC Championships. The meet began on Friday night, and … Continue reading

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Softball hosts tournament, defeated in final game

FRESHMAN INFIELDER COURTNEY MCARTHUR SWINGS at an incoming pitch in a file photo from the April 27 game against Clarkson. RPI’s season ended Saturday versus RIT.

This past weekend, RPI women’s softball hosted the Liberty League conference tournament. The tournament followed a round-robin, double elimination format in which teams would continue to compete until three teams all had two losses and the fourth team became champion. … Continue reading

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Baseball pushes season to additional game before loss

RPI finished its season this past weekend with three road games at Liberty League rival St. Lawrence University. After getting shut-out in the first game on Saturday, Rensselaer fought back to win the second game of the doubleheader. On Sunday … Continue reading

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Rivals defeat Engineers in league tournament

FRESHMAN MIDFIELDER JAKE WEIDNER RUNS downfield in a file photo from Rensselaer’s game against Vassar March 22 at ECAV Stadium.

On Friday, May 2, the Engineers traveled to Schenectady to face, cross town rival, Union College in the first round of Liberty League tournament. RPI entered the game ranked third in the Liberty League while Union was ranked second. The … Continue reading

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Women’s lacrosse finishes perfect Liberty League run

RPI crushes Clarkson in final regular season game, will host championship this weekend

SENIOR MIDFIELDER MICHELLE DENNY FIGHTS for possession of the ball during their Engineers’ dominant victory over Clarkson, April 26. The Engineers won 18-3 in their final Liberty League game and are set to host to League tournament this weekend.

RPI women’s lacrosse finished up their season on Saturday, April 25 hosting Clarkson University. With a win over Clarkson the Engineers would solidify first place in the Liberty League tournament. The Institute entered the game with ten wins and four … Continue reading

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Baseball rockets up League with seven game win streak

Engineers enter final week of regular season play after weekend series sweep of Bard

SENIOR CAPTAIN SECONDBASEMAN ANDREW KALISH PREPARES to make a play in the infield during the Engineers’ game against Skidmore College April 9. RPI will finish their regular season this weekend with two games at St. Lawrence University. Kalish is batting .316 for his season combined with 12 RBIs in 31 games started.

On Sunday, April 27, RPI men’s baseball hosted Bard College for its final home games of the regular season. The Engineers entered the doubleheader having won five games in a row and six of their last seven, including a sweep … Continue reading

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NBA serves owner with lifetime ban following racism

CITIZENS PROTEST comments made by Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling outside the Clippers’ home arena.

On Tuesday, April 29, National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver declared that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned for life “from any association with the Clippers organization or the NBA.” This past weekend, the recorded conversation of Sterling … Continue reading

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Men’s lacrosse ends strong season with rout of Drew

RPI men’s lacrosse hosted Drew University on Saturday, April 25, at the East Campus Stadium. The Engineers, celebrating senior day, came into the game with high intensity preparing for their upcoming Liberty League playoff game against Union College. RPI entered … Continue reading

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Softball powers through weekend against RPI rivals

This week’s packed lineup of games brought RPI softball’s regular season to a close. After being swept by Elmira and Utica Colleges, RPI put its solid six and two Liberty League record on the line against rivals Union College and … Continue reading

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Lacrosse secures third seed in Liberty League

Engineers come from behind to defeat St. Lawrence in final league matchup of season

SOPHOMORE MIDFIELDER PAT HOGAN RUNS downfield in the game versus Vassar on March 22.

On Saturday, April 19, RPI lacrosse hosted St. Lawrence. Both teams came into the game recognizing the playoff implications that it held with RPI being ranked third in the league and St. Lawrence fourth. The Engineers, having lost their last … Continue reading

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RPI dominates series

After splitting its first two doubleheaders with Plattsburgh State and the University of Rochester last Thursday and Friday, respectively, Rensselaer’s softball team swept the Rochester Institute of Technology at Doris Robison Field on Saturday April 19. Neither game was very … Continue reading

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Athletes of the Week:

This week’s picks: Tori Hunt & Taylor Ten Eyck

This week’s athletes of the week are senior shortstop Tori Hunt and sophomore catcher Taylor Ten Eyck of softball. In six games this past week, Hunt accumulated four multi-hit games and batted 11 for 22 overall. Furthermore, Hunt tallied three … Continue reading

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Baseball plays rival Union four-game series

For second weekend in a row, Engineers pick up sole win of series in final matchup

JUNIOR PITCHER JARED JENSEN DELIVERS a pitch to the plate in a game against Skidmore College. The Engineers faced off against the Union College Dutchmen for four games over the weekend. Jensen started the first game Sunday, going six and two thirds innings, giving up five earned runs. Jensen is 1-3 on the season with a 4.78 ERA.

On Saturday, April 12, RPI baseball hosted Union College for a doubleheader of Liberty League action. This matchup looked to be a good one as RPI entered the weekend with a record of 14-6 while Union began the series 9-4-1. … Continue reading

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PSS: wins all around the track

ON SATURDAY, APRIL 12, RPI HOSTED the Upstate Classic at Harkness Track. The Engineers left the event with eight first place victories; five men and three women were first in their respective events. For the men’s team, RPI grabbed the top three spots in the 1,500-meter event. Sophomore Bobby Parker placed first coming in at 3:58.16, followed by freshman Benjamin Fazio with a time of 3:58.48, and senior Sean Quinn with a time of 4:00.99. In the 3,000-meter steeplechase freshman Brian Crowley finished at 10:10.40 seizing the first place spot. First place wins in the field events include: senior captain Stephen Silber in the high jump at 1.98 meters, senior Zac Borrelli in the shot put with 15.32 meters, and junior Tyler Yeastedt in the discus at 48.94 meters. The women’s team also had several wins. In the 100 meter hurdles, freshman Vicky Buehler had a winning time of 16.03. Senior captain Cheryl Tran grabbed the first place spot in the high jump with 1.58 meters, and graduate student Lydia Frangos captured the hammer throw at 54.57 meters.
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Athletes of the Week

This week’s picks: Bobby Parker, Benjamin Fazio, Sean Quinn, Brian Crowley, and Joe Livote

This week’s athletes of the week are outdoor track’s sophomore Bobby Parker, freshman Benjamin Fazio, senior Sean Quinn, freshman Brian Crowley, and senior Joe Livote. These five student athletes combined for the top three spots in the 1,500-meter run and … Continue reading

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Softball musters massive five-win week

In three doubleheader match-ups, Engineers sweep two, split one

SOPHOMORE UTILITY PLAYER DANIELLE BALESTRINI PREPARES to swing at a pitch in the April 3 game against Casleton State College.

On Thursday, April 3, RPI softball hosted Castleton State College for a non-league doubleheader. What an afternoon it was for the Engineers, completely outmatching their opponents in an afternoon of sheer dominance. When the smoke finally cleared, RPI had outscored … Continue reading

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RPI faces Rochester for weekend hits stride in finale

JUNIOR SHORTSTOP NICK PALMIERO CONNECTS with the baseball during a game against Skidmore College on April 8.

On the weekend of April 5, the RPI baseball team took on the University of Rochester for two days of doubleheaders. After losing the first three, the men won decisively in the fourth game, 10-1. In the opening game of … Continue reading

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Athlete of the Week

This week’s pick: Kristina Weltzin

Athlete of the Week

This week’s Athlete of the Week is junior Kristina Weltzin, a pitcher for Rensselaer’s Softball team. Last Thursday against Castleton State, Weltzin pitched a complete game shutout in softball’s 4-0 wire-to-wire victory. Over her seven innings of work, Weltzin gave … Continue reading

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Tigers break Engineers’ winning streak

FRESHMAN ATTACKMAN MATT HALL CHARGES downfield towards the Rochester goal in the Saturday, April 5 game at East Campus Stadium. Despite the Engineer’s loss, Hall had a great game with two goals and an assist.

On Saturday, April 5, RPI men’s lacrosse faced off against undefeated and number one ranked Rochester Institute of Technology at East Campus Stadium. This game marked RPI’s fourth Liberty League game and RIT’s second. RPI entered the game with seven … Continue reading

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