Monday, December 11, 2023

In the Cards

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In the Cards: Men’s basketball becomes family affair: Love-Smith and Williams, Cardinals since youth, now get their shot

(From left to right) Volunteer Assistant Coach Travis Gorham, AJ Williams Jr., Jeremiah Love-Smith and Ikechukwu Ezike sit on the Plattsburgh home bench in the Memorial Gym Dec. 6.   By Collin Bolebruch Team chemistry is something that’s earned through conflict, resolution...

In the Cards: Rookie forward comes up big for Cards: Pazmandi skates across three countries to Plattsburgh’s second line

Zsofia Pazmandi currently leads the Cardinals in goals with six, racking up seven total points. She's greatly benefitted Plattsburgh when she's on the ice, with a +6 plus-minus..   By Michael Purtell Zsofia “Paz” Pazmandi has made it known since she...

Caarls takes next step over the Atlantic: Cardinals deploy Swedish shooter in quest for SUNYACs

Felicia Caarls, almost 5,000 miles from home, looks to contribute to a hungry Cardinals team, bringing youth and shooting. By Jayson Gaston Felicia Caarls is one of the seven first-year players joining the young Plattsburgh Cardinals women's basketball team. As a...

In the Cards: Walcott clogs lanes, styles braids

Imani Walcott faces a Weselyan defender in the post. Walcott led the team in rebounds and total blocks last season and is a force in the paint. By Mikai Bruce Student-athletes often have to balance an immense schedule between their academic...

In the Cards: Soccer transfer elevates team’s offense: Badjie’s move to new school ties to immigrant experience

Head Coach Chris Taylor (right) embraces Modou Badjie (left) following a 2-1 win against Union College Sept. 16. Badjie brings a speed and fluidity to the team Taylor has been looking for.    Modou Badjie sets up the offense against Oswego...

Triplets, top tennis talents, transform team: Svantner sisters’ senior season spurs sappy sentiment

Samantha (front), Jacqueline (left) and Nicole (right) Svantner have been some of the Cardinals' best players for years. Now, in their senior seasons, they reach an impasse in their tennis careers and lives as they enjoy their final games...

In the Cards: Texas twins take over Plattsburgh

Darby Collyear (top) and Liya Girma (bottom) have been friends for years. Now, they're wreaking havoc as Cards.   By Collin Bolebruch When they’re on the court together, Liya Girma and Darby Collyear are the loudest in the gym. A clutch kill...

McDuffie sets Cardinals milestone

Anna McDuffie speaks to her players during a practice at the Field House Sept. 19. She was hired by both Cardinals teams this past summer after four seasons as a player.   By Collin Bolebruch Just 43.8% of NCAA Division III women’s...

In the Cards: Cardinal athletes practice Ramadan

By Collin Bolebruch One of athletes’ most important resources is their energy. The strength and stamina gained through nutrients, like a paper cup of gatorade or a pre-game banana, are essential to playing at one’s highest ability. During the Islamic...

In the Cards: Athletic trainers silently support athletes

By Collin Bolebruch Athletes get hurt. From hyper-physical sports like hockey to helmet-less sports like tennis, players are liable to get banged up. Both professional leaguers and Division III student-athletes hurt in the same ways, but the latter don’t have...
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