The sudden, meteoric resurgence of VCU’s sports teams

November 13, 2017

As the Atlantic 10 conference heads into its tournament championship games, it may have flown under the radar how well this year’s crop of VCU athletes managed to represent the student body in their respective sports. It’s been a season hallmarked by a winning culture on the field for Black Read More

Field hockey falls short in A-10 semis

November 5, 2017

VCU field hockey’s 2017 campaign ended Friday, as the University of Massachusetts at Amherst squeaked by the Rams 2-0 thanks to two shot deflections that found the back of the net. After an early back-and-forth, the Minutewomen broke through in the 25th minute, after Sophie de Jonge scored off a Read More

Ram in Action: Maite and Svea Sturm

October 23, 2017

  Starting their first year at VCU after traveling from overseas, Maite Sturm and her twin sister Svea are quite the package. The freshman midfielders from Waltrop, Germany played in eight Juvenile German Indoor Hockey Championships, reaching the finals five times. The twins began playing field hockey in 2008.   Read More

McNamara nets two hat tricks, Rams roll

October 23, 2017

Field hockey (12-5, 5-2) kept its resurgent season rolling last week with a pair of victories over Saint Francis University and La Salle University. The Rams edged the SFU Red Flash by a final of 5-4 Friday evening and dominated the Explorers of La Salle Sunday afternoon, 7-0.   La Read More

Field hockey rights ship

October 9, 2017

Field hockey finished the weekend at the .500 mark over their two games, as the Rams were defeated 4-2 by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, but bounced back to beat the Towson University Tigers by a score of 3-0. The team finished off the week with a win and Read More

Field hockey loses consecutive matches for first time this season

October 4, 2017

Daniel Puryear Contributing Writer   Field hockey (8-3) hosted the Saint Joseph’s University Hawks (9-2, 3-0 A-10) on Friday, Sept. 29 and the Appalachian State University Mountaineers (3-7) on Sunday, Oct. 1.   Appalachian State   Only two days after Saint Joseph’s University ended VCU’s six game winning streak, Appalachian Read More

Field hockey wins sixth in-a-row

September 25, 2017

Adam Cheek Contributing Writer   VCU field hockey (8-1) swept the week’s two games, pulling off wins against Lock Haven University and Central Michigan University. The Black and Gold required overtime to emerge victorious over LHU by a score of 2-0. The Rams outscored CMU 4-3 to take down the Read More

Field hockey starts off hot

August 28, 2017

Senior goalkeeper Chessa Kownurko propelled the Rams to a pair of victories last week over Drexel University and Villanova University to lead field hockey to an unblemished 2-0 record in the early stages of their fall season. Villanova Kownurko and the Rams followed up their impressive season opener with a Read More

Ram-in-action: Chessa Kownurko

August 28, 2017

By Jessica Wetzler Contributing Writer   Field hockey senior goalkeeper Chessa Kownurko, from North Wales, Pennsylvania, begins her final season as a Ram with her sights set on improving team communication and qualifying for the Atlantic Ten tournament amidst coaching turnover.   Kownurko ended last season with a .695 save Read More

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