After a grueling match against University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, head coach Laura Baker and the Lady Rams field hockey team bounced back to their ambitious style of play to shut out Towson University Oct. 17.
Sometimes a player’s passion for the game can wane over time. For senior goalkeeper Emma Kruse, soccer was somewhat of an afterthought after playing high school soccer at Forrest Park in Woodbridge, Virginia. Kruse actually set her sights on basketball but decided against it because of the running involved.
A week after Shaka Smart had his turn in the media room, women’s basketball head coach Beth O’Boyle was next up as she gears up to start her first season with VCU.
VCU’s women volleyball team has won five straight matches, improving their overall record to 7-7. The Rams’ defeated Davidson College in both team’s Atlantic 10 conference opener on Sept. 27 as well as besting the College of William & Mary on the road on Tuesday, Sept. 23. On Sept. 19-20, the Lady Rams dominated their season home-opener, sweeping the competition 3-0.
Under director of cross country Nicole Cook, the men’s and women’s cross country teams have captured top-two finishes in all three meets this season. The Rams finished second overall in the Longwood/Adidas Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 19 and finished second in the William and Mary Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 12. In the opening meet of the season, the Rams placed first overall in the Virginia State Invitational on Sept. 5.