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RECAP: Higgins dominates in Game 2 of the Colonial Challenge World Series

Rachael Rhinehart (27) deals to Natalie Higgins (26) before one of her two home runs

By Tyler Gallo, Copy Editor

October 8, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP-- On Thursday afternoon, softball hosted game two of its "Colonial Challenge" intrasquad scrimmage tournaments. In this game, the "Hackin' and Attackin'" team, who wore white, took on the "Colonial Cobras" in blue, and won 5-2 on the strength of returning senior Natalie Higgins' two ho...

Women’s lacrosse names co-captains for the upcoming season

Hannah Miller (28) was named one of women's lacrosse's co-captains for the upcoming season.
Photo Credit - Tim Kelley

By Tyler Gallo, Copy Editor

October 6, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP— Earlier this week, the women’s lacrosse team announced via Twitter that it had named its co-captains for the upcoming season. Goaltender Katelyn Miller, attack Mackenzie Gandy, and midfielder Hannah Miller will all be captains next season.   Katelyn Miller will return to the crease for her fifth season, and her third as co-captain. The...

Mike Corbett added to Derek Schooley’s bench

Robert Morris head coach Derek Schooley. RMU men's hockey vs. Air Force at PPG Paints Arena. Photo by Jason Cohn from USCHO.com

By Jonathan Hanna, Sports Editor

October 1, 2020

The Robert Morris men's hockey team has added Mike Corbett to the coaching staff, the team announced on Thursday. Before coming to Robert Morris as an assistant coach, Corbett was behind the bench of the University of Alabama-Huntsville Chargers since their inaugural season in 2013-14. In seven...

#FormerColonialWatch: Sean Giles signs with the ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones

Sean Giles will continue his hockey career 4 hours and 30 minutes away in Cincinnati.

By Nick Hedderick, Editor-In-Chief

September 30, 2020

CINCINNATI-- With the recent signings of Jake Coleman, Luke Lynch, and Justin Kapelmaster to ECHL teams, it is clear that RMU men’s hockey can produce talent capable of playing at the next level. Earlier today, it was announced that former Colonials’ defenseman Sean Giles was joining his former...

#FormerColonialWatch: A pair of Colonials drafted in the NLL Draft

Ryan Smith was drafted third overall by the Rochester Knighthawks.

By Tyler Gallo, Copy Editor

September 18, 2020

PHILADELPHIA-- On Thursday night, the National Lacrosse League's (NLL) entry draft took place, and a pair of Colonials were selected in the first round. Ryan Smith was selected third overall by the Rochester Knighthawks, and Brad McCulley was drafted ninth overall by the Buffalo Bandits. Ryan Smith,...

NCAA Announces FCS Spring Season and Playoff Structure

The Colonials football team will resume on-field activities on September 21st.

By Ethan Morrison, Contributor

September 18, 2020

Yesterday, the NCAA released information about the 2021 FCS Spring football season after a meeting with the Divison I council. The Colonials can begin on-field practice on September 21st. Schools are allowed to participate in 12 hours of practice per week for a maximum of four hours a day. Two weeks...

NCAA Announces Start Date of the 2020-2021 College Basketball Season

Robert Morris basketball last played in March's NEC championship game and will finally return to play nearly eight months later in November.
Photo credit- Thomas Ognibene

By Ethan Morrison, Contributor

September 17, 2020

The state of college basketball for months has been a blurry picture, but yesterday the picture became more clear as the NCAA announced November 25 as the official start date of the 2020-2021 season after a meeting with the Divison 1 Council. https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/1306343846972923904?s=20 Robert...

#FormerColonialWatch: Justin Kapelmaster signs with the ECHL’s Kansas City Mavericks

Photo Credit: Garret Roberts

By Tyler Gallo, Copy Editor

September 8, 2020

Independence, MO-- On Tuesday afternoon, the ECHL's Kansas City Mavericks announced that they had signed former men's hockey goaltender Justin Kapelmaster for the upcoming season via their website.   Kapelmaster, who transferred over from Ferris State University for his senior season, had...

#FormerColonialWatch: Daniel Mantenuto signs in Italy

Photo Credit: Garret Roberts

By Jonathan Hanna, Sports Editor

September 5, 2020

After spending four years wearing the red, white, and blue of the Robert Morris Colonials, Daniel Mantenuto will now wear the yellow, red, and blue of Asiago Hockey 1935 in the Italian Serie A, the top tier of hockey in Italy. Last season, Asiago Hockey won the Serie A, beating HC Pustertal 4-1 in...

Women’s hockey names new captains for upcoming season

Lexi Templeman was named captain for the upcoming season.
Photo credit - Tim Kelley

By Tyler Gallo, Copy Editor

September 3, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP-- On Thursday afternoon, RMU women's hockey announced its captains for the 2020-21 season via Twitter. These spots were left vacant after the graduations of Jaycee Gebhard (C), Sarah Lecavalier (A), and Natalie Marcuzzi (A). The Colonials decided on a senior-heavy group of captains this y...

Men’s soccer coach Bill Denniston retires after 23 seasons

Men’s soccer coach Bill Denniston retires after 23 seasons

By Austin Bechtold, Assistant Sports Editor

September 1, 2020

This week kicks off the beginning of the school year for RMU students, but today it marks the end of an era for Robert Morris men’s soccer. Longtime coach Bill Denniston has announced his retirement from the program after leading the Colonials for 23 seasons. Denniston told RMU Athletics, “It’s...

Men’s lacrosse adds eight recruits to roster

Men's lacrosse adds eight recruits to roster

By Nick Hedderick, Editor-In-Chief

August 28, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP-- After a 4-2 start to their 2020 campaign, the Robert Morris men's lacrosse team saw their season come to a premature end due to COVID-19. The cancellation may have prevented RMU from both a third consecutive NEC Tournament title and NCAA Tournament appearance, but the team is still...

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