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Faculty mentors provide added support for student-athletes

Stuti Shrestha October 16, 2021

The faculty mentor program at Augustana is designed to support student athletes by providing each sports team a faculty mentor.  Men’s soccer captain, senior Nicholas Dispensa, has turned to his...

Men’s soccer rides hot streak into conference play

Nick Gainey October 11, 2021

After a tough 1-6 season-opening loss at Simpson, the beginning of the Augustana men’s soccer team’s season was a slow one. However, the Vikings have stormed back by winning four of their last five...

Men’s soccer draws with Illinois Wesleyan

Nick Gainey April 28, 2021

The Augustana men’s soccer team continued their shortened spring season on a cold night at Thorson-Lucken Field on April 14. The Vikings took on the tough, physical Illinois Wesleyan team, playing to...

Womens Soccer Opens Spring Season

Women’s Soccer Opens Spring Season

Nick Gainey March 31, 2021

After experiencing a lengthy layoff of a year and a half, the women’s soccer team finally took to Thorson-Lucken on March 20 against the Illinois Wesleyan Titans where they fell by a score of 1-0. The...

Game day excitement felt through inter-squad soccer scrimmage

Margaret Cecilio October 26, 2020

The intense energy that comes along with a sports game is irreplaceable. However, given the circumstances of competition seasons being up in the air, teams on campus are trying out alternative ways to...

Female athletes outlook on masculinity within sports

Female athletes’ outlook on masculinity within sports

Ameliese Baehr-Ross October 21, 2020

Sports are often considered to be a male-dominated arena. Female athletics have come to develop the reputation of being easier, less aggressive and not as exciting. The gender gap and inequalities female...

Staying in shape during quarantine

Nick Gainey October 2, 2020

Due to Illinois COVID-19 regulations, many athletes, both in and out of season, lost access to gyms and other practice facilities.  Despite the circumstances, athletes continued to work and improve in...

SAAC group gives student-athletes voices

Olivia Hagerty January 23, 2019

 Augustana’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has officially made its return to the athletic community this year.   The NCAA’s SAAC is found in all three divisions: Division I, Division...

Women’s club soccer takes the field before their game. Photo by Lindsey Sykorah

Club soccer hosts first game of the season

September 14, 2017

This past Friday, September 8, the women’s club soccer team played the first game of their season and fell to Saint Ambrose University 3-0. Although Saint Ambrose is not in our conference, the club normally...

Trinidad tightens team bond for men’s soccer

September 4, 2014

While most summer months are meant for relaxation for many Augustana students and athletes, the men’s soccer team was putting in hard work in another country. This summer they traveled to Trinidad to...

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