Athletics & Recreation

Men’s lacrosse punches ticket to Big East tourney with win over St. John’s

Led by hat tricks from freshman Tyler Pace, junior Erik Adamson and sophomore Jack Bobzien, the No. 5 University of Denver men’s lacrosse team defeated St. John’s 16-9 Saturday in front of a sold-out crowd at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Denver improves to 10-2, (4-0 Big East), while St. John’s […]

Two Pioneers named Summit League Swimmers of the Year

In the Pioneers’ inaugural season in the league, University of Denver student-athletes Samantha Corea and Dylan Bunch were named Summit League Swimmers of the Year, conference officials announced today. “Both honors are well deserved,” head swim coach Brian Schrader said. “They have both been high performers all season long — […]

Senior gymnast Moriah Martin punches third straight ticket to Nationals

After earning a 39.225 in the all-around at the 2014 Regional Championships in Seattle, senior Pioneers gymnast Moriah Martin earned her third-consecutive trip to the NCAA National competition slated for April 18–20 in Birmingham, Ala. Martin is the 16th individual Pioneer to advance to Nationals. The No. 20 University of […]

Hockey team exits NCAA championships after first round

The University of Denver hockey team allowed three goals in the first period and was never able to recover as it dropped a 6-2 decision against No. 1 seed Boston College in the NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinals on Saturday afternoon at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. Denver closes out […]

Hockey team wins NCHC championship, starts NCAA championship play Saturday

Hockey team wins NCHC championship, starts NCAA championship play Saturday

Junior Zac Larraza and freshman Emil Romig each scored third-period goals to break open a 2-2 deadlock and lift the University of Denver hockey team to a 4-3 victory over Miami in the 2014 National Collegiate Hockey Conference Championship Game Saturday night at the Target Center in Minneapolis. With the […]

Reid Hukari in action with the Pioneers. Photo: Sarah Ritter

Men’s soccer player overcomes disease, surgery, to return to field with Pioneers

As a student-athlete, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement of everyday life. However, while others were enjoying their routine of going to practice or sitting in class, one individual could only stare out the window from his hospital room, hoping for the opportunity to return to […]

Gymnastics team wins Mountain Rim Championship with season-high score

The No. 20 University of Denver women’s gymnastics squad earned a season-high score of 196.925 on its way to win the first-ever Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championships. The team score is the seventh highest in school history. In addition, the Pioneers broke the school’s vault record, posting a 49.475. Five Pioneers […]

First-year student Zach Miller, who grew up on an Indian reservation in New York, is a starter on the men's lacrosse team. Photo: Clarkson Creative

Lacrosse is part of first-year player’s Native American legacy

It’s said that Native Americans invented lacrosse, its origins taking root as early as the 12th century, played by the Iroquois in what is now New York state, southern Quebec and Ontario, Canada. European immigrants have changed the game some since then, but what hasn’t changed is the zest and […]

Hockey team takes home major NCHC awards on eve of playoffs

The University of Denver hockey team took home three major individual awards at the 2014 National Collegiate Hockey Conference Awards Celebration on Thursday night at the Muse Event Center in Minneapolis. Senior goalie Sam Brittain was recognized as the NCHC Goalie of the Year, while junior Joey LaLeggia was honored […]

Seven Denver swimmers and divers receive academic all-league team honors

Seven University of Denver swimmers and divers were named to The Summit League Academic All-League Team, conference officials announced Thursday. To be eligible for The Summit League Academic All-League team, student-athletes must have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale), completed at least one […]