No Better Place to Start

After a record-shattering four-year career as the face of the Northeastern women’s soccer program, Paige Burnett decided to follow in the footsteps of one of her mentors, current women’s soccer head coach Ashley Phillips, and take her talents to the world of professional soccer. Upon her graduation…

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Instant Impact

When it comes to making an impact on Northeastern field hockey, Lauren Rowe has wasted no time.  The freshman from Norwich, England, is the leading scorer for the Huskies, netting 14 goals and helping out on 10 others for a total of 38 points on the season, slotting her at fifth in the country in…

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No Pressure

Pressure affects each person differently. We’ve all encountered it at some point or another in our lives. Many people panic and do things they’ll regret, but a select few are able to keep calm and move forward with aplomb. Pressure affects each person differently. We’ve all encountered it at some point or another…

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Three Seconds After: Goal Scoring Celebrations

by Madison Neuner In overtime at the 2019 Beanpot semifinal against Boston University, freshman forward Tyler Madden received the puck on a breakaway and made scoring look easy as he masterfully sent it to the back of the net. But he wasn’t done yet. Madden proceeded to slide on his back and make…

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For the Love of the Game: WIH Alumni in the Pros

by Matt Levin When men’s ice hockey players graduate from Northeastern, the best go pro, either to the NHL or to foreign leagues. But what happens to all the amazing women’s hockey players who went to Northeastern? Well, many do the same. helsey Goldberg was a forward on Northeastern’s women’s team…

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“Campeon de Corazon”: Finding our Team in Argentina

by Lauren Feeney Ever seen a group of girls and thought they looked basic? Ever seen 20 girls walk out of an Argentinian market wearing patterned scarves around their necks and ponytails? Well, when they are 12 pesos, it’s a VSCO girl’s dream.

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Building an Athlete

by Brian Shim When Samantha Shupe leaves the volleyball court, she doesn’t just walk off as an athlete. On the court, she’s a star, known by her teammates and her spectators as a top player. Beyond that, though, she’s just another student like the rest of us, anonymous among the herds that crowd outside Rebecca’s Cafe and the silent territorial battles inside Snell Library. It’s been long known that collegiate athletes perform under some of the most rigorous and demanding schedules of all college students. While they dedicate their lives and bodies to their crafts – working day in and day out to perform at the highest physical level – they must simultaneously maintain a full academic schedule. While typical students can be heard miles away complaining about their struggles with balancing extracurriculars, scholarship, and social lives within their weeks…

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Corner Kicks

by Matt Levin Mikenna McManus, a junior defenseman on Northeastern’s women’s soccer team, has a unique talent that few other soccer players have. She is two-footed, meaning her feet are ambidextrous. Being two-footed gives McManus a huge advantage athletically. Opposing defenders do not know which way she will go when she is dribbling the ball, as her talent allows her to be able to cut both left and right. McManus’ talent also makes her a set piece specialist. On free kicks and corner kicks, kickers will often try to generate an inswing or an outswing. An outswing is when the ball is kicked in a way where it bends away from the goal. An inswing is when the ball bends towards the goal. An inswing is when the ball bends towards the goal. If a player is kicking a corner kick or free kick from the right side of the field, kicking the ball…

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Huskies, Cooking, and Cakes

by Huy Nguyen Food Instagram is an art form. When it comes to cooking, nothing is more inspirational than a top view of a home-cooked dish; and when it comes to eating, nothing evokes hunger more than the colorful components of a delicious looking plate. Some Northeastern student athletes…

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Q&A: Owning It

by Madison Neuner Cross country alumna Kerri Ruffo is currently an assistant coach with her former, team while also doing some pretty crazy training of her own. She holds the Northeastern all-time record for the 10,000 meter run on the outdoor track, and spent her time after graduation training for the Chicago marathon, which she ran in 2:43 to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials. The Red & Black’s Madison Neuner, who is also a member of the cross country team, sat down with KR before her big race. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
The Red & Black: What has your training process been like for the Chicago Marathon?
KR Ruffo: I started at 80 to 85 miles a week and worked my way up to 95, which is something I’ve never done before. My max in college was 75. So it’s been a lot more…

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Special Delivery

by Tyler Dolph After watching a couple of Northeastern men’s basketball games, one thing becomes clear: Jordan Roland is a nightmare to guard. Whether it’s sprinting along the baseline rubbing off a down screen, or slashing back door for an easy layup, he’s always moving. He can score at every level…

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Roller Coaster

The clock reads 00:02.6. Down one goal, UMass Lowell has an empty net and an extra skater. Puck drops; the River Hawks win the faceoff. One second left, one last-ditch heave at the goal. The puck gets lost in a forest of skates and a storm of gloves fly into the air.  On March 16,…

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