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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Humans First

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…

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Finding a Home

by Adam Doucette When you’re 6’9” it’s not always easy to stay lowkey on a college campus. Whether you like it or not, people notice you.   This is the case for Greg Eboigbodin, a third-year communications student at Northeastern University. His last name might not be the easiest to remember, but his height and infectious…

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The Kids Are Alright

One of the difficult realities of college sports is that any one team can never be built to last. With student-athletes graduating after four years, and some going pro even before that, roster turnover is never easy for any team, let alone one that just saw the graduation of its winningest class in program history. …

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A New Lane: Moorer’s Story

Brandon Moorer, senior at Seton Hall Prep in New Jersey and Northeastern commit, takes off running in the 4x100m. He plants his foot into the track, when something goes horribly wrong. His left quadricep muscle detaches itself, rolls up, and dies. It’s an incredibly rare and excruciatingly painful injury that put everything into question, his…

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Dream Decision

On June 5, 2019, No. 8 North Andover High School took on No. 1 Franklin in the first round of the Super Eight baseball tournament in Massachusetts. It was North Andover’s first ever appearance in the prestigious bracket. Their starting pitcher, a quiet, lanky kid standing at 6’3”, was only trying to get his arm…

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Junkyard Dog

The fast-paced and cutthroat nature of New York City breeds some of the grittiest, hard-nosed men and women the sports world has to offer. Swagger, confidence, edge. As Northeastern men’s hockey coach Jim Madigan describes it, a “junkyard dog mentality.” Beyond the stars blessed…

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A Marked Man

Sean Mellen is made up of moments. For a 20 year old kid from Norwood, 25 miles southwest of Boston, he has quite a few that stick out already – an NCAA tournament run, a high school state title, being named a second-team All-American and first-team All-CAA last season and a 2019 preseason All-American. But there are some moments…

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Diamond in the Rough

A 6-foot-4 junior quarterback takes the snap for Xaverian Brothers High School, drops back and reads the defense. Immediately he spots pressure on his left. Darting away from traffic, he continues to scan down the field, looking for an open man. A head fake to a receiver on a deep route draws the secondary away,…

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The Game Changer

He doesn’t loom over seven feet tall, he doesn’t dazzle with his quickness and he doesn’t look like a bodybuilder. But he plays like he does. By sticking to his own brand of basketball, junior guard Bolden Brace quietly put together an incredibly valuable 2017-18 season for the Huskies. However, it was a game that…

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The Art of Serving

Two steps, a toss, a jump, a hit. Then the game begins. Sometimes, particularly if Sherrie Wang or Gabrielle Tschannen is in the back right corner of the court, it instantly results in a point for the Huskies through the coveted service ace. Other times, usually when Clare Lund controls the serve, the other team’s…

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