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‘Unrecognizable’: How the women’s cross country team went from 4 runners to 5th in the nation

In less than three seasons, head coach Tyler Deck Shipley elevated a struggling cross country team to one of the nation's best.
Ethan Rendon, Staff Writer Oct 27, 2023

When Tyler Deck Shipley inherited the women’s cross country team in 2021, he only had four runners — not enough to score in meets. In nearly three seasons, with strong recruiting...

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NYU women’s soccer lines up for a historic season

After seven straight wins and a record-breaking season, the Violets are ready for more.
Avery Hendrick, Staff Writer Oct 19, 2023

The NYU women’s soccer team knew they were going to start the season hot. On Sept. 1, NYU beat Mount Saint Mary College 7-0 in its first game of the season. Then the team kept...

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NYU Drama student takes on the New York City Marathon for a cause

Hanna Mandel balances school, acting and marathon training to support the March of Dimes, a charity with personal importance.
Avery Hendrick, Staff Writer Oct 5, 2023

Hanna Mandel is a senior at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts studying drama and, for the past several months, training for a daunting challenge: running the New York City Marathon...

Four athletes are standing and looking at each other with their arms around one another. They are wearing black shirts with ‘Violets’ written in purple on the back. There is a volleyball net to their right.

NYU women’s volleyball dominates in start of the season

The Violets have impressed in early plays, but conference games might prove to be a different challenge.
Jonathan Mak, Staff Writer Oct 5, 2023

The NYU women’s volleyball team has made an impressive start to the season with a 15-2 record overall, an even better start than its roughly 10-3 record at the same stage last...

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From Crimson Tide to city life, swimmer Derek Maas has done it all

Former Division I swimmer Derek Maas strikes a balance between attending the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and being a Division III swimmer for the university.
Nicole Ranile, Staff Writer Oct 2, 2023

Derek Maas, a student at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, is a new face to the university’s men's swimming and diving team. Originally from Holland, Michigan, Maas attended...

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NYU Athletics: A look back on the 2022-23 season

With eight teams earning bids for the postseason, NYU saw tremendous success among its athletics programs.
Nicole Ranile, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

When you think of NYU, the first thing that likely comes to mind is business or the arts — certainly not sports. Despite this false stereotype, NYU does have athletic programs,...

A woman wearing a purple jacket with N.Y.U.’s name on it in white throws a silver shot put ball from behind a bar with the letters “J.C.S.” on it. Behind the player are multiple people standing in front of fencing.

Meet the NYU sophomore who broke a 23-year-old school record

Michelle Uvieghara broke a decades-old school track and field record with a discus throw of 40.15 meters.
Drew Abrutyn, Staff Writer Apr 25, 2023

NYU’s discus throw record was set in 2000, and remained untouched — until last month, when the NYU track and field teams traveled to West Long Branch, New Jersey, for Monmouth...

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NYU men’s volleyball falls at first hurdle in UVC quarterfinals

The Violets were unable to break their three-game losing streak, going 2-3 in the opening round of the tournament.
Jonathan Mak, Staff Writer Apr 21, 2023

The NYU men’s volleyball team finished its season with a loss against St. John Fisher University in the quarterfinals of the United Volleyball Conference Championship on Friday,...

N.Y.U. swimmer Caitlin Marshall swims in a pool with other athletes in adjacent lanes.

A swimming star’s reflection on her NYU season

NYU athlete Caitlin Marshall looks back on her breakout season as a sophomore on the university’s swim team.
Nicole Ranile, Staff Writer Apr 19, 2023

If you ever decide to step foot into NYU Palladium’s natatorium to watch a swim meet, you’ll likely find your attention grabbed by a standout performer. Standing at about 5...

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Momentum builds as NYU golf heads into final stretch

NYU looks to build their confidence and win the Liberty League Championship for a chance at the NCAA tournament.
Miller Romm, Staff Writer Apr 13, 2023

The NYU men’s golf team finished in eighth place at their most recent tournament, after a mixed performance at three tournaments this semester. After winter break, the Violets...

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The growth of soccer in New York City

Despite the overwhelming popularity of the major three sports in New York City, soccer is quickly gaining traction.
Malone Lohmann, Staff Writer Apr 12, 2023

When casual sports fans look at New York City, their attention most often gravitates toward supporting local professional teams in basketball, football or baseball. The city is...

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NYU men’s volleyball hopes to end regular season on a positive note

After a string of tough losses throughout the season, the Violets look to bounce back in the regular season finale.
Jonathan Mak, Staff Writer Apr 4, 2023

The NYU men’s volleyball team is looking to redeem itself at Springfield College following a loss to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in which the Engineers overcame their...

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