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Maddie Howard

Maddie Howard, Sports Editor

Maddie Howard is a Chicago native and sophomore student double majoring in Journalism and English. She’s also the Sports Editor this semester, which is fitting because she is a player on the NYU women’s soccer team. Go Violets! When she’s not sprinting from practice to her next class, you can find her hiding in bookstores and sipping iced coffee. She’s also still desperately trying to figure out which pizza she likes better, Chicago deep dish or New York thin slices. If you’re interested in a lot of feminist propaganda and self-promotion, follow her on twitter. (@maddiehoward34)

All content by Maddie Howard
The latest post highlighting sexual harassment from Sophie Sandberg’s Instagram account called @CatCallsofNYC

Cat Callers Get Chalked Up

Mar 26, 2018
CAS junior Sophie Sandberg is the creator of the Instagram account @catcallsofnyc.
The Fitness Feature

The Fitness Feature

Mar 26, 2018

Fitness. It’s something we love to hate. But like it or not, being active is an incredibly important part of our health. It’s been proven that taking the time to plan physical...

The NYU Baseball game on Saturday, Mar. 24.

Photo: Weekly Sports Update: March 21 to March 25

Mar 26, 2018

The NYU Baseball game on Saturday, Mar. 24.

NYU baseball game on Mar. 6, 2018.

Weekly Sports Update: March 10 to March 18

Mar 19, 2018
A recap of spring break for all things NYU Athletics.

Alexandra Pezzotti

Putting the Style in Lifestyle
Mar 8, 2018

Alex Pezzotti exudes eloquence. Her voice is soft like velvet and her language is always precise. Each word she quietly utters packs both a deliberate and all-powerful significance...

The wrestling team is coming off a strong season, and will look to continue its tradition of success this year.

Weekly Sports Update: Feb. 23 to Feb. 25

Feb 26, 2018
An update from all thing NYU Athletics the weekend of Feb. 23-25.
Sports journalist Jemele Hill, who has joined the staff of EPSN’s The Undefeated.

NYU Reacts: Jemele Hill Steps Down from SportsCenter

Feb 26, 2018
NYU students react to Jemele Hill's suspension and move from the SportsCenter desk.
The New York City skyline at sunset.

Looking Back

Feb 25, 2018
Adaptation is a double-edged sword. Moving back to New York City’s city bustle can be just as difficult as leaving the Big Apple.
Maddie and her random date.

I Asked a Random Person on a Date

Feb 11, 2018
I asked a stranger out on a date in order to celebrate Valentine's Day. Not only did he say yes, but the date wasn't that bad.
SPS freshman Catherine Gould scored seven points in 13 minutes for the women’s basketball team on Feb. 4 in a match against Case Western University.

Weekly Sports Update: Jan. 27 to Feb. 2

Feb 5, 2018
An update on the weekend results for NYU Athletics
NYU Students Excited  By Sports — For Once

NYU Students Excited By Sports — For Once

Jan 29, 2018
An outlook on the upcoming Winter Olympic games.
The Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots will compete for the Super Bowl LII championship title on Sunday, Feb. 4.

NYU Reacts: 2018 Super Bowl Predictions

Jan 29, 2018
NYU students react to Super Bowl LII.
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman testifying at Larry Nassars sentencing on Friday, Jan. 19. Raisman is one of 100 plus women accusing Nassar of sexual assault.

Organizations Scrutinized After Latest Nassar Victim Testimonies

Jan 22, 2018
Larry Nassar sexual misconduct case brings criticism to USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University.
LS Sophomore Honore Collins won three events for the women’s swim team at West Chester University on Jan. 20.

Weekly Sports Update: Jan. 19 to Jan. 21

Jan 22, 2018
An update on this weekend's results in NYU Athletics.

Cadence Daniels

Engineering Inclusivity in STEM
Dec 7, 2017

Cadence Daniels is iridescent. She is the definition of poise. When the students at the National Society of Black Engineers Executive Board meeting address their leadership, it...

NYU Reacts: Trump vs. LaVar Ball

Nov 27, 2017
NYU students react to the current Twitter feud between President Donald Trump and media personality LaVar Ball.
Meghan Marhan, an NYU Stern freshman, scored her first goal on Sept. 19 at the game against Farmingdale State College

Photo: Weekly Sports Update: Sept. 17 to Sept. 23.

Sep 25, 2017

Meghan Marhan, an NYU Stern freshman, scored her first goal on Sept. 19 at the game against Farmingdale State College

Freshman Jake Velvel stands out among Men’s Soccer Team.

Freshman Jake Velvel Makes His Mark

Sep 18, 2017
Freshman men's soccer player Jake Velvel produces multiple standout performances.

Nalani Ogawa (Left) and Alex Benedict (RIght)  both scored goals in the Saturday night women’s soccer match.

Photo: Women’s Soccer Earns Third Shutout

Sep 18, 2017

Nalani Ogawa (Left) and Alex Benedict (RIght) both scored goals in the Saturday night women’s soccer match.

Women’s volleyball split its two matches at the Cougar Classic hosted by Kean University.

Women’s Volleyball Splits Double-Header

Sep 11, 2017
Women's volleyball improves with split sets this weekend.

Seniors Reflect on Freshman Experiences and Upcoming Hopes

Sep 5, 2017
Fall sport seniors reflect on their athletic experience and hopes for the upcoming season.
Seniors Reflect on Freshman Experiences and Upcoming Hopes

Seniors Reflect on Freshman Experiences and Upcoming Hopes

Sep 5, 2017
WSN asked a few of the fall sport captains to reflect on how their experience as a first year athlete compares to now being a leader on the team and about their hopes for the group and their upcoming season.
With the mens hockey  team enjoying a successful season, some believe adding a womens team would be beneficial.

What-If: Women’s Hockey at NYU

May 1, 2017
The NYU men's hockey team has nestled itself into the hearts of even the most skeptical NYU student, but what if there were a women's team?
The Turner Field in Atlanta faces a rain delay. Weather can deter a game from effectively playing out; in addition, it can affect how players play the game.

Weather Makes for Stormy Softball

Apr 24, 2017
Rain caused the NYU softball team to wait a day to play, a common occurrence in the wonderful world of NYU athletics.
In March, freshman Honore Collins took home the very first national title for NYU swimming. Overall, the NYU women’s swimming and diving team earned 8th place at the national tournament.

Honore Collins: Making a Splash

Apr 10, 2017
Freshman swimmer Honore Collins won the very first national title in the program’s history.
The champions of the NCAA’s March Madness will be crowned on April 2, for women, and April 3, for men. Despite NYU’s unsporty reputation, a good number of students are still excited to see how their choices fared in the tournament.

NYU Reacts: March Madness

Apr 3, 2017
WSN interviewed NYU students to gauge their interest and involvement in the affair just as March Madness comes to a close.
CAS senior Nathan Pike placed first in the 133-pound championship in wrestling. With the season coming to a close, Pike plans to focus on graduating with an economics major.

Nathan Pike Wrestles to the Top

Mar 27, 2017
Wrestling team senior Nathan Pike is ending his Violet career as an NCAA National Champion.
Jimmy Martinelli defends against the University of Rochester, Jan. 27. Martinelli was recently named Rookie of the Year by the UAA.

Jimmy Martinelli: Rookie of the Year

Mar 20, 2017
Read more about freshman Jimmy Martinelli who was recently named UAA Rookie of the Year.
CAS transfer junior, Marquel Love scoring against Stockton, October 20th, 2016. A number of NYU’s key athletes are transfer students.

Transferring Into the Team

Mar 6, 2017
Transferring to NYU can be hard, but adding an athletic aspect can be even harder.
A healthy diet is important for NYU athletes to optimize their performance. To avoid spending time and money on off-campus food, dining halls can provide nutritious meals as well.

How Athletes Maintain a Healthy Diet

Feb 27, 2017
Despite the lures of New York City's array of dirty spoons, NYU athletes must sustain healthy diets.
Melissa Menta, a soccer player, is pursuing a career in sports. Right now, she is a Player Marketing and Hospitality Coordinator under Football Operations for the NFL.

NYU Athletes Post Graduation

Feb 21, 2017
NYU's student-athletes focus both on sports and academics while in school, but after graduation, follow a variety of career paths.
Tisch drama student Connor Haseley is also the pitcher for NYU’s baseball team.

Hitting Acting Out of the Park

Feb 13, 2017
The time commitment necessary to be on a sports' team alone is enormous, but paired with the duties of being a full-time drama student, space-time boundaries are being pushed. Freshman Connor Haseley is pushing those boundaries.
The Class of 2017 hall of fame inductees are Melinda Childs, Martin Jay Davis, Elena Drinka and Brad Thornton.

What NYU Sports Hall of Fame Means

Feb 6, 2017
The NYU Sports Hall of Fame recently inducted its 2017 class. Some athletes shed light on what these individuals' accomplishments mean to them.
Superbowl LI will take place on February 5th. NYU reacts.

NYU Reacts: Superbowl LI

Jan 30, 2017
The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events of the year to many Americans. Here are what some NYU students had to say about next weekend's contest.
NYUs Womens Basketball team was one of many to stay in Manhattan during winter break to practice.

Athletes Get Abbreviated Break

Jan 23, 2017
NYU's monthlong break is a welcome break for most students after a long semester, but what about athletes who have to cut their break short to train and compete?
A total of 49 NYU athletes received the UAA All-Academic team honor this year, including womens volleyball player Rayne Ellis, pictured above (left).

49 Athletes Earn UAA All-Academic Honors

Dec 6, 2016
NYU athletes must maneuver a tricky line in balancing their academic and athletic endeavors.
Lipton RA and CAS Senior Ying Xin Tan added to her workload by training for the New York City Marathon.

Meet the RA Who Ran the NYC Marathon

Nov 18, 2016
Yingxin Tan, a CAS senior, added to her workload by running a literal marathon.
The NYUs mascot makes appearances on campus at special events, but calls the basketball games their primary home.

Unmasking the NYU Bobcat

Nov 11, 2016
NYU's mascots are alive and well at a number of on campus events, but most often frequent NYU basketball games.
Alyssa Poentis is a junior studying Neuroscience and a part of the women’s golf team, earning national recognition from her athletics.

Poentis Tees Off With Fresh NYC Start

Oct 31, 2016
Talking with NYU golfer Alyssa Poentis about golf, life and coming from Hawaii.
Freshman Carmen White dove all throughout high school and has already helped NYU’s swimming and diving team win their first two meets.

Carmen White: Diving to the Top

Oct 24, 2016
Freshman diver Carmen White has made a large impact in her brief time at NYU, going undefeated in the one-meter competition thus far.
Sophomore volleyball athlete Annie Singh is named Athlete of the Week for an outstanding season performance.

Annie Singh: A Young Leader

Oct 11, 2016
Sophomore outside hitter Annie Singh is profiled.
Freshman soccer player Maddie Howard describes the difficulty associated with playing on a college sports team while also trying to manage and navigate the other more traditional struggles of adjusting to school.

Adapting Is Key to Survival for Athletes

Oct 3, 2016
Freshman member of the Violet women's soccer team discusses the transition to being a college student athlete and life in New York.
Jorge Maldonado, cross country runner and NYU and UAA Athlete of the Week, recently impressed his team with his outstanding win at Vassar College even after a long hiatus due to injuries.

Maldonado Garners UAA Honors

Sep 26, 2016
Cross country senior Jorge Maldonado looks back on his collegiate career and ponders what's next.