The Mount Holyoke College Athletic Department has added new staff this semester, Jon Santer and Erica Lemm, who have already started to implement changes.
BY MERYL PHAIR ‘21
Colby Newsham ’19 and Zakheyah Allen ’19 received postgraduate scholarships from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to further their academics.
BY DEYSCHA SMITH ‘19
Last year, Annika Brooks ’21 spent her time playing pickup basketball with the guys, trying to build her confidence. The sophomore forward from Portland, Maine experienced a difficult rookie season at Wheaton College with little playing time, and knew she needed a change of pace.
BY EMMA COOPER ‘20
On Saturday, April 6, Pioneer Valley Roller Derby (PVRD) opened its 13th annual season with a doubleheader at their home rink in Florence, Massachusetts. First, Western Mass Destruction faced off against Hurt of the Commonwealth, shortly followed by a game between United Front and Monadnock Roller Derby.
Emma Cooper ‘20 brings us this week’s Lyons Recap!
BY KASS LAWRENCE ’22
Since the beginning of the spring semester, use of Mount Holyoke’s weight training room, known to students as the “Lyons Den,” has been restrict- ed only to physical education classes and varsity and club athletes.
BY DEYSCHA SMITH ’19
Natalie Russianoff ’19 stands on the turf field at Mount Holyoke College, waiting attentively for her orders. She wears a purple jacket and fur hood like it’s her own practice gear, and cheers on the team with each goal, groundball and goalie save.
On Sunday, Feb. 3, the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams with a score of 13-3, marking the Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl victory.
The following track and field athletes have qualified for the Boston University Valentine Invitational taking place on Friday, Feb. 8.
BY KASS LAWRENCE ’22
At the Smith College Show on Saturday, Sept. 29, the Mount Holyoke Equestrian Team placed first with 38 points in a field of eight colleges. Trailing the Lyons by one point was the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, followed by Worcester State University in third place. Amherst College finished next in fourth, followed by Hampshire, Smith and Williams Colleges tied for fifth and Bennington College in sixth. The athletes had a successful show all around, and riders Tess Ahlers ’19, Lily DeBenedictis ’19 and Daisy Sears ’19 clutched regional qualifications early.