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Women’s tennis dominates on the road

Ryan Hunt, Asst. Sports Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under Sports

The West Chester University women’s tennis team (13-2, 4-0 PSAC) cannot be stopped right now. The ladies have wrapped up yet another stellar week, continuing their amazing streak of perfection. With their victories this week over Shippensburg and Holy Family, they now have seven straight 9-0 team...

Gymnastics bound for nationals

Meghan Chan, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
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On March 5, the West Chester University gymnastics team (9-11) placed third in a quad meet hosted by the University of Pennsylvania with a 192.950. Finishing first in the competition was Penn State scoring a 196.200, Bridgeport was runner-up with a 193.875, followed by West Chester and then UPenn with...

Lacrosse enjoys perfect week

William Boyer, Sports Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under Sports

No. 11 West Chester University lacrosse (8-2, 5-1 PSAC) bounced back from a tough loss to Lindenwood University by sweeping the week, picking up wins over Bloomsburg University, Gannon University and Slippery Rock University. WCU, led by Ashley Pyle’s eight points, topped Bloomsburg (7-5, 4-4) 18-11...

Health: The tentative truth on cell phones

Alecia Sexton, Special to The Quad
April 10, 2017
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It’s no secret that we are glued to our cell phones. Instagram, Facebook, keeping in touch with friends and family, having the ability to search the web for anything at any time... all of these things make us feel connected to each other and to the evolving world we live in. It’s comforting to...

Men’s tennis losing streak to six

Ryan Hunt, Asst. Sports Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under Sports

Men’s tennis dropped another match to make a bad season even worse (1-11, 0-4 PSAC). This time around, they came close to changing their misfortune, dropping a 4-5 decision to Caldwell University. The New Jersey school came into the match sporting a 3-5 record and the win broke a three-game losing...

Nutrition: Ironing out the facts

Mallory Ritthamel, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Sports

Iron is an extremely important mineral for athletes. If athletes do not get enough iron, it can negatively affect their performance more and more each day. Iron plays a huge role in immune systems functions throughout the body. It also transports oxygen to all the cells on your body and produces red...

Longtime WCU athletic director says goodbyes

Dakota Schlater, Special to The Quad
April 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

After 22 years as West Chester University, Athletic Director Dr. Edward Matejkovic has announced that he plans to retire at the end of the 2017 spring semester. Matejkovic has turned the West Chester Golden Rams’ program into one of the most successful in the country at the NCAA Division II level....

Women’s tennis continues dominant season

Ryan Hunt, Asst. Sports Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Lady Rams’ spring season has treated them well (10-2, 2-0 PSAC) as they extended their current win streak to five, with their fourth straight 9-0 sweep of their opponents. The team had to battle the elements a few times this week, with matches being moved around to adjust to the weather conditions....

Lacrosse goes 1-1 on the week

William Boyer, Sports Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

No. 9 West Chester University lacrosse (5-2, 2-1 PSAC) went 1-1 on the week, picking up a dominant win over conference foe Kutztown University (5-4, 1-4 PSAC) on Wednesday afternoon before falling to No. 2 ranked Lindenwood University (14-0, 6-0) in a lopsided affair on Saturday afternoon. WCU was...

Men’s tennis still searching for second victory

Ryan Hunt, Asst. Sports Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

The West Chester University men’s tennis team is truly going through a long rough patch. WCU (1-9, 0-3 PSAC) has not won a match since returning from Florida, as they dropped both contests this week to extend their losing streak to four. Injuries, suspensions and a few lost players have played a...

Rain cuts baseball’s week short

Maxwell Randolph, Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

In an unpredictable week for the West Chester baseball team (13-4, 5-1 PSAC), three games were moved due to rain. They were able to split their only two games of the week, an away double header against Shippensburg (8-11-1, 3-3 PSAC) on Saturday that was originally scheduled for Friday. Due to rain,...

Nutrition: Protein pro-tips

Mallory Ritthamel, Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

Proteins are not just chicken and eggs. There are so many sources of protein that many people do not know about. If you are on a restricted diet due to allergies, sports or illness, protein may be a touchy subject. To figure out your need for protein, just multiply your body weight by 0.36. This will...

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