Category - Athletics

University of Rochester

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UR Track & Field—It’s Back!
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The Power of School Spirit
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Men’s Soccer: The NCAA Tournament Explained
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Party in the UAA
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New and Improved Athletics Facilities: North and Fauver
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Campus Event: Kick Away Cancer!
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UAA Conference Preview
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Hillside Community Shield: U of R vs. RIT
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UR Soccer Blogger Griffin Drake
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About Me

UR Track & Field—It’s Back!

  This year, I have proudly joined the UR Men's Track & Field team, Division III, and I am so excited for upcoming competitions. I was a pole vaulter for four years in high school and did pretty well for myself. Unfortunately, my career ended when I shattered my ankle on a high attempt my junior year.[…]

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The Power of School Spirit

People often ask me, “What is school spirit like on your campus?” or “Do you feel supported by the athletic community?” My answer always consists of examples of our athletic family. Although our athletic and campus community is smaller than some larger programs, I still feel an overwhelming amount of support. Because we have established[…]

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Men’s Soccer: The NCAA Tournament Explained

Every soccer game during our season is really just a step towards something much bigger: the NCAA Tournament. This is how the National Champion is determined, which is the ultimate goal of any and all collegiate soccer programs. How do you get in to the tournament? Only about 54 teams make the NCAA tournament out[…]

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Party in the UAA

During the weekend of October 12, I traveled to Pittsburgh and Atlanta with my soccer team to play two conference games. The first was on Friday in Pittsburgh against Carnegie Mellon University. Although the final score was 1-0 in CMU's favor, we turned our focus to our next game in Atlanta against top ranked Emory[…]

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New and Improved Athletics Facilities: North and Fauver

Above is an image of North Field taken this summer. Sorry about the quality, it was taken via my phone. Over the summer, there were some pretty huge improvements made to our athletic facilities. The aquatic center has been completely redone, Fauver field has been re-turfed and new lighting was added, the baseball field was[…]

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Campus Event: Kick Away Cancer!

For the past several months, two of my good friends and soccer teammates have been working with UR Golden Key Honor Society to organize a Breast Cancer Awarness event in honor of our friend, Danielle. The event was sponsored not only by the honor society but by UR Women's Soccer, UR Men's Soccer, Delta Gamma[…]

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UAA Conference Preview

Here at UR, our Men's Soccer team plays in the University Athletic Association (UAA).  Not to brag, but this is debatably one of the hardest conferences in all of DIII Soccer.  This year is no different.  The conference includes colleges in the Northeast and Midwest.  The conference is made up of Brandeis, New York University,[…]

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Hillside Community Shield: U of R vs. RIT

The first annual Hillside Community Shield soccer game between the #14 University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology is scheduled to take place Tuesday, September 11. The game will take place at Sahlen’s Stadium in downtown Rochester. Though the heated UR v. RIT rivalry has been going on for many years, this is the[…]

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UR Soccer Blogger Griffin Drake

Hi, my name is Griffin Drake.  I am a sophomore at the University of Rochester River Campus, class of 2015. I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, where I attended Pike High School. I have played soccer all of my life. Back home, I played varsity soccer at Pike and played my club soccer[…]

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About Me

Hi, everyone! My name is Heather Alico and I am a senior, brain and cognitive science (BCS) major. My focus in BCS is on neurodevelopment and language. I hope to continue on to nursing school after graduation and become a psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner. In summer 2011, I completed my Spanish minor by[…]

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