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The Eastern Football Club 2004 girls team defends a shot against SUSA Football Club in a game in Nov. 2020. The game, which was played as part of the SUNY Purchase Tournament, ended in a 1-1 draw.

Club soccer tackles the challenges of COVID-19

Rowan Mcwhinnie, Features Editor March 10, 2021

It is common for athletes of all ages to join private sports clubs to help improve and advance their skills. However, there have been some complications to the 2020-2021 season. Private soccer clubs...

Stephon Marbury II prepare for a three point shot during a boys' varsity basketball practice. Students play with masks on to ensure the safety of themselves and others. Towards the end of the season, the team was able to scrimage in keeping with proper regulations.

Behind-the-Scenes: Communication on Athletic Regulations

Noah Kassell-Yung, Contributing Writer March 10, 2021

Masters, along with many other academic institutions, has had to adapt its athletic programs significantly as the pandemic has continued. Guidelines for what can be deemed safe have been passed down from...

ALTHOUGH SOCCER IS A sport built on collaboration between teammates, individual incentives tend to take priority in a team setting. Schlossman believes players tend to become distracted by outside motives rather than play the game for enjoyment. At Masters, Schlossman finds that unlike her club team, her fellow teammates play for the fun in the game.

Playing for the gain not the love of the game

Kwynne Schlossman, Web Editor and Social Media Manager March 10, 2021

I started playing soccer when I was four. From the time I first kicked a ball, I fell in love with the sport and its culture––it was my outlet. My love for the sport was further cultivated while playing...

While many professional sports teams are located in New York, the state has one of the smallest sports betting markets in the United States. This is largely due to the fact that online betting is currently illegal in New York state.

Getting a handle on teen sports betting

Andrew Mitchell, Sports Editor February 5, 2021

Junior John Doe* starts off every week with a text to his bookie to place his bets for the weekend's NFL games. He first takes a look at the spreads for each game, drafts parlays, and considers the money...

Junior Aidan McLaren steps into the batter’s box during a night game on Oct. 3, 2020. At the time, McLaren was playing for L & M Baseball. Since then, he switched teams and joined East Coast Elite, for whom he currently plays.

COVID-19 pandemic poses challenges for recruits

Ethan Schlapp, Sports Lead Editor February 5, 2021

As athletes around the country have started to make a safe return to the playing field, there is one group of competitors who have been especially frustrated by the challenging athletic circumstances of...

Gregory Van Beek grew up in Edina, Minnesota and has been a lifelong
Vikings fan. He played football throughout middle and high school, and now he enjoys Sunday afternoons watching NFL games with his youngest daughter.

Reflection: Watching football brought me and my dad closer together

Sophia Van Beek, News Editor February 5, 2021

When my father was a sophomore at Southern Methodist University in the fall of 1988, he walked onto the school’s football team. A week later, he quit. The two-a-day practices in the blistering Texas...

Junior Allen Ning takes a three-point jump shot at a local school in Guangzhou, China. Ning
practiced with his local basketball team this past season, but he was unable to play in any games because he did not attend the school.

Remote Athletes stuck on the sidelines

Tim Mathas, Opinion Lead Editor February 5, 2021

While a return to in-person team practices has provided many students with a sense of semi-normalcy and an opportunity to participate in the winter sports season, many remote members of the student body...

Sam Coffey dribbles the ball in a game during her early high school soccer career. Coffey was a star midfielder at Masters and went on to play Division I soccer at Boston College and then Penn State. Now, she will head off to Portland, Oregon to play for the Thorns of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)

Former Masters star Coffey takes talents to the pros

Kwynne Schlossman, Web and Social Media Manager February 5, 2021

Masters alumna Sam Coffey was drafted to the Portland Thorns FC on Jan. 13, a team in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) as the 12th pick in the league’s 2021 draft.  Coffey served as captain...

A Masters student swims alone in one lane during an afternoon practice.

Swim Teams Adapt to Maskless Restrictions

Sabrina Wolfson, Opinion Editor January 20, 2021

As the winter athletic season neared, swimmers all over the country were forced to adapt to a restriction unlike any other sport: staying safe without the possibility of masks. Although approached differently,...

Taha Dinana training last spring in the Fonseca Center on campus.

Taha Dinana trains in Egypt to prepare for his first college squash season

George Chang, Photo editor January 6, 2021

Being the top-ranked squash player for his age and getting accepted to his dream school, Taha Dinana, a freshman squash player at the University of Virginia (UVA), and a Masters alum, has been training...

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