Student skiers

For Spencer Guerschuny, cruising down the slopes is exhilarating, even though it seems to be shortly followed by a face plant.
Guerschuny, a Norwich sophomore and Massachusetts native, picked up skiing at the age of 20 after spending a year living in Vermont. After just one time on the mountain he was looking to buy his own gear. [Read more…]

Training key to prevent cold weather injuries threaten climbers

 

A participant in this year's Mountain Cold Weather Company Ice Trek shows proper attire for the below zero conditions encountered in 2015. (Photo by Timothy Smeddal)

A participant in this year’s Mountain Cold Weather Company Ice Trek shows proper attire for the below zero conditions encountered in 2015. (Photo by Timothy Smeddal)

It is crucial to beat the frigid temperatures of New England’s outdoors to save both lives and extremities. Norwich students in the Mountain Cold Weather Company (MCW) train to become cold climate experts and learn how to take the necessary precautions to minimize the risk of injury.
All of those different skills and safeguards were needed in order to stay safe during Ice Trek at Mt. Washington in N.H. from Jan. 5-10. [Read more…]

Men’s hockey team heads for quarter-finals

It starts with a dream. College athletes work their whole lives to get to a high level in their career. It’s about teamwork, trust, and perseverance. You go into the game having your brothers’ backs.
That’s what Norwich hockey is all about. [Read more…]

Women’s lacrosse prepares for new season

The Norwich women's lacrosse team features a lot of young players, but team leaders make sure they fit in and learn the ropes.

The Norwich women’s lacrosse team features a lot of young players, but team leaders make sure they fit in and learn the ropes.

Three days into the start of their season and Leandra Flores-Nieves looks on as her teammates go through basic passing drills that many of them had done before. But for Flores-Nieves, an 18-year-old from Colorado Springs, Colo., this was not just the beginning of her first collegiate lacrosse season; it was the beginning of her first-ever lacrosse season. [Read more…]

A Super Bowl, a super New England day

Last Sunday was a huge night for Norwich students, featuring not only recognition of the rook class but a sports day to remember for the Boston-area-sports-fan laden student body.

The New England Patriots capped off their run to a historic fourth Super Bowl victory in eight tries by defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24.

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Linemen shed pounds after football careers end

On any given weekday of this spring semester, the Norwich University football team is in the bowels of Plumley Armory training for the upcoming 2015 season. The training consists of heavy weight-lifting, agility drills, and various forms of stretching. [Read more…]

NU athletes stayed active, healthy over Thanksgiving break

For many, Thanksgiving Break is a time to enjoy the season, family friends and food. However for several student-athletes at Norwich University, staying in shape and being active and healthy is a key goal over the week-long break. [Read more…]

Ultimate Frisbee club is expanding team, competition

The Norwich Ultimate Frisbee club is taking strides towards becoming more than just a club as they work to join the USA Ultimate (USAU) league this year to compete against other schools, according to the club president. [Read more…]

Skiing, snowboarding offer fun, winter outlets

When it comes to outdoor recreation, Norwich students have a lot of options but they dwindle when winter brings the cold weather and snow.
Fortunately, there are a number of ski resorts not far from Norwich University, such as Sugarbush Ski Resort, Bolton Valley, Mad River and Stowe. [Read more…]

Pros, cons seen in coaching two different sports at Norwich

Norwich University is home to three coaches who coach multiple sports. Two of those coaches are head coaches, and one is even at the helm of two varsity programs. Holding down two coaching jobs is not an easy thing to do, because of the time-consuming nature of being a full-time collegiate coach. [Read more…]