There are a lot of reasons to choose Marist College for your education, but why for Hockey?
The hockey team is full of players majoring in all different subjects and areas, but they all have one thing in common and that is playing the game they love.
“We all get along very well. We are a family at the end of the day no matter what obstacles get thrown at us,” said junior Vincent Masters.
As senior student athletes take on their last year of study at Marist College they also take on their last college season of their athletic participation. To some, this idea is almost like an unwanted retirement because of how long sports have been in their lives, and to others this may be perfect timing.
This past weekend the Marist College Men’s Basketball team started off their season in a big way, traveling down to Durham to take on the legendary Duke University Blue Devils in the famed Cameron Indoor Arena as part of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic. Though some of the players tried to play it off as just a normal game, most simply just couldn’t contain their excitement.
“This is going to be a game we will certainly never forget,” said Marist senior forward Kentrall Brooks. “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t totally pumped.”
Marist College has over 20 varsity sports teams on campus along with several club teams as well. With the variety of sports that Marist has to offer, there seems to be a difference in how each team handles their diet to stay in shape for their specific sport. Players from several Marist sports gave their insight and experience with dieting on their respective Marist team and how they may differ from those of other teams.
Members from Marist baseball team, club hockey team, and women’s swimming and diving team have strong opinions about how athletes should handle their dieting methods if they want to be healthy and in shape for their team. Continue reading
Marist had the honor of hosting a prominent sports broadcaster this past week. Presented by The Marist Center for Sports Communication, Linda Cohn, the first full-time female sports anchor, spoke at Marist College on Oct. 28 in the Fusco Recital Hall.
Cohn presented a discussion based on her knowledge of the sports communication field, her experiences working with ESPN and other outlets in the sports broadcasting department. Continue reading
After the 2016 Summer Olympics, Michael Phelps had yet again collected an incredible amount of gold medals. However, during the games instead of asking how is race went, reporters were asking why was he covered in bruises? The answer is called ‘cupping therapy.’ Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine that is commonly found in traditional Chinese Medicine. This therapy includes special cups that suction on your skin for a few minutes. This heated-suction helps with pain, inflammation, blood flow, and relaxation. These cups stay in the same place anytime from five to fifteen minutes in order to draw blood to the area, allowing the overworked muscles to heal quicker.
According to the research coordinator at the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Anna Colacino explains cupping can be very helpful for athletes. “Athletes tend to overuse their bodies which can create tight muscles and spasms. Cupping can help reduce these issues because it works deeper by loosening muscles, deep tissue release and increase in circulation.”
As Michael Phelps and the US Olympic team spiked the conversation about cupping therapy, it seems to have taken the athletic training world by storm with other Olympic, professional and collegiate athletes. This interesting new therapy has even been brought to Marist through our athletic training facilities.
Marist Lacrosse player Frank Brier reacts to his first cupping experience this fall, “I had a few buddies of mine try it after they were very sore from a hard lift and they had great success so I decided to give it a try. Honestly it felt amazing, I felt as if I had more movement after a work out than I ever had before.”
Swimmer prepares for practice after getting Cupping therapy
Marist College Coordinator of Sports Medicine, Jeffery Carter explains that after the 2016 Olympics everyone was talking about cupping and he decided to do some research. “I reached out to a friend of mine at Michigan University training facility for some more information about cupping. He explained all the benefits and that student-athletes have responded very positively to the new-found magic cups.”
All the Athletic trainers and athletic training students have been trained to perform cupping therapy because it has become such a high demand, especially with the Marist swimming team.
Once a varsity student graduates high school they must make one of three choices as they enter college. To pack up their gear and leave the sport behind, to pursue this sport professionally –representing their university, or to join the intramural teams on their college campus. Known for its Division I sports, Marist College athletes are constantly practicing and making sure they are focused for big games. But what about the athletes who continue to represent the school that don’t wear the Marist logo on their jersey ?
Have you ever seen a Marist student in athletic gear on campus and sworn that they graduated? That may very well be the case as many Marist student-athletes stick around for five years. But don’t athletes only take a fifth year if they want to play professionally? Not the case for Marist students.
College athletes worldwide take redshirting as an opportunity to play a fifth year in hopes of getting professional careers. Although Marist is a Division I school, most Marist student-athletes redshirt due to injury or lack of maturity. Continue reading
Have you ever wanted to hear random funny pop-culture references at a hockey game? Well, you’re in luck. Seniors Matt McNamara and Casey Bryant have created The Marist Moller Calls for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, an idea that started around last year in the fall that has since garnered much attention. It’s an idea that was inspired by Austin King, a forward on the hockey team who missed his entire season while fighting Hodgkin’s lymphoma during his sophomore year. Continue reading
Last week, we had a great article written by Luca Balbo about the tennis team’s player diversity and how they cope with being in a new country and function as a team. Well, the article inspired me to dig just a little deeper and find out more about the international recruiting process. Marist College certainly likes to get their fair share of diversity. Students come from all over the country, states like California, Texas and Hawaii are just a few good examples. But when students come from other countries, and to play a sport, well that’s a whole different story.
For Pete Colaizzo, head coach and director of the men’s and women’s cross country and track program in his 26th year here, there are a ton of factors that go into recruiting and why they don’t recruit overseas. The first thing Coach Colaizzo mentioned, was “team size” and how the distribution of money and financial aid come into effect. “International students need a full ride” in order to attend schools in the United States, and it’s simply not in the budget. There are a lot of factors on each team, but the main one for the cross country team is the budget. Though it depends on the kind of family and country the student would be coming from, said student would need a lot of financial support that Coach Colaizzo is unfortunately unable to provide. Though it’s a number he didn’t share, Coach Colaizzo only gets a certain amount of scholarship money per year, and it simply isn’t worth taking a chance on spending all of that money on one guy from a foreign country. “It’s too high risk” because if the athlete turns out to under perform, that’s not only a lot of money down the drain, that’s also a lot of roster spots that could’ve been filled by other people too. Continue reading