Sports

Volleyball team’s loss marks end of rocky season

November 14, 2018

Despite respectable efforts, the volleyball team lost its final game of the season at Saint Leo University. In a match filled with spectacular rallies and an inspiring display of sacrifice, the Tars ultimately fell 15-25, 11-25, and 22-25. “I was mostly pleased with how we finished the third set,” Head Coach Mika Robinson said. “I […]

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Women’s soccer knocked out of regionals in overtime

November 14, 2018

They lost the game, but they won our hearts. The women’s soccer team has exited the regional playoffs after a heartbreaking 2-1 loss against Lee University in Pensacola after a double overtime battle. Despite conceding after only 10 minutes, the Tars kept their cool and equalized in the first half when Kathryn O’Brien (‘20) surged […]

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Women’s soccer receives bid to regionals

November 7, 2018

Sophomore wingback Gianna Merigliano drives the ball downfield (Courtesy of Rollins Sports) Although the women’s soccer team was knocked out of the conference tournament by Nova Southeastern University, they were selected as fifth seed for the regional tournament. They will face Lee University on Thursday, a team they faced early in the season which ended in […]

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Still undefeated at home, women’s soccer’s journey continues

October 31, 2018

Chynna McGirt, No. 7, scored the game-winning goal against Florida Tech on Monday, Oct. 29. (Rollins Sports) Women’s soccer continued their season’s success with a 1-0 win over Florida Institute of Technology, propelling them into this Thursday’s conference semifinals. When asked about the team’s first win in the conference playoffs, the typically serious Head Coach Alicia […]

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Rollins Football: History of the Fightin’ Tars

October 24, 2018

The 1932 Fighting Tars congregate for their team photo. (Photo courtesy of Rollins Department of Archives and Special Collections) Every Saturday in the fall, Rollins students longingly watch as nearby college students dress in spirited colors and tailgate with peers before heading into a rumbling stadium to cheer on their football team. As depressing as […]

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Women’s soccer secures second place in SSC

October 10, 2018

Kelly Rowswell ‘20, the women’s soccer team’s goalie, has been instrumental in the team’s strong record. (Mike Watters / Courtesy) Efficient, tenacious, victorious—such was the women’s soccer team that stepped onto the Cahall-Sandspur Field for Saturday’s game against conference foe, Palm Beach Atlantic University. The 1-0 win means that Rollins now sits second on the […]

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Women’s tennis’ best and brightest

October 10, 2018

Savanna Fuller (Rollins Sports) Standing 5’7, with short blonde hair, senior Savanna Fuller (‘19) steps onto the tennis court with demeanor and determination every day of the week. One of the main characteristics necessary for student-athletes is the ability to show an increased amount of self-discipline. This is how athletes can contribute the most to their […]

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Athletics to receive mental health training

October 3, 2018

Months after the tragic suicide of a baseball player, the Wellness Center is working with student athletes to gain a better understanding of their mental health needs and offer suicide prevention training. The Wellness Center’s main priority is to work on suicide prevention through the Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) program, a national suicide prevention training […]

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Cross country makes great strides

October 3, 2018

In Florida’s excruciating afternoon heat, the cross country teams took to the Lakeland course of the Flrunners.com Invitational race. Having raced in Lakeland at the beginning of the month, the Tars saw the perfect opportunity to measure their progress. In the first evening race of the season, both Jack Gabriel (‘20) and Katie Rioux (‘19) […]

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Women’s soccer remains undefeated at home

October 3, 2018

“We came out on a mission,” said Alicia Schuck, head coach of women’s soccer. The scoreboard behind her confirmed it: mission accomplished. The women’s soccer team defeated reigning conference champion Nova Southeastern University 3-1 to grab the third win in four conference games in last Saturday’s game. After a slow start, Rollins managed to take […]

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