A year in sports

By Adam Duke Assistant Sports Editor As is typical of all sports programs, Canisius athletics had its ups and downs in the 2016-17 season. In the fall, the men’s cross country team finished in second place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Iona Gaels dominated the race, taking spots one through eight. Galen Snyder … [Read more...]

Volleyball conference season starts on the road: MAAC season begins against Marist and Siena after rough preseason

By Adam Duke Sports Reporter After going 0-3 in a second consecutive tournament, the Griffs will seek to pick up a pair of victories on the road this weekend against Marist and Siena. Last season, the Griffs were defeated in two matches by both teams, but as Outside Hitter Jacklyn Malusa optimistically stated last week, “It’s … [Read more...]

Changes to volleyball provide fresh outlook: With a new coach, Griffs seek to return to the MAAC tournament.

By Adam Duke Sports Reporter The Griffs volleyball team came back with an all-new presence in late August. With Coach Lenika Vazquez at the helm of the program, the team has welcomed four freshmen and is now under the leadership of seniors Jacklyn Malusa and Katlyn Tyler. Last season, the Griffs finished 9-9 in the MAAC and … [Read more...]

Hard work equals success: Lenika Vazquez fills role as head volleyball coach

By Adam Duke Sports Reporter After the departure of Cathy Hummel as head coach of the Canisius volleyball program this past November, the Griffs began the search for a replacement. On January 14, Lenika Vazquez, former assistant coach at Butler, was named head coach. “She’s going to bring energy and excitement to the program,” … [Read more...]

Bittersweet finale: Griffs edged out of playoff spot, finish season strong

By Adam Duke Sports Reporter Canisius volleyball concluded its season Nov. 15 with a 3-0 win at home against St. Peter’s. They finished the season at .500, going 9-9 in the MAAC. “Season-wise, I feel like we progressively got better- through to the end. The last few games were really our best, which was really cool to see. We’re … [Read more...]

Griffs look to maintain competitiveness in second half of season

By Adam Duke Sports Reporter After a terrific opening, starting 3-0, with a 2-0 conference record, the Canisius volleyball team struggled at the beginning of October, hitting a rough patch of three matches. Last weekend, however, the Griffs swept St. Peter’s and put up a fight against number one Rider, bouncing back and shifting … [Read more...]

Griffs Split Matches on the Road, Prepare for Marist and Siena

By: Adam Duke Sports Reporter After falling to Manhattan 3-0 on September 26, the Canisius women’s volleyball team battled back to finish the weekend with a 3-2 win against Iona on Sunday to even out the record from the trip at 1-1. Kaitlyn Tyler led the team with 32 kills and Grace Streicher led with 83 assists. In addition, … [Read more...]

ESPN3 debuts at Canisius

By: Canio Marasco III Sports Contributor The most thrilling aspect of Tuesday night’s Volleyball matchup might not have been the Griffs win over the University of Buffalo, but rather the platform that presented the game.         On March 23rd, Canisius College announced that it entered into an agreement with ESPN, to allow the … [Read more...]

The Locker Room with Roxanne Hernandez — Post No. 1

Dear Diary, Today, overall was a good day. I found out two of my three classes for Friday are going to be cancelled and we had a good day in the office as a team. I am in a sign language course now which requires us to complete “lab hours.” Our hours consist of visiting St. Mary’s School for the Deaf and being able to interact … [Read more...]

Volleyball wins in three sets, snap nine-game losing streak against Niagara

By Nathan Barillari Managing Editor Emily Elek had a match-high 13 kills for the Griffs in a three-set sweep agaisn’t rival Niagara Wednesday night - a team that the Griffs had lost nine-straight matches to. “I’ve been here five years and this is the first time we’ve beat Niagara,” she said. “It was always like the elephant … [Read more...]


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