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...]

Rivalry victory at the Demske

By Robert Janish Senior Sports Writer The annual Canisius-Niagara game is important more than ever this year. With each team currently 1-1 in the MAAC, this matchup is decisive for both teams and could be crucial in seeding should either one make the playoffs. The two teams got off to its usual fast-paced start, and it was, for … [Read more...]

Griffs travel to Fairfield for 2016 MAAC opener

By Robert Janish Senior Sports Writer After a 2-4 nonconference record, the Golden Griffins will travel to Connecticut to take on the Fairfield Stags, which will kick off their 2016 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule. Last year, the two teams met at the Demske Sports Complex in a game that resulted in a 4-1 victory for the … [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...]

Canisius travels to UB in next chapter of cross-town rivalry

By Robert Janish Senior Sports Writer After a below average 2-3 start to their 2016 campaign, the women's soccer team will travel to the University at Buffalo on Friday, September 9, to take on the Bulls. The Golden Griffins have earned victories in their last two contests, picking up wins over the Robert Morris Colonials and the … [Read more...]

Former softball coach gets honored: Mike Rappl inducted into Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

By Marshall Haim Sports Reporter Mike Rappl’s name is synonymous with Canisius softball. Earlier this month on Nov. 4, the former Canisius softball coach was one of eight inductees into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. The Class of 2015 was introduced during a dinner at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in Downtown … [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...]

Quinn’s career one for the record books

by Robert Janish Jr. Sports Reporter From her days in high school to what is now her final season of collegiate lacrosse, senior attacker Tori Quinn has always been an impactful player on the field. She attended Orangeville District in Ontario, Canada before committing to Canisius. While a member of her high school squad, she was … [Read more...]

Take back the MAAC: Softball looks to continue midseason success

by CJ Gates Sports Editor New Head Coach Kim Griffin’s tenure didn’t have the auspicious start she hoped it would. Following four losses to open the season, the team was at a crossroads. However, the way Griffin’s Griffs responded set the tone for the rest of the season. "We started off the season at Cleveland State and ended up … [Read more...]


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