Tag Archives: Season

Men’s basketball ready to host MEC/PSAC Challenge

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer 
 
After a shakeup in the coaching staff and the roster in the offseason, the preseason No. 17 West Liberty University men’s basketball team is ready to kick off the 2017-18 season on the court with the MEC/PSAC Challenge.

WLU tailback Ortiz joins elite status

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager

No. 21 for the Black and Gold, Jeremiah Ortiz, made West Liberty history last night by becoming only the ninth Hilltopper in school history to surpass 1,000 rushing yards in a single season. However, Ortiz’ record-setting performance wasn’t enough to prevail the Hilltoppers over Fairmont State.

Lady Toppers set for Walsh Tournament this weekend 

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
 
After returning a history making team and making key offseason additions, the West Liberty women’s volleyball team began their 2017 season on the road by sweeping the Long Island Tournament this past weekend, starting with a perfect 4-0 record.

Lady Toppers ready to take to the court for 2017 season

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

After last year’s record setting season, the West Liberty women’s volleyball team is ready to do it all again. Last season saw the Lady Toppers put up a 23-14 record and 11-6 in conference, making it their first winning season since 1991 and their most wins since back-to-back 26-win seasons in 1981 and 1982, when West Liberty began play.

Seven seniors say goodbye to tennis on the Hilltop

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

This May, Hilltop Tennis will say goodbye to some of its brightest players as they graduate from WLU. This year, coach Heather Gallagher’s Lady Toppers ranked ninth in the NCAA II Atlantic Region rankings. Graduating Lady Toppers are Raquel Cabero and Andrea Puga.

The men’s team will see even bigger changes next season as five Toppers will be graduating this semester: Pablo Cimorra, Santiago Gutierrez, Baptiste Perrin, Andrew Ponder and Matt Tully. The men’s team received second place in the first NCAA II Atlantic Region rankings.

West Liberty softball season starts on Spring Break trip

 By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer 

After finishing last season on a sour note, the West Liberty University softball team is eager and excited to start the season. In 2016, the Toppers sported a record of 13-41 (6-26 MEC). 
 
The Toppers would have liked the season to end in a different fashion, but they hope to carry over the frustration from last year to begin this season on a good note.