By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor Senior basketball player Johnie Olkosky has been a staple to watch at West Liberty University since she began playing for the team in 2015, after redshirting her first season. Olkosky has always had a passion for basketball, and she is ready to play her final season on the hilltop and live by the team…
By Raissa Wagner, Contributing Writer Eric Meininger is a 22-year-old from Centerville, Ohio, and he is not your average basketball player. He is the senior captain of the basketball team and he has had a great journey during his time as a Hilltopper.
By Yijing Shen, Distribution Manager West Liberty University’s redshirt senior wrestler Darius Bunch is saving his power to be back for his final season on coach Mitch Smith’s team.
By Mimi Albon, Contributing Writer Austin Whipkey plays offensive on WLU’s football team. His primary position is right guard on the offensive line and his job is to protect the quarterback. This is a position that requires strength, size, and footwork.
By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor Senior goalkeeper Lauren Hartnell is making the best of her last season on the hilltop with the women’s soccer team.
By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer Senior right side/outside hitter Raimey Benson is making the most of her final season on West Liberty University’s volleyball team. She recently surpassed 1,000 kills in her collegiate career, and she plans to continue spiking through her goals on and off the court with ambition.
By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager Senior guard Jordan Watson has been a vital part of the Hilltopper team this season. A transfer from Lincoln University (Pa.), Watson is shooting over 45 percent from behind the arc, the highest percentage on the team. However, there is so much more that lies beyond the player sporting the No. 1 jersey.
By Cody Shook, Sports Editor Coming into West Liberty University as a freshman, Ethan Estes was 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighed in at 170 pounds, and he had to make the transition from playing shortstop his whole life to moving across the diamond to play second base at the Division II level. The move from high school to college…
By Cody Shook, Sports Editor A senior from Struthers, Ohio, McKenna Shives is no average basketball player. This is her second and final season here at West Liberty University. She transferred from Gannon University, where she played her first two collegiate seasons. In her junior year, she led the nation with 106 3-pointers and earned second team All-MEC honors.