Tag Archives: Senior Athlete

Senior transfer making the most of final year on the court

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.

Ethan Estes looks forward to final season at WLU

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 was more difficult than Estes expected, as he struggled through the team’s first ten games and was replaced at second base. However, that didn’t stop Estes’ drive and determination to get back out on the field. 

McKenna Shives stands out on and off the court

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

Senior volleyballer hopes to finish season off strong

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
Three years ago, heading into the 2014-15 season, head coach Kayla Mull of the Lady Hilltoppers volleyball program knew she needed a solid recruiting class if they wanted to compete in the Mountain East Conference. Traits like experience, height, quickness, jumping and mental toughness are characteristics Mull and every volleyball coach looks for. For the Hilltoppers, however, intelligence is at the forefront as well. One player in that recruiting class fits into all those categories: Erin Jans.