Ali Binnington, who has proven time and time again that she is one of the Tigers' best assets, is playing her last women's hockey season. We sat down with her for an interview.
RIT's first ever OneSpiRIT Global Hockey Festival, which brought together RIT's campuses around the globe for a unifying celebration, was a huge success. Destler and company seem ready and eager to do it again next year, but even bigger.
RIT's Quidditch team, the Dark Marks, has been making a name for itself in the world of college Quidditch. Prateek Ranka investigates the club's beginnings, successes and future endeavors.
A look inside the world of RIT sports during the week of 10/19 - 10/25.
A glimpse of what happened in sports the week of October 13 - 18
Soccer, hockey, and Tennis for the week of October 6-11
The first non-exhibition Women's hockey game
Known for gaming, engineering and hockey, you may think the only running that RIT students do is down the quarter mile in minus 8 degree weather. This season, however, the RIT Women’s Cross Country team is running so fast and kicking up so much dirt in the competition’s face, you probably missed them.
The 2014-15 tennis season is off to a strong start, and the RIT Tigers hope to go all the way this year.
Sarah Szybist is a six-foot-one-inch outside hitter for the Women’s Volleyball Team here at RIT, and has been receiving a lot of attention recently for her talent. She has just been named Most Valuable Player of the RIT Volleyball Invitational as well as the Liberty League Volleyball Player of the Week for the eighth time in the past two years. This is an incredible accomplishment and almost never happens.
As a part of SpringFest, the College Activities Board hosted a Turbo Glow Party on Thursday, April 24, 2014, in RIT’s Clark Gym in Henrietta, N.Y. People were invited come dressed in neon colors and burn calories with Turbo Kick, which is a combination of cardio and kickboxing.
Courtney Tennant started playing basketball in elementary school and has played all the way through graduate school. In addition to setting records and earning awards throughout her four years as center for RIT’s Women’s Basketball team, Tennant was able to earn her Bachelor’s degree in New Media Marketing within her first three years at RIT.
The work ethic of RIT men’s basketball team member Jameel Balenton, a fourth year Electrical Engineering major from Syracuse, N.Y., is not up for debate
Fourth year Industrial Engineering major Katie Baldwin has always loved to swim, being in the water and messing around in the pool. Originally from Phelps, N.Y., Baldwin was in eighth grade when the school chartered its first swim team. “I was like, ‘Oh! I’ll try it out and see how it goes!’”
"When you're swimming, you can hear a muffled cheer once in awhile, when you turn your head [out of the water],” [J1] recalled second year Management Information Systems major Eric Lizotte. This cheerful spirit is his favorite part of volunteering for Try a Tri.
RIT’s conversion to semesters has affected more than just academics; athletic teams have felt this shift as well. All RIT sports teams were represented by the Athletic Administration and considered when the change was voted on. However, not all teams are feeling the same effects. Some teams are experiencing little change, some are encountering challenges and some are benefitting from the conversion.
Jimmy Forbes is a fourth year Mechanical Engineering major, student in the Honors Program and three-year captain of the RIT Men’s Soccer team. Forbes accomplished the rare feat of being chosen as a captain after only one year on the team once his coaches identified his leadership potential. Men’s Soccer Head Coach Bill Garno said he chose Forbes as a captain because of his work ethic and commitment to the team’s success.
Twins Alexa and Jamie Martinez made their debut at RIT four years ago on an accepted students day where they impressed the upperclassmen with their vigor and endurance on the soccer field. Needing no time to adjust to college level play, they played side by side as defensive center midfielders their freshman year. The fourth year New Media Design majors are now co-captains of the Women’s Soccer team.
"When the Jesuits came into the country of the Iroquois, they saw these sticks that they were using. They thought that the looked like the sticks that the bishops were using, 'la crosier.' There it is," said Alfred Jacques, the Onondaga lacrosse stick maker, as he demonstrated the shape of la crosier with his handmade lacrosse stick. "Lacrosse. But we [Onondaga] never call it lacrosse." They call it the Creator’s Game.
Imagine you’ve played a sport for ten or more years and you’ve been told by many – and personally feel – that you are athletic enough to compete at a higher level. You now receive the opportunity to go to college to pursue a degree. However, an immense decision awaits you: Should you continue your sport? This is a difficult decision to make whether you have been recruited or will be a ‘walk on’ trying out for the team.
"We were the only undefeated team in the history of RIT," said 1955 alumnus Ross DiBiase. In the final three years that RIT athletes called themselves Techmen, DiBiase captained the RIT Wrestling squad. Several members of that team have already made it into the RIT Athletics Hall of Fame; now it's DiBiase's turn, along with five other athletes.