• Sports

    Men and women’s track and field team surge at the right time

    Both Queens College’s men and women’s track and field teams are picking up steam heading towards the final leg of the season. Both were dominant all year long recently broke the school record for the 4 by 4 relays at the Rider Invitational at the University of Florida. The men’s team is looking to defend their back-to-back titles, while the women’s team is hoping to capture glory with a Conference Championship run. The Lady Knights are thrilled with the opportunity of becoming champions after the growth the team has experienced over the last few years. It was just two years ago that the thought of competing for a conference title…

  • Sports

    QC baseball team hopes to strike out 16-year playoff drought

    After spending months in the weight room, the Queens College men’s baseball team was anxious to get out and start playing ball. The season was scheduled to begin on Feb. 28. However, due to inclement weather, the away game in Virginia was canceled. In fact, many games across the country were cancelled, especially in the northeast. “At this point, the significance would be to get outside and play some ball,” Coach Chris Reardon said. Starting on March 7, the Knights were scheduled to compete at Franklin Pierce University, but this game was postponed as well. The team’s season finally began on March 8 with a loss to Franklin Pierce University…

  • Sports

    Womens Lacrosse: Starting Fresh and Ready to Win

    Last year, the Queens College Women’s Lacrosse team entered the 2014 season with only six girls on its roster, mostly containing players from other various sports. In his first season, head coach Todd Kaiser was faced with the obstacle of finding girls to fill the team, or he would’ve been forced to cancel the season. “I knew that the program was in a little bit of a hole coming in and it was going to take [immediate] rebuilding,” Kaiser said. “I needed to get kids, and get this program back on its feet.” Kaiser managed to compose a team of 11 lacrosse players, three soccer players, two track runners, and…

  • Sports

    Reasons to love Madison Rowland, the sophomore sensation

    The 1000th point club is composed of the most remarkably talented and hard-working athletes in their respectable sport. This season Queens College women’s basketball team added one athlete who continues to turn heads in her career as a Lady Knight—Madison Rowland. On Feb. 18, Rowland scored her 1000th point as a sophomore. It is a milestone which takes most athletes a full four-year career to complete. She joins the list of amazing QC athletes such as Amanda Bartlett and Shonda Holder. “I was so ecstatic after the game. To get 1,000 points is an amazing accomplishment and I am so excited about it,” Rowland said. Rowland is currently at 1,025…

  • Op-Eds

    How I got to live out my dream of being a journalist

    On Jan. 4, I woke up around 7:45 a.m. with so much excitement and enthusiasm. I sprung out of bed like never before and did the usual morning routine. I ate a huge bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios (good for your heart). By 9:00 a.m. I was on the E train heading toward the World’s Most Famous Arena located on 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, Madison Square Garden. On the train I daydreamed of working for ESPN and being on the 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter. “This is Albert and Welcome to SportsCenter,” I imagined. I was heading to cover our Queens College Lady Knights as they participated in the Maggie Dixon Classic. The Knights were honoring the first…