The Wood Word

A Farewell to Senior Pacers

April 1, 2009

By Christian Wagner Sports Editor Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. For the seniors here at Marywood, this means that they are leaving behind a lifetime of memories to enter the “real world.” This article...

Seamless Transition for Pacer Baseball Team

April 1, 2009

By Shane Ostroski Sports Editor When a new coach is named to any program, it often changes the identity of a team. A new coach brings a new attitude, and a new style of play that often makes for a long transition period. Luckily...

10 Questions: Patrick Diskin

March 1, 2009

By Christian Wagner Sports Editor Who: Patrick Diskin Year: Sophomore Sport: Baseball Major: Health & Physical Education 1. Favorite movie: Rocky, St. Elmo's Fire, Wedding Crashers 2. Favorite music artist: Def Leppard, Poison, Motley...

Pacers Out to Prove First Season Wasn't Beginner's Luck

March 1, 2009

By Shane Ostroski Sports Editor The Marywood University Men’s Lacrosse team is entering its second season under head coach , Mic Grant. The Pacers are looking to improve from their inaugural season in which they reached the...

Pacers Looking for Success on Baseball Diamond

March 1, 2009

By Shane Ostroski Sports Editor The Marywood University Baseball team will be under new direction for the 2008-2009 season. Jerry Davis, who served as an assistant for 13 years, will take the helm for the departing Joe Ross....

10 Questions: Shannon Gillena

February 2, 2009

By Jamee Horgan Staff Writer Who: Shannon Gillena Year: Junior Major: Athletic training major Sport: Lacrosse Favorite  Ice Cream Flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip Favorite Hobbies: Playing lacrosse, working out, hanging with...

Joe Ross Leaves Behind Legacy at Marywood

February 2, 2009

By Christian Wagner Sports Editor “He is one of my best friends. He will do anything for you at anytime, no questions asked,” said interim Coach Jerry Davis, who was chosen to replace Joe Ross this season after he resigned t...

We Wanna Dance With Somebody: Why the Pacers Have a Chance to Dance

February 2, 2009

By Brian Johnson Staff Writer “Oh! I wanna dance with somebody. I wanna feel the heat with somebody. Yeah! I wanna dance with somebody, with somebody who loves me.” That classic anthem is sung by Whitney Houston in the song...

Need Something to Do? Support Your Pacers

February 2, 2009

By Shane Ostroski Sports Editor Are you ever looking for things to do on campus, or are looking for somewhere to go to release some built up frustration from school? If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, we have...

Students Deeply Rooted in College Football

December 1, 2008

By Christian Wagner Staff Writer Despite the fact that Marywood does not have a football team, it does not deter many students from finding a love for other teams around the nation. Many students have made a spot in their heart...

"Lovable Losers" Win the World Series

December 1, 2008

Image by Getty Images via Daylife By Amanda Toth Assistant Editor-in-Chief Am I a sports fan? Sure, I love Penn State football, but that's about it. I must admit, however, that this year's World Series, between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays, interested me. I wasn't inte...

Marywood Basketball Crosses Country Lines

November 1, 2008

By Christian Wagner Staff Writer The Marywood Men’s Basketball recently embarked on a trip to Canada from October 10 through 14. As head coach Eric Grundman explained prior to the team’s departure, “The NCAA allows colleges...