The Maroon

Rickey Hill: The coach who tackles the impossible

Coach Rickey Hill looks on at team practice.  Hill has coached at Loyola since 2016. Photo credit: Gabrielle Korein

Sofia Mongillo

February 4, 2020

Wolf Pack dance and cheerleading coach Rickey Hill began his time at Loyola in August 2016, taking on the role of head coach for two NAIA competitive sports. Before joining the Wolf Pack, Hill began coaching in the early '90s, where he gained expertise at Virginia Tech and coached there for nearly...

Dance team wins fourth straight conference title

Loyola dance team members perform their conference routine on Feb. 1, 2020. Photo credit: Andres Fuentes

Andres Fuentes

February 3, 2020

The Wolf Pack dance team makes room for another championship banner, as the program earned the Southern States Athletic Conference title for the fourth year in a row. On Feb. 1, the Loyola squad defeated Martin Methodist with a total score of 91.75. Since the sport was recognized by the conference,...

Baseball team crushes season opener

The Wolf Pack opened their season with a win against Tougaloo College in Westwego on Jan. 25, 2020. The team is being coached by first-year head coach Jeremy Kennedy.

Gabriella Killett

January 30, 2020

The Loyola Wolf Pack baseball team crushed their season opener Saturday, Jan. 25,. with two wins in a doubleheader playing Tougaloo College in Westwego. In the first game, Loyola beat Tougaloo by 12 runs with a 12-0 final score. Pitcher Wes Anderson struck out six Tougaloo batters, and the Wolf Pack...

Tennis finds talent abroad

Men's tennis player Ernesto Telles, from San Salvador, El Salvador, battles in match against Jackson State Jan. 25. Telles is one of many international students in the tennis program.

Brendan Heffernan

January 30, 2020

International student athletes make up over half of Loyola's tennis program with seven women and nine men on the teams whose hometowns are outside of the U.S. The program features athletes from four continents and nine countries, making tennis Wolf Pack Athletics’ most international program. Although...

New tennis coach puts emphasis on students

Coach Matthew Llewelyn speaks to player Emilio Saenz at team practice. Wolf Pack athletics hired Llewelyn last November.

Sam Lucio

January 29, 2020

Last November, Loyola Athletic Director Brett Simpson announced the hiring of Matthew Llewellyn as the Wolf Pack's new men's and women's tennis coach. “We were looking for someone who could build upon the academic and athletic success that our programs have recently achieved,” said Simpson. “We...

Athletes transfer to find their “home”

Madelynn Chavez, political science sophomore, who transferred from University of New Mexico, stands in the gym on Jan. 10. Chavez is one of a few student athletes who transferred to Loyola from an NCAA school. Andrew Fava shoots hoops in the gym on Jan. 10. Fava transferred to Loyola from University of Florida.

Will Ingram

January 27, 2020

Upon graduating high school, it becomes a concern of students, especially student- athletes as to which college they will carry their talents. Athletes consider pros and cons in a school before they make their ultimate decision, and even after doing so, their decision may not be ideal. Madelynn Chavez,...

Loyola honors 2020 Athletic Hall of Famers

2020 inductees to the Wolf Pack Athletic Hall of Fame gather during halftime at a basketball hall of fame game . Those pictured were inducted officially at the ceremony Jan. 18, 2020. Courtesy of Kyle Encar

Brendan Heffernan

January 23, 2020

Past and present members of Loyola athletics packed the Danna Center on Jan. 18 as the athletic department and Alumni Association celebrated the new class of Wolf Pack Athletics Hall of Fame inductees. The evening’s first inductee was Peggy Moore Andry, A‘67, a Loyola tennis player who went on...

Wolf Pack hires new track and cross country Coach

two cross country members running

Brendan Heffernan

January 20, 2020

Loyola hired Geoff Masanet to take over as track and field and cross country coach, the athletic department said on their website Monday. Masanet has over 25 years of college coaching experience and has won six conference coach of the year awards over the course of his career. Masanet...

Track and Field prepares for success

Coach Bryiana Richardson helps criminal justice freshman Morgan Wakefield at track and field practice in the University Sports Complex on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.

Breanna Henry

January 20, 2020

After the previous head coach signed off, it was up to Bryiana Richardson, interim head coach of cross country and track and field at Loyola, to pick up where the team left off. Richardson became interim head coach in September, so with a quick turnaround, it was quite a task. "Everything kind...

Men’s and women’s basketball end Spring Hill games in victory

The men's basketball team beat Jesuit rival Spring Hill College 89 - 79 on Jan. 15 at home in the Den.

Gabriella Killett

January 16, 2020

Loyola's women's basketball team hosted their annual School Day game against Spring Hill College Tuesday Jan. 14. They won the match 79-54, making this the women's team 26th straight win against Spring Hill, according to "Everybody did their part (in the first half), and we continued...

Vikings pull off the upset against Saints

Saints fans upset in Walk On's

Sam Lucio

January 6, 2020

After enduring two consecutive heartbreaking endings in the playoffs, the New Orleans Saints suffered another defeat to the Minnesota Vikings, 26-20 in overtime in the wild. The Vikings won the coin toss in overtime and marched down the field into the red zone setting up a two yard pass from Kirk...

Paige Franckiewicz advocates for women’s sports on campus

Accounting senior Paige Franckiewicz and the women's team have earned three championship rings. One after the team won the regular season title, and two rings for being conference  champions. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Andres Fuentes

December 8, 2019

The tunnel of screaming cheerleaders and noisy pom-poms has greeted Paige Franckiewicz at the start of her basketball games for years now. She darts through with a full smile on her face and high fives her teammate, ready to lead the Wolf Pack with her signature long shots. But at the end of ...

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