Athletics & Recreation

47 student-athletes honored for academic excellence

Forty-seven University of Denver student-athletes were honored for their academic performance last week. Eighteen student-athletes from men’s soccer, volleyball and women’s soccer were named to the Fall Academic Distinguished Honors list for having a 3.60 GPA in the fall quarter; while an additional 29 student-athletes were named to the Fall […]

Soccer standout Kristen Hamilton to join Western New York Flash

Soccer standout Kristen Hamilton to join Western New York Flash

Senior finance major Kristen Hamilton made University of Denver history Friday, becoming the first DU women’s soccer player to be drafted to the National Women’s Soccer League. The Western New York Flash picked Hamilton up in the fourth round as the 36th pick of the draft. “It’s an absolute honor […]

Soccer player Zach Bolden drafted by Chicago Fire

Soccer player Zach Bolden drafted by Chicago Fire

University of Denver senior Zach Bolden was selected by the Chicago Fire with the 61st overall pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday. “This is an absolute dream for me to be selected by the Chicago Fire,” Bolden says. “I can’t thank the University of Denver enough. Everyone at […]

Amanda Sanders was named a Summit League swimmer of the week after her performance Saturday against Wyoming. Photo courtesy of DU Athletics

DU swimming and diving dominates Wyoming

The University of Denver swimming and diving teams were victorious by 40-plus point margins over Wyoming Saturday at El Pomar Natatorium on campus, and three team members – swimmers Tanner Krall and Amanda Sanders and diver Ross Edfort – were named Summit League players of the week. After falling to […]

Three DU lacrosse players drafted to major leagues

Three DU lacrosse players drafted to major leagues

The University of Denver men’s lacrosse program had three players drafted in Friday’s 2014 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) draft. This is the second year in a row that DU players have been drafted to the major leagues. Seniors Jeremy Noble, of Orangeville, Ontario, Jamie Faus, of Lakeville, Conn., and Terry […]

Students man the social-media hub during a recent hockey game. Photo: DU Athletics

Social-media hub lets Pioneers fans follow their teams online

Pioneer pride has gone digital. During Homecoming and Family Weekend in October, DU’s Division of Athletics and Recreation launched Denver Digital, the first social-media hub on campus. The cyber-heart of Pioneer sports is in a corner of the Magness Arena press box, overlooking the hockey rink and basketball court. With […]

Former Pioneer Paul Stastny named to 2014 U.S. Olympic hockey team

Paul Stastny, a former University of Denver hockey standout and current member of the Colorado Avalanche,  has been selected as a member of the 2014 United States Olympic Ice Hockey Team. The announcement was made at Michigan Stadium Wednesday as part of the festivities at the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter […]

Inside Lacrosse magazine ranked DU’s incoming class No. 11 — the highest rank since Tierney joined the Pioneers in 2009. Photo: DU Athletics

Lacrosse teams look to build on successes of last season

After the dust had settled and the tears had dried, in the months after the University of Denver men’s lacrosse season ended so discouragingly, coach Bill Tierney could only shake his head, recalling how the bitter end unfolded. “There hadn’t been any penalties the whole game,” Tierney says. “Then, to […]

Men’s basketball team beats Colorado State in Fort Collins

University of Denver junior Brett Olson scored a career-high 24 points, leading the Pioneers men’s basketball team to an 80–70 win over Colorado State Wednesday in Fort Collins. The win was the Pioneers’ first at Moby Arena since Jan. 6, 1979. Senior Chris Udofia had 15 points and nine rebounds, […]

Pioneers tap former player David Carle as new assistant hockey coach

Former University of Denver student-athlete and assistant coach David Carle has been hired as an assistant coach on the University of Denver hockey staff, head coach Jim Montgomery announced Monday. Carle will officially join the Pioneers’ staff on Jan. 1, replacing departing associate head coach Steve Miller, who has accepted […]

Senior forward Zach Bolden Thursday was named Summit League Offensive Player of the Year. Photo: DU Athletics

Soccer team claims Summit League’s top awards, goes to semifinals this weekend

The University of Denver men’s soccer team and its head coach, Bobby Muss, took home top honors at the Summit League’s annual awards ceremony Thursday in Elmhurt, Ill. Senior forward Zach Bolden was named Summit League Offensive Player of the Year, senior Theodor Remman took Defensive Player of the Year, […]

Men’s basketball plays first home game Sunday

Men’s basketball plays first home game Sunday

Head coach Joe Scott’s team earned a share of the WAC regular season crown last year after posting an overall record of 22–10 and going 16-2 in conference play. The team went on to earn a spot in the National Invitation Tournament, the Pioneers’ first post-season selection since 2005. As […]

Women’s soccer opens NCAA Tournament at home this weekend

Women’s soccer opens NCAA Tournament at home this weekend

The University of Denver women’s soccer team will make its second straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Pioneers will host their in-state rival University of Colorado on Saturday, Nov. 16, at CIBER Field. This is the second consecutive year Denver has hosted a first-round game of the tournament. “I […]

Denver begins competition as one of the newest members of the Big East in 2014, leaving the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Photo: DU Athletics

Men’s lacrosse announces 2014 season

The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team will face another difficult schedule in the 2014 season. The Pioneers will be challenged by four teams that finished in the top 20 last season, as well as three that received votes in the final 2013 rankings. Four of these teams were selected […]

Jim Montgomery is the new Pioneers hockey coach.

Behind the bench: Meet the Pioneers’ new hockey coach

Jim Montgomery, former head coach of Tier 1 junior ice hockey team the Dubuque Fighting Saints, was named DU’s head coach in April. Montgomery replaces George Gwozdecky, who had been behind the Pioneers bench since 1994. The 2013–14 season will mark the beginning of the Montgomery era, and the coach […]