Athletics & Recreation

Kristen Hamilton tied and broke Denver’s all-time record Sunday with 43 career goals. Photo: Pioneer Athletics

Hamilton helps propel women’s soccer team past Colorado

University of Denver women’s soccer senior forward Kristen Hamilton scored two goals and added an assist, propelling the No. 16 Pioneers to a 3-0 victory over rival Colorado at CIBER Field on Sunday afternoon. The game was originally scheduled to be played in Boulder, Colo., but was moved to Denver […]

DU athletics teams gear up for a season of new challenges

DU athletics teams gear up for a season of new challenges

Don’t feel bad, Pioneers fans, if you have to consult a scorecard to make sense of some of your favorite teams’ new rivalries. Given that it is a time of unprecedented change in DU’s athletics department, keeping a few notes handy will be perfectly understandable. Old rivalries have passed by […]

DU wins Colorado Cup with 3-0 win over UNC

DU wins Colorado Cup with 3-0 win over UNC

Senior Kristen Hamilton netted two goals and senior Jessy Battelli added another to lead the University of Denver women’s soccer team to a 3-0 win over Northern Colorado Sunday at Prentup Field in Boulder, Colo., on the final day of the Third Annual Colorado Cup. Denver secured its first-ever Colorado […]

Five DU athletic teams receive NCAA Public Recognition Awards

Five University of Denver athletics teams ranked among the top 10 percent within their sports for multiyear Academic Progress Rates (APR), according to the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The DU men’s basketball, men’s golf, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and women’s skiing programs received APR Public Recognition Awards after ranking among […]

Men’s lacrosse player cycles across the country for charity

Rather than relaxing on the couch, University of Denver sophomore men’s lacrosse player Colin Woolford is spending his summer cycling across the country. Woolford is part of a six-person group cycling from San Jose, Calif., to New York as part of Bicycles Against Poverty’s Pedal for a Purpose tour. Bicycles […]

50 student-athletes receive academic honors for spring quarter

Fifty University of Denver student-athletes received academic honors for performing at the highest level in the classroom during the spring quarter. Fourteen student-athletes were honored as Hornbeck Scholars, while 36 student-athletes were named to the Dean’s List. The Hornbeck Scholars List recognizes undergraduate students who, in a given quarter, have […]

Athletics students and staff reach 100 percent in annual giving

For the second consecutive year, the University of Denver Division of Athletics and Recreation has achieved its goal of 100 percent annual giving participation by its student-athletes and staff as a part of the All In Program. Attainment of last year’s goal was the first time the University Division reached […]

DU scores high on NCAA academic progress chart

All 17 University of Denver varsity sports teams earned a multiyear 2011–12 Academic Progress Rate (APR) of 956 or higher, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) released in its annual APR report. The Academic Progress Rate is a real-time measure of eligibility and retention of student-athletes competing on every Division […]

DU Pioneers take home fifth Directors’ Cup

The University of Denver reclaimed the top spot among NCAA Division I non-football schools by earning its record fifth Learfield Sports I-AAA Directors’ Cup over the last six years. The award was presented to Peg Bradley-Doppes, vice chancellor for athletics and recreation and Ritchie Center operations, at the annual National […]

Men’s lacrosse team joins Big East Conference

Men’s lacrosse team joins Big East Conference

The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team will move to the Big East Conference for immediate competition for the 2014 season, it was announced today. Denver will join members Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s and Villanova, as well as Rutgers, which will remain with the league for one season. “The […]

Men’s lacrosse erases six-goal deficit, advances to Final Four

Junior goalie Jamie Faus made 11 saves and allowed just five goals in 50:23 to jump-start the fourth-seeded University of Denver men’s lacrosse team’s largest come-from-behind victory under head coach Bill Tierney, a 12-11 win over fifth-seeded North Carolina in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Sunday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium. […]

Pioneers hockey team announces 2013-14 schedule

Pioneers hockey team announces 2013-14 schedule

The University of Denver hockey team will play 36 games, including 18 regular-season home contests at Magness Arena, in its 2013-14 season. The team’s inaugural season in the newly formed National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) is also its first under new head coach Jim Montgomery, who replaces the departed George […]

Men’s lacrosse beats Albany, advances to NCAA quarterfinals Sunday

Editor’s note: This story was edited on March 13 to clarify the start time of Sunday’s game and to add information on watch parties. Sophomore Wesley Berg recorded career-highs in points and goals as the No. 4-seeded University of Denver men’s lacrosse team defeated Albany 19-14 Saturday in the opening […]

Men’s and women’s lacrosse teams headed for NCAA Tournaments

The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team will make its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance Saturday, hosting the University at Albany at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on the DU campus at 5:30 p.m. MDT. The game will air live on ESPNU and WatchESPN. “We are thrilled about the season that […]

Women’s golf headed to West Regional

Women’s golf headed to West Regional

The University of Denver women’s golf program has been selected to play in the West Regional at the Stanford Golf Course May 9–11, the NCAA announced Monday evening. Monday’s selection is Denver’s 12thstraight NCAA Regional bid. “We are looking forward to competing at Stanford for Regionals next week,” head coach […]