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Robert Hermann – A Very Important Person

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Sam Glass, Sports Editor

April 25, 2020

Four years ago, I left my dorm room in Marguerite Hall to start my new adventures in sports media: a women’s soccer game on August 19 where I would begin my career in the Billiken sportscape. I walked into a stadium unaware of the magnitude this humble location held for the history and future of s...

Pandemics and Profits

Pandemics and Profits

Jeremiah Kirsch, Staff Writer

April 5, 2020

On March 11, the sports community was brought to an abrupt and unanticipated halt. The coronavirus pandemic had reached the U.S., and the sports world was one of the first industries impacted. First, games were planned to proceed without fans, but the inevitable occured. The NCAA canceled its marquee M...

Making a Change On and Off the Field

Making a Change On and Off the Field

Brionna Halverson, Contributor

February 27, 2020

Abby Wambach is a retired U.S. women's national team soccer player who is decorated with two gold olympic medals and held the all time scoring record (up until last week) with 184 goals. After retiring from her soccer career in 2015, Wambach decided to turn her attention to a passion of hers—fighting...

After the Whistle

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Austin Glass, Contributor

January 23, 2020

“Every team except for one is going to end their season on a loss.” The words spoken by senior nursing major and now Billiken soccer alumnus Alyssa Seitzer cut deep for any player or fan who has ever seen their team make a postseason run. There is only one victor of the NCAA tournament, and while ...

Soccer or Physical Therapy: Alli Klug and NWSL Draft

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Mishal Mustaque, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Senior defender Alli Klug faced a tough choice. Continue down the PT program or chase the soccer dream? After the end of the season for the women’s soccer team at SLU, in which Klug played an ever-important part, she was left wondering what her future held. Having helped SLU to the first round o...

Heartbreak in South Bend: SLU Falls in NCAA First Round

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Sam Glass, Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

A group of about 60 Billiken supporters huddled around the gates of Notre Dame’s Alumni Stadium. The sky was overcast with temperatures in the mid-30s. As the Saint Louis University women’s soccer team exited the arena, they were met with a great round of applause. However, Billiken fans were met...

Back to back women’s soccer A10 Champions

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Sam Glass, Sports Editor

November 12, 2019

One goal, two goal, red fish? Blue fish?    It may not rhyme, but it does accurately represent the firepower coming from the SLU women’s soccer team.    A 3-1 win over George Washinton makes the Bills back-to-back Atlantic 10 champions and grants them an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. A...

From Goal Line to Sideline: The Rise of Coach O

Junior women’s soccer goalkeeper, Olivia Silverman, has been declared medically ineligible after suffering her fifth concussion in the Bills’ final game against Kansas back in the fall. Silverman will remain a part of the team for her senior year and has been deemed “Coach O” due to her new role of being an assistant coach on the sideline for her teammates.

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

“I didn’t really feel it at first,” said SLU women’s soccer goalkeeper Olivia Silverman after taking a knee to the back of the head in their NCAA Tournament game against Kansas in November. Her pounding adrenaline kept her in the game, but the damage had already been done. Silverman collected ...

Women’s Soccer NCAA Tournament Preview

Women's Soccer NCAA Tournament Preview

Celine Reinoso

November 8, 2018

Their tournament run will be just the third appearance ever in the NCAA tournament, and their first since 2006. SLU’s last two NCAA postseason appearances saw them getting a victory in each of their first-round games.  The Bills will look to continue this streak on Friday at the University of Kansa...

Hannah Friedrichson Scoring to the Top

Hannah Friedrichson Scoring to the Top

Monica Ryan, Managing Editor

October 18, 2018

Freshman midfielder, Hannah Friedrich, has accrued nine goals and seven assists this season to lead the SLU Women’s Soccer Team with a combined 25 points. Two huge events happened in Friedrich’s life at just the age of six. Her family almost forgot her at home when going on a family vacation and ...

Seitzer Records Hat Trick, Bills Roll Through First Four A10 Matches

Seitzer Records Hat Trick, Bills Roll Through First Four A10 Matches

Ryan Lefner, Associate Sports Editor

October 6, 2018

  The Bills kicked off A10 conference play Sep. 20 with a tough opponent on the road in Saint Joseph’s University.    Through the first 45 minutes, the game was deadlocked, as neither team was able to effectively drive the ball into independence square.    Senior forward Maddie Pok...

Womens Soccer Falls Short In SEC Matchup

Womens Soccer Falls Short In SEC Matchup

Ryan Lefner, Associate Sports Editor

September 6, 2018

The womens soccer team faced another tough test on the road August 31 in SEC opponent Vanderbilt. The scoring began midway through the first half, as the Commodore’s forward Haley Hopkins broke through multiple tackles to tally her second goal of the campaign. Despite what the scoreboard read, the first ...

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