Unsung Hero: James Stowe inspires team, community

Unsung Hero: James Stowe inspires team, community

Not just a normal game Just three minutes before puck drop, tears are rolling down the cheeks of players and coaches. A hockey team’s locker room, usually a place of intensity and preparation, had turned into a cathedral. It turned into a place of prayer, a place of hope. “To look around the room and see 18 to 22-year-old men […]

Lacrosse captains from left: senior Patrick Holland, senior Jordan Nachowitz, junior Caleb Kenney and senior Mark Fesenmeyer

Unlimited potential

The key to winning is more than just outplaying an opponent. As the Roger Williams University men’s lacrosse team has discovered, success is just as much about having the right mentality as it is about having talent. “It’s more mental as opposed to physical,” said head coach Marty Kelly. “We have the talent, and we have more depth this year. […]

Baseball captains: Senior captain Chris Travers (left), junior George Lund (middle), and senior Joe Hock (right)

Working to finish

The baseball team’s goal going into their 2015 campaign is very simple: finish. Finish off baseball games with a win. Finish off double headers with a sweep. Finish off the season with a win in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship. Last season, Roger Williams University ended the season with 26-17 record and came in second in the CCC. Even […]

Senior Lisa Lutz is consoled by teammates after losing in the Commonwealth Coast Conference playoffs.


The Roger Williams University women’s basketball team was knocked out of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) playoffs on Tuesday night after losing to Endicott College 73-59. RWU was the number two seed coming into the playoffs, but the seven seeded Gulls were not intimidated by being the underdog. RWU will finish the year with a 19-7 overall record and a sour taste […]

RWU Associate Professor Murray McMillan teaches art students how to fail

RWU Associate Professor Murray McMillan teaches art students how to fail

Many individuals know exactly what career path they’d like to follow from an early age in life. It is often that case that after graduating high school, they attend the university of their choice in order to receive a degree in that specialty, and then spend the rest of their life devoted to their profession. However, for Associate Professor Murray […]

Holly Eberlin competes in a race for RWU. (Rachel Diep/The Hawks' Herald)

Swimming and Diving in NEISDA Championships

When most people think about the Roger Williams University men’s and women’s swimming and diving team, swagger is not the first thing that comes to mind. Swagger, though, is exactly what head coach Matt Emmert wants his team to have after both of his teams took home a second place finish at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association […]

RWU hockey plays in a game earlier in the season. (Brad Fagan/The Hawks' Herald)

RWU hockey season concluded with milestones and question marks

It’s hard to feel good about closing out a season if the final game ends without a decisive winner. The Roger Williams University hockey team played its last game of the season on Feb. 7 against Army, which ended in a 3-3 tie. The Hawks’ playoff hopes had been squashed a day earlier after Eastern Connecticut State University rolled to a […]