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

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 […]

Gus Burriesci has been announcing the RWU basketball games for the past three seasons. (Andrew Grassey/The Hawks' Herald)

Gus Burriesci brings the voice to RWU Basketball

Before many students are even done with class for the day, Gus Burriesci gets in his car. He begins his journey from Madison, Conn. to Bristol, R.I. for the evenings men’s and women’s basketball games. The drive takes one hour and 47 minutes but with traffic, it can take up to two and a half hours. Burriesci takes the trek […]