Derby Girls Take Pride in Their Athleticism

Rosalyn Bathrick signed up for the 90-day “Fresh Meat” derby program last winter with dreams of becoming a member of the Santa Cruz Derby Girls (SCDG).

Men’s Rugby Season Comes to an End

“Come on Slugs, let’s hit somebody,” shouted junior number five lock Noah Stid, all 6 feet and 5 inches and 245 pounds of him. With two minutes left on the clock and UC Santa Cruz only down by one try, Stid yelled out this battle cry, hoping it would be enough to fire up his teammates to get one more score before the game ended.

Slugs Almost Sweep on Senior Day

Chris Goetz and Eli Scandalis couldn’t afford to get too caught up in the Senior Day celebration, as they knew they were only minutes...

Slugs Keep Postseason Hopes Alive Over Break

While students were home enjoying spring break, the NCAA Division III No. 6 ranked UC Santa Cruz men’s volleyball team was out on the court, giving it their all. The Slugs played two crucial games against No. 4 Carthage as part of their quest to reach the NCAA tournament alive for the third straight year.

Off the Ground and Over the Net

Badminton and tennis are played on courts with nets stretched across. Both sports also include singles and doubles matches in which players use racquets...

Tough Weekend for Slug Sports

Women’s Basketball The women’s basketball team is no stranger to setting records. Going 18-7 this year, for the last three seasons the Slugs have continuously...

Warriors Lose a Tough One Against the Armor

The Warriors recovered since dropping two games at home versus the Springfield Armor after the All-Star break. With a 123-103 win over the Austin...

Slug Cycling Hosts ‘Slugapalooza’ Race

Collegiate cycling is no less competitive than any other sport, but the pregame rituals seem driven more by a mutual love for riding bikes...

Slug Cheerleaders Fight Hard to be Heard

When UCSC cheer team captain Sasha Belinsky wears her uniform on game days, she typically gets asked two questions: “We have a cheer team?”...

Men’s Baseball Set to Start Conference Play

The crack of bats against leather. A late winter breeze floating through the field. The Slugs turning their heads to the sky, waiting to...


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