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1958 soccer trophy

Hidden Treasures: Drexel's National Championship Trophy

Among the trophies that sit on shelves at the entrance to the Athletics Department office in the Daskalakis Athletic Center, one is easily the smallest and most unassuming. It’s made of wood and adorned with a small medallion showing a man kicking a soccer ball.

Posing with soccer team poster

Student's World Cup Trip Serves as Chance to Meet Family Members in Brazil for First Time

For this year’s FIFA World Cup, more Americans bought tickets to see the games than people from any other nation except for Brazil, the host country. Patrick LaFata was one of those Americans who scooped up seats to the international sporting event, but he received a unique two-for-one deal with his trip to São Paolo, Brazil’s largest city.
Soccer stadium

Is the World Cup a Blessing or a Curse? A Q&A With Eric Zillmer

As the 2014 World Cup approaches, all eyes are on Brazil. The country has been plagued by claims that it is unprepared to host the massive sporting event and protests over the billions of dollars spent on construction costs.

Drexel rugby team

Drexel Men's Rugby Squad Will Play in National Spotlight

Combine the physical contact of football with the endurance requirements of soccer, and you get one tough sport. But for one tight-knit group at Drexel, that unforgiving sport is about to give them something back after hours and hours of work: a chance to play in the national spotlight.

Crew 2014 Dad Vail

Drexel Crew Repeats as Dad Vail Champs

Drawing on the depth of its performance as a team, Drexel Crew successfully defended its overall points title at the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta. The Dragons earned four medals and both the men’s and women’s teams placed third, but their combined point totals were enough to edge out Bucknell, Massachusetts and more than 100 other teams on the Schuylkill River in the largest collegiate regatta in the country.

 

Men's Lacrosse v. Penn(NCAA)

Drexel Men's Lacrosse Tops Penn in NCAAs

Drexel scored three goals in a matter of 11 seconds just before halftime to seize momentum in a 16-11 NCAA Tournament win over University City rival Penn. The Dragons, winners of nine straight, led by as much as seven goals en route to a victory in their first appearance in the national tournament.

Drexel rowers celebrating

Drexel Ready for First Dad Vail Regatta as Defending Champion

Drexel will be right in the middle of this year's Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, a must-see part of the Philadelphia experience. The Dragons won the overall team championship at last year's regatta for the first time.

Men's Lacrosse

Drexel to Face Penn in NCAA Tournament After Winning CAA Title

The eighth straight victory for the Drexel men's lacrosse team will send the Dragons to their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Drexel will face University City rival Penn at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at Franklin Field in the first round. 

Ryan Belka

Lacrosse Beats Towson in CAA Semifinals

Trailing by three goals in the fourth quarter, Drexel Men’s Lacrosse rallied to a 11-10 victory in overtime against Towson in the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. Junior Ryan Belka scored the game-winner a minute and 27 seconds into overtime. The Dragons will face Hofstra on Saturday, May 3 for the CAA title.

2014 CAA Lacrosse semifinals

Riding the momentum of a six-game winning streak, Drexel Men’s Lacrosse will enter the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament as the No. 2 seed and host the Towson Tigers in a semifinal match-up at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30.
Sailing Team on a Boat

Students on Sailing Team Raise $30,000 to Compete in France

Every weekend during the fall and spring, members of the Drexel Sailing Team pile into their cars and head to competitions up and down the East Coast, from Connecticut to Virginia. It’s a lot of travel, but that’s nothing compared to the team’s next trip.

Football players

What Does the Northwestern Football Ruling Mean for College Sports? A Q&A With Ellen Staurowsky

Late last month, the National Labor Relations Board announced its landmark ruling that Northwestern University football players should be considered school employees – not students – and that those players had the right to form unions.