POOR | Spotlighting Lacrosse and Sovereignty

By KATE POOR
Human civilization has existed in the Ithaca area for over 13,000 years. Long before A. D. White, Ezra Cornell or any of the European colonizers, the lands surrounding Cayuga’s waters were settled by the Cayuga people and the larger Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Centuries of imperial conquest, genocide and systematic degradation of indigenous culture decimated the original populations of North America, resulting in the seizure of land for the new colonial entity. As professors, activists and historians have pointed out, Cornell University is founded upon these stolen lands. While much of the discourse surrounding forcible land acquisition by the European colonizers situates conquests in the past, the vestiges of imperialism continue to unfold today.

Cornell Athletes in the Pros

Let’s not kid ourselves. While the name Ivy League came from an early sports conference, these days “Ivy” conjures thoughts of academia, not athletics.
But that doesn’t mean that an Ivy League school cannot produce some of the finest athletes in the world.
In fact, Cornell itself has produced a prominent list of professional athletes.
One famous Cornellian is running back Ed Marinaro ’72. As great a runner as Marinaro was, he is probably better known for his time on television than for his time on the gridiron.

M. Lax Seeks Outright Ivy Title vs. Brown

Good things so often come in three’s: three’s a charm, the Three Stooges, Tic-Tac-Toe. But this Saturday in Providence, R.I., the men’s lacrosse team hopes for its own special three — three outright conference titles in the past five years. The No. 2/4 Red, riding high from its 10-7 upset victory over then-No. 1 Princeton last Saturday, will be fighting for the chance to take sole possession of the Ivy League championship by beating the No. 13/13 Bears, currently in second place in the Ancient Eight standings.
“For us it’s such a big game, we want to have an outright Ivy title,” said senior midfielder Max Seibald. “When we share the title we actually don’t get to keep the Ivy trophy for the entire year.”

Women’s Lax Upsets No. 10 Vanderbilt

Upsets seem to have been a common trend this week for Cornell lacrosse, as the No. 20 women’s team took down No. 10-ranked Vanderbilt, 11-4, yesterday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. Both teams now boast identical records at 9-5, and with the win the Red has guaranteed itself a winning season –– its ninth in 12 years under head coach Jenny Graap.
Sophomore Libby Johnson led the Red (3-3 Ivy) offensively with five goals on six shots –– outscoring Vanderbilt’s entire team. Senior Jessica Wiegand and freshman Katie Kirk also contributed two goals apiece.

A Cornell Sports Weekend King Leonidas Would Be Proud Of

Madness? THIS IS SPARTA … I mean ITHACA!
I am not even kidding: if there has ever been a time to show your school spirit and attend a Cornell sports event, this is it. Cornell sports are absolutely amazing this Friday through Sunday.
You have a chance to see three teams with projected NCAA entrants: that’s three teams with some of our nation’s best athletes, right here, at Cornell!
THIS IS BLASPHEMY!
Cornell sports … advancing on a national level?