Spartan athletics’ fall season kicks off

Freshman Jocelyn Ray hyped up after scoring a point.


The Castleton volleyball team started the season off red-hot, jumping out to a 3-0 start to kick off the season. This win streak consisted of 3-0 sweeps over VTSU Lyndon and VTSU Johnson, as well as a 3-1 victory over Norwich – their first win against Norwich in program history after 24 straight losses. The team currently sits at 3-1, and hosts MCLA on Wednesday, Sept. 13.


The football team moved to 2-0 this season after their recent 32-3 blowout victory against Fitchburg State. The team started off with a 25-21 win at home in their season opener against Plymouth State. Tyler Buxton earned ECFC Rookie of the Week honors for his performance in that game, logging 5 tackles, as well as forcing and recovering a fumble that led to a crucial third quarter touchdown. The Spartans play their homecoming game on Saturday, Sept. 16 against Norwich.

Women’s soccer

The women’s soccer team currently sits at 1-2 after losing game one of the Manchester Women’s College Cup against Williams. Prior to the loss, they beat Norwich 6-0 for their first win of the season. They play their home-opener Wednesday, Sept. 13 against RPI.

Men’s soccer

The men’s soccer team is off to a similar start to the women’s team after starting off the season 1-3 following a 2-0 loss to Clarkson. Before that loss, they beat VTSU Johnson 6-1 in their home opener. Next up, they take on Fitchburg State Tuesday, Sept. 12 at home.


The golf team posted a fourth place finish out of six schools in their first tournament of the season. Brady Hathorn and Zack Whittaker led the way with 80 shots each, followed by Andrew Stefura with 84, as the team went on to log a combined score of 334.

Cross country

The cross-country team started off the 2023 season taking third place out of four schools at the VTSU Castleton invitational. Senior Jon Hendley finished in first place individually with a time of 28:28.


The women’s tennis team looks to rebound from an 0-3 start to the season, following losses to Sage, Plattsburgh State, and UMass Dartmouth. Coming up, they face VTSU Johnson at home on Wednesday Sept. 13.

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