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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

Amelia Ballingall

Amelia Ballingall, Deputy Sports Editor

Amelia Ballingall is a third-year speech language pathology and audiology major. She is deputy sports editor for The News and previously served as deputy design editor. She is also the social media manager for Speech and Hearing Club and a Student Success Guide on campus. Amelia is looking forward to another great semester with The News!

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Freshman forward Peyton Compton skates down the ice in her first game as a Husky. She scored the game-winning goal in her debut.

Peyton Compton steps up in collegiate debut to secure season opener win over Penn State

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
September 24, 2023

Fast. Fierce. Formidable. When the Northeastern women’s hockey team (1-0-0, 0-0-0 HE) hosted the Penn State Nittany Lions (0-1-0, 0-0-0 CHA) Saturday afternoon for the first game of the season (and the...

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The Northeastern women’s hockey team lines up ahead of a game. They have been the top team in Hockey East for six straight seasons.

Here’s what’s in store for the Northeastern women’s hockey team this season

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
September 20, 2023

At the culmination of last season, the Northeastern women’s hockey team graduated some of the biggest names in the sport, including its entire top line. After contributing to the team’s six-straight...

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Malia Wanderer and Abby Lamontagne enjoy their first major roundnet tournament as part of the D1 squad. The pair left the Richmond, VA event ranked 15th nationally.

Northeastern Club Roundnet shines across the board at 2023 Nationals

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
August 26, 2023

You’ve probably seen people playing roundnet at the beach or a neighborhood barbecue, but likely never knew that the laid-back game is also a rapidly growing competitive sport.  More commonly known...

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A runner passes a crowd during the 127th Boston Marathon. The event took place April 17.

Athletes overcome difficulties to flourish in 127th Boston Marathon

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
May 10, 2023

Monday, April 17 marked the 127th Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest running marathon. Nearly 30,000 athletes flocked from around the globe to compete, but despite the event’s fame and popularity,...

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Freshman forward Lily Shannon knocks the puck past Yales Pia Dukaric in the NCAA Quarterfinals match. In her first season as a Husky, Shannon tallied 15 points and was honored as a Hockey East Rookie of the Week and a member of the Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team.

Despite Frozen Four loss, women’s hockey shone through record-breaking season

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
April 12, 2023

The 2022-23 season was one of the most successful on record for the Northeastern women’s hockey team (34-3-1, 24-2-1 HE). Between individual and group accolades, the team racked up an impressive collection...

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Sophomore pitcher Jack Beauchesne throws a pitch during Tuesdays Baseball Beanpot. The Huskies lost the first-round matchup 4-3.

Huskies’ winning streak snaps in Baseball Beanpot

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
April 5, 2023

To top off the first half of a dominant season, Northeastern (22-5, 6-3 CAA) hosted Harvard (8-16, 4-2 Ivy League) Tuesday for the first round of the 32nd annual Baseball Beanpot. The Huskies carried a...

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Senior goaltender Gwyneth Philips protects the net. Philips tallied a career-high 50 saves in Fridays Frozen Four semifinal against Ohio State University.

Huskies’ luck runs out on St. Patrick’s Day

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
March 19, 2023

All good things must come to an end. And at Friday afternoon’s Frozen Four semifinal, the Northeastern women’s hockey team’s dreams of a national title were dashed and its season put to an end. The...

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Graduate student forward and captain Alina Müller celebrates after a goal in Saturdays game against Yale. The Huskies defeated the Bulldogs 4-1 to claim a spot in the 2023 Frozen Four tournament.

Queens of the East: Northeastern’s top line bags two points apiece en route to Frozen Four

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
March 13, 2023

When the No. 5 Northeastern women’s hockey team (34-2-1, 24-2-1 HE) traveled to Yale (28-4-1, 19-2-1 ECAC) Saturday afternoon, it was the first time all season they had faced a team ranked higher than...

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The Northeastern womens hockey team huddles before a game. They currently hold a 33-2-1 record this season.

Huskies look ahead to program’s seventh-ever NCAA tournament

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
March 10, 2023

It wasn’t an easy hill to climb, but ever since the No. 5 Northeastern women’s hockey team (33-2-1, 24-2-1 HE) made themselves known nationwide as a hockey powerhouse in the 2015-16 season, they’ve...

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Graduate student forward and captain Alina Müller scores the equalizer in the Hockey East tournament championship against Providence College. Northeastern defeated the Friars 4-1 to take home the trophy.

Northeastern keeps the crown — Huskies win sixth straight Hockey East tournament championship

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
March 6, 2023

After winning the Beanpot and the Hockey East regular season title, Northeastern had just one more goal on its checklist — winning the Hockey East tournament for the sixth consecutive year. The Huskies...

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Sophomore forward Taze Thompson celebrates after a goal from senior forward Peyton Anderson. Thompson assisted on both of Andersons goals in the Hockey East semifinal matchup against Boston College.

Northeastern Hockey East semifinal domination fueled by Anderson odd-angle goals, Müller program record

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
March 2, 2023

Wednesday night, Northeastern and Boston College took to the ice for a Hockey East Semifinal matchup, the fifth meeting of the pair this season. Although the Eagles have been gaining momentum against the...

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Graduate student forward Alina Müller high-fives her teammates after a goal in the Hockey East quarterfinal. During the game, Müller broke the tournament record for career points and tied the Northeastern program record for career points.

Record-breaking Müller paves the path through Hockey East quarterfinal

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
February 26, 2023

After finishing the regular season with 72 points over second place Vermont’s 56 — and a Beanpot trophy to boot — the Northeastern women’s hockey team’s (31-2-1, 24-2-1 HE) streak of excellence...

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Sophomore center fielder Mike Sirota steps up to bat. Sirota was the top performer in Fridays exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox.

Huskies close in, but fall short in Red Sox exhibition game

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
February 25, 2023

Friday afternoon, the Northeastern baseball team (2-1) flew to Fort Myers, Florida, to square up against its neighboring team, the Boston Red Sox, in a seven-inning exhibition game. The event reinstated...

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Graduate student forward Alina Müller battles for the puck on a faceoff. Müller, who holds Hockey Easts all-time scoring record with 168 points, will graduate from the program this spring after five years as a Husky.

Huskies send off seniors with shutout win over Terriers

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
February 19, 2023

Emotions ran high on the last day of the regular season for Northeastern women’s hockey (30-2-1, 24-2-1 HE). Family, friends and fans flocked to Matthews Arena to send off the team’s seven graduating...

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The Northeastern womens hockey team gathers for a photo after winning its 18th Beanpot. The Huskies defeated Boston College 2-1 on Valentines Day to claim the title.

A Valentine’s Day date with victory: Northeastern women’s hockey completes Beanpot sweep

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
February 15, 2023

On Tuesday night, Northeastern (28-2-1, 22-2-1 HE) got the best Valentine it could’ve asked for — a Beanpot trophy. After easily defeating the Boston University Terriers (11-17-3, 9-13-3 HE) last week...

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Captain and senior forward Aidan McDonough hoists the trophy above the Husky celebration. Thanks to a shootout goal from McDonough, Northeastern mens hockey secured its eighth Beanpot title Monday night.

Northeastern reclaims keys to Beantown in historic Beanpot shootout win over Harvard

Julia Yohe and Amelia Ballingall
February 14, 2023

A sea of red and black shook TD Garden Monday night at the 70th Beanpot championship game, with thousands of fans flooding the stands to watch Northeastern and Harvard battle for the trophy for the first...

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Graduate student forward Maureen Murphy rejoices after a goal. Murphy scored three points, including two goals, Tuesday night to defeat Boston University in the Beanpot semifinal.

Murphy’s three-point night sends Huskies to Beanpot final

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
February 8, 2023

Tuesday night’s women’s Beanpot semifinals looked quite similar to the men’s competition the night prior — Northeastern took a 1-0 lead in the first period, the opposing Boston University Terriers...

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Senior netminder Gwyneth Phillips looks on from the net during the game against Holy Cross Jan. 27. Philips made 16 saves against the Crusaders and earned her ninth shutout of the season.

Senior goalie Gwyneth Philips steps into big shoes to defend her team’s title

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
February 5, 2023

With 12 departures at the conclusion of the 2021-22 season — including multiple high-profile players — the future of the Northeastern women’s hockey team was uncertain. But when senior goaltender...

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Sophomore forward Taze Thompson skates toward the net. Thompson scored her fouth goal of the season in the recent game against UNH.

Aurard leads Northeastern to victory with six-on-four shorthanded goal

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
February 5, 2023

While Friday’s win over Holy Cross gave Northeastern (25-2-1, 21-2-1 HE) at least a share in the Hockey East regular season title, its Thursday night 4-1 domination over the University of New Hampshire...

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The Huskies celebrate a goal against the Crusaders Friday night. Northeasterns 4-0 win secured a fourth consecutive Hockey East title for the team.

Müller breaks Hockey East all-time scoring record to send Huskies to fourth straight division title

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
January 29, 2023

The Huskies brought the heat Friday night when they hosted the Holy Cross Crusaders for their third matchup of the season. The Huskies have won the last 11 games against the Crusaders and Friday night...

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Graduate student forward Chloé Aurard scores the game-winning goal in a Friday the 13th matchup against Boston College. The overtime goal added an eight victory to the Huskies winning streak.

Eagles hold Huskies to OT, Aurard goal seals game

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
January 15, 2023

The Boston College Eagles (13-8-1, 11-6-0 HE) flocked to Matthews Arena Friday night to face Northeastern (20-2-1, 16-2-1 HE) in a cross-town rivalry game, the second for the home team that week. With...

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Players and fans gather at Fenway Park for the first Fenway Bowl. The University of Louisville Cardinals defeated the University of Cincinnati Bearcats 24-7. Photo courtesy of Ellie McMurtrie.

Fenway Bowl brings college football back to historic stadium

Amelia Ballingall, deputy sports editor
December 30, 2022

From baseball to hockey to soccer, Fenway Park has hosted many of the nation’s most popular sports, and the morning of Dec. 17 was no different. That Saturday, the inaugural Fenway Bowl brought college...

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Op-ed: Presidential candidates should be screened for cognitive decline

Op-ed: Presidential candidates should be screened for cognitive decline

Amelia Ballingall , news staff
December 2, 2022

With former President Donald Trump recently announcing his 2024 campaign and current President Joe Biden considering the same path, public concern is rising over whether their advancing age is suitable...

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Senior libero Kayla Martin dives to hit the ball against William & Mary Nov. 12.

Huskies claim senior day victory over William & Mary

Amelia Ballingall, news staff
November 21, 2022

On Nov. 13, in a Sunday afternoon match on home court, the Huskies (13-12, 10-6 CAA) defeated the College of William & Mary (11-13, 6-10 CAA) 3-1 to complete the weekend sweep over the Virginia university...

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J.J. Barea and Northeastern University Director of Athletics and Recreation Jim Madigan at the 2022 Northeastern Athletics Hall of Fame induction.

MLB, NBA athletes among those inducted into Northeastern Athletics Hall of Fame

Amelia Ballingall, news staff
November 21, 2022

On the evening of Nov. 10, Ell Hall was abuzz with the chatter of former classmates and teammates reminiscing about their athletic careers and awaiting their induction into the Northeastern Athletics Hall...

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Freshman defenseman Vinny Borgesi on the ice against the University of Vermont Oct. 8. Borgesi scored the game-winning goal in his first collegiate game Oct. 1.

Vinny Borgesi: storming his way into Boston

Amelia Ballingall, news staff
November 13, 2022

After scoring the game-winning goal in overtime in his first collegiate game, freshman defenseman Vinny Borgesi became a newcomer to watch. The 18-year-old stepped onto the ice this fall for the Huskies...

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Graduate student middle blocker Nikita Mitchell jumps to intercept a hit.

Huskies volleyball takes down Stony Brook in five-set contest

Amelia Ballingall, news staff
October 26, 2022

After racking up a pair of losses at University of Charleston Oct. 15 and 16, the Northeastern University volleyball team (7-10, 4-4 CAA) came back swinging against CAA rival Stony Brook University (9-10,...

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The Huskies celebrate a point against UNCW.

Huskies take down UNCW 3-1 in breast cancer awareness game

Amelia Ballingall, news staff
October 18, 2022

The Northeastern University volleyball team (7-9,4-3 CAA) faced off against University of North Carolina at Wilmington, or UNCW, (3-14,1-7 CAA) on Solomon Court Oct. 8, defeating the Seahawks 3-1. The...

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Senior libero and defensive specialist Kayla Martin playing against the University of Rhode Island in 2021.

Leading libero Kayla Martin reaches 1,000 digs in her collegiate career

Amelia Ballingall, news staff
October 11, 2022

Kayla Martin, a senior captain libero and defensive specialist on the Northeastern University volleyball team, has been a force to be reckoned with since her freshman year. On Oct. 2, she reached a milestone,...

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Sam Colangelo, drafted in 2020 by the Anaheim Ducks, on ice at the 2022 Beanpot Semifinals against Boston College.

Inside the draft: how athletes launch their professional sports careers

Amelia Ballingall, news staff
October 6, 2022

Each year, the major sports leagues in North America get their choice of the best eligible young players of their sport. Both the National Hockey League, NHL, and Major League Baseball, MLB, carried out...

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Graduate student middle blocker Nikiya Mitchell leaps up to stop Elons hit.

Huskies defeat Elon 3-1 in Hispanic Heritage Month celebration game

Amelia Ballingall, news correspondent
October 3, 2022

The Northeastern volleyball team (5-8, 2-2 CAA) partnered with the Latinx Student Cultural Center to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month Saturday, Oct. 1. The first of this two-game series against Elon (5-10,...

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The womens hockey team gets ready to play before the 2022 Beanpot Tournament

Women’s hockey team looks forward to 2022-2023 season

Amelia Ballingall, news correspondent
September 30, 2022

Throughout the 2021-2022 season, the Northeastern women’s hockey team saw tremendous success. With a record of 31-5-2, the team both won the Hockey East regular season and tournament and reached the...

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Sebastian Keane throwing a pitch

10 Northeastern athletes make the 2022 professional league draft

Amelia Ballingall, news correspondent
September 12, 2022

Each year, North America’s major sports leagues take their pick of the best young athletes in the world. With these drafts, the teams gain the rights to potential future players, and the players get...

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Revelry has been serving Boston residents since 2016, but only recently found a spot on the Greenway after doing an event at Trillium Garden. Photo credit Amelia Ballingall.

Greenway Food Truck Program brings local business back to the heart of Boston

Amelia Ballingall, news correspondent
April 13, 2022

For the past 13 years, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a public park that stretches from the North End to Chinatown, has hosted a wide array of local food trucks to support Boston’s small businesses and provide...

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The local members of the American Cancer Society brought the Relay for Life back to Matthews Arena March 25, 2022. The event raised over $150,000 for cancer research and support. Photo courtesy of Jessica Richards.

Relay for Life returns in person, raises money for cancer research

Amelia Ballingall, news correspondent
April 3, 2022

With cancer currently ranked as the second leading cause of death in the United States and research suffering delays and setbacks during the COVID-19 pandemic, the fight against cancer is more important...

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Rooted Living is a sustainable snack business created by Northeastern student Rachel Domb. The business offers food that encourages healthy eating. Courtesy of Rachel Domb.

Student-run business offers sustainable snacking options

Amelia Ballingall, news correspondent
March 21, 2022

As the necessity and value of sustainability grows in the United States, consumer demand has pushed companies to produce environmentally-friendly options. In just the past five years, internet searches...

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Jim Madigan will be inducted into the Beanpot Hall of Fame on February 14, 2022.

Jim Madigan inducted into Beanpot Hall of Fame

Amelia Ballingall, news correspondent
February 11, 2022

2022 marks the 69th Beanpot Tournament, Boston’s annual college hockey competition that brings together the Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University and Northeastern University communities...

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The local restaurants have been hit hard since the start of the pandemic, and even more so now with the Boston vaccine requirements in place. Businesses like Playa Bowls, pictured above, continue to stay open for students and other patrons alike. Photo credit to Harriet Rovniak.

Boston restaurants speak out against vaccine mandate

Amelia Ballingall, news correspondent
February 9, 2022

When the Omicron variant surged to the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic in December 2021, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced a mandate requiring patrons of many indoor spaces, including restaurants,...

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