Nikko currently serves as a Senior Staff Writer in the sports section, where he primarily covers the men's lacrosse team. Hailing from South Burlington, Vermont, he is a concentrator in International Relations with a focus in both the political economy and Latin America. Despite his ties to New England, Nikko is a diehard Seattle sports fan, remaining loyal to the city where he took his first steps. When not at the Herald, Nikko is probably sharing funny sports stories over the airwaves of WBRU under the alias McBuckets, or explaining to people why baseball is not boring.

Articles by Nikko Pasanen (43)

No. 20 Brown eviscerates Hartford after dominant first half

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No. 20 Brown eviscerates Hartford after dominant first half

March 6, 2015 0 comments

It is hard to imagine a better start for the men’s lacrosse team, which continued its string of impressive play with a 17-8 drubbing of Hartford Wednesday.

Captain Jack Kelly ’16 ranks second among Ivy League goalies in save percentage, boasting a 60.5 percent save rate with a total of 23 saves on the season.

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Molloy ’17 spearheads weekend defeat of UMass

March 2, 2015 0 comments

The men’s lacrosse team continued its impressive start to the season, taking down University of Massachusetts at Amherst by a final tally of 18-12 Saturday.

Women’s ice hockey shows fight in loss to No. 5 Quinnipiac

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Women’s ice hockey shows fight in loss to No. 5 Quinnipiac

February 23, 2015 0 comments

The women’s hockey team certainly would have preferred a better ending to its season, as it fell to both Princeton and No. 5 Quinnipiac this weekend.

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Women’s ice hockey finishes weekend winless against Union, RPI

February 18, 2015 0 comments

It was a tough weekend for the women’s hockey team, letting a late lead slip away against Union Friday night before falling to Rensselaer the following day.

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Lappin’s ’16 goal lifts men’s hockey over Harvard

February 13, 2015 0 comments

Thanks in large part to Nick Lappin ’16, the Bears turned in their best performance of the year, taking down the Crimson by a final score of 2-1.

Megan Reilly ’18 tied her career-high 13 points as the Bears notched a narrow victory over Harvard Friday on the road.

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Bikofsky ’15 breaks record en route to win

February 9, 2015 0 comments

It was all smiles for the women’s basketball team, as it defeated Ivy League rivals Harvard and Dartmouth to improve its conference record to 3-3.

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Women’s squash, men’s squash falls to nationally-ranked opposition

February 6, 2015 0 comments

After dominating their opponents last week, the men’s and women’s squash teams faced some stiffer competition this week.

Monica Elvin ’17 has had a standout season despite a disappointing year for the women’s hockey team. The sophomore made a career-high 47 saves.

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Athlete of the week: Elvin ’17 breaks 10-game losing streak with impressive performance

January 30, 2015 0 comments

Stuck in a tough losing streak, the women’s hockey team was in desperate need of a breakout performance, and Monica Elvin ’17 certainly played the part.

Oliver Booth ’16 returns an opposition hit. After an inconsistent start to the season, the Bears rebounded this week, winning games against NESCAC opponents.

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Dominant squash team crushes opposition in six-game sweep

January 30, 2015 0 comments

The squash teams kicked off this semester in great form last week, sweeping both Colby and Bowdoin over the weekend and beating Amherst Wednesday night.

Ophir Bernstein ’15.5 attempts to pin an opponent. A few Bears stood out in their meets over winter break, while many others appreciated trips all over the country, including visits to California and Maryland.

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Wrestling team participates in nationwide competitions

January 23, 2015 0 comments

The wrestling team was busy over break, competing in a variety of events across the nation.