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By ASHTON FERNEYHOUGH
Prior to becoming the head coach, the University of Mary Washington’s women’s soccer head coach, Corey Hewson was an assistant coach for the program for seven years. He began coaching the program in 2008 and in 2010 was named CACs co-coach of the year after leading the program to a CAC title. Hewson has been the head women’s soccer coach for eight seasons and has compiled an impressive 82-52-22 career record.
By REBECA MURPHY
In October 2014, UMW Athletics announced the addition of a men’s varsity golf team beginning in the fall of 2016. Former UMW men’s basketball coach and current Director of Athletic Facilities, Rod Wood, will serve as the new program’s head coach.
By RYAN BRAUCH
Kobe Bryant. A name known very well in the sports world and that will not change anytime soon. From his first few games up until his very last, Bryant, also known as the Black Mamba, was a star on the court and has proven to be one of the more fun players to watch.
By BRITTNEE HAYNES
The University of Mary Washington women’s lacrosse team honored its three seniors – Ashlyn Dacey, Jamie Dillon and Paige Thumel – with a win on Saturday, April 16 at the Battleground AthleticComplex. With a 13-10 win over Marymount University, the Eagles close out their regular season play improving to a 13-3 overall record.
By ELIZA MAY
Over the weekend, the men and women rugby programs concluded their seasons. For the men’s team, the season started with the addition of two new coaches, Hennie van Zyl and Augustin Oulton. For the women’s team, they were cautiously optimistic after losing the conference finals in the fall.
By MATHIEU WETMORE
Golden State Warriors (1) vs. Houston Rockets (8): A week ago, most people had the best NBA team in history, record wise, beating Houston in the first round. This belief was confirmed after an impressive Warrior victory in the first game. However, this highly anticipated playoff series has become more interesting with MVP front-runner Steph Curry’s ankle injury, forcing him to miss Game 2, which the Warriors still won. We will see how much time the MVP misses.
By CJ CUMMINGS
This week the Philadelphia Flyers and the Detroit Red Wings will be fighting to stay alive in the National Hockey League playoffs. The Flyers will have home ice on Wednesday as they try to stop the Washington Capitals from sweeping them in the best-of-seven series.
By CAITLIN WILLIAMS
For the first time, the University of Mary Washington swim teams hosted a Special Olympics swim meet in the Goolrick pool. Although community outreach is required for NCAA Division III schools, UMW swim teams took the alliance between Fredericksburg Special Olympics and the UMW athletic department a step further.
By LINDSEY AYLOR
University of Mary Washington had a convincing victory over Virginia Wesleyan College on Monday, April 11. Johnathan Truba earned the start for the Eagles giving up five hits, five runs and three walks over the course of four innings. The Eagles committed three errors during the first four innings, but recovered well offensively.
By CJ CUMMINGS
The second week of April is an exciting time for sports fans all over the world. This means that the baseball season is already in full swing. Right now the Washington Nationals are sitting in first place, though it is just a couple weeks into the season and anything can happen.
By KYRA KETCH
This year, University of Mary Washington was one of six sites chosen to host 32 collegiate programs throughout the month of April. This past weekend, four teams, including UMW’s women’s rugby team, were welcomed to the rugby grounds in Fredericksburg for the East Regional, with the winners advancing to the Spring National Championship at UC Davis April 23 to 24.
By MIKEY BARNES
There are a few moments in a lifetime where you look back and ask your friends “where were you when it happened?” In sports, these are the moments that captivate us and turn a simple game into something magical. These moments are rare and hard to come by, but when they do, lives are changed forever.
By JONATHON MYERS
The DIII Eastern Championships took place this past weekend in North Myrtle Beach and UMW Ultimate Frisbee, otherwise known as Mother of George, brought their best. Some of the top teams in the nation came together to compete and Mother of George came in seeded 15 out of 16 in the tournament and No. 220 in the nation. With a win-loss of 2-5, Mother of George ended up taking eighth place overall.
BY SARA TILLEY
The women’s lacrosse season is more than halfway through and the University of Mary Washington team is playing strong with 11 wins and just two losses. They have had some tough games, notably playing the No. 7 …
BY EMILY DALY
The University of Mary Washington men’s tennis coach, Todd Helbling was hired by UMW in 1999, and since then has led UMW men’s tennis team to the NCAA Tournament 13 times, and the National Championship Elite Eight …
By NICCO BARATTO
About five months ago, the MLB offseason began after the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets in the 2015 World Series. One month earlier, the Nationals fired manager Matt Williams along with their bench coach, pitching coach, hitting coach, third base coach, first base coach and bullpen coach.
By HANNAH PARKER
This past Saturday the University of Mary Washington’s men’s sports team won against Salisbury’s men’s sports team during the sports game.
By NOELLE PAOLICELLI
Coach Catullo has led the University of Mary Washington’s women’s tennis team to 11 Capital Athletic Conference championships and 11 NCAA Tournament appearances in his 11 seasons in the head-coaching position.
By MIKEY BARNES
A few years back, the D.C metropolitan area and Redskins fans around the world would not have seen the series of events that have taken place lately to occur. In 2012, when the Washington Redskins traded their next three first round picks and second round pick to move up from the sixth spot to second overall in the draft, the world stood by and watched to see what direction they would take.
By ETHAN TOBIN
On Oct 24, 2014, the University of Mary Washington published an article announcing that the varsity athletic department would be introducing a men’s golf program coming in the fall of 2016, an initiative Athletic Director Ken Tyler fully advocated.
By ALEXANDRIA RIKER
The University of Mary Washington women’s softball team for the 2015-2016 season has certainly been fighting through the early portion of its season that opened on Saturday, Feb. 27.
By CJ CUMMINGS
March Madness is the college sensation that sweeps through the nation for just three weeks out of the year. It is this phenomenon that captivates the attention of the nation where a high number of people set aside some time to form a bracket, to compete against their friends. It ranges from people who know absolutely nothing when it comes to college basketball to even those who have played basketball professionally.
By TESSA CATE
On Friday, March 18, the University of Mary Washington’s crew team held their practice on Ball Circle rather than on the water.
By MATHIEU WETMORE
The University of Mary Washington men’s swim team was crowned the Capital Athletic Conference champion for the 16th year in a row. As the only Eagle representing the men’s swim team at the NCAA Championship meet, junior Dallas Tarkenton is determined to make his mark in all three of his races this week. Tarkenton will be competing in the 200-yard individual medley, 100-yard butterfly, and 200-yard butterfly.
By NIKKI CONTRINO
Walking into a gym full of cheerleaders is an exciting experience, filled with bodies being thrown in the air, girls flipping and a lot of “Let’s Go Eagle Nation” shouting. All 24 girls, one guy and three coaches are giving it all this competition season and are ready to display all the talent they have.
By HOGAN LEPORE
It is mid-March which means it is time for March Madness. This is when different phrases like RPI, conference championships, last-four-in, first-four-out and bubble teams arise. Those terms no longer matter because after Sunday night’s Selection Show, the stage is set. Ever since the NCAA Tournament began in 1939, brackets have been alive and well. The issue is not the bracket itself, but how people fill out their brackets.
By CJ CUMMINGS
Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 5 p.m. to 7p.m., a group of normally around 10 girls can be found in the Goolrick gym lacing up their shoes and running back and forth down the court. This group of girls make up the UMW women’s club basketball team.
By SARA TILLEY
Head University of Mary Washington women’s lacrosse coach Caitlin Moore is regarded by many as one of the greatest players in UMW program history. Moore graduated from Mary Washington in 2008 after her illustrious career which included her becoming the all-time points leader, as well as scoring the most points in a single season and most assists.
By HOGAN LEPORE
The path to the NFL Draft has begun. The NFL Scouting Combine is coming up, along with college Pro Days where players can have private workouts in front of NFL Scouts. Mel Kiper Jr. takes the cake in these mock drafts, but here’s a close second.