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Capitals and Wizards secure playoff wins on same night, first time ever

April 23, 2015 |

By SEAN KINSLOW

The Washington Wizards are currently sitting pretty with a 2-0 series league against the Toronto Raptors, in a best-of-seven first round playoff matchup. The Washington Capitals and the New York Islanders are tied two games to two in their first round best of seven Stanley Cup playoff series.Read More

Baseball loses shot at CAC championship, hopes for at-large regional bid

April 22, 2015 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM

The University of Mary Washington baseball team was bumped from the Capitals Athletic Conference tournament earlier than it would have liked to after a 9-6 loss to Salisbury in the semifinal of the tournament.Read More

Baseball secures spot in CAC semifinal game

April 16, 2015 |

By MIKEY BARNES

Down 4-0, with an eight-hit differential going into the bottom of the third inning, was not the ideal start for the University of Mary Washington baseball team in their opening round game of the conference playoffs.Read More

Feature: Alex Anderson ends greatest athletic career in UMW history

April 16, 2015 |

By MIKEY BARNES

“If I attend your school, I will be the best swimmer this program has ever had,” were some of the first words spoken from University of Mary Washington senior Alex Anderson to Head Swim Coach Abby Brethauer. Read More

Club Ultimate Frisbee teams succeed at sectional tournament

April 16, 2015 |

By JULIAN MENK

The University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s Ultimate Frisbee club teams are off to a great start in their championship seasons. The men’s team placed second at the sectional championship at St. Mary’s College in Maryland on Saturday, April 11, qualifying them for the regional championships. Read More

Tennis teams continue successful campaign to postseason

April 15, 2015 |

By CODY REYNOLDS

As per usual, the tennis players of the University of Mary Washington are on fire this season, resulting in both the men’s team and the women’s team being nationally ranked. Read More

Spring Jubliee welcomes in warm weather with food, games, excitement

April 9, 2015 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM

In an annual celebration of its spring sports teams and the Fredericksburg community, the University of Mary Washington athletic department hosted the Spring Jubilee on Wednesday, April 8. Teams from across the UMW spectrum competed on what proved to be a busy day for UMW athletics.Read More

NCAA DIII Week: Why UMW student-athletes chose DIII

April 8, 2015 |

By MATHIEU WETMORE

The annual NCAA Division III Week began Monday, April 6 and runs until Sunday, April 12. Division III Week is a positive opportunity for all those associated with NCAA Division III athletics to observe and celebrate the impact of athletics on student-athletes at the University of Mary Washington.Read More

Scherzer shines in Nats debut, errors prove costly

April 8, 2015 |

By STEPHEN RECHTER

It was a tough opening day for the Nationals. They lost 3-1 to the Mets as they embarked on what many believe to be a promising 2015 season. Read More

UMW Quidditch sweeps away competition

April 8, 2015 |

By ETHAN TOBIN

Nearing the end of its second full season as a collegiate recognized sports club, the University of Mary Washington’s Quidditch team continues to raise eyebrows with magnificent tournament playRead More

Intramural soccer kicks of at UMW

April 1, 2015 |

By MATHIEU WETMORE

It may not be the English Premier League that takes place in Europe and attracts the greatest players in the world, but it is the premier intramural sport of the spring at the University of Mary Washington, and it attracts the greatest soccer players that the campus has to offer.Read More

UMW baseball rides hot streak into home stretch of regular season

April 1, 2015 |

By CARTER WALLER

The University of Mary Washington baseball team dominated in a doubleheader at York College of Pennsylvania on Sunday, March 29, winning 4-0 and 3-0. Following the two shutout performances by the baseball team, the pitching staff proved to continue their strong performances as of late. Read More

The Bryce Harper Debate: Most overrated player in baseball?

April 1, 2015 |

By STEPHEN RECHTER

Is Bryce Harper, the rock star-like icon of the Washington Nationals’ fan base, an overrated player? Could he be the most overrated in all of baseball?Read More

March Madness lives up to hype, continues to bust brackets

March 25, 2015 |

By STEPHEN RECHTER

March Madness 2015’s Round of 64 immediately kicked things off with a typical dose of bracket-shattering, upset-filled hysteria.

Right off the bat, the tournament saw the defeat of two highly-regarded No. 3 seeds in painful, single-point … Read More

Women’s lacrosse off to strong start due to team effort, defense

March 25, 2015 |

By SARA ARMOR

Within the first five seconds of play on Saturday, March 21, senior Corinne Wiederkehr scored her first goal of the game, putting the University of Mary Washington women’s lacrosse team on the scoreboard. Read More

Wizards, Capitals battle down home stretch of regular season

March 25, 2015 |

By SEAN KINSLOW

After a season of highs and lows, the Washington Capitals now have their eyes set on the NHL playoffs. The recently revamped formula to determine what teams make the playoffs has kept things interesting as teams head toward the post-season.Read More

Battleground Relays send head coach Stan Soper off in style

March 25, 2015 |

By CODY REYNOLDS

The University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in their only home meet of the season at the Battleground Relays on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, marking Head Coach Stan Soper’s last home meet ever in light of his retirement following the 2015 outdoor track season.Read More

Men’s rugby travels to Ireland over Spring Break

March 18, 2015 |

By CARTER WALLER

The Men’s Rugby Club at the University of Mary Washington returned from Spring Break with extensive knowledge of the game they play following a ten-day trip to Ireland that lasted from February 27 to March 7.

The … Read More

Lone basketball senior Taylor Johnson leads on and off court

March 18, 2015 |

By MIKEY BARNES

When not in the gym shooting hoops, senior captain Taylor Johnson can be found in Goolrick Hall lifting weights or elsewhere with girlfriend of two years, Claire Haeuptle.Read More

UMW tennis teams travel to California over Spring Break

March 18, 2015 |

By JULIAN MENK

The University of Mary Washington tennis teams opened their spring season by flying out to California during spring break to compete against nationally ranked universities Pomona-Pitzer, Cal Lutheran, Chapman, Whittier and Redlands. Both the men and women won two team competitions in California.Read More

Alex Anderson leads UMW swim team to 15th straight CAC title

February 26, 2015 |

By CARTER WALLER

Similar to their female counterparts, the men’s swim team at the University of Mary Washington captured a dominating conference title to continue one of the longest Capital Athletic Conference win streaks in school history.Read More

Women’s swim team captures championship title once again

February 24, 2015 |

By CARTER WALLER

Since joining the Capital Athletic Championship a quarter century ago, the University of Mary Washington women’s swimming team has won every CAC swimming title.Read More

Washington Nationals report to Spring Training

February 24, 2015 |

By SEAN KINSLOW

As the residents of the Washington, D.C. area continue to freeze, the area’s baseball team is heading south to sunny and warm Viera, Florida.Read More

Softball season preview: experience and skill to be in Eagles’ favor

February 24, 2015 |

By ETHAN TOBIN

Coming off a strong season (6-6 CAC, 13-14 Overall) and finishing fourth in the Capital Athletic Conference last year, the University of Mary Washington’s women’s softball team is set to return for another action packed season. Read More

Baseball season preview: redemption on the horizon

February 24, 2015 |

By MIKEY BARNES

The saying “last year is a thing of the past” can be felt by all those affiliated with the University of Mary Washington baseball program. Read More

Basketball teams battle for playoff positioning as regular season winds down

February 18, 2015 |

By ETHAN TOBIN

Both the University of Mary Washington’s men’s and women’s basketball teams returned to the Anderson Center to compete in Capital Athletic Conference action against rival school Christopher Newport University on Wednesday, Feb. 11.Read More

Baseball opens season with double-header wins

February 18, 2015 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM

Following their less-than-stellar 2014 season, the University of Mary Washington baseball team made a resounding statement this past Saturday during the first two games of the season that this year would be much different from last.Read More

Tennis season opener sets stage for strong spring performances

February 18, 2015 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM

Two of the most dominating sports programs at the University of Mary Washington, the men’s and women’s tennis teams, began their 2015 spring campaign on high notes against multiple Division I opponents.Read More

Lacrosse heads into 2015 season with high expectations

February 18, 2015 |

By CODY REYNOLDS

The University of Mary Washington men’s lacrosse team had a date with Hampden-Sydney College in their season opener this past Saturday, Feb. 14. The eventful game culminated in a come from behind victory of 14-13. Read More

Meet and Greet: Q & A with Director of Campus Recreation

February 12, 2015 |

By MATHIEU WETMORE

Mark Mermelstein joined the University of Mary Washington as director of Campus Recreation almost eight years ago. The UMW Community has greatly benefited from his dynamic experience ever since.Read More