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The Blue & Gray Press | October 15, 2018

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Athletes with Type 1 diabetes find support system

October 11, 2018 |

By SARAH HAMPTON
Staff Writer
Being a student-athlete comes with many responsibilities, whether they be on the field, in the classroom or in the community. Adding Type 1 diabetes to the mix adds another layer of complexity.Read More

Cheer rebuilds into a competitive team

October 11, 2018 |

By MATTHEW LEIBOWITZ
Staff Writer
The past three years have been defining, according to club cheer captain Tianni Sicam, a senior sociology major.Read More

Four Mary Washington athletes earn CAC recognition

October 11, 2018 |

By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT
Senior Writer
In late September, four UMW athletes were awarded CAC athlete of the weekRead More

Women’s volleyball sweeps York, wins tough match

October 11, 2018 |

By BRIDGET DANVER
Staff Writer
Currently, the Eagles are on a three-game winning streak. The team is 12-8 overall and 3-0 in the CAC. Their next game is away at Salisbury University, on Saturday, Oct. 13.Read More

Varsity soccer shapes college experience for senior athlete

October 4, 2018 |

By ELIZABETH FINTO
Staff Writer
Sports make up a large part of Mary Washington’s community and have a unique impact on the college experiences of athletes.Read More

UMW varsity football remains a fantasy for students

October 4, 2018 |

By RILEY DOHERTY
Staff Writer
The UMW Athletics Department has no plans to create an official university football program now or in the near future. Read More

NFL underdogs upset clinched games in week 3

September 27, 2018 |

By RYAN BRAUCH
Staff Writer
Week 3 of the 2018 NFL season seemed to be filled with easy wins for several playoff contenders. Read More

Annual benefit show continues to support UMW riding

September 27, 2018 |

By SAMANTHA BENNETT
Staff Writer
The UMW riding team is based out of Fredericksburg’s Hazelwild Farm Equestrian Center, and has been for over 40 years.Read More

Tiger Woods makes a comeback to win PGA tour

September 27, 2018 |

By SEAN BURMINGHAM
Staff Writer
After a year and a half of dealing with severe back injuries, and a fourth surgery hoping to recover just enough to play with his kids, Tiger Woods had his first victory in over five years last Sunday.Read More

U.S. Open Women’s Finals controversy explained

September 27, 2018 |

By ADDIE HINTON
Staff Writer
Williams, and many others it seems, attribute her outbreak to be less about unfair callings and rulings, but one about sexism.Read More

Incoming freshmen introduced into varsity volleyball

September 20, 2018 |

By LINDSAY RUONGRAT
Staff Writer
UMW women’s varsity volleyball team has included a mix of students who are in their freshman or sophomore year. This has created a sense of inclusion for both players and coaches.Read More

New graduate assistant continues life of sports

September 20, 2018 |

By ASHLEIGH GRIM
Staff Writer
“I want to make the student’s time as enjoyable as possible,” said JJ Santagata, the new Graduate Assistant for sports and outdoor recreation.Read More

Men’s rugby seeks another championship season

September 20, 2018 |

By SIERRA HORTON
Staff Writer
After finishing this past season undefeated, the team is looking forward to keeping their spotless record going.Read More

UMW Men’s Soccer returns as champions

September 13, 2018 |

By SEHAR JAMAL
Staff Writer
The UMW men’s soccer team is back in full swing after winning the conference championship last season. Read More

Ups and downs of Week 1 football

September 13, 2018 |

By RYAN BRAUCH
Managing Editor
With Week 1 of the 2018 NFL season in the books, we can take a step back and reflect on what all 32 teams gave us in their opening games.Read More

New ice hockey team ready to hit the ice

September 13, 2018 |

By EMILY SHUMAKER
Staff Writer
Under new leadership, members of the new Ice Hockey Club will officially hit the ice for their first game on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2018, against Christopher Newport University.Read More

Sports and childhood: A varsity athlete shares soccer

September 6, 2018 |

By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT

Staff Writer

Something about everything that can be learned from sports. Every summer, millions of children across the country are let out of school and left with much more free time than they previously had.Read More

Q&A with the new Athletic Director Patrick Catullo

September 6, 2018 |

By SAVANNAH BOYD
Staff Writer
After serving as the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance for six years, Coach Catullo has been promoted to Interim Athletic Director. Read More

Strength and Conditioning Coach brings new focus

September 6, 2018 |

By RACHEL COOPER
Staff Writer
Meet UMW’s new Director of Strength and Conditioning, Brett LongobuccoRead More

UMW Students comment on Redskin season hopes

September 6, 2018 |

With the University of Mary Washington being roughly an hour away from our nation’s capital, students of Mary Washington have their takes on how the local Washington Redskins will fare this upcoming season.Read More

Varsity softball, a second family

April 29, 2018 |

By VICTORIA GRANT

Staff Writer

On Wednesday, Apr. 18, the UMW softball team lost to CNU 10-1 at the 3 p.m. game. The game ended in the fifth inning and although UMW was defeated, they have had a great season so far and are continuing to grow as a team.Read More

NBA playoffs show shift in playing style

April 26, 2018 |

By ZACHARY WOHLEKING

Senior Writer

As the NBA playoffs are underway, we as NBA fans have been gifted with exciting series after exciting series in the first round. Basically, every series to this point has been competitive with multiple stories coinciding with each matchup. There is something to say about every team this year, and for the first time in a while, there’s no teams that are assumed to make it all the way. Read More

Racial disparity in UMW varsity athletics

April 26, 2018 |

By MILEN MEHARI

Staff Writer

Black students at the University of Mary Washington are disproportionately represented in the athletics program. This is clear to see when glancing at some varsity sports rosters. Take for instance the UMW men’s basketball team; more than half of their roster is ostensibly Black. In contrast, Black students make up 6% of the student population.

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Mary Washington club softball rising to new heights

April 26, 2018 |

By DYLAN BURKETT

Staff Writer

At 8-1-2, UMW’s club softball team has had their best season this year since being founded in 2012. Elizabeth Haas, who became president of the team last semester, said that this season has been, “a rebuilding season, as only five girls returned from the year before.” Being almost a whole new team paved the way for new and stronger bonds between the girls on the team.

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Yearly recap of athletic and academic acheivement

April 25, 2018 |

By ALICEN HACKNEY

Staff Writer

This past year, UMW athletics has had their spotlight shined and brightened. Collectively the varsity teams have done better this year than years previous, all while also succeeding academically.

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Salisbury cruises past UMW men’s lacrosse 10-20

April 19, 2018 |

By ALEXIS ERB

Staff Writer

With two games until the first round of the CAC tournament the University of Mary Washington Men’s lacrosse team brought their game this past Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Salisbury.Read More

First round of NHL playoffs start off with a bang

April 19, 2018 |

By HANNA LUGO

Staff Writer

The National Hockey League playoffs have always been a hit. Every season, sports fans gather around the television or arenas to cheer on their favorite team, hoping for an intense game to remember later on.Read More

Embiid and Curry eager to rejoin their teams as NBA playoffs begin

April 19, 2018 |

By BRIAN SWEENEY

Staff Writer

During this year’s NBA playoffs, sixteen teams are currently in the first rounds of the playoffs. In the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76er’s took the lead during their first game of the opening round.Read More

The 2018 Masters kicks off in exciting fashion

April 12, 2018 |

By KYLE CLARKE

Staff Writer

Once a year, the best golfers on earth gather in Augusta, Georgia to compete in the most coveted golf tournament of our time. Augusta National is one of the most punishing golf courses in the United States, with greens faster than lightning and fairways that seem to get narrower every year. Read More

UMW crew teams prepare for the start of their season

April 12, 2018 |

By JOHN WRAY

Staff Writer

As the University unthaws from a very cold and rainy winter with only one good snow day in the books, the campus is ready for spring and to feel the warm weather again. Some of the most excited students on campus are the ones that are involved in spring sports.

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