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The Blue & Gray Press | September 24, 2018

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Warriors look to move past the injury bug as they head into playoffs

March 29, 2018 |

By VANISA CLAY

Staff Writer

With March Madness coming to an end, some turn their attention to the upcoming NBA championships. Read More

Stay in your lane: the inside scoop with Davon Guerrier

March 29, 2018 |

By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT

Staff Writer

Despite this semester being his first at UMW, junior Davon Guerrier has already been able to contribute greatly to the team.Read More

Paino’s playlist leaked to UMW

March 29, 2018 |

By RYAN BRAUCH

Sports Editor

On Monday Mar. 26, personal information of University of Mary Washington President Troy Paino was leaked to the entire faculty and staff of Mary Washington campus. An anonymous student hacker was able to gain access to Paino’s email account in which they discovered Paino’s mixtape and numerous personal pictures, such as Paino in the bathtub, amongst others sent to his wife Kelly Paino.  Read More

UMW baseball team works hard to keep ahead of extensive schedule

March 29, 2018 |

By ALICEN HACKNEY

Staff Writer

This semester the Mary Washington Baseball Team has been hard at work with more games than any previous season and already busy student schedules.Read More

Small schools make a name for themselves in March Madness opening weekend

March 22, 2018 |

By T’KEYAH JONES

Staff Writer

It’s that time of year again, March Madness. It is one of the most exciting times of year for college basketball fans, as they watch to see what teams advance through the NCAA tournament and head to the finals.Read More

UMW women’s lacrosse season off to a hot start

March 22, 2018 |

By ALEXIS ZIRPMOULIS

Staff Writer

On Thursday, Mar. 15,  the University of Mary Washington’s women’s lacrosse team was defeated by first-ranked Gettysburg College with the final score ending with 12-4. The tough loss against Gettysburg College sadly broke Mary Washington’s seven game winning streak, forcing the University of Mary Washington to currently fall 7-1 for the season.  Read More

Women’s tennis team’s six game win streak comes to an end

March 22, 2018 |

By KELSEY SHEFFER

Staff Writer

The sixteenth nationally ranked UMW women’s Tennis team lost their six game win streak during their first home game since arriving back from California. The beginning of the season has been the strongest the women’s team has seen in years; however, once the team returned home to play MIT on Friday, disaster would strike leaving the team with a 6-3 loss in every game of the weekend.Read More

Club baseball thrives under new presidency

March 22, 2018 |

BY ARIANA BARRETT

Staff Writer

UMW’s club baseball team is excited to kick off their season against James Madison University (JMU) on Saturday, Mar. 24.Read More

NFL offseason draws attention with chaotic beginning

March 15, 2018 |

By SHACOBE JOHNSON

Staff Writer

The upcoming NFL offseason is geared up to be a chaotic one. Coming off arguably one of the most exciting Super Bowls of all time, late February through early March is usually a mundane time period. Luckily, NFL fans have been treated to a lot of drama. Starting with the Chiefs moving on from quarterback Alex Smith and cornerback Marcus Peters. Both moves were shocking and came out of nowhere.Read More

Nationals bring in new general manager after releasing Baker

March 15, 2018 |

By KELLY EVANS

Staff Writer

When the Washington Nationals announced the release of former manager Dusty Baker in Oct. 2017, many fans were left sad, confused, and even a few happy. Within his two year contract with the Nationals, Baker lead the team to two NL East titles with 97 wins in the 2017 season. However, that was not enough for a city who’s seen that title many times before with no following of a World Series win or even a play-offs win.Read More

Inside the recruitment process at Mary Washington

March 15, 2018 |

By ELIZABETH DEVINE

Staff Writer

Every year, the coaches of UMW’s varsity teams recruit student athletes from all over the country. As a member of NCAA Division III, Mary Washington “does not offer athletic scholarships nor do they utilize the National Letter of Intent program,” according to the UMW Eagles website. Despite these restrictions, UMW’s competitive recruitment process favors well-rounded students who are passionate about the sport they play.Read More

Jeffrey Leckrone represents UMW at NCAA swimming championship

March 15, 2018 |

By TREVOR YOUNG

Staff Writer

In this age of political and cultural tension nothing can be so refreshing than to come together and celebrate the achievements of the extraordinary individual. Let this be the case for Jeffrey Leckrone, a UMW swimmer, whose qualification for the NCAA Championship in Indianapolis is a major achievement. Being the only swimmer from Mary Washington representing the school at NCAA is not easy, but Leckrone is determined and prepared. His coach, Abby Brethauer, expressed her pride in Leckrone’s work ethic and zeal.Read More

Men’s baseball battles hard in weekend series against Monclair State

March 1, 2018 |

By MACKENZIE HARD 

Staff Writer

This weekend the baseball team went up against Montclair State University for their season opening. There were four games throughout the weekend with the Eagles coming out even, winning two out of the four games.Read More

Veteran Mike Fisher plans to make his NHL return

March 1, 2018 |

By KELLY LEHMANN 

Staff Writer

In the 2016-17 NHL season, the Nashville Predators went to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history, and faced the returning champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins. After six exciting games, the Predators lost to the Penguins, leaving many disheartened and disappointed. One key player for Nashville, Mike Fisher, the team’s captain throughout the season. After reflecting on the tough loss at the end of a historical season for the franchise, Fisher evaluated his career and his personal life, which led to the difficult decision of retirement.Read More

NBA All-Star weekend successful with new format changes

March 1, 2018 |

By ZACH WOHLEKING 

Senior Writer

The NBA All-Star break always brings entertainment for hardcore and casual fans alike. This year in Los Angeles, All-Star weekend did not fail to disappoint us, as the NBA continues to find new ways to make the same events exciting.Read More

Lady Eagles continue to dominate early in the season

March 1, 2018 |

By KOTY BOWEN 

Staff Writer

On Wednesday Feb. 21, the UMW women’s lacrosse team faced off against Shenandoah Hornets. The UMW Eagles, who rank seventeenth in the nation for Women’s Lacrosse, would prove why they sit in such a high rank.Read More

UMW swim teams prepare for the CAC Championship

February 22, 2018 |

By MACKENZIE MCCOTTER

Staff Writer

As the swimming season winds down, the University of Mary Washington mens and womens swim teams wait in anticipation for the annual CAC Swim Championship at St. Mary’s College in Maryland. Currently, the men’s swim team is second in the Capital Athletic Conference, only one loss behind York College of Pennsylvania. The women’s team is number one in the conference, leading with a perfect record of 5-0. The CAC Championship meet is Feb. 23-25, with all teams competing against each other before the NCAA Championships at the end of March.Read More

Kendall Parker: the inside scoop

February 22, 2018 |

BY GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT

Staff Writer

On Feb. 8, Kendall Parker became one of the few athletes to score 1,000 career points for the UMW basketball program. The game was against Wesley College and Parker was able to provide 16 points to UMW’s win.Read More

Men’s lacrosse tops Shenandoah

February 22, 2018 |

By JOSH STALEY

Staff Writer

On Saturday Feb. 17, The University of Mary Washington men’s lacrosse team went face to face with Shenandoah University in their third game of the season. UMW improved to 2-1 after this exciting game at the Battleground Complex.Read More

UMW tennis continues to dominate

February 22, 2018 |

By OLIVIA TAYLOR 

Staff Writer

The UMW men and women’s tennis teams have both been off to a dominant start to their Spring seasons.Read More

Investigating the CNU rivalry

February 22, 2018 |

By SARAH BOND 

Staff Writer

In the world of sports, rivalries are an integral part of the competitive nature which drives fans to stadiums and arenas. The opportunity to watch your favorite team defeat their rivals and have bragging rights is an experience that many sports fans look forward to. Specifically, on college campuses, rivalries with other colleges is an important part of one’s college experience. At the University of Mary Washington, the presence of a sports rivalry is unclear.Read More

Obscure Winter Olympic sports guide for casual viewers

February 15, 2018 |

By HANNAH ROTHWELL 

Staff Writer

The Winter Olympics can seem hard to understand at times. The summer sports are more accessible and  well known. Most of us have swam at some point or played a quick game of beach volleyball.  That accessibility means that most Americans are pretty familiar with the summer games, but the winter games are a different story.  Read More

UMW rowing team prepares for upcoming season

February 15, 2018 |

By GABRIELLA GARCIA 

Staff Writer

Off season for the University of Mary Washington Men’s Rowing team is coming to a close as they prepare for the Erg Sprints on Saturday, February 24. According to first-year student, John Wray, they are well prepared and ready to do their best.

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Khiorie Stewart named Capital Athletic Conference men’s basketball player of the week

February 15, 2018 |

By MIRAMDA O’CONNOR 

Staff Writer

Khiorie Stewart, a 6-foot-3 junior guard from Ashburn, Virginia had an impressive week of play for Mary Washington and was named Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 5, 2018. After helping lift the Eagles to two CAC wins the week before being named Player of the Week, Stewart seemed like an obvious choice for the title.Read More

UMW cheerleaders defend their sport from common misconceptions

February 15, 2018 |

By JESSIE WHITMER

Staff Writer

Cheerleading is often assumed to be easy, to require no athletic ability, and to simply just entertain the audience, but many individuals do not understand the risk and the amount of hard work cheerleaders put in to their routine.  Many times, people think that cheerleading is not a sport because there is lack of understanding.Read More

UMW riding team does not horse around when it comes to Nationals and community involvement

February 8, 2018 |

By EMILY ROSSI

Staff Writer

The University of Mary Washington riding team has been training harder than ever this year in an attempt to make it even further in Nationals than the team has ever gone before, while also making time for the core University of Mary Washington value of community service. Read More

Club Sports provide students with a sense of community

February 8, 2018 |

By JESSICA LINK 

Staff Writer

The University of Mary Washington offers a wide variety of ways for students to get involved and be healthy. For students who do not want to commit to a full time athletic team, getting involved in a club sport is the perfect place to have fun, make friends, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.Read More

UMW students participate in locally held ultimate frisbee Megabowl

February 8, 2018 |

By KYLE LEHMAN 

Staff Writer

On Saturday Feb. 3, The University of Mary Washington men and women ultimate frisbee teams competed in the Megabowl, a local tournament in Fredericksburg, held at the Fredericksburg Field House.Read More

Eagles win battle against New England making history by winning first title in team history

February 8, 2018 |

By RYAN BRAUCH

Sports Editor

The Philadelphia Eagles made headlines on Sunday night when they won their first Super Bowl Championship in organization history, as they edged the New England Patriots. Head coach Doug Pederson and the Eagles relished their role as the underdogs all throughout this season’s playoffs after they lost starting quarterback Carson Wentz to an ACL tear in Week 14 in a win over the Los Angeles Rams.Read More

Students reflect on their ties with the Winter Olympics

February 1, 2018 |

By LAURA TAYLOR 

Staff Writer

On Feb. 9, 92 nations will be represented by their best athletes in Pyeongchang County, South Korea to collectively compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics. For University of Mary Washington students, this means joining in the world wide spectating of their favorite winter sport events.Read More