By ELISE ADAMS
Head coach of the University of Mary Washington volleyball program Matt Troy came to UMW four years ago from John Hopkins University, where he was the head volleyball coach. Only four years in, he has already helped the women of the UMW volleyball team achieve great things and show their potential.
By MADISON REID
Club sports are created to offer students who are not a member of a varsity program a chance at competing against students from other universities without the commitment of being a varsity athlete. The University of Mary Washington club volleyball is one of those quite competitive organizations. With playing for a club program at a smaller school like UMW, competing with schools that can be triple the size is very much a possibility.
By DUSTIN THOMAS
Off to a great start this season, the UMW men’s rugby team is 2-0 and riding high on confidence going into this weekend’s matchup against highly ranked Mount St. Mary’s. Over the past two weeks, the UMW men’s rugby team, also known as Mother’s Rugby, defeated highly touted Towson University and Salisbury University. Junior captain Terence McPhillips gave us an inside look on how the team feels about the season so far.
By SHYAN MURPHY
Soccer season has commenced, and for the University of Mary Washington’s men’s soccer team, so have the victories. At this point in the season, the team has won six out of the eight games played, one of those victories coming against conference foe, Marymount University. This was only the start of the conference games in which the team will be playing all throughout the next month.
By MIKEY BARNES
A double-overtime goal by Salisbury University after a total of 97 minutes played in the Capital Athletic Conference championship game is what ended the season for the University of Mary Washington field hockey team in 2015. The heartbreaking finish to the team’s season kept them out of the NCAA tournament last year though they finished the season ranked 11th in the country.
By MIKEY BARÑES
Sitting under the lights at the Campus Rec Field, you can see fans lined up along the sidelines screaming and cheering. You can hear one University of Mary Washington student consistently screaming “Randolph Bacon,” to get in the heads of the UMW opponent, Randolph-Macon College.
By EMILY GROTTLE
After four years in a familiar high school setting, freshman year of college can be an intimidating new adventure for many students. However, for the three starting freshman volleyball players Savannah Powers, Rachel Voketaitis and Skyler Sisk, college volleyball has only increased their love of the sport.
By VALERI GIBSON
The University of Mary Washington’s women’s rugby team kicked off their second] conference game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at the Battleground Complex against Longwood University. The team pulled through with a 66-0 win against the Lancers. Improving their record 1-1 in the Capital Area Conference.
By DUSTIN THOMAS
On April 22, a new swagger was brought to the D.C. sports scene. The Washington Redskins announced the signing of Pro-Bowl cornerback Josh Norman to a 5-year, $75 million contract. Norman, who spent last season being a dominate force in the secondary for NFC Champion Carolina Panthers, signed with Washington because of “the sense of wanting to win,” as he explained in an interview on Sportscenter just days later. Because of this key addition to the roster and a successful training camp and preseason, many analysts predicted to repeat as NFC East champions this season.
By CHRIS MARKHAM
The University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s swim teams forfeited their first meets of the year after members of the teams participated in a hazing event for the incoming freshmen, according to anonymous sources.
By RYAN BRAUCH
Week 1 of the NFL season is officially over and there is a lot to be taken away from, as far as a fantasy standpoint. This week was incredibly competitive and captivating, with 10 out of 16 games being decided by a touchdown or less. Without a doubt some players contributed to their team’s win more than others. So if you are asking yourself which players you should pick up or who you should sit this week, you might want to read further.
By YOUSEF NASSER
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade starting quarterback Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings for a first round draft pick in 2017 and a conditional fourth round draft pick in 2018.
The Vikings lost their starting quarterback, Teddy …
By JONATHON MYERS
Shortly after his birth, Dalton Herendeen needed the lower half of his left leg amputated due to a blood clot. Fortunately, a man like Herendeen only needed one leg to be successful. Dalton earned himself a place on the 2012 U.S. Paralympic swim team roster in London.
By HABIBA NOOR
Eagle Nation Day hosted by University of Mary Washington athletics was filled with fun and free activities that allowed you to be on your feet and keep your mind active. Held on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., this event was to encourage kids to go out and play with UMW athletes and get active.
By ZACH WOHLEKING
The University of Mary Washington volleyball team recently competed in the Haverford Invitational tournament in Haverford, PA and went undefeated winning all four games they played in. This accomplishment is just one of many they will most likely have during this years season.
By AMIR KOREHI
The National Football League is a name known throughout every American household. With the 2016-2017 regular season fast approaching, fans are ready to throw on the jersey of their favorite player and watch as many games they possibly can every …
By MIKEY BARNES
This Fall, the University of Mary Washington welcomed a new sport to its current plethora of successful teams. Former head men’s basketball coach and current facilities director for the Anderson Center, Rod Wood will serve as the …
By MIKEY BARNES
After a weekend of big games, the college football season is officially back and in full force. Due to Mary Washington’s lack of a football program, many students have not gotten to experience the luxury of attending a college football game. However, some students travel to ‘nearby’ Division I schools for the weekend in order to take in the one-of- a kind experience.
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.