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Eagles Can't Hold On; Fall to York in Nail-Biter

February 7, 2008 |

By JEREMY JORDAN

On a day when the University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team did not have their best shooting performance they still managed a furious rally,but up short.

The first half was a high energy back and forth … Read More

Eagles Win 11 Straight; Beat York and Bridgewater

February 7, 2008 |

By NICK NELSON

The fourth ranked University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team added on to their 11 game winning streak by defeating Bridgewater College Tuesday night, 81-56, and York College of Pennsylvania on Saturday, 92-64.

The Eagles are now … Read More

Terrapins Welcome Olympians to UMW

January 31, 2008 |

By Nick Jacobs

Before U.S. Olympian Sara Lowe travels to Beijing to compete in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, the Stanford University senior made a cross-country trip to swim at the fourth consecutive Mary Washington Invitational last Sunday. The meet … Read More

Eagles Swim Hard, Aim For Nationals

January 31, 2008 |

By Nick Jacobs

The University of Mary Washington’s swimming program was right where they wanted to be this weekend – in the pool and swimming fast. On Friday both the men and women’s teams took on Marymount University in their … Read More

Eli Will Follow In Peyton's Footsteps

January 31, 2008 |

By Joey Merkel

For the first time in five months, a “bye week” meant that all teams had the week off. But fear not football fans, the NFL is back and will be taking over big screens everywhere come Sunday. … Read More

New Women's Soccer Coach a Familiar Face

January 24, 2008 |

By Joey Merkel

The University of Mary Washington Athletic Department has named former assistant coach Corey Hewson to take over as head coach of the women’s soccer team effective immediately. Hewson served as an assistant to lacrosse Head Coach Kurt … Read More

Eagles Go 5-2 in CAC

January 24, 2008 |

By Jeremy Jordan

On what was an extremely emotional day, the University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team played with true passion and was able to hold off a furious rally from the Wesley College Wolverines to get the win. … Read More

Eagles Take Wolverines

January 24, 2008 |

By Nick Jacobs

With the season more than halfway over, the fifth-ranked University of Mary Washington’s women’s basketball team is running over CAC rivals and closing in on another Sweet Sixteen appearance The latest 82-58 win over Wesley College on … Read More

Hall of Famer Gibbs Retires

January 24, 2008 |

By Ashley Schaff

To Redskins fans, Tuesday January 8, 2008 was the end of an era. It was announced that greatly respected and heralded coach Joe Gibbs chose to retire. To countless Redskins fans the resignation of Gibbs came as … Read More

Applebury Wins 100

December 6, 2007 |

By Nicholas Jacobs

The University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team hasn’t even  come close to losing a game this season, as their dominance on the court has continued to place them atop the weekly D3Hoop.com polls. The Eagles beat … Read More

Boston, Out

December 6, 2007 |

Lauren Boston

Okay, so maybe I stole that line from Ryan Seacrest, but after four years of Bullet deadlines, my creative juices are in short supply. Perhaps it’s a good thing this is my final issue as sports editor … Read More

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

December 6, 2007 |

By Govinda Avasarala

Nothing announces the end of a year more than final exams, papers, and the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Because a year’s worth of sports is difficult to wrap up in the limited space my editor gives … Read More

Rider Becomes One With Horse

December 6, 2007 |

By Lauren Boston

When Erin Richardson rides, there’s a connection with her horse that can’t be denied. “You have to know what your horse is thinking and feeling, and tell him in the right way what you want him … Read More

Swim Team Laps Competition

November 8, 2007 |

JOEY MERKEL

New swimming head coach Matt Sellman is fitting in just fine. The University of Mary Washington team has had little trouble adjusting to a change in staff, starting the 2007 season with just one loss between the … Read More

Soccer Goes To Semis

November 1, 2007 |

NICK JACOBS

The University of Mary Washington women’s soccer team burst into the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament, beating Hood College 3-0 on Sunday. The Eagles carried over the momentum from their 9-3-3 regular season record, … Read More

Womens Rugby Set For Tourney

November 1, 2007 |

NICK NELSON

For a select group of girls, fall at Mary Washington signals the onset of all the blood, sweat and tears that serve as battle scars for the women’s rugby team. A staple since 1985, the rugby team competes … Read More

Season Ends In Final Seconds: Men’s Soccer Falls To Villa Julie, 1-0

November 1, 2007 |

JONATHAN WIGGINTON

If the men’s soccer team could have held on for three more seconds, their season would still be alive. Instead, the Eagles watched helplessly Saturday as Villa Julie College scored the only goal of the game with … Read More

UMW Soccer Ties In 2nd OT

October 25, 2007 |

NICK JACOBS

Aim was not the word of the day for the University of Mary Washington women’s soccer team Saturday. Despite outshooting Chowan University 37-1, the Eagles came up scoreless in their final home game of the season, tying 0-0 … Read More

Nest Employee Goes For Gold: Braxton Earns Medal In Special Olympics

October 25, 2007 |

LAUREN BOSTON

To most University of Mary Washington students, Grace Anne Braxton is just another worker at the Nest. Yet one look at her resume reveals a life that has been anything but ordinary.

From Virginia To Shanghai After nearly … Read More

Field Hockey Falls

October 25, 2007 |

GOVINDA AVASARALA

The University of Mary Washington field hockey team saw its three game win streak snapped on Saturday after a 4-0 loss to Salisbury University. The Eagles, who hadn’t allowed a goal in seven consecutive halves, fell a goal … Read More

Lookin Good

October 25, 2007 |

LAUREN BOSTON

If you’re ever feeling particularly down about your uniforms of yore, take a look at some of the old UMW teams. While I was fortunate to grow up during a time when girls could wear shorts, my heart … Read More

York Squeaks Past Eagles: Men’s Soccer Falls to No. 3 Ranked Spartans In Homecoming Game

October 25, 2007 |

NICK NELSON

The University of Mary Washington birthday bash had an unwelcome guest last Saturday, when the men’s soccer team lost to York College of Pennsylvania 2-1 in front of a raucous Homecoming crowd of more than 700 students and … Read More

Riders Trot Into First Place Win

October 11, 2007 |

NICK JACOBS The University of Mary Washington riding team kicked off the 2007-2008 season on Saturday,  earning a first place ribbon in the Mount St. Mary’s College Show. The Eagles’ 37 point win ranked them first in the region over … Read More

UMW Takes Swing At Championship: Tennis Players Head To Alabama For Tourney

October 11, 2007 |

JOEY MERKEL

For three University of Mary Washington tennis players, the start of Fall Break means sweet home Alabama. Juniors Randy Loden, Becky Morse-Karzen and Stephanie Kurti will be representing the blue and grey when they compete in the ITA Small … Read More

Eagle Rowers Make First Waves

October 11, 2007 |

NICK NELSON

When the University of Mary Washington crew team took to the water Oct. 7, the season was beginning with a new sense of purpose. The team had avoided a demotion from varsity status and with 26 combined freshmen … Read More

Spartans Wound Eagles in OT

September 27, 2007 |

BY NICK JACOBS

The University of Mary Washington women’s soccer team managed to string York College of PA through regulation and change before falling in double overtime on Saturday, 2-1.

In their second Capital Athletic Conference bout of the … Read More

Thanks for the Memories, RFK

September 27, 2007 |

BY JOEY MERKEL

Baseball has always been full of emotion for me. As a kid, some of my most vivid memories are standing out in a makeshift diamond behind our house in small-town Valparaiso, Indiana, watching Field of Dreams … Read More

Eagles Yet to Earn CAC Win

September 27, 2007 |

BY JOEY MERKEL

The Capital Athletic Conference has been anything but kind to the University of Mary Washington volleyball team.

After a disappointing loss Tuesday night against St. Mary’s College of MD, the Eagles remain winless in the conference.

Despite … Read More

Kickin' it Old School

September 20, 2007 |

BY LAUREN BOSTON

Looking through some old pictures on the UMW athletic website last night, a terrifying thought came to mind.

I realized that I could one day end up in the William S. James Elementary gym archives, clad in … Read More

Hockey Extends Streak: Eagles Crush Bridgewater for Third Straight Victory

September 20, 2007 |

BY LAUREN BOSTON

After a mediocre start to the season, the field hockey team took a defender out of the lineup and added a cherry picker on offense. Three consecutive wins later, the formula is working.

“Since our last … Read More