By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT
In late September, four UMW athletes were awarded CAC athlete of the week
By ELIZABETH FINTO
Sports make up a large part of Mary Washington’s community and have a unique impact on the college experiences of athletes.
By MIRAMDA O’CONNOR
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.
By GRACE WINFIELD
The University of Mary Washington field hockey team fell short on Nov. 1 as they lost 1-0 against Christopher Newport University in the CAC semifinal game. UMW (11-8) knew the challenge they were up against when they were set to face CNU (16-1). Losing to the fifth-ranked Captains 4-3 in regular season, the Eagles were a decided underdog in the matchup.
By ZACH WOHLEKING
On Nov. 4 UMW women’s volleyball completed their impressive 2017 season. After losing many senior leaders and players in the offseason, many did not know what to expect this year. With so many changes to the rotation, it was unclear what this new team would accomplish and if they could handle the pressure and expectations placed upon them from the previous season. Now that the season is over, it is safe to say that UMW volleyball still has the fire and grit of last year, even with the changes. The team ended their season with a 19-10 record and a conference championship appearance.
By OLIVIA BRIDGES
Saturday, Feb. 26, the University of Mary Washington men’s tennis team faced off with the Stevens Institute of Technology Ducks. At 9 a.m., the match between the two teams began, starting with doubles.
By DUSTIN THOMAS
Going into senior day this on Feb. 11 against Penn State-Harrisburg (5-17, 3-12 CAC), the University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team, led by seniors Brianne Comden and Megan Green, looked to be on their way to winning out for the rest of regular season and hosting the CAC tournament, which begins Tuesday, Feb. 21.
By CHRIS MARKHAM
The University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team led from start to finish en route to gaining revenge on their bitter CAC rival, the CNU Captains. After suffering their only loss of the year on Jan. 18 …
By MIKEY BARNES
It was Halloween weekend and while most people were out in their costumes, or setting up their yards for the holiday, the University of Mary Washington men and women cross country teams along with the remaining Capital Athletic Conference teams met in Hershey, Pennsylvania for the 2016 Capital Athletic Conference Championships.
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 KATE LARKIN
Kurt Glaeser has been head coach of the University of Mary Washington men’s lacrosse team for 24 seasons, and was head coach of women’s soccer from 1989 to 2007, but became a single sport coach in the 2008-09 season. Glaeser had a background playing lacrosse at the end of his high school career and throughout his college career.
By LAUREN TAYLOR
Both the University of Mary Washington’s men and women swim teams have had an exceptional season and hope to see their hard work and commitment continue throughout this and further seasons. They have had much to work towards due to both personal goals, team goals, and the expectations of both the school and fans. The women’s team has a current win streak of 6 wins and no losses and a 1.000 percentage. The men’s team stands with a 4-1 record and a .800 percentage.
By DAVID MERCER
After an unexpected run into the postseason, the University of Mary Washington’s women’s soccer team lost in the Capital Athletic Conference championship to Frostburg State on Saturday, Nov. 8.
As the regular season comes to a close, the University of Mary Washington’s track and field teams prepare to compete for the upcoming Capital Athletic Conference’s Track and Field Championships in Newport News, Va. on May 3.
Last month, on Saturday, Jan. 25, the Lady Eagles basketball team suffered a heartbreaking loss to the then undefeated Spartans of York College. Since that loss, University of Mary Washington has won five of its last six games, winning with an average of 29.4 points per game.
Not to be overshadowed by their male counterparts, the University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team is enjoying a highly successful season of their own.
Hometown: Manassas, Va./Osbourn. Major: Computer science major; mathematics minor. Position: Midfielder. How long have you played soccer? “I’ve been playing soccer since I was 10.” What is your favorite thing about UMW? “My favorite thing is that it’s small and close to home.”
By LIZ EISEMAN
On Saturday, April 6, the University of Mary Washington women’s lacrosse team hosted York College of Pennsylvania at the Battlegrounds, eventually falling to the Spartans, 18-9.
The Eagles were competing for the No. 2 seed in the …
The University of Mary Washington men’s lacrosse team’s hopes of knocking off Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) rival Salisbury University started and ended at the 10:54 mark in the first quarter, when junior attackman Luke Dick put the Eagles up 1-0 in the early going.
When the smoke from the starter guns cleared and the scorekeepers tallied the points, the members of the University of Mary Washington indoor track and field teams were left smiling. The women’s team placed first this past weekend at the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) championship, while the men took second at the competition, held at George Mason University.
By NICK JACOBS
The fifth-ranked University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team made history over spring break, winning the Capital Athletic Conference Championship for the third time in four years and advancing to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Division …