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The Blue & Gray Press | April 22, 2019

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Sports and childhood: A varsity athlete shares soccer

September 6, 2018 |


Staff Writer

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

Inside a great season with Matt Spencer

October 18, 2017 |


Staff Writer

The University of Mary Washington men’s soccer team has had an amazing start to their 2017 season. Senior goalkeeper, Matt Spencer from Stafford, VA, has also had an incredible season thus far. Spencer talked about his background and how his collegiate soccer career started. Spencer’s parents taught him how to play soccer when he was just 5 years-old.Read More

UMW soccer goes scoreless during the UMW Classic

September 13, 2017 |

Olympia Jarrell

Senior Writer

The University of Mary Washington hosted its annual UMW Classic Women’s soccer tournament this past weekend and both games were very heated as Mary Washington defended against two very skilled visiting teams.Read More

Women’s soccer entertains fans under lights

September 22, 2016 |


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.Read More

UMW embraces Latino culture in Latino Identities Month celebration

September 24, 2015 |


From Sept. 15 through Oct. 8, the University of Mary Washington will be holding its annual Latino Identities Month to celebrate Latino culture and heritage. This year, the organizers are trying to expand the activities so as to reach an even wider audience.Read More

Women's soccer opens conference play, continues strong season

October 1, 2014 |


Put the women’s soccer team down as another University of Mary Washington team off to a great start. This season, the Lady Eagles found themselves in the top 25 of national rankings after a 6-1-1 start to their season.Read More

Men's soccer expecting a strong season this fall

September 10, 2014 |


As the summer culminates and the fall semester begins, the University of Mary Washington men’s soccer team is preparing for another exciting season of play. Last year, the team finished with an overall record of 12 wins and seven losses. This record placed them fourth in the Capital Athletic Conference at the end of the season.Read More

Senior soccer star celebrates four years strong with honors

November 20, 2013 |

For University of Mary Washington senior David Heller, playing a sport seems to be in his genes.Read More

Homecoming welcomes wins and past players to field

October 30, 2013 |

Complete with hundreds of students and alumni lined up to tailgate and support their efforts, five University of Mary Washington athletic teams battled to take home wins at this year’s Homecoming showdown on Saturday.Read More

Eagles hope to garner wins after Saturday’s celebrations

October 23, 2013 |

The chant “Beat the Bobcats” will be heard all day Saturday as conference rival Frostburg State comes to the Battleground to take on University of Mary Washington’s field hockey and soccer teams. Eagle Nation will be in full force for the 2013 homecoming festivities, which this year features all-day tailgating to take the homecoming celebration to a new level.Read More

CAC Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week

September 12, 2013 |

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.”Read More

Women’s soccer shoots and misses against two opponents

September 12, 2013 |

The University of Mary Washington women’s soccer team is now 2-3 in their fall season after falling to Washington & Lee on Sunday, and to Messiah University on Wednesday, each game ending with a 2-1 final score.Read More

Owens’ Clutch in Penalty Kicks; Sends the Eagles to CAC Semifinals to Play Salisbury

October 31, 2012 |

With her team down 2-0 in overtime penalty kicks, University of Mary Washington sophomore goalkeeper Charlotte Owens needed to provide a spark.Read More

Lady Eagles Tie in First CAC Contest

September 19, 2012 |


The University of Mary Washington women’s soccer team rattled off five straight wins to open up the season, but the team hit a minor road bump when they tied Frostburg State University, 1-1, on Saturday. The game … Read More

UMW Men’s Soccer Starts Season 3-0

September 5, 2012 |

The University if Mary Washington’s men’s soccer started their season 2-0 after consecutive wins this past weekend at the Battlegrounds.

In the first contest, which was also Mary Washington’s season opener, the Eagles took on Hampden-Sydney College. Mary Washington had … Read More

Dickman Starts DC United Event

April 4, 2012 |


On Friday, March 30, a group of more than 60 University of Mary Washington students piled into a charter bus to head up to RFK stadium to watch the DC United soccer team dish out a 4-1 … Read More

Women's Soccer Season Recap

November 30, 2011 |


The University of Mary Washington women’s soccer team started the 2011 season by mowing over its first four opponents while allowing only a single goal through the four-game win streak. After a 2-2 tie with Randolph-Macon College … Read More

Men’s Soccer Season in Review

November 16, 2011 |


The Mary Washington men’s soccer team had their season end a few weeks back when they dropped a 3-0 decision to York College in the semifinals of the Capital Athletic Tournament on Nov. 2. Although the Eagles … Read More

Women’s Soccer Team Wins OT Thriller

November 3, 2011 |

The University of Mary Washington women’s soccer team began the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament by traveling to York College in Pennsylvania to do battle with the Spartans on a brisk, yet beautiful Sunday afternoon.Read More

Eagles Blank Stevenson

September 28, 2011 |

The University of Mary Washington men’s soccer team took on Stevenson University this past weekend at the Battlegrounds Stadium. The Eagles were 1-0 in Capital Athletic Conference play entering the game, and UMW came out of the conference battle with a still perfect CAC record after winning 1-0.Read More

Men’s Soccer Knocks Off Rival Salisbury 2-1

September 21, 2011 |


The University of Mary Washington men’s soccer team upset conference rival and nationally ranked Salisbury University 2-1 last Saturday.

On a beautiful 68-degree day, the 2-3 Eagles looked to bounce back from a tough loss to Catholic … Read More

Men’s Soccer Splits Two Games

September 14, 2011 |


The Mary Washington men’s soccer team headed to Lynchburg this past weekend to participate in the Shellenberger Classic: a showcase that included Maryville College (TN), Hampden-Sydney College and the host Lynchburg College. UMW … Read More

Men's Soccer Splits Pair Over Weekend

September 8, 2011 |


A new chapter started this past weekend for Mary Washington athletics, as Jason Kilby coached his first two games at the helm of the Mary Washington soccer team. The Eagles hosted the UMW Soccer Classic, a four-team … Read More

Jason Kilby New Soccer Coach

March 23, 2011 |

The search for UMW’s new men’s head soccer coach ended last Monday, as Jason Kilby was named as the Eagles’ new head man. Kilby spent the last nine seasons as the men’s head soccer coach at North Carolina Wesleyan.

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Iconic Soccer Coach Gordon to Retire

January 19, 2011 |

In about seven and a half months, summer will have once again faded into fall and students will flood back into the University of Mary Washington for another year of school. However, this annual ritual will be different than the … Read More

Fall Sports Seasons Come To a Close

November 17, 2010 |

As the semester ends, the sports teams have begun to look back on the season that was, examining both the strengths and weaknesses of their play and priming for either the spring semester or Fall 2011.

The men’s soccer team … Read More

Men’s Soccer Defeats Seahawks 1-0

November 3, 2010 |


The UMW men’s soccer team defeated the St. Mary’s Seahawks at home last Sunday, Oct. 31, with a 1-0 shutout in the first round of the CAC Tournament. The Seahawks season ended with a record of 5-13-2, … Read More

Men’s Soccer Edges Blazers 3-2

October 27, 2010 |


Vuvuzelas sounded, thunder sticks pounded and the wall of white stood strong as the Mary Washington men’s soccer team prepared to take on Hood College. The crowd swelled to full capacity as students and alumni flocked to … Read More

Men’s Soccer Falls 3-0 to Salisbury

October 20, 2010 |

Last Saturday, Oct. 16, the University of Mary Washington men’s soccer team played CAC conference competitor Salisbury University on the Sea Gulls home field in Maryland. The Eagles suffered a 3-0 loss to the host Salisbury squad, to fall to … Read More

Men’s Soccer Knocks Off Tigers 2-1

October 6, 2010 |


The men’s soccer team defeated Hampden-Sydney College 2-1 on Saturday, Oct. 2, to improve to 7-1-1 for the season. Senior Ryan Taibl led the UMW charge, scoring both goals for the Eagles in the first half.

“It … Read More