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The Blue & Gray Press | April 24, 2017

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Won 4 Wesley: the lasting impact of UMW’s honorary Eagle

April 20, 2017 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM

Hundreds gathered at Barnesfield Park in King George, Virginia on Monday to celebrate the life of 22- year-old Wesley Berry, who passed away on Thursday, April 13 after a 10-year battle with brain cancer, the same number he wore on the baseball field. Country music filled the air as loved ones gathered on the infield of the baseball field to honor their inspirational figure and honorary Eagle.Read More

Men’s tennis rebounds from back-to-back losses to DI opponents

March 2, 2017 |

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.Read More

Fall Sports Begin CAC Tournament Title Hunts

November 3, 2016 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM and MIKEY BARNES

Tied at 1-1, the University of Mary Washington men’s soccer team headed into overtime in the Capital Athletic Conference semifinal game against York College. Just 2:12 in to the overtime period, the University of … Read More

Eagle Nation Day brings UMW athletics and Fredericksburg community together

September 14, 2016 |

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.Read More

Women’s soccer looks to extend shutout streak into Homecoming Weekend

October 22, 2015 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM

The University of Mary Washington women’s soccer team has had a dominant start to their conference schedule, currently sitting at 4-2-1 in the conference and 9-6-1 overall and outscoring opponents by a score of 21-7. Both of the Eagles’ losses were had one-goal differentials and their victories have been by an average margin of 3.6 goals.
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2015 Homecoming promises something for all students

October 22, 2015 |

EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH & ESTER SALGUERO

The events for this year’s homecoming are squished within this week and include the UMW athletic games proceeding over the weekend, a BBQ on Ball Circle and a photo contest spread throughout relying heavily on student interaction.
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Q & A with UMW goal scoring record-holder Jenna Steele

October 7, 2015 |

By AMANDA CALLENDAR

Q & A with Field Hockey Goal Breaker Jenna Steele

Jenna Steele, a star senior player on the University of Mary Washington’s field hockey team, now ranks sixth on the Capital Athletic Conference’s all-time list for career goals. … Read More

Cross Country women score near-sweep at conference preview meet

September 24, 2015 |

By MIKEY BARNES

The men and women cross country teams have begun their new season behind new head coach, Kunle Lawson. Lawson comes to the University of Mary Washington from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where he served as the Director of Cross and Country and Track & Field since 2011. The University of Mary Washington welcomes Lawson as former coach Stan Soper retired this past spring.Read More

Q & A with men’s soccer star Jacob Burke

September 24, 2015 |

By Mason Latimer

“Dominant,” the one word that would describe this season so far for the University of Mary Washington men’s soccer team. Through extraordinary play, they have jumped out of the gate this season to a 7-2 record; making them second in the CAC Conference standings only to Christopher Newport, who has a 7-0-1 record. One of the key members of this strong start has been junior Jacob Burke.Read More

Tennis teams kick off fall season at UMW Classic

September 24, 2015 |

By ETHAN TOBIN

Following memorable seasons with impressive results in both the Capital Athletic Conference and on the national scene, the men’s and women’s tennis teams are back on the court as the new season arrives.Read More

Rugby and Crew teams are welcomed to athletic department

September 17, 2015 | 1

By LAUREN TAYLOR

The start of the 2015-2016 school year saw exciting news for four of the University of Mary Washington’s sports teams. The men’s and women’s rugby and men and women’s crew teams have been upgraded from being a club organization to being a team sport under the umbrella of athletics, but not a varsity team.Read More

Volleyball off to a hot start

September 10, 2015 |

By MIKEY BARNES

In a season that holds much promise for the University of Mary Washington volleyball team, a team that lost no seniors to graduation from the year before, hopes are high as are the expectations as the Eagles get the regulars season in full swing.Read More

Field hockey remains undefeated early in season

September 10, 2015 |

By MIKEY BARNES

Coming into the season, the University of Mary Washington’s field hockey program had a lot to look forward to. The return of star players, for instance, along with a number of talented young athletes who performed well last year, while losing only one senior to graduation. Now older, the UMW field hockey team is ready to take the NCAA and CAC by storm. Read More

Spring Jubliee welcomes in warm weather with food, games, excitement

April 9, 2015 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM

In an annual celebration of its spring sports teams and the Fredericksburg community, the University of Mary Washington athletic department hosted the Spring Jubilee on Wednesday, April 8. Teams from across the UMW spectrum competed on what proved to be a busy day for UMW athletics.Read More

Softball season preview: experience and skill to be in Eagles’ favor

February 24, 2015 |

By ETHAN TOBIN

Coming off a strong season (6-6 CAC, 13-14 Overall) and finishing fourth in the Capital Athletic Conference last year, the University of Mary Washington’s women’s softball team is set to return for another action packed season. Read More

Baseball season preview: redemption on the horizon

February 24, 2015 |

By MIKEY BARNES

The saying “last year is a thing of the past” can be felt by all those affiliated with the University of Mary Washington baseball program. Read More

UMW student-athletes take plunge for Special Olympics

February 11, 2015 |

By JULIAN MENK

A small group of University of Mary Washington student-athletes participated in the Polar Plunge Winter Fest for the Special Olympics on Saturday, Feb. 7 at Virginia Beach. A huge success, the Polar Plunge raised over $1 million for the fifth straight year to help fund Special Olympic events and athletes.Read More

School records fall as track teams ramp up competition

February 5, 2015 | 2

By CODY REYNOLDS

In the past two weeks, the University of Mary Washington Track & Field teams traveled to Ursinus College up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania for the Collegeville Classic on Jan. 23 and drove up to George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia on Jan. 31 for the Patriots Games. The events were their second and third meets of the season, respectively.Read More

Men’s basketball continues push for playoff spot, Taylor Johnson surpasses milestone

January 28, 2015 |

By ETHAN TOBIN

In Saturday afternoon’s matinee against conference opponent York College Spartans (4-13, 3-7 CAC), the University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team secured an impressive 76-65 win. The win notched their third tally in the win column over their last four games in what has been an otherwise unfortunate season.Read More

UMW athletics helps young man fight cancer

November 19, 2014 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM

To say that many people take the gift of life for granted would be a gross understatement. Not often enough do we sit down to appreciate all we have, especially our health.Read More

Heisman trophy touches down in Fredericksburg area

October 1, 2014 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM

The Heisman trophy, which is annually awarded by the NCAA to the most outstanding Division I college football player, struck its legendary pose in Fredericksburg over the weekend in an appearance at the Pohanka Nissan off Route 1.Read More

Women's soccer opens conference play, continues strong season

October 1, 2014 |

By MIKEY BARNES

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

Field Hockey continues strong play, remains nationally ranked

September 24, 2014 |

By MIKEY BARNES

The University of Mary Washington has proved itself a powerhouse in the Capital Athletic Conference, most notably this past year as a number of our athletic teams found themselves in the national rankings and competed in NCAA tournaments.Read More

Athletic training adds depth to staff

September 17, 2014 |

By ALEX BLOOM

Recently joining the University of Mary Washington athletics family is athletic trainer Rachel Wheeler. Read More

Women's Volleyball continues to succeed, despite inexperience

September 17, 2014 |

By DAVID MERCER

As the fall semester gets into full swing, the University of Mary Washington’s women’s volleyball team is successfully progressing through their season.Read More

Men's soccer expecting a strong season this fall

September 10, 2014 |

By DAVID MERCER

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

Eagle Nation Day makes big landing at UMW

September 10, 2014 |

By MICHAEL BARNES and EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

“It’s a great day to be an Eagle” were the most commonly uttered words on this campus on Saturday, Sept. 6, when University of Mary Washington athletes, their coaching staffs and the employees of the athletic department gathered together at the Battlegrounds to welcome neighboring families and businesses to the second annual Eagle Nation Day. Read More

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge washes over UMW sports

September 3, 2014 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM

In the last few weeks, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge erupted across social media outlets. The millions who took up the challenge bombarded Facebook with videos of dumping ice cold water on their heads in an attempt to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a malady which eventually causes the victim’s body to fail.Read More

Leadership Academy develops skills for athletes after college

September 3, 2014 |

By SEAN KINSLOW

The athletic department at the University of Mary Washington hosted the first ever Eagle Leadership Academy late this summer, at which 34 student athletes and their coaches attended this event. The Leadership Academy’s goal is to help student athletes develop as leaders both in sports and in life after college.Read More

Women's Rugby captures National Championship over summer

September 3, 2014 |

By MIKEY BARNES

What does Florida State University, the University of Connecticut and the University of Mary Washington all have in common? If you answered that all three won a national championship earlier this year, then you are correct.Read More