UMW women’s basketball
By ES HETHCOX
The ball whooshes through the net as Kendall Parker’s sneakers skim across court. The crowd’s cheers rebound from wall to wall, excitement courses through the air.
As we say goodbye to another exciting and successful volleyball season, and the many club sports seasons as well, the next competitive winter sports are right around the corner. After Thanksgiving break, men and women’s basketball will be starting up their seasons, both teams have made some drastic roster changes in the offseason.
By ESTER SALGUERO
In March, Juliette Landphair, Vice President for Student Affairs, sent out a statement on behalf of the university and its staff announcing that the University of Mary Washington settled a lawsuit with Jasmine Orsted. A former student, who said that she felt racially discriminated against after being cut from the women’s basketball team before her tryout date.
By MIKEY BARNES
It was the last game of summer league basketball, playing with a number of her future teammates. It was in that game, that then rising college freshman and current UMW junior Caitlin Jensen’s life changed.
By JESSE JONES
Coach Deena Applebury and the University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team head into the 2016-2017 basketball season ranked No. 20 in the country in the D3Hoops.com preseason poll and No. 22 in WBCA poll. After finishing the 2015-2016 season with a 24-5 overall record and earning the team’s sixth ever CAC Championship, the team has high aspirations for this year.
By CHRIS MARKHAM
More than 200 area Special Olympic athletes took part in a regional Special Olympics Basketball Invitational at the University of Mary Washington’s Anderson Center on Sunday, jan. 21. UMW Athletics hosted the day-long event as part of an NCAA Division III national partnership with the Special Olympics organization.
BY IBRAHIM DAILY
Megan Green, a senior basketball player for the University of Mary Washington’s women’s basketball team and history major from Burke, Virginia, is off to a great start this year. Playing for the school since her freshman year, and having had an amazing junior year, with an average of 7.3 points per game accompanied by six assists, she is ready to go out with one of the best seasons of her career. With a great group of women by her side, a super positive attitude and a 4- 0 start to her season, she is on the path into making her goals a reality.
By MIKEY BARNES
The 2013-2014 season for the University of Mary Washington’s men’s basketball team was one of many historic accomplishments. The men’s team, coached by Rod Wood, found themselves setting personal bests on many occasions.
By ALEX BLOOM & CHRIS MARKHAM
With the season merely a few days away, the University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team is looking forward to getting back on the winning track following the most successful season in school history.