Sports

Trusting the process, women's basketball sees improvement at Gulf Coast Showcase

by Agam Mittal | Hatchet Reporter

The Colonials have won five of their last six games and now sit at 5-2 – the second-best overall record in the Atlantic 10.

Squash programs eager to prove themselves among nation's best

by Libby Schiller | Hatchet Reporter

No. 11 men's squash and No. 13 women's squash look to prove their dominance in 2016-2017 as two of the top programs in the nation.

Offensive efficiency, bench depth key thus far for women's basketball

by Barbara Alberts | Hatchet Reporter

After more than a week of play and three straight wins, here are a few things to look for as the season progresses.

Observations from men's basketball's debut victory

by Mark Eisenhauer and Matt Cullen | Sports Editors

Men’s basketball opened its season on Friday with a 75-71 win. While it's still too early to make any definitive predictions about the year, here are a few takeaways from GW's debut victory Friday.

Rizzotti brings Rio coaching experience to Foggy Bottom

by Agam Mittal | Hatchet Reporter

in August, Rizzotti helped the women’s national team knocked off Spain for a victory in the gold medal game for their sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal.

Spirited Colonial Army president embarks on final year leading student fans

by Barbara Alberts | Hatchet Reporter

Kate Bell has become one of the most recognizable faces of GW Athletics, but she doesn’t play for any team. To know her is to know the heart and soul of GW school spirit.

Changing the pace: Rizzotti shakes up offensive strategies

by Marty Fenn | Hatchet Staff Writer

Under head coach Jennifer Rizzotti, GW's offense will look a lot different than it has in years past.

Pair of transfers ready to make mark as Colonials

by Matt Cullen | Contributing Sports Editor

Redshirt junior guard Jaren Sina and graduate student guard Patrick Steeves join men's basketball as highly touted transfers eligible to play this season.

Japan's hoops hero: Watanabe primed for breakout junior season

by Mark Eisenhauer | Sports Editor

Already a celebrity in Japan, teammates and coaches anticipate a breakout junior season for 22-year-old Yuta Watanabe – a.k.a the Chosen One – this fall.

Star forward Cavanaugh hopes to go dancing in final season

by Matt Cullen | Contributing Sports Editor

Now in his fourth year of eligibility, graduate student Tyler Cavanaugh has one last chance to lead his team to the NCAA tournament.

'Nice kid' seniors take on vocal leadership roles

by Marty Fenn | Hatchet Staff Writer

Women's basketball seniors Caira Washington, Hannah Schaible and Shannon Cranshaw will look to be strong, vocal leaders for their team this year.

Martins joins Colonials in year of mutual transition

by Barbara Alberts | Hatchet Reporter

A force to reckoned with on the glass, graduate student forward Lexi Martins adds versatility and experience on both sides of the ball.

Big minutes in store for returning guards

by Matt Cullen | Contributing Sports Editor

Senior Matt Hart and sophomore Jordan Roland will add depth to the Colonials lineups with their additional minutes this season.

Joseph brings 'energy and enthusiasm' as interim head coach after tumultuous offseason

by Mark Eisenhauer | Sports Editor

Interim head coach Maurice Joseph said he and his team are more than ready to put a chaotic offseason behind them.

A new chapter: Colonials ready for action after major offseason changes

by Mark Eisenhauer and Matt Cullen | Contributing Sports Editors

With regular-season tip-off just days away, both basketball programs face an uncertain road ahead . Two new coaches and a batch of first-year Colonials will bring a different look to the Smith Center this fall, but neither team is letting offseason moves or preseason expectations define them.