Q&A: GW Hall of Famer and International Tennis Federation president

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

David Haggerty, a recent chairman of the United States Tennis Association and former GW tennis star from 1975-79, was elected President of the International Tennis Federation in an election in Santiago, Chile at the end of last month.

Like 'a football player running track': Life as a dual-sport athlete at GW

by Matt Cullen | Hatchet Reporter

Austin Pyrch is the only athlete at GW that competes in both water polo and swimming.

Behind unwavering defense, Colonials rolling

by Mark Eisenhauer | Assistant Sports Editor

Multiple roster tweaks to GW’s backline created uncertainty for a team that finished with an Atlantic-10 best 0.82 goals against average just a season ago.

Sidelined for her senior season, Brooke Bean looks for new ways to lead

by Marty Fenn | Hatchet Reporter

Sidelined during a senior season for the second time in her soccer career, women's soccer's Brooke Bean is trying to keep her mind on the field and with the squad in every way she can.

Atlantic 10 preview: Men's soccer looks to peak in conference play

by Peter Hoegler | Hatchet Reporter

Heading into league play Saturday at Davidson, men's soccer needs to focus to make sure its season does not sink.

Racing in the District, cross country gets a taste of what could come

by Josh Solomon | Senior Staff Writer

The Colonials hosted their first home cross country meet since 2005 last Saturday, meeting a longstanding goal for the team.

The kids are alright: men's water polo and the promise of youth

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

Through 11 games, freshmen and sophomores account for 98 of the GW men's water polo team’s 104 goals.

Atlantic 10 preview: women's soccer sets sights on NCAA berth

by Cameron Lancaster | Senior Staff Writer

The Colonials, who now sit at fifth in the Atlantic 10 at 5-4-0, will welcome a strong Saint Joseph’s (6-3-0) side to Mount Vernon for what is sure to be an intense matchup. Although the Hawks have collected more points in non-conference play, they will find it tough to best a GW side that hasn’t conceded a goal in three games.

Atlantic 10 preview: volleyball begins league play among 'the hunted'

by Alex Kist and Nora Princiotti | Hatchet Senior Staff Writers

Volleyball begins conference play Friday at home against George Mason, setting off an Atlantic 10 season that will culminate in the league’s championship tournament in Foggy Bottom.

The swiss-army setter: Jordan Timmer's blocking epiphany

by Alex Kist | Hatchet Senior Staff Writer

This season, setter Jordan Timmer has brought some surprises to the Colonials’ front line of defense after what she called a “blocking epiphany” at the Michigan Invitational at the beginning of the season.

Despite rocky start, men's soccer remains confident

by Mark Eisenhauer | Assistant Sports Editor

Through its first five games, GW was outscored 11-4, outshot 70-42 and recorded just a single win, but head coach Craig Jones and his team have taken the disappointing start with a grain of salt.

Women's soccer gains momentum after tough early schedule

by Marty Fenn | Hatchet Reporter

After a slight reprieve from a slate of tough non-conference games, the women's soccer team is hoping to open league play with some momentum.

Cross country captains lead team to new era

by Josh Solomon | Senior Staff Writer

Ryan Tucker and Caroline Wolfe, seniors, are the captains of their respective cross country teams and have lived through the program's transformation.

Outside hitters key for volleyball to diversify attack

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

For the volleyball team to reach its goals this season, outside production will have to emerge as another team strength for the Colonials to avoid being one-dimensional.

A closer look at the 2015–2016 men's basketball schedule

by Mark Eisenhauer | Assistant Sports Editor

While college basketball punditry, rankings and SOS statistics may be on hold for at least a few more weeks, we took an in-depth look at the Colonials’ upcoming 2015-16 slate.

Youthful and competitive, men's water polo hits refresh

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

Adam Foley has begun his first full season with the water polo program, one dedicated to starting the team’s rebuild and overhauling its attitude.

Elson bolsters backline in new role

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

After spending her first two seasons with the women's soccer team playing mostly at outside midfielder, Elson is transitioning to the backline to bolster a defense that lost several key players after last season.

Shaped in Katrina's wake, swimming coach begins rebuild

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

James Winchester has joined GW as the head coach of the men's and women's swimming programs after coaching stops at the University of New Orleans and Utah.

Volleyball returns to avenge last year's finals loss

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

Dayton took the A-10 Championship last season, beating the Colonials in four sets in the title game on their home court. This season, GW will be looking to return the favor.

With a stable full of runners, cross country takes a step

by Josh Solomon | Senior Staff Writer

The cross country/track team begins the cross country season with its biggest roster ever: 46 male and female runners currently, including 21 freshmen.

Tournament honors local star's battle with cancer, impact on D.C. soccer

by Mark Eisenhauer | Assistant Sports Editor

Shawn Kuykendall, the namesake of the Kuykenstrong D.C. College Cup, was a prominent figure in the small, but tight-knit D.C. soccer community.

With depth and versatility, women's soccer begins its run for a championship

by Nora Princiotti, Marty Fenn | Hatchet Reporters

The Colonials set out in 2015 to recover from defensive losses without missing a beat in their rise in the Atlantic 10 ranks.

Men's soccer looks to improve in latest campaign

by Nora Princiotti, Mark Eisenhauer and Peter Hoegler | Hatchet Reporters

The Colonials celebrate half a century of existence this year, but will probably postpone the party until after they see how the season shapes up.

The Closer: Muhl finds his place at the back of the pen

by Josh Solomon | Senior Staff Writer

They were the Bullpen Bash Brothers. But unlike the bash bros in The Mighty Ducks, this duo never suffered from fiery tempers.

Q&A: Lonergan talks offseason workouts, big games and the transfer wire

Hatchet Sports caught up with men's basketball head coach Mike Lonergan in his office to talk about the news from the team this summer, and what to expect in the fall.

A trustee, shaped by lessons learned on the field, helps build GW's field of dreams

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

Ave Tucker, a longtime supporter of the GW School of Business, turned his support of GW towards the athletic department with a $1 million donation in October, in part to enhance one of the country’s best college baseball facilities.

Preview: Baseball, with big goals, hosts A-10 tournament for first time

by Josh Solomon | Senior Staff Writer

Though teams like Saint Louis may have more experience than the youth-laden Colonials, there’s a lot of parity in the tournament teams and the squad seems to buy into the belief that they have what it takes to win.

Smith Center staple leaves behind 'G-dub' legacy

by Josh Solomon | Hatchet Senior Staff Writer

Ed Metz, a 30-year-old reject cheerleader turned to rooting on the sidelines, and became an institution at Smith Center.

Top of their class: Standout athletes set to graduate

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

When the Class of 2015 graduates, several record-breaking athletes will move their careers at GW off the playing fields and into the archives.

With large senior class, Commencement leaves lacrosse team with big shoes to fill

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

When the eight seniors on the lacrosse team flip their tassels on graduation day, they’ll leave behind a team in transition with big statistical shoes to fill.