Sports

As golf's lone freshman, Lowe shines in rookie campaign

by Mark Eisenhauer | Assistant Sports Editor

GW golf's lone freshman, 18-year-old Logan Lowe, has already picked up four A-10 Rookie of the Week awards and paces the Colonials with an average score of 73.13.

Colonials clinch road series over Dayton with 6–2 win

by Pete Hoegler | Hatchet Reporter

After dropping game two in a pitchers duel, juniors Joey Bartosic and Eric Ramsey led the Colonials to a 6–2 win in Sunday's rubber match.

New women's basketball coach to build on program success

by Matt Cullen | Staff Writer

After 17 years at the helm in Hartford, Jennifer Rizzotti will take the lead as the new head coach of the GW women’s basketball program.

Drafted sixth overall, Jones ready for WNBA

by Matt Cullen | Staff Writer

On Thursday, Jonquel Jones was selected sixth overall in the 2016 WNBA draft by the Los Angeles Spark and soon after was traded to the Connecticut Sun.

Men's tennis captures A-10 title for third straight year

by Mark Eisenhauer | Assistant Sports Editor

After VCU battled back to tie the match at 3-3, senior Cahit Kapukiran clinched GW's third straight Atlantic 10 title Sunday with a commanding third set victory.

WNBA draft preview: Jones projected as first-round lock

by Matt Cullen | Staff Writer

The WNBA hosts its annual prospect draft this Thursday and senior forward Jonquel Jones is projected to be a lock as a first round selection.

Softball gains new life from hot A-10 start

by Chelsea Bendelow | Hatchet Reporter

After beginning the season 12-14 in non-conference play, GW won five of its first six to open Atlantic 10 play.

Robins' anti-trafficking work helps GW in service challenge

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

Lana Robins volunteers as an intern with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia in the office’s Anti-Trafficking office.

First swimming and diving All-American finds motivation in GW team

by Mark Eisenhauer | Assistant Sports Editor

At the NCAA Championship last month, junior swimmer Andrea Bolognesi became the first All-American in men’s swimming and diving program history.

Alumnus publishes novel featuring GW basketball team

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

There are more than a few parallels to GW’s recent championship in the National Invitation Tournament in The Blue Team, a new book from alumnus Peter Young.

As bullpen struggles, GW bats try to lift baseball out of slump

by Pete Hoegler | Hatchet Reporter

After GW's bullpen and its starters have not proved as dominant as expected, its offense, against some of the toughest competition the Colonials have ever faced, has been one of the best in the nation.

Two weeks in March: A team and a school unite in a championship

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

The Colonials turned things around and won the first postseason championship in program history, beating Valparaiso in the NIT Finals.

Preview: Men's basketball vs. San Diego State in the NIT semifinals

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

On Tuesday, when GW takes on San Diego State, only eight Division I men's teams will still be playing major college basketball.

Atlantic 10 Preview: Despite injuries and tough nonconference, baseball still shooting for A-10 championship

by Josh Solomon | Senior Staff Writer

After dropping 16 of its first 24 games, GW baseball, battling through injuries, looks to turn things around as it enters Atlantic 10 play this weekend against La Salle.

Baseball alumnus throws first pitch to a changed team

by Josh Solomon | Hatchet Senior Staff Writer

A few years ago Justin Albright was slated for the start in what was arguably the most important game of the year to date. It was Sunday, May 18, 2013.

Women's basketball overcame adversity, displayed growth this season

by Alex Kist | Senior Staff Writer

The Colonials’ postseason dreams were cut short after their 56–51 loss to No. 9-seeded Kansas State in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday.

Familiar problems contributed to women's basketball's unexpected loss

by Marty Fenn | Hatchet Reporter

In GW's 56-51 loss to Kansas State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday afternoon, the Colonials could not overcome an excess of turnovers and shooting inefficiency.

Tournament preview: As postseason hopes hang in the balance, men's basketball tries for deep run in Brooklyn

by Mark Eisenhauer | Assistant Sports Editor

Men’s basketball opens postseason play Thursday in Brooklyn as the No. 5 seed in this year’s Atlantic 10 Tournament. Here’s what GW’s path to a conference title might look like.

First 'meaningful' March brings pressure and excitement for transfers

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

Players like Matt Hart and Alex Mitola are playing the first years of their college careers with the chance go dancing.

Women's basketball wins A-10 Championship, clinches spot in NCAA Tournament

by Matt Cullen | Hatchet Staff Writer

GW achieved one of its biggest goals of the season by coming from behind, battling and defeating Duquesne en route to defending the A-10 title.

For basketball, sometimes, all you need is hugs

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

Just because a guy can dunk or sink a 26-footer doesn’t mean he doesn’t need a hug sometimes.

VCU loss revives defensive concerns for men's basketball

by Mark Eisenhauer | Assistant Sports Editor

While GW has proven it has the capability to shut down dangerous programs, when all five Colonials on the court are not working for each other, it’s been difficult to stop more skilled teams with multiple offensive threats.

Guards provide support, but defensive questions remain without Jones

by Alex Kist | Hatchet Senior Staff Writer

The eight-game absence of star senior forward Jonquel Jones has not been felt more by women’s basketball than on the defensive end.

A-10 Championship or bust: Baseball begins new season with high expectations

by Josh Solomon | Senior Staff Writer

The A-10 preseason poll placed GW at fifth. It’s their highest ranking in recent years, but not the goal of the team, which starts its season Feb. 19.

Basketball clings to life

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

The Colonials are still in a better position than they were this time last year, but have work to do to reach their goal of making the NCAA Tournament.

Two-way player Metz training for the long haul

by Matt Cullen | Hatchet Staff Writer

Ask the players on the GW baseball team to describe sophomore Robbie Metz and a theme emerges.

New conditioning program gets Colonials in 'baseball shape'

by Peter Hoegler | Hatchet Reporter

Chris Hays, the mastermind behind baseball’s new conditioning program, hopes that the strength the team has built throughout the off-season will serve as the foundation for what seems to be a promising year for the Colonials.

Under coach Ritchie, baseball hopes fourth time's the charm

by Josh Solomon | Hatchet Senior Staff Writer

In his fourth year as head coach of the Colonials, Ritchie feels comfortable with his team.

Frustration rouses women's basketball's defense after streak ends

by Alex Kist | Senior Staff Writer

For the third season in a row, women’s basketball has hit the 20-win threshold and has entered February with big hopes for the postseason.

At the Armory, track runs into history

by Josh Solomon | Hatchet Senior Staff Writer

When GW came to New York this weekend, they came to New York for the first time.