Q&A: A-10 commissioner tackles changes in college sports

by Nora Princiotti | Assistant Sports Editor

In the wake of more changes in college sports, A-10 Commissioner Bernadette McGlade talked about her work, the future of the NCAA and her relationship with GW Athletic director Patrick Nero.

With formation change, men's soccer finds success on goal

by Mark Eisenhauer and Ellee Watson| Hatchet staff writers

The team is playing more time in a 4-4-2 offensive formation that puts more players further up the field and in an attack-focused mindset compared to last season’s 4-5-1 formation.

Women's soccer endures first loss in overtime heartbreaker to Georgetown

by Nora Princiotti | Assistant Sports Editor

After the team’s best start in program history, women’s soccer suffered its first loss of the season in sudden death overtime, falling 1-0 to Georgetown (4-2-2) on the road Sunday.

Behind improved offense, women's soccer team's defense excels

by Darius Kamshad and Scott Nover | Hatchet Reporters

Head coach Sarah Barnes said the difference between last year’s 2-2 start to the season and this year’s success is not just the backline.

Men's water polo captain's journey to leadership

by Rob Bartnichak | Hatchet Reporter

When Brian Mojica arrived at Foggy Bottom as a freshman water polo recruit, he said he didn’t quite feel like he belonged on the team.

After NCAA overhaul, Nero stays optimistic

by Nora Princiotti | Assistant Sports Editor

With the amateur model of college sports under siege, Athletic Director Patrick Nero is confident GW is strongly positioned to enter "the new generation of college athletics.”

Upcoming ESPN broadcasts reflect men's basketball's progress

by Nora Princiotti and Sean Hurd | Sports Editors

One of college basketball’s trusted barometers has pointed to GW as a team to watch for the first time in eight years.

Men's water polo changes philosophy

by Rob Bartnichak | Hatchet Reporter

Last year, the men’s water polo team scored more than 11 goals per game on the way to its most successful season since 2006. But GW will now have to change its philosophy after losing four key seniors who scored 41 percent of the team’s goals.

For men's soccer, a chance at redemption

by Mark Eisenhauer and Ellee Watson | Hatchet Staff Writers

The story of the 2014 men’s soccer season really began last November, when a single loss kept the Colonials out of the postseason.

With a strong returning corps, volleyball shows confidence

by Sean Hurd | Sports Editor

After the volleyball team spent most of last season searching for its identity as a team, GW is looking to hit the ground running this fall as a more mature squad with more ambitious goals.

Women's soccer looks to set an even higher bar for 2014

by Scott Nover | Hatchet Reporter

After a 1-1 draw against American last week and a 1-0 win against Delaware in exhibition play Saturday, confidence is radiating from the team as it looks to build on the success of last year’s 7-5-5 season.

Signings, schedules and championships: what you missed this summer

by Nora Princiotti and Sean Hurd | Sports Editors

While teams went home and took a break from competition over the summer, GW sports still generated plenty of buzz. Here are the top storylines you may have missed.

Freshman prospects to watch this fall

by The Hatchet Sports Staff

Here are five freshman to watch this year, ranging from exceptional players with the talent and experience to rise quickly as stars to athletes with specific skills that could improve their teams by meeting a need or tending to a weakness.

Men's basketball readies for comebacks and new expectations

by Nora Princiotti | Assistant Sports Editor

While some focus on rehabilitation and others look to fit new roles, the team is beginning to mentally prepare for a new season with heightened expectations.

Nero sizes up teams, builds momentum for fall after standout season

by Sean Hurd | Sports Editor

Nero, who recently started his tenure as chair of the A-10 athletics director council, plans to stay just as active during the summer as he did during the academic year, working incessantly to capitalize on last season’s triumphs.

Men's rowing places 10th at Eastern Sprints

by Nora Princiotti | Assistant Sports Editor

After 12,000 collective meters of racing Sunday, men’s rowing finished right where they started at the Eastern Sprints in Worcester, Mass.

As a player who fails to fit an NBA mold, Armwood looks to sell strengths

by Nora Princiotti | Assistant Sports Editor

The lanky 23-year-old is taking the weeks leading up to the NBA draft and Summer League to train, fly across the country to work out for teams and play in highly-scouted showcases to promote himself as a player worthy of a professional contract.

Baseball keeps chance of second-straight playoff berth alive with series sweep of Rhode Island

by Josh Solomon | Hatchet Staff Writer

It's deja vu all over again for the baseball team, who gave credence to the old baseball adage in a three-game series sweep over Rhode Island this weekend, capped off by a complete game Sunday by sophomore pitcher Bobby LeWarne.

Men's tennis leans on veteran duo heading into NCAA opener

by Aaron Esparza | Hatchet Reporter

Thomsen and Svensson’s contributions helped the Colonials win their second-ever conference championship and qualify for a first-ever appearance at the NCAA Championship Tournament.

Women's Rookie of the Year nominees highlight recruiting success

by Josh Solomon | Hatchet Staff Writer

You can call it a "Nero-recruited class." They are the second group of freshmen recruited by coaching staffs who were either retained or hired under third-year athletic director Patrick Nero. At the third-annual Georgey Awards, the best rookies displayed the new era in GW athletics.

Third annual Georgey Awards looks back on impressive year for GW sports

by Nora Princiotti | Assistant Sports Editor

Athletes this season hauled in conference honors and set program records, and many teams made giant leaps from just last year.

After winning silver medal in Sochi, alumna finds new focus

by Nora Princiotti | Assistant Sports Editor

Elana Meyers Taylor has her sights set on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Baseball's playoff hopes fade after weekend sweep

by Josh Solomon | Hatchet Staff Writer

A series sweep by the Spiders spun the Colonials’ postseason hopes down to the last thread.

Men's golf completes turnaround with third-place finish at A-10 Championships

by Nick Ong | Sports Editor

With four players shooting their best rounds of the championship on the final day, GW posted its fourth-best round of the season and earned a third-place finish out of 11 teams.

With highest seed in more than a decade, women's tennis looks to make noise in A-10 tournament

by Rob Bartnichak | Hatchet Reporter

GW secured a first-round bye in the tournament and will begin play on Friday, facing the winner of No. 6-seeded Saint Joseph’s and No. 11-seeded George Mason.

Senior takes tennis dream into his own hands

by Darius Kamshad | Hatchet Reporter

Fomin's match point sealed the tournament victory over VCU and earned the Colonials an automatic bid to the NCAA Regional Tournament.

GW spreads the wealth across teams in growing athletics funding pot

by Nora Princiotti | Hatchet Staff Writer

While the success of GW athletics wavers across sports and years, one trend is clear: The University is putting more money into sports considered “non-revenue generating” than most in the conference.

Baseball looks to overcome inexperience and get back to playoffs

by Josh Solomon | Hatchet Staff Writer

For most of the season, GW has struggled as one of the youngest teams in the country – one of two teams in the nation that has started seven freshmen in more than half its games. The team entered conference play with an 8-10 record and lost seven of their first nine Atlantic 10 games.

Men's tennis grabs revenge and third A-10 title in four years

by Aaron Esparza | Hatchet Reporter

The men's tennis team had the top seed in the conference tournament the No. 57 rank in the country, but knew the Atlantic 10 finals match against defending champion VCU would be the year's true test.

Underperforming softball team hopes for clutch final stretch

by Sean Hurd and Mark Eisenhauer | Hatchet Reporters

With 11 games left to play in the season, the 16-24-1 Colonials find themselves dead last in the A-10 standings, fighting just to grab a spot in the conference tournament.