Women’s basketball head coach Jonathan Tsipis came to a losing GW team two years ago, stepping in to turn the program around. Now, in his sophomore season, the team has rediscovered its winning potential after struggling for half a decade.
Media Credit: Cameron Lancaster | Assistant Photo EditorWomen’s lacrosse junior attacker Jamie Bumgardner had a 12-point, six-assist performance in the Colonials’ 21-10 defeat of Liberty last week.
The five-point victory over Saint Joseph’s was far from the prettiest game GW has played all year, but it was one of the most memorable in an already memorable season.
The team is now set for a top-four seed going into this week’s A-10 tournament, and is on the bubble for its first NCAA Tournament since 2008.
Lonergan's bold decisions haven’t always paid off – and when they don't, the third-year head coach seems less courageous and more foolish. But this season, Lonergan has shown his confidence in making daring sideline decisions.
Media Credit: Hatchet File Photo by Alexandra KruseHead coach Jonathan Tsipis huddles with his team last week. He will need the Colonials to knock off nationally ranked Dayton on Saturday to clinch a No. 4 seed in the Atlantic 10 tournament.
Yes, a win over the Billikens would have almost certainly locked up a March Madness slot for the Colonials, but that doesn’t mean they should put away their dancing shoes just yet.
Against unprecedented competition, GW struggled. However, certain individuals shone and earned individual recognition throughout the weekend.
After upsetting No. 10 Brown in the semifinals, GW rallied from a 4-2 hole against Columbia in the championship match to grab the slim 5-4 victory. The two victories also boosted the Colonials national ranking from No. 11 to No. 9 – it’s highest end-of-season ranking in program history.
The trip to Richmond – a two-hour drive down I-95 – provided an opportunity for an about-face.
After two years competing in community college, he’s relishing the moment that now awaits him at the Division 1 level.
The Colonials arrived at the 2014 ECAC Division I Men’s Tennis Indoor Championship Friday afternoon, with fresh hopes that last weekend’s win against St. John’s would ignite their season's lackluster start.
The team lost twice to both Northwestern and host No. 21 LSU, as well as Penn State, bringing their overall record to 0-10.
GW went into Saturday’s matchup undefeated at home this season, building what Massachusetts head coach Derek Kellogg would call a “hostile environment” after his team broke that streak. But nurturing that hostility – and creating a home-court advantage – takes work.
The team – built around speed and veteran pitching – will have ups and downs for the young team, Ritchie said. But the second-year head coach will rely on seniors like pitcher Aaron Weisberg to snap the Colonials out of inevitable funks on their way to another A-10 tournament appearance.
Don’t forget, this is a team that upset then-No. 10 Cal, defeated reigning A-10 regular season champ Saint Joseph’s and knocked out Duquesne from first place in the standings.
There's a lot on the line: a top-three spot in the conference standings, a perfect home record, and likely the difference between an eight, 12 or any seed come NCAA Tournament time.
The team, picked to finish second in the conference, is expected to continue its offensive prowess despite the graduation of centerfielder Autumn Taylor.
Close examination of the stat sheet revealed that yet again the Colonials’ balanced scoring attack was the reason for Foggy Bottom celebrations. Balanced in scoring and passing as GW had 23 assists on 26 made field goals.
Though the Porras sisters ended up in the same place, their collegiate squash journeys started very differently. With Alejandra by her side this year, Anna has knocked off the No. 4 player in the country.
Here’s how the Colonials can still win with a depleted backcourt as they take on Duquesne and Fordham at home this week.
Dayton would shoot a staggering 85.7 percent from the line, going 15-15 from the charity stripe in the second half alone.
A hard fall on his right side early in the first half and several subsequent beatings going for layups and loose balls apparently tipped his nagging injury over the edge. Athletics communications officials said Thursday afternoon that they didn't have an update on McDonald's status.
The loss of Savage could be glaring against the Explorers’ backcourt. The sophomore was the fastest GW guard and the best option on defense to keep up with La Salle’s four-guard lineup.
One coach, two very different teams. That’s the story of head coach Greg Munoz and this year's men’s and women’s tennis teams.
The team looked frazzled, especially early, as they missed easy buckets inside and struggled to adjust to the lack of depth in the frontcourt.
Creek’s resurgence gives GW a backcourt boost with nagging injuries of guards Joe McDonald and Kethan Savage. McDonald has dealt all season with a hip injury – one that could require surgery after the season. Savage, meanwhile, just suffered an ankle sprain that has him day-to-day.
The right knee brace Nipe is wearing won’t be going anywhere, but the injury will no longer sideline her. The team’s current leading scorer has been slowly working toward regaining her top form from the beginning of the year.
Tuesday's game was obviously a big one, getting attention across campus and all over social media. But with a tough Atlantic 10 conference this season, that could see around four NCAA Tournament bids once again, isn't every home game a big one?
Now two games into conference play, the men’s basketball team will look to defend its perfect 8-0 record at home against one of its toughest, most anticipated opponents of the season: VCU.