Anne Mercogliano

Midnight Madness to begin basketball craze

GW will kick off the opening of its first college basketball season of the new millennium Friday. GW’s version of Midnight Madness will mark this occasion with fast-paced entertainment and special guest performers and the evening will culminate in the first informal practices of the year for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. A near-capacity […]

Solid Day for Colonials

The GW golf team came to play at its inaugural Rehoboth Beach Invitational placing second overall in the 15-team competition held last weekend at Rehoboth Beach, Del. The Colonials finished the two-round invitational with a team score of 606, just five strokes behind Iona College and five strokes ahead of the University of Maryland. I […]

GW men’s golf places seventh at tournament

The GW men’s golf team, led by junior Thomas Blankvoort, tied for seventh place out of 18 teams last weekend at the St. Bonaventure/Keenan Classic in Olean, N.Y. The Colonials tied Cleveland State University with a two-round total of 608 (299-309), 16 strokes off the pace set by American, which set a tournament record with […]

Fall preview – Twins bring veteran play to golf

Bryan and Tim Derdenger return to the GW men’s golf team for their third consecutive season this year. The twin brothers from Scottsdale, Ariz., have been playing golf competitively since they were seven years old, and have excelled at GW since they joined the team in 1998. Last year Bryan Derdenger led the Colonials with […]

Volleyball cruises through Manhattan, sweeps tourney

GW kicked off a great start to its season this weekend as the Colonials completed a four-team sweep and won the Chesapeake Volleyball Invitational held at the Smith Center. The Colonials (4-0) overpowered Manhattan and Robert Morris colleges Saturday after dominating Howard and Wagner universities Friday. I think the girls did extremely well, interim coach […]

Dedicated to late coach, volleyball opens season

This weekend marks the start of a promising season for the GW Women’s Volleyball team as the Colonials will compete in four matches this weekend at the Smith Center. Still recovering from the death of their coach and mentor, Yvette Moorehead, team members said they are playing the season in her memory. Senior leadership is […]

Freshmen begin season with sense of great loss

The GW community and volleyball team remain shocked and deeply saddened by the death of friend and coach Yvette Moorehead. The news has been equally painful for the volleyball team’s six newcomers. Sitting outside the Smith Center Saturday, they said they’ve looked to one another for comfort and support. We spend all of our off-days […]

It’s official, Dacey’s a hit

Infielder Ryan Dacey has been the anchor for this season’s GW baseball team. In fact, he has been an anchor throughout his Colonial career. An honorable mention on Coach Tom Walter’s All-Century team, Dacey’s success began in his freshman season. Though Dacey struggled in the first few months, he found consistent playing time, seeing action […]

GW crew-ses to second at A-10s

The GW women’s crew team turned in a solid second-place finish in Saturday’s Atlantic 10 Rowing Championships, led by a novice squad that brought home three gold trophies after winning all of its races. The Colonials entered the race ranked first in the A-10 but finished the nine-race event on the Cooper River in Collingswood, […]

No. 23 men’s crew sweeps weekend

The 13th annual GW Invitational, scheduled for Saturday on the Potomac, was canceled Wednesday because of concerns that protests this weekend in Foggy Bottom would disrupt the annual event. The Invitational is the largest collegiate rowing competition in D.C. GW women’s crew head coach Steve Peterson said that three factors weighed into the decision: first, […]