Charles Vundla

Kireev takes the long way to summer training

He’s barely 20 years old and lives almost 5,000 miles away from his home, relatives and friends. He also speaks with a thick Ukrainian accent and stands six-foot-11. This is Alex Kireev (pronounced Kear-RAY-ef), a sophomore center for the GW men’s basketball team. Kireev moved to the United States when he was 16 years old, […]

Women’s soccer extends home-unbeaten streak

With less than a minute to go on Sunday, senior Kim Warner again proved her worth as an opportunistic striker, latching onto a loose ball and lofting it over a helpless goalkeeper for a dramatic 1-0 victory over Towson. The win continued the GW women’s soccer team’s home-unbeaten streak, which stretches back almost two years […]

Women beat Hoyas for split

The GW women’s soccer team split a pair of games at the Eurosport Hoya Classic last weekend, beating cross-town rival Georgetown 2-1 on Sunday after falling to Virginia Commonwealth University 1-0 on Friday. Beating the Hoyas was particularly sweet for the Colonials after losing to Georgetown in their last three meetings. “I really, really wanted […]

Top GW recruit Ricky Lucas shines in regional all-star game

Next season’s highest-ranked recruit for the GW men’s basketball team gave fans a glimpse of the future Thursday night at the MCI Center. Ricky Lucas, a 6-foot-5 swingman from Herndon, Va., had 11 points and nine rebounds despite playing a team-low 14 minutes in the regional game of the 30th annual Jordan Capital Classic. The […]

GW women’s basketball seeks tourney revenge

At first, it would seem like nothing is new for the GW women’s basketball team this March. Just like last year, they won the Atlantic 10 regular season. Just like last year, they are the No. 1 seed in the West. And just like last year, they have a first round bye in this weekend’s […]

Lacrosse wins season opener

The women’s lacrosse team got off to a winning start in their second season as a varsity team, earning a 16-6 victory over visiting Niagara University at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex on Saturday. The Colonials (1-0) never allowed the Purple Eagles to get into the game, leading the entire match. Goals from sophomores Heidi […]

Blizzard sidelines GW athletes

As the East Coast was hit by “the Blizzard of ’03,” some Colonial athletic teams were forced to cancel games while others were stranded at airports mid route back to campus. While the men’s and women’s basketball games were played last weekend, baseball and tennis contests are canceled for the week, leaving these spring sports […]

Women bounce back to win

After a blown lead and overtime battle against Massachusetts Thursday brought on shades of GW’s quadruple overtime loss to Xavier, head women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown and his team weren’t about to make the same mistake Saturday. They didn’t, thrashing visiting Duquesne 95-63 at the Smith Center. With Saturday’s win and Thursday’s six-point victory over […]

No. 23 Xavier to visit Smith Center Tuesday

After two home wins over Saint Joseph’s and Duquesne last week, the GW men’s basketball team will have a tough time extending their winning streak to three games when No. 23 Xavier visits the Smith Center Tuesday night. The Musketeers (15-4, 6-1 Atlantic 10) will present an immediate mismatch with the presence of preseason All-American […]

Swimming and diving teams lose regular season finales

The GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams ended the regular season Saturday with two home losses at the Smith Center to a deep and talented George Mason squad. The men lost 159-105 to go winless (0-10) for the season and the women (4-6) lost 153-126. After setting a new school record in the […]