Women’s squash split Homecoming Weekend with a win over Columbia and a loss to Yale while the men lost 8-1 against both teams, but both men and women are positioned to finish the season ranked higher than last season.
The organization now boasts more than 3,500 students who attend both varsity and club sporting events, but are best known for flocking to the Smith Center, cardboard fatheads of players’ faces in tow, for basketball games.
After losing five of the last six games, the Colonials must turn the corner in conference play, and quickly, if they hope to reach the Atlantic 10 Championships. Last season, they missed the postseason by a single win.
After a year of training, former GW varsity swimmer Bill Shipp (‘82) can add swimming the English Channel to his list of accomplishments, which has already included surviving cancer.
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.
The story of the 2014 men’s soccer season really began last November, when a single loss kept the Colonials out of the postseason.
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.