Ian Humphrey

Basketball Preview: Despite different personas, guards mesh

It is a routine weekday practice for the GW women’s basketball team, but for the infrequent bystander, two players tend to stand out the most. One dribbles up the court calling out the play, and while she is easily heard, she carries a quiet but solid presence about her that makes it clear who is […]

Women’s soccer: Late penalty kick lifts Colonials

After 86 scoreless minutes of play, forward Meg Pyle stepped to the penalty mark with a chance to give the GW women’s soccer team the lead and, more than likely, the win. Moments later, the junior did just that, calmly sliding the ball into the lower right corner to beat Marshall University goalie Liz Orton. […]

A national champ

The first time Jennifer Bodine rode a bike, it got the best of her and she broke her 5-year-old leg. Decades later, the GW first-year graduate student is showing the bike who is boss. In May, Bodine won a major race at the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships in Lawrence, Kan., in thrilling fashion. […]

GW splits weekend outings

Junior Kristin Karcsh was so sick before the GW lacrosse team’s match up with Saint Joseph’s Sunday that she was unable to run a warm-up lap. Sixty minutes later, Karcsh had extended her point streak to 14 games and GW was a 9-1 winner. Last week’s Atlantic 10 Conference Co-Player of the Week tallied two […]

Rugby squad scrums in D.C.

There is an old adage that soccer is a gentleman’s game played by hooligans and rugby is a hooligan’s game played by gentlemen. GW’s gang of gentlemen, the Colonials rugby team, is in the midst of its best season in more than a decade. A large part of the team’s success can be attributed to […]

Rookie hurler on the rise

The only professional softball player that freshman Amanda Gabriel can name is Olympian Jennie Finch. But in the past 14 games, Finch’s trademark pitch has been successful for the GW rookie pitcher. The riseball, a pitch that rises as it moves toward the batter, has led the young pitcher to 14 strikeouts in two games […]

Crew takes regatta by storm

The key to rowing, many say, is offsetting the weakness of a crew by maximizing its strengths. The GW crew team’s victory at the 20th Annual George Washington Invitational Regatta on a gusty Potomac River last weekend, came as a sum of all its parts. With 142 total points, the Colonials captured the Gilbert H. […]

Signs of success: Slugger named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week

As a New York Mets fan, junior Charlie Kruer has some reservations about idolizing Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard. But in the past couple of weeks, Kruer, also a left-handed power-hitter, has put up numbers that come close to rivaling those of last year’s National League’s most valuable player. Last week, the GW centerfielder was […]

Cricket calling

Despite its international following, many Americans aren’t very familiar with the British sport cricket. But walk through University Yard, and students might get a lesson. Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, freshmen Alexander Sternberg and Ankit Sheth assemble on their makeshift field at the grassiest spot on the Foggy Bottom campus, using an unnatural winding motion […]

GW prepares for A-10s

Going undefeated in the conference does not happen often. In fact, in his 18 years as the head coach of the GW women’s basketball team, Joe McKeown has made the Sweet 16 and even the Elite Eight, but has only gone undefeated in the Atlantic 10 twice. That is why McKeown, who was named A-10 […]