Head coach Brian Thomas said the team’s 17 new freshmen will help him develop a program that competes year round.
Sophomore Libby Lukens is working this fall to start the first women’s club ice hockey team at GW since 2002.
Thomas is the only current swimming and diving head coach to have coached two A-10 programs back-to-back.
The Colonials (4-3-1) have not found the back of the net in four games – including three loses – heading into Atlantic 10 play.
The Colonials were held to just two shots in the first half but earned seven more in the final frame despite the loss.
Freshman utility player Sierra Lange is batting .418 in conference games while owning a 3.32 earned-run average overall.
Lacrosse faltered in conference play after a strong start to the season, dropping six straight decisions to close out the year.
GW’s pitching staff racked up 21 strikeouts and own a 3.77 earned-run average, good for fifth in the Atlantic 10.
The Colonials trailed for the entire matchup and were unable to keep up with the offensive prowess of the Minutewomen, dropping the contest 21-8.
The Colonials reached the 20-win plateau in their only win of the weekend.