Maureen Benitz

Six new alumni join the ranks of GW’s all-time athletic elite

Making it into any hall of fame is an accomplishment few people ever have the chance to brag about. This year, GW’s athletic department inducted six new members to its elite group from a wide range of sports and classes. The oldest inductee is Larry “Tex” Silverman, a basketball player from the class of 1953. […]

McKeown starts 10th year at GW

A lot of things can happen in 10 years. A lot have things have happened to Joe McKeown, who is entering his 10th year as the head coach of the GW women’s basketball team. During the last decade, McKeown has experienced both high and low points and has coached all types of athletes. McKeown has […]

GW splits pair, stays near top of the A-10

Despite a loss to conference-leading Dayton, the GW women1s soccer team solidified its chances of making the Atlantic 101s postseason. The loss to Dayton dropped the Colonial women from first to third place in the conference, but they came back to beat second-place Xavier Sunday to take over the second spot in the A-10 with […]

GW women earn first-ever win over UMass

In 14 matches against Massachusetts in its program’s history, the GW women’s soccer team had never beaten the Minutewomen. The Colonial women broke the losing steak Friday with their first-ever victory over UMass with a 1-0 win. GW (7-6, 5-0 Atlantic 10) also defeated Rhode Island on the road Sunday. The win over URI was […]

GW beats Washington State, earns third straight victory

When it rains it pours for this year’s GW women’s soccer team. After losing six straight matches to start the season, the Colonial women have won three straight matches after a 2-1 victory over Washington State Monday at South Riding Field. The game-winning goal for GW came from junior Katy McQuillin in the 77th minute. […]

GW beats Hokies to win A-10 Conference opener

The GW women’s soccer team defeated Virginia Tech 1-0 in its first Atlantic 10 match of the season Friday at Tech Soccer Field. The lone goal in the game came in the second half, when GW senior Jane Lea scored from 35 yards out on an assist by sophomore Lauren Papalia at the 72:56 mark. […]

Injuries hurt women’s soccer team

The GW women’s soccer team this season is facing a problem that often haunts collegiate athletic programs. A large number of injuries have created problems early in the season for the Colonial women, who have limped to a 1-6 start. “It’s been quite a struggle, and it is frustrating,” junior Katy McQuillin said. “But there […]

GW earns first win in its seventh try

Good things come to those who wait. But the GW women’s soccer team would have preferred not to wait seven games for its first victory of the season. GW finished in third place at the James Madison University Tournament in Harrisonburg, Va., this weekend after losing to JMU and beating the University of Arizona. The […]

GW loses at Navy for fifth straight loss

The U.S. Naval Academy handed the GW women’s soccer team a 3-1 loss in Annapolis, Md., Monday night. The defeat was the fifth straight to open the season for the Colonial women, while Navy (3-1) won its third straight match. The scoring began after GW fouled senior forward Shannon Filbin in the 38th minute. Navy […]

Colonial women look to rebound from slow start

The GW women’s soccer team is looking forward to improving on its 13-6-2 (9-2 Atlantic 10) record and second-place conference finish in the 1997 season. However, the Colonial women have had a tough start to the season, losing their first four games. GW is adjusting to the graduation of several key players from last year’s […]