Sean Lee

30 Piece: leaving it all behind

Lauren Silva and I usually finish with The Hatchet between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. Sometimes later if, say, the server crashes, the computer freezes, the internet connection fails or plain old late news breaks, requiring the undivided attention of our editor in chief. Either way, the first comment we usually pass between each other […]

Colonials split with nationally ranked Spiders

Head Coach Tom Walter said if anything, Sunday’s rainout of the GW – Richmond contest will give closer Mike O’Connor some extra rest. Other than that, Walter said playing Monday instead of Sunday is neither good nor bad for his team, which will compete for first place in the Atlantic 10 West with the nationally […]

Colonials take two wins into conference series

The Colonials posted two big wins this week, neither of which came easily. Senior Mike Bassett and his six-for-six performance helped erase a deficit and secure a 14-8 win over Towson Wednesday, while Jeff Fertitta knocked in the game-winning RBI for a 7-6 extra-innings win at George Mason Tuesday. “We’re swinging the bats real well […]


Pagano records 19 saves in Howard win Junior goalkeeper Lisa Pagano recorded 19 saves on 27 shots in the GW women’s lacrosse team’s 15-8 victory over Howard at home Wednesday afternoon. The win ended the Colonials’ three-game losing streak that included an 18-4 loss to Temple and a 15-14 loss to St. Joseph’s last weekend. […]

Bassett breaks record in loss, adds to it in win

Senior Mike Bassett’s 51st homerun in Tuesday’s loss broke GW’s all-time career record, and his 52nd homer in Wednesday’s win improved his total. Tuesday’s 9-8 loss off a ninth-inning homerun snapped the GW baseball team’s seven-game winning streak. Bassett knocked in a two-run homerun, breaking the record he shared with Joe Beichert for three days. […]

Water polo wins confidence and two games

WomenOs water polo goalkeeper Lisa Greenfield said winning two of three games this weekend kicks off the conference season just right. Now the Colonials can face the conference with the confidence that comes with a winning record and the knowledge that it kept pace with Princeton, the No. 15 team in the country. The Colonials […]

Colonials win season finale

Freshman T.J. Thompson converted a game-winning lay-up with a half second remaining to defeat Fordham 70-68 Saturday and secure the Colonials a fifth seed for this week’s Atlantic 10 Tournament. The five-day tournament begins Wednesday at Philadelphia’s First Union Spectrum, where GW will play fourth-seeded Massachusetts first. Had GW lost to Fordham and Duquesne beat […]

Baseball drops two in Tulane series

After ending Tulane’s five-game winning streak with a 9-7 win to start the series, GW dropped two final games at Turchin Field. Jake Wald hit his first homerun of the season in the rubber match, a 7-4 loss, and put GW in positionto tie late in the game. Tough Tulane pitching ended the Colonials hopes […]

Gymnastics gets back on track in UMD loss

The GW gymnastics team posted its season-high total Wednesday night in a second-straight loss to visiting Maryland. Despite the loss, GW head coach Margie Foster-Cunningham said the team’s strong performance signals an end to the inconsistency that has hampered the women in three previous meets. “From here, we just need to build our confidence,” she […]

Faces of Disappointment

Losing games hasn’t helped Hobbs’ efforts to draw students to the Smith Center, but the student section was filled for Saturday’s home loss to Temple, where students offered their candid thoughts on the coach and his team. Early success made head coach Karl Hobbs’ job more difficult. Ten wins, a couple successful comebacks and one […]