Sports

UMW Homecoming

Friends get together at homecoming on the sidelines of the women’s rugby game – alumni versus students – on Oct. 21.

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Summers Nets Win at Regional Tennis Championship

Rachel Summers keeps 
her eye on the ball en route to winning the ITA Regional Championship, held at UMW in late September.

For the first time in 17 years, UMW women’s tennis sent a player to the ITA Small College National Championships. Rachel Summers ’20 won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Division III Southeast Regional singles championship in September, becoming the first UMW player to win the bracket since Lea Schon ’01 in 2000. At the national championship, held in mid-October in Rome, Georgia, Summers finished seventh with a win over Ana Maria Buraya of New York University, 6-2, 6-3. A native of Arlington, Virginia, Summers is a chemistry major. … [Read more...]

Fall Sports Start on a High Note

Senior Tommy Mead fends off a challenge on the way to a 2-1 win over Roanoke College on Sept. 16.

Several of UMW’s fall sports got off to an impressive start with rankings among the top Division III teams in the nation. Men’s soccer jumped into the United Soccer Coaches’ national ranking in September. It was their first national ranking since 2010, and their highest since their final-four season of 1997. Field hockey started with a 5-1 record and climbed to 14th in the nation, as ranked by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. The Eagles had defeated ninth-ranked Franklin & Marshall College the week before their ranking. Volleyball started the season ranked seventh in the nation by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, the team’s highest ranking ever. The Eagles defeated 16th-ranked Eastern University the opening weekend, and have continued their winning ways. The men’s cross country team consistently has been ranked regionally by the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association of America. And in tennis, the men’s and women’s tennis … [Read more...]