@GWLacrosse Names Captains for 2015 Season

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On the brink of the 2015 campaign, the GW lacrosse squad elected seniors Rachel Mia and Rachel Quinn and junior Olivia Boudreau as its team captains for the upcoming season.

"The team has selected three fantastic student-athletes to captain the team for the 2015 season," said first-year head coach Tracy Coyne. "It is without question that they are three of the hardest workers on the team with an unparalleled commitment to winning. As individuals, they represent in their daily lives the qualities we value in our leaders - a passion for the team's success, a true respect for others and a positive connection with their teammates. They have worked hard to ear the trust of the entire squad."

The Colonials begin their season on Wednesday afternoon at No. 17 Johns Hopkins, then host Yale on Saturday in their home opener at the GW Lacrosse Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.

"As we open up the season at home this weekend, I am confident that these three student-athletes will be ready to step up their competitiveness so that the team's attitude is where it should be to be victorious against Yale on Saturday," said Coach Coyne.

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Men's @GW_WaterPolo Alum Coaching in Afghanistan

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George Washington men's water polo alumnus Bill Richardson has traveled nearly 7,000 miles to teach the sport he loves.

Richardson, a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, who currently resides in Detroit, is the assistant coach of the Afghanistan National Water Polo Team. Together with the program's head coach and executive director, Richardson is spending a month in Kabul, Afghanistan, working with the national team.

George Washington baseball alum Billy Goodman was inducted into the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame on Saturday night at a ceremony at the Oriole Park at Camden Yards Warehouse in Baltimore, Maryland. 


@GW_WBB Ranked 20th in AP Poll

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After defeating reigning Atlantic 10 regular-season champion Dayton for the second time this season on Sunday, the GW women's basketball team climbed to No. 20 in the Associated Press Top 25 on Monday.

The Colonials broke into the AP rankings last week, coming in at No. 24, and entered the top 20 on Monday after knocking off the Flyers, 67-56, for their 19th straight win. It is GW's highest ranking by the AP since also being slotted 20th in the final poll of the 2007-08 season.

George Washington softball infielders Victoria Valos and Megan Linn have been picked to earn a spot on the Atlantic 10 conference first-team in College Sports Madness' pre-season staff poll. 

Valos enters her senior campaign with a career .345 batting average and a program-record 28 home runs and 128 RBIs.  The psychology major also holds the program-record for career slugging percentage with a .622 mark. Valos earned A-10 all-conference second team honors as well as a spot on College Sports Madness' second-team all-conference list in 2014. 

Linn comes off a stellar freshman season, earning A-10 second-team and all-rookie honors while setting the single-season record for stolen bases by a Colonial with 30.  The Corona, California native's .370 average led GW and helped land her College Sports Madness' A-10 Freshman of the Year and first-team all-conference honors.

The Colonials open the 2015 season on Friday, as they take on Evansville and Chattanooga at the Plainsman Invite in Auburn, Ala.

For a full list of the College Sports Madness A-10 preseason all-conference selections, click here.

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@GW_WBB Named NCAA National Team of the Week

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It's been quite a week for the GW women's basketball team, and it's only Wednesday morning.

On Monday, the Colonials were ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time in seven years. Then on Tuesday, GW was named the National Team of the Week.

@GW_Volleyball's Osuchukwu Named ECAC All-Star

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George Washington volleyball sophomore Chidima Osuchukwu added another postseason honor to her resume on Tuesday as she was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) All-Star Second Team. 


Support The Grassroots Project this Holiday Season

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The Grassroots Project, a community-service initiative that is close to the heart of George Washington student-athletes, is currently running its holiday fundraising campaign and is seeking donations from the Washington, D.C., community to reach its goal of $14,000 by January 1. 

The George Washington lacrosse team is dedicated to making a direct impact within the local community. For the past three years, the team has run a Thanksgiving Day basket collection within the GW Department of Athletics and Recreation.

George Washington women's water polo sophomore Brennan Marczewski has been named the GW Community Service Student-Athlete of the Month for November for her continued involvement with the Grassroot Project, as well as her time spent mentoring middle school students.

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