Athletics News

George Washington University Announces Replacement of Turf at GW's Mount Vernon Athletic Field

The turf field at GW's Mount Vernon campus will be replaced during the summer.

June 10, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The synthetic turf at George Washington University's Mount Vernon campus athletics field will be replaced this summer.

The field, located at 2100 Foxhall Road, NW, is home to the Colonials' men's and women's soccer and women's lacrosse teams. It was originally built in the summer of 2001.

"This improvement has been identified as a top priority by our coaching and facilities staffs and cited during the Athletics Review process as an urgent need," said GW's incoming Director of Athletics Patrick Nero. "It is our intention to begin work as soon as possible this summer and to complete this improvement by the start of the fall athletics season."

GW is initiating the project now in an effort to minimize the impact on the programs that use the field. Two camp programs that have been scheduled for this summer on the Mount Vernon Field will be relocated to alternate locations while the work is being done.

"The George Washington University is dedicated to ensuring the success of our student-athletes both on and off the playing field and this improvement will be an important step toward that goal," said Nero.

COMMENTS FROM GW COACHES:

"The announcement of the GW Mount Vernon Field renovation is met with great enthusiasm and excitement by the GW women's soccer coaches and student-athletes," said GW women's soccer head coach Tanya Vogel. "We love our home at MVC and are thrilled to have a state-of-the-art facility to train and compete on. We appreciate all of the work that Patrick Nero, Robert Chernak, Jason Wilson and the Steering Committee have done to bring this project to life!"

"I'm extremely excited about a new field for the soccer and lacrosse programs," said GW lacrosse head coach Tara Hannaford. "It reiterates the commitment that GW is putting toward athletics. A new field will greatly benefit our student-athletes and the continued effort to build a top lacrosse program."

"This is fantastic news that will give our student-athletes a huge lift for the upcoming season and beyond," said GW men's soccer head coach George Lidster.

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