Rod Wood, head coach of the University of Mary Washington’s men’s basketball team will not coach the team next year. Instead, Wood will take a new job as Expanded Position of Director of Athletics, effective at the end of this school year. The shift of authority is following the basketball team’s most successful season in school history.
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Chants of “Eagle Nation” could be heard from 1900 fans all throughout the Anderson Center as the final seconds of the University of Mary Washington’s men’s basketball season ticked away Saturday night as the Eagles fell to the Purple Cows of Williams College in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament. Considering the team has never won an NCAA tournament game before this year, the game itself is quite a feat.
Last month, on Saturday, Jan. 25, the Lady Eagles basketball team suffered a heartbreaking loss to the then undefeated Spartans of York College. Since that loss, University of Mary Washington has won five of its last six games, winning with an average of 29.4 points per game.
The University of Mary Washington basketball teams hosted conference rival Salisbury in an action-packed doubleheader last Saturday, Feb. 8.
Not to be overshadowed by their male counterparts, the University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team is enjoying a highly successful season of their own.
University of Mary Washington senior captain Sam Partonen has enjoyed personal and team success as a member of the women’s basketball team. During her three years at UMW, she earned a first team title on the All-Capital Athletic Conference women’s basketball team in both 2012 and 2013, and she joined her teammates among the Elite eight in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament, also in 2012.
For the last four years, no player has made more of an impact on the Anderson Center hardwood than senior guard for the men’s basketball team, Brad Riester. Just a few games ago, Riester reached the 1,000 point mark for his career, and at 22.8 points per game through five games so far this season, he isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Tuesday morning, Sports writer Adam Hager sat down with Riester to talk about his life, his game and what lies ahead.
Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams started the season off right this weekend, winning the Hampton Inn Tipoff tournament.
As the University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s basketball seasons quickly approach, the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) will host an online, interactive event with each of the ten head coaches on Thursday, Nov. 7.