May 19, 2024

DIII Week–Friday

UMW Colleagues, 

Today we end our celebration of the NCAA Division III week.  The University of Mary Washington plays in the Capital Athletic Conference and competes within the conference against Christopher Newport University, York College, Wesley College, Southern Virginia University, Frostburg State University, Marymount University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Penn State Harrisburg, and Salisbury University.  We have formidable competition, but compete well in all sports.  Go Eagles! 

Our last featured student-athlete this week is from women’s lacrosse.   

Kelsey Vincent is a junior studying psychology and pre-law.  She is from Salisbury, MD (the home of another Capital Athletic Conference foe!).   

A big part of my college decision was to play lacrosse.  I wanted to come into a team that played because they loved it. I also knew I wanted to be at a school that wasn’t so focused on sports that the academics became inferior. UMW has the perfect mix for me; the team is close and focused on what we want to achieve and that is exactly what I want. Another part of it for me is the very real chance that we can make the NCAA tournament.  You can attend a big D1 school and never get that opportunity, but with this program it is completely reasonable.  As always…it’s a great day to be an Eagle!  

We hope you have learned a few things this week about UMW student-athletes, NCAA’s Division III, the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup and the Capital Athletic Conference.  Please thank YOUR student-athletes for representing the University of Mary Washington with integrity and honor in the classroom and in their chosen sport.  They represent us well! 



Lynne Richardson

Faculty Athletic Representative

Dean, College of Business