December 5, 2022

UMW and Stafford County Public Schools Awarded Planning Grant for Lab School

The University of Mary Washington in partnership with Stafford County Public Schools has been awarded a College Partnership Laboratory School (Lab School) Planning Grant from the Virginia Department of Education. The $200,000 grant will provide the initial funding for stakeholder engagement and planning, hiring an executive director, building organizational capacity and developing the curriculum for […]

UMW Men’s Soccer Advances to Semifinals in Salem, Dec. 1

The UMW men’s soccer team poses at its recent game against Ohio Wesleyan. Having advanced to the NCAA semifinals for the second time in the team’s history, the Eagles are the only public university and Virginia team still standing in the final four. Photo by Tom Rothenberg.

The UMW men’s soccer team poses at its recent game against Ohio Wesleyan. Having advanced to the NCAA semifinals for the second time in the team’s history, the Eagles are the only public university and Virginia team still standing in the final four. Photo by Tom Rothenberg.

The University of Mary Washington’s men’s soccer team has advanced to the NCAA semifinals for the second time in program history. Led by five seniors from Virginia, the Eagles are the only public university and Virginia team still standing in the final four, and ready to represent their home state in Salem, Virginia, on Dec. 1. The team of 31 includes 27 players from the commonwealth, including several student-athletes from Arlington, Leesburg, Richmond, Springfield and Stafford. To view the full lineup, visit the UMW Men’s Soccer Roster.

A few standouts:

Senior forward Josh Kirkland from Richmond was named Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight year and was named Virginia Lottery UMW Male Athlete of the Month in October and September. He led UMW to the Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference championship, and scored eight goals in six games in October, as UMW went 5-1 during the month. He ranks 14th nationally in goals scored, 21st in goals per game and 33rd in points per game.

Kirkland was joined on the first team by sophomore forward Carter Berg (Reston, Virginia/South Lakes) and senior defender Jacob Kautzman (Springfield, Virginia/South County). Senior midfielder Abel Luwis (McLean, Virginia/Hearts of the Lord) and senior goalkeeper Griffin Hemmendinger (Norfolk, Virginia/Granby) were named to the second team.

With the quarterfinal win over Bowdoin, the Eagles improve to 13-4-4 on the season, giving Head Coach Jason Kilby his 250th career victory.

If recent games are any indication, the upcoming matches will be thrilling down to the wire. The Eagles advanced through penalty-kick shootouts twice in recent matches, both in the NCCA tournament against Amherst and in the Coast-to-Coast championships against Christopher Newport University.

For more Mary Washington men’s soccer news, visit the Eagles Men’s Soccer page.

High School Soccer Standouts Make NCAA Final Four for UMW

Note to editors: To connect with players for profile pieces, please contact Assistant Director of Athletics Clint Often at (540) 654-1743 or coften@umw.edu. FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA – The University of Mary Washington’s men’s soccer team has advanced to the NCAA semifinals for the second time in program history. Led by five seniors from Virginia, the Eagles […]

High School Soccer Standouts Make NCAA Final Four for UMW

Note to editors: To connect with players for profile pieces, please contact Assistant Director of Athletics Clint Often at (540) 654-1743 or coften@umw.edu. FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA – The University of Mary Washington’s men’s soccer team has advanced to the NCAA semifinals for the second time in program history. Led by five seniors from Virginia, the Eagles […]

Election Season Highlights UMW Students’ Commitment to Democracy

Student Carl Horkan proudly sported a first-time voter sticker during UMW’s Day on Democracy. Paige Shiplett photo.

Student Carl Horkan proudly sported a first-time voter sticker during UMW’s Day on Democracy. Paige Shiplett photo.

Students at the University of Mary Washington know participation in our democracy is a process, not just something that happens on one Tuesday in November.

All fall, they’ve encouraged one another in thoughtful consideration of social and political issues, voter registration, early voting and other meaningful participation in how Americans govern ourselves. So by Election Day, Nov. 8, 2022, they were ready to celebrate.

They did it in a big way, as UMW held its third annual Day on Democracy to support student engagement in society and politics. The event combined volunteer opportunities, a bookmobile visit, information-sharing and games on Campus Walk, plus an election night watch party. A student roundtable featured representatives of several clubs and groups. And Melissa Martinez, an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs, spoke about “Civic Engagement and Human Rights.” Read more.

UMW Economic Development Honors Businesswoman, Marine Corps Veteran

The University of Mary Washington Center for Economic Development has presented its annual Veteran Small Business Owner of the Year award to Dr. Sharon Kelley, owner of P Cubed Consulting LLC. Kelley, a Stafford County resident, formed her defense contracting company in 2014 after retiring from the Marine Corps. It specializes in cybersecurity and logistics […]

UMW Economic Development Honors Businesswoman, Marine Corps Veteran

The University of Mary Washington Center for Economic Development has presented its annual Veteran Small Business Owner of the Year award to Dr. Sharon Kelley, owner of P Cubed Consulting LLC. Kelley, a Stafford County resident, formed her defense contracting company in 2014 after retiring from the Marine Corps. It specializes in cybersecurity and logistics […]

Stephanie Lyles Receives Metzger Award at Women’s Leadership Colloquium @UMW

Stephanie Lyles of Topside Federal Credit Union received the Patricia Lacey Metzger Distinguished Achievement Award at last week’s Women’s Leadership Colloquium. The recognition goes each year to a woman who’s established herself as a leader in her chosen field, and shown personal and professional integrity along the way. The 28th annual daylong colloquium, held each […]

Election Season Highlights UMW Students’ Commitment to Democracy

Students at the University of Mary Washington know participation in our democracy is a process, not just something that happens on one Tuesday in November. All fall, they’ve encouraged one another in thoughtful consideration of social and political issues, voter registration, early voting and other meaningful participation in how Americans govern ourselves. So by Election […]

Beyond the Classroom Endowment Ramps Up Student Research

Senior Madeline Killian isn’t just hitting the books to study female scientists in 18th century Spain. In December she will travel to Madrid to delve into discoveries made by Junta de Damas de Honor y Mérito, the country’s first civic organization for women. “They conducted groundbreaking medical experiments to improve infant health, and the group still […]