September 29, 2023

UMW Basketball Season Opener, Nov. 15

The UMW Basketball season begins this Saturday, Nov. 15. Check out to for game times and to purchase tickets.

UMW to Add Men’s Golf in 2016

The University of Mary Washington will add men’s golf as a varsity athletic program beginning in fall 2016.   Augustine Golf Club Course Rod Wood, former men’s basketball coach and current Director of Athletic Facilities, will serve as the program’s head coach. Augustine Golf Club in Stafford County will be the home course for the Eagles and Raspberry Golf Management will become the newest partner of UMW Athletics. “UMW is in a prime location for golf,” said UMW Director of Athletics Ken Tyler. “We’re very pleased to add men’s golf to our varsity athletic program and look forward to the many benefits it will bring to our athletic department, the university, and our community. Rod Wood is a proven coach and recruiter with a great deal of experience and connections in the sport of golf, and he will be an excellent leader for our program.” The school will spend the next year and a half recruiting talented student-athletes and planning for the first tee shot in August 2016. The program will be immediately eligible for CAC and NCAA championships. “It’s exciting to start a program from scratch,” said Wood. “Golf has always been a passion of mine, and I look forward to working with the students we plan to recruit.” Wood’s first coaching job was with the golf team at Robert E. Lee High School, where he coached PGA Tour Professional Kris Blanks. The University is also looking to add women’s golf in either the fall of 2016 or 2017.

UMW Homecoming Tailgating This Weekend

tailgating-comboThe University of Mary Washington Athletic Department will again include tailgating as part of the Homecoming festivities for Saturday, Oct. 25.

Parking spots reserved specifically for tailgating on Oct. 25 will be available at the price of $200 per spot.


This exciting aspect of Homecoming, reintroduced last year, bridges a gap to the past, when tailgating on game day was an annual tradition at the University.

To reserve your space for Oct. 25, please send payment to UMW Athletics at the address below, either via mail or in person. Spots will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and are offered on a very limited basis!

PAY ONLINE! (must agree electronically to tailgating policy)

UMW ATHLETIC TAILGATING AGREEMENT (please mail or attach to payment)

Cash (accepted only in person)

Mail check to:
University of Mary Washington Athletics
106 Goolrick Hall
1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Student Named Athlete of the Month


Junior field hockey standout Jenna Steele (left) is the Wagner Wealth Management Student Athlete of the Month. She is picture here with Aric Wagner, senior vice president of Wagner Wealth Management.

Junior field hockey standout Jenna Steele was named the UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athlete of the Month for September.

Steele, an all-region and all-conference pick a year ago, has picked up where she left off last season for the Eagles through the first month of the season, scoring a team-high 11 goals and adding three assists.

She scored multiple points in four games, including a four-goal outburst at Washington & Lee University last Saturday. She scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over nationally-ranked Catholic University, and also netted the game winner against W&L. She scored at least one point in eight of the Eagles’ 10 games through September 30.

Wagner Wealth Management

Tyler Strikes a Chord with Richmond Baseball Fans

Ken-PitchUMW Athletics Director Ken Tyler earned the admiration of Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball fans when he threw a perfect strike to kick-off Fredericksburg Night at the Diamond. Tyler joined more than 150 Richmond-area alums and nearly 500 baseball fans from throughout Fredericksburg and surrounding counties in what is becoming a highly anticipated end-of-summer tradition.

UMW Athletics to Host Eagle Nation Day, Sept. 6

UMW Athletics to Host 2nd Annual Eagle Nation Day on September 6

Eagle Nation Day 2013 was a great success!   (Click link to review last year’s inaugural event!)

Click here to read the 2013 Free Lance-Star article!

On Saturday, September 6, UMW Athletics is opening the gates to the Battleground Athletic Complex for a free kid-friendly festival!

The one-day free carnival began as a vision to connect Mary Washington student-athletes with children and youth from the surrounding area.

Now, in just its second year, UMW Athletics has partnered with a variety of community friends to make the experience bigger and better!

Here is everything you need to know about Eagle Nation Day 2014!


#10: FREE Family Fun – Admission is free for all children and adults!

#9: Location & Time – The Battleground Athletic Complex is off of Hanover Street in downtown Fredericksburg. The gates to Eagle Nation Day will open at 10 a.m. Free T-shirts for the first 500 children & youth! Fun will last all day!

#8: Horse & Pony Rides – The UMW Riding team will be bringing their horses and ponies from Hazelwild Farm. Horse and pony rides are free for all children and adults!

#7: Field House Inflatables – The Fredericksburg Field House are bringing their giant inflatable slide, inflatable obstacle course, and bounce house! Splitsville will also be bringing their inflatable bowling lane!

#6: Children’s Museum Exhibit – The Children’s Museum of Richmond – Fredericksburg are joining the party with an interactive hands-on exhibit for kids!

#5: Disney Pixar’s BRAVE At 10:30 a.m. we will start Brave the movie on a mega projector screen! Our friends at Paragon & Splitsville will be popping real movie theatre popcorn for our viewers!

#4: B101.5 LIVE & Mascots – Don’t miss your chance to meet UMW’s mascot Sammy D. Eagle, SweetFrog’s mascots Scoop & Cookie, and B101.5’s Buzzy! B101.5 will be on the air, broadcasting straight from Eagle Nation Day!

#3: Sodexo Food Truck, SweetFrog, and Popcorn Bag – You won’t need to leave the complex to purchase lunch, UMW Dining Services is bringing the Sodexo Food Truck to the party! Check out SweetFrog and the Popcorn Bag stations for dessert!

#2: Women’s Soccer & Field Hockey Games – All the free fun leads up to some great free college sports! UMW Women’s Soccer kicks off at 12:30 p.m. and UMW Field Hockey’s new bleacher ceremony begins at 3 p.m.!

#1: This year’s THEME!!! – “Celebrating Girls and Women in Sport” is a perfect theme for 2014! Join Princess Merida in her courageous adventures and then cheer on the Eagles in tough NCAA competition.

Wear your gray & navy blue! We hope to see you there!

10 a.m. at the Battleground Athletic Complex.

First 500 children & youth get free T-shirts!

Catullo Named Coach of the Year


UMW’s Patrick Catullo (left) named VaSID State College Division Coach of the Year.

UMW Eagles Women’s Tennis Head Coach Patrick Catullo was recently named the Virginia Sports Information Directors State College Division Coach of the Year.

Catullo repeats as State Coach of the Year after leading Mary Washington to the 2014 NCAA Tournament third round with an 18-8 record. The Eagles were CAC Champions for the 11th straight year, and advanced to NCAA Tournament for the 16th straight year.

Information and photo courtesy of a VaSID Press Release.

‘All In’ the Game

Caitlin Moore stood on the sidelines of University of Mary Washington’s Battleground Complex at a recent Friday afternoon lacrosse practice.  She confidently surveyed the 27 athletes in front of her.

UMW Outdoor Tennis Complex Named for Former Athletic Director

The University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors recognized former women’s tennis coach and athletic director Dr. Edward Hegmann by naming the outdoor tennis facility in his honor in a ceremony on Wednesday. The facility is named the Edward Hegmann II Tennis Complex.

Edward Hegmann (center) poses with UMW All-American players Tyler Carey '15 and Lindsay Raulston '14.

Edward Hegmann (center) poses with UMW All-American players Tyler Carey ’15 and Lindsay Raulston ’14.

During his 36-year tenure, Hegmann built UMW Athletics into one of the nation’s top Division III programs. For more information about Hegmann’s legacy, visit

Men’s Basketball Hosts CAC Semifinals vs. St. Mary’s

Ranked #2 in the CAC, the Eagles will host St. Mary’s in the CAC Semifinals TONIGHT @ 7 pm. Help us paint the Anderson Center by wearing your favorite blue or gray UMW gear! Blue & Gray Day will kick off with a very special National Anthem performance by One Note Stand, “UMW’s freshest a cappella group”!

Please note: Per CAC rules, no passes will be accepted. All UMW students will be admitted free with valid I.D.! So get to the arena early and get a good seat, because it is the playoffs and the arena will be packed!