September 25, 2022

Martinette Featured in Ultimate Subaru Spotlight

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Each month, a UMW Athletics Faculty Liaison will be featured in the Ultimate Subaru Spotlight. The faculty liaison program partners a UMW faculty member with every UMW intercollegiate athletic team to strengthen support networks and increase resources for student-athlete success. Ultimate Subaru is committed to the growth and education of UMW Eagles, their hometown team and strives to foster the same values of community as the UMW Faculty Liaison program.  Faculty Liaisons will serve as mentors and role models to student-athletes while being involved in team activities. For more information about the program contact Faculty Athletic Representative, Dr. Lynne Richardson.

Faculty Liaison’s Name:  Louis Martinette  

Sport:  Men’s Basketball

Years at UMW: 11 years

Position/Title:  Faculty—College of Business

What was your favorite sport growing up? Briefly describe your favorite memory playing or watching it.  My favorite sport growing up was, and still is, basketball.  I was privileged to play basketball in high school but my favorite memories came as a spectator and an observer of the sport in general.  I have many favorite memories including my high school basketball team coming from 16 points down in the fourth quarter to win the state championship and my college (Old Dominion University) winning a Division II National Championship (1975).  But each year when the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship begins I often get two or three new favorite moments on the first day but none as personal and special as the two mentioned above.

Where is your favorite place around town to get a bite to eat? My schedule does not permit me much time to enjoy the finer eateries in Fredericksburg but my restaurant of choice in Richmond is Deep Run Roadhouse.

If you could pick one super power to have, what would it be and why? I do not know if Marvel or DC have ever come up with this one but I would like to have the ability to read and retain information at lightning speed and to be able to organize and share that knowledge effectively and efficiently.

Other than the sport you partnered with, what is your next favorite sport and why? Football, because it requires both brute strength and an in depth knowledge of strategy in motion.  And let’s not forget about tailgating!

If you were a Head Coach and could pick three words to motivate your team and hang in their locker room which words would you choose? To borrow from Bill Russell’s (former Boston Celtic great) description of Red Auerback as a coach: “His methods were thoughtful, innovative, and fluid, and always geared to the team over any one player. Yet he found ways to inspire trust and confidence in each of us separately. He could talk to a player two or three times and he would know how to talk to him from then on.”

Each coach must be their own person with their own style but the three words I would chose to motivate a team (from Russell’s description of Auerback) would be for them to be “thoughtful, innovative, and fluid” with the caveat that it was “always the team over any one player.” In my view, this applies to most successful organizational settings.  Anyone purporting to be a leader who does not inspire teamwork is not a leader.

What does a great leader look like to you? Leaders come in all shapes and sizes and “greatness” is often determined by an individual’s reaction to circumstance. Greatness in a leader, in my view, goes back to the three words noted above:  “thoughtful, innovative, and fluid” with the caveat that it was “always the team over any one player.” Most importantly, it is the team over the leader because successful leadership is more often than not selfless.

What is a must read for UMW Student-Athletes? I would recommend several books for student athletes (as well as all other students) to read:

a.     “Red and Me: My Coach and Lifelong Friend” by Bill Russell;

b.     “Second Wind” by Bill Russell and Taylor Branch

c.     “My Losing Season” by Pat Conroy

d.     “Let Me Tell You A Story” by John Feinstein and Red Auerbach

e.     “When The Game Was Ours” by Larry Bird and Earvin “Magic” Johnson with Jackie MacMullan

f.     “The Innovators” by Walter Isaacson

What is the best advice you have ever heard given to a college graduate? Dr. Marcia Brand, Executive Director of NIIOH, said this in her 2015 commencement address at ODU: “Be kind to each other in the workplace.  It is important to be a trusted, respectful, and supportive colleague. Listen, be kind, and model the behavior you want to see in your colleagues.  The result is a more collaborative and productive workplace.”

Finally, if you were hanging out on Ball Circle picking the brains of four professional/famous athletes (living or deceased), who would they be? Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, and John Wooden (I’ll take the fifth and also name Vince Lombardi).  From what I know of these individuals, they are very different in terms of their personalities.  I would like to discover the common trait that made them all winners.

Ultimate Subaru, celebrating 10 years of service to the Fredericksburg community, is proud to be a supporter of UMW athletics.  Call Ultimate Subaru today at (540) 898-6200 or come on in and visit us at 5160 Jefferson Davis Hwy, near Four Mile Fork. Find us online at www.driveultimatesubaru.com.

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Jenna Steele Named Wagner Wealth Management October Athlete of the Month

Senior field hockey record holder Jenna Steele (left) is the Wagner Wealth Management Student Athlete of the Month. She is pictured here with Aric Wagner, senior vice president, investments, of Davenport & Company LLC. Once again this year, Wagner Wealth Management of  Davenport & Company LLC. will sponsor the monthly UMW  Student-Athlete of the Month. The October winner is senior  field hockey star Jenna Steele.

Steele, a senior from Rehoboth Beach, Del., had a month to  remember for the 11th ranked Eagles. She broke the UMW  career records for points and goals during the Eagles’ nine        contests during the month, scoring 13 goals and adding two assists.

Steele capped her month with a four-goal effort on Wednesday against Frostburg State University, and started the month with four goals at York College in a key win that propelled the Eagles into their current first place standing in the conference standings.

She has 23 goals and four assists on the season, and ranks 12th in the nation in goals per game.

WAGNER WEALTH MANAGEMENT ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
September – Emma Olson, volleyball
October – Jenna Steele, field hockey

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Henderson Featured in Ultimate Subaru Spotlight

Ultimate Subaru Spotlight; Get to know Men’s Soccer Faculty Liaison Dave Henderson

Each month, a UMW Athletics Faculty Liaison will be featured in the Ultimate Subaru Spotlight. The faculty liaison program partners a UMW faculty member with every UMW intercollegiate athletic team to strengthen support networks and increase resources for student-athlete success. Ultimate Subaru is committed to the growth and education of UMW Eagles, their hometown team and strives to foster the same values of community as the UMW Faculty Liaison program.  Faculty Liaisons will serve as mentors and role models to student-athletes while being involved in team activities. For more information about the program contact Faculty Athletic Representative, Dr. Lynne Richardson.

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 Faculty Liaison’s Name: Dave Henderson

 Sport: Men’s Soccer (futbol)

 Years at UMW: 3.5

 Position/Title: Associate Professor of Business

 What was your favorite sport growing up? Briefly  describe your favorite memory playing or watching it. Soccer hands down. My favorite memory of playing soccer is not from the field per se, but from the parking lot of a Manchester United vs. Real Madrid summer exhibition game in Philadelphia is 2003. There was a penalty kick simulation in the parking lot and I put the ball in the upper 90. All of these British guys surrounded me and chanted Scholesey (for Paul Scholes), which is fitting since I’m a ginger just like Paul Scholes.

Where is your favorite place around town to get a bite to eat? Foode or Carl’s.

If you could pick one super power to have, what would it be and why? A super-footballer with the speed of Theo Walcott, the sublime dribbling skills of Messi, the free-kick taking ability of Beckham, and the tenacity of Wayne Rooney.

Other than the sport you partnered with, what is your next favorite sport and why? Soccer practice? Just kidding. Football. I grew up watching the NFL and college football.

If you were a Head Coach and could pick three words to motivate your team and hang in their locker room which words would you choose? Persistence, Determination, Teamwork.

What does a great leader look like to you? A great leader understands him/herself and his/her employees. A great leader models the way.

What is a must read for UMW Student-Athletes? As a soccer fan, I would have to suggest Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski.

What is the best advice you have ever heard given to a college graduate? Do what you love to do and the money will follow.

Finally, if you were hanging out on Ball Circle picking the brains of four professional/famous athletes (living or deceased), who would they be? George Best (Manchester United footballer), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United footballer), Lionel Messi (Barcelona footballer), and Eden Hazard (Chelsea footballer).

 

Ultimate Subaru, celebrating 10 years of service to the Fredericksburg community, is proud to be a supporter of UMW athletics.  Call Ultimate Subaru today at (540) 898-6200 or come on in and visit us at 5160 Jefferson Davis Hwy, near Four Mile Fork. Find us online at www.driveultimatesubaru.com.

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Richardson Featured in Ultimate Subaru Spotlight

Each month, a UMW Athletics Faculty Liaison will be featured in the Ultimate Subaru Spotlight. The faculty liaison program partners a UMW faculty member with every UMW intercollegiate athletic team to strengthen support networks and increase resources for student-athlete success. Ultimate Subaru is committed to the growth and education of UMW Eagles, their hometown team and strives to foster the same values of community as the UMW Faculty Liaison program.  Faculty Liaisons will serve as mentors and role models to student-athletes while being involved in team activities. For more information about the program contact Faculty Athletic Representative, Dr. Lynne Richardson at 540-654-2470 or lynne.richardson@umw.edu.

 Faculty Liaison’s Name:  Woody D. Richardson.Woody-Richardson-Pic

 Sport:  Volleyball.

 Years at UMW: Completed two beginning third year.

 Position/Title: Associate Professor (College of Business).

 What was your favorite sport growing up? Briefly  describe your favorite memory playing or watching it.  Football:  Not my favorite memory, but certainly the most vivid was a 1-9 season with only 13 players on the team. We went 8-2 the next year.

Where is your favorite place around town to get a bite to eat? Pueblo’s Tex Mex Grill.

If you could pick one super power to have, what would it be and why? Sonar vision coupled with fish whispering to catch more fish.

Other than the sport you partnered with, what is your next favorite sport and why? Horseshoes – it can be played with one hand for the horseshoe and the other holding a beverage.

If you were a Head Coach and could pick three words to motivate your team and hang in their locker room which words would you choose? No Net Serves!

What does a great leader look like to you? Someone who displays initiative, acts with integrity, and is always unselfish in the pursuit of excellence.

What is a must read for UMW Student-Athletes? Wooden on Leadership (by John Wooden, legendary basketball coach for UCLA).

What is the best advice you have ever heard given to a college graduate? The secret to a long life is “no left turns!”

Finally, if you were hanging out on Ball Circle picking the brains of four professional/famous athletes (living or deceased), who would they be? Lee Trevino, Lou Gehrig, Red Pollard, and Babe Didrikson Zaharias.

Ultimate Subaru, celebrating 10 years of service to the Fredericksburg community, is proud to be a supporter of UMW athletics.  Call Ultimate Subaru today at (540) 898-6200 or come on in and visit us at 5160 Jefferson Davis Hwy, near Four Mile Fork. Find us online at www.driveultimatesubaru.com.

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Eagle Nation Day, Sept. 12

The University of Mary Washington Athletic Department will host the third annual Eagle Nation Day on Saturday, Sept. 12. The free family-fun event is held at UMW’s Battleground Athletic Complex off Hanover Street and designed to be a place where area children can meet and play games with college athletes while enjoying many other exciting activities. This year’s theme is Healthy Habits, Happy Kids.

“We want to emphasize how important it is to take care of your body even at a young age and to get outside, play and be active,” said Philip Pierce, the Director of Athletic Development and Promotions.

Giant inflatables, interactive exhibits, play spaces, arts and crafts, horse and pony rides are just a few of the free attractions that create a carnival-like atmosphere. Each year the event has grown in popularity, becoming a community outreach opportunity for local partners.

“This is a way that UMW Athletics can give back to the community that has lifted up our student-athletes and a great opportunity for our sport teams to inspire hundreds of children right here in our backyard,” said Pierce.

Also making appearances are local beloved mascots Buzzy the Bee (B101.5), Seymour the Dinosaur (CMOR), Pouches the Kangaroo (FredParent), and Sammy D. Eagle (UMW).

“We really want to connect with the community, and to have Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford residents look at UMW as their hometown college team,” said Ken Tyler, director of Athletics.

Tyler will make his annual Eagle Nation Address to the crowd at 10:30 a.m., recognize all local Special Olympic Athletes in attendance, followed by a group photo opportunity for the children with UMW Eagles Student Athletes.

The doors will open at 9 a.m. and activities will not wind down until noon as the Women’s Soccer team warms up for their 12:30 p.m. match vs. Coast Guard. The event is co-sponsored by Fredericksburg Field House, B101.5, Children’s Museum of Richmond-Fredericksburg, and Fredericksburg Parent and Family. For more information, call (540) 654-1153.

Senior Students Named UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athletes of the Month for March

Senior swimmer Alex Anderson and senior baseball star Jono Haught have been named as the UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athlete of the Month for March.

Anderson swam in three events at the NCAA Championships, breaking the existing NCAA Division III record in every event. He finished second in the 200 yard individual medley, and was one of three swimmers to surpass the old NCAA Division III record. After breaking his own NCAA Division III record in the 400 yard individual medley in morning preliminaries, Anderson broke it again in the finals last week, placing second with a time of 3:47.25, more than a second faster than his winning time from a year ago.

The most highly decorated athlete in University of Mary Washington history, Anderson capped his brilliant career in grand fashion on the evening of Friday, April 3, night, breaking the NCAA Division III record in winning the 200 yard butterfly in day three of the Championships in Shenandoah, Texas.

Haught emerged as one of the top hitters in Division III baseball last month, hitting .536 with seven home runs and 35 RBI. He was named as the national hitter of the week, and CAC Player of the Week three times. He ranks in the top five nationally in hitting, home runs, doubles, triples, runs scored and RBI.

UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athletes of the Month

September – Jenna Steele (field hockey)
October – Teagan Young (women’s cross country)
November – Teagan Young (women’s cross country)
December – Brianne Comden (women’s basketball)
January – Taylor Johnson (men’s basketball)
February – Alex Anderson (men’s swimming)
March – Alex Anderson (men’s swimming), Jono Haught (baseball)

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Senior Swimmer Alex Anderson Named UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athlete of the Month for February

Senior swimming champion Alex Anderson (right) is the Wagner Wealth Management Student Athlete of the Month. He is pictured here with Aric Wagner, senior vice president, investments, of Davenport & Company LLC.

Alex Anderson (right) is the Wagner Wealth Management Student Athlete of the Month. He is pictured here with Aric Wagner, senior vice president, investments, of Davenport & Company LLC.

Senior swimming standout Alex Anderson has been named as the UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athlete of the Month for February.

Anderson led the UMW men’s swimming team to a top-25 ranking and to its 15th consecutive Capital Athletic Conference Championship, and was just the second swimmer in CAC history to gain CAC Swimmer of the Year three times after the February championships.

Anderson won the CAC Championships in every event in which he swam, finishing first in the 50 freestyle, 200 butterfly and 400 IM. In addition, all four relays in which he swam won conference titles.

He will advance to the NCAA Championships next week, hoping to repeat as national champion in the 400 IM and 200 fly.

UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athletes of the Month:

September – Jenna Steele (field hockey)
October – Teagan Young (women’s cross country)
November – Teagan Young (women’s cross country)
December – Brianne Comden (women’s basketball)
January – Taylor Johnson (men’s basketball)
February – Alex Anderson (men’s swimming)

 

For over 150 years, Davenport & Company has been a trusted financial advisor to generations of families. Senior Vice President of Investments Aric Wagner can help you with a range of investment services including: stocks and bonds, financial planning, investment management, insurance and more. Call Aric today to set up a complimentary consultation, (540) 373-1863 or awagner@investdavenport.com

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Senior Basketball Star Taylor Johnson Named UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athlete of the Month for January

Senior basketball captain Taylor Johnson (left) is the Wagner Wealth Management Student Athlete of the Month. He is pictured here with Aric Wagner, senior vice president, investments, of Davenport & Company LLC.

Senior basketball captain Taylor Johnson (left) is the Wagner Wealth Management Student Athlete of the Month. He is pictured here with Aric Wagner, senior vice president, investments, of Davenport & Company LLC.

Senior basketball player Taylor Johnson has been named as the UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athlete of the Month for January.

Johnson led the Eagles to five victories during January, averaging 13.4 PPG, including 24 points on Jan. 10 against Wesley and a season-high 25 against York on Jan. 24. In that game, Johnson surpassed the career 1,000-point mark, becoming just the 18th player in school history to achieve that number. Earlier in the month, he also surpassed 500 career rebounds. He leads the team with 13.1 PPG and 8.2 rebounds per game this season.

UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athletes of the Month

September – Jenna Steele (field hockey)
October – Teagan Young (women’s cross country)
November – Teagan Young (women’s cross country)
December – Brianne Comden (women’s basketball)
January – Taylor Johnson (men’s basketball)

For over 150 years, Davenport & Company has been a trusted financial advisor to generations of families. Senior Vice President of Investments Aric Wagner can help you with a range of investment services including: stocks and bonds, financial planning, investment management, insurance and more. Call Aric today to set up a complimentary consultation, (540) 373-1863 or awagner@investdavenport.com

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UMW Athletic’s Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night

 UMW Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night at the Anderson Center 

Wednesday, February 4

UMW Basketball Double Header vs. St. Mary’s College

Women’s tip-off 6 p.m. / Men’s tip-off 8 p.m.


In appreciation for all that you do, the Eagle Club and the UMW Athletic Department would like to invite you and your family or friends to Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night at the Anderson Center! All Faculty and Staff will be given a maximum three(3) additional  free admission tickets!  

“We are grateful for all that our outstanding faculty and staff do every day and we are very pleased to be able to recognize them on Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night,” said Ken Tyler, Director of Athletics. “UMW has winners in academics and athletics and we all work together to make UMW a special place!”

During each halftime, all faculty and staff in attendance will be asked to stand as we recognize their commitment to excellence and great impact they make on Eagles each day.

But wait, there’s more! UMW Athletics is partnering with Relay for Life for this event to raise awareness and donations for the fight against cancer. UMW’s Relay for Life Committee will be sponsoring a halftime contest and have other giveaways at their information station in the Anderson Lobby. Have you participated in Relay before? If so, wear your purple to the game! GO EAGLES!

 

UMW Athletics Hall of Fame Celebration, Jan. 24

The Anderson Center’s Atmosphere this Saturday will be unforgettable!

This Saturday, Jan. 24, UMW Athletics calls on Eagle Nation to join the 2015 Hall of Fame Celebration! Here are just a few of the reasons you will not want to miss the Eagle’s Basketball doubleheader in the Anderson Center:

  1. This Saturday is Military Appreciation Day sponsored by Ultimate Subaru — Rock your favorite camouflage fatigues. Several lucky fans will compete at halftime of the men’s game for a free car. Thanks Ultimate Subaru!
  2. Men’s hoops Head Coach Marcus Kahn is rocking sneakers with his suit to raise awareness about the fight against cancer!
  3. This Saturday is also UMW Alumni Appreciation Day at the Anderson Center! We welcome back the DC, Fredericksburg, and Richmond Alumni Networks!
  4. Board of Visitors Rector Holly Cuellar ’89 will be in the house!
  5. UMW Swimming takes on Gettysburg at 1 p.m. in the Goolrick Pool!
  6. Women’s Basketball CAC Silver Anniversary team honored at the women’s halftime.
  7. The 2015 Hall of Fame Class will be honored at the men’s halftime.
  8. Both games have huge implications for the teams’ race to the CAC playoffs!

Go Eagles! Beat York!

Women’s Game begins at 1 p.m., Men’s begins at 3 p.m.

Camo Day is back at the Anderson Center this Saturday starting at 1pm!

Camo Day is back at the Anderson Center this Saturday starting at 1p.m.!