GW Athletics Still Raising High
maine colonial
 11/20/2017 9:17:31 PM      Replies: 56

maine colonial10/19/2017 5:23:46 PM

GW Athletics is still Raising High as the playoffs near...

Men's Soccer has rebounded from a 2-4-1 start and is now 7-6-2 and should make the A10 Tournament: STANDINGS

Women's Soccer is also on a roll at 10-4-2 and should make the A10 Tournament: STANDINGS

Men's Waterpolo is very competitive this year and should be ranked at the end of the season: POLL

Volleyball is in a rebuilding year but is competitive in the A10 Conference: STANDINGS

Both Swimming teams are on the rise as are Golf, Sailing, Tennis, XC and Softball. 

Both Squash teams will be ranked going into their seasons, which are about to begin.

Even the Club sports are Raising High including Ice Hockey, which has wins over Kentucky, NC State, Wake Forest and GU and has only lost one match so far. 

And the best news yet is that President LeBlanc is a huge sports fan and will soon hire a new Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations to plan the next $1 billion fundraising campaign. I would imagine a new five-year athletics strategic plan will be drafted in the not-too-distant future.




the dude10/19/2017 5:48:41 PM

Ah darn I left Maine off my list of GW defenders.  Sorry Maine.

You left off Gymnastics which I believe is nationally ranked, thought I saw that on FB at least.


the dude10/19/2017 5:55:34 PM

Nationally ranked indeed:


dick maier10/19/2017 6:07:58 PM

Written by Nero's mouthpiece - Stevie the boy wonder!

Dude, share your vast legal experience with Wyman - you are either "raising high" or you aren't. Lots of "shoulds" and "on the rise's" here.

I suggest we wait until the end of the academic year to determine how the athletic dept does in this academic year. Also, all any of us really care about is mens basketball.


maine colonial10/19/2017 6:18:05 PM

Gymnastics is projected to be 15th in the country, according to one gymnastics blog: LINK


bc10/19/2017 8:37:10 PM

Yes, all that's good, but will raisehigh televise midnight madness?  The whole season's ruined if it doesn't.wink


maine colonial10/21/2017 7:00:10 AM

Look here for highlights from last night: LINK


maine colonial10/21/2017 10:05:37 PM

The Men’s Soccer team beat Duquesne today to clinch a spot in the A10 Tournament.


maine colonial10/21/2017 10:09:45 PM

Both Swim/Dive teams dominated Boston College today. 


nj colonial10/21/2017 11:48:00 PM

Got to watch some of the action at Smith Center today, impressive.


maine colonial10/22/2017 8:34:53 AM

Here are the recaps on the swim meet:



maine colonial10/22/2017 4:44:49 PM

The Women’s Soccer team tied Duquesne 0-0 today at the Vern to earn a spot in the A10 Tournament. 

maine colonial10/22/2017 4:55:26 PM

Here’s the RECAP

elj10/22/2017 5:42:22 PM

And the gymnasts are the only A-10 school listed among the ranked teams.  As a guy whose two daughters each captained high school state championship teams and competed in college as well, I've never lost my interest in the sport.


maine colonial10/22/2017 7:09:33 PM

GW Golfer Logan Lowe won the Camden Collegiate Invitational this weekend beating 88 other golfers: LINK

maine colonial10/22/2017 7:21:05 PM

GW’s Men’s Championship Four finished fifth at the Head of the Charles with a time that was significantly better than the neighbor’s 15th place boat. The first place boat from the U.S. Training Center was followed by Cal, BU, Oregon State and then GW:  LINK



maine colonial10/22/2017 9:01:47 PM

GW’s Women’s Sailing team won the MAISA Conference championship for the third time beating their upstream rivals: LINK

maine colonial10/23/2017 5:34:11 AM

Coach Hajj Turner and his family are Raising High in their vegetable garden, which recently won an award.  LINK

maine colonial10/23/2017 9:01:59 AM

Volleyball is the one team that's in a definite rebuilding year with a bunch of young players and a new coach. However, the team seems to be showing improvement and won a set yesterday against Dayton and battled in two other sets. LINK

nerostolemyboyfriend11/14/2017 6:19:26 PM

Fall sports are over and in the books.

I hope the new Prez will be holding Nero accountable for the lousy overall results to start the 2017-2018 school year.

We should be seeing better results.

Maine Colonial, spare us the BS about how great our mens squash team will be this year!


rkelley11/14/2017 11:27:12 PM

Let's be real here, how sad is this. Nobody, and I mean nobody, cares about these sports. They provide nothing in terms of school pride, alumni reunification or revenue. 

This is pathetic, how are you seriously even posting this without feeling absurd? The best things you can say about GW athletics are volleyball, swimming and soccer!?

Both Swimming teams are on the rise as are Golf, Sailing, Tennis, XC and Softball. 

Both Squash teams will be ranked going into their seasons, which are about to begin.

Oh man! Where do I sign up for tickets to the A10 Golf and Squash tournaments!

The only sports that matter in college, if we're honest, are 

1. Football - not at GW at all

2. Men's Basketball - 3 years ago was looking wonderful, but since burned to the ground by incompetent brass. 

------------ HUGE GAP ---------------

3. Women's Basketball -- Looks somewhat promising. Maybe a top-25 team but I barely pay attention until tournament time, same goes for so-called "die hard" women's hoop fans. 

4. Baseball - the team sucks and will continue to suck.

5. Hockey - No idea, presumably sucks. Probably D-III


rkelley11/14/2017 11:28:59 PM

Can Lonergan just apologize and come back? I mean there was never an substantive evidence released, absolutely nothing that would hold up in civil court, so.... 


bigfan11/15/2017 12:20:15 AM

As exciting as the squash is and unlikely as that scenario is, heartily second it.

Save some money on the settlement.


the real dude11/16/2017 6:04:10 PM

Some of our 15 posters don't care that we are A-10 bottom feeders in sports. They are too infatuated with ML and what he's doing with his time these days, how much money it took GW too keep his story quiet, etc.


maine colonial11/17/2017 8:50:48 AM

Alas, the facts tell a different tale...

Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer and Volleyball all earned spots in their respective A10 tournaments.

Men's Soccer finished tied for SECOND out of 14 A10 teams.

Women's Soccer finished FIFTH out of 14 A10 teams.

Volleyball finished tied for FIFTH out of 10 A10 teams.

Men's Cross Country finished THIRD out of 14 A10 teams, its highest finish ever.

Women's Cross Country finished SIXTH out of 14 A10 teams.

Men's Water Polo is among the TOP 22 teams in the country and will likely finish FIRST or SECOND in its Conference this season.

Men's Rowing looks like it will be among the TOP 15 teams in the COUNTRY again this year.

Women's Rowing should move up this year after finshing THIRD out of 9 teams last year.

Coed Sailing placed THIRD out of 15 teams in its conference championship and then NINTH at the Atlantic Coast Championships, their best finish ever.

Women's Sailing finished FIRST at their conference championship out of 16 teams.

Gymnastics is ranked 15th in the Country out of 350 D1 programs and is the best A10 program by far.

Both Men's and Women's Squash teams rank in the Top 11 teams in the Country.

Men's Swimming has a good chance of repeating as Atlantic 10 Champion this year.

Women's Swimming will improve on its SIXTH place finish last year out of 11 A10 teams last year.

I think you can easily see GW is one of the top programs in A10 and is continuing to move up in almost every sport.



gw alum abroad11/17/2017 10:23:43 AM

Over? Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

Volleyball plays tonight in the A10 tourney, so lets close the book when it is time to close the book. 


kdb san diego11/17/2017 10:43:45 AM

Not all think Basketball and Football are all that count.  FWIW, my money has been going to rowing and sailing.  Great kids with no expectation outside of a continued life in that sport outside college and a career in something else.  Suspect many of those sailing and rowing kids end up as major contributors to the Universtiy, and its reputation, just not in the narrow world of ESPN and screaming sports heads. 


maine colonial11/17/2017 7:48:21 PM

You were right GWAA: GW VBall takes down #3 St. Louis to advance!


maine colonial11/17/2017 7:57:38 PM

GWVB tweeted:

For the first time in @Atlantic10 history a six seed has won a match in the A-10 Championship!



the dude11/17/2017 8:13:25 PM

Maine, keep it up, most people dig your posts.  Don't let one sour puss, with wrong facts, throwing a temper tantrum dissuade ya!

Go GW!


elj11/18/2017 5:44:00 PM

RKelley (or Mr. Troll?)

It's educational to know that I and the several other men's AND WOMEN'S basketball followers on this board don't exist.  But of course, your view is the only one that will ever matter.  And incidentally, for what little it may be worth, I've existed for 84 years despite people like you.  Have a nice life, sonny.


maine colonial11/18/2017 9:20:18 PM

GW wins!!! Andrew Mavis puts home the rebound with five seconds left in OT for a 16-15 victory over Fordham. Colonials advance to MAWPC final tomorrow vs. Wagner.

Alas, VBall lost to Dayton so their season is over and the Squash teams both lost to Trinity.



maine colonial11/19/2017 3:02:18 PM

FINAL: GW 8, Wagner 5. Colonials win their first MAWPC title and advance to the NCAA Tournament. #RaiseHigh

3 3:47:06 PM

GW WBB dominates GU 65-54. 


maine colonial11/19/2017 3:51:09 PM

That was ME. 


maine colonial11/19/2017 8:20:13 PM

Here is the recap, box score and highlights from GWWBB's big win over their crosstown rivals: LINK

The second unit got things going after a slow start. After the game, Jen had two of her first-year players--Lex and Neila--at the press conference. They both played well against GU.


gw7311/19/2017 8:27:58 PM

Hey Maine Colonial,


How about that men's basketball team?


You have to be Nero or a relative of his.


maine colonial11/19/2017 8:50:05 PM

The Men's Basketball team is 2-1 in MoJo's second season, which is the same record Karl Hobbs had at the beginning of his second season. MoJo is a game behind Jarvis, who started his second season 3-0 and he's a game ahead of where the last coach, Tom Penders, John Kuester and Gerry Gimelstob were three games into their second seasons.  


newgwfan11/19/2017 9:46:07 PM

Haha Maine.  2-1, those 2 wins are impressive.  Howard and Hampton.  Man, what a coach!  Everything is fine with the program.  Future's bright.  You are delusiounal.  


troll blocker11/19/2017 10:20:05 PM

These posts ripping GW and Maine Colonial are trolling posts. Nobody thinks these things that is a GW fan.  There is no need to respond. Click the little red circle. Block the trolls. 


gw7311/19/2017 10:25:41 PM

Nothing against MoJo, but he has a long way to go before he gets in same senetence with Jarvis.  The lineup Jarvis' second season: Dirkk Surles, Sonni Holland, Nimbo Hammonds, Bill Brigham and Alvin Pearsall. No comparison to this season's stating lineup. Even if you give MoJo benefit of calling this his first season and compare it Jarvis' first season, you lose again.

Jarvis' first season he made the NIT after losing in A-10 championship game. 

Jarvis never had a losing season at GW. I would love to be above .500 this season, but there is no way that is going to happen.

And any GW fan with an ounce of basketball knowledge will take Hobbs' starting lineup his second season (Monroe, Thompson, Pops, Hall and Williams) any day against this season's team.

Finally, please don't comapre MoJo to 1-27 Kuester. That isn't fair to MoJo. Glad to know that is Nero's benchmark of success. 

Maine Colonial -- you need to get off whatever drugs you are taking.




gw7311/19/2017 10:26:43 PM

So no one is allwoed to be critical of Nero?


gw7311/19/2017 10:31:18 PM

And I am not a Lonergan defender. Nero extended Lonergan's contract. AD should be responsible. I am fine with Lonergan gone. But how long does Nero get to blame Lonergan?

Since when does an AD get pick which sports he is responsible for whether they produce winning teams.


maine colonial11/20/2017 7:47:13 AM

I'll let President LeBlanc figure out the future of the athletics program. Meanwhile, I'm rooting for the kids and the coaches to Raise High, which is clearly happening.


gw050911/20/2017 9:00:11 AM


nj colonial11/20/2017 12:01:46 PM

My prediction: easy opening round win for the Harvard of the Potomac, over the George Washington of the Charles!


nj colonial11/20/2017 12:10:43 PM

KDB:  re: crew and sailing - we need to educate and lobby President LeBlanc on the need for a GW boathouse - preferably at the location that was promised to the Colonials by the National Park Service - "Site E" on the Georgetown Waterfront. "Stay Classy, San Diego!"


the mv11/20/2017 12:25:32 PM

Maine Colonial, I am curious as to how you would answer this question.

Let's pretend that practically all GW athletic programs were performing at an average at best to disappointing level, and that this was generally recognizable by most.  Would you:

a) attempt to push the narrative that the program trajectories are pointing in a positive direction and that things are not as bleak as they may seem, whether this was true or not

b) give a great push for those at the higher end of the spectrum while ignoring the poorer performing ones and still conveying that the athletic department is doing an admirable job

c) post winning scores without attempting to make a statement about the athletic department as a whole

d) refrain from posting here about any of the other programs


In simpler terms, if the athletic programs were objectively in bad shape on the whole, how would you handle this here?


bigfan11/20/2017 4:38:15 PM

Probably post more blueprints.

Woke up today wondering what the NCAA water polo brackets were like.

Thanks. This gives us all a head start when everyone fills out their water polo brackets this spring.



dick maier11/20/2017 4:52:13 PM

Wyman, give it a rest and stop being Nero's mouthpiece.

I and others have financially contributed to GW Athletics in the past and demand results from Nero.

Nero will be gone soon enough and our athletics will be left in the bottom of the A-10 (I don't give a hoot about non-A-10 sports like water polo playing in something called the MAWPC).


gw69s and downs11/20/2017 5:41:35 PM

 I get a kick out of you Nero and MC haters.As if is is we had a rich athletic

tradition to uphold and Nero blew it. What a load of crap--Like many on this 

board I've been following our sports for over 50 years.We have had our 

ups and downs for sure--this period we are in is nothing new--and we actually 

may be trending up when it comes to B-ball.We SHOULD have a good team 

in two to three years--if not Mojo may be gone.Nothing new their either.

AD's have come and gone..Nero will move on--he will move up to school

with a better athletic history or he will get fired.



gw6911/20/2017 5:42:39 PM

That was me.

mentzinger11/20/2017 8:57:57 PM

Now where does MoJo rate in terms of GW mens basketball head coaches' first years?


the real dude11/20/2017 9:06:23 PM

GW69 nobody gives a damn what an old retired fart living on social security really thinks. Thank you God for the delete button option!


maine colonial11/20/2017 9:11:31 PM

H’s still tracking ahead of the last coach. 


bigfan11/20/2017 9:12:58 PM

We Raised Low tonight.

maine colonial11/20/2017 9:17:31 PM

Not our finest moment. Live and learn. 


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