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Then-redshirt junior Tyler Cavanaugh signals to the crowd after draining a three-point basket in GW's win against SDSU in the 2016 NIT. Cavanaugh was named to the 2016-2017 Preseason All-Conference First Team Tuesday. Dan Rich | Contributing Photo Editor

Then-redshirt junior Tyler Cavanaugh signals to the crowd after draining a three-point basket in GW’s win against SDSU in the 2016 NIT. Cavanaugh was named to the 2016-2017 Preseason All-Conference First Team Tuesday. Dan Rich | Contributing Photo Editor

Updated: Oct. 21, 2016 at 3:36 p.m.

Men’s basketball has been picked to finish eighth in the 2016-2017 Atlantic 10 Preseason Poll , the league announced Tuesday.

Graduate student forward Tyler Cavanaugh – who led GW in scoring with 16.8 points per game last season – was also named to the Preseason All-Conference First Team, alongside Davidson’s Jack Gibbs, Dayton’s Charles Cooke, Richmond’s T.J. Cline and St. Bonaventure’s Jaylen Adams.

The 6-foot-9-inch 2016 NIT Most Outstanding Player is the first Colonial to receive the honor since Patricio Garino in 2014-2015.

“[Cavanaugh] is a tremendous player, a tremendous talent and a unique combination of really being good in the post and really being good on the perimeter,” interim head coach Maurice Joseph told A-10 Live’s Chris DiSano Tuesday. “Having a guy like him in your program is vital.”

The Colonials received 195 points in this year’s poll, finishing one spot ahead of 2016 A-10 Champion Saint Joseph’s and one behind La Salle. Dayton narrowly edged projected second-place finisher Rhode Island as the favorite to win the A-10 for the second straight year. 

The eighth-place selection comes one year after GW was picked to finish fourth in the conference. The team’s 28-10 overall and 11-7 A-10 record in 2015-2016 was good for a fifth-place finish, but a quarterfinal loss to Saint Joseph’s in the A-10 Tournament thwarted its hopes of reaching the NCAA Tournament.

GW lost seven players from its 2016 NIT Championship roster this offseason, including four of its top-six scorers in Garino, Kevin Larsen, Joe McDonald and Alex Mitola who all graduated last spring. Juniors Paul Jorgensen, Anthony Swan and Matt Cimino transferred out of the program.

However, the team welcomes seven newcomers – six freshmen and graduate student transfer Patrick Steeves – this fall.

The group will be led by Joseph, who was recently named interim head coach following the dismissal of former head coach Mike Lonergan in mid-September.

“I like to play up-tempo,” Joseph said Tuesday. “I’ve been fortunate to be coached by some tremendous defensive coaches…so I’ve always had a tremendous understanding of defensive schemes. We’re going to guard, we’re going to rebound, we’re going to play up-tempo offensively. We’re going to try to play fast, play free, play loose and have some fun with it.”

The Colonials will host an exhibition against Bowie State on Nov. 5, and officially begin their season on Nov. 11 at home against Maryland Eastern-Shore.

A-10 play will begin on Dec. 30 and conclude with the 2017 A-10 Championship scheduled for March 8–12 at Pittsburgh’s PPG PAINTS Arena. 

“There’s just a handful of things that makes the A-10 a very difficult conference to compete in, but that also makes it fun, ” Joseph said. “That’s what you want to college for, to compete at a high level in packed gyms against talented teams and coaches and I think our league really encompasses all of that.”

2016-2017 A-10 Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll

  1. Dayton (16 first-place votes): 374
  2. Rhode Island (12): 370
  3. VCU: 340
  4. Davidson: 302
  5. St. Bonaventure: 246
  6. Richmond: 236
  7. La Salle: 234
  8. GW: 195
  9. Saint Joseph’s: 161
  10. Massachusetts: 147
  11. Fordham: 124
  12. George Mason: 83
  13. Duquesne: 73
  14. Saint Louis: 55
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Senior MacKenzie Cowley dribbles the ball around a Richmond defender during the women's soccer game on Sunday. Cowley scored her team-high ninth goal of the season against the Spiders. Sam Hardgrove | Assistant Photo Editor

Senior MacKenzie Cowley dribbles the ball around a Richmond defender during the women’s soccer game on Sunday. Cowley scored her team-high ninth goal of the season against the Spiders. Sam Hardgrove | Assistant Photo Editor

Updated: Oct. 16, 2016 at 10:54 p.m.

This post was written by Hatchet staff writer Marty Fenn.

After women’s soccer honored the alumni from their 1996 NCAA Tournament team Sunday afternoon, the 2016 squad made their own statement by overpowering Richmond 2–1 with a dazzling offensive display.

The Colonials (10–4–1, 4-1-1 A-10) dominated play in the middle of the field, utilizing a variety of link-ups and touch-and-go passes to spring senior forward MacKenzie Cowley and the midfielders on the wings.  

Cowley notched her ninth goal of the year, and sophomore defender Dani Frese found the back of the net for her first points of the year.  Junior forward Brittany Cooper was particularly strong on the ball, shrugging off defenders and making passes to the wide areas.

Cooper found an opening in the 21st minute, muscling past a Richmond defender and firing a shot on net. She was unable to beat the keeper, but the Colonials continued to pepper the offensive third with constant possession and chances on goal leading up to Cowley’s goal in the 36th minute.

Freshman midfielder Deena DeSilva held the ball in the middle until playing a deft pass to senior midfielder Lina Proska, who pivoted and found Cowley alone in the center of the box.  Cowley controlled the pass and squared up before skillfully using the outside of her foot to send the ball into the bottom right corner of the net.

“The goalie was taking away the far post, so I wanted to go near [post],” Cowley said.  “I couldn’t really get my leg around the ball so I just decided to chip it around and it worked out.”

The Colonials continued to press as the half wore on, building possession offensively and spacing the Richmond defenders out wide. The back line of the Colonials held the ball in until the midfielders showed to the ball. Such was evident in the buildup to the second goal, which translated from defense to offense in a flash.

Frese began the move, keeping possession until stretching the field with a long pass to redshirt junior Erin Boudreau, who switched the play back to senior defender Kate Elson.

Freshman forward Annie Pierce then played a give-and-go with Elson on the right edge of the box before flicking a deflection over the top of two Richmond defenders.  

Frese ran onto the ball all the way from her right back position, calmly slotting the ball into the bottom left corner. It was a true team goal that defined GW’s offensive possession all game.

“[Richmond] is the kind of team that plays man-to-man,” Proska said.  “It gives us the opportunity to drag defenders out and play the ball up to Kenz and then we can do one-twos and attack them there.”

The Spiders (7–7–1, 2–4–0 A-10)  pressed the Colonials for the entirety of the second half and found their way onto the scoreboard in the 90th minute.

However, it wasn’t enough, as GW’s defensive shape held up to give the Colonials their third straight conference victory.

GW could be dealt a potential setback on the defensive line, as Frese was forced to leave the game after taking a deflection off the face. Should she have to miss time, the rest of the women’s squad will have to step it up to close out the season strong.

While the Colonials have dominated at home (7–1–0), they have struggled on the road (3–3–1) – something Barnes is hoping to change as the Colonials play two of their final four games away. 

“We have to go in with a very ‘workman’ type of attitude and be very focused on execution,” Barnes said. “If we can do that, then I think those games will be very much in our hands.”

GW will travel to the Bronx to face Fordham on Thursday before returning home next Sunday to host George Mason.

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This post was written by Hatchet reporter Barbara Alberts.

Men’s soccer defended its home turf Saturday afternoon in a definitive 3-0 win against Saint Joseph’s, the largest margin of victory for the team this season.

While the Colonials (7-3-5, 2-1-2 A-10) defense is the best in the Atlantic 10 with a league-leading .66 goals against average, it was the offense who stepped up and gave the team their second A-10 victory this season, ensuring the Colonials remain undefeated at home this season.

Senior midfielder Garrett Heine contributed two goals in the game, a repeat performance of his double-scoring game Wednesday against George Mason University.

“It was a solid, very, very good team performance,” head coach Craig Jones said.  “We picked up where we left off with Wednesday night’s performance.”    

GW scored its first goal six minutes into the game after a cross from junior midfielder Oliver Curry was redirected by the head of junior forward Christian Lawal and found the foot of Heine, who tapped the ball into an open net, giving the Colonials the early lead.

The Colonials’ midfield played what seemed to be their best passing game to date, connecting pass after pass around the Hawks (6-7-1, 3-2-0 A-10) and possessing the ball with confidence.

“[We] controlled the game possession-wise for long periods,” Jones said.

The second half of the game ushered in a hot GW offense, with Curry netting his third goal this season, lacing in a powerful driving shot into the back left of the net off a deflected header from sophomore forward Dylan Lightbourn in the 65th minute of the game.    

The game was a physical feat as well, with a total of 31 fouls doled out between the teams.

After a yellow card was given to Saint Joseph’s, Heine scored the third and final goal of the game on a free kick from just outside the right of the 18-yard box, driving the ball into the far left corner of the net with 14 minutes left in the game, the cherry on top of an offensively dominant game.

Heine now solely leads the team with the most goals scored with six this season.

“3-0 wins back-to-back, it’s exactly what we want to do,” Heine said.

The backline was as composed as ever, brilliantly thwarting the Hawks offense and giving the Colonials their eighth clean sheet of the season, tying the program record.    

Sophomore goalkeeper Thor Arne Hofs—who has minded the net for all eight clean sheets—contributed four saves in the game.

“It doesn’t get better than that,” senior defender Sam Summerlin said.

The alumni-studded crowd added to the high energy of the game.

“It’s great, when we get these kinds of crowds and there’s tons of people.  It helps because you feel the atmosphere and get really excited when everyone else watching is pumped for you,” Summerlin said.

The Colonials kick off a two-game road trip on Wednesday when they take on St. Bonaventure in New York.  With momentum on their side, the Colonials look to continue capitalizing on their opportunities on the field.

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Junior Yuta Watanabe won this year's dunk contest at Colonials Madness. Dan Rich | Photo Editor

Junior Yuta Watanabe won this year’s dunk contest at Colonials Madness. Dan Rich | Photo Editor

With 28 days remaining before the basketball season official begins, Colonials Madness showcased new players, highflying dunkers and a dancing coach.

On Friday night, both the men’s and women’s basketball programs welcomed parents, students and fans to the Smith Center and introduced them to the Colonials’ 2016-2017 rosters during the annual parents’ weekend event – which used to be titled Colonials Invasion.

“[Colonial Madness] went great. It was a very, very nicely done event,” women’s basketball head coach Jennifer Rizzotti said. “These kind of events are for the students. Our student athletes, the cheerleaders, the spirit team and of course the student body here. GW seems to be excited about our upcoming season of athletics.”

To start the night, several student groups, including the First Ladies dance team, GW Cheer and The Colonial Army pumped up the crowd.

The reigning Atlantic 10 champion women’s basketball team off the event, revealing a similar roster to last year’s 26–7 lineup.

They return A-10 All-Conference first teamer senior Caira Washington, as well as senior starters Shannon Cranshaw and Hannah Schaible.

The Colonials also introduced the team’s three new faces. Graduate student Lexi Martins, freshman Kendall Bresee and freshman Harper Birdsong all join the team.

“I’m really excited about our three newcomers. Obviously Lexi has college experience and I think she will add a lot to our post position,” Rizzotti said. “Kendall and Harper, both as freshman, have a lot to learn but I have seen some really good flashes out of both of them so it is just a matter of them continuing to adjust.”

Rizzotti closed out the women’s introductions showing off some of her own dance moves. Her rendition of the moonwalk and the worm received a standing ovation from her team and the crowd.

Then men’s basketball took the court. Familiar faces like senior Tyler Cavanaugh and junior Yuta Watanabe highlighted the roster. But the squad also has seven new faces.

The Colonials will have to look to graduate student Patrick Steeves and the six freshmen to become impact players if they are going to complete interim head coach Maurice Joseph’s goal of hanging another banner in the rafters.

In his sixth year with the team, Joseph takes on a new role in the program. After the departure of former head coach Mike Lonergan in mid-September, GW named Joseph as the interim head coach.

“It is a lot to go through, especially as a young team. But it has been great,” Cavanaugh said. ” Since Mojo got the job, all of the assistants are working together, we have had great practices and we are moving forward because we have got to get ready for a tough schedule.”

Four fans came to the court to go head-to-head against players. The team of freshman Colin Smith, sophomore Kelsi Mahoney, Martins and two GW fans took home the victory in the skills challenge.

The last — and most anticipated — event of the night was the dunk contest. Senior Matt Hart, freshman Justin Williams and Watanabe competed for the highest score on their dunks.

Despite a late and possibly illegal entrance to the competition by Smith, Watanabe won over the fans and came out on top.

In less than a month, the men are set to host Bowie State in an exhibition game on Nov. 5 before both Colonials squads officially open their seasons Nov. 11.

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This post was written by Hatchet reporter Libby Schiller.

Coming off a 2-0 win at Massachusetts Sunday, the Colonials were looking to string together two consecutive wins for the first time since early September in Thursday afternoon’s match against visiting VCU.

Redshirt freshman defender Megan McCormick’s lone goal in the 94th minute helped GW (9-4-1, 3-1-1 A-10) do just that in a hard-fought 1-0 overtime victory – its third in Atlantic 10 play.

Though the game was scoreless through both halves, the pressure was high. From the get-go, both GW and VCU were able to work the ball up the field, but could not finish on countless opportunities.

With 11 shots on goal, but none in the net, the Colonials were challenged to maintain composure throughout the game and prevent the Rams (6-7-1, 2-3-0 A-10) from scoring.

“Sometimes our team struggles with being under high pressure, so it is key for us to make sure we are reminding each other to stay calm and stay composed,” senior forward MacKenzie Cowley said.

The calm and composed Colonials had many quality chances to score, but could not get it passed VCU keeper Audrey Sanderson, who finished with four saves. But the Rams could not get passed the Colonials’ net-minder either.

Goalkeeper Miranda Horn, a redshirt junior, recorded five saves on the day. Horn was also able to help transition the ball up to her teammates so they could bring it up the field and relied on her teammates to keep the strong VCU offense from scoring.

“I think on transition [my teammates] did a very good job holding [VCU] up, so that the shots I had to face, I was able to deal with,” Horn said. “And they blocked a couple of shots, too.”

After 90 minutes, the match remained scoreless and the Colonials knew they had to take action.

“Right before overtime we kind of just talked about putting the game away,” McCormick said.

In overtime, the Colonials acted fast and took control. They dominated offensively and forced a corner five minutes into overtime. The corner was crossed over the box, headed by Cowley, deflected off the hand of the VCU goalie, and put into the net by McCormick.

The game-winner – which came in the sixth minute of overtime – was the first goal of McCormick’s collegiate career.

“We were focused on getting a corner and getting a goal in the first five,” McCormick said. “We executed it really well so, we are happy with the outcome.”

The one-goal decision also marked GW’s seventh total shutout this fall – tied for most in the A-10.

GW looks for its third straight conference win when they host the Fordham Rams on Sunday at home. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.

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This post was written by Hatchet reporter Agam Mittal. 

After conceding a combined three goals in their last two games, the Colonials netted three goals of their own in a convincing shutout road victory over George Mason Wednesday night. 

Men’s soccer (6-3-5, 1-1-2 A-10) recorded its league-leading seventh clean sheet of the year en route to its first conference win of the season. Entering Wednesday’s contest, the Colonials had just two draws and one loss in Atlantic-10 play.

“We had a lot on the line today,” senior forward Garrett Heine said. “I’m a senior, and we had two points after three games – that’s not putting us in the A-10 tournament…We felt like our backs were against the wall, we played with no fear and we went out there and got the win.”

GW snapped out of a recent offensive funk with two goals from Heine and another from junior midfielder Oliver Curry, all in the first half. Heine now has four goals on the season, tied for most on the team with sophomore forward Dylan Lightbourn. The San Diego native also leads the A-10 with five assists on the year.

Curry netted the Colonials’ first goal in the 22nd minute off a cross from Heine from the right post. Curry volleyed the ball to the far post and easily got the ball past George Mason’s senior goalkeeper Steffen Kraus. The goal was Curry’s second of the season.

“Garrett [Heine] always tells me to get onto the second post and I did for once, and I got it in with my left foot,” Curry said. “I’m just glad it went in.”

Heine quickly followed in the 24th minute with a rocket of a shot into the bottom left corner of the goal from the top-right of the 18-yard box. Redshirt senior Oliver de Thier was credited with his third assist on the year, tied for second-most on the team.

In the 35th minute, senior defender Tobi Adewole found Heine on a deep clear. Heine beat Kraus and netted his second goal of the night off a bounce into the top of the net from five yards out.

“I watched a lot of tape and noticed that we missed a lot of chances last week,” Heine said. “Today, I was feeling it and I knew I needed to produce, so I came out with a lot of aggression and a lot of passion. I was glad to put it away.”

The Colonials were once again strong defensively, requiring only one save from sophomore goalkeeper Thor Arne Höfs, who ranks eighth in the nation with a 0.857 save percentage. Höfs is tied for first in the A-10 with seven shutouts.

GW was able to preserve the clean sheet throughout a back-and-forth second half in which the Patriots were much more aggressive on offense. The Patriots attempted eight shots but had only one shot on goal, as GW’s back four thwarted a number of set pieces.

“The defense has played well all season, and some of our losses could have gone either way,” head coach Craig Jones said. “As good as we were offensively today, it’s just as important that our defense tonight kept a clean sheet. Just a very, very good team performance all around.”

The Colonials will be looking to build on Wednesday’s offensive performance when they host a strong Saint Joseph’s (6-6-1, 3-1-0 A-10) squad on Saturday at 2 p.m.

“We’re going to be playing a team that’s hot,” Jones said. “If we look for the same kind of intensity and performance that we had tonight, we’re going to have a good chance to win.”

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Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 8:32 p.m.

Billy Martin named head coach of sailing program

After leading the University of Pennsylvania program for the past two years, Billy Martin has been named head coach of GW’s sailing program, Athletic Director Patrick Nero announced in a release Wednesday.

“Billy comes from an outstanding academic school so his understanding of the ideals of the student-athlete experience make him a strong fit at GW,” Nero said in the release. “Not only will he be able to mentor our student-athletes in their life pursuits beyond GW, but he’s demonstrated an excellent ability to get the most out of a team in competition.”

While at UPenn, Martin led the Quakers to the 2016 Intercollegiate Sailing Association co-ed national finals, where the team finished with its best result in team history, 16th overall and one position ahead of GW.

Martin takes over a Colonials squad that has recorded top-half finishes in all of five of its events this fall, including a first-place finish in the Boehringer Memorial Regatta on Sept. 11. 

“The [GW] Sailing Team has seen massive expansion, growth and success the past few years,” Martin said in the release. “I’m extremely excited to join the university and student-athletes in continuing this growth, and look forward to contributing to this successful program.”

Before his coaching career, Martin was a talented skipper for Boston University from 2006 to 2010. He continues to sail at a high level, recording a third-place finish at the 2015 Lightning World Championship.

This move comes just over three months after former head coach John Pearce departed the program to join US Sailing as the Youth Development Director.

Next weekend, both men’s and women’s teams will travel to Annapolis to compete in the MAISA Men’s Singlehanded Carl Van Duyne Trophy and the Navy Fall Women’s Interconference.

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This post was written by Hatchet reporter Barbara Alberts.

Defending an undefeated record at home, the Colonials ended 110 minutes of play Wednesday afternoon in a 2-2 double-overtime draw against VCU in their second conference game of the season.

While GW remained unbeaten at the Mount Vernon Campus in 2016, head coach Craig Jones said the match was an unusual one for a defense that has usually been rock-solid this fall.

“We gave two goals away on set plays and I don’t think we have all season so that was a little uncharacteristic,” Jones said.  “Maybe it’s a good wake-up call for us in the remaining games in the A-10.”

The contest marked the first meeting between the two sides since then-No. 8 seed VCU upset the first-seeded Colonials in round one of the 2015 Atlantic 10 Championship last November.

The Colonials (5–2–4, 0–0–2 A-10) nabbed an early lead 10 minutes into the game when senior midfielder Garrett Heine put a rocket of a shot into the bottom right corner of the net off a free kick just outside the 18-yard box. 

A diving save made by sophomore goalkeeper Thor Arne Hofs robbed VCU (3–5–2, 1–0–0 A-10) of their first goal 22 minutes into the game, one of five total stops Hofs would make on the day.

Tensions ran high between the teams as each failed to gain consistent momentum. The first half ended with four yellow cards, three of which were assessed to GW players.

The second half ushered in what seemed to be a whole new game, with the Rams coming out of halftime with a more controlled game.

VCU’s equalizing goal came in the 57th minute off a free kick, when a scramble in the penalty box resulted in redshirt senior midfielder Dakota Barnathan poking the ball low in the net.

Less than 15 minutes later, a header off a corner kick by redshirt junior Francesco Amorosino gave the visitors their first lead of the game, but it didn’t take long for the Colonials to answer back.

Sophomore forward Dylan Lightbourn scored the equalizer from a header off a corner kick by freshman midfielder George Dise, a near carbon copy of his game-winner against Navy on Sept. 11.

Lightbourn now leads the Colonials’ offense with a team-best four goals on the season.

The Colonials were unable to capitalize on any opportunities in overtime, with another header from Lightbourn just missing the net.

 A flurry of shots in the last minute of the game gave GW its closest shot at the lead, but the Colonials were unable to find the go-ahead and the game ended in a stalemate.

Wednesday’s decision marked the fifth overtime game for the Colonials this season. All five have resulted in draws.

“I’m getting a little sick of these ties,” senior midfielder Oliver De Thier said.

Despite the non-win, De Thier – who was named A-10 Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his game-winning goal against St. Francis Brooklyn on September 28 – was proud of his team’s resilience Wednesday.

“I think it showed a lot of character coming back [from being down], digging deep when we were tired already having played a 110-minute game last Saturday [against Fordham].  It was good for our team,” he said.

The Colonials travel to Pittsburgh on Saturday to take on Duquesne at 7 p.m., still in search of their first conference win and their seventh clean sheet.

“Our goal every game is to keep a shutout.  We didn’t do that today but it’s a goal every game,” senior defender Tobi Adewole said.  “Mentality is just keep up the high pressure that we usually play, get goals, keep a clean sheet, be aggressive.”   

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Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 12:17 a.m.

Scott to take A.D. position at Morgan State

Updated: Oct. 5, 2016 at 8:46 p.m.

Senior Associate Athletic Director Ed Scott has been named Athletic Director of Morgan State University, the school announced Tuesday.

“I am pleased to welcome Ed Scott to his new home at Morgan State,” Morgan State President David Wilson said in a release. “He has proven himself successful with athletic programs very similar to Morgan’s, and, although we know there are some challenging days ahead, we also know that he is prepared to take the helm of this program and move us toward a better future.”

Scott replaces former Morgan State A.D. Floyd Kerr, who retired in June, and begins his new duties on Nov. 7.

Hired by Athletic Director Patrick Nero in October of 2015, Scott served as the sport administrator for men’s basketball and lacrosse for one year, “overseeing NCAA compliance, educational services, community and career services, student-athlete discipline and welfare, along with diversity and inclusion efforts,” according to

The announcement of Scott’s hiring at Morgan State comes more than two weeks after GW dismissed former men’s basketball head coach Mike Lonergan after a probe into verbal and emotional abuse allegations.

People within the men’s basketball program said Scott also traveled with the team and attended practices during the 2015-16 season, according to a July Washington Post report that prompted the investigation into Lonergan’s behavior.

Before coming to Foggy Bottom, Scott served as Senior Associate Director of Athletics & Divisional Diversity Officer at Binghamton University.

“I am honored and humbled to join Morgan State University as its new director of athletics,” Scott said in the release. “My wife, Tara, and I are excited to join the MSU family and for the opportunity to partner with the Baltimore community to make a positive impact on the lives of scholar-athletes at Morgan.”

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This post was written by Hatchet reporter Agam Mittal. 

Redshirt senior Oliver De Thier has been named Atlantic 10 Men’s Soccer Co-Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon.

The midfielder shares the award with Saint Joseph’s junior Matt Crawford on the heels of an undefeated week for the Colonials.

De Thier has netted two goals this season, including the game-winner in GW’s a 2-1 victory over St. Francis Brooklyn last Wednesday.

The Great Falls, Va. played every minute of Saturday’s 0–0 double-overtime draw with Fordham and has logged 175 minutes over the Colonials’ last two contests en route to his first career conference honor.

De Thier has played in all 11 games for the Colonials and is second on the team with two assists on the year, behind only senior Garrett Heine (4).

GW (5-2-4, 0-0-1 A-10) hosts VCU (3-5-2, 1-0-0 A-10) at home this Wednesday at 2 p.m.

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