UMW Women’s Rugby Team Headed to Nationals

The UMW women's rugby team is headed to the national championships.

The University of Mary Washington women’s rugby team will soon cap off a highly successful 2013-2014 season by competing in the USA Rugby National Championship at Penn State University on April 26 and 27. … [Read more...]

UMW Rugby Players Spend Weekend in Service

Christophe Perdu, a member of the UMW rugby team, painted a railing at Empowerhouse's new location

For members of the University of Mary Washington club rugby team, Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend was all about community service. The players painted porches, spread mulch and cleaned up properties for Empowerhouse, formerly known as the Rappahannock Council on Domestic Violence. The team plans for another service day in April. "UMW Rugby Team Sponsors Annual Service Project" in The Free Lance-Star on Saturday, Jan. 19 Photos by Kimmie Barkley '14 … [Read more...]

Sports and Service Go Hand-in-Hand for UMW Rugby Team

Senior Redmond Manierre helps with the UMW rugby team's service project at Micah Ecumenical Ministries

In the heat of a June afternoon, members of the University of Mary Washington rugby team took a break from summer vacation to give back to the community. Wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the UMW rugby logo, they hoisted large back trash bags from a pick-up truck two or three at a time and delivered them to Micah Ecumenical Ministries in downtown Fredericksburg. Misty Lozano of Micah Ecumenical Ministries accepted the bags – full of donated clothing for those the non-profit organization helps – with a smile and hugs for the UMW students. “You are incredible,” she said. “Thank you!” For the rugby players, the donation was just one small way to make a difference to their community. “I found an overwhelming sense that people wanted to help and they really wanted to do as much good as they could,” said senior Redmond Manierre. The 60- to 70-member club team, known as the “Mothers” after the university’s namesake, emphasizes volunteering and service, as evident in … [Read more...]