Hoyas limp into Big East
After stumbling to a 21-9 (9-7 Big East) season record following a promising start, the Georgetown women’s basketball team is preparing to head up to Hartford, Conn. for the Big East Tournament. With a first-round bye, the Hoyas will look to get back on track in their first game at the XL Center on Saturday.
Upperclassmen give Sugar support down low
For the Georgetown women’s basketball team, star guard Sugar Rodgers has been the unquestioned key to their success. However, the No. 17 Hoyas (20-6, 8-4 Big East) must also give credit to their bigger, more experienced players—Monica McNutt, Tia Magee, and Adria Crawford—for their triumphs this season.
Tennis set to open season
With the fall season long over, the Georgetown men’s and women’s tennis teams are eagerly anticipating their upcoming season. During the past few months, head coach Gordie Ernst has had both the men and women play in tournaments to prepare for the main part of the schedule and improve their results after last year.
What Rocks: Chris Kinney
Senior and two-time All-American Chris Kinney began his last season on the Hilltop hot off the blocks, winning the men’s 60-meter hurdles at the Navy Invitational on Dec. 5. “Being the first race of the year, I was naturally excited,” Kinney said. “Up until the gun, my entire focus was just to race.”
What Rocks: Charlie Buckingham
For senior Charlie Buckingham, the fourth time’s a charm. Having spent four years sailing on the Hilltop, the senior won the elusive ICSA Men’s Singlehanded National Championship in his final attempt, during the weekend of Nov. 5-7. “His first three years he did [qualify], he was close: He was one of the favored.
Hoyas look to defend newfound success
After exceeding all expectations last season and earning the program’s first NCAA tournament berth in 17 years, the Georgetown women’s basketball team knows that it has raised the bar for the upcoming season. The Hoyas had some memorable wins last year, including one against then-No. 4 Notre Dame, but this time around they hope their success will extend deeper into March.
Soccer earns spot in tourney
This week, the Georgetown women’s soccer team concluded their four-game road trip with three wins, clinching not only a spot in the Big East tournament, but a bye to the quarterfinals. Before they get there the Hoyas will face a couple tough end-of-the-season challenges.