Erin Keaveney



Equestrian team bucks up with new barn and a fresh outlook

The American University club equestrian team is ponying up for a makeover, making moves to alter the program including hiring a new trainer and finding a new barn to hang their horseshoes next season. The team, which has trained in Maryland since its creation in 2003, has elected to move from its previous facility at Clay Hill Stables in Springdale to Windcrest Farms in Clarksburg, where it hopes improved training conditions and more personal attention will help raise the team's level of competition.


April means sports have sprung around the District

Spring has finally arrived, bringing opportunity to get outside and get active. From Opening Day at RFK to the National Cherry Blossom Festival, D.C. is entering its prime season for sports enthusiasts. The sports page has compiled a list of upcoming events in the area to help all of you shake off your winter blues and get into the springtime spirit.


New AD hopes to boost athletics through students

Last Thursday, American University ended its nearly six-month national search and named Keith Gill, senior associate athletics director at the University of Oklahoma, its new director of athletics and recreation. Gill, whose newly-appointed position becomes effective June 1, will replace former AU director of athletics Dr.


Lacrosse drops Colgate in Patriot League opener

Marking its fourth consecutive win, the American University women's lacrosse team took its Patriot League opener at home on Saturday with a 15-10 victory over Colgate. The Eagles flew onto the field with a dominating presence in the opening minutes of the game, scoring the first two goals of the half with free position shots by senior Caithlin Gorman and junior Jackie Lane.


Grounded wrestling champ brings AU to new heights

In a city where politics reign supreme and the local sports teams are plagued by mediocrity, Josh Glenn is an anomaly. The American University junior made school history last weekend in Auburn Hills, Mich., when he won the NCAA wrestling title in the 197-pound weight class, becoming the first AU athlete in 40 years to take home a national title.


Women's lacrosse loses 2nd straight, falling to GMU 15-9 on the road

Multiple turnovers and deficient shooting plagued the American University women's lacrosse team en route to a 15-9 loss at George Mason on Thursday afternoon, marking the Eagles' second consecutive loss and dropping them to 1-2 on the season. American found themselves in an early hole in the first half, as George Mason was able to score first and then go on a short run at the 20-minute mark, scoring three goals in just over two minutes to put the score at 4-1.


Towson drops lacrosse 17-7 in season's 1st loss

Despite a late run in the second half, the American University women's lacrosse team lost at Towson on Monday afternoon, falling 17-7 in recording their first loss of the season. Towson was able to strike first and stay ahead, going on a 4-0 run to start out the first half.


Lax takes first season opener since 2002

In their first season-opening victory since 2002, the AU women's lacrosse team defeated Davidson on Saturday, 9-5, at Maryland's Women's Lacrosse Complex. The Eagles began the first game of the 2007 season in an early hole, when Davidson's Cheli Bleda scored just under two minutes into the first half.


Wrestling's Cannon holds it down at AU

Making the transition from a high school mat to one of the top Division I college wrestling programs on the East Coast would intimidate even the most talented freshman recruit. But rather than getting pinned under pressure, AU's Mike Cannon was able to take on the challenge.

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