The Weekly Ringer

The University of Mary Washington Student Newspaper

UMW club sports offer opportunities for everyone

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Uniformed baseball players huddle together to bump fists and gloves.

Club baseball members convene to fist bump each other. | Photo courtesy of Leah Wolfson.



Club sports at Mary Washington are a great way for students who have little to no experience to learn how to play a new sport, as they require no prior experience to join the team. Furthermore, for students who already have experience, club teams provide a less rigorous practice and game schedule so that students can balance their commitment to the team with their academics and other extracurriculars.

Club sports are student-run, which allows students to be in leadership positions on the team. Players who want to get more involved in the team can work to be elected to these roles, thus adopting more responsibility to the background functions of the team, such as working with Campus Recreation to organize practices, contacting other schools to play against and leading practices to improve the player’s skills. 

On Oct. 3 from 4-6 p.m. outside of Goolrick Hall, Campus Recreation will be hosting Recfest where club sports will be able to recruit new members and students will be able to pursue club sports that they’re interested in.

The UMW women's club volleyball poses for a team photo on the court.

Women’s Club Volleyball 

Women’s club volleyball practices three times a week in Goolrick Hall. The team competes during the fall and spring semesters. 

Practices: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6–7:30 p.m. 

Women’s club volleyball poses for a team photo in their uniforms. | Photo courtesy of Donald Becht.