The Georgetown football team hosted the annual Blue-Gray spring scrimmage Saturday afternoon at the Multi-Sport Facility. Due to injuries, the team was unable to split into two separate teams as Head Coach Kevin Kelly had hoped. Instead, the Hoyas split up into offense and defense for the scrimmage, which lasted just over an hour. The scrimmage marked the last day of practice for the Hoyas before they break until camp in August. It was an evenly matched scrimmage, with the defense making some big stops at times and the offense breaking some long runs.

Following the scrimmage, Kelly announced sophomore offensive lineman Dan Matheny and junior defensive end Nicholas Umar as the captains for next season. Umar was presented with a No. 35 jersey at the team’s banquet in February.

The No. 35 jersey was worn by the late Hoya football player Joe Eacobacci, who died in the September 11 terrorist attacks. The Joe Eacobacci No. 35 Memorial Jersey has been presented annually since 2003 to the player who displays dedication and commitment to the Georgetown community and the football program. Previous winners include all-American defensive end Michael Ononibaku in 2004 and 2005, current Redskin Alex Buzbee in 2006, and senior Steven Smith this past season.

Georgetown’s home opener is on September 27 against Holy Cross.


Georgetown’s men and women’s crew teams took part in the 21st annual George Washington Invitational this past weekend. The teams finished third in the combined standings with a score of 108. The men finished third in the men’s division with a score of 78, while the women finished in sixth place with a score of 30.

The women’s open-weight eight started the weekend with two wins before dropping their third and final race of the weekend, which was won by Iowa. The Hawkeyes had a score of 6:27.3, while the Hoyas finished in 6:37.9.

The men won their first race on Saturday and finished second in their last race on Saturday.

Next up for the Georgetown women are trips to Princeton for the lightweight women and Navy for the open-weight boat next Saturday. The men will host Holy Cross at home Saturday.

– Ryan Travers

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