UWF: An everything school 


Darby Drapeau, Staff Writer

This past weekend, UWF athletics showed out on all platforms. This upcoming weekend, they are hoping to conquer even more. 

On Nov. 13, our football team faced off against Valdosta State University (9-1) in one of the most heated games of the season. Our team walked away with a 61-42 win and our program’s first-ever GSC championship title. This game helped push us into the playoffs, which we will be hosting for the first time in school history.

“It was awesome to be able to win the GSC championship for the first time in our program’s history this past Saturday,” quarterback Austin Reed said. “Winning a big game as we did against Valdosta was truly special and to do it in front of our fans at home made it even better.” 

For the first round of playoffs, we will be facing Newberry College (9-2) from South Carolina this Saturday, Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. at our beloved Blue Wahoos Stadium.

On Nov. 14, our men’s soccer team (12-3-3) faced off against Lee University (13-5-1) and walked off with a 2-1 win. After eight years of hard work, our men’s team was able to bring the GSC championship title back home to the panhandle. 

“This game was something we were all working for since 2019, especially the seniors who have wanted this for years,” said forward Owen Hawkins. “When the buzzer rang, we were all electric, we were finally conference champions.”

Our men’s team earned the number three seed and will play the number six seed, Chowan University (13-3-1) in the NCAA tournament this Sunday, Nov. 21 at noon on our very own UWF soccer complex.

UWF Women’s volleyball (31-1) brought home another major win against Auburn Montgomery (17-13) this past weekend. The 3-0 win helped earn our number one seed for the upcoming GSC tournament. 

Our women’s team will enter the tournament with three GSC awarded players: Veresia Yon who was named GSC Player of the Year, Taylor Vaneekeren who was voted Setter of the Year and Ashton Marshall who received Libero of the Year. Melissa Wolter was also awarded GSC Coach of the Year.

UWF will host the GSC tournament, which starts this Saturday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. It has not yet been determined who the women’s team will be facing, but we are hoping they will be no match for our stacked roster.

Our men’s and women’s basketball teams will also have games this weekend on Sunday, Nov. 21. The men’s basketball team (3-0) competes against Albany State (3-8) at 4 p.m. and the women’s basketball team (1-1) competes against Spring Hill (0-3) at 6 p.m. Both games will be held in the UWF Field House.

Regardless of what kind of sports fan you are, UWF has you covered this weekend. Secure yourself a ticket, grab a seat and help cheer on your Argonauts to victory.