Fri Aug 23
4:00 PM
Ferrum
vs. Mary Baldwin
Preseason Scrimmage
Fri Aug 30
3:30 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite Route 42 Classic
Fri Aug 30
5:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Sweet Briar
Fri Aug 30
7:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Shenandoah
Fri Aug 30
7:30 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Catholic
@ Eastern Mennonite Route 42 Classic
Sat Aug 31
10:00 AM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Bryn Mawr
@ Eastern Mennonite Route 42 Classic
Sat Aug 31
2:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Wilson
@ Eastern Mennonite Route 42 Classic
Wed Sep 04
5:00 PM
Hollins
vs. Mary Baldwin
Wed Sep 04
7:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Hampden-Sydney
Wed Sep 04
7:00 PM
Hollins
vs. Mary Baldwin
Fri Sep 06
12:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Ferrum
@ Salem, Va. Maroon Classic
Fri Sep 06
4:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Roanoke
Maroon Classic
Sat Sep 07
4:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Va. Wesleyan
Sat Sep 07
5:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Randolph
@ Roanoke Maroon Classic
Sat Sep 07
7:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Wesley
Sat Sep 07
7:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Hollins
@ Salem, VA 2019 Maroon Classic
Wed Sep 11
4:00 PM
Wilson
vs. Mary Baldwin
Wed Sep 11
4:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Thu Sep 12
7:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at East. Mennonite
Fri Sep 13
6:00 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Mary Baldwin
Sat Sep 14
1:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
at Notre Dame (Md.)
Sat Sep 14
1:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Mary Baldwin
Sun Sep 15
1:00 PM
Berea
vs. Mary Baldwin
Wed Sep 18
2:00 PM
Marymount (Va.)
vs. Mary Baldwin
Wed Sep 18
4:00 PM
Southern Virginia
vs. Mary Baldwin
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The Fighting Squirrels

Why are Mary Baldwin athletes called the Fighting Squirrels?

The squirrel was the central figure in the family crest of Mary Julia Baldwin, our school’s second founder who transformed the Augusta Female Seminary (established in 1842 by Rufus Bailey, our first founder) into a prosperous and innovative school in the years following the Civil War. It was natural, after the trustees renamed the school for Miss Baldwin, for the official seal and team name to incorporate the squirrel as well.

In heraldry the squirrel is a symbol of industriousness, trustworthiness, and preparation for the future. It also has been used to represent those with a love of the woods. In Nordic mythology, the squirrel is a symbol of the soul. These ancient meanings apply to Baldwin athletes who know that diligent work will pay off at game time and that their teammates depend on them — and equally apply to all Baldwin women and men who are disciplined in their focus, strive to do good in the world, work toward environmental sustainability, and seek wellness of body as well as soul.

The Fighting Squirrels’ unusual team name has earned Mary Baldwin national attention, including mentions in NPR’s Only a Game, on ESPN and Animal Planet, and in newspapers throughout the country.