All Sports - Archives December 2017

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Perdue Named VaSID Rookie of the Year, Akar Earns VaSID All-State First Team
Men's Soccer 12/13/2017

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. Brandon Perdue and Mertcan Akar earned Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) recognition announced by the organization Wednesday afternoon. Perdue was named a major award winner with Rookie of the Year honor, while Akar earned VaSID All-State First Team honors.

Marriner Named ODU Recipient of C-USA Spirit of Service Award
Football 12/12/2017

IRVING, TEXAS Old Dominion University Football senior running back Josh Marriner was named ODU's recipient of the Conference USA Spirit of Service Award, C-USA announced on Tuesday. The C-USA Spirit of Service Award is designed to recognize the community service efforts of the league's student-athletes, based upon significant community service, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport. The Spirit of Service Award will be presented three times throughout the season, with today's honorees representing Conference USA's fall sports: football, soccer, volleyball and cross country. A graduate transfer from UConn, Marriner holds a 3.51 grade point average while working on his Masters in public administration. Marriner finished his ODU career with 87 rushing yards on 24 carries. He was also a solid special teams player for the Monarchs, accumulating 14 special teams tackles in his two years with the program.

ODU Wrestling: Where Are They Now? Matt Small '03
Wrestling 12/12/2017

NORFOLK, Va. - ODU wrestling alumni Matt Small graduated in 2003 and went on to a career as a not only a teacher, but a successful wrestling leader and coach in the local wrestling community.

Former Monarch, Alan Schulte, Inducted into Indiana Golf Hall of Fame
Men's Golf 12/11/2017

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - Former Old Dominion University men's golfer and ODU Hall of Famer Alan Schulte was recently inducted into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame

Three Former Monarchs Played on Sunday in the NFL
Football 12/11/2017

Sunday was a banner day in the NFL for Old Dominion football, three players played in an NFL regular season game. Rick Lovato for the Eagles, Larry Pinkard for the Jaguars, and Rashaad Coward with the Bears. Coward started the day by playing for the Bears, becoming the first Monarch defensive player to play in an NFL regular season game. Coward was on the Bears practice squad for the first 12 weeks of the season before being signed to the 53 man roster and was activated for Sunday's game. He had one quarterback hit on the day. Pinkard saw his first NFL action several weeks ago, as he was also signed off the practice squad. He recorded his first career NFL catch for five yards in the Jaguars' 30-24 win over Seattle. Lovato has been with the Eagles the entire season, playing in all 13 games as the long snapper. Lovato and the Eagles defeated the Rams to move to an NFC best, 11-2. Taylor Heinicke and Zach Pascal are currently are currently on the practice squads of the Texans and Titans, respectively.

Join ODU Men's Hoops for “Meet the Monarchs” Breakfasts
Men's Basketball 12/11/2017

Join the Old Dominion men's basketball program and ODAF at the annual "Meet the Monarchs" Breakfasts! The dates for the 2017-18 season are Wednesday, January 10, 2018 and Wednesday, February 14 from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. in the Big Blue Room of the Ted Constant Center.

ODU Baseball Voucher Books On Sale Now!
Baseball 12/11/2017

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Monarchs Fly Past Falcons of Bowling Green, 88-46
Men's Basketball 12/09/2017

In the first ever meeting, the Old Dominion men's basketball team (7-3, 0-0 C-USA) dominated Bowling Green (7-4, 0-0 MAC) by an 88-46 score at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on Saturday night. The Falcons entered the contest averaging 84.6 points per game and were held 39 points under their season average. ODU held a lead for 39:02 of the possible 40 minutes, while the game was tied for just 58 seconds.

Field Hockey Announces Four Additions for 2018
Field Hockey 12/08/2017

Head coach Andrew Griffiths and the Old Dominion field hockey program announced a four-player signing class for 2018 on Saturday.

ODU Welcomes Bowling Green to the Ted on Saturday Night for First Ever Meeting
Men's Basketball 12/07/2017

The Old Dominion men's basketball team (6-3, 0-0 C-USA) will welcome Bowling Green (7-3, 0-0 MAC) to the Ted Constant Convocation Center on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7:00 p.m. The game will air on C-USA TV.

Brigadier General Austin Renforth Provides Wisdom to ODU Wrestlers
Wrestling 12/07/2017

NORFOLK, Va. The Old Dominion wrestling team welcomed Brigadier General Austin Renforth to the Monarch wrestling room on Thursday afternoon. Brig. Gen. Austin Renforth is currently the commanding general of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region. Brig. Gen. Renforth gave insight to the student-athletes on all the similarities both the Marine Corps and wrestling have together.

Four Monarchs Featured in December MAC Rankings; ODU Selected Fourth as a Team
Wrestling 12/07/2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio Old Dominion wrestlers Michael McGee (125), Alex Madrigal (141), Larry Early (157), and Seldon Wright (174) were selected in the top four of their respective weight classes in the December MAC Rankings, as announced by the conference on Thursday afternoon. The Monarchs are ranked tied for fourth in the team rankings.