All Sports - Archives February 2018

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Monarchs Host FAU in Wednesday Tilt
Women's Basketball 02/12/2018

Riding a three-game home winning streak, the Old Dominion women's basketball team hosts Florida Atlantic on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Ted Constant Center.

Monarchs Fall to No. 25 South Carolina, 6-1
Men's Tennis 02/11/2018

The Old Dominion men¿s tennis team (4-2) fell to No. 25 nationally ranked South Carolina (9-2) by a 6-1 score on Sunday at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.

Monarchs Fall at Wichita State, 4-2
Women's Tennis 02/11/2018

Nataliia Vlasova defeated Giulia Guidetti in No. 3 singles (3-6, 6-2, 6-4), while Victoria Olivarez also claimed a singles victory over Gabriela Porubin (6-3, 6-3) in No. 4 singles.

Monarchs Bite Bulldogs in Ruston, 82-69
Men's Basketball 02/10/2018

In a game that the Old Dominion men's basketball team led by as many as 25 in the second half, the Monarchs dominated LA Tech (15-11, 6-7 C-USA), ultimately winning by an 82-69 final score on Saturday night on Karl Malone Court at the Thomas Assembly Center. The Monarchs improved to 19-5 overall and 10-2 in conference play. ODU has won seven of its last eight and 14 of its last 16 contests.

ODU Wins Five Singles Matches in Straight Sets to Defeat Louisiana Lafayette, 5-2
Men's Tennis 02/10/2018

"For some reason we were flat in doubles today," said ODU head coach Dominik Mueller. "Not sure if the cloudy weather caused it, but we didn't show the same energy we had throughout the year so far. But we had an amazing response in singles. Coming out and winning every first set and winning five matches in straight sets against a good team is nice to see. I think we are ready for tomorrow and will make some adjustments for South Carolina."

ODU Has Five-Match Win-Streak Snapped in 4-3 Loss at Oklahoma
Women's Tennis 02/10/2018

Yulia Starodubtseva, Victoria Olivarez and Adriana Rajkovic all earned singles victories for Old Dominion in Norman.

Loftus, Monarchs Dominate Southern Miss, 74-55
Women's Basketball 02/10/2018

Kelly Loftus scored a season-high 24 points and the Old Dominion women's basketball team cruised to a dominant 74-55 win at Southern Miss on Saturday afternoon at Reed Green Coliseum.

Monarchs Top Kent State, 19-14
Wrestling 02/09/2018

KENT, Ohio – The Old Dominion (8-8, 4-2 MAC) wrestling team defeated Kent State (11-9, 1-4 MAC) by a score of 19-14 on Friday night in the Memorial Athletic Center. The Monarchs won six out of the ten bouts.

Men's Tennis Hosts Louisiana Lafayette (Sat.) and No. 25 South Carolina (Sun.)
Men's Tennis 02/09/2018

The Old Dominion men's tennis team (4-2) will host Louisiana Lafayette (6-4) on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 1:00 p.m. and then will welcome the No. 25 ranked team in the country, South Carolina (7-1), on Sunday, Feb.11 at 11:00 a.m. at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. Admission to all home ODU matches is FREE.

Hind Inks Nine Highly Touted Players for 2018 Class
Women's Soccer 02/09/2018

Old Dominion University women's soccer head coach Angie Hind announced the addition of nine new players to the 2018 roster on Friday afternoon.

Monarch Seniors Prepare Financially for the Future
Academic Services 02/09/2018

Norfolk, Va. – Old Dominion University senior student-athletes were active and engaged Wednesday night at the annual senior financial literacy seminar presented by the ODU Student-Athlete Development Team. The event consisted of a hands-on hour-long session that presented students with several aspects of financial literacy, including: investing, budgeting, understanding professional benefits and much more. The event's featured guest speaker, Eric Smith, was the first-ever financial literacy speaker to be included on the NCAA's Speaker Registry. Smith has presented at several NFL rookie camps including the Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers. Smith was also an invited presenter at the NCAA-NFL Life Skills Summit, the NCAA Leadership Forum and the 2013 NBA Draft Program. Students opened the session by reviewing key financial concepts, such as different types of investing options and simple versus compound interest. They were given several scenarios and shown how investing at a young age can set them up for life financially. For many, the idea of compound interest and the significant impact of delaying saving/investing was intriguing. Smith also covered how even the smallest savings and investments through applications such as Acorns and Robinhood can make saving fun and a lifelong habit. One of the main focuses of the night was preparing financially for the future, a crucial skill for seniors and graduate students who are months away from entering their professional careers. Smith walked through different financial factors to consider during the job application/selection process such as adjusted cost-of-living and the value of benefits packages. Students were exposed to common retirement options such as 401k's, pensions and vested retirement options. In light of recent events

Five Monarchs Highlighted in Second Wrestling Coaches' Panel Ranking; Six Tabbed in RPI Rankings
Wrestling 02/09/2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Old Dominion wrestling team has five student-athletes featured in the February coaches' poll and six featured in the first set of RPI Rankings. Michael McGee (125), Caleb Richardson (133), Alex Madrigal (141), Larry Early (157), and Seldon Wright (174) are all among the wrestlers on the coaches' poll. McGee, Madrigal, Kenan Carter (149), Early, Wright, and Antonio Agee (184) are on the RPI list.