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Grega Added to U.S. Senior National Team Grega Added to U.S. Senior National Team
Field Hockey 07/09/2018

Former Old Dominion field hockey star Danielle Grega has been added to the U.S. Senior National Team, as announced by USA Field Hockey on Monday.

Men's Basketball Announces Addition of Transfer, Dajour Dickens Men's Basketball Announces Addition of Transfer, Dajour Dickens
Men's Basketball 07/06/2018

NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion University men's basketball head coach Jeff Jones announced the addition of Dajour Dickens to the Monarch roster on Friday. The 7-0, 220 pound Dickens transfers to ODU from Providence College where he averaged two points and one rebound in three games before a back injury ended his season. Dickens starred at Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia. He averaged 20 points and 15 rebounds per game as a senior in 2017 and was named Bruins' team MVP in both 2016 and 2017. He earned offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Texas and others out of high school. Dickens played AAU basketball in the Boo Williams program and was the #5 rated prospect in the state according to ESPN. "We have known Dajour for years and are extremely pleased he is coming home," Jones said. "In addition to be an outstanding rim protector, Dajour is a skilled big man with a soft shooting touch." He joins a recruiting class that includes 7-1 grad transfer Elbert Robinson from LSU, and incoming freshmen 6-8 Joe Reece, 6-8 Kalu Ezikpe and 6-3 Jason Wade. "Old Dominion just felt right. I'm very comfortable with the players and coaching staff," Dickens said. "I can't wait to get to work and help ODU win a Conference USA Championship." Dickens will join a Monarch squad that returns two starters (Ahmad Caver and B.J. Stith) from a team that went 25-7 in 2017-18.

Simmermacher, Vlasinova Named to VaSID All-State First Team Simmermacher, Vlasinova Named to VaSID All-State First Team
Women's Golf 07/02/2018

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Old Dominion women's golfers Katerina Vlasinova and Maggie Simmermacher both earned spots on the VaSID All-State First Team for the second straight season as announced by the organization Monday.

Women's Soccer Announces Addition of Anita Gaspar to 2018 Recruiting Class Women's Soccer Announces Addition of Anita Gaspar to 2018 Recruiting Class
Women's Soccer 06/29/2018

NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion University women's soccer head coach Angie Hind has added Anita Gaspar to the 2018 recruiting class, Hind announced on Friday. "We are thrilled to have Anita join our program for this fall and to be able to make this addition so close to preseason makes it even more exciting. Anita has shown to be able to make a strong impact with her club team, and was already playing senior women's soccer at the age of 16," Hind said. "I believe she will bring quality in the midfield area as she is an attacking minded player with good individual skills and the ability to strengthen our team in the final third. I have been so impressed by her enthusiasm to come to ODU and I believe she will thrive on this opportunity to be in a full-time environment. Myself and the team are very excited to welcome Anita Gaspar to our Monarch family." Gaspar played for Derby County FC in England for the U17 team and has also been called up to play for the women's team. A native of Nottingham, England, Gaspar was born in Portugal. The Monarchs begin the 2018 slate at home on Friday, Aug. 17 against East Carolina at 7 p.m.

Apisa, Durisin Named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans Apisa, Durisin Named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans
Swimming & Diving 06/27/2018

Ethan Apisa and Peter Durisin were named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans

ODU to Host Anne Donovan Memorial July 29 ODU to Host Anne Donovan Memorial July 29
Women's Basketball 06/26/2018

Old Dominion University will host a memorial service for women's basketball legend Anne Donovan on Sunday, July 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. ET in the Big Blue Room of the Ted Constant Center.

Mueller Named State Coach of the Year; Four Monarchs Placed on All-State Teams Mueller Named State Coach of the Year; Four Monarchs Placed on All-State Teams
Men's Tennis 06/21/2018

NORFOLK, Va. – ODU men's tennis head coach, Dominik Mueller, was named the 2018 VaSID Coach of the Year on Wednesday afternoon. Adam Moundir and Aziz Kijametovic garnered All-State Singles First Team honors, while Vincent Schneider and Francois Musitelli were named to the All-State Singles Second Team. Kijametovic and Musitelli were also named to the All-State Doubles Second Team.

Manilla Named State Coach of the Year; Hutchinson & Starodubtseva Honored Manilla Named State Coach of the Year; Hutchinson & Starodubtseva Honored
Women's Tennis 06/21/2018

NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion women's tennis head coach, Dominic Manilla, was named the 2018 VaSID Coach of the Year, while Holly Hutchinson and Yulia Starodubtseva were named to the All-State Singles Second Team.

Rowing to Join AAC Conference for 2018-2019 Season Rowing to Join AAC Conference for 2018-2019 Season
Women's Rowing 06/20/2018

NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion rowing team will be moving into the American Athletic Conference effective July 2, 2018. The Monarchs will be joining UCF, San Diego State, UConn, Sacramento State, SMU, Temple, and Tulsa in the AAC.

Eight Monarchs Set to Represent ODU at YWNC Eight Monarchs Set to Represent ODU at YWNC
Field Hockey 06/20/2018

A total of eight Old Dominion field hockey players will compete in next week's 2018 Young Women's National Championship in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, from June 25-29.

Hess Named Recipient of C-USA Postgrad Scholarship Hess Named Recipient of C-USA Postgrad Scholarship
Men's Golf 06/20/2018

Old Dominion golfer Chad Hess has been named one of 14 recipients of the Conference USA Jim Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship Award, the league office announced on Wednesday.

Women's Soccer Turns in Highest Team GPA for Second Straight Year Women's Soccer Turns in Highest Team GPA for Second Straight Year
Women's Soccer 06/15/2018

The Old Dominion women's soccer team turned in a 3.52 GPA for the 2017-18 academic year, which ranked first amongst ODU's 18 athletic teams. The Soccer Monarchs also compiled the highest team GPA for the fall semester with a 3.6.