All Sports - Archives November 2017

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Soccer Monarchs Top Marshall, 1-0, Sends ODU to C-USA Final
Men's Soccer 11/10/2017

NORFOLK, Va. The Old Dominion (11-5-2, 8-2-0 C-USA) men's soccer team topped Marshall (8-10-1, 4-6-0 C-USA) on Friday night at the ODU Soccer Complex, 1-0. The Monarchs head to the C-USA final for the first time since winning in 2014. ODU will face Charlotte, who upset No. 8 FIU in their semifinal match.

Women's Basketball Falls to Liberty in Opener
Women's Basketball 11/10/2017

In the first game under first-year head coach Nikki McCray-Penson, the Old Dominion women's basketball team fell to Liberty, 63-55, in the opening round of the Preseason WNIT on Friday afternoon.

ODU Hosts Monarch Classic, Faces No. 24 Northwestern and Gardner-Webb
Wrestling 11/10/2017

NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion men's wrestling team will host No. 24 Northwestern and Gardner-Webb on Sunday, Nov. 12 in the Jim Jarrett Gymnasium. Old Dominion will wrestle Northwestern at 1:00 PM ET and Gardner-Webb at 2:30 PM ET. Earlier in the day, Northwestern will wrestle Gardner-Webb at 11:30 AM ET.

Monarchs Showcase Professional Skills at Career Combine
Academic Services 11/09/2017

Norfolk, Va. The ODU Student-Athlete Development program wrapped up a successful fall campaign Tuesday night with the 2017 ODU Career Combine serving as the final event of the semester. Hosting over 150 junior and senior student-athletes, the event took place in the Big Blue Room at the Ted Constant Center and featured a competition-style career fair including over 20 local and national employers. In addition to participating in traditional career fair activities, student-athletes had several opportunities to engage in interactive sessions with employers, including speed networking and an employer panel. Leading up to the main event, Monarch student-athletes attended Career Combine Training Camp in September to sharpen their skills with resume building, networking, elevator speeches, and job selection processes. Additionally, student-athletes were able to work with ODU Career Development Services over the past two months to fine-tune their resumes with one-on-one assistance. Antonio Cruz-Conde, a senior on the men's golf team, embraced the preparation provided for the combine. "It was really helpful to hear what they really want in a resume," Cruz-Conde said. One of the main focuses of the night was engaging students in face-to-face interactions with employers and gaining valuable networking experience. After spending the first portion of the evening freely browsing employers, the event shifted to more focused sessions that were intended to develop various professional skills and assist in increasing students' knowledge of the full hiring process from initial recruitment to accepting an offer. "The face-to-face interactions provided a really great opportunity to get professional advice and experience from several different employers," senior rower Danielle Yoxthimer said. Another important aspect of the event was engaging students with companies that may seem "o

ODU Hosts Towson Friday at 7PM for 2017-18 Season Opener
Men's Basketball 11/09/2017

ODU is 28-2 all-time against Towson. The last time these two squads met was on Dec. 3, 2016 at SECU Arena, where the Monarchs edged Towson, 60-58. The last two meetings have produced a pair of two-point games. Towson beat ODU, 68-66, in its last trip to Norfolk in 2013.

Monarchs Play Marshall in C-USA Semifinal
Men's Soccer 11/09/2017

NORFOLK, Va. The Old Dominion (10-5-2, 7-2-0 C-USA) men's soccer team will compete against Marshall (8-9-1, 4-5-0 C-USA) in the C-USA semifinal at 7PM on Friday at the ODU Soccer Complex. Old Dominion defeated South Carolina Wednesday night, 2-0 to move onto the semifinal match.

Jones Adds Jason Wade, Kalu Ezikpe and Joseph Reece on Signing Day
Men's Basketball 11/09/2017

Old Dominion head men's basketball coach Jeff Jones announced the addition of three highly touted recruits for the early signing period on Thursday afternoon. Jason Wade (Richmond, Va.), Kalu Ezikpe (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Joseph Reece (St Louis, Mo.) will join the Monarchs roster as freshmen for the 2018-19 season.

ODU Adds Eight for 2018 Class, Four from Power State-Illinois
Wrestling 11/09/2017

NORFOLK, Va. Old Dominion University Head Wrestling Coach Steve Martin announced the addition of eight wrestlers on Thursday. "This class satisfied several needs at multiple weigh classes from 125 lbs. to 285 lbs. What we like about this class is that they are all hard workers and hard work is the path to NCAA Titles. They are also great role models and students off the mat," ODU Head Coach Steve Martin said. "Half of this class is from the state of Illinois and that is a major goal for our program. Daryl Thomas and Mike Dixon did an outstanding job securing kids that are the right fit for our program and they are to be commended!" Tyler Delaware - Washington, Ill. - Washington HS - 125/133 Tyler Delaware is an Illinois State Champion and a two-time state finalist. He won the 2016 Greco-Roman Illinois State Championship. Delaware is a 2016 Cadet Freestyle National Team Champion and member of the 2016 Cadet Greco National Dual Team third finish. Daryl Thomas on Delaware "Tyler is a hard nosed kid that comes from one of the best high school programs in the state of Illinois. He fits the mold of being great on and off the mat as he is an exceptional student. He will study computer science." Savion Haywood - Bloomington, Ill. - Bloomington - 133/141 Savion Haywood won the 2017 Illinois Greco Roman State Championship and is a three-time Illinois state placer, finishing as high as fourth place. He won the 2017 Conflict at Carver Championship and was an All-American with a third place finish at the 2017 preseason national tournament. He was also a Cadet National Greco All-American in 2015 with a sixth place finish. He ranked as high as No. 19 on at 132 pounds. Daryl Thomas on Haywood "Savion is a very mature kid who loves to compete year round. He is an exceptional athlete that will transition well at the next level. Like Tyler Delaware, he is al

Women's Basketball Hosts Liberty in Season Opener
Women's Basketball 11/09/2017

The Nikki McCray-Penson era officially begins on Friday, Nov. 10, when the Old Dominion women's basketball team hosts Liberty at 4 p.m. at The Ted in the opening round of the Preseason WNIT.

Klosterhalfen Named to C-USA All-Academic Team
Men's Soccer 11/09/2017

IRVING, Texas - Junior Niko Klosterhalfen was named to the 2017 Men's Soccer C-USA All-Academic Team on Wednesday afternoon.

ODU Athletics Has Four Teams Record Perfect Graduation Success Rate
Athletics Department 11/09/2017

NORFOLK, Va. Old Dominion University Athletics had four teams report a perfect GSR (Graduation Success Rate) for the 2010-11 class, the NCAA this week. ODU recorded its second highest ever GSR score in school history at 80 percent, and for the second time ever registered above 80 percent (2016). For the ninth-straight year women's golf finished with a perfect score, field hockey for a fifth-straight season and men's and women's tennis for a fourth-consecutive year all finished with perfect scores. In addition, men's basketball, men's golf and women's soccer finished above the national average, with men's basketball having a score 14 points higher than their counterparts. The GSR measures the percentage of first-time, full-time freshman who graduate within six years of entering a four-year institution.

McCray, Monarchs Ink Five on National Signing Day
Women's Basketball 11/09/2017

In her first season at the helm of Old Dominion women's basketball, head coach Nikki McCray-Penson signed five commits from the Class of 2018 to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday.