All Sports - Archives December 2017

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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.

Monarchs Bite the Spiders, 79-60
Men's Basketball 12/06/2017

In the 58th all-time meeting, the Old Dominion men's basketball team (6-3, 0-0 C-USA) downed Richmond (1-8, 0-0 A10) by a 79-60 on Wednesday night at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

Play Isaiah Harper Named C-USA Special Teams Player of the Year
Football 12/06/2017

IRVING, TEXAS Old Dominion University junior kickoff returner Isaiah Harper was named the Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Year, C-USA announced on Wednesday. Harper led Conference USA and ranks eighth in FBS with a 29.1-yard kickoff return average and is tied for third in FBS with three kickoff return touchdowns. A native of Chesapeake, Virginia, Harper returned a kickoff 100-yards for a touchdown against North Carolina, which was the longest kickoff return in ODU history. A month later, Harper returned a pair of kickoffs for touchdowns at North Texas, taking his first one back 97-yards and later in the game returning one for 98-yards. Harper's 235 kickoff return yards against the Mean Green is the most so far this season in FBS. Harper was also an offensive threat for the Monarchs, leading ODU with 39 receptions for 462 yards and also rushing for 59 yards. Harper becomes the second ODU player to win a major award in Conference USA, joining Ray Lawry who won C-USA Freshman of the Year in 2014.

Monarchs Fall at VCU, 68-39
Women's Basketball 12/06/2017

The Old Dominion women's basketball team was unable to overcome a slow start and suffered a 68-39 defeat at VCU on Wednesday evening at the Siegel Center in Richmond.

Yulia Starodubtseva Named C-USA Tennis Athlete of the Month
Women's Tennis 12/05/2017

Yulia Starodubtseva (Kakhovka, Ukraine), a freshman on the Old Dominion women's tennis team, was named the Conference USA Tennis Athlete of the Month for her success in November.

Play Three Monarchs Earn First-Team All-Conference USA Honors
Football 12/05/2017

IRVING, Texas Oshane Ximines, Isaiah Harper and Darrell Brown were received All-Conference USA first-team accolades, while seven other Monarchs received honorable mention honors, C-USA Announced on Tuesday. Ximines earned first-team status at defensive end, while Harper at kick returner and Brown at punt returner. Running back Ray Lawry, offensive linemen Nick Clarke and Isaac Weaver, defensive linemen Miles Fox and Bunmi Rotimi, cornerback Brandon Addison and long snapper Reed Buce received honorable mention accolades. Ximines broke his own ODU single-season record and finished tied for second in Conference USA with 8.5 sacks. He finished fourth in C-USA with 14 tackles for loss and second with four forced fumbles. Last season, Ximines earned second-team All-C-USA, and was named to the all-freshman team in 2015. Harper ranks eighth in FBS in kickoff return average with 29.1 yards per return. He is tied for third with three kickoff return touchdowns, including two at North Texas, and a 100-yard return against North Carolina. Brown led Conference USA with 8.4 yards per punt return, including a season-long 31-yarder in the win over Albany. He earned all-freshman honors last season. Lawry finished fifth in Conference USA with 92.8 rushing yards per game while rushing for seven touchdowns. He had three 100-yard games on the year, including a season-high 166 yards and three touchdowns against WKU. He was named honorable mention a year ago, second-team in 2015 and was C-USA Freshman of the Year in 2014. He will finish his career ranked ninth in C-USA history with 4,080 yards. Clarke started all 12 games at center for the second-straight season, and has started 31-straight for the Monarchs. The honorable mention honor is the first of his career. Clarke played all but one snap on offense this season. Weaver started all 12 games at left tackle, playing all but one sn

Four Named to C-USA All-Freshman Team
Football 12/05/2017

IRVING, TEXAS Old Dominion University football had four players on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team, quarterback Steven Williams, offensive lineman Isaac Weaver, linebacker Jordan Young and cornerback Joe Joe Headen made the team, C-USA announced on Tuesday. A native of Washington, D.C., Williams played in 10 games for the Monarchs, completing 147-of-263 passes for 1,528 yards, six touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also rushed for 263 yards and three touchdowns. He passed for a season-high 240 yards on 17-of-24 passing and two touchdowns in ODU's 37-30 win at FIU. Williams became the second youngest quarterback to start a game in FBS history when he started for ODU at Virginia Tech in September. Weaver started every game at left tackle for the Monarchs. A native of Marietta, Georgia, Weaver played in 810 of ODU's 811 snaps this season, missing his only play at Marshall when his helmet came off. Young was second on the Monarchs with 85 tackles, while adding six tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. He had three double-digit tackle games, including a career-high 15 in the win over Rice. Headen played in all 12 games, starting five at corner. He was second on the defense in turnover plays with three, a pair of interceptions and a fumble recovery. He also led the team with six pass breakups, and added 36 tackles and a tackle for loss. 2017 C-USA FOOTBALL ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM OFFENSE QB Steven Williams, Old Dominion RB Tyler King, Marshall RB Spencer Brown, UAB OL Tarik Adams, Marshall OL Kody Russey, Louisiana Tech OL Isaac Weaver, Old Dominion OL Arvin Fletcher, Southern Miss OL Tyler Witt, WKU TE Jordan Myers, Rice WR Willie Wright, Florida Atlantic WR Aaron Cephus, Rice DEFENSE DL Leighton McCarthy, Florida Atlantic DL Jordan Ferguson, Middle Tennessee DL Jacques Turner, Southern Miss DL Trace Mascorro, UTEP DL Jaylon Haynes, UTSA L