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<!--REPLACE WITH STORY TITLE HEADLINE--> :: <!--REPLACE WITH STORY TITLE TEASER--> Meet the 1998-99 Monarchs






CHRISTOPHER BOOS
Junior, Harleysville, Pa.

Redshirted in 1997 ... Was first team All-Suburban I, and first team All-State (Pennsylvania) selection ... A two-time Suburban I Champion as a junior and senior at Souderton Area High School ... Placed 15th in the Pensylvania State Championships in 1996. As a junior, placed 44th in the state championships and won the District title ... Took third in the 1995 Tidewater Amateur in Virginia Beach ... Placed third in the Ping National junior tour in Daytona Beach, Fla., and seventh in the USGA Junior Amateur Qualifier in Philadelphia.

Personal: Born March 2, 1978 ... Son of Frank and Mary Ellen Boos ... has one brother, T.J. (18) ... majoring in Business Management ... Souderton Area High School.

JAMISON CONRAD
Senior, Fayetteville, W.Va.

Placed fifth in Virginia State Championships this fall and 13th at ODU/Seascape ... Also placed 11th at Birkdale Collegiate and 13th at Bradford Creek Collegiate ... Finished 14th in the Virginia Intercollegiate State Championships in 1997 ... Placed ninth at the ODU/Jamaica Invitational, and placed 23rd in the Virginia Intercollegiate State Championships in 1996 ... A four-time All-Conference performer at Oak Hill High School in Fayetteville, W.V. ... A member of the 1992-93 West Virginia Junior team ... Comes to Old Dominion from Marshall University.

Personal: Born Feb. 19, 1976 ... Son of Erwin and Linda Conrad... has two sisters, Marnie (25) and, Paige (17)... majoring in business management... Oak Hill High School ... Nick Faldo is favorite sports personality ... enjoys skiing.

GARY HARPER
Sophomore, Sidmouth, Devon, England

Took 11th in the Virginia State Championships and 19th at Oral Roberts Tournament ... Placed eighth in the 1998 CAA Championships ... 74.4 stroke average in the fall of 1997 ... Finished 12th in the English National Championships last year and is an All-State (Devon) first team selection ... Also competed in the English Stroke Play Championships and the English Amateur ... In 1998 he won the Amateur division of Deven Open and 1997 Devon (under 21) amateur champion.

Personal: Born June 9, 1978 ... Son of Ken and Barbara Harper ... Has one brother, Kevin (16) ... Colyton Grammar School ... Majoring in business finance ... Enjoys listening to music, playing soccer, and tennis.

MICHAEL HOSPODAR
Freshman, Brantford, Ontario, Canada

Tied for third with teammates Steve Sokol and Troy Thorne in the ODU/Seascape Collegiate ... Placed 11th in the Virginia State Championships and 10th at UNCW Intercollegiates ... Lettered and was high school MVP in curling ... Ontario scholar and honor roll student at St. John's high school ... Won prestigious Ontario Amateur Championship in the summer of 1998.

Personal: Born August 28, 1979 ... Son of John and Elizabeth Hospodar ... Has two sisters, Stephanie (23) and Meghan (20) ... plans to major in accounting ... nickname is Hos ... hobbies include reading and hockey. favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird.

JASON LANE
Senior, Naples, Fla.

Placed 24th in the 1997 Virginia Intercollegiate State Championships ... A four-year letterman at Marian High School in Framingham, Mass. ... Three-time team MVP and a two-time BOSTON GLOBE All-Scholastic selection ... Two-time MIDDLESEX NEWS All-Scholastic selection ... Transfered from VCU.

Personal: Born Aug. 27, 1977 ... Parents are Mike and Nanette Lane ... majoring in political science, with a minor in criminal justice ... enjoys fishing.

JONATHAN RESSLER
Junior, Manheim, Pa.

Monarchs top golfer in the 1997 Virginia Intercollegiate State Championships with a seventh place finish ... Placed eighth in last year's Virginia Intercollegiate State Championships ... Placed sixth in the Pennsylvania State Championships ... Shot a league-record 64 for Manheim High School as a senior. Recipient of Chandler Harper Endowed Scholarship.

Personal: Born Jan. 27, 1978 ... Son of Marlin Ressler and Ellen Janesko ... Has two sisters, Jessica (22), and Jennifer (24) ... Major is marketing ... Called Jon ... Manheim Central High School.

STEPHEN SOKOL
Freshman, Oxford, Ct.

Tied for third with teammates Michael Hospodar and Troy Thorne in the ODU/Seascape Collegiate ... Shot low round of 66 at this year's ODU/Seascape Collegiate ... Placed ninth at the Virginia Intercollegiate State Championships and 16th at Oral Roberts ... Compiled a 73.2 stroke average in the fall ... played for Jack Hunt at Ansonia high school ... lettered in basketball and football in high school.

Personal: Born May 10, 1979 ... Son of Steve and Mary Sokol ... Has one brother, Adam (16) ... major is undecided.

TROY THORNE
Senior, Warsaw, Va.

Recorded a 71.8 stroke average in the fall ... Team MVP the last two seasons ... Placed second in the Virginia Intercollegiate State Championships, 8th at Oral Roberts and 10th at UNC Wilmington ... In 1997-98, tied with teammate Gary Harper with the lowest stroke average at 75.0 ... Monarchs top golfer in three tournaments last year ... The 1997 ODU/Seascape champion ... placed ninth in the Virginia Intercollegiate State Championships ... Earned second team All-CAA honors in 1997 ... ODU's top golfer in six tournaments in 1996-97 ... Placed fourth in the ODU/Seascape Collegiate, 11th in the Virginia Intercollegiate State Championships in the fall of 1996 ... Recipient of the 1997-98 Hunter Hogan endowed scholarship ... The Virginia A State High School Champion in the Fall of 1994 ... placed second in 1994 and 1995 at the Virginia State Golf Association Juniors Tournament.

Personal: Born March 25, 1977 ... Son of Mr. Jim and Mrs. Lois Thorne ... has one sister, Tracy (29) ... Majoring in Marketing ... Rappahannock High School ... Enjoys water skiing.

FINLAY YOUNG
Sophomore, Edinburgh, Scotland

Has represented the Lothian Region five times in the Scottish medal competition ... In May of 1997, he set a new course-record at the 100-year old Lothian Golf Club with a 65 ... Won Scotland's Champion of Champions match play tournament and took second in Scotland's junior championships ... Also competed in the Lothian Junior championships, the Scottish Boys Strokeplay Championships and the British Boys Strokeplay Championships.

Personal: Born Feb.5, 1979 ... Son of Ian and Anne Young ... has one brother, Kenneth(17) ... plans to major in sports management.

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