All Sports - Archives September 2017

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ODU to Take part in Extra Yards for Teachers
Football 09/26/2017

Norfolk, Va. – Old Dominion University, along with Conference USA will be taking part in the College Football Foundation's Extra Yard for Teachers initiative during Old Dominions next home game against Florida Atlantic. What is Extra Yard for Teachers Extra Yard for Teachers is an initiative taken by the CFB Foundation to elevate the teaching profession using the name of college football. This initiative has three goals: 1) to recognize the teachers that are educating our children, 2) Direct Provision of Resources, and 3) Professional Development. The goal of decreasing a teacher's out of pocket costs to get supplies to their students, the CFB Foundation looks to provide funds directly to the classrooms. How will they do it Each of the 14 members of Conference USA will receive a check for $10,000 that will be used to get supplies to the schools surrounding the institution receiving the money. The presentation of the check will be done on October 7, 2017 at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium.

Play Bobby Wilder Press Conference (Video and Transcript)
Football 09/25/2017

Good afternoon everybody. Good afternoon to all our 12th Monarchs out there in Monarch Nation. Coming off a tough, very hard fought loss at Virginia Tech. Extremely proud of our team, we went up there shorthanded against one of the best teams in the nation and love the way we competed this entire game. Really appreciative of the tremendous fan support we had from our 12th Monarchs. We traveled strong. They were loud and proud throughout and our team recognized that as did I and we are all very appreciative for that. It felt like down 3-0 with six minutes to go that we had a great opportunity to compete and win this game, but we just could not overcome the play differential. Virginia Tech had 89 plays, we had 50 plays and that was just too much for a team that personnel wise we were already shorthanded going in there with injuries. We just needed to get something positive to happen early in this game and we could not. Special teams, Bailey Cate continues to perform very well. He punted for a good average, he¿s number two in Conference USA and that will continue to help us as we build on that for field position. I felt our defense played really well early in the first 24 minutes. Virginia Tech, a team averaging 45 points a game, had three points, but we just got worn down. We just did not have enough without the ability to score or convert on offense. Offensively, the story of the game is 2-for-15 on third and fourth down. The first drive of the game we got a fourth and one at midfield and can¿t convert. They covered us extremely well, we could not get off their man coverage to have enough time to get in some routes. There were opportunities there, but we just didn¿t play well enough outside. In his first start, I thought Steven Williams handled the atmosphere, the environment, going against one of the best defenses in the nation. His poise was outstanding. When you

Two Lacrosse Student-Athletes Chosen for Campus Ambassador Position
Women's Lacrosse 09/25/2017

NORFOLK, Va. - Junior Katie Miller and Sophomore Anna Davis on the ODU women's lacrosse team were both chosen to be campus ambassadors for the remainder of their time at ODU. It is competitive enough that only 15 students were chosen as ambassadors out of more than 35 applicants.

Monarchs Sharpen Skills at Inaugural Career Combine Training Camp
Athletics Department 09/25/2017

Norfolk, Va. -- Over 100 Old Dominion University junior and senior student-athletes filed into the North Café on Wednesday night, ready to hit the ground running at the first-ever Career Combine Training Camp. The event was split into two sessions and held in preparation for the Monarch Career Combine, which will take place on Nov. 7 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. The event featured presentations from the ODU Student-Athlete Development team as well as a special guest presentation from the Office of Career Development Services. Throughout the evening, students engaged in resume building, networking, elevator speeches, and job selection processes. One of the main focuses of the night was improving the communication skills necessary to network and interact with future employers. Sana Tufail, a senior women's golfer, felt the practice was very beneficial. A speech pathology and audiology major, Tufail was not shy in volunteering for several speaking opportunities in front of the group, which encouraged others to step up to the plate as well. "I enjoyed the interactive activities where people were given the chance to practice their elevator speeches, as it helped simulate situations they might experience when going for a job interview," Tufail said. Other students also appreciated the opportunity to polish their speaking skills. "My favorite part was the elevator pitch segment. I enjoyed learning how to present myself in less than 30 seconds and also enjoyed seeing how other people do it," Football senior Rob Thompson said. Presentations by the Office of Career Development Services focused on teaching student-athletes how to utilize skills gained through athletics into their professional careers and job searches. Senior rower Zoe Berberich felt she gained valuable information for transitioning into her professional career upon graduation. "This combine taug

Sailing Finishes Third in South Qualifier
Sailing 09/25/2017

ODU Sailing qualified for the War Memorial with a third place finish.

Nicolussi and Weindl Win Doubles Title at Milwaukee Tennis Classic
Men's Tennis 09/25/2017

Milwaukee, Wisc. – Jacob Nicolussi and Michael Weindl of the Old Dominion men's tennis team won the doubles tournament at the 2017 Milwaukee Tennis Classic after going a perfect 4-0.

Moundir Wins a Match at 2017 ITA Oracle Masters in Malibu
Men's Tennis 09/25/2017

MALIBU, Cali. – Adam Moundir of the Old Dominion men's tennis team won his first round match before falling in three sets to the No. 3 ranked player in the nation at the 2017 ITA Oracle Masters at the Malibu Racquet Club. Moundir earned a bid to play in the tournament after being named the Conference USA Player of the Year last season.

Field Hockey Topped by No. 2 Duke, 3-0
Field Hockey 09/24/2017

The Old Dominion field hockey team fell to No. 2 Duke, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon at Jack Katz Stadium in Durham in the opening game of a three-game roadstand for the Monarchs.

Women's Golf Opens Fall at Golfweek Tourney
Women's Golf 09/24/2017

The Old Dominion women's golf team is set to open its 2017-18 fall slate this week at the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Red Sky Golf Club in Vail, Colorado.

ODU Remains Unbeaten in C-USA Play After 3-2 Win Against UAB
Men's Soccer 09/23/2017

NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion (5-1-2) men's soccer team defeated UAB (2-3-2) by a score of 3-2 in a conference matchup on Saturday night at the ODU Soccer Complex. The Monarchs are now 2-0-0 in Conference USA play.

ODU Drops Road Game at No. 13 Virginia Tech, 38-0
Football 09/23/2017

Old Dominion fell to No. 13 Virginia Tech, 38-0, on Saturday afternoon at Lane Stadium.

ODU's Four Match Unbeaten Streak Snapped in 1-0 Loss at FAU
Women's Soccer 09/22/2017

The Old Dominion women's soccer team (4-3-2, 1-1-0 C-USA) had its four match unbeaten streak snapped after dropping a 1-0 decision at Florida Atlantic (5-4-1, 0-1-0 C-USA) on Friday night at the FAU Soccer Stadium.