Old Dominion women's soccer head coach, Angie Hind, announced the addition of George Mason transfer Amanda Nhek to the Monarchs roster for this upcoming season. Nhek, a forward from Gainesville, Va., was named to the 2017 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team.
IRVING, TEXAS – Old Dominion University football registered three players on the 2018 All-Conference USA preseason squad, C-USA announced on Monday. Defensive end Oshane Ximines, kick returner Isaiah Harper and punt returner Darrell Brown earned the honors. Ximines set an ODU single-season record last season with 8.5 sacks and led the team with 14 tackles for loss. He is second among active FBS players in career sacks with 21. Harper was the 2017 Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Year, returning three kickoffs for touchdowns and finished 10th in FBS in kickoff return average at 29.1. Brown led C-USA with an 8.4-yard average on punt returns last season, including a long return of 31. All three players earned first-team All-C-USA accolades last season.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Old Dominion University senior defensive end Oshane Ximines was named to the 2018 Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List on Monday. The Bednarik Award is given to the Defensive Player of the Year. A native of Ahoskie, North Carolina, Ximines is second among active FBS players with 21 career sacks, including an ODU single-season record of 8.5 in 2017. Last season as a junior, Ximines had 44 tackles and led the team with 8.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss, while adding four forced fumbles, three pass breakups and seven quarterback hurries. He earned first-team All-Conference USA honors, as well as CoSIDA Academic All-District and Conference USA All-Academic team. Ximines has started 36 of 37 possible games at defensive end, totaling 118 tackles, 33 tackles for loss and seven forced fumbles, which is tied for the ODU career record. Ximines is one of three players from Conference USA on the watch list, including Azeez Al-Shaair from Florida Atlantic and Jaylon Ferguson from Louisiana Tech.
Old Dominion third baseman Culver Lamb has been named to the VaSID First Team All-State squad, as announced on Tuesday and chosen by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).
Head coach Murray Rudisill and the Old Dominion men's golf program announced the schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 fall season on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ethan Apisa and Peter Durisin were named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans
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.
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.