Category Archives: Sports

The Hornets “Tackle” Football

By Mariah Graves Shenandoah’s football team’s record as of now is 2-1. They are averaging 51.7 points per game. One star player is Daquan Pridget, a Sophomore, Defensive Back (DB) who received ODAC player of the week and honors from D3football’s Website for his impeccable defensive performance in the first game. The second top player is Mario Wisdom, a Junior,

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Getting to Know: Dr. Bridget Lyons, The Other New Addition to the SU Athletic Department

BY: Jacob Morgan The Wilkins Athletic Center isn’t the only new addition to the Shenandoah University athletic department. This semester, SU has also welcomed a new Athletic Director, Dr. Bridget Lyons. Dr. Lyons earned her masters and Ph.D. at VCU. A collegiate athlete herself, she played three different sports, and pursued sports journalism before coaching at the high school level. Dr.

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Get to Know Kalvin Oliver: SU’s Longest Tenured Football Coach

BY: Noah Stitt and Joseph Achour    Being a coach is more than just blowing a whistle. Coaching is about developing relationships with your players and helping them as they prepare for their futures. In many instances, coaches are former players of their respective sports. That is the case for Coach Kalvin Oliver who just completed his 14th season as an

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COMMENTARY: The Rough in the Diamonds.

Photo via SUHornets.com By Katherine Seidl Here at Shenandoah University, we have the motto “21 Sports, 1 Team,” but sometimes it feels as if the baseball and softball teams are forgotten. I say this because the baseball and softball teams do not have their own sports facilities. Having to use city-owned recreational fields is very inconvenient for our student-athletes on the

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Hornet Buzz Heard in Wilkins Center

By: Monica Baranko Students, faculty, and Winchester locals all gathered on a cold Wednesday night to celebrate the opening of the new James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics and Events Center at Shenandoah University. To open the event, President Tracy Fitzsimmons and James R. Wilkins Jr.’s son, Richie Wilkins, spoke about the facility. There was even more chatter coming from the crowd.

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