Tag: First Team

JMU soccer’s Sam Lofton drafted by NWSL’s Boston Breakers

With the second pick in the third round of the 2015 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft, defender Sam Lofton of the JMU women’s soccer team was selected by the Boston Breakers.


JMU men’s basketball signs Amelia Academy’s Kevin Roland to NLI

JMU basketball coach Matt Brady announced the signing of Kevin Roland (Amelia Court House, Va./Amelia Academy) to a National Letter of Intent for the 2015-16 season.


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EMU men’s basketball has high expectations for 2014-2015

The talent is there for something special to happen. But EMU men’s basketball coach Kirby Dean says it comes down to one simple thing – chemistry.


JMU men’s basketball picked fifth in CAA

The JMU men’s basketball team was predicted to finish fifth in the 2014-15 Colonial Athletic Association standings, according to a vote by the league’s 10 head coaches, media relations directors and members of the media.


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William and Mary basketball gets some preseason media love

A number of preseason prognostications have high views of the William and Mary men’s basketball team for the 2014-15 season. Both Blue Ribbon and NYBuckets.com rated the Tribe No. 1 in the Colonial Athletic Associatino (CAA) prior to the year.


VMI lacrosse announces incoming class for 2015 season

For a second-straight season, every incoming lacrosse player at VMI completed their first week on Post following Matriculation. The Keydet lacrosse team gained 17 members of the Class of 2015+3 in advance of head coach Brian Anken’s fifth season at the Institute.


UVA Athletics

#6 UVA field hockey faces Iowa on Thursday

The No. 6 UVA field hockey team (1-1) closes out its season-opening road trip by taking on No. 20 Iowa (1-1) on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. local time (4 p.m. ET) in Iowa City, Iowa.


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EMU field hockey tabbed for No. 5 in ODAC

The way the ODAC coaches see it, EMU’s field hockey team will finish right where they did last year. After finishing in the middle of the pack at 4-4 in 2013, Eastern Mennonite has been tabbed for No. 5 in the ODAC Preseason Poll.


JMU volleyball pair named to preseason All-CAA team

JMU senior Lizzy Briones and sophomore Janey Goodman have both been named to the Preseason All-CAA Volleyball Team, as voted on by the league’s coaches and announced by the CAA Thursday afternoon.


JMU field hockey’s West, Stijntjes named to 2014 Preseason All-CAA Team

Redshirt-junior midfielder Taylor West (Princess Anne, Md./Pocomoke) and junior back Loes Stijntjes (Steenokkerzeel, Belgium/Heilig Hartcollege) represented JMU field hockey on the 2014 Preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association team, the league announced Thursday.


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EMU men’s soccer looks to ride work ethic to success in ODAC

The EMU soccer men will be counting on a mix of experience and new faces to boost them back to the ODAC Tournament this fall. The Royals return a number of players from a balanced 2013 squad, but Coach Roger Mast expects a core of incoming athletes to push for spots on the field.


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Staunton’s Gunnar McNeill named Valley League Player of the Year

Staunton first baseman Gunnar McNeill was voted the Valley League Most Valuable Player in a vote of league administrators and media. McNeill was joined by Front Royal’s Jake Harper as the Pitcher of the Year.


JMU’s Ty McFarland named to all-state baseball team

James Madison senior third baseman Ty McFarland (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) was named First Team All-State by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) this week.


Butler transfer Devontae Morgan completes JMU hoops class

JMU men’s basketball head coach Matt Brady put the finishing touches on the composition of his next James Madison roster with the addition this week of junior guard Devontae Morgan, a transfer from Butler.


Bridgewater College football

Bridgewater baseball coach named state coach of the year

Bridgewater College head baseball coach Curt Kendall has been named the State Coach of the Year in voting by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID).


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EMU softball player Aislinn Lucas named second-team all-state

EMU softball player Aislinn Lucas (Grottoes, Va./Fort Defiance) has earned one more award, being named All-State Second Team by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). EMU’s sophomore took one of just six outfield spots on the all-state teams.


JMU slugger Ty McFarland taken by Yankees in 10th round

JMU senior third baseman Ty McFarland (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) was selected by the New York Yankees in the 10th round with the 302nd overall pick in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Friday evening.


UVA women’s lacrosse faces Syracuse in Final Four

The sixth-seeded Virginia women’s lacrosse team (12-8) faces second-seeded Syracuse (20-2) on Friday, May 23 at 5 p.m. in the semifinals of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse National Championships at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Maryland.


Syracuse transfer Tasia Butler headed to JMU

James Madison women’s basketball welcomes Tasia Butler, a 6-1 guard and a native of Waldorf, Maryland, to the team as she transfers from Syracuse. Due to NCAA transfer rules, she will sit out the 2014-15 season and have three years of eligibility remaining.


JMU women’s basketball adds Candice Williams to 2014 class

JMU women’s basketball signed point guard Candice Williams to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Kenny Brooks announced today.