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SU roundup: Shenandoah expected to name new football coach


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Shenandoah University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Doug Zipp announced Monday morning that the department will hold a press conference Thursday afternoon.

Zipp is expected to introduce the department's new head football coach at the 2 p.m. event in Stimpson Auditorium, Halpin-Harrison Hall.

Zipp, in his first year as the university's AD, has been leading a search for a new football coach since mid-November.

The public is invited to the event, which will feature prepared remarks from both Zipp and the new coach.

For those unable to attend the press conference, it will be streamed live through the department's website, www.suhornets.com.

Women's basketball

Sophomore Holly Chittenden has been named ODAC Player of the Week for women's basketball in selections announced Monday afternoon by the league office.

Chittenden, who becomes the first SU basketball player to be named ODAC PoW, had 20 points and 15 rebounds in the Hornets' 54-51 win over St. Mary's of Maryland on Dec. 17.

This is the fourth career weekly honor for Chittenden. Last season, she was USA South Rookie of the Week three times.

The win was the fourth straight for Chittenden and the Hornets.

The double-double was her fifth in 10 games this season and she is now in the top 10 in the league in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and free-throw percentage.

Shenandoah returns to action at home on Wednesday in its non-league finale against Marymount. Game time is 7 p.m. 

Football

Senior linebacker Jajuan Johnson has been named to the Roanoke Times All-State football team in selections announced Sunday morning by the newspaper.

Johnson, who was previously named first team All-ODAC, led Shenandoah with a program-record 107 tackles. This total included 55 solo stops, 11 tackles for loss and four sacks.

Johnson registered double digit tackles in seven of the nine games he played in this past season and his 11.9 tackles per game led the ODAC.

Johnson is the one of 13 ODAC players to be named first team all-state, with Washington and Lee and Bridgewater claiming the state player of the year honors on offense and defense, respectively. The team was selected by the Roanoke Times writers who cover college football in the commonwealth.



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