SU roundup: Shenandoah to hold open house for logo designs

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WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Doug Zipp announced Wednesday a final open house to gather feedback about the logo designs for the university’s new primary athletics mark.

This open house, scheduled for Friday at 10 a.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Room 226, will be identical in nature to five feedback sessions that the department held last month on its prospective new primary athletic marks.

In February, the university contracted with Skye Dillon Design of Florham Park, New Jersey to design new athletic marks and the design process on the primary mark is preparing to be completed.

During July, the design committee, led by Zipp, held presentations discussing the process including its origins, its current state and the next steps before selecting a new logo.

A series of prospective primary marks was unveiled as part of the presentation and feedback on these marks from those in attendance was gathered.

Student-athletes, SU faculty/staff and fans are all encouraged to attend Friday’s presentation to offer their thoughts on the prospective primary marks. The presentation is expected to last 45-60 minutes.

As a reminder, that in addition to a new primary mark, secondary marks as well as a font system are being designed. The public will be invited to offer feedback on the secondary marks and font systems later this summer and into the fall.

Women’s soccer

WINCHESTER — Shenandoah University women’s soccer coach Elizabeth Pike announced her recruiting class Wednesday morning.

Pike is adding 11 women into her program this season as she attempts to qualify for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament for the third time in as many seasons in the league.

Pike, who has 70 wins in her seven seasons as the program’s head coach, welcomes four student-athletes from both Virginia and Maryland, two from New York and one from New Jersey.

Those 11 women add to the expected 16 returnees from the 2013 squad.

“It is going to be wide open this year,” Pike stated in a news release. “We have to replace eight starters from last year’s team, so these newcomers will have a chance to compete right away.”

Pike’s side opens practice on Aug. 15 and has its initial game of the 2014 season on Aug. 29 at Mary Washington.