SU roundup: Burris lands VaSID all-state honors

NEWPORT NEWS — Shenandoah University junior women’s soccer player Danielle Burris has been named second team all-state in selections announced recently by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID).

Burris, who was previously named third team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference and third team Capital One Academic All-America, led SU with nine goals and five assists for 23 points.

She also earned ODAC Player of the Week honors one time and as the ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women’s soccer.


TUCSON, Ariz. — Shenandoah University is the preseason No. 20 team in Division III in poll results released Tuesday by Collegiate Baseball.

The Hornets, who won 33 games last season on their way to the No. 1 seed at both the ODAC Tournament and Demorest Regional, return seven position players, the designated hitter, three of the top four starters and the closer off of the 2014 squad.

Seven of eight players who earned all-ODAC honors in 2014, including Player of the Year Michael Paul and Pitcher of the Year Darrell Thompson, are part of this returning group.

Shenandoah has 220 points in the Collegiate Baseball pre-season poll to come in two points in front of Tufts (Massachuetts) and four points behind Birmingham-Southern.

SU eliminated Birmingham-Southern from the Demorest Regional with a round two, 5-4 11-inning victory.

Defending champion Wisconsin-Whitewater is the preseason pick to win it all again in 2015. The Warhawks have 273 points to earn the top spot by three points over Emory (Georgia.).

Shenandoah opens its 2015 season on Feb. 14 with a non-league doubleheader against Misericordia.

Misericordia is one of three teams on the Hornets’ schedule this spring that appears in the Collegiate Baseball preseason poll.