SU roundup: Hornets football announces alumni dinner

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University head football coach Scott Yoder announced the first-ever Letterman’s Dinner Wednesday morning.

The event, for all SU football alumni, will be held Friday, October 2, in the banquet room of Brewbakers Restaurant beginning with a social hour at 6 p.m. Dinner is scheduled for 7 p.m.

The dinner is part of Homecoming Weekend 2015 and is designed to be an annual event.
The football team hosts ODAC rival Bridgewater on Saturday, October 3 at 7 p.m. in the annual homecoming contest.

The weekend festivities conclude on Sunday, October 4, with an 11 a.m. football alumni contest. This game again be held on the Aikens Practice Field.

“2015 is the 15th anniversary of the university restarting its football program, and we felt it was the perfect time to hold our first-ever Letterman’s Dinner,” Yoder said.

“Every player in the history of the program is part of our family, and we want to invite them back to campus to thank them for their part in building the program.

“Football has experienced a great deal of success in its short history and that success needs to be celebrated.

“I want to personally invite back all of our football alumni to take part in the dinner and come to the game against Bridgewater. We wouldn’t be where we are as a program without all of these players and it is time to thank them for their efforts.”

Alumni interested in taking part of this event are asked to RSVP by September 15.
The cost for the dinner is $30/person.

For more information, please contact Linda Simpson at 540.545.7373 or lsimpso2@su.edu.

Volleyball adds four
WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University head volleyball coach Jaime Terenzi announced the addition of four student-athletes into her program for the 2015 season.

Terenzi’s Hornets, seeking a fourth straight ODAC Tournament appearance, have three freshman and one sophomore transfer adding to a group of 10 returnees from the 2014 squad.

The sophomore transfer, Anna Gallup, comes to SU after playing at Division II Davis & Elkins last season.

Gallop was the Conference 22 Player of the Year at Courtland H.S. in Fredericksburg in 2013.

Defensive specialist Emma Murphy, outside hitter Caylin Harris and setter Tessa Carr join Gallop in the recruiting class.

That trio all earned All-Conference honors last year as high school seniors with Harris, a 5’11” outside hitter from Nansemond-Suffolk Academy in Suffolk, also nabbing All-State accolades.

“This is a great group and we also have a number of walk-ons that are going to try out later this month,” Terenzi said.

“I expect camp to be extremely competitive as every position is going to be a battle for playing time.”

SU opens its 2015 season on September 1 with a non-league home match against Hood.