On campus: Loudan earns all-conference honors for CNU

Taylor Loudan (Sherando ’13) finished his junior football season at Christopher Newport University off in a strong fashion.

The wide receiver had seven catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns in the Captains’ season finale 51-7 victory over Southern Virginia on Nov. 14.

Loudan had a 16-yard touchdown reception early in the third quarter. He then caught another touchdown pass, a 20-yarder, later in the third quarter.

He wasn’t the only Sherando graduate to score a touchdown in the game. Rhett Morris (Sherando ’15) had an interception in the fourth quarter and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown.

Loudan was named to the All-Conference team in the New Jersey Athletic Conference. He was a first team selection at wide receiver and second team on special teams as a punt returner.

Loudan finished the season with a team-best 67 receptions for 1,153 yards, a 17.2 average per catch, and seven touchdowns.

He also had 13 punt returns for 143 yards, an 11.0 average per return. He did a little bit of everything for the Captains this season. Loudan ran the ball twice for -3 yards. He also threw one pass, which was incomplete.

Morris had seven tackles on the season and one pass deflection.

CNU finished with a 4-6 record.

Solid Cavalier: Thomas Madden (Skyline ’13) had a good finish to his junior year in men’s cross country at the University of Virginia.

Madden finished 150th in the NCAA Championships held Saturday at E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Kentucky. Madden ran the 10K course in a time of 31:27.6.

He was third on the team for the Cavaliers. Virginia finished 22nd as a team with 480 points. Syracuse won the men’s cross country national title with 82 points, nine points ahead of second-place Colorado. Oregon’s Edward Cheserek won the individual title with a time of 28:45.8.

In the Southeast Regional held on Nov. 13 at Virginia’s home course of Panorama Farms in Earlysville, Madden placed 25th. Madden made the All-Southeast Region and helped lead the Cavaliers to a second-place team finish.

Madden finished the race in a time of 30:09.4. Virginia finished with 96 points as a team. Louisville won the meet with 77 points.

Contact staff writer Tommy Keeler at 540-465-5137 ext. 168, or tkeeler@nvdaily.com