JMU roundup: Finley named to watch list

February 26th, 2015

NEW YORK — Senior attacker Stephanie Finley of the James Madison University women’s lacrosse team was named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List on Thursday night. The award honors both the top men’s and women’s lacrosse player in the nation.

JMU roundup: Seahawks snap Dukes’ five-game winning streak

February 25th, 2015

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Despite a game-high 23 points from junior guard Ron Curry, North Carolina-Wilmington used a huge first-half run to set the tempo in a 74-54 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball victory against James Madison University on Wednesday night at Trask Coliseum.

JMU roundup: Balanced Dukes top High Point in women’s lacrosse

February 23rd, 2015

HARRISONBURG — Behind a balanced offensive attack that saw six players on the 19th-ranked James Madison women’s lacrosse team notch multiple goals, the Dukes topped High Point 16-8 at the University Park turf field on Monday afternoon to earn their third straight win.

JMU roundup: Dukes clinch top seed in women’s CAA hoops tournament

February 19th, 2015

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The No. 23/21 James Madison University women’s basketball cruised to an 85-49 victory at North Carolina-Wilimington on Thursday night, clinching the top seed in next month’s Colonial Athletic Association championship tournament.

JMU roundup: Sharp shooting in second half boosts Dukes over Dragons

February 18th, 2015

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University shot a remarkable 15-for-18 (83.3 percent) from the field in the second half to hold off a furious Drexel charge, earning a pivotal 82-78 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball win Wednesday night at the JMU Convocation Center.

JMU roundup: Ford, Good earn CAA softball honors

February 17th, 2015

RICHMOND — Two James Madison University softball players were honored by the Colonial Athletic Association for their play during the team’s opening weekend as junior pitcher/utility Jailyn Ford was named CAA Pitcher of the Week while freshman pitcher/infielder Megan Good was tabbed CAA Rookie of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

JMU roundup: Mickens wins CAA’s women’s hoops weekly honor

February 16th, 2015

RICHMOND — James Madison University women’s basketball junior point guard Angela Mickens is the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week, the league announced Monday morning. This is the first weekly award for Mickens.

JMU roundup: Softball drops pair of games to open 2015 season

February 13th, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – James Madison opened its 2015 softball season Friday with a pair of one-run defeats as it dropped a 3-2 decision in eight innings to in-state rival Virginia Tech, followed by a 1-0 loss to host North Florida at the Osprey Invitational at the UNF Softball Complex.

JMU roundup: Brooks ties all-time wins mark as Dukes beat Towson

February 12th, 2015

TOWSON, Md. – James Madison women’s basketball clinches career win No. 302 for Head Coach Kenny Brooks with a 79-64 win at Towson on Thursday afternoon, tying Brooks for all-time wins at JMU with former Head Coach Shelia Moorman.

JMU roundup: Dukes douse Drexel

February 8th, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — James Madison University’s women’s basketball used nine made 3-pointers during the first half to douse Drexel in a 73-54 win at the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Sunday afternoon.

JMU roundup: Dukes’ Brooks reaches 300-win mark in road victory

February 6th, 2015

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Head cach Kenny Brooks became just the second coach in James Madison University women’s basketball history to reach the 300-win mark when the Dukes picked up a 77-68 win at Hofstra on Friday night at the Mack Sports Complex.

JMU roundup: Softball star Ford named to prestigious ‘watch list’

January 29th, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Junior Jailyn Ford of the James Madison softball team was recognized among the elite in collegiate softball as she was one of 50 student-athletes to be named to the “Watch List” for the 2015 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced Wednesday.

JMU roundup: Hot-shooting Northeastern trumps Dukes

January 22nd, 2015

BOSTON – Northeastern shot the lights out in the first half and James Madison was not able to recover from the slow start, dropping an 82-59 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball decision on Thursday night at historic Matthews Arena.

JMU roundup: Okafor earns CAA Player of the Week honor

January 19th, 2015

RICHMOND — James Madison University women’s basketball redshirt-senior center Lauren Okafor is Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week for the second consecutive week and third time this season, the league announced Monday.

Area sports ranked among state’s best

Central's Mary Wakeman, left, Sydney Plum, center, and Rebecca Truban, right, celebrate after defeating Loudoun Valley in the Conference 28 girls basketball finals. The Falcons advanced to the Group 3A state semifinals, their deepest postseason run in 18 years.   Rich Cooley/Daily file

January 2nd, 2015

The beginning of 2015 is here, marking the end of yet another year of local sports. The past year provided the area’s sports scene with mix of storylines: state championships were won, records were set, childhood dreams were realized and a beloved coach and mentor was laid to rest.

JMU roundup: Valpo runs past Dukes

December 29th, 2014

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University junior guard Winston Grays scored 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting and grabbed five rebounds, but the Dukes’ men’s basketball team was unable to bounce back from a 24-point halftime deficit, falling to Valparaiso, 79-52, in the non-conference finale Monday night at the JMU Convocation Center.

JMU roundup: Allaband earns ECAC honors

December 18th, 2014

DANBURY, Conn. — James Madison University field hockey senior back Dana Allaband added another honor to her name Thursday as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) named her to the 2014 Division I Field Hockey All-Star Second Team.