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Shenandoah University

Young players to take over key roles on Hornets’ special teams

WINCHESTER – For most of the past four seasons Christian Arias and Jacob Newton, when healthy, were the go-to guys when it came to the punting and kicking duties for Shenandoah University’s football team. That’s no longer the case. Arias, a two-time All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference ...

Deep linebacker corps expected to help Hornets’ defense take step forward

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s defense is hoping for improvement after giving up the most yards in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in 2018. A deep group of linebackers could help the Hornets achieve that. SU graduated only one starting linebacker – Javonte Rose, who began 2017 ...

More experienced SU defensive line hoping for better luck against the run

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s defense went into spring practice and entered preseason camp earlier this month aiming to answer one question: can the Hornets play better against the run in 2018? SU’s players and coaches are hoping a combination of experience up front, and some ...

In Brief: Shenandoah picked fourth in ODAC preseason poll

FOREST – Shenandoah University’s football team was picked fourth in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference preseason poll, the conference announced Monday. Shenandoah, coming off its second straight 6-4 season, garnered 26 points in a vote of ODAC coaches, tying the Hornets for fourth in the ...

Shenandoah focusing on being more physical on offense

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team boasted the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s most productive offense in 2017, finishing the season as the conference’s leader in points, yards and passing yards per game. But even the league’s most prolific offense had its weak ...

Hornets satisfied with successful start to preseason camp

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s sixth season under head football coach Scott Yoder is officially underway, and the optimism is as high as ever for the Hornets. On the heels of back-to-back 6-4 seasons, during which the Hornets came up a win short of claiming the program’s first ...

Former Hornet Colin Morse earns first pro baseball promotion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Shenandoah University standout pitcher Colin Morse has earned his first promotion after six professional appearances for the Gulf Coast League Nationals. Morse, a three-time All-ODAC honoree with SU, was assigned to the Auburn Doubledays, the short-season Class A ...

Former SU standout Mitchell joins Hornets’ football coaching staff

Nearly five years ago, Byron Mitchell was roaming the field at Shentel Stadium as a player for Shenandoah University’s football team. The former Hornets standout safety is returning to the turf as a member of the team’s full-time coaching staff. The school announced on Monday that head ...

Players set to take part in ‘showcase of our league’ at VBL All-Star Game

Players will get the chance to showcase their talents, hall of fame inductees will be recognized and fans will be treated to a day full of baseball at the Valley Baseball League All-Star Game held on Sunday in Harrisonburg. The main event – the game itself – is scheduled to begin at 7:30 ...

Hornets ‘extremely disappointed’ following NCAA playoff elimination

Shenandoah University’s baseball season came to an end after three games in the NCAA Division III playoffs over the weekend. How the end came to be may be a bit unsettling for the Hornets. After opening the Mid-East Regional in Adrian, Michigan, with a 3-2 victory over fifth-seeded Marietta ...

Hornets edge Marietta in opening game of NCAA regional

Shenandoah University’s baseball team opened the NCAA Division III playoffs with a 3-2 win over Marietta (Ohio) College in the first game of the Adrian (Michigan) Regional on Thursday morning. The victory moves the Hornets, ranked 16th in the latest D3baseball.com/NCBWA poll, into a 4:30 ...

Shenandoah baseball lands in Mid-East Regional in Michigan

Shenandoah University’s baseball team earned a spot in the NCAA Division III tournament for the ninth time in the past 10 seasons by winning the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament on Sunday afternoon. The Hornets learned on Monday morning where their playoff journey will ...

Bugonowicz a rare breed on the mound for Hornets

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University senior Colin Morse calls fellow pitcher Michael Bugonowicz a warrior. Catcher Chase Smallwood says he’s got a rubber arm and a supremely confident demeanor. Longtime head coach Kevin Anderson has used the term “throwback” and “bulldog” when ...

Shenandoah focused on playoff future in second weekend of ODAC tournament

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s baseball team has made a habit of reaching the NCAA Division III playoffs in recent years. Earning a spot in the regional round for the ninth time in the past 10 seasons will require a championship-level performance in the upcoming second weekend of the ...

SU Baseball Notebook: Morse, Hornets eager for second crack at Randolph-Macon

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s first meeting with Randolph-Macon on the baseball diamond this spring went terribly wrong for the Hornets. The Hornets get another shot at R-MC in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament on Friday afternoon. Shenandoah travels to Lynchburg’s ...

Woolford establishing himself as the next Shenandoah slugger

WINCHESTER – The expectations are high each season for Shenandoah University’s baseball team, and yet longtime head coach Kevin Anderson tries not to let them fall on the shoulders of the program’s newcomers. It wasn’t difficult for Keegan Woolford to figure out what his projected role ...

Shenandoah set to open revamped ODAC tournament this weekend against H-SC

The upcoming Old Dominion Athletic Conference baseball tournament will have a different feel for Shenandoah University, and for a couple reasons. Firstly, the 2018 edition of the tournament – which begins on Friday – will be the first since 2013 that the Hornets won’t enter the mix as ...

Yellow Jackets sweep Hornets in key ODAC baseball doubleheader

WINCHESTER - Two powerhouse Division III baseball teams played a doubleheader on Saturday at Bridgeforth Field in Winchester. At the end of the day, Randolph-Macon College showed why it’s one of the top teams in the country. The Yellow Jackets used two strong pitching performances to sweep ...