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Shenandoah University

Shenandoah opens season with win over Methodist

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Shenandoah University’s football team picked up a win in its season opener for the fifth straight season, beating Methodist, 48-33, in a non-conference game at Monarch Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Hornets (1-0) scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special ...

Hornets QB Bauserman determined to be ‘best I can be’ in final season

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team entered preseason camp needing to answer some questions about its offense: How would the Hornets reload their receiving corps? Who would step into the running back rotation? What players would fill out the rest of the offensive line around ...

SU heads to Methodist to open season with unfamiliar opponent

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University opens up the 2018 season this afternoon, and the Hornets do so against a team they know very little about. SU travels to Fayetteville, North Carolina, to take on Methodist University in a 1 p.m. kickoff at Monarch Stadium, pitting the former USA South foes ...

Despite losses, Hornets expect no drop in talent at receiver

WINCHESTER – No offensive position group on Shenandoah University’s football team experienced as much roster turnover as the wide receivers. Three of the Hornets’ top six receivers from last season are gone, a group that included Mike Ashwell, who caught 80 passes in 2017 and graduated ...

Shenandoah to keep taking committee approach at running back

WINCHESTER – Not since the 2015 season has Shenandoah University’s football team used a true featured tailback on offense, opting instead to take a committee approach to the position. That won’t change in 2018. Hornets head coach Scott Yoder said all preseason that SU would continue to ...

Hornets’ veteran offensive line working on being more ‘nasty’ in 2018

WINCHESTER – Even after leading the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in points and total yards per game last season, Shenandoah University’s offense is looking to maximize its productivity in 2018. That means being more effective in the running game, and doing so starts up front. The ...

Tight-knit Shenandoah secondary aiming to be ‘best in the ODAC’

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University free safety Nate Hill said the Hornets’ secondary seemed to possess a stronger familial bond this preseason. Sophomore cornerback Daquan Pridget agreed, noting that the defensive backs have been helping each other, watching film together and coaching each ...

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 ...