Shenandoah University

Winding path lands Lyons at Shenandoah University as school’s new AD

WINCHESTER – Bridget Lyons took over as Shenandoah University’s director of intercollegiate athletics just over a month ago, a role in which she’ll be tasked with setting the next course of direction for the school’s athletics program. Lyons’ own path to Winchester, however, has ...

Shenandoah baseball set to start new season under the usual high expectations

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s baseball team has earned the top seed in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament for four straight years and has appeared in the NCAA tournament eight times in the last nine seasons. Outside perception suggests the Hornets are equipped for more ...

Shenandoah women pick up first win in new gym

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University's women's basketball team christened the opening of the James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics & Events Center on Wednesday night with the first-ever Shenandoah win. Shenandoah used a key run late in the third quarter to pull out a 67-62 Old Dominion ...

Disappointing debut: Hornets fall flat in first game at new athletics center

WINCHESTER – The excitement running throughout Shenandoah University’s men’s basketball team regarding the opening of the school’s new James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center reached its peak Wednesday evening when the Hornets played their first game inside the ...

Shenandoah announces opening night for new athletics and events center

Shenandoah University will host its inaugural basketball games in the James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center at the end of the month, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Bridget Lyons announced Thursday. Beginning with a men’s and women’s doubleheader on Jan. 31, SU’s ...

Year in Review: Winning storylines abound for area sports in 2017

The 2017 calendar year in local sports brought with it an abundance of storylines. Below are the top 10 sports stories, listed chronologically, of this pastyear as selected by The Northern Virginia Daily sports staff. JMU wins The James Madison University football team kicked off the 2017 ...

Hornets land program-best 12 players on All-ODAC football team

FOREST – Shenandoah University earned a program-record 12 football All-ODAC honors in selections announced Tuesday morning by the league office. Included in that total are a program-best four named first team All-ODAC. Senior Michael Ashwell and junior Hayden Bauserman highlight the ...

Hornets fall to W&L in de facto ODAC title game

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team entered Saturday’s regular season finale with a shot to claim the program’s first Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship. Instead, Washington and Lee celebrated the program’s fourth ODAC title in the last eight years on the ...

Hornets set to clash with W&L with ODAC title on the line

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s path to its first Old Dominion Athletic Conference title veered a bit off course with a loss to Hampden-Sydney last week. The Hornets are not out of the running but now need outside help, and that help will mean nothing if Shenandoah doesn’t take care ...

SU men’s hoops in a cultural overhaul under Walsh as opener approaches

WINCHESTER – Adam Walsh has spent the last five months as Shenandoah University’s new men’s basketball coach overhauling a program, from a culture standpoint, that has been mired in mediocrity for most of the past decade. Walsh is already making the Hornets physically stronger with a ...

Walsh putting an emphasis on strength training with Hornets

WINCHESTER – The hiring of Adam Walsh as Shenandoah University’s new head men’s basketball coach back in May marked the beginning of a cultural shift within a program that hasn’t had a winning season in nearly a decade. Walsh wants to help the Hornets discover a winning mentality, ...

Hornets fall in shootout with Hampden-Sydney

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY – Host Hampden-Sydney scored 39 points in the middle of the contest and then held off a furious Shenandoah comeback in a 49-43 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football victory Saturday afternoon. The win for the Tigers (6-3, 4-1 ODAC) sets up a scenario in which they can win ...

Hornets get another shot at Hampden-Sydney in midst of ODAC title hunt

WINCHESTER – The memory of the way last season ended for Shenandoah University’s football team is burned into the minds of many Hornets as they prepare for the final two-game stretch of the 2017 regular season. A year ago, SU entered this same point in the season at 6-2 and in the hunt for ...

SU Football Notebook: Hornets hoping history doesn’t repeat itself this week

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team enters the final two weeks of its regular season in a nearly identical position as it was last season. The Hornets are 6-2, can claim the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship – and the NCAA Division III playoff spot that comes ...

Hornets shake off slow start to pound Apprentice

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team wanted a get-right game against non-conference foe Apprentice School on Saturday afternoon. What it got was more sluggishness before eventually getting things back into gear. The scuffling Builders gave SU a game for most of the first half ...

Hornets hoping to right the ship against Apprentice

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team stumbled in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play for the first time this season last weekend, and now the Hornets get a chance to correct themselves without the added pressure of league play. SU takes a rare late-October break from ODAC ...