Elon soccer forward Elijah Agu said there's no other way to explain it. The pieces just didn't fall into place last year.
When the Elon University football team took to the practice field Saturday afternoon, there was a hint of rustiness as the start of fall classes loomed ahead for the coming week. First-year head coach Curt Cignetti wasn’t using it as an excuse though.
Talk to just about any student at Elon and they’ll say they’re proud to go here. Some will tell you how much they love the campus, others will tell you how much they love their professors.
FOOTBALL Elon is facing a stacked schedule this fall. Five of the Phoenix’ opponents this year are ranked in the top 25 in the FCS coaches poll.
With the season-opening race on Saturday here in Elon, the new coach of the cross country team looks to elevate the program to places it hasn’t gone before. On July 13, Athletic Director Dave Blank announced that Kevin Jermyn would be taking the helm of the cross country program.
Ahead of the cross country season, one runner will be missing from the starting line. Molly Offstein was struck by a car in March while on a run.
Nick Ciolkowski is the two-time reigning Colonial Athletic Association individual champion. Going into this season, the junior aims to capture his third title, but also sets his eyes on something larger.
Elon University’s volleyball team started their season last week with some new faces on the court.
Elon senior Jordan Barrett was eating lunch when he got the call - the left-hand pitcher had been selected by the Blue Jays and is headed to join the Blue Jays organization.
The Athletic Department is looking for a new head coach after Dave Blank announced the resignation of Chris Polk today.
Molly Offstein is leaving the Shepherd Center in Atlanta to receive treatment at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in her home state of Maryland, according to a Facebook post from her father, Evan Offstein. Offstein is still recovering after being hit by a car in March. The post provided an update on Offstein's health, explaining that her physical health is improving, but she has not showed signs of any significant recovery from her traumatic brain injury (TBI). She has not exited a vegetative state.
One member of the Elon University women’s track and field has qualified for the NCAA outdoor championships in Eugene, Oregon. Junior Bryanna Hames is the first athlete in program history to qualify after finishing 11th overall in the discus at the NCAA East Preliminaries on Friday, May 26.
Senior Women’s basketball forward Lauren Brown has an impressive statistics sheet on the court, but her academic skills are just as awe-inspiring. Brown walked into an empty Alumni Gym in a dress and heels she is wearing due to a prior speaking engagement at a women’s philanthropy event. She entered the gym as confident and poised in business attire as she seems to be in a uniform on game day.
CHAPEL HILL — The Elon University women’s lacrosse team dug a hole that proved too deep to climb out of Friday afternoon, falling to the University of Virginia 11-9 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Chapel Hill. In the fourth-year program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, Elon saw the Cavaliers burst out of the gates in each half, scoring the first four goals of the match, including two on counterattacks.
The Elon University lacrosse team is headed to the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history.
The Elon University football team concluded its final spring scrimmage on a very hot and humid Saturday afternoon, with 20, 40-yard sprints. Midway through, new head coach Curt Cignitti stopped the players and gathered them for a quick kneel-down before colorfully yelling at his team for their effort. It’s been a part of the new level of intensity the former University of Alabama coach has tried to bring to an Elon football team that is coming off a disappointing 2-9 season. “He was just telling us if we want to change the culture around here, we have to change what we do right now,” said junior offensive lineman Alex Higgins.
As a team from a small school in a big league, they’ve managed to make a name for themselves on the field.
Often it takes freshman athletes time before they make their presence felt on the field. Sometimes they’re redshirted or sometimes they simply must wait for their time to come. But don’t tell Kyle Brnovich that. The freshman pitcher on Elon University’s baseball team is already making an impact on a team that has suddenly found a need for better performances on the mound. Though he had a relatively slow start to the season, Brnovich has arguably been the Phoenix best starting pitcher.
This afternoon, the Elon University lacrosse team defeated Hofstra 15-7 at Rudd Field to celebrate the last home game for 11 seniors.
Elon's seniors begin to wrap up their careers after starting the program four years ago and laying a foundation of success, trust and chemistry.