Just down North Williamson Avenue, a shiny new building awaits the day when it can open its doors and greet the community. The Schar Center, named after the family who donated the majority of money to build it, is the 5,100-seat arena that will be the new home of the Elon University womenâs volleyball ...
The Elon women’s basketball season came to a close Friday afternoon March 16 in Raleigh, as the No. 13-seeded Phoenix lost in the first round of the NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament to the No. 4-seeded North Carolina State Wolfpack 62-35.
Punching a ticket to the Big Dance is the goal of every Division I college basketball team at the start of the year. Elon University is no different. After coming off its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament last year, the fate of this year’s team was uncertain. Replacing half the squad with freshmen, there was no telling if this would be a make or break year.
Nerves ran high for some as the Elon University women’s basketball team waited to see where they will be playing the first round of the NCAA Tournament. But not head coach Charlotte Smith. “I was pretty relaxed,” she said. “[The show] eventually get to us, so I was pretty calm.” Waiting until the final region was revealed, the No.13-ranked Phoenix faces No. 4 North Carolina State University at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16 in Raleigh.
PHILADELPHIA – The Elon University women's basketball team is going dancing for the second straight year. The No. 3-seeded Elon team knocked off No. 1 Drexel University in the title game of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament 57-45 to claim its second CAA title in a row.
PHILADELPHIA – What looked like a totally different team from yesterday, the Elon University women’s basketball team came out red hot against the James Madison University Dukes in the Colonial Athletic Association semifinals matchup, cruising to a 76-53 victory.
PHILADELPHIA – With 13 points and 10 rebounds, senior captain Malaya Johnson led the Phoenix squad to victory in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament quarterfinals, capturing the team’s 11th-straight win. The Elon University women’s basketball team, ranked No. 3 in the tournament, made easy work of the College of William & Mary, defeating the No. 6 Tribe 67-50.
It was the last game in Alumni Gym for Elon women's basketball, and the team went out with a bang. The Phoenix defeated the Tribe by 21 points, making a comeback from their last game against William and Mary on Jan. 20. This game makes the team's ninth straight win—and their 18th consecutive win in Alumni Gym— making them undefeated this season on their home court.
Opened on Jan. 14, 1950, Alumni Gym was built to honor the Elon University alumni who lost their lives in World Wars I and II. It has since remained the centerpiece of Elon athletics, hosting the greatest players to wear maroon and gold whose records still stand today.
Capturing its 16th-straight win in Alumni Gym, the Elon University women's basketball team dominated the College of Charleston 97-44 in their annual Play4Kay game. Just shy of the centennial mark, the Phoenix set the record for most points in a Division I conference game. Five Elon players finished the night in the double figures. Senior guard Shay Burnett and freshman forward Jaylin Powell each had 15 points on the night, sophomore center Ra'Shika White scored 13, and sophomore guard Lexi Mercer and senior center Malaya Johnson each captured 10. This is the third time this season that the team has had five players reaching double figures.
Elon University women's basketball took down another CAA top performer in Friday night's game. With a final score of 70-58, the Phoenix ended the eight-game winning streak of the former first place Drexel Dragon's after defeating James Madison University just six days ago.
James Madison University's 11-game winning streak ended today after the Elon University women's basketball team won 50-43. Though the game started off with several turnovers from both teams, Elon managed to end with 16 points in the first period— a 10 point lead over James Madison. It was an important game for the Phoenix as they lost their first match against the Dukes, so there was no room for anything but a strong start and an even stronger finish.
With an abundance of turnovers in the first half, a win didn't look possible for the Phoenix. But when the final buzzer sounded, the Elon University women’s basketball team pulled out a 64-51 win against the University of Delaware.
It was a cold day outside, but the Elon University women’s basketball team remained hot inside Alumni Gym during its matchup against the Northeastern University Huskies earlier today. After moving past Northeastern 78-71, the Phoenix remains undefeated at home on the year and moves to 10-4 (2-1 in conference) this season.
It was the battle of undefeated teams Friday night as the Elon University women’s basketball team (2-0) took on Hampton University (1-0). The Phoenix’s perfect season was able to stay in tack, cruising past the Pirates 82-59.
The defending Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) champions were wire-to-wire winners on Friday when the Elon University women’s basketball team faced off against the Winthrop University Eagles in its final home opener inside Alumni Gym on Friday. After beginning the game with a 12-3 run, the Phoenix never looked back, blowing out the Eagles 98-37.
After securing a spot in the NCAA tournament by winning the conference last year, there was a question of whether the team would behave differently on the court after replacing half its team.
The reigning conference champions will not carry a top ranking into this season.
A quick drive down Haggard Avenue from downtown Elon will bring you to the Elon Phoenix athletics fields and facilities. The beloved Rhodes Stadium, Rudd Field, Latham Park and Hunt Softball Field have a new neighbor - Schar Center.
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.