The Elon University women's soccer program will be without a leader following an announcement this morning. Head coach Chris Neal is stepping down from the helm of the program after 10 years to take a coaching job at the University of Arkansas, Director of Athletics Dave Blank announced this morning.
Erik Webb, born and raised in Guilderland, NY, is the sports director for Elon News Network. He is a junior at Elon with a double major in journalism and media analytics and minors in international studies and geography. He is a fan of the New York Rangers, golf and food of all kinds. Twitter - @ErikWebbElon.
One is left-handed and the other is right-handed. One is a redshirt-senior and the other is a freshman. Both play for the Elon University men’s golf team representing the same last name. Hailing from Westwood, Massachusetts, brothers Patrick and Will Frodigh ended up together at Elon by chance. Patrick transferred twice, spending two years at the University of Denver, a year at the University of Louisville, and then entering Elon for his final two years.
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.
After Towson University senior guard Brian Starr missed a game-tying three pointer as the clock expired, the Elon University men’s basketball team escaped with a narrow win to start the 2018 calendar year. Trailing for most of the game, the Phoenix offense didn’t come alive until the second half, where it was able to secure the 75-72 victory.
He doesn’t have to be tall to make a big impact. In fact, he’s the shortest starter on the Elon University men’s basketball team, but when Dainan Swoope steps onto the court, he makes his presence known. The 6-foot, 185-pound junior guard has had a stellar start to the 2017-2018 season. Through the first nine games of the season, Swoope is averaging 17.1 points per game, which is ninth in the Colonial Athletic Association. The next closest Phoenix is redshirt senior forward Brian Dawkins, who averages 13.4 points per game and is 18th on the list.
The Elon University mens basketball team outlasted the Peacocks of Saint Peter’s University in double overtime on Saturday night in Alumni Gym. Despite the Phoenix's offense being held stagnant at multiple points during the game, Elon was able to secure the 71-65 victory.
The Elon University golf teams became the most recent Phoenix teams to study abroad, following Elon’s quest to create better global citizens in its students. According to Elonphoenix.com, the Elon athletics department “organizes and funds team global study courses, combining learning experiences with competition in countries around the world. Since 2011, Phoenix student-athletes have studied abroad in Europe, Asia and Central America.” Earlier this year, the football team traveled to Costa Rica while the tennis teams traveled to Hawaii.
A blocked extra point was the deciding factor Saturday as the Elon University football team fell in the first round of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) to Furman University, 28-27. In a game that witnessed three lead changes and eight touchdowns, No. 15 Phoenix was upset by the No. 22 Paladins in Rhodes Stadium.
Following an 8-3 (6-2 in conference) season, the Elon University football team is playoffs bound. The Phoenix will play host to the Furman University Paladins on Saturday, Nov. 25, the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs committee announced during the selection show on ESPNU this morning.
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.
For the first time in seven weeks, the Elon University football team has fallen in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) rankings. The Phoenix falls from No. 7 in the STATS FCS poll to No. 11. In the FCS Coaches Poll, the Maroon and Gold dropped six spots, from No. 9 to No. 15.
After cruising to a 99-63 victory in its only preseason exhibition game, the Elon University men’s basketball team is confident moving forward into the season. Returning its top five scorers from last season, there have been no significant changes to the Phoenix lineup.
Facing its only preseason opponent, the Elon University men’s basketball team defeated Division III Randolph College Wednesday night 99-63.
Entering the final year in Alumni Gym, both the Elon University men and women's basketball teams look to be competitive in the Colonial Athletic Association. The men have a 31-game slate, not including the preseason exhibition game on Nov. 1 against Randolph College. The women will have a 29-game list, adding an additional preseason exhibition game against Anderson University on Nov. 5. Head coaches Matt Matheny and Charlotte Smith enter their ninth and seventh years at the helm, respectively, and provided their thoughts on the Phoenix teams and what they hope to accomplish this season.
Elon University Athletics Director Dave Blank announced last month that he would be adding a new position to his staff the same time he announced who would be filling the role. Mike Ward was named the deputy athletics director for Elon University Sept. 18. With his background, it might be surprising to sports fans why he made the move to Elon.