Jordan Spritzer


Jordan Spritzer is an Elon senior from Bernardsville, N.J., who is a broadcast journalism major and the Assistant Sports Edtior. Jordan has an unmatched passion for sports and also enjoys long walks on the beach.


Recent Articles

Veteran runners lead track & field in defense of CAA crown

5/4/16 10:00am

Mark Elliston, director of Elon University’s women’s track and field, has cautioned the Elon community to not miss the Phoenix’s defense of its Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) championship. “What we’ve done through the year is get them ready for this very moment that we’re about to come to and I believe they’re as ready as they’ve ever been,” he said. Track and field picked up Elon’s lone conference championship last year in its debut season in the CAA, behind junior distance runner Kimberly Johansen’s Most Outstanding Track Athlete of the Meet performance.


Women's tennis falls in CAA semis to James Madison

4/24/16 11:07am

Elon University head women’s tennis coach Elizabeth Anderson said her team came up just short in the Phoenix’s 4-3 defeat to James Madison University in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tennis championships April 23. No. 3 seeded JMU rattled off three straights singles victories to stun the No. 2 seeded Phoenix on its home courts.


Men's tennis breezes into CAA semifinals with shutout of Hofstra

4/22/16 6:36pm

The Elon University men’s tennis team cruised past Hofsta University 4-0 in the quarter-finals of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tennis championship April 22 from the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center. The Phoenix won each of its singles matches, winning in straight sets at the top four singles positions to advance to tomorrow’s semi-finals. Petar Tomic clinched the victory for the Phoenix without dropping a single point 6-0, 6-0.


Guba's walk-off caps off 4-run, 2-out rally to beat Towson

4/16/16 2:41pm

Senior Brett Guba went from zero to hero. After striking out while representing the tying run in the bottom of the 8th, Guba capped off a 4-run ninth inning with a walk-off, 2-RBI single in the Elon University baseball team’s 9-8 victory over Towson University April 15 in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play. “I just had to buckle down and battle, try to get a ball in play and give us a chance,” Guba said.


Kicking it in San Antonio

4/5/16 5:30pm

There’s an Elon University men’s soccer reunion of sorts beginning in San Antonio. Former Elon men’s soccer head coach Darren Powell was named the first head coach of the expansion franchise San Antonio FC in January, who’ll play in the United Soccer League (USL) – the third tier of the United States’ soccer pyramid.


Baseball surges past Charleston 9-6 Friday

4/2/16 3:15pm

The Phoenix’s four run eighth inning propelled the Elon University baseball team to a 9-6 series-opening victory over the College of Charleston in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play. “When we need to, like in that last inning right there, we came through.


Men's basketball's scoreless run to end game costly in Senior Night loss

2/26/16 11:54am

Elon University men’s basketball’s senior night ended like a handful of other home games as the Phoenix let a lead slip away late as the College of William & Mary took home the 75-65 victory in. Junior guard Luke Eddy and junior guard Tanner Samson were left nearly speechless trying to explain how Eon failed to score in the last 4:13. “I’m not really sure to be honest, I don’t have an answer,” Eddy said, who hit a three to give Elon a 65-64 lead before going scoreless the rest of the way.


Women’s lacrosse starts season with 3 wins

2/24/16 10:00am

Down a pair of goals in the second half on the road to Coastal Carolina University, the Elon University women’s lacrosse team didn’t waver. After sophomore midfielder Abby Godfrey scored her second goal of the game to put the Phoenix to within one, junior attacker Sloane Kessler scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in the span of 1:04 to give Elon a 5-4 comeback victory and a 3-0 record to start the year.  “We were off a little bit off in a lot of respects,” said head coach Josh Hexter.


Six-run seventh sinks baseball in opening day defeat

2/20/16 1:05pm

 The Elon University baseball team’s 9-7 opening day defeat to Wright State University capitulated in the top of the 7th inning.  Entering the frame with a four run lead, a trio of Elon relief pitchers allowed six runs on four hits and three walks to give Wright State a lead it would not surrender. “Their bullpen threw a lot of strikes and made some good pitches,” said senior first baseman Tyler McVicar.


Freshman men's basketball forward finds balance in his game

2/17/16 10:00am

Head coach Matt Matheny said Tyler Seibring is a changed man. The freshman forward has been a staple for the Elon University men’s basketball team, starting in all 27 games thanks to some necessary bulking in the off-season. “What he’s done since he set foot on campus in June is remarkable,” Matheny said. “The way he transformed his body to get ready for a grueling first year [of college].”


Softball carries big expectations into new season

2/11/16 12:00pm

The Elon University softball team will not be short on motivation heading into its 2016 season. The Phoenix will return to Athens, Georgia to open up its season in the UGA Red and Black Showcase.  Elon will play double-headers on Feb.