The decision to attend Elon University for many current students stems from a desire to take the road less traveled and branch out from their previous lives. Sophomore midfielder Amir Berkane, on the men’s soccer team, was no exception. Berkane was born and raised in Kelvedon, England, which sits near the southeast coast of the United Kingdom with a population of 3,587 at nearly 4,000 miles from Elon.
Senior infielder Kory Shumate's walk-off single ended the Elon University baseball team's five-game losing streak, capping off Elon's 4-3 comeback win over the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMass) Friday night at Latham Park. With the score tied at three, runners on first and second base and two outs, Shumate — who had started the night 0-for-3 — kept his composure to drop a walk-off single in deep right field, scoring freshman infielder Joe Satterfield and sending all of Elon's players racing to mob Shumate.
The Elon University women’s basketball team clinched its first conference championship in its Division I era by routing the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) 82-48 Wednesday night in Alumni Gym. With the win, Elon earned the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) regular season title, finishing conference play with a 16-2 record. It's the first conference crown in the 18 years Elon's been in Division I and the first of any kind in 35 years, leading Elon to cut down a net after the game. The championship feeling still hadn't sunk in for head coach Charlotte Smith after going up the ladder last and wearing the net around her neck.
The Elon University softball team bounced back from its midweek defeat at the University of North Carolina by getting the better of North Carolina Central University in Saturday’s doubleheader, winning the contests by comfortable scores of 6-1 and 10-2 while also bringing the program’s win tally over 700. Freshman pitcher Kenna Quinn was given the nod in the first game, and was able to fight her way out of a bases-loaded situation in the top of the third inning with two outs in order to get the Phoenix off the field and keep the game scoreless.
The Elon University women’s basketball team took down another Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) opponent Friday night in Alumni Gym, defeating Northeastern University 70-58 for its 15 win in its last 16 games and extending its win streak to six.
The Elon University women’s lacrosse team opened its season with an emphatic victory, cruising to a 15-5 win over Campbell University Saturday afternoon at Rudd Field. The Phoenix jumped out to an early 5-0 lead within the first five minutes and never looked back, going on to score nine goals in the first half and six in the second.
The Elon University men’s soccer team is gearing up for what is expected by many to be a competitive post-season tournament in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The Phoenix will undoubtedly be looking to get out of the slump it endured towards the end of the season that saw head coach Chris Little’s team drop three straight matches despite having played tough and competitive soccer throughout each performance.
The Elon University men’s soccer team lost its third straight match at Rudd Field Saturday evening to Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) regular season champion Hofstra University 3-1. The match was level at 1-1 heading into the final twenty minutes of play, but the deadlock was broken when Hofstra freshman forward Luke Brown was able to collect a save from Elon redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Matthew Jegier and kick the ball into the goal, giving the Pride the lead.
Elon University’s volleyball team hosted the Towson University Tigers in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) action on Friday night at Alumni Gym, but was unable to defend home court after falling behind by two sets to none, and eventually losing by three sets to one.
The difficult Homecoming Saturday continued late into the evening for the Elon University athletics teams as the men's soccer team lost to Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) rival University of Delaware 3-2 at Rudd Field. The Phoenix’s two first-half goals from junior striker Elijah Agu proved to be in vain, as the Blue Hens were able to recover from a 2-1 deficit to get the win at Rudd Field by a score of 3-2 on Saturday night.
First half goals from junior defender Kendall Ballotti and freshman striker Tori Baliatico helped the Elon University women's soccer team wrap up nonconference play and bounce back from Sunday’s loss vs JMU with a 2-0 victory against South Carolina State University Thursday night at Rudd Field. Senior goalkeeper Taylor Mohr was able to record her second shutout of the season, coming up with four big saves to help her team keep the lead in her second consecutive start.
The Elon University women's soccer team fell to James Madison University 3-1 Sunday afternoon at Rudd Field in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play, unable to come back after allowing three goals in the first half. The Dukes scored all three of its goals in an 11-minute stretch, leading 3-0 after 25 minutes. Head coach Chris Neal said the team's double-overtime win against Towson University Friday night may have played a factor with the quick turnaround.
Thanks to junior defender Kendall Ballotti's goal with three minutes left in double overtime, the Elon University women’s soccer team edged Towson University 2-1 in its first Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) match Friday night at Rudd Field. After 17 long minutes of overtime — when it began to seem as if both teams would settle for a draw — senior midfielder Sarah Henson’s cross made its way through a sea of players to Ballotti, who calmly placed the ball past a diving keeper to win the game for Elon.