Sports


SPORTS 4/19/23 8:00am

Olivia Archer inks her name in the Elon University women’s tennis record books

In her record breaking day, Olivia Archer set foot on court No. 6 of the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center to start her match against her opponent. Archer had been keeping a close eye on the all-time career singles wins record set by Frida Jansaker ’14 almost a decade ago. Jansaker was a part of the Elon University women’s tennis team from 2011-14 after joining the team from Sweden.


SPORTS 4/16/23 6:40pm

Strong final day push propels Elon University women’s golf to third-place finish at CAA championship

After holing out on the 18th green at The Reserve Club at St. James to complete her final round of the Colonial Athletic Association women’s golf championship, senior Svarin Yuenyong began to walk behind the green to greet her teammates. The round was the final of Yuenyong’s Elon career. As she approached her teammates, she was surprised as they presented her with a bouquet of flowers to commemorate the completion of her four years with the Phoenix. As tears began to well in her eyes, she shared a hug with all of teammates and friends. 


SPORTS 4/16/23 6:21pm

Elon University softball steals series win from University of North Carolina, Wilmington

The Elon University softball team entered Hunt Softball Park to face the University of North Carolina, Wilmington Seahawks in the rubber match of the three-game weekend series. After splitting the doubleheader yesterday, the Phoenix came in hungry and ready to play, defeating the Seahawks 7-5 in comeback fashion. Head coach Kathy Bocock said she knew this was an important weekend for the team.


SPORTS 4/15/23 10:52pm

Elon University softball splits doubleheader against UNC Wilmington

The Elon University softball team split a doubleheader against the University of North Carolina Wilmington Seahawks on Saturday afternoon, winning game one 6-1 and losing game two 2-1 at Hunt Softball Park. The team also hosted its annual alumni weekend with team alumni taking the field in their former position for the National Anthem. 


SPORTS 4/15/23 3:46pm

Elon University lacrosse defeated by Hofstra University

In a battle for its first conference win of 2023, the Elon University lacrosse team fell short to Hofstra University, 17-12. A back-and-forth first quarter eventually became a Hofstra lead which the Pride held for the remainder of the afternoon. The Pride entered Rudd Field with a six-game losing streak, snapping it with a solid offensive performance.


SPORTS 4/12/23 7:00pm

Elon University football team works with Be The Match

This is the fifth annual drive Elon’s football team has helped with. Elon community members were also able to sign up via a QR-code to become a donor. Once signed up, participants swabbed their cheeks and submitted the samples. If a participant is selected as a match, they will receive further instructions on what to do next. 


SPORTS 4/12/23 12:59am

Elon University men’s tennis routs UNC Greensboro on Senior Day

The stands were packed to the brim at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center on Tuesday night as three seniors — Nicholas Condos, Nicholas Campbell and Luke Queiroz — were honored. The Elon University men’s tennis team displayed a dominant performance en route to a 6-1 Senior Day victory over the University of North Carolina Greensboro Spartans.


SPORTS 4/8/23 7:59pm

Elon University dance team places second in NDA championship

The Elon University dance team earned second place in the hip hop Division I category at the National Dance Alliance national championship. Earlier this week the team got third place in the pom Division I category. Elon placed second overall in the hip hop Division I category with a final performance score of 94.6286 falling six tenths of a point behind Utah Valley State University.


SPORTS 4/7/23 10:59pm

Elon University dance team earns third place in pom, qualifies for hip hop final

The Elon University dance team is looking to become back to back National Dance Alliance national champions in the Division I hip hop category. The team will head into tomorrow morning's finals session seeded first overall with a performance score of 94. Before the hip hop prelims session the team got third place overall in the pom Division I category. This is the second year in a row Elon has taken home third place in pom Division I. 


LIFESTYLE 4/7/23 1:27pm

Elon University hosts Special Olympics Alamance County Spring Games

Elon University hosted the 2023 Special Olympics Alamance County Spring Games for the first time since the pandemic, bringing together children with disabilities and making them all feel like winners. Elon sophomore Elizabeth Price is the special events coordinator for Elon volunteers and said the hometown version of the event opened her eyes. She said she was excited to be able to be a big part of the Special Olympics that Elon hosts as soon as she got here. 


SPORTS 4/4/23 11:54pm

Elon University baseball upsets No. 2 Wake Forest in thriller

Latham Park was filled under the lights on Tuesday as the Elon University baseball team delivered a 5-3 upset victory against the No. 2 Wake Forest University Demon Deacons. This victory was the highest ranked win for the Phoenix since it defeated No. 1 Clemson in 2002. It also marked the highest ranked opponent Elon has ever beaten at home, and the program’s first home victory against Wake Forest since 2012.



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