Area briefs: SU football unveils new uniform sets
WINCHESTER — The 2013 football season opener is two weeks from Saturday, and the Shenandoah University football team took time-out today to unveil their uniform sets for the upcoming season.
In front of the rotunda at Sarah’s Glen in the middle of campus, 12 players from the squad modeled the various uniform sets.
The team will have three jerseys: blue (home), white (away) and red (alternate) and four different pants: red, white, blue and gray.
The addition of the red pants is a first in program history and its inclusion means the team has 12 different uniform combinations to wear this fall.
The helmet remains navy but has changed to a matte finish.
The primary athletic logo, a red SU outlined in white, will be worn on the right side of the helmet.
“We wanted to give the guys a different look,” head coach Scott Yoder said. “There is a great deal of excitement and enthusiasm with the guys right now and having a new set of uniforms adds to that excitement.
“I am very happy with how the uniform sets have turned out and I know the guys can’t wait to wear them in a game.”
The season opener is at home on Sept. 7 in a 7 p.m. non-league contest against Gallaudet.
— For photos of SU’s new football uniforms — See Page B1
Hornets earn academic honor
BALTIMORE — The Shenandoah University women’s lacrosse team has earned Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic Squad honors in selections announced recently by the organization.
The Hornets, coming off of a 12-win season that included a trip to the ODAC Championship game, were one of 86 NCAA Division III schools honored by the IWLCA.
Four of those schools: Guilford, Randolph, Virginia Wesleyan and Washington and Lee, compete in the ODAC with SU.
Institutions were honored by the IWLCA if they achieved at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Coach Lindsey Lutz’s squad earned a 3.20 GPA this past season with nine women above a 3.0. Two women: Liz Bereit and Amy Rollins, posted perfect 4.0 GPAs.
Both Bereit and Rollins were also named All-ODAC.
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF
Eagles 167, Mustangs 178
FRONT ROYAL — Clarke County improved to 1-1 in Bull Run District dual matches with a victory over George Mason Thursday at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club.
Clarke County’s Brandon Dang was the individual winner with a 3-over 39. Danny O’Donnell and Michael Miller each shot 40, and Connor Liggett shot a 48 to round out the Eagles’ scoring.