Elon Athletics Weekly Update

Elon Athletics Weekly Update

ELON, N.C. – Every Monday, Phoenix fans can get a look at the week ahead with our “Elon Athletics Weekly Update” feature when we will preview all the week’s upcoming events for our sports teams. “Follow us” on Twitter at @elonphoenix and @elonscores, “Like” Elon Phoenix on Facebook and continue to check elonphoenix.com to stay current on all things Elon Athletics.

Baseball (5-7)
Elon vs. Liberty, Tuesday, March 8, at 4 p.m., Latham Park
Elon vs. The Citadel, Friday – Sunday, March 11 – 13, at 4/2/1:30 p.m., Latham Park

• Elon went 2-2 last week, picking up victories over No. 16 East Carolina and Appalachian State. The win over ECU marked the program’s 27th win over a top-25 opponent since 1999.
• Freshman Mason Daniels, the reigning CAA Rookie of the Week, earned his second victory of the season in the win over Appalachian State. In his last 10.1 innings, Daniels has posted 15 strikeouts.
• The Phoenix will host four games this week, including a weekend set against former Southern Conference rival The Citadel.

Men’s Golf
Pinehurst Intercollegiate, Friday – Sunday, March 11 – 13, Pinehurst, N.C.

• The Phoenix is set to compete in its second tournament of the spring this weekend at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate, March 11-13, at the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club.
• Elon is coming off a top-10 finish at the Loyola Intercollegiate Feb. 28-March 1 in Goodyear, Ariz.
• Freshman Philip Loeb finished 12th as an individual, carding a three round score of 211 (-5).

Men’s Tennis (7-4)
Elon at Winthrop, Friday, March 11, at 2 p.m., Rock Hill, S.C.

• Elon finished off the week 1-1 overall with a 7-0 sweep of North Carolina A&T and a 4-3 loss to No. 28 Old Dominion.
• The loss to the Monarchs on Saturday snapped Elon’s five-match winning streak.
• The Phoenix has one match this week on the road at Winthrop before returning home next week to face Navy and Davidson on Monday, March 14, and Tuesday, March 15.

Softball (8-10)
Elon vs. North Carolina, Wednesday, March 9, at 5 p.m., Hunt Softball Park
Elon Softball Tournament
Elon vs. Niagara, Friday, March 11, at 4:30 p.m., Hunt Softball Park
Elon vs. Oakland, Saturday, March 12, at 12:15 p.m., Hunt Softball Park
Elon vs. Niagara, Saturday, March 12, at 2:30 p.m., Hunt Softball Park
Elon vs. Central Connecticut State, Sunday, March 13, at 1 p.m., Hunt Softball Park

• The Phoenix hosts its final tournament of the year this weekend with Niagara, Oakland and Central Connecticut State making up the field.
• Freshman Ashtyn Foddrell was named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week last Tuesday, March 1. The Warrenton, Va., native batted .455 (5-for-11) with four runs, three RBI while belting her first career home run last week as the Phoenix went 3-1.
• Elon begins a slate of nine straight home games and 15 out of the next 16 at Hunt Softball Park beginning with its contest versus in-state rival North Carolina on Wednesday.

Women’s Basketball (18-11, 11-7 CAA)
2016 CAA Women’s Basketball Championship
No. 4 seed Elon vs. No. 5 seed Delaware, Thursday, March 10, at 2:30 p.m., Upper Marlboro, Md.

• The Phoenix finished the regular season with a 74-64 win at William & Mary on Wednesday to secure the fourth seed in the upcoming CAA Championship. Autumn Carter posted a season-high 17 points and a game-high eight rebounds followed by a career-high 14 points from rookie Nikki McDonald.
• Elon is the No. 4 seed for the second straight year and will take on No. 5 seed Delaware in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
• The maroon and gold won both regular-season meetings against the Blue Hens this season, including a double-overtime thriller in Newark, Del., that ended with a layup by Shay Burnett at the buzzer after she bounced the ball off a UD defender on an inbounds play.

Women’s Golf
Not in competition this week

• The Phoenix earned a top-five finish, placing fifth at the Kiawah Island Spring Classic, which took place Feb. 28 – March 1.
• Heather Munro was named the CAA Women’s Golfer of the Week on March 2, after finishing third place and setting a 54-hole career-best at the Kiawah Island Spring Classic.
• Elon is off to a solid start in the spring, recording two top-five finishes in its first two tournaments. The Phoenix looks to continue the hot start, March 20 – 22, at the MSU Spring Citrus Challenge in Sorrento, Fla.

Women’s Lacrosse (4-2)
Elon vs. Holy Cross, Saturday, March 12, at 11 a.m., Rudd Field

• The Phoenix stumbled in its game last week, falling to visiting Albany, 12-4. Shelby Scanlin, Stephanie Asher, Kelsey Dupere and Sloane Kessler all netted scores for the maroon and gold, while Maeve Cowley tallied an assist.
• For the first time in the program’s three-year history, Elon received votes in both national polls last week after a 4-1 start to the season.
• Elon remains home to host another first-time opponent in Holy Cross on Saturday in an 11 a.m. start.

Women’s Tennis (5-8)
Elon at Davidson, Saturday, March 12, at 1 p.m., Davidson, N.C.

• The Phoenix finished with a perfect 3-0 record last week with wins over UNCW, North Carolina A&T and N.C. Central.
• After defeating UNCW 4-3 on Thursday, Elon completed a doubleheader sweep on Saturday, shutting out the Aggies and the Eagles on Kids Day at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.
• The squad hits the road for one match this week, looking to build on its three-match winning streak against the Davidson Wildcats on Saturday.

Women’s Track and Field
Not in competition this week

• The Phoenix concluded its indoor season this past weekend at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Indoor Championships in Boston. Elon finished 11th overall at the meet – a 10-spot improvement over last year’s standings.
• The maroon and gold had several athletes break new school records at the ECACs. The 4×400-meter relay team clocked a school-record time of 3:43.91 in the finals of the event and was sixth overall. Sophomore Emily Dixon was the runner-up in the pentathlon as she set a new personal-record with 3,688 points in the multi-events. Seniors Jen Esposito and Sydney Griffin also established new school marks in their respective events as Esposito had a 54.61 in preliminaries of the 400-meters, while Griffin clocked a 24.28 in the 200-meter dash.
• Elon opens the outdoor season at the Shamrock Invitational on Friday, March 18, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.