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.
Elon Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Saturday, Sept. 17, at 1:30 p.m., Whitley Auditorium
• The 46th class of the Elon Sports Hall of Fame will be formally inducted in a ceremony at Whitley Auditorium on Saturday afternoon.
• The new class consists of men’s golfer Tim Clark ‘92, men’s cross country standout Brian Keller ‘97, former football player Chad Nkang ‘07 and women’s soccer star Kam Radford ‘96.
• The ceremony is free and open to the public.
Elon at adidas XC Challenge, Friday, Sept. 16, Cary, N.C.
• The Elon cross country programs head to the adidas XC Challenge on Friday, Sept. 16, at the WakeMed Soccer Park.
• The Phoenix hosted the eighth annual Elon Invitational last Saturday, Sept. 10, for its second home meet of the year. Both programs swept the field at the meet with the men scoring 20 points and the women tallying 15 to beat out in-state schools North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central.
• Sophomore Coralea Geraniotis won the women’s 5K race at the Elon Invitational with a time of 18:48 as the Phoenix women took the top-five spots in the race. On the men’s side, freshman Richie Kasper was the runner-up in the men’s 8K with a time of 27:07 as Elon’s top finisher.
Inside the Huddle Luncheon, Monday, Sept. 12, at noon, Best Western Plus
Elon Football Live Radio Show, Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m., The Fat Frogg
Elon vs. Fayetteville State, Saturday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m., Rhodes Stadium
• The Phoenix returns home to Rhodes Stadium to host the Broncos of Fayetteville State on Saturday evening. Elon is 1-1 all-time against FSU.
• Senior linebacker John Silas is just eight tackles shy of becoming the ninth player in Elon history to record 300 or more career tackles.
• In Saturday’s game at Charlotte, quarterback Daniel Thompson threw for a career high 322 yards. The true freshman trio of Cole Taylor, Jeremiah Bridges and De’Sean McNair accounted for 16 receptions for 222 yards.
Golfweek Program Challenge, Sunday – Tuesday, Sept. 11 – 13, Pawley’s Island, S.C.
• The Phoenix opened the fall portion of its schedule on Sunday with day one of the Golfweek Program Challenge.
• Philip Loeb’s career-low round of 67 highlighted the first day of competition as he carded 7 birdies in the opening round. The Phoenix stands in ninth place after 18 holes.
• Elon continues play at the Golfweek Program Challenge with the second round today and the final round on Tuesday.
Men’s Soccer (3-1-1, 0-0-1 CAA)
Elon at NC State, Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m., Raleigh, N.C.
Elon at No. 18 Radford, Saturday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m., Radford, Va.
• Elon continues its four-game road trip with a pair of matches this week at NC State and Radford. The Highlanders were ranked No. 18 in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Top 25 poll.
• The Phoenix opened Colonial Athletic Association play last Saturday, Sept. 10, with a road contest at College of Charleston. The game ended in a 1-1 draw with Tuki Tayali scoring the lone goal in the contest for the maroon and gold. It was the third straight year that Elon and CofC battled into double overtime.
• Junior Elijah Agu was named the CAA Player of the Week last Monday, Sept. 5. The Cary, N.C., native scored Elon’s first hat trick since 2005 in the Phoenix’s 6-0 victory over St. Bonaventure on Sept. 2. Going into the CofC match, Agu led the CAA in points (11), goals (5) and was second in the nation in game-winners (two).
Elon at North Carolina Central, Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m., Durham, N.C.
Elon vs. Savannah State, Friday, Sept. 16, at 11:30 a.m., Charleston, S.C.
Elon at The Citadel, Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m., Charleston, S.C.
Elon vs. Austin Peay, Saturday, Sept. 17, at 9:00 a.m., Charleston, S.C.
Elon vs. Charleston Southern, Saturday, Sept. 17, at 2:30 p.m., Charleston, S.C.
• The Phoenix capped off a 5-0 week with a 3-1 victory over Gardner-Webb on Saturday to win the Elon Phoenix Classic and its sixth straight. Last week Elon also claimed wins over Davidson (3-1), Norfolk State (3-0), Wofford (3-2) and Delaware State (3-0).
• Ebony Scott, Sydel Curry and Michelle Klein were all named to the Elon Phoenix Classic All-Tournament team with Scott earning tournament MVP honors. Over the weekend, Scott tallied 40 kills to hit .323 and average 2.86 kills per set, Curry tallied 9.55 assists per set and Klein recorded 23 blocks for 1.77 blocks per set.
• After a road match for the third straight Tuesday, the Phoenix plays its final tournament of the season in the Bulldog Invitational in Charleston, S.C. Elon will take on Savannah State, Austin Peay, Charleston Southern and host The Citadel over the course of the two-day tournament.
Golfweek Program Challenge, Sunday – Tuesday, Sept. 11 – 13, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
• Elon kicked off the fall season on Sunday and completed the first round of the Golfweek Program Challenge.
• Heather Munro paced the Phoenix with an opening round of 73 (+2) and is tied for 13th individually.
• The tournament continues with the second round today and the final round on Tuesday.
Women’s Soccer (3-4-1)
Elon vs. Davidson, Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m., Rudd Field
• The Phoenix looks to rebound on Thursday after falling at Charlotte on Sept. 8 and earning a 3-3 draw against Richmond on Sunday.
• Erin Tanhauser scored the equalizer on Sunday in the 82nd minute and Katelyn Fowler saved a penalty in the second overtime period to preserve a draw against the Spiders. Alexis de Groot scored her first collegiate goal to give the Phoenix a 2-1 lead in the first half.
• Elon’s match on Thursday is the second match of a five-match home swing at Rudd Field. The Phoenix begins conference play on Sept. 23 with a matchup against Towson.