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ODU Through to Second Round of NCAA Tourney

November 21, 2014 |

Nate Budryk Sports Editor The Old Dominion Soccer Monarchs continued their winning ways in front of a raucous home crowd on Thursday night, as they defeated St. Francis Brooklyn 3-0 in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Monarchs really dominated the game, outshooting St. Francis Brooklyn by a count of 16-8. Additionally, ODU […]Read More

Monarchs Fall in NCAA Tournament

November 19, 2012 |

After much regular season success, the Old Dominion University men’s soccer team received a bid for the 2012 NCAA college cup to face University of Maryland, Baltimore County. This was their third straight trip to the tournament and their ninth appearance in the last decade. ODU (11-3-3) and UMBC (11-4-6) had only faced one another […]Read More

Take Your Best Shot: Senior Goalie Victor Francoz Having a Career Season

October 17, 2012 |

Saving 60 mph shots is a tough task for any person, but for Victor Francoz, it’s routine. The Old Dominion Soccer Monarchs (7-1-2, 1-1-2) are off to a great start and don’t show any signs of slowing down. The offense has been productive, the defense stellar, and the goalkeeping superb. Senior Goalkeeper Victor Francoz has […]Read More

An Exciting Even-ing: Men’s Soccer Draws JMU 0-0

October 10, 2012 |

On a beautiful Wednesday night at the ODU Soccer Stadium, the Old Dominion University men’s soccer took the pitch against the Colonial Athletic Association foe James Madison Dukes. This meeting between the two teams marked the thirty-eighth of the series, also making it the tenth overtime game between the two. ODU and JMU battled for […]Read More

Easygoing Star

October 3, 2012 |

Old Dominion University soccer player Jordan LeBlanc is a long way from his hometown of Haverford, Pennsylvania but he has made himself right at home here in Norfolk. The senior midfielder is quickly becoming one of ODU’s more reliable players as they look to right the ship and make moves up the chart in the […]Read More

Outplayed. Outscored.

September 26, 2012 |

The Old Dominion University Lady Monarchs ended up on the wrong side of a shutout Thursday evening when they hosted the Dukes of James Madison University at the ODU Soccer Stadium. JMU (3-6) scored three goals in a span of six minutes in the first half and gave ODU (2-6) a good old fashioned pounding […]Read More

Work Hard, Play Even Harder: Junior Striker Tim Hopkinson Has Seven Goals Through Six Games

September 26, 2012 |

The Old Dominion University soccer program has been established as an annual powerhouse. There are many attributes and pieces to the puzzle that made this team what they are, including coaching, fans, and of course, the players. Tim Hopkinson, a junior striker from Nottingham, England, has established himself as one of the most dangerous players […]Read More

Three Goals, Two Assists, One Player

September 12, 2012 |

Old Dominion University junior forward Tim Hopkinson proved that he can do it all Friday night at the thirty-seventh annual STIHL Soccer Classic in front of a crowd of 1,097 spirited fans.  The sixth ranked Monarchs took on the Pirates of Seton Hall and turned the match into a clinic in the second half of […]Read More

Giddy Up: Hard Working Midfielder Gets Rewarded For Efforts

September 12, 2012 |

Crafty, speedy and gritty are just a few words to describe midfielder and striker Gideon Asante. The junior from Sunyani, Ghana has been a large contributor to the success of the Monarchs soccer program the last three years.  In 2011, the avid Chelsea Football Club fan was named First Team All-CAA and was also one […]Read More

Women’s Soccer Team Ready For Turnaround

September 5, 2012 |

Although the 2012 Old Dominion Lady Monarchs soccer campaign hasn’t started off as well as he would have preferred after a scrimmage loss at Maryland and consecutive road defeats at East Carolina and Hartford, head coach Joe Pereira still managed to point out a few visual positives of his team’s performance from a glass half […]Read More

Senior Harmon-ization: Men’s Soccer Midfielder Aims High In Final Collegiate Go-Around

September 5, 2012 |

Stepping out of the locker room in a white and blue kit for the final time on Oct. 31, senior midfielder Chris Harmon along with four other fellow classmen will be honored in a pre-match ceremony commemorating the excellence of their play on the field over the last four years at Old Dominion University. It […]Read More

Monarchs C-USA Bound: ODU Announces the Move from CAA to C-USA

June 6, 2012 |

After weeks of waffling banter between conference affiliates and school officials, Old Dominion finally accepted the invitation to switch allegiances from the Colonial Athletic Association to the Conference-USA effective July 1, 2013. Many factors attributed to the move including the departures of CAA rival Virginia Commonwealth to the Atlantic 10 and Georgia State to the […]Read More

Men’s Soccer With Much to Build On

December 13, 2011 |

Future Remains Bright as Ever Written By: Jake Ullrich Assistant Sports Editor It was Oct. 22 and the Monarchs had just beaten Hofstra 4-1 at the ODU soccer complex. Yannick Smith had scored one of his 16 goals and Tim Hopkinson had three assists. It was the Monarchs seventh straight win and they were in […]Read More

The First and Last Fall to Francoz

November 19, 2011 |

Old Dominion Wins 5-4 on PKs to Advance to NCAA Second Round Written By: Jake Ullrich Assistant Sports Editor Photo Credit: ODUsports.com Most times, goalkeepers make their names in penalty kick shootouts by making a decisive save. They come up big with a save or two to ensure a victory for their team. Well, Victor […]Read More