Athletics News

  • Lipscomb Holds Lead for Bill Bibb Trophy After Fall Season
    December 12, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - For the seventh-straight year, Lipscomb University leads the ASUN Conference All-Sports standings in the race for the Bill Bibb Trophy after the conclusion of the fall season. A dominating open to the 2019-20 academic year, Lipscomb claimed both the Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships along with sharing the Women's Soccer Regular Season trophy. The Bisons also finished tied for third in the Volleyball Regular Season standings.
  • @ASUNMBB Teams Continue Play; Liberty Remains Perfect on the Season
    December 12, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The ASUN Conference Men's Basketball season continues this weekend following a light schedule during the week due to final exams around a majority of the conference institutions. Liberty continues to shine as it has extended its record-breaking start to the season and sits at a perfect 11-0. The Flames remain the lone NCAA Division I squad with 11 wins on the year and are one of just five still undefeated while being ranked No. 2 in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 Poll.
  • Williams' First-Place Performance Leads Trio of Owls in Men's Indoor #ASUNTF Weekly Awards
    December 11, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - After starting the regular season off with strong performances at the Clemson Opener, Kennesaw State's Paris Williams, Brenton Rosa and Tanner Duffin claimed the first the ASUN Conference Men's Indoor Track & Field weekly awards of the 2019-20 season, announced Wednesday by the league office. Williams earned the second Track Athlete of the Week honor of his career while Rosa and Duffin were named Field Athlete of the Week and Freshman of the Week, respectively, for the first time.
  • KSU Sweeps First Women's Indoor #ASUNTF Weekly Awards
    December 11, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Kennesaw State's Tionna Fant, Khiah Williams and Britiney Johnson earned the first ASUN Conference Women's Indoor Track & Field weekly honors of the 2019-20 season, announced Wednesday by the league office. Fant and Williams were named Track Athlete and Field Athlete of the Week, respectively. Johnson claimed Freshman of the Week honors. All three secured the first awards of their careers.
  • Vote For This Week's @ASUNWBB Play of The Week
    December 11, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The second edition of the ASUN Conference Women's Basketball Play of the Week features five great plays. Fans can vote on our Facebook Page by liking the video with the emoji that corresponds with the player of your choice. Voting ends on Thursday at Noon ET.
  • NJIT Duo, FGCU's O'Neal Collect @ASUNWBB Weekly Honors
    December 10, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - NJIT's Milena Bajic and Kenna Squire and FGCU's Ashli O'Neal earned ASUN Conference Women's Basketball weekly honors, announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Bajic earned the first Player of the Week award for NJIT this season, while O'Neal became just the third player in ASUN Women's Basketball history to earn three-straight honors. Squire became just the second Highlander recognized as the Freshman of the Week since the award started in the 2017-18 season. 
  • Five @ASUNVolleyball Players Named To AVCA All-Region Team
    December 10, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Five ASUN Conference Volleyball players were named to the 2019 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Region teams on Tuesday. The 2019 ASUN Champion Kennesaw State Owls were well represented, as ASUN Setter of the Year, Lexi Broadwater and teammate Lauren Chastang earned spots on the South Region Team while Quin Sutphin earned All-Region Honorable Mention accolades. FGCU's Dana Axner earned a spot on the Southeast Region Team, while teammate Cortney VanLiew was tabbed Honorable Mention.
  • Vote For This Week's #ASUNMBB Play of the Week
    December 10, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The second edition of the ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Play of the Week features six great plays. Fans can vote on our Facebook Page by liking the video with the emoji that corresponds with the player of your choice. Voting ends on Wednesday at Noon ET.
  • Flames Head to Atlanta, Take On Georgia Tech Tuesday in NIVC Quarterfinal
    December 10, 2019
    LYNCHBURG, Va. (liberty.edu/flames) -- Liberty (21-11) continues its postseason run, competing at Georgia Tech (23-8) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at O'Keefe Gymnasium. The Lady Flames downed La Salle (3-2) on Saturday before defeating High Point (3-1) on Sunday, with both matches in the Vines Center. Georgia Tech hosted first and second-round matches for the second year in a row, defeating Alabama A&M and Troy.
  • FGCU Routs Florida Memorial 91-47 on Monday Night
    December 09, 2019
    FORT MYERS, Fla. (fgcuathletics.com) - Sheahen Dowling matched her career-high with 10 points as the FGCU women's basketball team (10-1) routed Florida Memorial (6-6) 91-47 to win their seventh-straight game. The Eagles had 11 players reach the scoring column, including five in double figures, led by Ashli O'Neal's 15 off the bench.­
  • Weekly @ASUNMBB Honors Awarded to North Florida's Hendricksen, Jacksonville's Barnes
    December 09, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - North Florida's Carter Hendricksen netted his second career Player of the Week award while Jacksonville's Destin Barnes collected the first Newcomer of the Week honor of his career, announced by the league office on Monday. Both players led their respective squads to 1-1 records on the week with a pair of double-digit scoring efforts.
  • Johnson Named to CoSIDA Academic All-America® Third Team
    December 09, 2019
    LYNCHBURG, Va. (liberty.edu/flames) -- Liberty redshirt junior outside hitter Amelia Johnson has been named to the 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-America Volleyball Team®, as announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Johnson was voted to the third team.
  • Men's @ASUNSoccer Represented on United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic Region Teams
    December 09, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. – A total of six ASUN Conference Men's Soccer student-athletes were named to the 2019 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Men's All-Atlantic Region Teams it was announced Monday. ASUN Champion NJIT landed Rene White on the First Team while teammate Andrew Nino earned a Third Team nod. Stetson earned a Second Team selection in Ian McCauley while FGCU (Shak Adams, O'Vonte Mullings) and Lipscomb (Ben Locke) were represented on the Third Team.
  • Williams Ranks First in NCAA with Finish in 60m Hurdles; KSU & NJIT Open 2019 Season
    December 09, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Kennesaw State and NJIT competed in two different meets on Friday and Saturday to begin the 2019 season of ASUN Conference Men's Indoor Track & Field. On Friday, the Highlanders took to Staten Island at the Fast Track Season Opener while the Owls began their season on Saturday at the Clemson Opener.
  • Owls Earn Two Wins, Highlanders Add Five Top-10 Finishes in Opening Weekend Meets
    December 09, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The 2019 ASUN Conference Women's Indoor Track & Field season began last weekend with both Kennesaw State and NJIT in action. The Highlanders competed in the Fast Track Season Opener on Friday while the Owls traveled to South Carolina on Saturday for the Clemson Opener.
  • Liberty Battles Back To Down High Point 3-1 To Advance To NIVC Quarterfinal
    December 08, 2019
    LYNCHBURG, Va. (liberty.edu/flames) - Liberty bounced back from a set-one loss, reeling off three straight set wins to down High Point 3-1 (22-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20) in the second round of the NIVC, Sunday at the Vines Center.
  • Lipscomb Women's Basketball Earns Big Win Across Town At Tennessee State
    December 08, 2019
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (lipscombsports.com) - The Lipscomb women’s basketball team earned a hard-fought 74-64 win against cross-town opponent Tennessee State on Sunday afternoon at the Gentry Center. 
  • Bisons and Lions Earn Home Victories; Flames Remain Unbeaten
    December 08, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Three ASUN Conference Men's Basketball teams earned victories on Sunday as North Alabama and Lipscomb won home matchups while Liberty triumphed on the road. The Flames pushed their record to 11-0 to remain undefeated this season.
  • Liberty Earns Thrilling 5-Set Win Over La Salle In NIVC 1st Round
    December 07, 2019
    LYNCHBURG, Va. (liberty.edu/flames) - The Liberty volleyball team picked up its first-ever postseason victory, edging the visiting La Salle Explorers in five sets (25-21, 26-24, 21-25, 23-25, 21-19), Saturday at the Vines Center.
  • Bell, Barnes, McCallum Propel Dolphins to Impressive Victory
    December 07, 2019
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (judolphins.com) – It would seem that after all of the heavy travel in recent weeks, the Jacksonville University men's basketball team (5-6) just needed a deep breath and an evening at home get right as it got hot early and stayed hot to run away from Bethune-Cookman (5-5), 82-60.
  • NJIT Extends Win Streak to Three; Tunstall and Bajic Post Double-Doubles
    December 07, 2019
    WEST HARTFORD, CT--NJIT extended its win streak to three behind three double-figure scorers and two double-doubles from Danielle Tunstall and Milena Bajic in the Highlanders 61-52 victory over Hartford in women's basketball non-conference action at the Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion.
  • @ASUNWBB Teams Prepare For Weekend Action
    December 06, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. -  The ASUN Conference Women's Basketball season continues this weekend with FGCU sporting a six game winning streak that includes wins over 2019 national runner-up Notre Dame, No. 20 USF and reigning Sweet 16 participant South Dakota State. NJIT and North Alabama also enter the weekend on a two or more game winning streak.
  • NJIT Men’s Soccer Coaching Staff Named Atlantic Region Staff of the Year
    December 06, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (njithighlanders.com) -- The NJIT men's soccer coaching staff has been named 2019 United Soccer Coaches Atlantic Region Staff of the Year the organization announced on Friday.
  • Owls Fall To No. 19 WKU In War Of Attrition In NCAA Tournament Opening Round
    December 05, 2019
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (ksuowls.com) – The Kennesaw State volleyball team left it all on the floor during Thursday night's NCAA Tournament opener, matching No. 19 Western Kentucky step-for-step, but the Owls could not pull off the upset falling in straight sets, 25-23, 25-20, 25-23, in front of a record crowd at E.A. Diddle Arena.
  • FGCU's Popadinova Named All-American For Second Straight Year
    December 05, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the second time in her FGCU career, women's soccer senior Evdokia Popadinova has collected All-American honors from the United Soccer Coaches, as announced by the organization Thursday evening.
  • Lions Eclipse 100 Points In Thursday Night Victory Over Oakwood
    December 05, 2019
    FLORENCE, Ala. (roarlions.com) – The University of North Alabama women's basketball team eclipsed the 100-point mark for the second time this season during a 120-38 home win over Oakwood Thursday evening at Flowers Hall. Five players reached double figures in scoring as the Lions improved to 6-2 on the year and upped their scoring average to a nation-leading 91.8 points per game.
  • Liberty Opens NIVC Play Against La Salle on Saturday at Vines Center
    December 05, 2019
    LYNCHBURG, Va. (liberty.edu/flames) - The Liberty volleyball team (19-11, 11-5 ASUN) will make its first postseason appearance since 2012, competing in the 2019 NIVC. The Lady Flames open up NIVC play on Saturday at 7 p.m. at  the Vines Center against La Salle (15-13, 8-6 A-10). The winner will face the winner of High Point (20-12, 12-2 Big South) and Morehead State (23-9, 12-4 OVC), Sunday at 3 p.m.
  • Liberty's Garcia Selected to CoSIDA Academic All-America Men's Soccer Team
    December 05, 2019
    Liberty Flames midfielder Ruben Garcia has been named to the 2019 Academic All-America® Division I men's soccer team selected by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors Association. The 34 members of the 2019 NCAA Division I team were announced earlier today.
  • FGCU's Curless, Lipscomb's McKay Named CoSIDA Academic All-America
    December 05, 2019
    AUSTIN, Texas – FGCU's Opal Curless and Lipscomb's Maycie McKay were honored as CoSIDA Academic All-America it was announced by the organization Thursday. Curless earned Second Team honors while McKay was named to the Third Team.
  • Two Teams Begin 15th Season of ASUN Women's Indoor Track & Field
    December 05, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Two ASUN Conference Women's Track & Field squads open the 15th season of competition at two different meets this weekend. NJIT and Kennesaw State kick off the 2019-20 season on Friday and Saturday, respectively. The Highlanders join the competition at the Fast Track Opener while the Owls participate in the Clemson Opener.
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