The Shenandoah University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics invites all of its fans to a weekly breakfast with Head Football Coach Scott Yoder.

Yoder and his Hornets open the 2014 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. with a road contest at Gallaudet University.

On Friday, Sept. 5, at 8 a.m. in the Clement Dining Room of Allen Dining Hall, Yoder will host the first of 10 breakfast meetings with interested fans to talk about that week’s matchup.

In addition to Yoder, the assistant coaches will be in attendance at the weekly event. Co-captains Brandon AdamsSean BlackmanDrew Ferguson and Jake Payne will be in attendance as their class schedules allow.

“We have a had a number of fans and supporters request this kind of event,” Athletics Director Doug Zipp said. “Our fan base has been so supportive of our program and this an excellent way for our fans to connect with our coaching staff and student-athletes.”

These breakfast meetings are scheduled for each Friday from Sept. 5 through Nov. 14, with the exception of Sept. 26, which is the Friday preceding the squad’s bye week.

The cost for the breakfast, served buffet style in Allen Dining Hall, is $5.

Breakfast details:

• Each Friday preceding a game
• 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Allen Dining Hall, Clement Board Room
• $5 per individual (Shenandoah University faculty/staff breakfast rate will apply for those individuals)

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The new school year just started, but it’s already time to apply for December 2014 graduation. Log in to your student account on WebAdvisor and look for “Application for Graduation.” All students who plan to graduate in December MUST submit an application by Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their adviser before applying to ensure eligibility for graduation. Please direct questions to Valerie Taylor in the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-4537.

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On Sept. 1, the Shenandoah University Athletic Communications office published its media Game Notes for the Saturday, Sept. 6, football game at Gallaudet University.

Game Notes are produced for every football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball game at Shenandoah and can be accessed in a number of ways.

The notes, in PDF form, can be found under the ‘Game Notes’ link on each of those sport pages as well as under the ‘preview’ link found on sport schedules and the Schedule tab of both the main and sport landing pages.

For football, notes are published on Sunday afternoons and updated throughout the week as changes to two-deep depth charts and rosters warrant.

For this week, the depth charts for Gallaudet will be released on Wednesday, Sept. 3.

For basketball, notes are published 24-48 hours prior to tip-off of the contest. On weekends with back-to-back games, the notes for the second game of the weekend are published the morning of the contest.

Links to the previous seasons’ notes can be found under the Game Notes link on the individual sport pages.

The football team begins its 15th season of intercollegiate football, and second under the direction of head coach Scott Yoder, on Saturday, Sept. 6, with a 7 p.m. kickoff at Gallaudet.


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The Shenandoah University volleyball team opened up its 2014 season with a pair of victories on Aug. 30, at St. Mary’s of Maryland.

Shenandoah (2-0) opened the day with a 3-1 win over the host Seahawks before sweeping Dickinson 3-0 in the nightcap.

Against SMCM (0-1), Shenandoah started with a 25-22 win in the first set before the Seahawks (0-1) evened the match with a 25-20 victory in the second.

Coach Jaime Terenzi’s club then clinched the match triumph with wins at 21 and 15, respectively, in the final two sets.

Senior Rachel Gross led the Hornets offense with 11 kills while sophomore Rachel Roberts and freshman Elizabeth Lamont added seven each.

Those three women were set up by Rachel Cerretani‘s 25 assists.

Freshman Brandi Griffith paced the defensive effort with 21.

The Hornets won at 18, 22 and 17 in sweeping the Red Devils in the team’s second match of the afternoon.

Lamont had 12 kills and Gross 10 to lead the offense against DC with Blake Parkes backing them up with nine kills.

Lamont and Griffith had nine digs each.

Shenandoah is back in action on Wednesday, Sept. 3, in a non-league match at Lancaster Bible.

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The Shenandoah University men’s soccer team completed its participation in the 2014 Cabrini Tournament with a 3-0 victory over Penn State – Brandywine on Aug. 30.

The win for Shenandoah (1-1) snaps a 21-game losing streak dating back to 3-0 victory over Randolph-Macon on October 16, 2012.

Freshmen Jake Keiser and Kevin Kokolis provided all of the offense in the win with the duo netting two goals in a span of 130 seconds midway through the first half.

Keiser got matters started by finishing off a Caleb Baxter feed at 27:04 before Koklis scored unassisted at 29:14.

With 9:15 to play, Keiser closed the book on the day’s scoring with an unassisted tally.

Goalkeeper Matthew Poell, another freshman, made three saves to post his first career shutout.

The Hornets took 14 of the game’s 21 shots and owned a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.

PSU-Brandywine falls to 0-2 with the loss.

Keiser and classmate Loudon Phillips were both named to the All-Tournament team.

Shenandoah is back in action on Wednesday, Sept. 3, with a 4:30 p.m. non-league contest at Hood.

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The Shenandoah University men’s and women’s cross country teams opened their respective 2014 seasons on Aug. 30, with a pair of strong performances at the Sea Gull Invitational hosted by Salisbury University.

The Hornet women led the way with a seventh place finish while the men finished eighth.

The women raced 6000 meters event with the men competing over an 8000 meter course. Nine schools entered each event.

Senior Dorothy Earner paced the women with a 25:44.08 that was good for 44th overall. Freshman Kenzie Fennell came in two spots back of Earner by posting a 25:55.47.

Freshman Ray Parsons had the top finish for the men, recording a 28:19.89 to finish 51st in his first-ever collegiate event.

Both teams are back in action on Sept. 6, at the Galen Piper Challenge hosted by Shippensburg University.

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Senior defensive end Ian Griffin has been named to the D3 Senior Classic Super Senior Watch List in selections announced on Aug. 29, by

Griffin, a two-year starter for the Hornets who was selected third team All-ODAC last season, is the only Shenandoah player placed on the preseason watch list.

Shenandoah has had at least one player participate in the D3 Senior Classic in each of the last four seasons, including Bryon Mitchell ’14 and Josh Wells ’14 last winter.

Griffin had 30 solo and 21 assisted tackles last season – 3.5 of those tackles were sacks and an additional 6.5 went for loss.

The Hornets open the 2014 season on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Gallaudet.

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The Office of Marketing and Communications (OMC) is gathering news and faculty highlights — from June 2014 through August 2014 — for the fall issue of Shenandoah magazine. Please send all relevant news and related photos and captions to by Tuesday, Sept. 9. Questions? Contact Director of Marketing Services and Senior Editor Cathy Loranger at or 540/665-4510.

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Shenandoah’s weekday campus shuttle will deviate slightly from its usual route, while construction continues on University Drive near Ruebush Hall, and while a few students are temporarily living at the Aloft hotel. The current route includes a stop at Aloft, a longer drive to avoid construction, and it takes nearly an hour (instead of the usual 30 minutes).

The Shenandoah University shuttle runs from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. The shuttle route includes stops at:

• Aloft hotel
• East Campus Commons/Romine Living Center
• Henkel Hall
• Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre/Ruebush Hall
• Edwards Residential Village
• Halpin-Harrison Hall
• Armstrong Hall (at blue awning on north end)

The shuttle will return to its regular 30-minute route as soon as possible. This schedule may change depending on weather or special events. The shuttle does not run on weekends or over breaks, however Safe Rides and Safe Walks are always available from the Department of Public Safety (DPS). For assistance any time, day or night, contact DPS at 540/678-4444.

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You’ve got an extra day this weekend with the Labor Day holiday coming up on Monday, Sept. 1. Why not use that extra time to write your essay and fill out your application for Global Citizenship Project (GCP) 2015?

GCP 2015 is now accepting essays and applications; all full-time students, staff and faculty are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is noon on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Click here to to access the online application.

The Global Citizenship Project (GCP) was created in 2005 to send members of the Shenandoah University community on university-funded trips abroad during spring break. Five groups for five destinations are selected and are limited in size to maintain intimacy of experience, 10 to 12 participants, composed to represent the diversity of Shenandoah and result in the unexpected benefit of cross-disciplinary networking.

This limited travel experience traverses approximately 10 days during spring break and utilizes a group-oriented and faculty-led approach. Its purpose is to whet the appetite of learners for longer-term learning abroad. Applicants must sign on without prior knowledge of the destination to which they might travel and study.

The intention of GCP is to give the selected participants the opportunity to  experience another culture while focusing on a universal theme, such as global citizenship (2005), power (2006), time (2008) or sustainability (2010). GCP has traveled to locations on six continents, including Costa Rica, Peru, Mali, India, Taiwan, Oman, Denmark, Romania, Australia, Vietnam, Morocco and Burma. Participants share their international experiences with the rest of the community in unique ways upon return.

For further details, click here. Questions? Email

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