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Golfers place in top 10 in Big South tournament

Summer 2016

Longwood’s men’s and women’s golf teams both placed golfers inside the top 10 at the Big South Championships to earn a pair of matching sixth-place team finishes. Men’s freshman Jordan…

Shiloh McKenzie ’16 (left) netted Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors in the Big South.

A Strong Finish

Summer 2016

Record-setting lacrosse seniors cap 2016 with multiple awards Longwood lacrosse will look much different in 2017 as the program bids farewell to a senior class that left its mark as…

Longwood men’s basketball head coach Jayson Gee is the subject of an inspirational documentary and accompanying book, titled The Battle for Brandon: How a Coach Fought to Bring His Son Home, that premiered in May.

Against All Odds

Summer 2016

Inspirational documentary details head basketball coach’s fight to overcome his son’s mental illness Longwood men’s basketball head coach Jayson Gee is the subject of an inspirational documentary and accompanying book,…

The softball team celebrates its third Big South Conference title before going on to the NCAA Tournament, where it reached the regional championship game.—photo credit Tim Cowie

In the Spotlight

Summer 2016

Historic spring postseason ratchets up reputation, awareness of Longwood and Longwood athletics May 2016 was a month for the record books, but the stats weren’t just about Longwood softball’s winning…

Former Longwood baseball star Kyri Washington, part of the Boston Red Sox organization, is among the top sluggers in the South Atlantic League.

Movin’ on Up

Summer 2016

3 Lancers pursuing big league dreams Three former Longwood baseball players are inching closer to the big leagues this summer. Former Lancer aces Mark Montgomery and Aaron Myers ’16 and…

Taking Sports Seriously

Summer 2016

Athletics department creates organization to introduce students to careers in sports industry Part of Longwood’s mission and vision is to help its students become leaders who are prepared to make…

Julie Dayton ’81 in a 1992 photo when she was a coach at UVa.

Lacrosse alumna earns national honors

Summer 2016

Former women’s lacrosse All-American and Longwood Hall of Fame member Julie Dayton ’81 will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Sept. 10. As one of this…

Soccer standout and biology major Olivia Colella ’16 will continue her research career in graduate school with help from the Bob McCloskey Insurance Big South Conference Graduate Fellowship.

Double Threat

Summer 2016

Soccer standout excels in academics to land Big South graduate fellowship Olivia Colella ’16, a four-year starter on the women’s soccer team and a member of the Cormier Honors College,…

Baseball’s future is bright after breakout 2016 season

Summer 2016

Thirty-two wins, a second-place finish in the Big South regular season, a trip to the Big South Championship semifinals and a program- best 14-10 conference record stood out on a…

Athletics office snags district writing award

Summer 2016

For the second straight year, the Longwood athletics communications office received recognition in the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)’s Fred Stabley Sr.Writing Contest. The feature story “Longwood Alum…