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Athlete of the Week: Darius Hodge

Athlete of the Week: Darius Hodge

October 15, 2019

ABOUT DARIUS HODGE: Class: Redshirt sophomore Position: Defensive Lineman Height: 6’2 Weight: 238 lbs. Hometown: Wake Forest, N.C. LAST WEEK’S RESULTS: vs. Old Dominion University Tackles: 4 solo, 3 assisted, 7 total, 4.5 tackles for loss, 26 yards Sacks: 4.5 total, 26...

Co-Athletes of the Week: Illal Osmanu (Men’s Soccer) and Armani Levias (Football)

October 8, 2019

ABOUT ILLAL OSMANU: Position: Defense Class: Senior Height: 6’0 Hometown: Accra, Ghana LAST WEEK’S RESULTS: vs. University of Dayton: W 2-0 vs. University of Alabama at  Birmingham: W 6-0 Marshall University’s men’s soccer defensive player Illal Osmanu helped lead the Herd’s defensive end last week, resulting in two straight shutout wins. The Herd defeated University of Dayton 2-0 and University of Alabama at Birmingham 6-0. With those two wins, Osmanu was named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week. This recognition is his first weekly award. Marshall men’s soccer will now go on the road for six straight road contests including Charlotte, Loyola Marymount, San Diego State, Wright State, Florida Atlantic University and Oakland.    ABOUT ARMANI LEVIAS: Position: Tight End Class: Redshirt Senior Height: 6’4 Weight: 255 lbs. Hometown: Pittsburg, CA LAST WEEK’S RESULTS: vs. Middle Tennessee State  University: 3 Rec., 94 Yds.,  1 TD, 75 Long Marshall University’s redshirt senior tight end football player Armani Levias is this week’s athlete of the week after his performance against Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday. During the game, he caught three passes for a total of 94 yards. Levias’ most noteworthy play was when redshirt sophomore quarterback Isaiah Green threw him a 75-yard pass resulting in a touchdown for the Herd. That 75-yard pass was the longest play of the season for Marshall. Levias’ touchdown reception ended up at No. 5 on the ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 plays....

Athlete of the week: Marah Abu-Tayeh

Athlete of the week: Marah Abu-Tayeh

Staff Writer, The Parthenon

October 1, 2019

Class: Senior Height: 5’6 Position: Forward Hometown: Williamsville, Illinois LAST WEEK’S RESULTS: vs. Florida International University 2 G, 2 A Marshall women’s soccer senior forward Marah Abu-Tayeh earns this week’s athlete of the week honors after being named Conference USA Co-Offensive...

MU football faces Cincinnati, both look to extend record to 3-1

MU football faces Cincinnati, both look to extend record to 3-1

Brigham Warf, Reporter

September 24, 2019

The Cincinnati Bearcats will seek revenge against the Herd at Joans C. Edwards Stadium Saturday after losing the last matchup. The last time the two teams met was during the 2017-18 season. The Thundering Herd traveled to Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati and upset the Bearcats with a final score of 38-21....

Athlete of the Week: Amber Weber

Athlete of the Week: Amber Weber

Staff Writer, The Parthenon

September 24, 2019

ABOUT AMBER WEBER: Position: Libero Class: Senior Height: 5’4 Hometown:  Ocala, FL.   LAST WEEK’S  RESULTS: Comfort Inn-vitational vs. Morehead State, Coppin State, South- eastern Louisiana Morehead State: 5 SP, 3 Assists, 1 RE, 30 Digs Coppin State:...

Co-Athlete of the Week: Lindsay Langley and Destiny Leon

Staff Writer, The Parthenon

September 17, 2019

  ABOUT LINDSAY LANGLEY: Position: Goalkeeper Height: 5’4 Class: Sophomore Hometown: Springfield, OR Last week’s results High Point University, W 3-1  1 GA (goals allowed), 9 SV (saves) Marshall women’s soccer sophomore goalkeeper Lindsay Langley was named Confere...

Athlete of the week: Ciara DeBell

Athlete of the week: Ciara DeBell

Staff Writer, The Parthenon

September 10, 2019

ABOUT CIARA DEBELL Position: Pin Hitter Class: Redshirt Junior Height: 6’2 Hometown: Ocala, FL LAST WEEK’S RESULTS Bulldog Invitational vs. Georgetown (5 sets): 18 kills, 14 digs, two aces, three blocks vs. Stony Brook (3 sets): 15 kills, seven digs, three blocks vs. Northern Kentucky (3 se...

Athlete of the week: Jaquan Yulee

Athlete of the week: Jaquan Yulee

Staff Writer, The Parthenon

September 3, 2019

ABOUT JAQUAN YULEE Position: Linebacker                 Class: Redshirt Junior Height/Weight: 6’1/242 lbs.    Hometown: Chesapeake, VA. VMI GAME STATISTICS 20 plays, 2 T’s (tackles), 3 A’s (assisted tackles), 1 sack, and 1 PBU (pass break up). Marshall football pla...

Athlete of the week: Kerri Parks, women’s golf

Athlete of the week: Kerri Parks, women’s golf

April 23, 2019

ABOUT KERRI PARKS YEAR: Sophomore HOMETOWN: Flushing, Mich. SEASON STATISTICS: 74.0 stroke average, five top-10 finishes LAST WEEK’S STATISTICS: 2nd at the Conference USA Championships at 4-under (73-67-72--212) Sophomore Kerri Parks led Marshall to its highest finish at the Confere...

Athlete of the week: Rachel Rousseau, softball

April 9, 2019

ABOUT RACHEL ROUSSEAU Class: Sophomore Hometown: Morgantown, West Virginia Batting Average: .370 LAST WEEK’S RESULTS vs. WKU (3 games): 4-9 at the plate, with six RBI’s, a grand slam and a walk-off solo  home run in the series finale. After missing the last 30 games due to a hand injury suffe...

Athlete of the week: Mya Stevenson, softball

Athlete of the week: Mya Stevenson, softball

March 20, 2019

 ABOUT MYA STEVENSON  Class: Freshman  Hometown: Mesquite, Texas  Batting Average: .373  Hits/HR/RBI: 25/8/24  LAST WEEK’S RESULTS  vs. Charlotte (3 games): .727 average (8-for-11), seven extra-base hits, two home runs, 4-for-4 with the cycle in game 1, 3-for-3 with 7 RBI in ga...

Athletes of the week: Taylor Porter, women’s basketball, and Shane Hanon, baseball

Athletes of the week: Taylor Porter, women’s basketball, and Shane Hanon, baseball

March 12, 2019

ABOUT TAYLOR PORTER Class: Redshirt Senior Hometown: Louisa, Kentucky Points Per Game: 12.4 Rebounds Per Game: 3.8 LAST WEEK’S RESULTS vs. FIU: career-high 30 points on a school record 10 3-pointers (10-for-12), seven rebounds, three assists, one steal. Marshall women’s basketball play...