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Athlete of the Week: Iran Bennett, Men’s Basketball

Athlete of the Week: Iran Bennett, Men’s Basketball

Staff Writer, The Parthenon

December 3, 2019

ABOUT IRAN BENNETT: Position: Forward Class:  Redshirt sophomore Height: 6’9 Weight: 299 lbs LAST WEEK’S RESULTS: vs. University of Florida 16 PTS, 6 REB, 1 BLK,  1   STL Marshall University men’s basketball redshirt sophomore forward Iran Bennett earns this week’s athlete of the week af...

Athletes of the Week: Pedro Dolabella and Paulo Pita, men’s soccer

Athletes of the Week: Pedro Dolabella and Paulo Pita, men’s soccer

November 19, 2019

ABOUT PEDRO DOLABELLA: Position: Midfielder Class: Junior Height: 6’4 Hometown: Brasilia, Brazil ABOUT PAULO PITA: Position: Goalkeeper Class: Redshirt senior Height: 6’3 Hometown: Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil This week’s athletes of the week feature Marshall University men’s soccer players Pedro...

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: THE 75

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: THE 75

Staff Writer, The Parthenon

November 12, 2019

Each print publication, The Parthenon sports staff chooses a Marshall University athlete worthy of receiving the title of “Athlete of the Week.” While this recognition is almost always awarded to a player with outstanding performance in their sport, the recipient also displays what it means to be...

Athlete of the week: Justin Rohrwasser

Athlete of the week: Justin Rohrwasser

Staff Writer, The Parthenon

October 29, 2019

ABOUT JUSTIN ROHRWASSER: Class: Redshirt senior Position: Kicker Height: 6’3 Weight: 230 lbs. Hometown: Clifton Park, NY LAST WEEK’S RESULTS: Vs. Western Kentucky University (W 26-23) FG: 4 ATT, 4 M, 53 Long KICKOFFS: 6 ATT, 385 YDS PATs: 2 TB, 2 ATT, 2 M Redshirt senior kicker Justin...

Athlete of the week: Brenden Knox

Athlete of the week: Brenden Knox

October 22, 2019

ABOUT BRENDEN KNOX: Position: Running back Class: Redshirt sophomore Height: 6’0 Weight: 220 lbs. Hometown: Columbus, Ohio LAST WEEK’S RESULTS: vs. Florida Atlantic University, W 36-31 Rushing: 23 ATT, 220 YDS, 2 TD, 43 Long Receiving: 2 REC, 6 YDS, 4 Long Marshall University’s...

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...