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Range of sports represented in Elon’s next Hall of Fame class

By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Members of the 2023 Elon Sports Hall of Fame class had an impact that cut through several decades and numerous sports at the university.

The class includes Marty Baker (athletic trainer from 1980-2023),

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Darren Powell (2005-13, men’s soccer coach),

Kelsey Evans (Class of 2013, women’s basketball),

Ryan Kinsella (2014, baseball),

Carleigh Nester (2014, softball),

Lucas Troutman (2014, men’s basketball),

and Luis Vargas (2015, men’s cross country).

The school’s 53rd Hall of Fame class will be inducted September 16 inside Schar Center. The group will be recognized later that evening during an Elon football game vs. North Carolina A&T.


Soccer slate revealed

Elon’s men’s soccer team, the reigning Colonial Athletic Association regular-season champion, has three non-conference, in-state road games on its 2023 schedule against teams that were in last year’s NCAA Tournament.

The Phoenix, which received an at-large bid to last year’s NCAAs and lost a home game to Marshall, visits High Point (September 12), North Carolina (October 3) and Duke (October 10). The Phoenix goes to NCAA Tournament participant South Florida (September 17) as well. There’s also an October 18 date at Charlotte, which has been in four of the last five NCAA Tournaments.

Elon meets visiting Hofstra in a rematch of last year’s CAA Tournament championship game September 30 at Rudd Field. The Phoenix opens the season August 25 vs. Furman in a game on Duke’s campus.


Ex-guard takes job with basketball team

Sean Halloran, a guard who played as a graduate transfer for Elon last season, is filling a role as director of basketball operations with the men’s basketball program, the school announced Monday.

Sean Halloran

In his one season on the court for the Phoenix, Halloran led Elon with 13 points per game and 1.8 assists while tying the school’s Division I record with 56 steals. He first played for Elon coach Billy Taylor as an undergraduate at Division II Belmont Abbey.


Elon athletes honored

Elon shared the league-high mark with four recipients of the CAA’s Leadership and Sports Excellence Award for the 2022-23 academic year. Each of 21 sports (other than football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball because they have separate awards) has one designated winner of the award.

Elon’s recipients were Jeppe Jordoson (men’s soccer),

Jeppe Jordoson

Daniel Martin (men’s tennis),

Daniel Martin

Olivia Archer (women’s tennis),

Olivia Archer

and Madison George (women’s outdoor track and field).

Madison George

Martin was Elon’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Archer is Elon’s winningest singles player in program history with 73 victories. George is the CAA Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2022-23.

Men’s basketball player Zac Ervin of Elon was named the CAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year for that sport.

Zac Ervin

Photos compliments of Elon University Athletics

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