09/28/11 - Record Setting win for Eagles soccer at Oakwood University
The 6th-ranked (USCAA Coaches poll) Judson College soccer team defeated Oakwood University Monday, September 26, 2011 in a USCAA conference match on the campus of Oakwood University. Juniors Elizabeth Velazquez and Rebecca Ream recorded hat tricks as the Judson College soccer team won its fifth game in a row in record-setting fashion, with a 13-0 victory over Oakwood. The 13 goals eclipsed the previous school record of 10 goals in a game, accomplished twice against MMI (2009) and Oxford and Emory College (2011). The team also set the school record with 33 shots in the game. They set single-game program records for goals (13), assists (12), and points (39).
"It was nice to get our seventh win of the season and our fifth in a row," said head coach Emanuel Stephens. "We had some nice set pieces out there and were very organized. I thought the intensity remained high despite all the goals."
Ultimately, Judson out-shot Oakwood 33-2 and held a 13-0 edge in corner kicks. Sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Walker and Senior Lisa Dundore combined for the shutout but recorded one save.
SCORING: Rebecca Ream (3 goal, 2 assist), Elizabeth Velazquez (3 goal, 1 assist) Stephanie Lansdon (1 goal, 2 assist), Lisa Dundore (2 goal, 3 assist), Emily Dundore (1 goal, 2 assist), Kaylee Crenshaw (1 goal, 1 assist), Christina Carter (1 goal, 1 assist), Jessica Darwin (1 goal)
Judson College returns to action on Friday with a home match against Andrew College (GA) slated to kick off at 5:30 p.m.
09/20/11 - Three Consecutive Wins
by Emanuel Stephens
Judson College Soccer, (5-3-0 overall), won their third consecutive game--defeating the Tennessee Temple Crusaders, (0-8-0 overall), 4-1--on Saturday. The win gives Judson College three consecutive wins for the first time in the program's history! The Eagles have won their past two games, 2-1 against the LaGrange Lady Panthers, and 6-0 against the Wesleyan College Pioneers.
We are slowly improving and working on fundamentals in training every day to prepare for Oxford and Emory. Playing Oxford and Emory is an important point in the season for us; we want to try and reach 6-3 on the season and move up in the USCAA polls. As of last week we were ranked #6 in the USCAA polls. The ladies are becoming more cohesive as a unit, and they are building a familiarity with each other that is making their soccer more comfortable and intuitive.
8/25/11 - Judson College Soccer Team ‘Gives Back’
By Sara Bible
The Judson College soccer team made community missions a significant part of their practice this month devoting two days to outreach.
The team began their work at the old armory in Marion that functions as a community center for the city where they swept and mopped, dusted and washed windows and the tables. The team also spent time at a local nursing home for an old fashioned hymn sing with the residents. The team was fascinated by the residents' ability to recall their favorite hymn numbers from memory, and team member Missy Merrell commented “I think I found some new friends!”
On the second day the team spent the morning at the Sowing Seeds of Hope interfaith initiative loading backpacks with school supplies for local school children. After all the backpacks were stuffed and ready to go, the team distributed them to the boys and girls.
Finally the team traveled to another nursing home in Marion to play board games with the residents. "I enjoyed getting to talk to the residents,” says goalie Rachel Walker.
Coach Emanuel Stephens said he is very pleased with the way the team is shaping up for the season, and delighted the team agreed to "give back" to the community.
9/8/10 - Soccer Game Replay - Eagles soar past Panthers to claim victory
Judson College Eagles Soccer team played against LaGrange College in LaGrange, Ga. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, beating the Panthers 2-1 in overtime.
The Eagles started the game off with a goal from Lisa Dundore assisted by Jessica Darwin within the first ten minutes of play. The Eagles remained strong throughout the first period of play, holding the score at 1-0.
The Panthers remained scoreless until the last two minutes of the game when Melanie Sommers #8 of LaGrange scored, sending the game into overtime.
The Eagles were able to score the game winning goal three minutes into overtime. Freshman Caitlin Smith's shot from the top of the box bounced off the far post back into play, which allowed Judson's centerback Christina Carter the opportunity to deliver the winning shot through the LaGrange defense to win the game.
This win brings Judson's record so far this season to 2-2-1.
The Eagles will host Tennessee Temple University on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m.
9/4/2010 - Soccer team takes first victory of the 2010 season - other updates The Judson College Soccer team cinched their first win of the season on Saturday, August 28 against Copiah Lincoln Community College. Eagles' freshman goalie, Rachel Walker tallied up five saves for the game .
Final score was 1-0, Judson.
Tuesday, August 31, the Eagles endured an all out battle against Atlanta Christian College Chargers in Atlanta, Ga.
The Eagles' junior forward Lisa Dundore scored early in the first period of play, but the Chargers gained field possession within the six yard line, allowing them to score off of a corner kick. Eagles forward Lisa Dundore was once again in the middle of the Eagles' second goal as she assisted freshman forward Kacey Chance with her first goal of the 2010 campaign. Judson Head Soccer Coach Emanuel Stephens called the play "brilliant."
But the Chargers didn't let up: thirty-five minutes within the second period, the Chargers' # 16 scored bringing the total score to 2-2. Battling exhaustion, the two team's energy levels were down, but the crowd's momentum gushed onto the field, causing the game to go into two Overtimes, eventually leaving the final score at 2-2 in double Overtime.
9/16/2009 - One Soccer Athlete takes USCAA Player of the Week, one gains honorable mention
USCAA Players of the Week & National Rankings Announced:
One Judson Eagle has been named Player of the Week by the USCAA and one has been awarded honorable mention. Players include:
Lisa Dundore - sophomore forward from Fayetteville, NC received honorable mention this week for scoring the game winning goal also in the 1-0 match against Huntingdon College.
The Eagles' Soccer team is 2nd in the nation in the coaches' poll!
September 9, 2009 - Ellis chosen as Women's Soccer Player of the Week by the USCAA
Judson's very own Becky Ellis from Biloxi, Miss., has been chosen as the Women's Soccer Player of the Week by the USCAA - Judson's National Athletic Association.
Ellis plays forward for the Judson Eagles and has contributed four goals and one assist in the squad's six games thus far. She scored three of those goals during Judson's season opener against Marion Military Insitute, bringing the team to a 7-1 win. She finished off the week by scoring the game winning goal in the 75th minute against Wesleyan College on September 5.
"Becky has been an important part of the Eagles' success so far this season," said Coach Bryan Weiss, who sent in the nomination. "We're proud of her!"
Ellis is a sophomore studying Social Work. The Judson Soccer team is 3-3 for the season so far, with their next game against Travecca Nazarene University in Tennessee on September 15.
September 6, 2008 - Soccer team clinches first win of season
The Judson College Lady Eagles Soccer team won their first game of the season on Saturday, Sept. 6. Judson's Soccer team was formed in early 2008 and is under the direction of head coach Bryan Weiss. Saturday's win was the first win in school history for the sport of soccer at the college.
The Eagles posted the shut out win over Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga., with Judson freshman and team captain Andi Skarbecki scoring the game winning goal. The team took second place overall Saturday in the Pioneer Kick Off Classic Tournament. Freshman and captain, Jessie Brumfield and freshman Evelina Jones worked a short corner kick play resulting in an incomplete shot from freshman Lisa Dundore. Skarbecki scored the winning shot off of a rebound kick.
"I am really proud of the entire team. After playing 89 very tough minutes versus Wesleyan College we scored with only 28 seconds left," Weiss said. "The team as a whole also played amazing defense to support Jasmine Johnson (Freshman goal keeper) in the team's first shut out."
The Eagles will go head to head next against Shelton State Community College on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. The game will be played at Judson College.
April 18, 2008 - Judson hires coach for first-time Eagles soccer team
Weiss, who has 15 years of coaching experience under his belt, was hired and began recruiting for Judson in mid March. He holds a Master of Science in sports management from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala. and was most recently the men's head soccer coach for Crossroads College in Rochester.
The Judson College Board of Trustees approved the addition of soccer as an intercollegiate sport at Judson last October at the behest of representatives from the Admissions Office. The completion of the new Charles F. Dunkin Athletic Complex in 2007 was also instrumental in helping the college move ahead with the new addition. MORE...
From left: Andrea Luckie, Christina Duke, Lindy Cowart, Corey Finlay and Shelby Crews.
From left: Rylee Parnell, Rebecca O'Neal, Jana Davenport, Jordyn Blackwell and Megan Cook.
“We are very proud of these young ladies and would like to point out that four of the nine team members were competing in their first western IHSA show," said equine coach Jennifer Hoggle. "This is an amazing result and we look forward to great things from our team this season!"
October 3, 2011 - Equestrian program receives donation
The Alabama Farmers Federation and ALFA Insurance pledged $50,000 to the equine studies program at Judson. The donation will be used to add classrooms to the new equine studies center on campus. The story was covered by WAFA CBS 8 News from Selma/Montgomery on September 29, 2011. Click here for the news spot.
September 1, 2011 - JC Equestrian team debuts on RFD-TV program Time Well Spent
Check out the story here on the Time Well Spent vimeo site. Judson's segment starts at 14:15.
February 7-8, 2009 - Equestrians take home the blue, qualify for Regionals
Members of the Judson College equestrian team took home the blue during the Intercollegiate Spring Classic held at Berry College in Georgia on Feb. 7-8, showing in both the hunt seat and Western events.
During the western show on Saturday, Samantha Marcella of Cullman took home first place in the Class 12B-2 Intermediate II Western Horsemanship.
Candyce Gibbs, also of Cullman, took home the first place ribbon in Class 11 Beginner Western Horsemanship.
Other winners from Saturday's western show included:
- Joy Coppock of Lowndsboro - third place in Class 16 Reining Horsemanship and third place in Class 15 Open Western Horsemanship.
- Jessica Elmore of Opp - placed reserve in Class 12B-1 Intermediate II Western Horsemanship
- Heather Hodge of Thomasville - third place in Class 12B-I Intermediate II Western Horsemanship
- Alyssa Hicks of Corpus Christi, TX - fifth place in Class 12B-2 Intermediate II Western Horsemanship
- Sarah Dunn of Monroeville (the newest member of the team) - second place in Class II Beginner Western Horsemanship
On Sunday, winners included:
- Coppock - second place in Class 16 and fourth place in Class 15
- Elmore - placed reserve in Class 12B-1
- Hodge - sixth place in Class 12B-1 and sixth place in Class 2A Beginner walk/trot/canter in the hunt seat event
- Hicks - sixth place in Class 12B-2
- Marcella - second place in Class 12B-2
- Dunn - third place in Class 11 Beginner Western Horsemanship
The next IHSA Show will be Feb. 28, again at Berry College.
The IHSA Regional Show for both Western and hunter will be held on March 1 at Berry College. Joy Coppock, Candyce Gibbs and Samantha Marcella are already qualified for the regional show.
* Article courtesy of the Judson College Public Relations Department
September 20, 2008 - Equestrians take home wins from first show of fall, 2008
By Joy Coppock - Student Writer
Judson College equestrians began their competition year with a hunt seat show at the University of Georgia on Sept. 20.
The hunt seat team includes Joy Coppock of Lowndesboro, Alyssa Hicks of Corpus Christi, Texas, Heather Hodge of Thomasville and Christina Wood of Fairhope.
Coppock, a third year senior at Judson studying English and journalism, has been riding on the Western equestrian team for three years, qualifying last year for the semi-finals in Syracuse, NY. The UGA show was her first attempt to compete in class three novice equitation on the flat.
Hicks, a third year student majoring in religion, has been a member of both the Western and hunt seat team for two years. She competes in class 2A beginner walk, trot and canter.
Hodge, a sophomore majoring in biology and psychology, is on both the western and hunt seat team. She also competes in class 2A beginner walk, trot and canter on the hunt seat team where she placed first at UGA.
Wood, a freshman majoring in equine business, competes in class 2B advanced walk, trot and canter. She placed fifth in her first competition. MORE...
August 26, 2008 - Williams employed by equine science department at Judson
Judson College has employed Janice Palmer Williams for another academic year to teach riding skills in the equine science department.
Williams is an avid rider and excels in hunter riding. She is a recipient of the American Quarter Horse Association's "Best of America's Horse Award," has won numerous competitions and awards and has been showcased with some of the best competitors in the nation.
Williams is employed by the Marion Veterinary Clinic and continues to exhibit, compete and train horses as a hobby. She also works for the Midnight Sunshine Arabians in Perry County, caring for 20 horses on a daily basis.
"Janice is a wonderful addition to the equine department and her expertise is such a great asset," said equine director Jennifer Hoggle. "I look forward to working with her again this year."
April 18, 2008 - Equestrians finish season with New York semi-finals
By Jennifer J. Hoggle
It's not often that college students in Alabama are invited to compete in a horse show in upstate New York, but that's what Judson College equestrian team members Joy Coppock of Lowndesboro, Christa Fransen of Kingman, Ariz. and Lauren Stephens of Mountain Brook experienced.
These students, along with equine coach Jennifer Hoggle, flew to Syracuse, New York for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Western Semi-Finals hosted by Cazenovia College on March 30-31.
Competitors included students from Alfred University, Ball State, Berry College, Bethany College, Bloomsburg University, California State Polytechnic University, California University of Pennsylvania, Cazenovia College, College of Wooster, Judson College, Kutztown University, Lake Erie College, Ohio State, Oswego State, Perdue University, St. Mary of-the-Woods College, Susquehanna University, Syracuse University, University of California - San Diego, University of Akron and West Virginia University.
Only two teams out of the entire IHSA Zone 5, Region 2 had riders represented at this show--Berry College and Judson College. MORE....
MORE about Judson's Equine Program...
10/12/2011 - Judson Volleyball hosts Breast Cancer Awareness "Pink Day"
Judson College held the first “Volleyball Pink Day” on October 8, 2011 to raise awareness of Breast Cancer around the school and community. The day included words from Judson’s very own Breast Cancer survivor Jean Massey and a candle lit moment of silence by any who wanted to participate. Everyone was encouraged to wear pink and the Lady Eagle volleyball team supported the day in their own pink uniforms to play in. “I feel it was a huge success as we had a large crowd there for the game and everyone participated. The coach from Agnes Scott was deeply moved by the event as she explained to me that she had lost her mother to breast cancer and thanked us for allowing them to be involved in the activities,” said Lady Eagles coach Anna Wood. The team hopes to continue this event in years to come and for it to grow in the years to come.08/29/11 - Judson Volleyball Kicks Season Off With 3-0 Record
Judson got a jump start on their volleyball season winning two games on Aug. 26 against Baptist College of Florida and Concordia College to improve their record to 3-0.
The 2011 season started Aug. 25 when Judson traveled to Tennessee Temple playing five nail-biting sets and finally finishing on top, winning the tie-breaker set 16-14 in a come-from-behind victory!
Senior Dominique Seldon served seven straight serves to bring Judson from a 9-14 deficit to victory; Seldon served seven aces throughout the match.
Senior Sarah Kendrick led the Eagles in overall stats with two assists, two kills and seven aces. Also boosting the victory was freshman Hannah Asprodites with one kill and eight aces.
Coach Anna Wood, in her second season at Judson, and foresees great things to come. "Temple always has a competitive team and this was our first game," she said. "I started three freshmen tonight along with a transfer sophomore so the chemistry of the team is still being set. The players showed a lot of heart when they were down but never gave up. Once our chemistry gets flowing, we will be unstoppable!”
After traveling Thursday night the Eagles competed in their first home game the very next night with a tri-match between Baptist College of Florida and Concordia. Judson dominated BCF with 19 total kills and 14 total aces. After this match the Eagles played close rival Concordia."Concordia is always a tough match because of the emotion involved in the game," Wood said. Their school is so close and we compete in the same National Conference, USCAA, so it’s always a high energy high-emotion game. I was proud of my girls for the way they handled themselves and played their game coming out on top.” Freshman Hannah Asprodites led the team in aces with a staggering 18 aces and also made two blocks for the victory. Freshman Tiffany Martin, who plays in the setter position, led Judson’s offense making 16 good sets and two assists. Martin also earned seven aces on the game. Judson will play Concordia again on Aug. 30 at Concordia at 5 p.m. and Stillman in Tuscaloosa on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m.
08/28/11- Judson College Volleyball Team Conducts VBSJudson College’s Volleyball team hosted a One Day Vacation Bible School on August 20 at Berean Baptist Church in Marion. The Saturday event included music, games, crafts, Bible study and missions. Coach Anna Wood said the players and children had a great time and the team plans to do this again.
9/16/09 - Owen receives Volleyball Player of the Week from the USCAA
Amber Owen is the national volleyball player of the week! Amber is a Senior Libero from Columbus, Miss. In two matches last week, Owen played spectacular defense, digging 77 balls, and adding a kill for the Eagles.
The Eagles' Volleyball team is ranked 12th in the nation!
11/14/11 - Eagles get first win of the season against Pensacola Christian College
Judson College Eagles (0-2) faced off against the Pensacola Christian College Eagles (0-2) on Tuesday, November 8th in Pensacola, FL to capture their first win of the season.
Judson controlled the flow of the game without ever giving up the lead within the first half, going into halftime with a 7 point lead. However, Pensacola started the second half on a hot streak and outscored Judson for the next ten minutes. Pensacola’s #30 Tameka Sandiford (21 pts) dominated the post in the second half, resulting in Pensacola taking a 15 point lead. With less than 9 minutes remaining, Coach Jones called a timeout to gather the composure of his somewhat frustrated team. After the timeout the Judson Eagles began to hustle themselves back into the game, causing the Pensacola Eagles to make several turnovers. The tight man-to man defense of the Judson Eagles led to a technical foul on Pensacola, which placed Junior guard #0 Avian Middleton (8pts) on the free-throw line, where she scored two consecutive foul shots. Judson Eagles now had the lead by 2 and ball possession. With seconds remaining, Senior Forward #33 Joycelyn Seidule passed the ball off to freshmen guard #3 Shekinah Lewis (10pts), who pulled up for a short jump shot that clinched Judson’s first win of the season.
Senior shooting guard Molly Gallian led the Eagles with 16 points, along with great defensive effort from sophomore Kristian Lyons (9points) down on the post.
11/6/09 - Eagles Basketball, opening season results
Judson Eagles started the 2009-2010 season off strong winning both tournament games at Atlanta Christian College the weekend of Nov. 6-7.
Senior Simone Paige lead the Eagles to victory during the tournament, finishing Friday's game with 22 points and Saturday's game with 19 points.
Junior Sarah Fowler contributed 19 points on Friday. Saturday against Toccoa Falls, senior Kelly Patton scored 15 points and sophomore Joycelyn Seidule contributed 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Final results were:
Friday, Nov. 6 - Judson 84, Atlanta Christian 83
Saturday, Nov. 7 - Judson 71, Toccoa Falls 66
Judson took on SUNO on November 10 but came out of that game with a loss of 51-87.
Current JC Basketball record: 2-1 !