Guilford College honored its top student-athletes Sunday night at a year-end ceremony in the Ragan-Brown Field House. Five award winners nominated and selected by the school's athletic department were recognized at the ceremony. Former Guilford volleyball and basketball standout Brenda Goble '94 addressed the group. Goble is the senior woman's administrator and head volleyball coach at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind.
Six Guilford College football student-athletes received awards for their achievements during the 2007 season. Senior Joe Joyner, junior Mike Six, sophomore Hunter Chappell, redshirt-sophomore Hagen Miller, sophomore Kevin Cumberland, and senior Brad Davis were the selected recipients by the team's coaching staff.
Michael Vite, a 27-year coaching veteran having spent the last 14 of those as a defensive coordinator, was named Head Football Coach at The Apprentice School as announced today by Athletic Director Keisha Pexton.
Six elite Guilford College student-athletes received the 2008 Nereus C. English '26 Athletic Leadership Award at a banquet Monday night in Founders Hall on Guilford's campus. This year's English Award recipients are Tracey Croner, Kelly Gonzalez, Joe John, Joe Joyner, Caleb Kimbrough and Kaci Loeffler. Since Guilford first presented the honor in 1977, 169 students have received the English Award.
Guilford College redshirt-junior quarterback Josh Vogelbach earned Second Team All-South Region honors from D3football.com Monday. A first-time all-region pick, Vogelbach was the lone Guilford student so honored this year.
Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) football coaches honored five Guilford College students on their 2007 All-ODAC Football Team, league officials announced Wednesday. Redshirt-junior quarterback Josh Vogelbach and redshirt-senior receiver Joe Joyner earned first-team recognition. Teammates Brad Davis, Mike Six and Blake Underwood were second-team picks. Redshirt-sophomore receiver Hagen Miller and sophomore linebacker Markas Brunson earned honorable mention all-conference laurels.
Guilford College's Mike Six won the weekly Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Defensive Football Player of the Week Award late Sunday. He is Guilford's second consecutive recipient of the weekly defensive prize. Six also picked up Guilford's Student-Athlete of the Week prize, presented by the school's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Redshirt-freshman running back Justin Parker's one-yard touchdown run with 5:17 left in regulation rallied host Guilford College past Emory & Henry College, 21-17, in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) football game Saturday afternoon in the Armfield Athletic Center. The Quakers (6-4, 2-4 ODAC) drove 95 yards in 14 plays for the winning score and clinched their first consecutive winning seasons since 1990-91. Emory & Henry (4-6, 1-5 ODAC) ended 2007 on a five-game losing skid.
Guilford College's Markas Brunson won the weekly Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Defensive Football Player of the Week Award late Sunday. He is Guilford's first recipient of the weekly defensive prize this season. Brunson also picked up Guilford's Student-Athlete of the Week prize, presented by Guilford's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Sophomore Markas Brunson returned a blocked field goal 88 yards for a touchdown with 1:24 left to help visiting Guilford College past the Catholic University of America Saturday, 34-27, in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference football game at Cardinals Stadium. Brunson also forced a Catholic fumble on the Quakers’ two-yard line with 36 seconds left, which teammate Danny Langston recovered to preserve Guilford’s lead.
Sophomore running back Zak Thornton ran for 262 yards and four touchdowns in Randolph-Macon College's 34-16 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) football win at Guilford College Saturday afternoon. The win gives Randolph-Macon (7-1) seven wins for the first time since 1998 and keeps the Yellow Jackets atop the league standings with a 4-0 mark. Guilford slips to 4-4 (0-4 ODAC) with its fourth loss in five games.
Washington and Lee junior wide receiver Stuart Sitterson totaled 147 all-purpose yards and scored a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to lead the Generals to a 24-13 victory over Guilford on Saturday afternoon at the Armfield Athletic Center.
Senior quarterback Jeff Highfill threw four touchdowns to Brandon Copeland and ran for three more in Bridgewater College’s 76-28 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) football win over Guilford College Saturday at Jopson Field.
Redshirt-junior quarterback Josh Vogelbach passed for 432 yards and five touchdowns in visiting Guilford College’s 41-35 football victory over Greensboro College in Saturday’s 11th annual Gate City Soup Bowl game. The Quakers’ unprecedented third straight win in the city series makes them 4-1, their best start since 1997.
Guilford's football season is off to a 3-1 start, and you can make it better! It's time to look ahead to Saturday's Gate City Soup Bowl, which is the annual football game between Guilford College and Greensboro College. Leading up to the game, both schools conduct a canned-good drive for the benefit of the Greensboro community. Not only can you help by cheering the Quakers at the game, but you can donate to a worthy cause and help Guilford get a "W" for the canned-goods challenge.
Junior running back Josh Simpson rushed for 207 yards and an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC)-record six touchdowns in visiting Hampden-Sydney College’s 56-49 football win over Guilford College Saturday night in both teams’ league opener. At least nine ODAC records were broken or tied in the Tigers’ eighth straight win over Guilford.
Redshirt-junior quarterback Josh Vogelbach passed for 360 yards and seven touchdowns in Guilford College's 47-13 nonconference football win over Averett University Saturday night. The Quakers improved to 3-0 for the first time since 1999 by winning their home opener. Averett, which won the previous three meetings between the two schools, slips to 0-2.
Quarterback Josh Vogelbach threw four touchdown passes and ran for the decisive score in visiting Guilford College’s 50-47 nonconference football win at Methodist University Saturday at Monarch Stadium.
Guilford College's Josh Vogelbach won the first Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Offensive Football Player of the Week Award of the season late Sunday. The announcement marked the fifth time in his career he has received the honor. Vogelbach also picked up Guilford's first Student-Athlete of the Week prize, presented weekly by Guilford's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Guilford College athletic director Marion Kirby filled out the Quakers' football coaching staff with the addition of assistant coaches Mike Harris '07, Eric Massey, and Joe Mitskas. Also Monday, defensive coordinator Michael Vite was promoted to assistant head coach and Chris Barnette '08 and Josh Sutton '07 joined the football staff as student assistants.
Guilford enters its 100th season of college football poised to build on its most successful offensive campaign in the program’s history. Head coach Kevin Kiesel begins his second season with 24 returning letter winners, including 11 starters, from last year’s 5-5 club that enjoyed the Quakers’ best season since 1997. Guilford won its last four games, all Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) contests, and shared second place in the league standings with a 4-2 mark.
Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) football coaches picked Guilford College third in their 2007 preseason football poll, its best ranking since 1998. Bridgewater College, winners of five of the last six league titles, received five first-place votes and the poll's top spot. Defending ODAC champ Washington and Lee University earned the remaining first-place votes and was picked second.
Guilford College opens its 101st recorded football season September 1 at Southern Virginia University in the first football meeting between the nonconference rivals. The Quakers' 2007 schedule includes five home games, including two under the newly installed Armfield Athletic Center lights, and six Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) contests.