Topher Marshall Tabbed as All-South Atlantic Region Midfielder Sophomore midfielder Topher Marshall of the Oglethorpe men's soccer team was named to the All-South Atlantic Region Third Team Thursday evening by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), marking the first All-Region honor of his career. Marshall is the third Stormy Petrel in the last four years to earn All-Region honors. Full Story
Five Stormy Petrels Named to SAA Fall All-Sportsmanship Teams The SAA released their 2016 Fall All-Sportsmanship Teams Tuesday, recognizing student-athletes who displayed outstanding sportsmanship over the course of their seasons. The five Stormy Petrels selected join a total of 55 student-athletes among the conference's eight full-time and four affiliate members across its seven sponsored fall sports. Full Story
Oglethorpe SAAC Finishes Successful First Annual Toy Drive for Patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta The Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committtee (SAAC) wound up their First Annual Toy Drive last week and delivered the toys received to the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital on Friday. Full Story
Men's Soccer Takes Three of Four All-SAA Awards, Puts Nine Men on All-SAA Teams The Oglethorpe men's soccer team had an outstanding showing on the All-SAA teams and awards, released Tuesday by the conference office. Three Stormy Petrels earned awards, as senior defender Micah Akin took SAA Defensive Player of the Year, sophomore midfielder Topher Marshall snatched SAA Offensive Player of the Year, and Oglethorpe head coach Jon Akin won his third SAA Coach of the Year award. Meanwhile, junior defender Jordan Locke joined the above two players on the All-SAA First Team; senior midfielder Gustavo Martinez, junior goalkeeper Luke Whelan, junior defender Josh Hoeft, and freshman forward Gabe Alvarez earned spots on the All-SAA Second Team; and junior forward Devon Patterson joined freshman midfielder Andrew Grodhaus on the All-SAA Honorable Mention list. Full Story
Men's Soccer Season Comes to Abrupt End with SAA Semifinal Loss to Centre The Oglethorpe men's soccer team saw their season come to an abrupt end Friday night at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, as they fell to No. 4 seed Centre 4-1 in the SAA Championship semifinals. As the top seed in the tournament, the Petrels had home-field advantage throughout, but the visiting Colonels used a first-half goal against the run of play and two goals off of free kicks in the second half to build a 3-0 lead that was too much for the Stormy Petrels to overcome. Oglethorpe finishes the season at 7-6-3 overall, and Friday's defeat was their first to an SAA team all season. Full Story
SAAC Athletes of The Week
Mike Turner MEN'S BASKETBALLMike Turner of the Oglethorpe men's basketball team has been named this week's SAAC Male Athlete of the Week by his peers in the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Lauren Ransom WOMEN'S BASKETBALLLauren Ransom of the Oglethorpe women's basketball team has been named the SAAC Female Athlete of the Week.