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Defense gives ULM BIG win vs. Arkansas State as seen on ESPN2

ULM overcame Arkansas State and the elements with a 16-10 victory at Malone Stadium Oct.13. Junior running back Frank Goodin ran for 107 yards on 27 carries with a touchdown. With the win, ULM improves to 4-2, 3-0 in conference, marking just the second time in school history that the Warhawks have won their first three Sun Belt contest.

With 4:49 to play in the contest, the Red Wolves took over on their own 20-yard line trailing by six. Arkansas State (1-4, 0-2) moved the ball down to the ULM 20, but that would be as close as they would get to the end zone.

An illegal participation penalty backed the Red Wolves up to the Warhawk 25-yard line before back-to-back sacks by sophomore defensive end Troy Evans pushed ASU back to the ULM 43. Facing a 4th-and-33 with 30 seconds remaining, Arkansas State’s desperation "Hail Mary" pass fell incomplete and the Warhawks held on for the win.

Despite a driving rainstorm that lasted through most of the first half, ULM took the lead through the air just 56 seconds into the contest as junior quarterback Trey Revell found senior wide receiver LaGregory Sapp over the top of the Arkansas State defense for a 48-yard touchdown pass on the second play from scrimmage. The play was the third-longest of the season for the Warhawks and the second-longest scoring play.




ULM Athletic Foundation offers new membership programs

The ULM Athletic Foundation has added several new exciting membership programs: the "Young Grads" program and the "Jr. Warhawk" program.

Join the "Young Grad" program today!The "Young Grad" program is for any ULM alum who has graduated in the last five (5) years and is an excellant way for young alumni to support ULM athletics at an entry level. Membership is $50.00 per year and includes:

  • Warhawk Frequent Flyer Pass (all sport plan – general admission seating)
  • Invitation to Annual Kick-Off Party
  • Preferred football parking permit
  • Athletic Foundation Car Decal

Join the "Junior Warhawk" program today!The "Jr. Warhawk" program is a special membership for Warhawk fans age 12 and younger! Membership is $20.00 and all Jr. Warhawk Club members receive:

  • Season ticket to all home Warhawk athletic events
  • Jr. Warhawk Club T-shirt and membership card
  • Invitation to exclusive Jr. Warhawk Club events
  • Name on Jr. Warhawk Club Web site
  • Autographed picture of Ace
  • E-Birthday card (sent to parent ’s email)

The ULM Athletic Foundation is the pillar of support for ULM Athletics. It is composed of individuals and businesses with a common mission, which is as follows:

The mission of the ULM Athletic foundation is to raise awareness and financial support for the Warhawk athletic programs, positively promote all athletic events, grow the Warhawk fan and donor base, and enhance the lives of over 300 student-athletes.

For more information about any of membership programs available from the ULM Athletic Foundation, contact Melissa Lawson at 318-342-5428 or lawson@ulm.edu.






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Heres' a recap of Warhawk football . . .

Arizona State defeats ULM 38-14

Arizona State took advantage of a short field and ULM mistakes to defeat the Warhawks 38-14 in front of 43,780 fans at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz on Sept. 19. The Warhawks committed three turnovers on the night and Arizona State (2-0) had four scoring drives of less than 60 yards. The combination was too much for ULM to overcome against the Pac-10 Sun Devils.

Arizona State opened the game with a bang as Omar Bolden returned the opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown. The Sun Devils then got a short field taking possession on the ULM 40 thanks to a three-and-out and a 16-yard punt by the Warhawks. Nine plays later ASU took a 14-0 lead on a 1-yard touchdown run by Dimitri Nance. The score came after a controversial catch at the 1-yard line that was upheld by the replay official.

Frank Goodin
Goodin

ULM running back Frank Goodin moved into eighth place on the Warhawks’ career rushing list with 1,606 yards passing Bobby Scafidel, Cisco Richard and Marquis Williams. He finished the night with 62 yards on 15 carries.

One week after setting ULM records for consecutive completions (15) and single-game completion percentage (89.5), quarterback Trey Revell was not quite as sharp against the attacking ASU defense. He finished the night 10-of-23 for 126 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

For the second time this season against a Big Six Conference school, the ULM offensive line did not allow a sack. The Warhawks entered the game ranked 13th in the nation having allowed just one sack all season. ULM also outrushed the Sun Devils 136 to 118 on the game.

ULM defensive end Aaron Morgan had another monster night finishing with a game-high seven tackles and two sacks. Through three games he has five sacks and seven tackles for loss – he finished last season with six sacks and 13 tackles for loss.


ULM wins 27-25 thriller at Florida Atlantic in Sun Belt season opener

Trey Revell
Revell

Trey Revell completed a career-high 18 passes for 207 yards and rushed for a pair of touchdowns to lead ULM to a 27-25 victory at Florida Atlantic in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both schools on Sept. 26.

The series, just five years old, has always had a flair for the dramatic. Neither team had won by more than a touchdown, the average margin of victory was 3.4 points and the visitor had won each game.

It was no different as the Warhawks (2-2, 1-0 Sun Belt) won their first conference opener since, ironically, they beat Florida Atlantic in Ft. Lauderdale in 2005 – the Warhawks went on to claim a share of the Sun Belt title that season. ULM now improves to 6-0 in the state of Florida in Sun Belt Conference games.

Revell finished the night with 48 yards on the ground on 11 carries. His favorite target was LaGregory Sapp, who caught a season-high seven passes for 96 yards. Darrell McNeal extended his consecutive games with a reception streak to 26 games and finished with five grabs for 51 yards.

Frank Goodin moved into sixth place on the ULM career rushing list with 1,677 after rushing for 71 yards on 18 carries. His 14-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter was his fifth of the season to tie his career high. The touchdown also moved him into a tie for eighth place all-time in ULM history with 14 rushing scores.


ULM runs over FIU, 48-35, remains perfect in Sun Belt

Junior running back Frank Goodin ran for a career-high 163 yards and three touchdowns and junior quarterback Trey Revell threw for a career-best 273 yards with a career-high 19 completions and two touchdowns as ULM defeated FIU, 48-35, during ULM's Homecoming game played Oct. 3 at Malone Stadium.

Darrell McNeal
McNeal

After a slow start offensively that saw the Warhawks earn just one first down in their first four possessions, the ULM offense hit its stride, piling up 577 yards of total offense. Senior wide receiver Darrell McNeal finished the day with six catches for 108 yards and two touchdowns.

With the victory, ULM (3-2, 2-0 Sun Belt) earned its first 2-0 start in conference play since 2005. The Warhawks' 45 points is the most they have ever scored in a Sun Belt victory. ULM is also off to its best since after its first five games since the 1993 squad opened the season 4-1, which was ULM's last season in Division I-AA (Bowl Championship Subdivison).

"It was a great team win, we seem to make it hard on ourselves sometimes, but they have a darn good football team," said ULM head coach Charlie Weatherbie.




ULM’s Scott Love named Sun Belt Special Teams Player of the Week

Scott Love
Love

ULM punter Scott Love was named Sun Belt Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, the league office announced. Love played a pivotal role in ULM's 27-25 victory at Florida Atlantic on Sept. 26.

After not being called into duty at all in the first half, the senior boomed five punts for a 44.8 yard average in the second half. Three of his punts landed inside the 20-yard line and two were placed inside the 7-yard line. Love, who shared the honor with Troy's Kanorris Davis, had punts of 56 and 48 yards in the game.

His most important kick of the night came with the Warhawks leading by the final two-point margin with just over two minutes to play. Love, a native of West Monroe, La., calmly booted a 35-yard punt that angled out of bounds at the Florida Atlantic 6-yard line.

This is Love's third Sun Belt Conference weekly honor and fifth overall weekly honor of his career. He earned a pair of Sun Belt and Louisiana Special Teams Player of the Week distinctions during his all-conference campaign in 2007.

Love ranks fourth all-time in ULM history with a 40.7 career punting average and holds the school record for punts inside the 20-yard line in a game (5) and a season (23). He is closing in on the school record for career punts inside the 20-yard line with 48, which is just 14 shy of Chad McCarty's total of 62.




ULM sweeps Sun Belt Conference weekly football awards

Frank Goodin
Goodin

Theo Smith
Smith

Radi Jabour
Jabour

On the heels of ULM's 48-35 victory over FIU, the Warhawks swept the Sun Belt Conference player of the week honors announced by the league office. Running back Frank Goodin was named Offensive Player of the Week, linebacker Theo Smith was named Defensive Player of the Week and place kicker Radi Jabour was named Special Teams Player of the Week. This is the second time that ULM has swept the Sun Belt weekly awards - three Warhawks took top league honors after ULM defeated Alabama in 2007.

The Warhawks, who are off to their best start since moving to Division I-A (Football Bowl Subdivision) in 1994, sit atop the Sun Belt standings at 3-0. The 48 points scored by the Warhawks against the Golden Panthers were the most ever by a ULM team in a Sun Belt contest.

Goodin, who ranks fourth in the NCAA with eight rushing touchdowns on the season, rushed for a career-high 163 yards on just 19 carries (8.6 yards per carry) as the Warhawks finished with 304 yards on the ground as a team. The junior tied his career-high with three rushing scores, propelling him to ninth on the ULM single-season list.

The native of West Monroe, La., moved into fifth place in ULM history for career rushing yards (1,840) and seventh for career rushing touchdowns (17).

Smith, a junior from New Orleans, had a career night finishing with 12 tackles (seven solo), a tackle for loss, a pass break up and the first interception of his career. The interception came at a pivotal point in the game with the Warhawks leading by 13 in the fourth quarter and the Golden Panthers driving in ULM territory.

The first-year starter is fourth on the team (just one tackle out of second) with 28 stops on the season, but ranks second with three tackles for loss and third with three pass break ups.

Jabour, who was named Louisiana Special Teams Player of the Week following the season opener at Texas, connected on both his field goal attempts and all six of his extra-point tries for the Warhawks against FIU.

The sophomore from LaPlace, La., is 6-of-7 on the season on field goal attempts after booting kicks of 34 and 48 yards against FIU - the 48-yard kick tied his career-long set last season against Troy.




ULM’s Theo Smith named Louisiana Player of the Week

Theo Smith
Smith

ULM linebacker Theo Smith was named Louisiana Defensive Player of the Week, the Louisiana Sports Writers Association announced. Smith was also named Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Smith, a junior from New Orleans, had a career night finishing with 12 tackles (seven solo), a tackle for loss, a pass break up and the first interception of his career in ULM's 48-35 victory over Florida International this past Saturday. The interception came at a pivotal point in the game with the Warhawks leading by 13 in the fourth quarter and the Golden Panthers driving in ULM territory.

The first-year starter is fourth on the team (just one tackle out of second) with 28 stops on the season. Smith also ranks second on the team with three tackles for loss and third with three pass break ups.




Other Football News

Fox Sports Net to Broadcast ULM at Kentucky on Oct. 24

The ULM football game against Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 24 will be televised live by Fox Sports Net with kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m.

The game against the Wildcats will be ULM's third straight television appearance.

The Warhawks defeated Florida International on the Sun Belt Network on Oct. 3 and Arkansas State Oct. 13 on ESPN2. The national broadcast also means that a minimum of six ULM games will be televised this season.

ULM's final regular season game against Middle Tennessee on Nov. 28 will also be televised by the Sun Belt Network.



ULM adds LSU to 2010 football schedule

ULM and LSU will meet for the second time on the football field when the Warhawks make a trip to Tiger Stadium on Nov. 13, 2010. LSU won the inaugural meeting in 2003, also at Tiger Stadium.

The Warhawks and Tigers have the top two conference records among Football Bowl Subdivision schools in the state of Louisiana over the past six seasons. ULM’s 19-16 Sun Belt record is second only to LSU’s 29-12 Southeastern Conference record during that span.




ULM fans can "Fly with the Warhawks" to away football games

ULM fans who want to travel to the Warhawks’ away football games as part of the official travel party can sign up to "Fly with the Warhawks" for all seven of the team’s road games this upcoming season.

The total package includes travel to and from the game, lodging in the team hotel and a ticket to the game in the ULM section. Flight travel is by charter plane from the Monroe Regional Airport and bus travel is by charter bus from Malone Stadium.

For more information or to register for any of the away packages contact Doug Mosley at 318-342-5442 or dmosley@ulm.edu.

Warhawk fans can also purchase tickets for any of ULM’s road games or season tickets for ULM’s home games by visiting the ticket office in Malone Stadium, calling 318-342-3ULM or online at www.ulmwarhawks.com.




Bus Packages:
Troy, North Texas and Louisiana-Lafayette
Single Occupancy Hotel Room: $250 per person
Double Occupancy Hotel Room: $200 per person

Plane Packages:
Kentucky
Single Occupancy Hotel Room: $500 per person
Double Occupancy Hotel Room: $450 per person

Away Game Ticket Prices:
Kentucky: $35
Troy: $24
North Texas: $20
Louisiana-Lafayette: $24



WARHAWK FOOTBALL 2009

Bold denotes Home Game - all dates and times subject to change

* denotes Sun Belt Conference Games
Date Opponent Location Time (CT)
Sat, Sept 5
Texas at Austin, Tex. 6:00 p.m.
Sat. Sept 12
Texas Southern Monroe, La. 6:00 p.m.
Sat. Sept 19
Arizona State at Tempe, Ariz. 9:00 p.m
Sat. Sept 26
Florida Atlantic* at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 3:00 p.m.
Sat. Oct 3
Florida International* (Homecoming) Monroe, La. 2:30 p.m.
Tue. Oct 13
Arkansas State* (Broadcast on ESPN2) Monroe, La. 7:00 p.m
Sat. Oct 24
Kentucky at Lexington, Ky. TBA
Sat. Oct 31 Troy* at Troy, Ala. 6:00 p.m.
Sat. Nov 7 North Texas* at Denton, Tex. 3:00 p.m
Sat. Nov 14 Western Kentucky* Monroe, La. 3:00 p.m.
Sat. Nov 21 Lousiana - Lafayette* at Lafayette, La. 6:00 p.m.
Sat. Nov 28 Middle Tennessee* Monroe, La. 3:15 p.m.



Home Game Promotions and Tailgating

November 7 - at Denton, Tex. vs the University of North Texas – Johnny’s Pizza tailgating party
November 14 – Chili Cook-off
November 21 - at Lafayette vs UL-Lafayette
November 28 – Middle Tennessee







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ULM baseball’s recruiting class recognized by Collegiate Baseball

The 2010 ULM baseball recruiting class was named one of the top classes in the nation by Collegiate Baseball, who released its annual recruiting rankings.

Jeff Schexnaider
Schexnaider

“This is a testament to our coaching staff for their tiresome work on the recruiting trails,” ULM head coach Jeff Schexnaider said. “We are excited to see what these new guys can do once they get on the field in about a month. This is great national exposure for our program and for our University.”

The Warhawks, who have put together their most successful back-to-back seasons since the 2000 and 2001 campaigns, signed 11 players during the offseason. Over the past two seasons the Warhawks have captured the 2008 Sun Belt Conference championship, advanced to the championship game of the 2009 Sun Belt Tournament and won a combined 66 games.

The 2010 class features six junior college transfers and five high school players. Among the signees are James Jones, who was a 45th round selection of the Cleveland Indians in this past year’s Major League Baseball Draft, and Drew Granier, who was selected to the Valley Baseball League All-Star game this summer.

Collegiate Baseball tabbed Florida and Arizona State as the top two classes in the nation.

ULM opened fall camp on Oct. 16 in preparation for the annual Maroon & Gold Blood Series. The series, which runs Nov. 9-14, pits the Warhawks against each other in a best-of-five series with the losing team donating blood to a Monroe-area blood bank. Fall camp culminates with the Hacker’s Classic Golf Tournament on Nov. 13 at Frenchman’s Bend.

2010 ULM Baseball Recruiting Class
Taylor Abdalla, RHP/UTL – Loranger (La.) HS
Skyler Barrentine, OF – Sam Houston (La.) HS
Luke Briley, RHP – Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
Wil Browning, RHP – Holmes CC
Stefen Comeaux, RHP – LSU-Eunice
Judd Edwards, SS – Oxford (Ala.) HS
Drew Granier, RHP – Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
Jarrett Hammond, RHP/UTL – Bossier Parish CC
James Jones, RHP – John A. Logan College
John McDermid, LHP/UTL – Joplin (Mo.) HS
Nick Rome, C – Ruston (La.) HS




ULM announces 2010 baseball schedule

Three games against 2009 College World Series teams, a regular season-ending series with rival Louisiana-Lafayette and in-state matchups against LSU and Tulane highlight the 2010 ULM baseball schedule. “I feel that we have a great schedule that our fans will enjoy and that will help our team reach a Regional,” Schexnaider said. “With 15 games against teams that played in the NCAA Tournament last season, the schedule provides us with the challenges we need to accomplish our goals.”

The Warhawks open the season at one of the eight Super Regional sites from last season for a three-game set against Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss., on Feb. 19-21. The series was originally scheduled for two mid-week games later in the year, but when the NCAA extended the season by one week it was moved to the beginning of the year with an extra game added.

Creighton, Stephen F. Austin and Northwestern State await the Warhawks the following weekend (Feb. 26-28) in Nacogdoches, Texas, for a round robin tournament. ULM and Creighton met two years ago in Rosenblatt Stadium to end the regular season, while the Lumberjacks and Demons are old Southland Conference foes.

ULM travels to Hattiesburg, Miss., on Mar. 3 for the first of two games on the season against Southern Mississippi, who played in the 2009 College World Series. The Warhawks have won two straight games against the Golden Eagles on their home field, including a decisive 9-2 victory last season.

The Warhawks open their 26-game Warhawk Field schedule with a three-game set against Mississippi Valley State on Mar. 5-7.

A date with the defending national champions is next for ULM as it heads down to Baton Rouge, La., for a meeting with LSU at Alex Box Stadium on Mar. 9. The Warhawks then host Memphis in the first of a home-and-home series on Mar. 10 with the Conference USA foe before opening conference play.

The Sun Belt Conference opener will be a rematch of the Sun Belt Tournament Championship Game as the Warhawks travel to Murfreesboro, Tenn., for three games against Middle Tennessee on Mar. 12-14.

A trip to Northwestern State on Mar. 15 follows the league opener and Southern Mississippi makes its return trip to Warhawk Field on Mar. 16 to open a four-game homestand. New Orleans returns to Warhawk Field for the second consecutive year Mar. 19-21 for three Sun Belt games.

ULM hits the road for five of the next six games beginning with a Mar. 23 date at Texas-Arlington. A home contest against McNeese State on Mar. 24 breaks up the road trip before the Warhawks travel to Bowling Green, Ky., for three league games at Western Kentucky. Facing elimination, the Warhawks defeated the Hilltoppers twice in the Sun Belt Tournament last year to advance to the title game.

Following a return trip to McNeese State on Mar. 30, the Warhawks play six of their next eight games in the friendly confines of Warhawk Field beginning with a Mar. 31 matchup with Grambling State. NCAA Tournament foe Binghamton is in town for three games on Apr. 2-3.

The two road contests come mid-week as the Warhawks travel to Memphis and Central Arkansas on Apr. 6-7 before hosting Arkansas State on Apr. 9-11 in a three-game Sun Belt series.

A return trip to Grambling State on Apr. 13 breaks up a string of 12 league games. The Warhawks travel to Mobile, Ala., on Apr. 16-18 for three SBC games at South Alabama before returning home Apr. 23-25 for a three-game league set against Florida International.

Staying with teams from the Sunshine State, the Warhawks fly down to Miami, Fla., for three games against league foe Florida International on Apr. 30-May 2. ULM will look for its second straight victory in New Orleans, La., over Tulane on May 4 before returning home to host Troy on May 7-9 in a three-game Sun Belt series.

The final regular season road games send the Warhawks to Little Rock, Ark., for three league games against UALR on May 14-16.

The regular season wraps up with a home game against Northwestern State on May 18 and a three-game series against Louisiana-Lafayette on May 20-22. The series against the Ragin’ Cajuns marks the first time in ULM’s four years in the Sun Belt Conference that it will play a league series during the final weekend of play.

The top eight teams in the league will meet in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on May 26-29 for the Sun Belt Conference Tournament with the winner earning the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

The 64-team NCAA Tournament follows with the Regionals (June 4-7), the Super Regionals (June 11-14) and the College World Series (June 19-30) in Omaha, Neb.




ULM baseball announces dates for Ninth Annual Hackers Classic Golf Tournament

The ninth annual ULM Baseball Grand Slam Hackers Classic Golf Tournament will take place the weekend of Nov. 13-14, head coach Jeff Schexnaider announced. The festivities begin Friday at 6 p.m. with the ULM Baseball Social at the Anna Gray Noe Alumni Center overlooking Bayou DeSiard on Warhawk Way.

This year’s golf tournament will be a three-man scramble at Frenchman’s Bend Country Club beginning Saturday at 9 a.m. Teams will be provided a cart, lunch, snacks, soda, water and a free gift.

The tournament will be divided into two flights, with the top three finishers of each flight winning gift certificates to the Frenchman’s Bend Pro Shop. Prizes will also be awarded for the closest to the pin, long drive and accuracy drive on specific holes on the course.

Registration is only $150 per individual or $450 per team. Hole sponsorships are also available for $200 and all proceeds go to the ULM baseball program.

The weekend culminates Saturday afternoon at Malone Stadium when the ULM football team hosts Western Kentucky in a key Sun Belt Conference game beginning at 3 p.m.

For more information or to register, contact Cory Barton at 318-342-5395 or 318-801-0911.






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Basketball season tickets now on sale!

Season tickets for the 2009-10 season of ULM men’s and women’s basketball are available now through the ULM athletic department ticket office.

Tickets may be purchased in person by visiting the Malone Stadium ticket office or by calling 318-342-3ULM or online at www.ulmwarhawks.com.

Season tickets plans are available for $125 and include seats for all 14 men’s regular season contests as well as all 13 women’s regular season games. ULM faculty and staff may purchase season tickets for $100.

Flex packs are also available for ULM basketball for $75. Flex packs offer fans 10 general admission tickets good for use at any ULM home basketball game.

Mona Martin
Martin

“We appreciate our fans and the support that they give to our team when we are at home,” said ULM head women’s coach Mona Martin. “We have always enjoyed the support of the community and we hope that support will continue to grow.”

The ULM women’s basketball team begins its regular season home schedule against Centenary on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 5:15 p.m.

Both the Warhawk men’s and women’s basketball teams will play exhibitions games on Thursday, Nov. 5 at Fant-Ewing Coliseum. The ULM women will play Arkansas-Monticello at 5:15 p.m., followed by the ULM men against UT-Tyler at 7:30 p.m.

For more information regarding tickets for the 2009-10 basketball season, contact the ULM ticket office at 318-342-3ULM.








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Basketball season tickets now on sale!

Season tickets for the 2009-10 season of ULM men’s and women’s basketball are available now through the ULM athletic department ticket office.

Tickets may be purchased in person by visiting the Malone Stadium ticket office or by calling 318-342-3ULM or online at www.ulmwarhawks.com.

Season tickets plans are available for $125 and include seats for all 14 men’s regular season contests as well as all 13 women’s regular season games. ULM faculty and staff may purchase season tickets for $100.

Flex packs are also available for ULM basketball for $75. Flex packs offer fans 10 general admission tickets good for use at any ULM home basketball game.

 

Orlando Early
Early

“We are excited about this year’s schedule; we believe that we have put together a competitive schedule and also a schedule with a lot of Louisiana appeal,” said ULM head men’s coach Orlando Early.

“We host Grambling and Louisiana Tech and travel to LSU and Centenary, we believe that is great for our fans and those road games are close enough for our fans to travel. We hope to get a lot of support at Fant-Ewing Coliseum this season, fan support is key to winning championships and our goal is to be competing for championships.”

The ULM men’s basketball team opens the home portion of the regular season on Sunday, Nov. 15 against Alcorn State at 2 p.m.

Both the Warhawk men’s and women’s basketball teams will play exhibitions games on Thursday, Nov. 5 at Fant-Ewing Coliseum. The ULM women will play Arkansas-Monticello at 5:15 p.m., followed by the ULM men against UT-Tyler at 7:30 p.m.

For more information regarding tickets for the 2009-10 basketball season, contact the ULM ticket office at 318-342-3ULM.






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ULMís Angela Drane wins second straight tournament Ė Warhawks place third at ORU Shootout

Angela Drane
Drane

ULM senior Angela Drane went 17 months without playing a collegiate golf tournament after redshirting the 2008-09 season. Since coming back she has won both of ULM’s tournaments this fall after taking individual medalist honors at the Oral Roberts University Shootout the Meadowbrook Golf Club in Tulsa, Okla.

Drane (76-70-78-239) fired a final round 78 and finished two strokes ahead of Oral Roberts' Megan O'Connell (77-76-73-226) and McLennan Community College's Ragna Loafsdottir (77-76-73-226). Oral Roberts (935) won the team title finishing just one stroke ahead of UTEP (936) and three strokes in front of the Warhawks (938).

Junior Lina Billing also turned in a solid performance for the Warhawks carding a 78 to finish tied for 13th place – the top finish of her ULM career. Freshman Victoria Gustafsson carded ULM’s best round of the day shaving five shots of her second-round tally to finish with a 4-over-par 76. She moved up 22 slots on the leaderboard to finish tied for 26th. Lina Lagergren (40th) and Britany Hanna (T57th) rounded out the field for the Warhawks.

The Warhawks have now turned in two third-place finishes under new head coach Ashley Tonore and hold a 15-4 record on the season. They return to action Oct. 26-27 at the Troy Women’s Invitational.

Team Standings:
1. Oral Roberts 74-79-315-935, 2. UTEP 310-316-310-936, 3. ULM 313-309-316-938, T4. Sam Houston State 309-315-318-942, T4. Central Arkansas 313-319-310-942, 6. Wichita State 318-313-313-944, 7. McLennan CC 310-324-317-951, 8. Oklahoma City 310-317-325-952, 9. Drury University 323-327-326-976, 10. Lamar 319-331-331-981, 11. Southern Nazarene 333-332-332-997, 12. North Dakota State 340-344-342-1026, 13. Centenary 355-339-344-1038

ULM Individuals:
1. Angela Drane 76-70-78-224, T13. Lina Billing 82-76-78-236, T26. Victoria Gustafsson 84-81-76-241, 40. Lina Lagergren 78-82-84-244, T57. Britany Hanna 77-85—91-253




ULM’s Angela Drane Named Sun Belt Golfer of the Month

Following a dominating opening month of the season, ULM senior Angela Drane was named Sun Belt Conference Women's Golfer of the Month, the league office announced.

Drane, a native of Charlottetown, Canada, won the individual title at both of ULM's two tournaments so far this season after redshirting last season to complete necessary coursework needed for graduation.

In her first competitive tournament in nearly 17 months, Drane opened the fall season firing a ULM record 1-under-par 215 at the Chris Banister Gamecock Classic on Sept. 6-8. Drane's school record as an individual helped the Warhawks break the school record as a team as they finished with a 54-hole score of 911.






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ULM Menís Golf Finishes 10th at ORU Shootout

Michael Oates
Oates

The ULM men’s golf team fired a final round 316 at the Golf Club of Oklahoma to finish in 10th place in the season-opening Oral Roberts Shootout.

Michael Oates moved up five spots from Monday’s opening two rounds after carding a 76 on Tuesday to finish in a tie for 21st place to lead the Warhawks. Adam McCleary shot his best round of the tournament in round three carding a 76 to move up seven spots into a tie for 31st with teammate Nick Wilson.

Texas State maintained its opening day lead to win the team title by 10 strokes over Missouri State, who was paced by individual champion Jay McBride (75-73-67—215). The Warhawks shot 953 for the three-round tournament and finished just one shot behind Northern Illinois and Centenary for eighth place.

Alex Malmay (T-46th) and Jeremy Cross (54th) rounded out the field for the Warhawks. ULM will be back in action Oct. 12-13 at the Sam Houston State Invitational in Huntsville, Texas.

Team Standings:
1. Texas State 311-294-297-902, 2. Missouri State 308-299—305-912, 3. Sam Houston State 314-302-304-920 4. Stephen F. Austin 306-316-299-921, 5. Tulsa 299-313-314-926, 6. Northern Iowa 314-300-313-927, 7. Oral Roberts 309-312-311-932, T8. Centenary 321-315-316-952, T8. Northern Illinois 320-318-314-952, 10. ULM 325-312-316-953, 11. North Dakota State 329-325-318-972, 12. Houston Baptist 335-339-318-992

ULM Individuals:
T21. Michael Oates 82-75-76-233, T31. Adam McCleary 83-80-76-239, T31. Nick Wilson 80-76—83-239, T46. Alex Malmay 80-85-81-246, 54. Jeremy Cross 85-81-89-255






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Warhawk Track and Cross-Country

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ULM competes at home meet

Moses Chelimo
Chelimo

Sophomore Moses Chelimo claimed the men’s race at the ULM cross country team competed at home in the ULM Warhawk Cross Country Festival at Selman Field. Moses crossed the line in a time of 27:55.3. Freshman Madeleine Robertson was the highest-finishing ULM competitor in the women’s race, finishing 11th with a time of 22:22.7.

In addition to Chelimo, three other Warhawk men finished in the top 11. Junior Jorel Torres claimed seventh-place in 29:47.1 while sophomore Kendall Robbins and sophomore Britt Koestler clocked in back-to-back at 10th and 11th in 29:58.7 and 30:02.9, respectively. Also competing for ULM, sophomore Hunter Russell took 18th in a time of 30:37.0 and redshirt freshman Alex Wallace crossed the line in 31st spot in 32:53.3.

Using a dual-meet scoring format, ULM finished the day with a 2-1 record bettering Grambling State, 20-35, and Northwestern State, 20-38, while narrowly falling to Arkansas State, 27-28. Arkansas State finished the day with the best overall record, finishing a perfect 3-0.

On the women’s side, freshman Tyler Blacklock and sophomore Kelsie Coats joined Robertson in claiming top-15 finishes. Blacklock clocked in with a time of 22:40.6 to finish 14th and Coats was close behind in 15th with a finish of 22:47.1. ULM’s other two competitors also finished inside the top-25, junior Lexi Krigbaum claimed 20th in a time of 23:20.3 and sophomore Denise Myers crossed the line in 23:43.6 for a 22nd place finish.

As a team, the Warhawk women finished the day with a 2-1 record, claiming victories over Grambling State, 22-33, and Northwestern State, 26-29. ULM’s lone defeat came to Arkansas State, 15-44. Arkansas State had the best record of the meet, finishing 3-0.





Robertson finishes seventh, ULM women’s cross country places third

Madeleine Robertson led the ULM women’s cross country team with a seventh placing showing at the 32nd Annual North Texas Invitational on the Eagle Point Cross-Country Course.

Robertson finished with a 19:42.00 time to claim her second top-10 finish this season. Kelsie Coats also had a strong showing taking 13th place with a time of 20:09.00, which was also her third top-15 finish of the year.

As a team the Warhawks finished with 81 points and an average time of 20:33.00 to finish in third. North Texas claimed the team trophy with 32 points, while Angelo State accumulated 46 points to take runner-up honors.

Denise Myers and Tyler Blacklock nearly crossed the finish line together as they had times of 20:39.00 and 20:40.00 to finish 18th and 19th, respectively. ULM’s other two runners, Alexis Krigbaum finished in 25th with a 21:35.00 time, while Jasmine Garcia placed 32nd with a time of 22:10.00.



ULM men’s cross country finishes 21st at the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree

The ULM men’s cross country team finished in 21st place at the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree on the OSU cross country course.

Moses Chelimo led the Warhawks with a 106th place finish and a time of 26:11.90. Andrew Opata placed 170th with a time of 27:12.00 and Hunter Russell ran in 27:32.50 to take the 188th spot.

Also for the Warhawks, Jorel Torres placed 196th (27:38.90), Kendall Robbins finished in 200th (27:41.50), and Britt Koestler came in 212th (27:59.90).

Northern Arizona took the top team honors with 52 points and an average time of 24:11.66. William & Mary took runner-up honors (59 points) out of the 25 teams that participated.

Jordan Chipangama (Northern Arizona) claimed individual honors with a time of 23:44.70, while Brian Medigovich (Adams State) was runner-up with a time of 23:51.70.






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Volleyball re-cap

at the ULM Activity Center - Stephanie Wardach recorded a season-high nine kills to lead the ULM volleyball team, but it was Southern Miss who claimed the 3-0 match (25-17, 25-14, 25-20) inside the ULM Activity Center.

Meghan McCoy
McCoy

Meghan McCoy paced ULM (2-10) with 20 assists, while Mahogany Dilonga added six kills. Christy Tribble dug 13 balls and Lacey Dietlin served a pair of aces, to go along with seven digs. Kelsea Seymour led Southern Miss (11-1) with 28 assists, while Ashley Mell and Angela Hlavaty each tallied eight kills. Halie Ecker recorded three of the Golden Eagles 10 service aces in the match.



at the ULM Activity Center - Meghan McCoy led the ULM volleyball team in four of the five major statistical categories, but Florida Atlantic was able to capture the opening season Sun Belt match between the two squads, 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-21). McCoy paced ULM (2-11, 0-1 Sun Belt) with 26 assists, seven digs, four block assists, and two service aces. Mari O’Neal led the Warhawks with eight kills, while Ashley Bland recorded five kills, three digs, and three block assists.



at the ULM Activity Center - The ULM volleyball team dropped a pair of matches during the final day of the Adidas Warhawk Bayou Showdown. McNeese State claimed the first match over the Warhawks 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-8), while Jackson State took the closing match of the tournament in straight sets (25-19, 25-19, 25-18). Overall for the tournament, Mari O’Neal led ULM (2-13) with 17 kills, while Meghan McCoy added 62 assists. Christy Tribble and Ashley Bland led the defensive efforts with 31 digs and 12 blocks, respectively.



at the ULM Activity Center - Mahogany Dilonga and Mari O’Neal paced ULM with nine kills apiece, however, UALR came away with the Sun Belt Conference victory in straight sets (27-25, 25-14, 25-13) inside the ULM Activity Center. ULM (2-14, 0-2) was also led by Meghan McCoy who recorded the matches only double-double, 28 assists and 10 digs. Christy Tribble added 18 digs, while Lacey Dietlin served a pair of aces for the Warhawks.



at the ULM Activity Center - The Arkansas State volleyball team served 14 aces as they claimed a 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-19) Sun Belt match over ULM. Arkansas State (12-5, 2-1) served six aces in both the second and third sets, to go along with a .281 attacking percentage.

Cayla Fielder smashed 13 kills and finished with an impressive .647 attacking percent. Taylor Coughlin also chipped in 10 kills, while Laura Bennett assisted on a match-high 37 assists, and Heather Bowman dug 17 balls and served a match-high five kills. Meghan McCoy tallied 19 assists to lead the ULM (2-15, 0-3) offense, while Stephanie Wardach and Mari O’Neal each smashed six kills. Lacey Dietlin paced the Warhawk defense with eight digs.



at Jackson, Miss. - The ULM volleyball team captured their third win of the season with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 27-25) victory over Jackson State during their final non-conference match of the season. In the third set, ULM (3-15) found itself down 25-24 before Mari O’Neal and Stephanie Wardach each smashed a kill to pull the Warhawks in front 26-25. Facing match point, Christy Tribble served the winning ace. “This is the first time in a while that we pulled together as a team when faced with adversity,” ULM head coach John Schmidt said. “We have grown and matured nicely thus far in the season.”



at the ULM Activity Center - The ULM volleyball team wasn’t able to overcome a strong second set from North Texas as the Mean Green claimed a 3-0 (25-19, 25-12, 25-18) Sun Belt. Amy Huddleston recorded the matches only double-double with 10 kills and 12 digs for North Texas (5-11, 1-1). Kayla Saey added 38 assists and Sara Willey dug 11 balls. Mahogany Dilonga and Stephanie Wardach paced ULM (3-16, 0-4) with eight kills apiece, while Meghan McCoy tallied 20 assists. Christy Tribble led the defense with 11 digs.



Lacy Bates
Bates

at the ULM Activity Center - Lacy Bates smashed a career-high 12 kills to lead the ULM offense, but it was the Denver volleyball team that claimed a 3-1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-10) Sun Belt match. Bates recorded six of her 12 kills in the opening frame as she finished with a .391 attacking percentage for ULM (3-17, 0-5). Stephanie Wardach chipped in 10 kills and Meghan McCoy tied a career-high with 38 assists. Christy Tribble paced the defensive side of the ball with 18 digs, while Mahogany Dilonga, Mari O’Neal and Bates each recorded three blocks assists.



at Troy, Ala. - Stephanie Wardach and Lacy Bates paced the ULM offense however it was the Troy volleyball team who claimed a 3-0 (25-22, 25-14, 25-20) Sun Belt Conference match inside Trojan Arena. Wardach recorded nine of ULM’s (3-18, 0-6) 32 kills on the night, while Bates smashed eight of her own and recorded a team-high .500 attacking percentage. Meghan McCoy and Christy Tribble added 27 assists and 12 digs, respectively.



at Mobile, Ala. - Mari O’Neal paced the ULM offense with a career-high 24 kills, but it was the South Alabama volleyball team that walked away with the 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-18) Sun Belt Conference match inside Jag Gym. O’Neal’s previous career-high of 20 kills, set earlier this season against Grambling State, was surpassed mid-way through the third set as she with a .439 attacking percentage to lead ULM (3-19, 0-7). Meghan McCoy and Christy Tribble also recorded 32 assists and 18 digs, respectively.



Stephanie Wardach
Wardach

at Lafayette, La. - Stephanie Wardach recorded a career-high 13 kills to lead the ULM volleyball team, even though, Louisiana-Lafayette claimed a 3-1 (25-19, 25-16, 26-27, 25-16) Sun Belt Conference match inside Earl K. Long Gym. It was the second-consecutive match in which a ULM (3-20, 0-8) attacker set a new career best.

The Warhawks’ Mari O’Neal smashed a career-high 24 kills on Sunday afternoon. O’Neal also recorded double-digit kills against the Ragin’ Cajuns as she finished with 11 kills. Meghan McCoy finished with a team-high 30 assists for ULM. On the defensive side, Lacey Dietlin led the way with 12 digs, while Christy Tribble and McCoy added 11 and 10 digs, respectively.





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Soccer update

at Conway, Ark. - Senior goalkeeper Mallory George made four saves as ULM tied Central Arkansas, 0-0, in extremely wet conditions at Farris Field.

Battling difficult weather conditions for the second consecutive match, the Warhawks came out strong in the opening 45 minutes, outshooting the Bears 7-2. ULM (1-4-1) continued to have the better of play in the second stanza, holding a 5-4 edge in shots heading into overtime.

Central Arkansas (4-3-1) registered the only two shots of the extra 20 minutes but the Warhawks still held the overall lead in shots, 12-8. Junior forward Tiffany Bombard and senior defender/midfielder Raydan Phillips each recorded a game-high three shot attempts for the Warhawks.



Mindi Giroir
Giroir

at Pinebluff, Ark. - Redshirt freshman midfielder Mindi Giroir scored her first goal of the season as the ULM women’s soccer team tied Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 1-1, on the road. Giroir’s first collegiate goal opened the scoring in the 32nd minute, senior midfielder Britnie Markham assisted on Giroir’s goal. The assist for Markham gives her a two-game point streak, Markham scored in ULM’s last contest against McNeese State.

The Warhawks took the one goal lead into the intermission despite being outshot by the Lady Lions, 5-4, in the first half. Senior goalkeeper Mallory George played the opening 45 minutes in goal for ULM and made one save.



at Denver, Colo. - ULM opened Sun Belt conference play at Denver, falling 6-0 to the host Pioneers. Senior goalkeeper Mallory George made eight saves in the contest for the Warhawks (1-6-2).

Denver (6-3-1) jumped out to a quick start, scoring the opening goal of the contest in the fourth minute. Jessie Rogers tallied the goal for the Pioneers with an assist from Bria Beardsley.

The Pioneers got another pair of goals in quick succession as Kelli Breidenbach scored at the 14:27 mark and Kalie Vaughn netted a goal 31 seconds later. Kaitlin Best scored the fourth goal for the Pioneers in the first half at the 20:39 mark.



at Denton, Tex. - Michelle Young scored a pair of goals to lead North Texas to a 4-0 victory over the ULM soccer team. North Texas (6-4, 2-0) opened the scoring in the 11th minute on a goal by Young off a feed from Ellen Scarfone.

Scarfone led Young with a pass and Young beat ULM freshman goalkeeper Alex Holland for the goal. Young's tally was the only goal in an even opening 45 minutes that saw both team registered four shots. ULM (1-7-2, 0-2) earned six corner kicks in the first stanza to just one for North Texas.

Following the intermission, the Mean Green doubled its advantage at the 50:15 mark, Kelsey Perlman tallied the goal with a chip over a fallen Mallory George, who had come on for Holland in goal for the Warhawks.

North Texas outshot ULM 12-0 in the second half, junior midfielder Amy Porch led ULM with two shots in the contest. Holland made one save in goal for the Warhawks while George made three stops after entering the contest.

Megan Payne
Payne

At the ULM Soccer Complex - Junior forward Ashleigh Fitterer and junior defender Megan Payne each scored their first goal of the season to lead the ULM women’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over UALR at the ULM Soccer Complex on Friday afternoon (Oct. 2).

Freshman Alex Holland and senior Mallory George combined to earn a shutout in goal for the Warhawks. ULM opened the scoring in the 43rd minute as Fitterer scored the second goal of her collegiate career. ULM drew a free kick 35 yards from goal, Payne dropped the free kick inside the box near the penalty spot where Fitterer pounced on the loose ball and tucked it into the corner of the net to give the Warhawks a 1-0 advantage.

The ULM goal came after both sides had their share of chances in the opening 45 minutes. Junior midfielder Amy Porch came close for the Warhawks with a shot from well outside the box that nearly found the upper corner of the net in the 16th minute and sophomore midfielder Kelly Browne flashed a header just high off a corner kick in the 23rd minute.



at Boca Raton, Fla. - The ULM women’s soccer team fell, 4-1, to Florida Atlantic in the first game of its two-game road trip. Sophomore midfielder Kelly Browne tallied the lone goal of the contest for the Warhawks.

ULM opened the scoring in the 17th minute as Browne scored her second goal of the season. Junior forward Tiffany Bombard served a ball into the box that slipped past the FAU goalkeeper to a waiting Browne who tucked the ball into the open net. The assist was the first of the season for Bombard.

Just 1:26 after the ULM goal, FAU tied the score on a goal from Meghan Brown off an assist from Jamie Greany. Brown took a shot from the right corner of the box that beat ULM freshman goalkeeper Alex Holland into the lower left corner of the goal.



at Miami, Fla. - The ULM women’s soccer team dropped a 5-1 decision at Florida International. Junior forward Ashleigh Fitterer scored the lone goal of the contest for the Warhawks.

FIU opened the scoring in the 28th minute as Deana Rossi scored off an assist from Jessica Gambill. Gambill started the play by dribbling between a pair of Warhawks before crossing to Rossi who found the back of the net.

ULM tied the contest in the 31st minute as Fitterer scored her second goal of the season. Junior midfielder Amy Porch earned her first point of the season with an assist on the Fitterer goal. The Golden Panthers regained the lead at 33:52 as April Perry scored for FIU. Casey Thames was credited with an assist on the marker by Perry. FIU took the 2-1 lead into the intermission. The Golden Panthers held an 8-4 advantage in shots in the opening 45 minutes.






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Houston alumni chapter hosts 2nd Warhawk football watch party

They had so much fun doing it on Oct. 13, the Houston folks are doing it again!

On Saturday, Oct. 24, ULM will be playing at Kentucky – the game will be televised on Fox Sports with kick-off slated for 6:00 p.m.

Our Greater Houston Alumni Chapter will be hosting a watch party at The Homeplate Grill located across the street from Minute Maid Park. They have reserved the mezzanine section which is located over the bar. There is no charge to attend the event – just pay for whatever you want to eat/drink – but they would appreciate an RSVP so they will know how much room is needed.

If you are able to attend, please RSVP to our Greater Houston Chapter President, Elizabeth Riser Parker at riserne@hotmail.com.



Miss Louisiana Katherine Putnam makes guest appearances at three ULM football games

Miss Louisiana 2009 Katherine PutnamMiss Louisiana 2009 Katherine Putnam, a ULM senior, was in The Grove prior to the 2:30 p.m. kickoff on October 3 visiting with fans. Once the game kicked off, Putnam was signing autographs in the Kids Zone in the south end zone from midway through the first quarter until halftime.

She made a return trip to Malone Stadium on Oct. 13 when the Warhawks host Arkansas State in front of a nationally televised audience on ESPN2. Putnam participated in the pregame coin toss at midfield and watched the game with ULM’s radio sideline reporter Amanda Joseph, who was Miss Louisiana 2007.

Putnam will make her final Malone Stadium appearance on Nov. 14 to sing the National Anthem before ULM’s game against Western Kentucky. She will also serve as a judge for the Alumni Association’s Annual Chili Cook-off prior to the game.

Fans can purchase tickets for ULM’s two remaining home games by visiting the ticket office in Malone Stadium, or by calling 318-342-3ULM or online at www.ulmwarhawks.com.




Home and Away Tailgating Schedule

November 7 - at Denton, Tex. vs the University of North Texas – Johnny’s Pizza tailgating party
November 14 – Chili Cook-off
November 21 - at Lafayette vs UL-Lafayette
November 28 – Middle Tennessee




Quarterback Club Luncheon

The weekly Quarterback Club luncheons are now underway — each Wednesday during the football season — at 12 noon in the Anna Gray Noe Alumni Center on the ULM campus.

Remember — you don’t have to be a quarterback or in the club to join us for lunch each week; Quarterback Club luncheons are open to the public.

Come hear Warhawks head coach Charlie Weatherbie, members of his coaching staff and student-athletes give the inside scoop on ULM football. Plus, enjoy a great lunch provided by Aramark, all for just $8.



"Hawk Talk" is back!

Join us on 104.1-FM each Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. or better yet, join us live at the Fieldhouse Bar and Grill located on U.S. 165 North.




ULM Athletics' Media Relations office contributed to these stories.

Photos courtesy ULM Athletics' Media Relations office and ULM's Office of University Relations.

Official photo of Miss Louisiana 2009 Katherine Putnam courtesy of the Miss Louisiana Pageant. Used with permission.


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