This Week in JU Athletics
Every fall team will be action as four different JU teams begin its season openers this week.

This Week in JU Athletics is a weekly feature to give fans the top five items of the week and a full list of all the athletic events so they can cheer the Dolphins on to victory.

Let's take a look at this week’s edition.

Community First Credit Union "Athlete of the Week" - Lisa Hensley: Sophomore Lisa Hensley earns Community First Credit Union "Athlete of the Week" honors after scoring two goals for the JU women’s soccer team at the Citadel/Nike Invitational. She added a goal in the Dolphins’ 3-0 win against the host Bulldogs and added a score in the overtime loss to Charleston Southern to close out the weekend.
Football season opener at Old Dominion -The JU football team will start the season at Old Dominion on Saturday at 6 p.m. The Dolphins are looking to begin the road to another PFL title and avenge the home loss they had to the Monarchs last season.
Cross Country - Both JU cross country teams will be in action on Friday with the JU Short Course Duals at 6 p.m. Fans can watch the meet at the old golf course on campus. The women are looking to defend the 2009 A-Sun title, while the men look to build on their strong campaign from last season.
Soccer home openers - Both JU soccer teams will be on the road during the week before finishing ending at the Ashley Sports Complex. The JU women’s soccer team plays at Florida on Friday before hosting Winthrop on Sunday at 2 p.m. The men’s team will take on UCF in Orlando on Wednesday and finish the week on Friday against FAU at 7 p.m.

Volleyball heads back on the road - After completing in their first action of the season, the Dolphins return to the road a little bit further north to play in the Sacred Hart Tournament in Fairfield Conn. They play Dartmouth and Binghamton on Friday before finishing with Sacred Heart and Lehigh the next day.

Teams/Events Aug. 30 Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 2 Sept. 3 Sept. 4 Sept. 5
JU Events   JUAA Social, 5:15 p.m. (City Hall Pub)      
Football at Old Dominion, 6 p.m. (Norfolk, Va.)
Men’s Soccer at UCF, 7:30 p.m. (Orlando, Fla.) vs. FAU, 7 p.m. (Ashley Sports Complex)
Women’s Soccer at Florida, 6 p.m. (Gainesville, Fla.) vs. Winthrop, 2 p.m. (Ashley Sports Complex)
Volleyball vs. Dartmouth, 4 p.m. ;
vs. Binghamton, 6 p.m. (Fairfield, Conn.)
vs. Sacred Heart, 9 a.m. ;
vs. Lehigh, 11 a.m. (Fairfield, Conn.)
Men’s & Women’s Cross Country JU Shorts Course Duals, 6 p.m. (old JU golf course)- women, 6 p.m. ;
men, 6:25 p.m.