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Friday, 31 October 2014 22:56

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Wins Fifth Straight

The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team (19-7, 13-6) won its fifth straight match Friday night in a 3-0 shutout victory over Mars Hill (8-17, 7-11) in a South Atlantic Conference contest at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium.

The Bears defeated the Lions by scores of 25-15, 25-14 and 25-21 and remained in sole possession of fourth place in the league standings.

Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore outside hitter Brooke Redmond (Statesville, N.C.) tallied a double-double – 11 kills and 12 digs – while junior setter Briana Gottberg (Mooresville, N.C.) added 33 assists as the Bears completed the season sweep of the Lions.

Lenoir-Rhyne senior outside hitter Haley Rhyne (Statesville, N.C.) totaled 10 kills for the Bears, who also finished with 11 blocks in the victory.

Mars Hill’s Rebecca Butler (Bradenton, Fla.) finished with nine kills and 13 digs but the Lions hit just .042 for the match. Andie Russell (Charlotte, N.C.) dished out 23 assists for the Lions in the losing effort.

Lenoir-Rhyne hosts Tusculum in a South Atlantic Conference match and for Senior Day on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium.

Appalachian State University field hockey battled the elements on a cold, rainy day to come out on top of the visiting Lancers of Longwood University. The Mountaineers won the highly contested match 1-0 and improved to 5-13 on the season.

Appalachian wore pink warm-up uniforms in support of breast cancer awareness day at Brandon and Erica M. Adcock Field.

The match remained scoreless through the first half after Longwood goalkeeper Allison Savage denied shots from Dana Wetmore (Bethlehem, Pa./Freedom), Hanna French (Dayton, Ohio/Oakwood), and Taylor Cimbalist (Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonial).

Cimbalist scored the lone goal of the match in the 42nd minute. Cimbalist fired in a rebounded shot from Laura Malinoski (Eastampton, N.J./Rancocas Valley Regional) to give Appalachian the lead.

The Mountaineer defense held strong the rest of the way through and held on to its one goal advantage.

Appalachian goalkeeper Cristina Ceppi (Vienna, Va./James Madison) recorded her first shutout of the season. Ceppi had 5 saves in the match including a brillant save to deny Jessica Diaz on the fast break.

The Mountaineers will finish their regular season at home on Sunday when they face Viringia Commmonwealth at 1 p.m.

Lenoir-Rhyne University juniors Brianna Belsky and Casey Marlin have been named to the 2014 Capital One CoSIDA NCAA Division II Academic All-District III Women's Soccer Team.

Belsky, a defender from Egg Harbor Township, N.J., has a 3.92 grade point average while majoring in chemistry.

Belsky is second on the team in goals scored (four) and total points (10) and anchors a defense which has limited its opponents to just 19 goals in 17 matches. Belsky was a third-team All-American as a freshman in 2012.

Marlin, a junior midfielder from Floyds Knobs, Ind., carries a 3.97 grade point average and is majoring in public relations. Marlin has three goals and seven total points on the year.

Both players have led Lenoir-Rhyne to a 13-3-1 overall record this year including a 9-1 mark in league play. The Bears, winners of nine straight matches, host Queens in a South Atlantic Conference contest on Senior Day Saturday afternoon at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex beginning at 4:30 p.m.

The 2014 Capital One Academic All-District ® Women's Soccer Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.

The Academic All-District ® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.

This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored.

The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America ® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2014-15 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.

First-team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

2014 Capital One CoSIDA NCAA Division II
Academic All-District III Women's Soccer Teams
(Peach Belt, South Atlantic Conference and Conference Carolinas)

GK - Maylyn Parsons, COLUMBUS STATE, So., Greenville, S.C., 4.00, Engineering studies
D - Brianna Belsky, LENOIR-RHYNE, Jr., Egg Harbor Township, N.J., 3.92, Chemistry
D - Kasey Byzewski, BARTON, Sr., Virginia Beach, Va., 3.77, Athletic training
D - Macy Franklin, WINGATE, So., Conover, N.C., 3.93, Athletic training
D - Shelby Rolling, COLUMBUS STATE, Jr., Stayner, Ontario, 3.92, Health science
D - Megan Morrow, NORTH GEORGIA, Sr., Snellville, Ga., 3.45, Biology / pre-pharmacy
MF - Nikki Arthur, TUSCULUM, Sr., Brights Grove, Ontario, 3.85, Medical pre-professional
MF - Kaitlyn Brunworth, WINGATE, So., Littleton, Colo., 4.00, Biology
MF - Casey Marlin, LENOIR-RHYNE, Jr., Floyds Knobs, Ind., 3.97, Public relations
MF - Nicole McKinney, LINCOLN MEMORIAL, Sr., Ooltewah, Tenn., 3.95, Elementary education
F - Nicole Corcione, COLUMBUS STATE, So., Candler, N.C. 4.00, Pre-nursing
F - Michelle Hunter, LINCOLN MEMORIAL, So., Tecumseh, Ontario, 3.80, Physical education / kinesiology
F - Kelsey Pelletier, COLUMBUS STATE, Sr., Duluth, Ga. 4.00, Exercise science
F - Chelsea Person, COLUMBUS STATE, Jr. Decatur, Ga., 3.91, Communication
F - Rachel Thorpe, KING, Jr., Ontario, Canada, 3.41, Chemistry / biology

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Leah Watts has been named the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Women's Swimmer Of The Week.

Watts, a junior from Hickory, N.C., led the Bears with three first-place finishes last Friday against Pfeiffer and Converse: the 100-yard freestyle (55:03), 200-yard freestyle (1:58.87) and 200-yard individual medley (2:15.30).

Watts holds school records in eight individual events - the 50, 100, 200 and 500-yard freestyle, the 100 and 200-yard backstroke and the 200 and 400-yard individual medley and as a part of three relay teams: the 200, 400 and 800-yard freestyle.

Savannah College of Art & Design's Joel Ax was named the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Men's Swimmer Of The Week.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Swimming Teams return to action on November 7 and 8 against the Gardner-Webb, Wingate, Catawba and Limestone. The meet will take place at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte, N.C.

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Ben Jones has been named to the 2014 Capital One CoSIDA NCAA Division II Academic All-District III Team for men's soccer.

Jones, a senior midfielder from Dagenham, ENGLAND, has a 4.0 grade point average at Lenoir-Rhyne while pursuing his master's in liberal studies.

Jones was a 2013 Second-Team All-South Atlantic Conference and all-state honoree after leading the squad in goals scored (10) and total points (21) last fall. This year, Jones is first on the squad once again in goals scored (four), assists and total points (15).

Lenoir-Rhyne (5-7-4, 5-4-1) hosts Queens in a South Atlantic Conference match on Senior Day Saturday night at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The 2014 Capital One Academic All-District ® Men's Soccer Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.

The Academic All-District ® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.

This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored.

The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America ® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2014-15 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.

First-team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

2014 Capital One CoSIDA NCAA Division II
Academic All-District III Men's Soccer Teams
(Peach Belt, South Atlantic Conference and Conference Carolinas)


GK - Mike Warn, FRANCIS MARION, So., Delta, B.C., 3.71, Biology
D - Duncan Foster, CARSON-NEWMAN, Gr., Naphill, U.K., 3.80, Business administration
D - Marvyn Rieger, LEES-MCRAE, So., Frankfurt, Germany, 4.00, Sports administration
D - Victor Tozelli, WINGATE, Sr., Sao Paulo, Brazil, 3.35, Finance
D - Lars Zimmerman, ANDERSON, Jr., Malente, Germany, 3.90, Business
MF - Chris Hicks, KING, So., Gloucester, England, 4.00, Athletic training
MF - Ben Jones, LENOIR-RHYNE, Sr., Dagenham, England, 4.00, Liberal studies
MF - James Smith, LEES-MCRAE, Sr., Eastbourne, England, 3.85, Sports science
F - Ilija Ilic, YOUNG HARRIS, Sr., Belgrade, Serbia, 3.78, Business & public policy
F - Sam Miles, UNC PEMBROKE, Sr., Christchurch, New Zealand, 3.91, Business
F - Erik Pajunk, BARTON, Sr., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3.65, Business administration

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Chloe Newell has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Women's Cross Country Runner Of The Week, league officials announced this afternoon.

Newell, a junior from Tuscon, Ariz., earns the weekly honor for the second time this year Newell also won the award on October 9.

Newell finished second overall in the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational this past Saturday at Southside Park in Newton, N.C. Newell finished with 5K course in 19:05 and was just two seconds behind the winner: Appalachian State's Maria Stickley. Newell also led the Bears to a third-place finish at the meet and has been Lenoir-Rhyne's top runner in all four races so far this season.

Tusculum's David Cooper was named the South Atlantic Conference Men's Cross Country Runner Of The Week.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams will next compete in the 2014 South Atlantic Conference Championships on Saturday, November 8, in Salisbury, N.C. The meet takes place at Salisbury Community Park. The men's race begins at 9:00 a.m., with the women's race to follow at 10:15 a.m. The NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Championships is scheduled for the fourth weekend in November in Montevallo, Ala.

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Chloe Newell has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Women's Cross Country Runner Of The Week, league officials announced this afternoon.

Newell, a junior from Tuscon, Ariz., earns the weekly honor for the second time this year Newell also won the award on October 9.

Newell finished second overall in the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational this past Saturday at Southside Park in Newton, N.C. Newell finished with 5K course in 19:05 and was just two seconds behind the winner: Appalachian State's Maria Stickley. Newell also led the Bears to a third-place finish at the meet and has been Lenoir-Rhyne's top runner in all four races so far this season.

Tusculum's David Cooper was named the South Atlantic Conference Men's Cross Country Runner Of The Week.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams will next compete in the 2014 South Atlantic Conference Championships on Saturday, November 8, in Salisbury, N.C. The meet takes place at Salisbury Community Park. The men's race begins at 9:00 a.m., with the women's race to follow at 10:15 a.m. The NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Championships is scheduled for the fourth weekend in November in Montevallo, Ala.

Appalachian State University men’s soccer senior defender Patrick Harrow (Davidson, N.C./North Mecklenburg) has been named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic all-District III team for his performance on the field and in the classroom.

“This honor shows the work that Patrick has done on and off the field for the past four years,” said head coach Matt Nelson. “It’s an award he has worked hard to earn and it’s a great accomplishment.”

Harrow, a senior finance and banking major, posted an outstanding 3.87 grade-point average.

He has previously been named to the Southern Conference All-Academic team and Academic Honor Roll.

Harrow currently has one goal and two assists this season. Both assists came in the team’s most recent 3-2 victory at Longwood. Harrow assisted on the first two goals of the match.

With his selection as a District III first-team selection, Harrow is in the running for Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.

The Mountaineers conclude the 2014 regular season with Senior Night on Saturday, Nov. 8 when they host NJIT. Kick off is slated for 7:30 p.m.

Appalachian State University football will open the 2018 season against longtime national power Penn State, the schools announced on Thursday. The contest is scheduled for Sept. 1, 2018 at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pa.

The matchup will be the first-ever between Appalachian State and Penn State and continues Appalachian’s trend of annually scheduling some of the nation’s most recognizable programs. The Mountaineers also have future matchups slated at Clemson (2015), Tennessee (2016) and Georgia (2017) and have traveled to LSU (2005, 2008), Michigan (2007, 2014), Florida (2010) and Virginia Tech (2011) over the past decade.

“We’re very excited to add Penn State to our football schedule for the first time,” Appalachian State interim director of athletics Rick Beasley said. “Many thanks go to Penn State athletics director Sandy Barbour, associate athletics director Rick Kaluza and head coach James Franklin for giving us the opportunity to visit Happy Valley. It will be a special day for our student-athletes, coaches and all of App Nation.”

The 12th-winningest program in NCAA Division I FBS history (734 all-time victories), Penn State will join Michigan as the only Big Ten Conference teams that Appalachian State has ever faced on the gridiron. The Mountaineers made history on Sept. 1, 2007 when they stunned No. 5 Michigan, 34-32, in Ann Arbor, Mich. to become the first NCAA Division I FCS team to ever beat a nationally ranked FBS squad. Appalachian is now in its first season as a member of the FBS Sun Belt Conference.

“This is another great non-conference matchup for our program,” Appalachian State head coach Scott Satterfield said. “We have a lot of respect for Coach Franklin and the tradition of success at Penn State and look forward to taking the Mountaineers and App Nation back to Big Ten country.”

The 2018 opener at Penn State could also attract the largest crowd to ever witness an Appalachian State game. The current attendance record for a contest involving the Mountaineers is the 109,218 that was at Michigan Stadium for App State’s upset win in 2007. The official capacity for Beaver Stadium is 106,572 (making it the second-largest stadium in the western hemisphere and the fourth-largest in the world). However, the Nittany Lions routinely draw crowds exceeding 109,000, including a stadium-record 110,753 for a win over Nebraska in 2002.

With the addition of Penn State, Appalachian State’s 2018 non-conference schedule is nearly complete. In addition to Penn State, the Mountaineers travel to Charlotte (Sept. 8) and host Southern Miss (Sept. 15) in ‘18 and need just one more non-conference home game to finish off the slate. App State’s 2015, 2016 and 2017 non-conference schedules are already complete.

APPALACHIAN STATE FOOTBALL FUTURE NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENTS
2015
Sept. 5 vs. HOWARD
Sept. 12 at Clemson
Sept. 26 at Old Dominion
Oct. 3 vs. WYOMING

2016
Sept. 3 at Tennessee
Sept. 10 vs. OLD DOMINION
Sept. 24 at Akron
Oct. 29 vs. MASSACHUSETTS

2017
Sept. 16 vs. AKRON
Sept. 23 vs. WAKE FOREST
Oct. 28 at Massachusetts
TBA at Georgia

2018
Sept. 1 at Penn State
Sept. 8 at Charlotte
Sept. 15 vs. SOUTHERN MISS

2019
Sept. 7 vs. CHARLOTTE

2020
Sept. 12 at Wake Forest

2021
Sept. 4 at Wyoming

2A:
Trinity: 3
Bandys: 1
The Trojans season ends at 9-11-1.

Ashe County: 3
West Caldwell: 3 (Ashe Co. advances on PK)
The Warriors season ends at 8-13-1.

3A:
AC Reynolds: 5
St. Stephens: 1
Indians season ends at 10-11.`

Fred T. Foard: 10
Kings Mountain: 1
Tigers advance to the second round hosting Asheville on Saturday.

Freedom: 2
West Iredell: 1
The Patriots travel to North Forsyth in the second round Saturday.

Patton: 2
Cox Mill: 1
The Panthers travel to AC Reynolds in the second round on Saturday.

4A:
Charlotte Catholic: 9
South Caldwell: 0
The Spartans season ends at 3-17.

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