Three members of the Lenoir-Rhyne University Men’s Lacrosse Team – senior midfielder Ben Corrigan (Alpharetta, Ga.), senior goalkeeper Ryan Crompton (Frederick, Md.) and senior long stick middle Collin Lett (Greensboro, N.C.) – will play in the 77th annual United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/Nike North-South All-Star game.
The trio for the Bears will play for the NCAA Division I/II South Division squad. The contest takes place at Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium on the campus of Providence College in Providence, R.I., on Friday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
This contest is one of the most storied traditions in college lacrosse in which the highest caliber seniors from across the country are showcased on the same field.
The North-South game kicks off a Memorial Day weekend filed with lacrosse in the New England area as the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Semifinals and Championship games will be held 25 miles north of Providence at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Bill Dunn of NYIT will coach the D-I/II North Team while Drew McMinn of Robert Morris will coach the South Division Team.
All three players were 2018 First-Team All-South Atlantic Conference honorees who led Lenoir-Rhyne (17-3, 8-0) to a third straight league regular season championship and a berth in the NCAA Division II National Semifinals this year.
Lett was the 2018 SAC Player of the Year while Corrigan finished second on the team in goals scored (45) and total points (81) in addition to a team-high 36 assists. Crompton, a three-year starter, graduated as the team’s all-time leader in saves with 516.
Five of Appalachian State University's 18 varsity teams recorded perfect single-year scores in the 2016-17 NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) data, which was released Wednesday by the NCAA.
Field hockey, women's golf, men's soccer, women's soccer and men's tennis all obtained a perfect score of 1,000 after the completion of the 2016-17 academic year. Both women's golf and women's soccer sustain a perfect multiyear (four-year) rate as well.
The APR scores for women's golf, women's soccer and women's tennis all rank at the top of the Sun Belt Conference in their sports, with App State being the only women's soccer program in the league to boast a perfect score. In addition, women's basketball, men's cross country, field hockey, men's soccer and men's track & field all rank among the top three conference schools in their sports.
All App State teams possess multiyear rates above 945 and single-year rates of 940 or higher. Three teams from App State ranked among the top 10 percent in APR for their sports and were honored with the Public Recognition Award by the NCAA last week: women's golf, women's soccer and women's tennis.
The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term. It is a multiyear score that provides insight of the academic performance for each team in every sport. The most recent APRs are based on scores from the 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years. All teams must meet an academic threshold of 930 to qualify for the postseason and can face penalties for continued low academic performance.
TEAM 2016-17 APR MULTIYEAR RATE
Women's Golf 1000 1000
Women's Soccer 1000 1000
Field Hockey 1000 987
Men's Soccer 1000 987
Men's Tennis 1000 981
Women's Track & Field 985 985
Women's Basketball 982 982
Wrestling 982 982
Men's Basketball 980 980
Football 978 962
Men's Cross Country 971 993
Softball 971 966
Women's Tennis 969 1000
Women's Cross Country 967 987
Men's Golf 957 946
Volleyball 953 954
Men's Track & Field 946 976
Baseball 940 956
Five members of the Appalachian State men's track & field program and one member of the women's track & field program will compete at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Tampa, Fla. from May 24-26. Forty-eight athletes qualify for the preliminary first round in the east and west regional. The top-12 finishers from each preliminary site qualify for the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. from June 6-9.
Appalachian State will be represented by six members of the program:
Elliott Graves - Graves repeated as the champion in the 400-meter hurdles in 51.37 seconds at the Sun Belt Championships and will represent the university in the event. He enters ranked 18th in the event in the region and will compete in the First Round on Thursday at 12:30 p.m.
Chelsey Hargrave - Hargrave, who battled an injury all outdoor season, qualified for the East Preliminary Round in the long jump. She qualified with a mark of 20-1.75 (6.14m), which earned her a gold medal at the Sun Belt Championships. She will compete on Thursday at 2:00 p.m.
Ryan Hastings - Hastings will run in the 800-meter run for the Mountaineers, after posting a time of 1:49.22 at the Sun Belt Championships. He enters the race ranked 25th in the region and will compete in the First Round on Thursday at 4:10 p.m.
Jabari Johnson - Johnson posted a new school record in the 200-meter dash at the Sun Belt Championships. His time of 20.70 seconds was fifth overall and bettered the previous school record of 20.73 seconds, set by Dennis Moore in 2011. Johnson, who owns the 26th best time in the region, will run on Friday at 3:30 p.m.
Tristian Shaver - Shaver will compete on Thursday at 9:30 a.m., took third place for all-conference honors at the Sun Belt Championships over the weekend with a PR height of 16-7.50 (5.07m). The mark sits 44th in the region and ranks third all-time in program history.
Jalen Virgil - Virgil, who is also a wide receiver on the Mountaineer football team, enters with the 28th best time in the 100-meter dash in the region and will compete at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. He recorded his qualifying time of 10.29 seconds, which is the second fastest time in school history, during prelims at the Sun Belt Championships.
Note: Times may be subject to change due to projected weather forecasts in the area.
Chelsey Hargrave and Ryan Hastings will make their second straight appearance at the NCAA East Preliminary Round.
Hargrave competed in the triple jump last season and finished 41st with a mark of 39-10.75 (12.16m)
Hastings ran in the 800-meter run, posting a mark of 1:51.70, which placed him 31st
2A Softball Regional Finals, Game 1:
Bunker Hill: 2
Bears are leading in the series, 1-0. Game two is Thursday at Bunker Hill.
3A Softball Regional Finals, Game 1:
Alexander Central: 5
Cougars are leading in the series, 1-0. Game two is Thursday at Carson.
The Hickory Crawdads slugged five extra base hits, including four doubles, as they defeated the Delmarva Shorebirds 5-1 on Tuesday night. With the walkoff victory last night, the 'Dads currently lead the series 2-0 and are on a three game winning streak against the Shorebirds.
Back-to-back doubles to lead off the inning by 'Dads left fielder Austin O'Banion and designated hitter Sam Huff gave the 'Dads a 1-0 lead in the second.
The 'Dads bats kept the momentum going in the fourth, scoring two more runs. Huff got the rally going with a two out double to right. Second baseman Kole Enright homered to left to give the 'Dads a three-run lead.
In the bottom of the seventh, centerfielder Franklin Rollin beat out a single to short. Rollin stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error. First baseman Tyreque Reed hit the 'Dads fourth double of the night to increase the Crawdads lead to four runs.
Crawdads starter Tyree Thompson was dominant over the Shorebirds, completing 7 1/3 shutout innings before yielding a solo homerun. Thompson exited after walking the next batter but finished the evening with 3 hits allowed and two walks issued. Alex Speas took over for Thompson, recording the final two outs of the inning on a fly ball and a strike out.
The 'Dads recorded two walks and a single in the bottom of the eighth to load the bases for right fielder Justin Jacobs. Jacobs got a walk of his own to bring in a run and push the Crawdads lead back to 4 runs.
Speas retired the side in order in the bottom of the ninth, striking out the final batter of the game in an at bat that included a 100-mph pitch. Speas earned the save, his fourth of the season.
Right hander Alex Eubanks (3-3, 6.95) will take the hill tomorrow at 6pm for the 'Dads in game three against the Shorebirds' lefty Zac Lowther (2-1, 1.44 ERA). The 'Dads will host Kids Win Wednesday presented by NC Pediatric Dentistry which means all kids 12 and under can receive a free ticket, meal voucher, and a free voucher for the bounce house, speed pitch, and carousel. It is also Wine Wednesday thanks to Catawba Farms and Carolina Vines, who will be on hand for a wine sampling on the concourse.
On Thursday, the series against Delmarva will wrap up with Tribute to Jim Carrey Night. Fans who dress up as their favorite Jim Carrey character will get a free ticket to the game. Thursday will also be Thirsty Thursday so fans can enjoy discounted beer and Pepsi products throughout the night thanks to Sheetz. Following the game DJ Slikk will be performing a concert on the Thirsty Thursday stage presented by Cody Law Firm.
Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Ryan Crompton has been named the 2018 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year, league officials announced earlier today.
Crompton, a senior goalkeeper from Frederick, Md., graduated earlier this month from Lenoir-Rhyne with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and a grade point average of 3.55.
Crompton, a three-year starter for the Bears (2016-18), was named to the 2018 All-South Atlantic Conference First Team after finishing with a 9.69 goals-against average and 216 saves this year. Crompton also won 16 of 19 decisions this spring and is the Bears’ all-time leader in saves with 516.
Crompton led Lenoir-Rhyne to its best seasons in school history this year as the Bears went 17-3 overall – 8-0 in the South Atlantic Conference – and won the league regular season championship. LR also advanced to the NCAA Division II National Semifinals and was ranked as high as No. 3 in the nation earlier this year.
During his four years with the team, Lenoir-Rhyne went 50-17 overall, captured three conference regular season titles and a league tournament championship and earned two berths to the NCAA Division II Playoffs.
“Ryan (Crompton) is the embodiment of the term ‘student-athlete’,” said Lenoir-Rhyne Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Greg Paradine. “From the time he stepped on campus, he has been actively engaged in his academics, athletes and community service projects.”
Crompton is a member of the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll and a member of both Lenoir-Rhyne’s Dean’s and President’s List as well as Alpha Lambda Delta.
“Whether creating his own business through the Entrepreneurship Program or being named captain of the lacrosse team, Ryan has earned the respect of his professors and peers alike. He has truly left an indelible mark at Lenoir-Rhyne University,” added Paradine.
Crompton is also a member of Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Portfolio Management Team, a goalie coordinator for the Lax Factory Club Team and a ball boy for the Lenoir-Rhyne Football games. Crompton also volunteers for several organizations including the North Carolina Special Olympics, the Catawba County Humane Society and Oakwood Elementary School.
Crompton is also a recipient of an Entrepreneurship Grant from Lenoir-Rhyne University for the creation of a business named Foody Call, which allows LR students to order food online and have it delivered right to their door.
The South Atlantic Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is presented annually to one student-athlete in each of the league’s championship sports and is voted on by the SAC’s Faculty Athletic Representatives Committee. The winners are selected based on their achievements in academics, athletics, service and leadership.
Newton-Conover has hired Steven Pack to be the next head football coach for the Red Devils.
Pack comes to Newton-Conover from North Lincoln, where he had been the head coach for only one season, going 2-9 last season. Pack had served as an assistant to previous Red Devil head coach Matt Beam at Newton-Conover.
Pack has also been an assistant at Burns as well.
Beam stepped down from the head coaching job in May.
The Hickory Crawdads walkoff fever continued Monday night as they won on an extra innings walkoff single by Bubba Thompson to defeat the Delmarva Shorebirds 2-1.
The win is the Crawdads' third walkoff in their last eight home games and fourth of the season.
Crawdads starter Tyler Phillips shut down the Shorebirds offense, throwing seven shutout innings. Phillips allowed five base hits, struck out seven and didn't issue a walk. He lowered his season ERA to 2.86.
'Dads left fielder Franklin Rollin led off the bottom of the eighth by with a bunt single that trickled down the left foul line. Franklin stole second and third base before being singled home by designated hitter Yohel Pozo to give the 'Dads a 1-0 lead.
Right hander Tyler Ferguson took over for Phillips and pitched a scoreless eighth but was removed after allowing a leadoff walk in the ninth. Lefty Sal Mendez entered the game and allowed the runner to score and tie the game at 1.
With the game tied after nine innings, the 'Dads went into extras for the first time this season at the Frans. Under new Minor League Baseball rules, teams begin extra innings with a runner on second base. Mendez held the Shorebirds scoreless in the top half of the inning to turn it over to the 'Dads offense.
Second baseman Kole Enright was the last out in the ninth for the Crawdads so he began the tenth as the runner on second. Shortstop Ryan Dorow sacrificed Enright to third on a bunt. Centerfielder Bubba Thompson drove in the winning run on a single to center.
The Crawdads homestand continues tomorrow evening as 'Dads righty Tyree Thompson (1-3, 5.64 ERA) takes on Shorebirds left hander DL Hall (0-1, 2.29 ERA) in a 6pm matchup. It will also be Dollar Dog Tuesday, hot dogs will be just $1 courtesy of Hebrew National and WHKY and fans can bring out their dogs for just a dollar. Fans are encouraged to enter their dog in our Dog Show presented by Cody Law Firm.
On Wednesday, the 'Dads will host Kids Win Wednesday presented by NC Pediatric Dentistry and Wine Wednesday thanks to Catawba Farms and Carolina Vines. On Thursday, the series against Delmarva will be wrapping up with Tribute to Jim Carrey Night. Fans who dress up as their favorite Jim Carrey character will get a free ticket to the game.
South Caldwell: 2
Spartans begin the regional finals Wednesday at Richmond. The regional final is a best two of three series. South Caldwell will host Thursday's game.
Bandys has hired Patton head football coach Tom Eanes to take the same position with the Trojans.
Eanes takes over for Trent Lowman who had been the head coach for the past five seasons at Bandys. Lowman left the Trojans to take a head coaching position at East Surry.
Eanes went 22-26 the last four seasons as the head coach of Patton, making the playoffs three times in that span. Patton will now be in search of a new head football coach.
Catawba Valley Community College sophomore guard Nikkyana McCaskill has signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her academic and athletic careers at Fayetteville State University.
Joined by her family, friends and teammates, McCaskill made her signing official on Sunday in a ceremony held at the Tarlton Complex.
McCaskill is grateful to continue her career in the classroom and court, but even more thankful for her journey at Catawba Valley.
“I just want to say that CVCC was the greatest experience I've ever had,” McCaskill said. “I had a coach that cared about me as a person and my teammates are truly my sisters. I learned so much in coach England’s program, and I am in the best shape I've ever been. I want to thank everyone who helped me grow as a person and enhance my athletic ability. I will miss CVCC, but I will forever be a Lady Red Hawk. I look forward to my next journey at Fayetteville State University.”
McCaskill averaged 11.1 points, 4.3 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game this past season for the Red Hawks, helping them go 26-6 overall and 20-2 in Region X play.
The 5-foot-2 guard from Gastonia, N.C. was a key defensive piece for a Red Hawks team that averaged 10.4 steals per contest and limited opposing teams to just 37.8 shooting percent from the field.
McCaskill also etched her name into the CVCC record books this past season, recording the most 3-point field goals attempted in a season (129) while still shooting 34.1 percent from behind the line.
Off the court, McCaskill is a standout in the classroom, graduated this spring with a 3.3 grade point average.
“It has been a pleasure coaching Nikky and to see her growth has been remarkable,” said CVCC head women’s basketball coach Tisha England. “She is undersized, but has a big heart with great skills and shooting ability. Her vocal leadership and directing the team was vital to our success. Nikky will do great things at Fayetteville State in the classroom as well as on the court. I look forward to watching her play in the CIAA. She will truly be missed.”
McCaskill joins Shaniya Lester (UNC Pembroke), Tanisha Wall (Montreat College) and Joyous Wilson (Mars Hill) as the fourth member of the 2017-18 Catawba Valley women’s basketball team sophomore class to sign with a four-year school.
The Catawba Valley Community College women’s volleyball program has announced the addition of Siena Naotala to its 2018-19 recruiting class.
Naotala comes to the Red Hawks from Menchville High School in Newport News, Va.
"What an exciting late addition Siena is,” said CVCC head volleyball coach Shannon Hudson. “She's an all-around great athlete who I believe will make an immediate impact this fall. Her strength, versatility and commanding presence at the net are tremendous assets that Siena brings to the program."
During her time at Menchville, the 5-foot-10 Naotala was named first team all-district and all-conference and a second team all-state selection in the Division 5A ranks.
Naotala played both middle hitter and outside hitter for the Monarchs, leading them to a 16-8 overall record.
Naotala joins an incoming recruiting class for the Red Hawks, which includes Alexander Central's Chesney Millsaps, Kelsea Dejarnette and Sage Harrington, Butler’s Alli Dowe, Fred T. Foard's Jayln Rice, First Assembly Christian's Anna Clarke, North Buncombe's Bre Myers, North Henderson's Zoe Phillips, North Iredell's Meredith Patterson, North Surry's Paige Sizemore, St. Stephens' Madison Bolch, Watauga's Emma Clark, West Iredell's Macy Pope, West Stokes' Abigail Gordon and Rachel Delcamp, Willamette's (Ore.) Sophie Brennan and West Virginia Tech transfer Lauren McCall.
The Red Hawks are coming off a 28-9 overall record and 15-0 mark in Region X play last fall — winning their sixth-straight regulars conference championship.
The Saint Leo Men's Lacrosse Team (16-2), ranked No. 6 in NCAA Division II, advanced to the 2018 NCAA Division II National Championship game after escaping with a 12-11 win over fifth-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne (17-3) Sunday afternoon at a packed Moretz Stadium.
Saint Leo jumped out to a 4-0 advantage just under nine minutes into the contest and never trailed in the victory. The Lions were led by Kyle Pauwels (Kamloops, British Columbia, CANADA) and Matt Shand (Whitby, Ontario, CANADA) with two goals each. Ten players scored for Saint Leo.
Lenoir-Rhyne senior midfielder Ben Corrigan (Alpharetta, Ga.) and junior midfielder Quinn Kuhn (Buffalo, N.Y.) each scored a game-high three goals for the Bears, who lost despite holding advantages in both shots taken (59-30) and ground balls (40-30).
Saint Leo's goalkeeper, Thomas Tatarian (Shoreham, N.Y.), came up big for the Lions with 16 saves while earning the victory. LR senior goalkeeper Ryan Crompton (Frederick, Md.) suffered the loss despite 10 stops.
With two goals and an assist, Lenoir-Rhyne junior forward Joe Buduo (Shrewsbury, Mass.) finished the year with school-records in goals (a league-leading 62) and total points (91).
Corrigan finished with three goals and four assists for the second straight contest and totaled 14 points in the two playoff games this season. Corrigan ended the year ranked second on the team in total points with 81.
Despite the loss, Lenoir-Rhyne is 40-6 in its last 46 contests.
The Bears set a school-record for wins in a season (17) this spring.
Luke Watts fielded the comebacker to the mound, ran toward first base and flipped the ball to Conner Leonard for the final out.
The classmates embraced as the rest of Appalachian State's team charged away from the home dugout to join them.
Appalachian State ended a long Senior Day in style, capping head coach Kermit Smith's second season with an 11-7 victory against 16th-ranked league champion Coastal Carolina.
It was the last game appearance at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium for Leonard, Watts, Tristan Helms, Reed Howell, Travis Holden, Robert Langdon and Drake Zupcic. The exchange between Watts, whose nine saves this year rank fifth in App State's single-season history, and Leonard, who made 175 starts at first base in 195 career games, provided a fitting conclusion.
The Mountaineers (18-36, 9-21 Sun Belt) and Chanticleers (38-17, 23-7) played 21 innings Saturday, as Coastal Carolina finished off a 10-4 victory in Game 1 of the series and won 10-5 in Game 2 before falling to App State in the finale.
Appalachian trailed 3-0 in Game 3 before recording its highest-scoring inning of the season with a six-run fourth that included seven walks and two hit batters. Leading 7-5 in the seventh inning, the Mountaineers extended their advantage thanks to Joel McDaniel's solo homer, CJ Brown's sacrifice fly to score Drew Beck and Alex Leshock's two-run double. Bailey Welch followed Langdon home and beat the throw to the plate to score all the way from first.
After starting pitcher Will Sprinkle exited the game with a fifth-inning lead and Andrew Papp (1-0) threw scoreless sixth and seventh innings en route to his first App State win, Watts retired all five batters he faced in lowering his senior-year ERA to 2.29 in 30 appearances. He led the league with 27 games finished.
Leonard went 3-for-8 with four RBIs in his last two games, while Langdon started the final two games at second base, had an RBI single in Game 2 of the series and helped turn an inning-ending double play to preserve a 7-5 lead after Coastal Carolina loaded the bases in the seventh inning.
Helms and Howell came out of the bullpen to record ninth-inning strikeouts in the series opener, which followed a graduation ceremony for the seven seniors, and Holden pitched the eighth inning of Game 2. That game ended with a crowd-pleasing at-bat for Zupcic, a 2017 starter who entered the lineup for the first time in two months. An arm injury limited him to 13 at-bats, most of them as a pinch-hitter, before he was shut down a month into the season.
With its first home victory against a top-20 opponent in recent history, App State was able to send its seniors out with a memorable win.
Saturday night, the Hickory Crawdads fell to the Kannapolis Intimidators on the road 3-2 in 10 innings.
The game was tied 1-1 after nine innings, and the Crawdads were able to plate a run in the top of the 10th. However, the Intimidators got two runs in the bottom of the 10th for the win.
Hickory got on the board in the fifth inning. With two outs, Yohel Pozo doubled to left field and scored when Sam Huff hit a single to right field.
In the 10th, Tyler Ratliff doubled bringing in pinch runner Ryan Dorow who was pitch running for Tyreque Reed to start the 10th.
Fred T. Foard: 3
Tigers season ends at 20-4.
Alexander Central: 1
Cox Mill: 0
Cougards advance to the regional finals on Tuesday taking on Jesse Carson.
South Caldwell/Mooresville, ppd. to Saturday at 12 noon
Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Justin Dean has been named to the 2018 D2CCA All-Southeast Region Baseball Second Team. D2CCA is the Division II Conference Commissioners Association.
Dean, a junior outfielder from Mauldin, S.C., led the Bears in several offensive categories this year including batting average (.398), runs scored (59), hits (74), doubles (13), triples (seven), total bases (119), slugging percentage (.640), on-base percentage (.498) and stolen bases (14).
Dean was a 2018 First-Team All-South Atlantic Conference honoree who started all 49 games for Lenoir-Rhyne (27-22, 13-14). Dean, a three-year starter (2016-18), tied for the league lead in triples (seven).
The Peach Belt Conference had 16 honorees on the two teams while the South Atlantic Conference had 11 and the Conference Carolinas totaled six. The first-team selections will move on to the All-America ballot.
The D2CCA All-America programs honor student-athletes in Division II athletic programs. The mission of the CCA is to encourage and promote Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The voting, nomination and calculations are all conducted by the school’s sports information directors. The teams are voted on by the members of D2SIDA, NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors Association.
2018 DIVISION II CONFERENCE COMMISSIONERS ASSOCIATION
ALL-SOUTHEAST REGION BASEBALL HONORS
C – MATT HONEYCUTT, MARS HILL
1B – CHANCE BOWDEN, CATAWBA
2B – SETH HARTINGS, UNC PEMBROKE
3B – TREY JACOBS, UNC PEMBROKE
SS – COLIN ALLMAN, NEWBERRY
OF – LOGAN MATTIX, GEORGIA COLLEGE
OF – CONNOR GRANT, NORTH GREENVILLE
OF – LUKE JACKSON, UNC PEMBROKE
DH – CONNOR GRAINGER, UNC PEMBROKE
SP – CHARLIE HECHT, GEORGIA COLLEGE
SP – TUCKER BURGESS, NORTH GREENVILLE
SP – ETHAN ELLIOTT, LINCOLN MEMORIAL
SP – KOLTON INGRAM, COLUMBUS STATE
RP – ZACH VENNARO, MOUNT OLIVE
UTIL/P – CHARLES HALL, TUSCULUM
UTIL – NATE SCHMAL, GEORGIA COLLEGE
C – ANDRES PEREZ, NORTH GEORGIA
1B – MATTHEW MILLER, GEORGIA COLLEGE
2B – DAULTON MARTIN, TUSCULUM
3B – DAULTON WEEKS, USC AIKEN
SS – TYLER ADAMS, LINCOLN MEMORIAL
SS – COLIN ROSENBAUM, BELMONT ABBEY
OF – LUKE CURETON, BELMONT ABBEY
OF – JUSTIN DEAN, LENOIR-RHYNE
OF – WESLEY WOMMACK, GEORGIA COLLEGE
DH – COLBY SKEEN, TUSCULUM
DH – CHRIS SALVEY, LINCOLN MEMORIAL
SP – MICHAEL LIVINGSTON, YOUNG HARRIS
SP – GERMAN REYES, MOUNT OLIVE
SP – ANTHONY BURKE, UNC PEMBROKE
SP – AUSTIN TURGEON, WINGATE
RP – PARKER MORRISON, NORTH GEORGIA
UTIL – ETHAN BAUCOM, UNC PEMBROKE
SOUTHEAST REGION PITCHER OF THE YEAR
CHARLIE HECHT, GEORGIA COLLEGE
SOUTHEAST REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR
LOGAN MATTIX, GEORGIA COLLEGE
Marty Curtis, head baseball coach for the last 35 years at Bunker Hill High School is retiring.
In a career that has seen him coach over 1,000 total games between St. Stephens and Bunker Hill, he lead the Bears to 455 wins, including a 19-6 record this season and a berth in the 2A state playoffs.
Curtis has been a baseball coach or assistant for 46 years, including a stint as the head coach of the Hickory American Legion team as well as the Caldwell County American Legion team.
The baseball field at Bunker Hill high School was named the Mark Curtis Field in 2004.
Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Ines Flueck has been named to the 2018 IWLCA NCAA Division II All-South Region Second Team. IWLCA is the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association.
Flueck, a senior goalkeeper from Coppell, Texas, was named the 2018 South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year after leading the Bears (9-10, 8-0) to their first-ever league regular season championship.
On the year, Flueck was 9-8 with a 11.20 goal-against average and 148 saves. Flueck is the Bears’ all-time leader in stops with 606.
Flueck, a four-year starter, is a two-time first-team all-league selection (2016 and 2018) and earned NCAA Division II All-American honors as a sophomore.
The IWLCA has honored 128 student-athletes in Division II with a selection to one of the All-Region teams for 2018. These student-athletes are now eligible to be named to a national IWLCA All-American team. The IWLCA will celebrate the 2018 All-Americans during Divisional All-American Announcement Shows, which will be launched online in mid-June.
2018 IWLCA NCAA Division II
Cammy Case, Queens University of Charlotte, Junior, Defense
Dani Bursinger, Florida Southern College, Junior, Midfield
Caroline Dunleavy, Florida Institute of Technology, Senior, Attack
Kallie German, Rollins College, Junior, Attack
Shannon Gilfedder, Florida Southern College, Senior, Attack
Olivia Going, Florida Institute of Technology, Sophomore, Defense
Sara Grenier, Florida Institute of Technology, Senior, Attack
Sam Keesey, Florida Southern College, Junior, Defense
Meghan O'Brien, Florida Southern College, Senior, Attack
Emily Santoli, Florida Southern College, Senior, Midfield
Samantha Schiano, Florida Institute of Technology, Junior, Midfield
Shannon Sisk, Limestone College, Senior, Attack
Bridget Sutter, The University of Tampa, Freshman, Goalkeeper
Lauren Tybor, Florida Institute of Technology, Sophomore, Midfield
Lindsay Van Beck, Rollins College, Junior, Defense
Alyssa Voccia, Limestone College, Junior, Defense
Hannah Ashton, Rollins College, Sophomore, Attack
Rose Blackburn, Limestone College, Junior, Defense
Kiara Burke, University of Mount Olive, Sophomore, Midfield
Rachel Crawford, The University of Tampa, Junior, Attack
Marin Felsoci, Belmont Abbey College, Sophomore, Midfield
Ines Flueck, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Senior, Goalkeeper
McKenzie Jackson, Embry-Riddle University, Freshman, Midfield
Courtney Lafler, Limestone College, Junior, Midfield
Rebecca Luca, Belmont Abbey College, Senior, Attack
Mal Olin, Rollins College, Senior, Goalkeeper
Sarah Rheinsmith, Florida Southern College, Senior, Defense
Hanna Scott, Queens University of Charlotte, Junior, Attack
Alexa Scudillo, The University of Tampa, Sophomore, Defense
Steph Stuart, Florida Institute of Technology, Senior, Goalkeeper
Meghan Vadala, Florida Southern College, Senior, Defense
Katie Wardle, Queens University of Charlotte, Junior, Midfield
The Hickory Crawdads game scheduled for Friday against the Kannapolis Intimidators on the road was postponed due to the weather.
The Crawdads will now play a doubleheader at Kannapolis, with the first game starting at 2:35pm. Hickory plays a single, nine-inning game against the Intimidators on Saturday at 7:05pm.
The Crawdads return home to L.P. Frans Stadium on Monday to host the Delmarva Shorebirds.