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Syracuse women’s lacrosse stops Carolina in double OT

Kayla Treanor.

Kayla Treanor.

The path to an Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship title is never easy, but this year’s Syracuse team may be remembered as one that set a new standard for running a gauntlet.

Kayla Treanor’s sudden victory goal following double-overtime lifted the sixth-seeded Orange to a 9-8 win over top-seeded North Carolina in Sunday’s final at Klockner Stadium. It followed a familiar script for the tournament MVP, who also delivered a sudden-victory game-winner in Thursday night’s win over third-seeded Boston College.

Syracuse – deceptively seeded sixth in the tournament field but ranked seventh nationally – defeated the nation’s fourth-ranked team (Boston College), third-ranked team (Duke) and second-ranked squad (North Carolina) in a span of less than 72 hours en route to capturing its first ACC women’s lacrosse championship in two seasons as an ACC member.

The Orange (14-6) has grown accustomed to grinding out tough wins – Sunday’s match was its 10th of theseason decided by a single goal – and a determined defensive effort and execution of the fundamentals paid dividends. Syracuse won 16 of 21 draw controls (nine by Kailah Kempney) and limited UNC to eight goals on 30 shots.

Orange keeper Kelsey Richardson made 10 saves Sunday, and her 29 for the Championship were one shy of the tournament record. Her efforts helped Syracuse prevail on a day Tar Heel counterpart Caylee Waters was equally effective with 11 saves, giving her 26 in three tournament games.

Halle Majorana delivered a hat trick, and Treanor finished with two goals and an assist despite being marked effectively much of the day by UNC defensive ace Courtney Waite. Treanor tied an ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship record with six assists in her three games.

The Tar Heels (15-3) fell short in their bid for their first ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship since 2002 despite setting a tournament record for goals scored with 44. Aly Messinger paced UNC on Sunday with a pair of goals and an assist, and Marie McCool also scored a pair of goals for the Tar Heels.

Syracuse looked as if it might be set to win in regulation when a flurry of three unanswered goals by Riley Donahue, Treanor and Majorana put the Orange in front 8-5 with 7:16 remaining.

But with Messinger scoring one goal and assisting on another, UNC scrapped back to tie the score at 8-8 by the end of regulation. UNC actually held possession with a shot at the winning score in the waning seconds, but Richardson made the stop on Kelly Devlin’s attempt.

The second overtime period ended in similar high drama as Syracuse’s Taylor Gait worked for a close-range shot that just beat the final horn but was smothered in goal by UNC’s Waters, setting up sudden victory and Treanor’s decisive heroics.

The teams were tied 3-3 at the end of the first half that saw no scoring in the final 11:05. With Kempney, Erica Bodt and Majorana each scoring goals within a span of less than seven minutes, Syracuse grabbed a 3-0 lead in the early going.

UNC counted with three-goal run of its own to tie the score at 3-3 behind two goals from McCool and another from Messinger, who ran down a ground ball off a Syracuse turnover and charged in for an unassisted score.

The trio of Tar Heel goals came during a span of just over four minutes. The final 11 minutes of the half were ones of missed opportunities for both teams, as reflected by their six goals on 23 shots.

Sunday’s outcome, coupled with the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship title secured by the Orange earlier in the day at Chester, Pennsylvani, left Syracuse as just the third program in ACC history to sweep the women’s lacrosse and men’s championships, joining Virginia (2006) and Maryland (2011).

After entering the match ranked among the nation’s top seven ranked teams, UNC and Syracuse each anticipate high NCAA Tournament seedings when pairings are announced next weekend. The ACC is hopeful of placing as many as seven teams in the NCAA field.

The 2015 ACC Women’s Lacrosse All-Tournament Team:

Kayla Treanor, Syracuse (MVP)
Kelsey Richardson, Syracuse
Halle Majorna, Syracuse
Kailah Kempney, Syracuse
Mallory Vehar, Syracuse
Caylee Waters, North Carolina
Aly Messinger, North Carolina
Maggie Bill, North Carolina
Kelly Devlin, North Carolina
Kenzie Kent, Boston College
Kerrin Maurer, Duke
Barbara Sullivan, Notre Dame

– News release

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Coaches’ All-ACC first team mirrors writer’s poll while Paige, Lacey switch spots

Marcus Paige.

Marcus Paige.

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the 2015 All-ACC Team, as voted upon by the league’s 15 head coaches, Monday and the first team is exactly the same as the ACC basketball writer’s poll that came out Saturday. However, UNC’s Marcus Paige moves up to the second team on the coaches’ poll while NC State’s Trevor Lacey falls to the third team.

Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor, Notre Dame senior Jerian Grant, Syracuse forward Rakeem Christmas, Virginia guard Malcolm Brogdon and Boston College guard Olivier Hanlan comprise the first team.

Duke’s Okafor, a 6-foot-11 center from Chicago, ranks second among ACC scorers at 17.6 points per game and third in rebounding at 9.2 per contest. Okafor has scored 10 or more points in 29 of his 30 games coming into this week’s New York Life ACC Tournament, and his 11 “double doubles” in points/rebounds rank fourth in the conference.

Notre Dame’s Grant leads the ACC in assists at 6.7 per game, in assists-to-turnover ratio (3.23:1) and in fifth in scoring at 16.8 points per game. The 6-foot-5 guard from Bowie, Maryland, closed the season with a 19-point, eight-assist, five-rebound effort in an 81-67 victory over Clemson Saturday and has scored in double-figures in all but three games this season.

Syracuse’s Christmas led the Orange and ranks third among ACC scorers at 17.5 points per game and is fourth in rebounding at 9.1 boards per contest. In addition, the 6-foot-9 senior from Philadelphia, is second in the ACC with 2.5 blocked shots per game and fifth in field goal percentage (.552).

Virginia’s Brogdon, a second-team selection a year ago, leads the second-ranked Cavaliers in scoring at 13.7 points per game and is second in assists at 2.6 per game. The 6-foot-5 Atlanta, Georgia, junior is averaging 4.0 rebounds per game and is second in the ACC in free throw percentage at .860.

Boston College’s Hanlan leads the ACC in scoring at 19.4 points per game and is ninth in assists at 4.2 per game. The Aylmer, Quebec, junior closed out the regular season having scored in double figures 24 straight games and has scored 10-or-more points in all but one game this season.

Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell (15.8 ppg, 9.4 rpg) and Terry Rozier (17.0 ppg, 2.0 steals), Duke’s Quinn Cook (16.0 ppg, .885 FT percentage), North Carolina’s Marcus Paige (13.5 ppg, 4.4 apg) and Virginia’s Justin Anderson (13.4 ppg, .484 3-point field goal percentage) were voted to the second team.

NC State’s Trevor Lacey (16.1 ppg) was voted to the third team, along with Duke’s Tyus Jones (11.8 ppg, 5.7 apg), Notre Dame’s Pat Connaughton (12.6 ppg), Pitt’s Jamel Artis (13.8) ppg) and North Carolina’s Brice Johnson (12.6 ppg).

First Team All-ACC
Olivier Hanlan, Jr., Boston College
Jahlil Okafor, Fr., Duke
Jerian Grant, Sr., Notre Dame
Rakeem Christmas, Sr. Syracuse
Malcolm Brogdon, Jr., Virginia

Second Team All-ACC
Quinn Cook, Sr., Duke
Montrezl Harrell, Jr., Louisville
Terry Rozier, So., Louisville
Marcus Paige, Jr., North Carolina
Justin Anderson, Jr., Virginia

Third Team All-ACC
Tyus Jones, Fr., Duke
Brice Johnson, Jr., North Carolina
Trevor Lacey, Jr., NC State
Pat Connaughton, Sr., Notre Dame
Jamel Artis, So., Pitt

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Panthers too hot for Tar Heels

Roy Williams.

Roy Williams.

Pittsburgh shot a blistering 65 percent to handle North Carolina 89-76. The Panthers were just too hot for a Tar Heels team that has lost three of four and has been grieving the loss of former Coach Dean Smith, who was buried two days earlier. (2/14)

North Carolina outrebounded Pitt, turned the ball over only four times and shot nearly 50 percent.

“Looking at that you would think that would be a win for us,” UNC coach Roy Williams said.

But the Panthers jumped out to a 10-0 lead and, despite the fact that the Tar Heels managed to tie it on a three by Marcus Paige to make it 16-16, led the Tar Heels 46-32 at the half.

Pitt shot 61 percent in the first half and conventional wisdom says the Panthers would cool down in the second half. It was just the opposite.

“I still thought it was any man’s game (at the half),” Williams said, “but then they hit their first seven shots (of the second half).”

For a while the Tar Heels were matching the Panthers basket for basket but still falling more and more behind because Pitt was hitting threes. The Panthers hit eight of 15 from beyond the arc.

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UNC finishes ahead of State but loses to WV in gymnastics

gymnasticsIn a competitive quad meet on Saturday, North Carolina finished second, defeating NC State and William & Mary, but being edged out by West Virginia.

Junior Michaela Woodford of host NC State earned three top-three finishes to win the all-around individual competition with a score of 39.175, marking a career high.

The third place Pack scored a combined seven top-three finishes on the evening.

But the Tar Heels posted a total score of 194.500, the second highest of the season, to earn second place. UNC placed three gymnasts in the top five of the all-around competition.

“We did some good things [tonight], but we have to expect a high performance every [meet] from every gymnast in order to achieve our goals. We will go back and push for that,” said head coach Derek Galvin.

In the all-around, Morgan Lane tied for second with a score of 39.125. Lexi Cappalli finished fourth with a 38.825 and Haley Watts notched a 38.700, taking fifth place.

The Tar Heels began the meet on floor, totaling a season-high score of 48.700. Lane and Cappalli both recorded a 9.825, tying for third among all competitors. Watts notched a 9.800, which tied for seventh place. In addition, Lauren Weisel added a 9.700.

UNC next competed on vault, which proved to be the team’s strongest rotation of the evening. The Tar Heels tallied a season-high 48.800. Carolina received two of the top six scores. Sarah Peterson notched a 9.875, tying for second and Watts had a 9.825, which tied for sixth. For the first time all season, Kaitlynn Hedelund participated in vault, where she received a 9.700. Lane and Cappalli also contributed scores of 9.700 for the Tar Heels.

On the uneven bars, Carolina finished with a 48.425. Hedelund notched a 9.800, which tied for second. Lane had a 9.725, tying for sixth. In addition, Cappalli received a 9.700 and Acacia Cosentino was awarded a 9.675.

“[At bars] we kind of lost our momentum, which was disappointing. We had an opportunity tonight to score in the 195 range again, but we were unable to perform on beam and bars,” said Galvin.

The Tar Heels finished the competition on the balance beam, tallying a score of 48.575. At the final apparatus, UNC placed three gymnasts in the top six. Lane notched a 9.875, the highest score among all competitors. Peterson added a season-high 9.775, tying for fifth. Hedelund notched a 9.750, which tied for sixth. In addition, Cappalli received a season-high 9.600.

“[This week] we will go into training knowing what it feels like to let an opportunity slide like it did tonight. We are determined not to let that happen again for the rest of the season.”

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State’s Chavis wins ACC field honors

Nicole Chavis.

Nicole Chavis.

NC State weight thrower Nicole Chavis was tabbed as the ACC Women’s Field Performer of the Week.

Chavis has dominated all three of her weight throw events thus far, placing first in each and besting the second-place finishers by an average of 4 feet, 4.2 inches.

The Lumberton, NC redshirt junior’s throw of 66-5 ¾ (20.26 meters) in the UNC Greensboro 6-Way ranked sixth nationally, and her average throw of 65-10 thus far is 3 ½ feet greater than her 62-5 average through her first three events of 2013-14.

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Duke’s Helton wins ACC’s Jim Tatum Award

David Helton.

David Helton.

For the third year in a row, a Blue Devil has won the same Atlantic Coast Conference award honoring the concept of student-athlete. Duke senior linebacker David Helton has been named the recipient of the 2014 Jim Tatum Award, ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced Thursday.

The Tatum Award is given annually in memory of the late Jim Tatum to the top senior student-athlete (in athletic eligibility) among the league’s football players. Tatum, a two-time ACC Coach of the Year, coached in the 1950s at both Maryland and North Carolina and believed strongly in the concept of the student-athlete.

The 2014 Tatum Award will be presented at the ACC’s Night of Legends event, which will be held Friday (5:30 p.m.) at the Charlotte Convention Center as part of the festivities held around the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game.

Helton, a Psychology major who holds a 3.64 career grade point average, is one of 17 recipients of the prestigious 2014 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Awards and a finalist for the NFF’s Campbell Trophy as the top football scholar-athlete in the nation. Helton was also named a Lott IMPACT Trophy finalist on Wednesday.

“David epitomizes the true student-athlete, and we couldn’t be prouder of him as the recipient of the 2014 Tatum Award,” Duke head coach David Cutcliffe said. “His core values, instilled in him by his incredible parents, are what make him as fine a young man as we’ve had in our program. This is a tremendous honor for David and his family.”

The Chattanooga, Tennessee, native was named to the All-ACC Football Academic Team each of his first three seasons (with this year’s selections still pending) and is also a three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. He earned first-team Capital One Academic All-District III accolades in both 2013 and 2014, and is among 10 national semifinalists for the 2014 Lott IMPACT Trophy.

The 6-foot-4, 240-pound senior played a key role in Duke posting a 9-3 overall record and is a major reason the Blue Devils are headed to a bowl game for a school-record third straight season. An All-ACC first-team selection, Helton leads the ACC in tackles with 10.4 per game and keys a Duke defensive unit that ranks fifth in the conference is scoring defense (20.6 points per game).

Helton is the third consecutive Duke student-athlete to receive the Tatum Award after Blue Devil quarterback Sean Renfree was honored in 2012 and offensive lineman Perry Simmons was recognized last year.

ACC Jim Tatum Award Winners

1979 Scott Hamilton, Duke, G

1980-81 No Award

1982 Pat Chester, Virginia, S

Phil Denfield, Wake Forest, TE

1983-84 Not Available

1985 Kevin Anthony, North Carolina, QB

1986 David Cardenas, Virginia, DB

1987-89 Not Available

1990 Charlie Cobb, NC State, C

1991 Steve Ainsworth, Wake Forest, OL

1992 Not Available

1993 Thomas Burns, Virginia, LB

1994 Ed Glenn, Clemson, TE

1995 Russell Babb, North Carolina, OT

1996 Daryl Bush, Florida State, DB

1997 Stephen Phelan, Virginia, DB

Jonathan Claiborne, Maryland, S

1998 Ebenezer Ekuban, North Carolina, DE

1999 Noel LaMontagne, Virginia, G

2000 Louis Marchetti, North Carolina, OT

2001 Kyle Young, Clemson, C

2002 Jeremy Muyres, Georgia Tech, DB

2003 Chris Douglas, Duke, RB

2004 Nick Novak, Maryland, PK

2005 Brendan Dewan, Duke, LB

David Castillo, Florida State, C

2006 Josh Wilson, Maryland, DB

2007 Tom Santi, Virginia, TE

2008 Darryl Richard, Georgia Tech, DT

2009 Riley Skinner, Wake Forest, QB

2010 Christian Ponder, Florida State, QB

2011 Danny Coale, Virginia Tech, WR-P

2012 Sean Renfree, Duke, QB

2013 Perry Simmons, Duke, OT

2014 David Helton, Duke, LB

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Four Heels, three Devils take All-America field hockey honors

uncfieldhockey3Fifteen Atlantic Coast Conference field hockey student-athletes earned 2014 All-America honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, the organization announced Monday. The total is the most for any conference in the nation.

All seven ACC teams had at least one player recognized, led by North Carolina which had a national-best four All-Americans. Duke and Syracuse had three players selected, followed by Wake Forest with two and Boston College, Louisville, and Virginia with one each.

Of the 16-member first team, seven are from ACC schools with two from Syracuse and one each from Boston College, Louisville, North Carolina, Virginia, and Wake Forest. Four league representatives are on the second team, and four garnered third team honors.

Wake Forest’s Anna Kozniuk is the 14th player in league history to earn four career All-America honors. Boston College’s Emma Plasters, and North Carolina’s Charlotte Craddock and Emily Wold were recognized for the third time.

North Carolina’s field hockey team was ranked No. 1 before losing 3-2 to No. 4 Syracuse in an NCAA semifinal game less than two weeks ago. It was the second year in a row that UNC has been eliminated in a penalty shootout following 70 minutes of regulation and two 15-minute overtime periods. The Heels finished the season 19-4.

ACC on the 2014 NFHCA All-America Teams

First Team

Emma Plasteras, Boston College

Alyssa Voelmle, Louisville

Emily Wold, North Carolina

Alyssa Manley, Syracuse

Emma Russell, Syracuse

Tara Vittese, Virginia

Anna Kozniuk, Wake Forest

Second Team

Aileen Johnson, Duke

Lauren Blazing, Duke

Charlotte Craddock, North Carolina

Samantha Travers, North Carolina

Third Team

Abby Beltrani, Duke

Nina Notman, North Carolina

Lieke Visser, Syracuse

Georgia Holland, Wake Forest

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State’s Kearney wins ACC freshman of the week again

Kaitlyn Kearney.

Kaitlyn Kearney.

NC State freshman middle blocker Kaitlyn Kearney has earned this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball Freshman of the Week honors.

Kearney takes home her third Freshman of the Week award after helping the Wolfpack split a pair of conference matches. The Frisco, Texas, native swatted a match-high 11 kills on Friday at Pitt, finishing the match with a career-best .625 attacking percentage.

Last Sunday at Notre Dame, Kearney put down 10 kills on 18 attacks with only one error to record a .500 hitting percentage. For the weekend she had 21 kills and tallied a .559 attacking percentage.

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UNC’s Green honored as weekly ACC defensive back winner

Dominquie Green.

Dominquie Green.

Florida State senior Rashad Greene leads the first Atlantic Coast Conference Football Player of the Week selections of the 2014 season. Greene was named the ACC Receiver of the Week following his performance in the top-ranked Seminoles’ 37-31 win over Oklahoma State in Saturday night’s season opener.

Greene, who had 11 receptions for a career-high 203 yards and a touchdown, was one of two Seminoles to earn weekly honors, as FSU defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. was recognized as the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week.

North Carolina safety Dominquie Green was named the ACC Co-Defensive Back of the Week.

CO-DEFENSIVE BACK – Dominquie Green, North Carolina, So., S, 5-11, 190, Laurinburg, N.C.

Green recovered three fumbles and returned one for 20 yards to set up a touchdown in UNC’s 56-29 win over Liberty. Green’s three fumble recoveries were part of six turnovers the Tar Heels gained in the win (four fumble recoveries, two interceptions). A year ago, Carolina recovered just seven fumbles all season.

Pitt and Louisville both joined the Seminoles in having two players recognized. Panthers running back James Conner was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week, while senior guard Matt Rotheram earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors following a 62-0 win over Delaware. Louisville safety James Sample was named the ACC Co-Defensive Back of the Week, and kick returner Corvin Lamb shared the ACC Specialist of the Week honor after the Cardinals made their ACC debut with a 31-13 win over Miami on Monday night.

Virginia’s Henry Coley earned Linebacker of the Week honors, while Virginia Tech running back Shai McKenzie was named the ACC Rookie of the Week, and Syracuse kicker Riley Dixon joined Louisville’s Lamb as Co-Specialist of the Week.

OFFENSIVE BACK – James Conner, Pitt, So., RB, 6-2, 250, Erie, Pa.
Conner was the catalyst in Pitt’s 62-0 opening day win over Delaware. The sophomore tailback rushed for 153 yards on just 14 carries – an average of nearly 11 yards per attempt – and ran for four touchdowns. Conner, who was not tackled behind the line of scrimmage on any of his carries, is tied for the national scoring lead with an average of 24.0 points per game. His performance helped the Panthers achieve their largest margin of victory in a season opener since 1913 (67-0 over Ohio Northern).

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN – Matt Rotheram, Pitt, Sr., G, 6-6, 335, North Olmsted, Ohio

Rotheram was Pitt’s top offensive grader in the season opener, helping the Panthers roll up 409 rushing yards (7.3 yards per attempt) and seven rushing TDs. Pitt’s rushing total was its highest single-game effort since the Tony Dorsett era of the mid-1970s. Pitt running backs were not dropped for a loss on any of their 56 carries against Delaware.

RECEIVER – Rashad Greene, Florida State, Sr., WR, 6-0, 178, Albany, Ga.

Greene had 11 catches for a career-best 203 yards and a touchdown in the Seminoles’ 37-31 victory over Oklahoma State. Greene’s yardage total was the best by any “Power Five” conference player and the second-best overall in the country. His 50-yard catch-and-run TD with just under four minutes left in the fourth quarter gave FSU a 37-24 lead. In his last two games, Greene has 20 catches for 350 yards – dating back to last season’s BCS Championship.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN – Mario Edwards Jr., Florida State, Jr., DE, 6-3, 294, Gautier, Miss.

Edwards had had four tackles, a sack and a pass breakup in the Seminoles’ victory over Oklahoma State. Edwards’ fourth-quarter sack was a vital play as it came with FSU holding a 27-24 lead. The sack resulted in a 14-yard loss and killed the Cowboys’ momentum. Edwards’ pressure on the quarterback helped limit OSU’s potent passing attack (335 yards per game the last four years) to just 203 yards. He played every defensive snap for the Seminoles.

LINEBACKER – Henry Coley, Virginia, Sr., MLB, 6-2, 230, Virginia Beach, Va.

Coley spearheaded a defensive effort that only allowed seven points by UCLA’s offense in the Cavaliers’ hard-fought 28-20 loss to the seventh-ranked Bruins. Coley led UVa with 14 tackles, two sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss, forced one fumble and broke up one pass. He had nine solo tackles. The signal caller for Virginia’s defensive front, Coley made the formation calls that allowed the Cavaliers to sack UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley and force him out of the pocket numerous times. UCLA averaged 3.0 rushing yards per carry and was just 7-for-18 on third down conversions. UCLA drives totaled 25 yards or less on 11 of 16 possessions.

CO-DEFENSIVE BACK – James Sample, Louisville, Jr., S, 6-2, 191, Sacramento, Calif.

Sample led the team in tackles with eight and also recorded an interception that stopped a potential Miami scoring drive. The Louisville defense held the Hurricanes to 244 yards of total offense in the 31-13 win.

CO-SPECIALIST – Riley Dixon, Syracuse, Sr., P, 6-5, 219, Blossvale, N.Y.

Dixon, who also serves as the Orange holder, threw what proved to be the game-winning touchdown pass to Kendall Moore in the second overtime of SU’s 27-26 victory against Villanova. On fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line, Syracuse faked a field goal. Dixon rolled left and threw the first TD pass of his career to give the Orange a 27-20 advantage. The Orange defense rose up on the Wildcats’ second OT possession, denying Villanova’s potential game-winning, two-point conversion. In addition to the touchdown, Dixon punted five times for 217 yards (43.4 avg.) with a long of 51 yards. He placed two of his kicks inside the 20. ​

CO-SPECIALIST – Corvin Lamb, Louisville, R-Jr., 5-9, 290, Miami, Fla.

In the Cardinals’ first game as member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Lamb returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown to help spark Louisville to a 31-13 win over visiting Miami on Monday night. The 97-yard kickoff return tied for the fifth-longest in school history.

ROOKIE – Shai McKenzie, Virginia Tech, Fr., RB, 5-11, 212, Washington, Pa.

In his first game action, the true freshman rushed for 106 yards on just nine carries (11.8 yards per carry) with a 39-yard touchdown in the Hokies’ 34-9 win over William & Mary.

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Duke lacrosse coach speaks at Raleigh Sports Club

John Danowski.

John Danowski.

Duke lacrosse coach John Danowski will speak at Wednesday’s Raleigh Sports Club luncheoon at Bradley Hall in Highland United Methodist Church at 1901 Ridge Road..

Cemented as one of the top coaches in college lacrosse, Danowski has helped lead the Duke men’s lacrosse team to unprecedented success during his seven-year tenure. Danowski was introduced as Duke’s eighth head men’s lacrosse coach on July 21, 2006 and quickly led the Blue Devils to some of the most successful lacrosse seasons in school history and to a pair of NCAA Championships in four seasons.

The RSC will honor local high school student Michael Rubino, the kicker on Middle Creek High School’s football team, as the Student Athlete of the Week.

Buffet lines open at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting is from noon until 1 p.m. Attendance fee for members is $15 while guest fee is $25.

The annual membership fee is $70, which helps to fund the club’s scholarship fund. Each week from late August to early April meetings include a Southern buffet, door prizes, pick sheets and introduction to a deserving Student Athlete as well as hearing from a prominent sports figure as our guest speaker.
Raleigh Sports Club Membership Form