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State women fall in first round of ACC tennis tourney

ncstatetennisIn opening round play of the 2014 ACC Women’s Tennis Championship held at Cary Tennis Park in Cary, No. 11 Virginia Tech defeated No. 14 NC State. Wake Forest and Boston College also earned a spot in the second round of the Championship.

No. 11 Virginia Tech 4, No. 14 NC State 3

The Hokies and the Wolfpack battled back and forth in a match that lasted more than four hours before the Virginia Tech finally won 4-3.

After falling behind 1-0 after doubles play, Virginia Tech rallied and grabbed victories in four singles matches.

The Hokies’ Raluca Mita earned the clinching victory of the match, defeating Nicole Martinez, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2.

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UNC freshman wins ACC women’s tennis player of the year

Jamie Loeb.

Jamie Loeb.

North Carolina freshman Jamie Loeb has been selected the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Year and leads the 2014 All-ACC Team as announced by Commissioner John Swofford.

In addition to Loeb, the Tar Heels’ Haley Carter also took home one of the league’s top honors, as she was named Freshman of the Year. Clemson’s Nancy Harris was named the ACC Coach of the Year for the first time in her career.

Individual honors, as well as the All-ACC teams, were determined by a vote of the league’s 15 head coaches.

Loeb, a native of Ossining, N.Y., is just the third North Carolina student-athlete to earn Player of the Year honors, while Carter is the first Tar Heel to earn Freshman of the Year honors.

Harris, who led the Tigers to a share of the ACC regular season title for the first time since 2007, becomes the second Clemson head coach to earn Coach of the Year honors, joining Andy Johnston who won the award four times – most recently in 1993 – during his time with the Tigers.

Thirteen ACC institutions had representatives on the All-ACC team, led by Virginia with four representatives. North Carolina, Duke, Miami and Clemson had three representatives apiece. Florida State, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech each posted two honorees on the teams, while Boston College, Maryland, NC State, Notre Dame and Syracuse rounded out the list with one representative apiece.

Duke’s Ester Goldfeld and Hanna Mar, along with NC State’s Joelle Kissell, were All-ACC selections for the third time in their career. A total of nine student-athletes collected All-ACC honors for the second time in their career.

Individual Award Winners

Player of the Year – Jamie Loeb, North Carolina
Freshman of the Year – Haley Carter, North Carolina
Coach of the Year – Nancy Harris, Clemson

All-ACC First Team
Jamie Loeb Fr. North Carolina
Julia Elbaba @ So. Virginia
Beatrice Capra @ So. Duke
Hayley Carter Fr. North Carolina
Stephanie Wagner @ So. Miami
Ester Goldfeld # Jr. Duke
Kendal Woodard @ So. Georgia Tech
Hanna Mar # Sr. Duke
Danielle Collins So. Virginia

All-ACC Second Team
Joelle Kissell # Sr. NC State
Caroline Price @ Jr. North Carolina
Kelsey Laurente So. Miami
Megan Kurey So. Georgia Tech
Kerrie Cartwright Jr. Florida State
Jessica Wacnik Jr. Boston College
Yana Koroleva @ Sr. Clemson
Maddie Kobelt Sr. Syracuse
Stephanie Nauta @ So. Virginia

@ – Two-time honoree
# – Three-time honoree

- News release

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Devils play two against Syracuse; Heels play two against Louisville next season

acclogo2Next season the Duke and North Carolina basketball teams will have premier home and home series. The Devils host and travel to Syracuse, Notre Dame, North Carolina and Wake Forest while the Tar Heels host and travel to Louisville, Georgia Tech, Duke and NC State.

“It’s exciting to look ahead to our league’s basketball schedule, as there’s no shortage of quality conference games,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “This two-year alignment will allow for outstanding opportunities that will highlight our teams and players while providing our fans with continually appealing matchups.”

The matchups released today designate the 18-game home and away opponents for each of the next two seasons. Specific game dates, times and networks have not yet been determined.

Next season will mark the third in which each ACC team will play an 18-game conference schedule. With Louisville joining the ACC on July 1, nine of the conference’s 15 teams will enter next season having made postseason appearances in 2013-14, including seven teams that took part in NCAA Tournament play this past year.

The ACC’s collective non-losing streak in the NCAA Tournament reached 27 years in 2013-14, by far the longest stretch in the nation. The ACC has had at least one team ranked among the Top 10 of the final Associated Press poll for 54 consecutive years.

Conference game matchups for the next two seasons for Triangle teams are as follows:

Duke 2014-15
Home/Road: North Carolina, Wake Forest, Syracuse, Notre Dame
Home: Miami, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Pittsburgh, Boston College
Road: Florida State, NC State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Louisville

North Carolina 2014-15

Home/Road: Duke, NC State, Georgia Tech, Louisville
Home: Florida State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Notre Dame
Road: Miami, Clemson, Wake Forest , Pittsburgh, Boston College

NC State 2014-15
Home/Road: North Carolina, Wake Forest, Clemson, Virginia
Home: Duke, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Notre Dame
Road: Florida State, Miami, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Boston College

Duke 2015-16
Home/Road: North Carolina , Wake Forest , NC State, Louisville
Home: Florida State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Notre Dame
Road: Miami, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Pittsburgh, Boston College

North Carolina 2015-16
Home/Road: Duke, NC State, Boston College, Syracuse
Home: Miami, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh
Road: Florida State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Notre Dame

NC State 2015-16
Home/Road: North Carolina, Wake Forest, Florida State, Duke
Home: Miami, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Louisville, Boston College
Road: Virginia, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Notre Dame

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State’s Norenius named ACC men’s tennis player of the week

Simon Norenius.

Simon Norenius.

NC State’s Simon Norenius has been named this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week.

Norenius posted a singles and doubles victory in the Wolfpack’s upset victory over No. 25 Wake Forest Saturday afternoon.

Norenius and teammate Austin Powell completed the sweep for State with an 8-7 (3) victory against Anthony Delcore and Adam Lee. In singles, Norenius helped turn the momentum after Wake Forest took a 2-1 lead with one of three 3-set victories for the Pack with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory against the No. 71-ranked Lee. The victory assisted the Wolfpack in earning the No. 6 seed in the ACC Championships, whereas a loss would have put NC State as the No. 9 seed in this week’s Championship.

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Duke opens defense of ACC golf title Friday

dukegolfThe team pairings are set for the opening round of the 61st annual ACC Men’s Golf Championship, which will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 25-27, over the 7,102-yard, par-72 course at the Old North State Country Club in New London, N.C.

Boston College, Maryland and Notre Dame begin the championship on Friday teeing off at 8:30 a.m. NC State, North Carolina and Duke are in the next wave at 9:20, followed by Wake Forest, Clemson and Florida State at 10:20 a.m. Virginia Tech, Virginia and Georgia Tech have the morning’s final tee time at 11:10 a.m.

ACC Men’s Golf Championship – First Round Pairings

8:30 – 9:10 a.m. = Boston College, Maryland, Notre Dame
9:20 – 10:00 a.m. = NC State, North Carolina, Duke
10:20 – 11:00 a.m. = Wake Forest, Clemson, Florida State
11:10 – 11:50 a.m. = Virginia Tech, Virginia, Georgia Tech

Duke enters as the defending champion and will try to repeat against a field that features four teams ranked in the top 20 nationally: No. 5 Georgia Tech, No. 8 Virginia, No. 12 Virginia Tech, and No. 19 Florida State. Clemson is No. 33, followed by No. 37 Wake Forest, No. 86 Duke, No. 92 North Carolina, No. 102 NC State, No. 104 Notre Dame, No. 139 Maryland and No. 212 Boston College.

Georgia Tech’s Ollie Schniederjans enters as the highest ranked golfer in the league at No. 3 in the country according to Golfstat. Following Schniederjans, five more ACC golfers rank in the top 50: No. 11 Scott Vincent (Virginia Tech), No. 15 Jack Maguire (Florida State), No. 22 Denny McCarthy (Virginia), No. 23 Seth Reeves (Georgia Tech) and No. 37 Trevor Cone (Virginia Tech).

2014 marks the 13th-straight year and 29th time overall that the league championship will be held at the Old North State Country Club. Wake Forest leads all schools with 18 league titles and 22 individual champions. Georgia Tech, which has won 12 outright ACC Championships and shared two more, has produced nine individual medalists, including Anders Albertson, last year’s winner. North Carolina is third with 11 titles (10 outright), followed by Clemson with nine (eight outright).

Saturday and Sunday action will be streamed live by the ACC Digital Network starting at 2 p.m. each day. There is no charge for admission.

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Duke’s McCrory heads All-ACC Academic Swimming & Diving Team

Duke senior Nick McCrory has been named the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year and headlines the 2014 All-ACC Academic Men’s Swimming & Diving Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.

A religion major from Chapel Hill

Nick McCrory.

Nick McCrory.

, McCrory won his fourth individual national championship in the platform dive discipline at the 2014 NCAA Championships, becoming the first to accomplish the feat in that event. In addition, McCrory earned All-America status on the one-meter board. McCrory completes his career as an 11-time All-American and a record 10 gold medals in ACC Championship competition.

Each of the ACC’s 11 schools that sponsor men’s swimming and diving are represented on the All-Academic Team, led by Virginia Tech with nine student-athletes. Virginia and Notre Dame have six apiece, while North Carolina has five, NC State has four and Georgia Tech has three. Duke and Florida State each had two, followed by Pitt, Miami and Boston College with one honoree.

Virginia Tech’s Ryan Hawkins and Nick Tremols, along with Florida State’s Tom Neubacher, NC State’s Jonathan Boffa and Virginia’s Taylor Grey, were named to the league’s academic team for the fourth time in their careers.

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.

To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.

Sean Murphy
Sr.
Finance & Info Systems
Boston College

Nick McCrory #
Sr.
Religion
Duke

Hunter Knight
Sr.
Psychology
Duke

Tom Neubacher %
Sr.
Sport Management
Florida State

Jason McCormick
Fr.
Business
Florida State

Andrew Kosic #
Jr.
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Tech

Nico van Duijn #
Jr.
Electrical Engineering
Georgia Tech

Mats Westergren
So.
Business Administration
Georgia Tech

Zach Nees
Sr.
Computer Science
Miami

Jack Nyquist
Fr.
Undecided
North Carolina

Patrick Myers #
Jr.
Business
North Carolina

Brad Dillon @
Sr.
Economics
North Carolina

Sam Lewis
So.
Mathematics
North Carolina

Dominick Glavich @
Jr.
Child Development & Family Studies
North Carolina

Jonathan Boffa %
Sr.
Graphic Design
NC State

Andreas Schiellerup
Fr.
Biological Sciences
NC State

Derek Hren
Fr.
Nutrition Sciences
NC State

Adam Linker
Fr.
Engineering
NC State

Joe Coumos
Fr.
Undeclared
Notre Dame

Colin Babcock
Sr.
Information Technology Management
Notre Dame

Zach Stephens
Jr.
Marketing
Notre Dame

Matthew Buerger
So.
Science-Business
Notre Dame

Kevin Hughes
Jr.
Accountancy
Notre Dame

Cameron Miller
Jr.
Science-Business
Notre Dame

Jon Lierley
Jr.
Finance
Pitt

Nathan Hart @
Sr.
Electrical Engineering
Virginia

Luke Papendick @
So.
Undeclared
Virginia

Yannick Kaeser
So.
Undeclared
Virginia

Jack Murfee @
Sr.
English
Virginia

David Ingraham
Jr.
Commerce
Virginia

Taylor Grey %
Sr.
Environmental Science
Virginia

Ryan Hawkins %
Sr.
Architecture
Virginia Tech

TJ Shinholser
Fr.
Business
Virginia Tech

Morgan Latimer @
Jr.
History
Virginia Tech

Harrison Cefalo
Jr.
Electrical Engineering
Virginia Tech

Brandon Fiala
Fr.
Finance
Virginia Tech

Robert Owen
Fr.
University Studies
Virginia Tech

Kyle Butts #
Jr.
Finance
Virginia Tech

Nick Tremols %
Sr.
Communications
Virginia Tech

CJ Fiala
Jr.
Communications
Virginia Tech

@ denotes two-time honoree

# denotes three-time honoree

% denotes four-time honoree

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Moore, NCSU women’s basketball coach, to speak at Raleigh Sports Club

Wes Moore.

Wes Moore.

Wes Moore will discuss his first season as the NC State women’s head basketball coach at the March 26 Raleigh Sports Club meeting. He’ll also look ahead to the next season and the future of the program.

The RSC will also welcome local Wake County student athlete Jon Jones, who plays basketball for the champion Apex High School. He will be honored as the student athlete of the week for outstanding achievement in the classroom, community and on the field.

Meetings are held in Bradley Hall in Highland UMC, 1901 Ridge Road at the intersection of Lake Boone Trail, just inside the Raleigh Beltline. Buffet lines open at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 12 noon. See http://www.raleighsportsclub.org/ for details.

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State’s Gwiazdowski upsets reigning wrestling champ for NCAA title

Nick Gwiazdowski.

Nick Gwiazdowski.

NC State’s Nick Gwiazdowski upset two-time defending champion Tony Nelson of Minnesota 4-2 in the heavyweight finals of the NCAA Wrestling Tournament.

The No. 2 seeded Gwiazdowski got two take downs, clinching the match with the second with less than half a minute left.

Nelson beat Gwiazdowski 1-0 earlier in the year and after a scoreless first period this time, Nelson was able to stay on top of Gwiazdowski the entire second period to score one point and got a second point for riding time.

Gwiazdowski started the final period on his feet, rather than the bottom position that cost him in the second period. He was able to take Nelson down at the 1:30 mark. Following an injury timeout for Nelson, who tweaked an ankle, Gwiadzdowski got that second take down near the end to win it.

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State blows a 16-point lead to bow out of NCAAs

statebballNC State, in command with a 16-point lead with eight minutes to go, could not withstand Saint Louis full-court pressure or hit free throws down the stretch in an 83-80 overtime loss.

State’s TJ Warren scored 28 points but could not hit from the free throw line in regulation or overtime, going six of 14 in addition to committing a lane violation while shooting what would have been a good free throw. He fouled out with 28 seconds left in overtime.

Tyler Lewis had a chance to win it in regulation with a 12-footer than rimmed out at the buzzer.

Saint Louis got out to an early 9-6 lead but didn’t lead again until overtime.

The Pack led by double digits at 30-19 in the first half but went into the half up by only four at 30-26. Quickly the Pack regained control of the game in the second half, working the lead up to 55-39 with 8:11 left, until falling apart at the end.

NC State hit only 20 of 37 free throws for the game, missing six free throws in the last 2:11 of regulation.

State’s Ralston Turner had a chance to send the game into a second overtime with a three at the buzzer but, despite being on line, came up a little short.

Boxscore

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NC State pulls away late behind Warren to advance in NCAAs

TJ Warren.

TJ Warren.

NC State shot 55 percent for the game and pulled away late to defeat Xavier 74-59 in the NCAA Tournament.

It looked bad for the Pack early as TJ Warren rolled an ankle and picked up his second foul. The Pack managed to lead throughout the first half and led by 34-28 at the half.

Xavier had the lead down to 45-42 before Warren scored in bunches, including once on a steal and dunk and once getting out front on the fast break for another dunk on a long feed from Tyler Lewis, who had eight assists on the night.

The Pack went on a 13-5 run to take a 58-47 lead with eight minutes to go. State got the lead up to 17 before settling for the 15-point win.

Warren got 16 of his game-high 25 points in the second half to help open it up. He passed David Thompson as NC State’s single-season points leader with 843 points. Thompson had 838 in 1975 while Rodney Monroe at 836 in 1991.

The Wolfpack advances to play Saint Louis in the Round of 64.