Issue 9 of The Campbell Times
Campbell Women’s Lacrosse team plans to improve their 6-7 finish from last year with the start of their spring season.
The team has increased from last season bringing back 12 players and welcoming 12 newcomers.
The team is bringing back the same three team captains: senior midfielders Cloey Henchcliffe, Taelar Errington, and senior goalkeeper Brittany Kincer.
The team has three new coaches, including new head coach Dawn Easley. Coach Easley is a 2005 Pfeiffer graduate who served as both an assistant coach in the 2007-2008 season and then later, a head coach.
“For this year we really want to compete for the conference tournament and finish in the top half of the conference. Being a second year programs we are really young with a ton of talent, but we have to make it work for our team.” Easley said. “I am looking for the captain’s leadership and experience where all 3 are four year lacrosse players.”
Henchcliffe , who was honored by being named first team of the Big South Conference last year, hopes to continue to make an impact on the field.
Henchcliffe scored 36 points on 60 shots in 12 games last year earning 29 goals. Henchcliffe tallied seven assists along with 17 forced turnovers.
“I couldn’t have done it without our team, the set ups by my offensive players were giving me. I know this year is going to be a lot better between incoming freshman and the girls from last year are going to get a lot of recognition.” Henchcliffe said. “The younger players inspire me and I take what they have on the table where we all work together.
Sophomore attack Loren Day was named Second Team for the Big South. Of 13 games, Day led the team with 35 goals scoring 48 points earning 13 assists with a total of 74 shots.
“It was definitely an honor as a freshman earning that award but I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere without my teammates. When my teammates are doing well, then I play well.” Day said. “The coaching and the positivity they are giving and having their leadership is what is important.”
The team will host a scrimmage at Barker-Lane Stadium Sunday at 2 p.m.
By Matt Sokol
With the Campbell Wrestling Team’s season underway, head coach Joseph Boardwine feels there are misconceptions about the sport and the team itself.
1. The sport is misunderstood
Boardwine said people should be open-minded when it comes to wrestling and said he feelsmany people are quick to judge this highly athletic sport.
“[Wrestling] it has been around since biblical times,” Boardwine said. “It really is the basis of a lot of other sports like UFC fighting and MMA.”
Boardwine said he encourages Camel fans to come out and watch a match.
“Even if you know nothing about wrestling, don’t judge. You’ll learn more about it from one match.”
2. Wrestling brings more diversity to Campbell
The geographical and ethnic diversity on the wrestling team is wide spread.
The team includes twelve athletes from North Carolina, three from Pennsylvania, two from California, and one each from Ohio, Florida, Washington, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, and Finland.
Boardwine said a more diverse team brings high athleticism from everywhere, providing a greater competitive atmosphere.
3. Wrestling brings big name universities to a small town
Not only has wrestling brought diversity inside the team, it brings big name college and universities to Buies Creek for their matches.
Big name schools such as, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State, Duke and Northwestern compete in the Creek.
4. Making their way from the bottom
In 2010, Campbell Wrestling was ranked at the bottom of nation rankings.
According to Takedown Media, Campbell is ranked #53 in the country now, which is above 59#-Duke.
In 2014, Campbell defeated Appalachian State 26-15, but CU was previously outscored 647-170 in those scores with a record of 1-21.
Campbell was win-less to both Gardner-Webb and Davidson in previous years. Gardner Webb with 8 attempts and Davidson with 5 attempts.
Recently Campbell has defeated Gardner-Webb three seasons in a row and Davidson 4 seasons in a row.
5. Wrestling is currently undefeated
Campbell’s record is currently 4-0 and the team is tied for #1 in the Southern Conference.
In the near future, they will compete against more Division I schools they hope to beat.
The CU team will next face Chattanooga in Gore Arena on Saturday at 6 p.m.
By LynJosha Russell
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Senior defender, Travis Golden was recently selected in the MLS Draft for DC United. Being one of the eight from Campbell in the past years to be selected he said he is beyond excited about the news.
How does it feel to be selected in the MLS draft?
“It feels amazing to be selected in the MLS draft. It has been my dream to become a professional soccer player since I was a little kid, and to actually get a chance to fulfill my dream is a blessing.”
What went through your mind when you found out that you were selected?
“I honestly was in complete and total shock and very excited when I heard the news. I had to call my parents right away.”
What have been your major achievements?
“Playing for the Youth National Team when I was in the seventh and eighth grade has to be one of my major achievements. Also, when I signed to play for Campbell when I was a senior in high school, but nothing beats getting drafted into the MLS.”
How has your team supported you through the years?
“My team has been extremely supported of me through the years. They have always believed in me, and I would not be where I am today without them.”
What are you looking forward to while in the draft?
“I look forward to gaining experience from this and just learn what it takes to become a professional.”
By LynJosha Russell
Men’s Basketball head coach Kevin McGeehan opened his first season at Campbell with an 87-62 win over the Shenandoah Hornets.
Campbell has welcomed three new freshman and two transfers with Coach McGeehan for the 2013-2014 season.
Freshman guard Quinton Ray said that the team simply took “the will to win” from the victory over the hornets.
Ray said, “I feel like we are going to have a good season and this is going to be an exciting one.”
The Camels gave fans great hope for this season with their exhilarating performance on Friday night.
Redshirt-junior guard Andrew Ryan led the team with 21 points while redshirt-junior forward Darius Leonard had a career-high of 18 points.
Redshirt-junior Reco McCarter added 12 more points for the Camels and broke personal records with six steals and three blocks throughout the game. Redshirt-senior Antwon Oliver contributed an additional ten.
The team led from the start and the scoreboard read 28-13 at the half.
The Hornets attempted to close the gap during the second half but were not able to overcome the Camels.
To top off the victory over the division III hornets, senior Leek Leek and sophomore transfer Luke Moyer each threw in eight points and DJ Mason gave the team seven.
Coach McGeehan said, “87-62 is the ultimate positive. It’s hard to win college basketball games even against division three or whatever. It’s just hard to win so any time you can get one that’s terrific.”
Luke Moyer, a guard, took several positives away from the team’s first game.
Moyer said, “We have a chance to be a special team because of how much talent we have. We clearly saw that we need to get better on defense and trust in our offense. These are things that can and will be fixed through practice.”
Campbell’s record for opening games is now an impressive 7-1, not having lost an opening season game since 2005 against San Diego. This game starts off head Coach Kevin McGeehan’s career putting him at 1-0 right now.
The Camels take on Appalachian State on Tuesday, playing their first division one team of the season.
The Camels will start preparing for their next face off as soon as possible.
McGeehan said, “I think we have a lot to look at now. We can say ‘okay this is how we need to approach the next few days to get ready for Appalachian State.’ I think that there are lots of positives that we’ll use too. There’s positives and negatives. I think every time you go out there, that’s what you’re looking for, just to get the material for the next area of improvement.”
Fans can see the Camels back in action on Nov. 18 in Gore Arena at 7p.m. against NC Central.
By Hannah Lamb
Brian Hudson threw for a school-record 340 passing yards and three touchdowns as Campbell lost 55-28 to Pioneer Football League opponent Marist on Saturday at Barker-Lane Stadium.
Marist won its fourth-straight game as they totaled 487 yards of offense. Quarterback Chuckie Looney paced the Marist offense by completing 15-of-24 passes for 280 yards and four touchdowns and running back Atiq Lucas rumbled for 173 yards and three scores on 29 attempts.
Campbell was able to accumulate 459 yards of total offense on the afternoon, but the Camels were penalized 11 times for 112 yards, all in the first half.
“Marist is a very good football team, and at the end of the day you have to play a flawless football game to beat a good football team,” Campbell head coach Mike Minter said. “I’m proud of my team because they never quit, and we could have laid down, but we fought and battled until the final whistle and that’s the sign of a football team that is getting better.”
Campbell also recognized 14 seniors on the 2013 squad in pre-game ceremonies, as the Camels played in Barker-Lane Stadium for the final time on Saturday in front of 2820 fans.
“The seniors are the foundation of what we are doing and where this program is going to go,” Minter said. “I told them that when we get that championship, they’re going to be coming back here to hold the trophy and put a ring on their finger as well, because they bought in to the program, showed great leadership, and became men while showing the younger guys how to do the same.”
Senior Brian Hudson completed 18-31 passes for 340 yards and three touchdowns, and added 19 yards on the ground. Hudson’s 340 passing yards is a Campbell single-game passing record, breaking Braden Smith’s mark of 336 set last season against Shorter.
“I’m proud of Brian Hudson,” Minter said. “I knew he would have a great year, running and throwing the ball, and I wish I had him for another season because lately, he’s really been in his groove and been able to break records here.”
Freshman DeShawn Jones led the Camels on the ground with 41 yards on 6 carries. Redshirt-junior Jabri Ridenhour caught six passes for 65 yards, while redshirt-sophomore Ben Bolling added five catches for 114 yards and a score. Bolling also found the endzone on a ten-yard run.
Campbell entered the game ranked eighth in the NCAA FCS rankings for rushing at 255.8 yards per game, but finished with a season-low 119yards on 36 attempts. Nevertheless, the Camels established a new season team rushing record with 2421 yards through ten games, passing the mark of 2315 set in 2011.
“The run game is something that I preach, run the ball and stopping the run,” Minter said. “We have got to do both of those things every single week, it is a winning formula. Our offense today was a machine, but we gave up too many yards on the ground.”
Marist jumped out to a 28-0 lead on the Camels with 4:26 to go in the second quarter. On the ensuing CU drive, Hudson connected with redshirt-junior Jordan Hildreth on a 71-yard strike to bring the Camels with 28-7 at halftime.
Campbell was able to find the end zone on three drives in the fourth quarter, including Bolling’s 10-yard scamper to open the fourth quarter. Hudson was able to connect freshman tight end Austin Fleming on a 36-yard touchdown to bring the score to 41-21. CU put their final points on the board as Hudson also connected with Bolling for a 74-yard score with 5:55 to go and the score at 48-28.
Campbell will take a break from PFL action on Nov. 16, when the Camels travel to Old Dominion for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
CU closes out the season on Nov. 23 at in-state PFL opponent Davidson for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
By Scott Baytala
As Campbell’s Swimming Team treks through their season, they have gone undefeated, 6-0.
Head Coach Pascal Molinard acknowledges the team’s work and success.
“It is a good feeling to know that what we are doing and working toward is working so far,” Molinard said. “We take it one meet at a time and we prepare to the best of our abilities to stay focused on our goals. Our athletes are working very hard in the classroom and at practice to reach one common goal and it seems like it’s working well.”
Also impressed by their team record is Sophomore Erica Wammock, a sprint free and fly swimmer.
“It feels pretty amazing to be undefeated. This is the best record we’ve had so far,” Wammock said. “We put a lot of effort into it, so it’s nice to see it pay off.”
On Saturday, Women’s Swimming will swim against Queens and Davidson in Charlotte.
Queens, with a top five Division-II program and Davidson with its own strong swimming program, Coach Pascal said he expects his team to meet the challenge.
“We want them to be ready to give everything that they have in and out of the water for that meet. It will take a team effort and everyone will have to swim their best,” Molinard said.
Wammock is also looking forward to swimming against Queens and Davidson.
“I think we’re going to put up a really good fight. Whatever happens is gonna happen. We are gonna swim as fast as we can and keep up what we’ve got going on,” she said, “Regardless of whatever happens, we are still going to train hard so when conference comes around we are well prepared.”
Women’s Swimming’s Current Season:
Oct. 12 Sat. UNC ASHEVILLE- W 166-86
Oct. 12 Sat. NORTH CAROLINA A&T- W 188-60
Oct. 19 Sat. at Radford, Radford, Va.- W 191-71
Oct. 26 Sat. at St. Andrews, Laurinburg, N.C.- W 158-21
Oct. 26 Sat. vs. Davis & Elkins, Laurinburg, N.C.- W 152-60
Nov. 2 Sat. at Marshall, Huntington, W. Va.- W 166-114
By LynJosha Russell
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Issue 9 of The Campbell Times