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Women’s Lacrosse officially made their mark in Campbell history at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
The team won their first match against Kennesaw State with a final score of 21-4.
Within the first two minutes, the first goal was scored and the Camels continued their scoring streak.
In the first 15 minutes of the game, the Fighting Camels had already made 10 points and Kennesaw only 2.
The crowd felt strongly for the orange and black.
History professor Sal Mercogliano said, “Campbell Lacrosse played really well, great actually.”
By halftime the score was 15-2, Campbell.
The leading ladies of the game were Cloey Henchcliffe, who scored 8 goals, and Loren Day, who netted five.
Campbell took a total of 35 shots, while the Fighting Camel defense limited KSU to only 14.
Campbell’s LAX team consists of 9 freshmen, 4 juniors and 1 senior: a winning team.
The LAX Camels play their next home match against Longwood on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
By LynJosha Russell
Campbell’s Men’s Basketball fought a tough game against Savannah State on Saturday afternoon in the Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters. The final score was 69-63, but sophomore guard Reco McCarter came off the bench to hit career highs with 21 points (7-of-10 from the floor, 7-of-9 from the line), 12 rebounds and 4 steals. Sophomore guard Trey Freeman and junior forward Leek Leek each added 13 points for the Camels.
Campbell University’s first women’s lacrosse team makes history as the first of its kind at CU. Coach Schuman has set the girls on the right track to prepare them for the upcoming season.
By Lynjosha Russell
How does it feel to be a part of Campbell History as the first Women’s Lacrosse Team?
We tell the team that we are making history every day. In some way, shape, or form we are doing something for the first time. Whether it is pregame practice or a workout, we are doing it for the first time every time we are out there.
How has the team prepared for the season?
We took more of a holistic approach to the first three or four weeks of the season. We did yoga, conditioning, lifting, and non-contact stick work to just try to prepare the mind and the body. Now that we are approaching the first game, we are now preparing from a game plan standpoint.
How do you expect the season to go?
We’re not hung up on wins and losses, although I do think we are going to win a good amount of games. Our biggest focus is this little bubble that we’re in. We don’t care about the other teams; it’s all about us, Campbell. It’s all about us getting better every day as a team. If we do that, the wins and losses will take care of themselves.
Are there any slogans the team goes by to succeed?
“26.6” We tell our kids it’s a marathon, not a sprint. It’s going to be a long process. It’s a lengthy process.
How do you think the scrimmage game went on Feb 2?
It was good to get something on film. The film showed where we were in the season. We talked about what we did well and what we need to improve. I honestly think we were very well conditioned and that we were the best athletes on the field. I thought it was productive on many different levels.
Coach Schuman and the team is asking for Campbell’s support at their first game of the season on Saturday Feb. 23.
Allan Chaney scored 18 points and High Point defeated Campbell 58-52 Wednesday night at Gore Arena.
The Panthers (12-10, 7-3) won their third-straight game and held on to first place in the Big South Conference North Division. Campbell (10-14, 5-5) dropped its fourth in a row
John Brown added 14 points and 8 rebounds and Adam Weary 10 points for the Panthers, who held Campbell without a field goal for a 5:26 span down the stretch.
Darius Leonard led the Camels with 12 points, 10 in the first half, while Antwon Oliver added career-highs of 10 points and 8 rebounds in 28 minutes. Trey Freeman was held to 6 points (8 below his average), but dealt 8 assists and pulled down a season-high 8 rebounds for Campbell, which shot 39 percent on the game.
“I thought we had great effort tonight, but the production didn’t match the effort,” said Campbell head coach Robbie Laing. “We were caught in-between and indecisive and didn’t produce on our shots. The effort on defense was high, energy level was good, but just didn’t stick the ball in the hole when we needed to.”
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There are many aspects of a school spirit used to create a united atmosphere. One of the most animated elements comes in the form of a character known as a mascot. Whether it is cheering on the basketball team, or visiting local schools in the community, Gaylord continuously is up to something.
“Transforming into Gaylord is a very busy job, but the life of Campbell’s mascot is something that I love so time isn’t a problem” said the man behind the suit.
From student to mascot the life of a student, Gaylord talks to us about life in and out of the suit.
Were you up against a lot of individuals when going through the selecting process?
At first, I didn’t know much and how to get involved. I did some research and went to the Athletics Marketing and Promotions department to ask some questions on how to get involved. They told me about this mascot opportunity and I went for it. So, to answer the question, I was the only one asking about the job at the time.
How many classes are you taking here at Campbell?
5 classes. The last ones to mark off the list.
What is your major here at Campbell?
Do you find yourself very busy living a double life?
No, sometimes it’s tough balancing Gaylord life and student life, but it’s never too overbearing, I love what I do.
What is your favorite part about being Gaylord?
The best part of being Gaylord, Well that’s everything. Being able to act and do what I want without being judged by others is the best part though.
Do you think you personality changes in and out of the suit?
Yes, of course. In the suit you don’t have to worry about people knowing who you are, so you do what you love and keep the spirit alive.
Do you have a Gladys in your life?
Yes, but not in the suit.
What was the funniest thing that has ever happened when you were in the suit?
It was about two weeks into the suit when I had a little boy tap me from behind, I turned around bent down and he punched me in the fast. The funniest thing was it hurt even when the Camel head on. Funny, but painful.
Have you ever accidently talked while in the suit?
No, not at all. The number one rule is:do not talk when in the suit.
If you were president of Campbell University for a day what would you do?Yourself and Gaylord?
Myself as a student would change exam times to nothing before nine and no Saturday test times. Oh, and Gaylord would love if basketball season was year round.
When will you be graduating here at Campbell? And what has Gaylord taught you to be like outside the suit.
Well, I’m graduating in May, and that even the smallest gesture and smile or wave can change a day which I see very often in the suit.
What words of advice will you pass on to the next generations of Gaylord?
The first rule about Gaylord is do not talk about being Gaylord.
By Kelly McGovern
“It was the ultimate grind today,” Fritsch tweeted. “Best thing I can say is, I ran thru the finish line with 2 birdies on 17 and 18.”
Heading into the 3rd round of the Tour, he is three strokes behind Tiger Woods. Fritsch shot 69-67 in the first two rounds of the tour.
As a rookie, he said knows how important the next two rounds will be for him.
“You’ve just got to go out there and take care of your own,” Fritsch said.
While attending Campbell, Fritsch made a positive impression on his fellow teammates of the university’s golf team.
Tim Crooks was captain on the golf team during Fritsch’s college career.
“He had raw talent and every year his games got better,” Crooks said.
Fritsch was honored twice as an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Also, as a senior he finished 9th in the 2000 league championship.
Crooks and Fritsch are still good friends today.
Fritsch has also been in other mini tours such as the Canadian Tour and Web.com Tour.
Earning a top 25 spots in the Web.com Tour led him to qualify for this year’s PGA Tour.
As soon as he graduated from Campbell in 2000, his professional success has been on the rise.
Crooks said, “I’m so proud of his success and I’m so glad to still be his friend and a part of his life.”
Back here at Campbell, Fritsch hopes that others here at Campbell are as serious as he was about golf. He is proud of his success and said he will never forget Campbell University and everything John and Tim Crooks taught him.
“As much as I am proud of his success, I would have never seen him finally making it into the PGA Tour,” Crooks said.
Fritsch is looking forward to the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Phoenix, Arizona Jan 31- Feb. 3, the third round of PGA Tournament.
He said he isn’t looking to win the tournament; he would just like to be part of the top ranked. H
After 13 years, he has finally made it to the PGA tour.
Recently, Brad showed his Camel Pride by tweeting a picture of his caddie, Jeff Scott wearing a Campbell University logo by Fritsch’s name on his caddie bib.
Follow Brad Fritsch on Twitter @BradFritsch.
By Lynjosha Russell