Saturday’s 28-10 football win against Wingate pushed Saint Augustine’s into the receiving votes category of the AFCA Division II Coaches Top 25 Poll, which was released Monday for the first time this season.
The Falcons gained 12 votes after knocking off Wingate, one of the top teams in the highly regarded South Atlantic Conference. Based on vote count, the Falcons are ranked No. 38 nationally in Division II heading into a showdown against 12th ranked New Haven Saturday at 7 p.m. at Durham County Stadium.
• Linebacker Chaz Robinson and coach Michael Costa of Saint Augustine’s were honored by the CIAA. Robinson was named linebacker of the week after amassing 14 total tackles against Wingate. Costa was named coach of the week.
Campbell will play at N.C. Central on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Camels just finished a 1-2 weekend at the Tribe Invitational that included a victory against Manhattan and pushing host William & Mary and Big East-foe Georgetown to four sets.
Campbell will play its first home match of the season at the John W. Pope Convocation Center on Sept. 21 to begin the Big South season against High Point.
For the second time in the past three weeks, Duke redshirt junior Kim DeCesare was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com national Team of the Week. She helped lead fourth-ranked Duke to two victories in the USC Futbol Classic in Los Angeles during the weekend.
After falling behind, 1-0, in the first half at Southern California on Friday night, DeCesare tallied two goals over a seven-minute span in the second half to lead Duke to a 2-1 victory over the Trojans.
A native of Massapequa Park, N.Y., DeCesare came back on Sunday and posted the game-winning goal in the 23rd minute as Duke collected a 4-0 victory over the previously unbeaten Washington State Cougars.
DeCesare has registered goals in four of the five matches this year and has notched multiple tallies in two contests. After being moved from the midfield to the forward slot this season, the 5-foot-10 standout has tallied a career-high six goals and four assists on the year.
She was selected to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week in week one, after posting three goals and two assists against William & Mary and Elon. DeCesare also earned ACC Player of the Week, Disney Soccer/NSCAA National Player of the Week and was named to the Soccer America Team of the Week, after her solid opening weekend.
The Blue Devils will next host the Duke Classic on Friday and Sunday, with North Carolina, Marquette and San Diego in attendance. The action will start Friday at 5 p.m., with North Carolina vs. Marquette followed by Duke against San Diego at 7:30 p.m.