N.C. State associate athletics director Sherard Clinkscales announced that Steve Springthorpe has stepped down from his duties as women’s soccer coach to pursue other professional opportunities.
Springthorpe just completed his fourth season at the helm of the Wolfpack. He posted a 30-43-4 record since taking over in 2009.
A national search for a coach will begin immediately, led by Clinkscales. Chris Shaw and Dena Floyd will continue in their current roles as assistant coaches, and manage the team in the interim period.
N.C. State 3, Virginia Military 2: The Wolfpack braved the elements in Raleigh to outlast the Keydets behind goals from Nazmi Albadawi, Alex Martinez, and Moritz Steidten. Both sides faced temperatures in the low 40s, high winds, and steady rain. While all of that weather played a factor, the wind made the largest impression. During the first half, N.C. State (10-8) built a 3-0 lead playing with the wind, then nearly surrendered that lead after switching sides for the second half. VMI (2-13-1), however, couldn’t find the equalizing goal over the final five minutes.
ECU: The Pirates completed their staff with the hiring of Leah Kelley as an assistant coach, according to coach Beth Keylon-Randolph.
ECU: Freshman Nicoline Engstroem Skaug carded 5-under 67 during second-round action and moved into a three-way tie for second place at The Alamo Invitational. The three-day, 54-hole event is being held at the par-72, 6,428 yard Briggs Ranch Golf Course.
The Pirates (41-22), who moved up three spots in the team event, fired a 4-over 292 and are 10-over (586) with 18 holes remaining. ECU jumped ahead of four ranked teams on the day in No. 44 Louisiana State (eighth), No. 34 Kentucky (10th), No. 41 Texas State (11th) and No. 21 Tennessee (12th).
UNC: North Carolina stands ninth with a 4-over 572 total going into the final round of the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate. The Tar Heels fired an even-par 284 in the second round after shooting a 4-over 288 in the morning round. Carolina was led by Brandon Dalinka, who is tied for 13th in the individual race.
Campbell: Maria Jose Benavides won individual honors and Campbell claimed its third team title of the fall season at the Palmetto Intercollegiate at Oak Point Golf Club.
For the men, Amanjyot Singh is ninth individually and Campbell stands seventh on the team leader board after 36 holes of the Wendy’s Kiawah Classic. Singh birdied the final two holes to make a 21-place jump in the standings and will enter Tuesday’s final round at 2-over 144 (73-71).
Elon: Martyna Mierzwa shot a 1-over 217 to help lead the Elon women to a fourth-place tie at the Palmetto Intercollegiate, the final tournament of the fall season for the squad. The Phoenix notched a three-round score of 894 (303-293-298) to tie with Michigan and Maryland.
ECU: The men’s and women’s teams competed at the Conference USA championship at Pine Belt National Golf Course in Moselle, Miss., and turned in steady efforts. The women’s team finished third out of 12 squads, and the men placed seventh of eight. The women’s ranking was the highest team finish ever by the squad.