RALEIGH — Tim Santoro has been named the women’s soccer coach at N.C. State, Director of Athletics Debbie Yow announced Friday.
Santoro comes to the Wolfpack from Wake Forest, where he served as associate head coach for the nationally-ranked Demon Deacons.
Santoro directed and coordinated recruiting and helped develop Wake Forest during his five seasons into one of the nation’s premier programs.
During his tenure, Wake Forest achieved major firsts in the program’s history, including the NCAA College Cup and the No. 1 overall seed in the 2011 NCAA Tournament, the 2010 ACC Championship, and a top-5 recruiting class in 2010.
Duke: Juniors Mollie Pathman and Laura Weinberg have been named to the Academic All-America third team, which was released this week by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Pathman, who is a product of Durham, competed in 16 matches for the Blue Devils, after missing the first seven contests traveling with the United States U-20 Women’s National Team in Japan for the World Cup. Pathman and the U-20 team won the World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Germany.
Pathman registered one goal and six assists for Duke in 2012 for a total of eight points. She is a psychology major with a 3.88 grade-point average.
Weinberg registered 16 goals, 12 assists and a school-record 44 points this year.
North Carolina: Crystal Dunn, Kealia Ohai and Amber Brooks have been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America Teams.
Dunn was named to the first-team All-America squad for the second time. She also garnered first-team honors in 2010 as a freshman and was named to the third team in 2011.
It was the first time that Ohai and Brooks have been named to team.
Swimming and Diving
North Carolina: Stephanie Peacock’s performance in the 500-yard freestyle led the way for the Tar Heels on the first night of competition at the Ohio State Invitational at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus.
Peacock’s time of 4 minutes, 34.42 seconds in the women’s 500-yard freestyle was the first gold for the Tar Heels at the meet.
After the first night of competition, top scores are close on both the women’s and men’s sides.
For the women, Florida leads with 264 points, followed by Stanford with 215, Ohio State with 200, UNC with 177, Notre Dame with 117, Wisconsin with 110, Purdue with 51, Indiana with 49, and Texas with 12.
For the men, Ohio State sits atop the competition with a score of 361 points, followed by Florida with 278.5, UNC with 183.5, Wisconsin with 123, Indiana with 113, Stanford with 32 and Purdue with 28.
The invitational continues Saturday with preliminaries at 10 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.