College Notebook

Three in-state players to join Wolfpack football team

News ServicesApril 9, 2013 

N.C. State football coach Dave Doeren announced three players from the state of North Carolina will join the Wolfpack squad this fall: New Bern’s Josh Taylor, Lucas Wilson from Winston-Salem and Cary’s Ben Grazen.

“We are very pleased to have three players of this quality, not only athletically but academically, joining our football team,” said Doeren. “We know that all three of these players had outstanding prep careers and we look forward to them making valuable contributions to our program in the future.”

Taylor, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound quarterback, rewrote the record books during his time at New Bern High, leading his team to the 4A state title in 2012.

Wilson, a 6-4, 240-pound tight end, played at Mount Tabor High, where he was rated among the top players in the nation at his position.

Grazen, a running back from Cardinal Gibbons High, is 5-10 and 182 pounds.

Men’s tennis

Duke: Senior Henrique Cunha was named ACC Player of the Week. The honor is Cunha’s third this season and the 18th time in his career at Duke.

Cunha played to a 2-0 record in doubles and a 1-0 mark in singles last week. In Friday’s 7-0 win against Clemson, Cunha and doubles partner Raphael Hemmeler downed 17th-ranked Yannick and Dominique Maden 8-3.

Women’s soccer

N.C. State: First-year coach Tim Santoro finalized his coaching staff, naming former Wolfpack keeper Kim Kern an assistant coach after she served as director of operations in 2012. Taylor Wilson and Justin Bryant were also added as director of operations and director of goalkeeping, respectively.

Softball

North Carolina: Junior pitcher Lori Spingola was named ACC Pitcher of the Week. She earned all six wins for North Carolina as the Tar Heels were perfect on the week with a sweep of Virginia, two victories over James Madison, and a win over Appalachian State. She threw 23 straight innings before giving up her only earned run of the week.

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