Saint Augustine’s Chaz Robinson selected CIAA Co-Defensive Player of the Year

From News ReleasesNovember 13, 2013 

Saint Augustine’s University linebacker Chaz Robinson was selected CIAA Co-Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday.

Robinson heads four St. Aug players on the All-CIAA first and second teams. He was named to the first team along with defensive tackle Shonquez Nelson. Defensive end Chris Roberts and offensive tackle Au’Darius Blackwood were second-team selections.

Robinson is the third St. Aug player in school history to win CIAA Defensive Player of the Year, joining linebackers Tyrone Pettaway (2005) and Kevin Jones (2006).

“Chaz is a very hard-working, dedicated, loyal and sincere young man with the desire to achieve greatness,” St. Aug coach Michael Costa said. “It is truly a blessing to have young men who really want to learn the position and improve upon their skills.”

Robinson, who shares the honor with Carlos Fields of Winston-Salem State, leads the CIAA in tackles (126) and tackles per game (12.6).

Also honored Wednesday were St. Aug quarterback A.J. Gilford and cornerback Dezmon Hopkins, who were named to the CIAA All-Rookie Team.

Women’s Basketball

North Carolina: The Tar Heels signed West Craven High senior Jamie Cherry to a national letter of intent. Cherry, a 5-foot-7 point guard, is a five-star prospect ranked the ninth-best guard in the class by ESPN HoopGurlz.

“Not only is Jamie a great point guard that plays Carolina style basketball with her quickness and athletic ability, she’s also an outstanding person that comes from a wonderful family and is a terrific student-athlete,” Tar Heels coach Sylvia Hatchell said. “She can shoot the ball. She can pass the ball. Jamie has all the tools to be a point guard in the Atlantic Coast Conference.”

A three-time all-state selection, Cherry was named Miss North Carolina basketball by NCPreps.com in 2012-13 and is a McDonald’s All-America nominee for 2013-14.

In 87 high school games, Cherry has averaged 25.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.8 rebounds, scoring 2,245 career points in three seasons.

N.C. State: New coach Wes Moore has added four recruits in the early signing period. Chloe Jackson, Akela Maize, Chelsea Nelson and Carlee Schuhmacher will join the Wolfpack for the 2014-15 season.

Maize, a 6-5 center from Greensboro, is rated by ESPN as the 16th best post player in her class.

Men’s golf

North Carolina: The Tar Heels signed two top-10 players for the 2014-15 season – Ben Griffin of Chapel Hill and William Register of Burlington.

Griffin is ranked fourth nationally and is a 2013 AJGA Rolex First Team All-America. Register is ranked seventh nationally and is a 2013 AJGA Rolex All-America second team member.

Men’s soccer

Campbell: Eight former Campbell standouts have been named to the Big South Conference all-decade teams: David Doyle, Peter McCormick, Juha Miettinen, Peter Moore, Jim Morrissey and John Payne represented Campbell on the 1984-89 Big South team. Rami Kauppi and Ricky Mobley were chosen for the 1990s all-decade squad.

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