DURHAM — Duke freshman standout Rebecca Quinn has been promoted to Canada’s women’s national soccer team and has traveled to Europe for the 2014 Cyprus Cup.
This will be the first action for Quinn with the national team after she recently competed with Canada’s U-20 team Feb. 16-27. She will be eligible to play for Canada on Friday against Italy, before concluding group stage play against England on Monday.
Quinn, of Toronto, Canada, started the first four matches of her collegiate career at Duke before being saddled with injuries.
N.C. State: The women’s team closed out the nonconference portion of its schedule with a 6-1 win over the Winthrop Eagles at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center on Thursday.
Rachael James-Baker and Liza Fieldsend got the Wolfpack off to a strong start, winning 8-1 over Beth Williamson and Tijana Uzelac at No. 3 doubles.
From there, Joelle Kissell and Sophie Nelson secured the doubles point for N.C. State, winning five out of the last six points in their match to win 8-5 over Ekin Gunaysu and Caitlin Cridland. Elisha Hande and Nicole Martinez fell to the doubles pair of Alice Garcia and Andressa Garcia 8-6, from the No. 1 doubles spot.
In singles, Kissell moved one win closer to the all-time N.C. State career record of 60 with her 6-2, 6-1 victory over Alice Garcia. Kissel, a senior, is five dual singles victories away from breaking Jenny Sell’s Wolfpack record that has stood for 21 years.
Track and Field
St. Augustine’s: Twenty-four Falcons garnered 37 NCAA Division II All-Atlantic Region Indoor Track & Field honors from the the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Fourteen individuals on the men’s team and 10 individuals on the women’s team were named All-Region.
Josh Edmonds and Roxroy Cato led the men’s team with three awards apiece. Edmonds was named All-Region in the 200- and 400-meter dash and the 4x400 relay. Cato was selected All-Region in the 400, the 4x400 relay and the distance medley relay. The Falcons accumulated 25 total awards which were fourth-best in Division II among the men’s teams.
For the women, Cherrisse Lynch and Kandace Thomas had two All-Region honors apiece. Lynch was chosen All-Region in the 400 and 4x400 relay and Thomas was All-Region in the 60 and 200.