Elon alum Austin Dunker joins San Antonio FC
SAN ANTONIO Former Elon star Austin Dunker ’14 signed Friday wit San Antonio FC of the United Soccer League (USL).
Dunker becomes the third Phoenix alum to join the club and rejoins former Elon and current San Antonio FC head coach Darren Powell, who Dunker played under from 2011-13. Recent Elon graduates Miguel Salazar ’15 and Sam McBride ’15 also signed with the team earlier this year.
Dunker was a four-year starter with the Phoenix playing primarily at left outside back. During his time at Elon, Dunker appeared in 83 matches, starting 81, and helped the Phoenix to three consecutive conference tournament championships, a conference regular-season title and three straight strips to the NCAA Tournament.
Dunker earned a spot on the Southern Conference All-Freshman team and was a second team All-SoCon pick in 2013. He was also on the SoCon All-Tournament team in 2013 and was named the to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week that year. After graduation, Dunker spent time with the Seattle Sounders U-23 side (PDL) and also played with the Carolina Dynamo (PDL).
N.C. State: For the second straight year, the team has advanced a pair of wrestlers into the semifinals at the 2016 NCAA Championships. Junior Pete Renda and two-time defending national champion Nick Gwiazdowski have already clinched All-American status and will be looking for a spot into the finals Saturday night.
Duke: For the first time in school history, the Blue Devils have two wrestlers competing on Friday night of the NCAA Championships as Conner Hartmann and Mitch Finesilver vie to become All-Americans.
Campbell: The Camels time at the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championship came to a finish Friday morning as red-shirt junior, Nathan Kraisser, fell in a 17-4 major decision to Jade Rauser of Utah Valley.
Raleigh Sports Club
UNC: Special guest speaker Wednesday will be Anson Dorrance, UNC women’s soccer coach.
Meetings are held in Bradley Hall in Highland UMC, 1901 Ridge Road at the intersection of Lake Boone Trail, just inside the Raleigh Beltline. Doors open at 10:50 a.m. Buffet lines open at 11:30 am and the meeting is 12 Noon until 1:00 pm. Attendance fee is $15 for members and $25 for guests. Checks and cash accepted. Door Prizes and pick sheets will be available.
Men’s Track & Field
N.C. State: Jonathan Addison was named the ACC Men’s Field Performer of the Year.
Wake Forest: Freshman Robert Heppenstall was named the ACC Men’sFreshman of the Year.
Duke: For the second consecutive season, senior Megan Clark was named the 2016 ACC Women’s Performer of the Year.
N.C. State: Associate Head Coach Colleen Johnson and Assistant Coach Bob Starkell were named East Athletic Gymnastic League Assistant Coaches of the Year.
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