College notebook: Duke's Payne wins weekly ACC soccer honor

09/02/2014 8:37 PM

09/03/2014 1:38 AM

Coming off helping lead 21st-ranked Duke to two soccer victories during the weekend, Duke sophomore midfielder Toni Payne was voted the ACC Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Duke netted a key road victory Friday at 11th-ranked West Virginia, followed by a home win Sunday against Alabama-Birmingham.

The Blue Devils (2-2) will next host the Duke Nike Classic on Friday and Sunday.

Women’s golf

Duke: Standouts Celine Boutier and Gurbani Singh traveled across the world to Karuizawa, Japan, to compete in the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship on Sept. 3-6 at the Oshitate and Iriyama Courses. Boutier will represent her country of France, while Singh will play for India.

N.C. State: Augusta James and Brittany Marchand will represent their home country Canada this week in the World Amateur Team Championship in Japan.

Field hockey

North Carolina: Senior Loren Shealy has been named the ACC Field Hockey Player of the Week after leading the Tar Heels to two victories against ranked teams in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge during the weekend.

Shealy scored a goal and registered an assist in each game as the Tar Heels opened the season 2-0. In a 5-1 win against No. 17 Michigan on Saturday, she scored off a rebound in the 22nd minute of play to put the Tar Heels up 3-0, then assisted on a penalty corner to make the score 4-0.

On Sunday, Shealy scored the game winner just 21 seconds into the match.

Softball

N.C. State: The Wolfpack will compete in eight exhibitions this fall and host six of those, coach Shawn Rychcik announced.

The Wolfpack will open the fall schedule by traveling to Farmville, Va., on Oct. 18 for a doubleheader against the Longwood Lancers. The Wolfpack will host Campbell at Dail Softball Stadium on Oct. 19.

Cross Country

Duke: Wesley Frazier has been named the ACC Women’s Cross Country Performer of the Week.

Frazier opened the 2014 season with a strong showing at the Virginia Duals, posting a 4K time of 14 minutes, 1 second at Panorama Farms in Charlottesville, Va.

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