5 Bears named to CIAA all-conference team, two for all-rookie
Five members of the Shaw University football team received Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association All-Conference honors Tuesday. Two Bears were named to the 2016 All-CIAA Rookie Team and freshman Devon Hunt of Rockingham was named the 2016 CIAA Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Defensive lineman Dominique Hannibal earned the only first team honor while linebacker Keelan Jones and Hunt received second team accolades. Bruce Parker Jr. was named second team in punt returns and senior defensive lineman Venson Jones Jr. tabbed an honorable mention honor.
Freshman Tevin Perry, a 5-foot-7 running back, was selected to the CIAA All-Rookie Offensive Team after breaking the program’s record for kickoff returns, compiling a total of 670 yards on the season. Perry completed his rookie season with 94 yards rushed on 10 carries and one touchdown.
St. Augustine’s: On Tuesday, Desmond Quinerly was selected to the All-CIAA Rookie Football Team. The freshman defensive tackle finished with 27 tackles in 10 games, including 3.5 tackles for loss. Quinerly recorded six tackles against Fayetteville State University on Oct. 22 and a season-high eight tackles against Johnson C. Smith University on Oct. 29.
Wake Forest: The team will host its season opener against Radford at 7:30 p.m. Friday. It will also be the Demon Deacons’ fourth annual Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Classic. The Deacons will honor active duty and retired military personnel at the game, including offering free tickets to veterans and their families.
UNC: Led by ACC Freshman of the Year award winner Cam Lindley, the Tar Heels placed a league-high six players on the 2016 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Team, as voted on by the league’s head coaches.
Duke: Forward Brian White headlined the Blue Devils’ selections for postseason All-ACC awards, earning All-ACC second-team recognition. The honor is the first for the junior striker, while freshmen Suniel Veerakone and Max Moser were named to the ACC All-Freshman Team.
Wake Forest: Senior midfielder Ian Harkes and head coach Bobby Muuss were named ACC Midfielder of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively, in Tuesday’s release of the end-of-season Atlantic Coast Conference awards. Harkes, Jacori Hayes, Alec Ferrell, Kevin Politz, Brad Dunwell and Ema Twumasi were also named to All-ACC teams. The team will compete in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament for the second year in a row after topping seventh-seeded Notre Dame on Sunday and will battle third-seeded Louisville on Wednesday night at Spry Stadium.
N.C. State: Sophomore midfielder Julius Duchscherer has earned All-ACC honors for the second straight season, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced Tuesday afternoon. The Hadamar, Germany, native has been named to the league’s second team for the 2016 season.
Women’s Field Hockey
Duke: After earning the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship, the Blue Devils will begin the NCAA tournament ranked first in the Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Coaches Poll.
Wake Forest: Sophomore Jennifer Kupcho has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Golfer of the Month for October. Kupcho is the first Demon Deacon to win the award since Sierra Sims was honored for September 2014.
UNC: Outside hitter Taylor Leath was selected the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I Player of the Week on Tuesday after her performance at No. 10 Florida State on Sunday. The sophomore, who earned ACC Co-Player of the Week on Monday, is the first Tar Heel in program history to be named National Player of the Week by the American Volleyball Coaches Association
Duke: After one weekend of action on the mats, Connor Bass, Jake Faust and Jacob Kasper all landed in the top 20 after strong showings on opening weekend.
Swimming & Diving
N.C. State: After splitting with Texas last weekend on the road, the team swept the ACC Swimmer of the Week honors, as announced by the league office Tuesday. Ryan Held was named ACC Male Swimmer of the Week and Hannah Moore was ACC Female Swimmer of the Week.
Wake Forest: Head coach Jen Hoover has announced the Demon Deacons’ three captains for the 2016-17 season. Senior forward Milan Quinn, junior guard Amber Campbell and sophomore guard Ariel Stephenson will lead the program.
Duke: The first Joanne P. McCallie Radio Show of the 2016-17 campaign will take place Wednesday 7-8 p.m. at Tobacco Road Sports Café in Durham. The show will feature eight total dates for the season. Other confirmed dates are Nov. 21, Dec. 6, Dec. 14, Jan. 9, Jan. 17, Feb. 7 and Feb. 14.
Campbell: Team Black rallied from a 7-2 deficit to top Team Orange 8-7 in extra innings Tuesday in game one of the “Steak & Franks” World Series at Jim Perry Stadium. Game two of the best-of-three series is slated for Wednesday at 3 p.m. The winning team will earn the coveted steak dinner, while the losing team will eat hot dogs. The series closes out the Camels’ fall practice schedule, which began on Sept. 23. They will begin the 2017 season on Feb. 17, hosting Northern Kentucky.
Raleigh Sports Club: Bryan Kersey, ACC supervisor of basketball officials, will be the special guest speaker Nov. 9. Kersey will talk about the future of officiating, including video replay, block/charge and traveling.
Meetings are in Bradley Hall in Highland UMC, 1901 Ridge Road. Doors open at 10:50 a.m. Buffet lines open at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting is noon to 1 p.m. $15 for members, $25 for guests. Checks and cash accepted.
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