N.C. State’s Henes awarded ACC ‘Women’s Coach of the Year’
N.C. State cross country coach Laurie Henes has been named the ACC Women’s Coach of the Year, the ACC office announced Wednesday.
This year, Henes, who just concluded her 11th season at the helm of the women’s program, led the team to its 22nd overall conference championship title. This was Henes’ second win as head coach. In 2006, she also received the honor after the team topped the ACC.
Additionally, Henes coached six women –Rachel Koon, Wesley Frazier, Alyssa Rudawsky, Elly Henes, Ryen Frazier and Kaitlyn Kramer – to All-ACC honors, the most in program history at one championship.
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At the NCAA Championships, the women’s team finished fourth – its second-highest finish in history behind the 2001 runner-up finish. Two Wolfpack women, Erika Kemp and Rachel Koon, finished with All-American honors at the meet. This was the team’s 30th time qualifying for the meet, which stands as the current NCAA record for most appearances by a women’s program.
With the conclusion of cross country, Henes will now focus on the track and field season.
Shaw: The team will face Virginia Union University on Saturday for a non-conference tilt at 2 p.m. at the historic Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.
This will be the 60th meeting between Shaw and Virginia Union in program history.
Shaw: The team will head to Murfreesboro to face the Hawks of Chowan University on Saturday for its first Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association contest of the 2016-17 slate. Tip-off is at 5 p.m.
This will be the 10th meeting between the two programs in school history. The Lady Bears holds an all-time record of 8-2 over the Hawks.
UNC: Senior Julia Young became the 36th North Carolina student to earn first-team All-America honors in field hockey. Young was named Wednesday as one of 16 players on the Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-America first team.
Two other seniors earned All-America honors, with Emma Bozek named to the second team and Lauren Moyer to the third team.
Wake Forest: Freshman forward Nicola Pluta has been named to the 2016 Division I Third-Team All-America team by the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association, the organization said Wednesday.
Pluta is one of three freshmen and 48 total student-athletes to be placed on an All-America Team.
Duke: Junior back Alyssa Chillano and senior forward Heather Morris represented Duke on the 2016 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I All-America teams, the organization said Wednesday.
Chillano was honored with first team accolades and Morris was named to the third team.
Swimming & Diving
N.C. State: The team remains among the top 10 of the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America poll, as the men are ranked third while the women sit at ninth, according to a release Wednesday.
This marks the fourth-straight week the men have been listed in the top five and the women among the top 10 of the national rankings.
St. Augustine’s: On Tuesday, Shakera Hall was selected to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association All-State Women’s Volleyball Team in the college division.
As one of four CIAA players on the squad, Hall was a second-team selection at the right side/opposite side hitter position. This is the second postseason honor for the Lady Falcon sophomore, who was a first-team All-CIAA choice this year.
UNC: Tar Heel Julia Scoles earned AVCA East Coast Region Freshman of the Year, while her coach, Joe Sagula, garnered East Coast Region Coach of the Year.
The 2016 ACC Freshman of the Year, Scoles was the second Tar Heel in program history to earn AVCA Region Freshman of the Year.
From news releases