Deacons soccer star Jack Harrison going pro
WINSTON-SALEM Wake Forest men’s soccer athlete Jack Harrison, the reigning ACC Offensive Player and Freshman of the Year, has elected to forgo his final three years at Wake Forest and has signed a Generation adidas contract, Major League Soccer announced this week.
Harrisonwill enter the professional ranks through the 2016 MLS SuperDraft on Thursday, Jan. 14, in Baltimore, Md. The draft is set to start at 10 a.m.
Harrison led Wake Forest in 2015 with eight goals and 11 assists for 27 points. The point and assist totals mark the highest in program history by a freshman to date. In addition to being the first player in ACC history to be named Offensive Player and Freshman of the Year in the same season, Harrison was named a First Team All-American by the NSCAA and was a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy.
Duke: Kicker Ross Martin has accepted an invitation to play in the 67th annual Reese’s Senior Bowl. Martin joins teammate Jeremy Cash in receiving bids to participate in this year’s event. This year’s game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 30th at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., and will be televised live by the NFL Network.
Martin also will represent the Blue Devils in the East-West Shrine Game on January 23rd in St. Petersburg, Fla. The game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. and will be televised live by the NFL Network.
Duke: Coach John Danowski will be making his debut as the U.S. Lacrosse Men’s National Team head coach Sunday when the national team takes on 2015 NCAA Champion Denver at the inaugural Team USA Spring Premiere. The game will be played 11 a.m. in Bradenton, Fla. The game will be streamed live on USLacrosse.org
Mount Olive: The program earned its first-ever preseason national ranking in the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine Division II Women’s Preseason Top 15 it was announced on Thursday. Mount Olive was selected as the preseason No. 13 ranked team in Division II.
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