College Sports

Davenport All-CIAA first team from St. Aug’s

Saint Augustine’s running back Roderick Davenport was named to the All-CIAA first team, which was announced at the CIAA Football Championship Awards banquet on Thursday night.

Davenport is one of three Saint Augustine’s players on the All-CIAA squad. Wide receiver/return specialist Claytin Lewis (Raleigh Word of God) and offensive lineman Martize Smith were selected to the second team.

• Lewis led seven Saint Augustine’s players on the All-CIAA rookie team by winning the league’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

Lewis joins wide receivers Antonio D. Thomas and Michael Allen; defensive linemen Chasz Cosby, Teoz Mauney and Andre Butler; and defensive back Anthony Tucker (Garner) on the all-rookie squad.


Saint Augustine’s: Olivia Porter was selected to the All-CIAA first team. Porter ranked third in the CIAA in kills (318) and fifth in kills per set (3.24) at the end of the regular season.

North Carolina: Coach Joe Sagula announced the program signed three for the class of 2019. Sydnye Fields (Missouri City, Texas), Lexie Hamrick (Louisville, Ky.) and Madison Laufenberg (Castle Rock, Colo.) will join the squad for the 2015 season.


North Carolina: Annie LeHardy took the overall individual title at the NCAA Southeast Regional in Louisville, Ky., to help the women’s team take third overall with 94 points and earn an at-large bid for the NCAA Cross Country Championships. The men’s team finished in third place with 87 points led by senior Ryan Walling and also earned an at-large bid.

N.C. State: Joanna Thompson and Sam Parsons earned the right to compete at the NCAA Championships.

Thompson ran a time of 20 minutes, 25.10 seconds in the 6k race to finish fourth, while Parsons ran another career-best time in the 10k race with a 30:16.9 pace, breaking his previous record by four seconds.


Duke: Director of track and field Norm Ogilvie said javelin thrower Nick Solfanelli of Scranton, Pa., has signed a national letter of intent and will join the Blue Devils next fall.


N.C. State: Coach Mark Stevenson said Caitlyn Fillard, Mackenzie Itcush, Maggie Tamburro and Nicole Wild signed letters of intent to join the Wolfpack.

Itcush and Wild will join the program in January and be eligible to compete during the 2015 season, while Fillard and Tamburro will arrive in Raleigh in the fall of 2015.