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UNC men’s soccer signs No. 1 recruiting class

North Carolina men’s soccer coach Carlos Somoano announced the signing of nine student-athletes to National Letters of Intent. The Tar Heels welcome in eight high school seniors and UCSB transfer Drew Murphy. Both College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer rank UNC’s signing class No. 1 in the country.

Murphy along with newcomer Drew Romig entered school in January. All eight seniors are ranked among College Soccer News’ Top 150, including a pair of top 5 players in No. 1 Cam Lindley and No. 5 Mauricio Pineda.

Murphy was a two-year starter for the Gauchos, before sitting out most of 2015 due to injury. When healthy Murphy was a second team All-Big West selection as a sophomore in 2014 and was named to the Big West All-Freshman Team in 2013 after notching eight assists, the most at UCSB since 1978. Joining Murphy as new Tar Heels in 2016 will be forward Nathaniel Adamolekun (Spicewood, Texas), midfielder Jeremy Kelly (Chapel Hill, North Carolina), midfielder Cam Lindley (Carmel, Indiana), forward Giovanni Montesdeoca (Dallas, Texas), defender Mauricio Pineda (Bolingbrook, Illinois), goalkeeper Drew Romig (Midlothian, Virginia), midfielder Jack Skahan (Memphis, Tennessee) and defender Auston Trusty (Media, Pennsylvania).

Men’s Soccer

UNC: Senior defender Jonathan Campbell has been named the 2015 ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and leads the sport’s All-ACC Academic team.

Duke: Jeremy Ebobisse, Ryan Thompson, and Zach Mathers were named to the All-ACC Academic Team.

Wake Forest: Three members of the team were named to the All-ACC Academic Team on Tuesday morning, announced by ACC Commissioner John Swofford. Junior midfielders Ian Harkes and Jacori Hayes were both honored for the third-straight year while freshman midfielder Brad Dunwell was also recognized.

Women’s Soccer

Duke: Seven Blue Devils were named to the 2015 All-ACC Academic Team. Receiving honors were junior Christina Gibbons, freshman Kayla McCoy, sophomore Ashton Miller, sophomore EJ Proctor, junior Rebecca Quinn, junior Lizzy Raben and freshman Taylor Racioppi.

Wake Forest: Katie Dry and Maddie Huster were named to the 2015 All-ACC Academic Team.


N.C. State: The Wolfpack (21-0, 4-0 ACC) is No. 3 in the country for the eighth straight NWCA/USA Today Coaches’ Poll.

Women’s Lacrosse

Duke: Senior goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea netted her first accolades of the 2016 season, earning national Player of the Week honors from Inside Lacrosse.

Swimming and Diving

N.C. State: After a strong individual performance last weekend in Chapel Hill, freshman Jon Burkett was named ACC Male Swimmer of the Week.

Duke: Senior Kathryn Eckhart was named the ACC Co-Female Swimmer of the Week following a strong individual performance at the Carolina College Invitational.

Women’s Basketball

Shaw: Head coach Jacques Curtis was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Coach of the Week.

Track and Field

N.C. State: Jonathan Addison is earning national attention for his NCAA leading mark and USATF Olympic trials mark in the long jump, as he was tabbed a USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week by the organization.​

Duke: Senior pole vaulter Megan Clark has been named the ACC Women’s Field Performer of the Week.

St. Augustine: The Falcons are ranked No. 4 among the men and No. 8 among the women in the latest NCAA Division II Indoor National Team Computer Rankings released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Mt. Olive: The Trojans men and women’s teams maintained their status in the top 10 USTFCCCA Southeast Regional indoor track and field rankings. The men remain at No. 2 and the women move up to No. 6.


UNC: Jack Murray and Hayley Carter have been named the ACCPlayers of the Week.


NC State: Caitlyn Fillard was named Co-EAGL Rookie of the Week.

Women’s Golf

ECU: Senior Frida Gustafsson Spang recorded her fourth career individual title carding a final round even-par 72 at the UCF Challenge. The three-day, 54-hole event was held at the par-72, 6,349-yard Eagle Golf Club.

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