Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award
September 26, 2011
When Sarah Havel first traveled to Honduras in 2010, she had a simple goal.
“I went in expecting to bring a smile to people’s faces,” said Havel, a senior middle blocker at College of Charleston.
What she didn’t expect was for the experience to change the way she approached life as a student-athlete. Havel is one of many candidates for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award who have contributed to communities across the globe and taken the lessons back to their campus and their teammates.
The list also includes volleyball candidates Tanya Schmidt (Santa Clara) and Kelsea Seymour (Southern Mississippi) and football candidates Emmanuel Acho (Texas) and Matt Reynolds (BYU).
Post and Courier
September 25, 2011
The College of Charleston (10-7, 2-0) posted a 3-0 victory over Elon (11-6, 0-2) in a Southern Conference volleyball match on Sunday at TD Arena.
C of C won, 25-15, 25-11, 25-19, behind Elyse Chubb with 10 kills and a match-high five total blocks.
--The Citadel (6-7, 0-2) dropped a 3-0 SoCon home match to UNC Greensboro (9-8, 1-0). UNCG won, 25-20, 25-20, 25-22. Kaona Mercer led The Citadel with 10 kills.
Mariana Garcia's goal in the 53rd minute proved to be the game-winner as The Citadel (3-6-1, 1-1) claimed a 3-2 victory over Appalachian State (4-6, 0-2) at WLI Field. The Bulldogs trailed 1-0 but went up 2-1 on goals by Nicole Leverman and Angela Foyt in the 32nd and 43rd minutes. App State drew within one in the 71st minute.
--The College of Charleston (6-4, 2-0) scored three first-half goals in a 3-2 SoCon women's win over Western Carolina (6-3-1, 1-1) at Patriots Point. Sarah Schaidle scored in the first minute for C of C, and Francesca Kentimentos and Megan Hilbert in the 33rd and 44th minutes. WCU scored in the 49th and 74th minutes.
The seventh-ranked College of Charleston coed sailing team placed fourth at the 18-team St. Mary's College (Md.) Intersectional.
Sam Stokes skippered A division to a fourth-place finish with crew Perry Emsiek, while Ben Spector skippered B division to a third-place head-to-head tiebreaker over Roger Williams with crew Alyssa Aitken.
Individually, C of C's Corey Hall won the home-hosted SAISA women's singlehanded championship on Saturday. She earned her third consecutive ICSA singlehanded nationals berth.
At the North Points No. 3 regatta hosted by Clemson on Saturday, C of C placed fourth.
The College of Charleston men finished at 7-over 859 to place seventh in the Mason Rudolph Championship in Franklin, Tenn. The Cougars' Henry Smart finished at even par for 54 holes to tie for 14th individually.
Post and Courier
September 25, 2011
SPARTANBURG -- The College of Charleston broke open a one-goal game with three second-half goals in a 5-1 men's soccer victory over Wofford in both teams' Southern Conference openers on Saturday.
Connor Coons' strike in the 23d minute for the Cougars (5-2-1) came just moments before the only goal for the Terriers (2-5-1). C of C's Tony Kattreh made it 1-0 in the 16th minute.
Charleston's other goals came from George Khoury (47th minute), Shawn Ferguson (66th) and Troy Peterson (80th).
Ralphie Lundy had two assists in the win.
College cross country
Dena O'Brien was the first overall women's finisher as the College of Charleston topped five teams in The Citadel Invitational at James Island County Park. She won in a time of 18 minutes, 13.99 seconds. The Citadel was third and Charleston Southern fourth in the women's team standings. C of C was second, The Citadel third and CSU fourth among the men.
September 22, 2011
Facilities/Boats: Since 1999, the J. Stewart Walker Jr. Sailing Complex—located in Mt. Pleasant—has served as home base. The facility’s floating docks, the Cato Docks, accommodate a fleet of 18 420s, 8 Lasers, 6 FJs, and 10 J/22s.
Coaching: Greg Fisher, director of sailing; Ward Cromwell, head coach; Nick Ewenson, assistant coach; Colin Bentley, assistant coach/dockmaster (Ed. note: Ewenson is now the head coach at the University of Rhode Island
Team Status: Varsity
Last fall, Greg Fisher left his post at North Sails to sign on as the College of Charleston’s director of sailing. Assistant coach Nick Ewenson has the utmost respect for the new head honcho. “He’s a legend in the sport, but also a great guy and leader,” says Ewenson. “He’s totally modest and super positive. He’s doing a lot to grow sailing in the community of Charleston and will help put the city more on the ‘sailing hot-spot map’ in years to come.”
Charleston has been a strong force in college sailing for decades, producing more than 60 All-Americans, three College Sailors of the Year, a Quantum Female Sailor of the Year, and a Sportsman of the Year. With a formidable coaching staff and an excellent facility, the Cougars always finds themselves in the hunt.
Several Cougars are on the Olympic path. Juan Maegli sailed at Charleston for two years after representing Guatemala in the 2008 Olympics, and he’s currently taking time off to practice in the Laser in preparation for the 2012 Games. Sophomore Deborah Ong also competed in Qingdao, representing Singapore in the 470 class. She remains on the team and is focusing on school and college sailing. Freshman Carly Shevitz trains with the U.S. Sailing Team Development Team as a 470 crew, but she spends most of her time skippering for her school.
Live 5 News
September 21, 2011
CHARLESTON, SC - Collegiate Baseball released its national Top 40 recruiting classes for 2011 and the College of Charleston was selected at No. 35.
With South Carolina coming in at No. 1 and Clemson at No. 31, College of Charleston ranked as the third best baseball recruiting class in the state of South Carolina, and the only representative of the Southern Conference.
"We are excited about this year's class," head coach Monte Lee said. "Our assistant coaches Chris Morris and Matt Heath did an outstanding job of bringing in high level talent for this year's team."
The Cougars bring in eight new freshman and eight junior college transfers. Four of the newcomers were selected in the 2011 MLB draft, including RHP Will Dorton, SS Morgan Phillips, SS Devon Reed and 3B Cody Martin (2010).
"We feel like the mix of high school and junior college talent that we have brought in will help us remain competitive for future years," Lee said. "We are grateful that these young men chose to play for us here at College of Charleston."