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Cougars sweep in
October 3, 2011
College of Charleston (13-7, 4-0) swept to a 3-0 Southern Conference volleyball
victory over Davidson (12-5, 2-2) at TD Arena on Sunday.
Cougars won, 25-22, 25-21, 25-19, in their third match sweep this season.
Havel led Charleston with 12 kills and five total blocks. Sloane White reached
double figures in kills for the ninth time this season, and the seventh time in
the last eight matches, as she hit 12 kills. Emily Shelton totaled 21 digs.
Citadel (4-6-2, 2-1-1) and Samford (4-5-2, 2-0-2) battled to a 0-0 tie in a
Southern Conference women's match in Birmingham, Ala.
Sarah Katchen had three saves for the Bulldogs, and Mariana Garcia had four of
The Citadel's 12 shots, nine on goal. Samford also had 12 shots, and keeper
Alyssa Whitehead had nine saves.
Schaidle scored two goals as the College of Charleston (7-5, 3-1) posted a 3-2
victory at Chattanooga (5-5-1, 0-4-0) in a SoCon women's match.
of C led 1-0 on Ali Brashear's goal in the fifth minute before the Mocs tied it
in the 30th. Schaidle's first goal in the 38th minute made it 2-1, and
Chattanooga tied it again in the 43rd before Schaidle won it with a 67th-minute
Post and Courier
unbeaten in SoCon volleyball
October 2, 2011
College of Charleston (12-7, 3-0) posted a 3-1 volleyball win over reigning
Southern Conference tournament champion Georgia Southern (10-9, 3-1) at TD
Arena on Saturday.
Cougars won, 25-27, 25-15, 25-21, 26-24. Freshman Sloane White led C of C with
a career-best 18 kills.
(12-4, 2-1 SoCon) swept to a 3-0 victory at The Citadel (6-9, 0-4). The
Wildcats won, 25-12, 25-19, 25-20.
Bulldogs' Kaona Mercer and Amanda Rudnik had 10 kills apiece.
College of Charleston men (5-3-1, 1-1) suffered their first SoCon loss of the
season, falling to Georgia Southern, 3-2, in Statesboro.
Eagles (6-3-1, 2-0) led 3-0 with goals in the 32nd, 44th and 53rd minutes. The
Cougars rallied with goals from Troy Peterson in the 69th minute and Joey De
Mare in the 76th.
Charleston runner sets women’s school mark
-- The College of Charleston's Dena O'Brien finished fourth overall in the
Charlotte Invitational cross country meet Friday, and the sophomore's
5-kilometer time of 17 minutes, 11.75 seconds set a women's school record.
Cougar women placed 12th out of 36 teams. The C of C men finished 10th out of
34 teams. O'Brien bettered the old record of 17:34, set by Micky Kawohl in the
Garcia had a goal in each half as The Citadel (4-6-1, 2-1) earned a 2-1
Southern Conference women's victory at Chattanooga (5-4-1, 0-3).
scored in the ninth minute before the Mocs tied it in the 17th. Garcia scored
the game-winner in the 61st.
(4-5-1, 2-0-1) posted a 2-1 overtime victory over the College of Charleston
(6-5, 2-1) in a Southern Conference women's game in Birmingham, Ala.
led 1-0 on an 18th-minute goal, and Alli Brashear equalized for the Cougars in
the 56th minute. Sarah Wilkinson's 97th-minute goal ended it for Samford.
dreams: Former local college basketball standouts find playing options to NBA
in the NBA is the dream of almost every player who steps onto a college
basketball court. But most come to terms with the reality that the NBA is just
that, a dream.
the more than 5,000 players on NCAA Division I rosters each year, there are
only 450 potential NBA roster spots. Only 60 players are selected each year in
the NBA draft, and not all of them are from the college ranks. Being drafted is
also no guarantee of making a team.
Citadel standout Demetrius Nelson (left) of Johns Island averaged 10.1 points
and 5.4 rebounds per game last season for Kapfenberg in Austria.
doesn't mean the dream of playing professional basketball is unattainable. In
college locker rooms it's often referred to as "going to Europe,"
although a player could just as easily land a spot on a professional team in
Asia, Africa, North America, South America or Australia.
many people can say they are professional athletes. I was just thinking about
how truly blessed I am," former College of Charleston forward Jeremy
Simmons posted on his Facebook page recently after making the roster for the
Polpharma professional team in Poland.
run a wide range, from six-figures or higher for the very best players to
playing for little more than meal money. Former Citadel stars Demetrius Nelson
and Cameron Wells are happy with the money they are being paid and the
opportunity to continue playing basketball.
money is decent. It is a good base salary, and I look to build on it as my
career continues," said Wells, who graduated from The Citadel earlier this
year and now plays for Zwolle, a team in Holland.
money is decent and I'm doing fine," echoed Nelson, who plays for
Kapfenberg in Austria.
who graduated from the College of Charleston in May, said he is pleased with
his contract considering it's his first year of pro basketball and he missed
half of his final season at C of C because of a blood clot in his right
will only increase the better I do," Simmons said.