Area Sports Briefs: Catawba freshman honored
From staff reports
Daniele Proch (Arco, Italy) headlined four Catawba men’s soccer players earning postseason awards from the South Atlantic Conference.
Proch, a midfielder, earned the SAC Freshman of the Year award, leading the Indians to a top-four finish. He is the first Catawba men’s soccer player to be named the league’s Freshman of the Year.
Proch was named to the All-SAC second team along with senior defender Matt Wilkinson (Leeds, England).
Senior midfielder Ian Orr (Lake Norman) and junior defender Philipp Hollenhorst (Muenster, Germany) earned honorable mention honors.
Proch led the Indians in scoring with eight goals and seven assists.
Lenoir-Rhyne forward Ismael Noumansana was voted Player of the Year.
Anderson freshman Landon Goodman (Salisbury) had four goals and two assists this season.
Catawba women’s soccer junior forward Becky Frost (Crofton, Md.) was named second team All-South Atlantic Conference as the conference announced its year-end awards on Wednesday. Catawba freshmen Shelby Vasich (Chatsworth, Calif.) and Peyton Pruitt (Pine Lake Prep) were honorable mention.
Carson-Newman forward Lauren Wade was voted Women’s Soccer Player of the Year, while Lenoir-Rhyne’s Abigael McGarel was voted the Conference’s Freshman of the Year.
Frost tallied four goals for the Catawba Indians.
Parks and Rec
Salisbury Parks and Recreation will hold an officials clinic this Sunday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. at Hall Gym for anyone interested in officiating in the youth basketball league.
Clinics will also be held on Nov. 13 and 20. Call 704-638-5289 for further information.
The Queens women won against Wingate, 141-64, in a matchup of national powers.
Queens junior McKenzie Stevens (Salisbury) won the 200 freestyle in 1:51.46 and won the 500 free in 5:02.48.
Catawba setter Rachel Stanford was tabbed South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Specialist of the Week.
Stanford, a junior from Mechanicsville, Va., led Catawba to a 3-0 record with 123 assists.
Guilford’s Devin Mason (South Rowan) made seven tackles in a 42-41 loss to Bridgewater on Saturday.
Keion Adams (Salisbury) had a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry as Western Michigan routed Ball State on Tuesday.
Catawba will play at Maryland in an exhibition game on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Avery Locklear (South Rowan) and the UNC Pembroke Braves open with an exhibition game at N.C. State on Friday.
Brielle Blaire (North Rowan) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders open on Sunday against Midwestern State.
Shay Steele (West Rowan) and the Morehead State Eagles open tonight with an exhibition against Transylvania.
Morehead plays Georgia State on Nov. 11.
Kelly Dulkoski (Carson) and the Kennesaw State Owls open with an exhibition game against Coastal Georgia on Sunday.
Kennesaw State will play at Vanderbilt on Nov. 11.
Khaila Hall (West Rowan) and the Longwood Lancers play an exhibition against Randolph College on Sunday.
Longwood plays against Marquette in Milwaukee on Nov. 11.
Karleigh Wike (East Rowan) and the Richmond Spiders will open against Columbia on Nov. 13.
Kelli Fisher (East Rowan) and the UNC Asheville Bulldogs will open at Virginia Tech on Nov. 11.
Aliyah Farmer (North Rowan) and the Mars Hill Lions open against Lees-McRae on Nov. 11.
A tennis doubles pair, Lizzie Galush and Jenna Knors of Cardinal Gibbons, and Demarcus Alexander of Central Cabarrus have been named recipients of the NCHSAA Performance of the Week awards.
Galush and Knors won the 4A state doubles title.
Alexander, a senior running back at Central Cabarrus, rushed for 420 yards on 47 carries as Central beat East Rowan, 61-42. He accounted for 468 yards of total offense, six touchdowns and three two-point conversions.
Bryant Young was 21-for-26 passing for 254 yards and three TDs as Statesville beat Alexander Central, 28-27, on Friday.
Young threw two TD passes in the fourth quarter as the Greyhounds rallied from a 27-14 deficit.
Davie County center fielder Hite Merrifield received an offer from South Carolina.