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2013-14 BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE SASSER CUP CHAMPIONS 2013-14 MEN’S ALL-SPORT AWARD WINNER 2013-14 WOMEN’S ALL-SPORT AWARD WINNER

D E P A R T M E N T O F AT H L E T I C S 2013-14 YEAR IN REVIEW


THE COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS 2013-14 ANNUAL REPORT WAS PRODUCED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF INTERIM DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS MATT HOGUE AND ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS MIKE CAWOOD WITH WRITING ASSISTANCE FROM CODY BAYS, SEAN FORRESTER, CHRIS HENRY AND PAUL HERSHEY. THE REPORT WAS DESIGNED BY ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF MEDIA RELATIONS CODY BAYS. PHOTO CREDITS: PHOTOS COURTESY OF BILL EDMONDS, DARA SHELLEY AND JOHNNY GASQUE.


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MISSION STATEMENT The Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics provides our student-athletes the preparation and opportunities to reach their potential as responsible and productive citizens through academic, athletic and personal success.

VISION PHILOSOPHY The Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics promotes success in collegiate athletics without compromising excellence in academics or compliance. Department staff and coaches encourage student-athletes to maintain a balance between athletics, academics and the social aspects of the collegiate experience. Athletic participation has the ability to provide an added dimension to the overall college experience of a student and to benefit students in their personal and professional challenges.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT The Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics embraces diversity among its student-athletes, coaches and staff. As a Department of Athletics, we are committed to creating an inclusive community regardless of socioeconomic status, religion, gender, ethnicity, age, disabilities or sexual orientation.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES: Each day the following principles are the focus of the Department of Athletics: • EDUCATE our student-athletes on the importance and value of academic success and earning a degree from Coastal Carolina University. • INVEST the resources necessary to develop competitive sports programs that vie for conference, regional and national championships on an annual basis. • CREATE and implement programming to teach personal growth characteristics and opportunities to each of our student-athletes. • DEVELOP the Department of Athletics’ annual operating and capital project budgets by maximizing current funding streams and creating new revenue opportunities. • COMMITMENT TO INTEGRITY by developing and maintaining a comprehensive internal and external compliance program. • FINANCIAL STABILITY by implementing a zero-based budget process that identifies and addresses actual unit and sport program funding requirements. • Create an environment where the spirit of GENDER EQUITY and RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY are fundamental components of the decision-making process. • UNITY through the creation of a family environment that values each and every employee. • EMBRACE OUR COMMUNITY through public service projects and initiatives.

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Interim Director of Athletics Matt Hogue Chairman of the Athletics Division Joe Moglia Associate Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Enhancement/ Senior Woman Administrator Cari Rosiek NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative Sharon Thompson Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance AraLeigh Beam Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Performance Dwayne Beam Associate Director of Athletics for Media Relations Mike Cawood Associate Director of Athletics for Community Outreach Jess Dannelly Associate Director of Athletics for Academics Samantha Kost Associate Director of Athletics for Marketing, Promotions & Social Media Kevin Olivett Assistant Director of Athletics for Corporate Sales and Partnerships Seth Horton Assistant Director of Athletics for Ticket Sales & Revenue Michael Jacobs Assistant Director of Athletics for Facilities & Operations Bryan Stiles Executive Director of the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation Chris Johnson Athletics Business Manager Lauren Barker Equipment Coordinator Dan Morphis Director of Athletics Training Jeff Pounds Director of Speed, Strength and Conditioning Antwan Floyd Administrative Assistant to the Director of Athletics Melissa Todd

TA B L E O F CO N T E N T S

Department of Athletics Headlines....................................... 2-8 Champions in Academics.....................................................9-12 Champions in the Community............................................13-14 Champions in the Department............................................... 15 Facility Enhancements.......................................................... 16 Department of Athletics Revenue and Support....................... 17 Sport-By-Sport Highlights.................................................18-36 NCAA Appearances and Big South Championships................... 37

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ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS

Chanticleer Athletics WILL become the premier Division I FCS Department of Athletics in the country.

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CHANTICLEERS CAPTURE 10th BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE SASSER CUP

On the strength of eight Big South Championships won in 2013-14, Coastal Carolina won the Big South Sasser Cup for the 10th time in school history. In addition, the Chanticleer men won the Big South Men’s All-Sports Award for the fourth time in the last five years, while the women of Conway also won the league’s Women’s All-Sports Award for the sixth time since the award’s inception in 2003-04. Coastal Carolina’s men won regular season and tournament titles in soccer, while claiming the league title in football and both the South Division and tournament championship in basketball. Coastal’s men also finished runner-up in outdoor track & field and the basketball regular season. The Chanticleer women claimed the cross country, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field titles, along with the softball regular season championship. Coastal’s women also finished runners-up in golf, the softball tournament and both the volleyball regular season and tournament. Originally known as the Commissioner’s Cup, the Sasser Cup was renamed in 2000 to honor George F. “Buddy” Sasser, who served as the conference commissioner from 1989 to 1996, and as the Director of Athletics at Coastal Carolina from 1986-1989 and 1996-2000.

SASSER CUP (since 1985-86) Champions in Teal — Runner-Up In Bronze 2013-14 — Coastal Carolina 2012-13 — Coastal Carolina 2011-12 — Coastal Carolina 2010-11 — Coastal Carolina 2009-10 — Coastal Carolina 2008-09 — Coastal Carolina 2007-08 — Coastal Carolina 2006-07 — Coastal Carolina 2005-06 — Coastal Carolina 2004-05 — Coastal Carolina 2003-04 — Coastal Carolina 2002-03 — Coastal Carolina 2001-02 — Coastal Carolina 2000-01 — Coastal Carolina 1999-00 — Coastal Carolina 1998-99 — Coastal Carolina 1997-98 — Coastal Carolina 1995-96 — Coastal Carolina 1992-93 — Coastal Carolina 1991-92 — Coastal Carolina 1990-91 — Coastal Carolina 1989-90 — Coastal Carolina 1988-89 — Coastal Carolina 1987-88 — Coastal Carolina

MEN’S ALL-SPORT AWARD (since 2003-04)

Champions in Teal — Runner-Up In Bronze 2013-14 — Coastal Carolina 2012-13 — Coastal Carolina 2011-12 — Coastal Carolina 2010-11 — Coastal Carolina 2009-10 — Coastal Carolina 2008-09 — Coastal Carolina 2007-08 — Coastal Carolina 2006-07 — Coastal Carolina 2005-06 — Coastal Carolina 2004-05 — Coastal Carolina 2003-04 — Coastal Carolina 2

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Programs Made NCAA Postseason Appearances

Record of Chanticleer Teams in the NCAA Postseason. All Other Big South Teams Combined for a 1-12 Record

Big South Championships and One Divisional Championship

All-Americans

Coastal Carolina has won 10 Sasser Cups, has never finished lower than fourth in the Sasser Cup Standings and has finished either FIRST or SECOND each year since 1997-98.

WOMEN’S ALL-SPORT AWARD (since 2003-04)

Champions in Teal — Runner-Up In Bronze 2013-14 — Coastal Carolina 2012-13 — Coastal Carolina 2011-12 — Coastal Carolina 2009-10 — Coastal Carolina 2008-09 — Coastal Carolina 2007-08 — Coastal Carolina 2006-07 — Coastal Carolina 2005-06 — Coastal Carolina 2004-05 — Coastal Carolina 2003-04 — Coastal Carolina

Big South Player/Freshman of the Year Honors

All-Big South Honorees

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Programs Finished in the top two of the Big South Standings

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MEN’S BASKETBALL CLAIMS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP; RETURNS TO NCAA TOURNAMENT FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 1993 The Coastal Carolina men’s basketball team advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993. CCU took on top-seeded Virginia and led by 10 points with under five minutes to play in the first half before falling to the Cavaliers 70-59. The Chants captured the program’s third Big South Tournament championship and first since 1991 with a 76-61 victory over Winthrop in the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Championship game. Freshman ELIJAH WILSON broke the CCU freshman scoring record (537), and freshman field goals made record (200) while leading the team with 15.8 points per game.

LORENZO TALIAFERRO VOTED 2013-14 BIG SOUTH MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Coastal Carolina football player LORENZO TALIAFERRO was voted the Big South Conference Male Student-Athlete of the Year for the 2013-14 season by the League’s Athletics Directors, Senior Woman Administrators and Sports Information Directors. Taliaferro is the first Chanticleer football player to win the award. He was a finalist for the Walter Payton Award as the top player in the FCS, a consensus All-American and the Big South’s Offensive Player of the Year. Taliaferro led the Chants to a 12-3 record and a quarterfinal appearance in the NCAA Division I Football Championship, the best football playoff finish by any Big South member. He additionally shattered 12 CCU single-season records and broke seven Big South single-season records in 2013, including points scored -- eclipsing the previous CCU mark by 88 points and the League mark by 36. Taliaferro ranked second in the nation in scoring (11.6 ppg) and finished the regular-season with Big South records of 27 total touchdowns and 25 rushing touchdowns.

FOOTBALL WINS SIXTH BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP; ADVANCES TO PLAYOFF QUARTERFINALS Under second-year head coach JOE MOGLIA, who was a finalist for the second consecutive year for both the Eddie Robinson and Liberty Mutual FCS National Coach of the Year, the Chanticleers went 12-3 - setting a CCU record for wins; won their second straight Big South Championship sixth overall in 11 seasons of football; and reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Championship. Along the way, the Chants defeated four conference champions, were 4-2 against teams in the final national polls and compiled an 18-4 record spanning their last 22 games, including a 16-1 mark over their last 17 regular-season FCS opponents. The Chanticleers, who ranked as high as third before finishing seventh in the final national polls, set 25 offensive team records and 17 Big South offensive team records. Namely, the Chants set records for rushing touchdowns, passing touchdowns, total offense, first downs, points scored, total touchdowns, six 50-point games, point after kicks made and third down conversions. GOCCUSPORTS.COM

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MEN’S SOCCER WINS BIG SOUTH REGULAR SEASON AND TOURNAMENT TITLES; ADVANCES TO SECOND CONSECUTIVE SWEET 16 ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS

Men’s soccer earned its 11th overall and fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance after capturing both the Big South regular season and tournament titles in 2013. The Chanticleers were ranked as high as fifth in numerous polls during the regular season before finishing the campaign ranked 15th with a 195-0 (9-1-0 Big South) record in the final NSCAA poll, the official poll recognized by the NCAA. Coastal hosted its third consecutive NCAA first round match, defeating Atlantic Sun champion East Tennessee State 2-0. The Chants then traveled to and upset 13th-seeded Charlotte 1-0 in the tournament’s second round before falling to PAC-12 power Cal 1-0 in the Sweet 16. Coastal closed the season ranked second in the NCAA with 47 total goals, while also ranking third in assists (44) and total points (138).

TSANGARIDES QUALIFIES FOR NCAA TENNIS SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP PHILIPPE TSANGARIDES, a junior, became the first Chanticleer men’s tennis player to qualify for the NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles Championship after finishing the regular season and Big South tournament ranked as the 114th best singles player nationally by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Additionally, Tsangarides was the first Chanticleer to receive a national ranking by the ITA and made Coastal history this season when he defeated 13th-ranked Joran Vliegen of East Carolina, the highest ranked opponent ever beaten by a Coastal player.

Tsangarides

DORN AND WHEELER EARN NCAA AT-LARGE BIDS

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Men’s golf team members ANDREW DORN and ANDREW WHEELER received at-large berths to compete in the NCAA Men’s Golf Raleigh Regional. Dorn earned the eighth of 10 individual bids at the NCAA Raleigh Regional, while Wheeler earned an automatic bid to the Regional as the 2014 Big South Champion. Dorn finished the Regional with a 54-hole total of 1-over par 214 (78-69-67) to claim a15th-place finish. Wheeler placed 72nd with a 54-hole total of 230 (71-81-78). Dorn closed the season with a 73.28 scoring average, while Wheeler owned a 73.39 average.

SIX NAMED ALL-AMERICAN • Men’s soccer’s PEDRO RIBEIRO earned All-American honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (second team), College Soccer News (first team), Soccer America (second team) and TopDrawerSoccer.com (first team). • Football’s LORENZO TALIAFERRO garnered second team All-American honors from both the Associated Press and The Sports Network. In addition, he was named to the College Sports Journal Sweet 63 All-American Team and the College Sporting News Fabulous 50 All-American Team. • Football’s QUINN BACKUS captured All-American honors for the second straight season, earning second team selections from the Associated Press and The Sports Network. He was also named a Walter Camp All-American and to the College Sporting News Fabulous Fifty All-American Team. • Football’s JAMEY CHEATWOOD was chosen for the Associated Press and The Sports Network All-American third teams and was a College Sporting News Fabulous Fifty All-American Team honorable mention. • Football’s DEVIN BROWN was named a second team Freshman All-American by College Sports Journal. • Men’s track & field high jumper REGGIE NELSON capped his career with honorable mention All-American honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship. 4

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HIGH JUMPER REGGIE NELSON ADVANCES TO NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP; EARNS HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN HONORS ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS

Junior REGGIE NELSON joined a list of just seven Coastal Carolina men’s track & field individual athletes who have competed at the NCAA Championships. He earned Honorable Mention All-American honors in the high jump after finishing tied for 19th at the 2014 NCAA Championships. Nelson cleared the opening height of 2.05m (6-08.75) on his very first attempt. He then failed on his first two attempts at 2.10m (6-10.75) before he cleared the height on his final attempt.

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DORN QUALIFIES FOR U.S. OPEN Andrew Dorn earned a berth to the 2014 U.S. Open, played June 12-15 at historic Pinehurst No. 2 Golf Course. Dorn was the number three overall alternate after sectional qualifying and was extended an invitation by the United States Golf Association (USGA) on June 4 after Thomas Bjorn withdrew due to injury. The trip marked Dorn’s second appearance to Pinehurst No. 2 in as many summers as he won the 113th Men’s North & South Amateur Championship last July. To reach this year’s U.S. Open, Dorn shot a course-record 66 at Cincinnati’s Maketewa Country Club to win a U.S. Open Local Qualifier (May 13). He advanced to a U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier (June 2) in Springfield, Ohio, where he placed fourth (top three earned automatic berths to U.S. Open) with a score of 3-under par 137 (70-67). He was the number one alternate from the Springfield Sectional, and the USGA had him ranked third among all the alternates from the various Sectionals.

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD WIN BIG SOUTH TRIPLE CROWN The Chanticleer women’s cross country and track & field programs achieved one of the more elusive feats in intercollegiate athletics by winning titles in cross country, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field to claim the Big South Conference’s Triple Crown. It is the fourth Triple Crown won by the Chanticleers since the 2003-04 season. The cross country team claimed the first portion of the Triple Crown with a first-place team finish at the 2013 Big South Cross Country Championship. Led by a first-place individual finish by LETITIA SAAYMAN, the conference’s Runner of the Year, and a second-place overall finish by KYLA VAN GRAAN, the conference’s Freshman of the Year, the Chanticleers finished 20 points ahead of second-place Liberty. Next came the women’s indoor track team, which repeated at the Big South Championships by once again outdueling Liberty. The Chanticleers outscored the Flames 150-86 during the second and final day to win by 55 points, 203-148. Overall, Coastal won four events in the meet and earned 18 All-Big South honors among 11 different student athletes, led by three-time all-conference members JESSICA GELIBERT and CHRISTAL GREEN. The final piece of the Triple Crown came at the 2014 Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships where the women won by 39.5 points over second-place Liberty. The Chants were led by Field Performer of the Year, TEKA SIMPSON, who captured the long jump title, finished second in the high jump, third in the 200m and was part of the championship 4x100m relay team. The women garnered 24 All-Conference awards. Moreover, Director of Cross Country/Track & Field ALAN CONNIE was named Big South Coach of the Year for each sport.

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SIX CHANTICLEER STANDOUTS DRAFTED BY PROFESSIONAL FRANCHISES Six of the biggest names synonymous with Chanticleer success over the past several seasons saw their childhood dreams become a reality as they were selected by franchises in the MLS, NFL and MLB drafts. Midfielder PEDRO RIBEIRO was selected by the Philadelphia Union in the first round (15th overall) of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. Running back LORENZO TALIAFERRO was selected in the fourth round (138th overall) by the Baltimore Ravens, and wide receiver MATT HAZEL was taken in the sixth round (190th overall) by the Miami Dolphins in the 2014 NFL Draft. Outfielder COLIN HERING was drafted in the 10th round (309th overall) by the Los Angles Dodgers, BEN SMITH was selected by the Houston Astros in the 17th round (496th overall), while TYLER HERB was chosen by the Seattle Mariners in the 29th round (861st overall) in the 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft.

PEDRO RIBEIRO

LORENZO TALIAFERRO MATT HAZEL RUNNING BACK FOURTH ROUND // 138TH OVERALL

WIDE RECEIVER SIXTH ROUND // 190TH OVERALL

Ribeiro collected a plethora of national awards in 2013 after leading the Chanticleers to a NCAAhigh 19-win season that included Coastal’s second straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament’s Third Round. The dominating midfielder paced the 2013 Chanticleers to a Big South regular season and tournament championship, while also earning the league’s Attacking Player of the Year and AllAmerican honors.

Taliaferro was a finalist for the 2013 Walter Payton Award, selected to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl and named the 2013 Big South Offensive Player of the Year after having a record- setting senior campaign. He was also named to four All-American teams and was the Big South Offensive Player of the Week a record-tying five times.

Hazel, a three-time AllBig South selection, set Coastal Carolina records for single-season and career receptions and became just the third Chanticleer to earn an invitation to the prestigious East-West Shrine Game. For his career, Hazel caught a CCU record 183 passes for 2,553 yards and set a CCU record by catching 3.73 passes per game for his career.

COLIN HERING

BEN SMITH

TYLER HERB

Hering played two seasons with the Chants, spending his first two seasons at Bellevue College. He played in 113 games at Coastal and posted a .257 career batting average with 43 runs scored, 40 RBI, 10 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 17 stolen bases and eight outfield assists. He ended his twoyear career by reaching base safely in 86 of his 111 games.

Smith started and played in six games this season before suffering a season-ending injury. In the preseason, he was listed as one of the top 51 college players in the nation by Baseball America and CollegeBaseballDaily.com. Prior to his injury, Smith was among the NCAA top 10 in strikeouts, fanning 39 batters in 28.2 innings.

Herb ended his impressive Chanticleer career with a 22-9 record - including an 11-3 mark in Big South play - and 3.40 ERA in 61 games (46 starts). He pitched 272.2 innings and struck out 210. His career ERA is 15th on the CCU Division I list, and his 22 wins rank 13th all-time, while his 46 starts rank sixth, his 272.2 innings pitched ranks 13th and his 201 strikeouts ranks 13th.

MIDFIELDER FIRST ROUND // 15TH OVERALL

OUTFIELDER 10TH ROUND // 309TH OVERALL

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PITCHER 17TH ROUND // 496TH OVERALL

PITCHER 29TH ROUND // 861ST OVERALL

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SOFTBALL WINS SECOND STRAIGHT BIG SOUTH REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS

Selected as the conference’s preseason favorite, the Chanticleers lived up to their selection and earned their second consecutive Big South regular season title. Coastal opened the conference slate winning nine of its first 10 games and closed the regular season the same way to win the league crown by 2.5 games. The Chants won seven of eight conference series en route to a 20-4 record and their Big South record eighth regular season title, while boasting the league’s pitcher and coach of the year.

ALAN CONNIE RETIRES AFTER 28 YEARS AT COASTAL CAROLINA After a 28-year coaching career, ALAN CONNIE announced his retirement as the Head Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field Coach at Coastal Carolina. Connie, the only head coach in Coastal Carolina women’s cross country/track & field history, built the program into one of the nation’s best and went out as a Triple Crown winner after taking the 2013 Big South Cross Country Championship, the 2014 Big South Indoor Track & Field Championship and the 2014 Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championship. He led the Chanticleers to four Triple Crowns during his tenure, having also achieved the feat in 200304, 2005-06, and 2008-09. Connie started the cross country program in 1986 and led the charge to add the outdoor track & field program in 1994 and the indoor program in 1998. During his career, the women’s cross country/track & field programs have won a combined 28 Big South titles.

Connie with his 33 Coach of the Year Awards

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY RECEIVES MAJOR GIFT FROM TD BANK GROUP Coastal Carolina University received a significant gift from TD Bank Group (TD), a North American financial institution with operations in South Carolina. TD will donate a total of $5 million to CCU’s Chanticleer Athletic Foundation over a five-year period. The donation will be used to strengthen CCU’s sustainability initiatives, support athletic programs, and provide endowed scholarships and summer school academic support. CCU will officially name its sustainability program the TD Campus and Community Sustainability Initiative, and all “green” programs on campus will bear the TD logo. Campus sustainability events and student groups will be identified by the TD brand, including the TD Sustainability Fair, the TD Recycled Boat Race, the TD Eco-Reps student organization and the TD Student Green Team. In addition to the support of campus green programs, the TD gift will support the University’s combined athletic facilities, to be named the TD Sports Complex. The complex will encompass the University’s football, baseball, softball, soccer and women’s lacrosse venues.

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160 CHANTICLEERS NAMED TO BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE ALL-DECADE TEAMS

ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS

As part of the Big South’s 30th anniversary celebration, all-decade teams for each of the conference’s 19 sports were determined by conference administrators and fan voting. Coastal Carolina placed 160 total individuals on the all-decade teams, while 13 Chanticleer coaches were named the coaches of the decade. 1990-99 Angela Murphy Lauri Occhipinti Valentine Stumpf Jolene Williams Alan Connie (coach) 2000-09 Diana Jepchirchir Anne Marie Moutsinga Kim Nemergut Julia Viellenhner Alan Connie (coach)

BASEBALL

1986-89 Bobby Hargett Matt Logue Greg Streett Tony Spires Kirt Manwaring Terry Spires John Vrooman (coach) 1990-99 Ron Deubel Brooks Marzka Mark Romer Luis Lopez 2000-09 Steven Carter Bobby Gagg Ryan McGraw David Sappelt Tyler Bortnick Adam Keim Justin Owens Dock Doyle David Anderson Mike Costanzo Gary Gilmore (coach)

FOOTBALL

2002-09 Tyler Thigpen Patrick Hall Mike Tolbert Jerome Simpson Brad Poston Antwon Trice Adrain Grady Quinton Teal Josh Hoke David Bennett (coach)

MEN’S GOLF

MEN’S BASKETBALL

1985-89 William Calvin Derek Wilson 1990-99 Robert Dowdell Tony Dunkin 2000-09 Torrey Butler Jack Leasure Pele Paelay

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

1986-89 Terri Woodruff 1990-99 Holly Bottar 2000-09 Alisha Dill Nikki Reddick Brooke Weisbrod

1985-89 John Faidley Chris Gale Brian Lamb 1990-99 Brad Hastings Trevor Gliwski Julian James Wil Weldon 2000-09 Zack Byrd Dustin Johnson Tripp McAllister Alvaro Velasco Rafael Vera Allen Terrell (coach)

WOMEN’S GOLF

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

1984-89 Bob Carr 1990-99 John Decatur 2000-09 Campbell Claridge Terah Kipchiris

1990-99 Kim Chase Laura Thijssen Sue Tollefson 2000-09 Aruka Felgueroso Ann Maness

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

1986-89 Shelley Tyler Sonja Vertacnik Kelly Webb

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1997-99 Angela Murphy Laurie Occhipinti Jolene Williams April Cook Shashonda Lane Danielle Leyh Liz Pidgeon

2000-09 Chasity Johnson LeAuna Sistrunk Amber White Kara Koppel Felicitas Mensing Anne Marie Moutsinga Chasity Johnson Courtney Samuel Marilyn Testa Marcie Veitch Amber Campbell Alan Connie (coach)

MEN’S SOCCER

1984-89 Hilmar Arnason David Skulason Claud Huggins Sigurdur Sveinbjornsson Paul Banta (coach) 1990-99 Neil Payne Guy Norcott 2000-09 Joseph Ngwenya Mubarike Chisoni Boyzzz Khumalo Tyler Hughes Tobin Whitmarsh Shaun Docking (coach)

WOMEN’S SOCCER

2000-09 Blair Monroe Ashleigh Gunning

SOFTBALL

1987-89 Carol Buczek Joy Owens Tina Williamson Linda Richards Susette Stone 1990-99 Michelle Hall Cari Rowe Kacee Crumpacker Sara Graziano Sherry Johnson Michelle Minton Jessica Falca Jess Dannelly (coach) 2000-09 Christine Doyle Kimberly Josephson Sara Hostetler Sarah Lockett Holly Lee Meagen Johnson Jess Dannelly (coach)

MEN’S TENNIS

1985-89 Jason Giavara John Mack (coach) 1990-99 Tomas Malik Jamie Taylor Alan Odic 2000-09 Arnaud Caffin

WOMEN’S TENNIS

1987-89 Christian Mack Kristen Prunier 2000-09 Medina Bajrambasic Emma Kidd Marie Matrka

2001 and 2003 All-American Amber Campbell

MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

1994-99 Finbarr Egan Karl Wash Tyler McCart 2000-09 Kendall White Terah Kipchiris Mark Johnson Taylor McFadden Thomas Jordan Nick Kenworthy

2002 and 2003 All-American Joseph Ngwenya

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

1994-99 Catherine Conder Angela Murphy Lauri Occhipinti Jolene Williams April Cook 2000-09 Ebony Brown Ikeiylah Brown Diana Jepchirchir Lindsey Kozlowski Anne Marie Moutsinga Chasity Johnson Courtney Samuel Claire Young Amber Campbell Brittany Connor Annette Purdy Brittany Reid Alan Connie (coach)

2005 All-American Mike Costanzo

VOLLEYBALL

2000-09 Jennifer Hampton

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56 STUDENT-ATHLETES GRADUATE IN 2013-14

Lauren Alejo Volleyball Andrew Allen Football JaDarrell Barnette Men’s Track & Field Ted Blackman Baseball Ryan Connolly Baseball Lindsay Gill Volleyball LaDarius Hawthorne Football Brittany Henderson Women’s Golf Marcellus Hunter Football Arthur Kelley Football Bucky Kennedy Football Amanda Malatek Women’s Tennis Niccolo Mastromatteo Football Pedro Ribeiro Men’s Soccer Jeffery Salley Football Megan Spencer Women’s Soccer Jaz Strong Football Ty Wengel Men’s Golf Pat Williams Football

Biology (magna cum laude) Computer Science Recreation and Sport Management Recreation and Sport Management Recreation and Sport Management Political Science Communication Management (magna cum laude) Exercise and Sport Science History Political Science Exercise and Sport Science Philosophy (manga cum laude) Exercise and Sport Science Computer Science (cum laude) Marine Science (cum laude) Communication Master of Business Administration Master of Business Administration

MAY 2014 CHANTICLEER GRADUATES Mo Ashley Football Exercise and Sport Science, Chemistry Naomi Atkins Women’s Track & Field Interdisciplinary Studies Ashley Bagwell Softball Biology Kindra Bailey Volleyball Psychology DeMario Bennett Football Interdisciplinary Studies Courtney Boe Women’s Golf Marketing, Management (magna cum laude) Stevie Brunson Jr. Men’s Track & Field Exercise and Sport Science Jamey Cheatwood Football Finance Kayla Cook Women’s Basketball Sociology Cody Craig Football Physical Education (cum laude) Ashley Davis Women’s Track & Field Exercise and Sport Science Dominique de Wit Women’s Tennis Political Science (summa cum laude) Michelle Fowle Volleyball Management Cameron Griggs Men’s Track & Field Exercise and Sport Science (cum laude) Chad Hamilton Football Education Colin Hering Baseball Interdisciplinary Studies Mo Hookaylo Men’s Tennis Recreation and Sport Management Johnnie Houston Football Exercise and Sport Science John Karle Men’s Tennis Recreation and Sport Management Brian Kass Football Master of Business Administration Beth Kassuhn Softball Biology Kourtney Kowal Women’s Tennis Marketing Meghan Laffin Volleyball Management (magna cum laude) Emily Marchini Women’s Cross County/ Biology (magna cum laude) Track & Field El Hadji Ndieguene Men’s Basketball Economics Reggie Nelson Men’s Track & Field Finance Shelby Nicosia Women’s Cross County/ Biology (cum laude) Track & Field Justin Portillo Men’s Soccer Recreation and Sport Management Alexx Puckett Women’s Basketball Exercise and Sport Science Sebastian Soderberg Men’s Golf Exercise and Sport Science Christina Stern Women’s Soccer Sociology Jakub Stourac Men’s Soccer Marketing (cum laude) Lorenzo Taliaferro Football Sociology Chris Tillotson Men’s Track & Field Political Science Cameron Wells Men’s Cross County/ Recreation and Sport Management Track & Field Pernell Williams Football Management Keegan Woodson Women’s Track & Field Exercise and Sport Science

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Student-athletes earned degrees in 2013-14

President’s List honors for studentathletes for achieving 4.0 GPAs

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ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS

A total of 56 Chanticleer student-athletes received their degrees from Coastal Carolina University in 2013-14: 36 in the May commencement and 17 in the December commencement. In addition, three student-athletes earned master’s degrees from the University. Topping the list of new graduates were DOMINIQUE DE WIT and NICCOLO MASTROMATTEO, who earned GPAs of 4.00 and 3.94, respectively. Thirteen student-athletes graduated with honors, earning cumulative GPAs of 3.5-3.749 (cum laude), 3.75-3.999 (magna cum laude) or 4.0 (summa cum laude). DECEMBER 2013 CHANTICLEER GRADUATES


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DE WIT RECEIVES TOP BIG SOUTH ACADEMIC HONOR The Big South Conference honored Coastal Carolina’s DOMINIQUE DE WIT (women’s tennis) with the prestigious George A. Christenberry Award for Academic Excellence. De Wit posted a perfect 4.0 for her collegiate career, majoring in political science. The annual Christenberry Award is given to the male and female student-athletes who attain the highest GPA during their college careers and are graduates of a Big South institution during the past year. Coastal Carolina student-athletes have won Christenberry Awards in 10 of the past 12 years. Since the inception of the award at the conclusion of the 1985-86 academic year, a total of 10 male and eight female Coastal Carolina student-athletes have garnered the prestigious honor.

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MASTROMATTEO RECEIVES NFF NATIONAL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD

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NICCOLO MASTROMATTEO was one of 16 student-athletes - from a pool of 171 semifinalists across all NCAA divisions and the NAIA - to receive the National Football Foundation (NFF) National Scholar-Athlete Award, presented by Fidelity Investments. Each member of the 2013 National Scholar-Athlete Class traveled to New York City to be honored Dec. 10 during the 56th NFF Annual Awards Dinner, which included the induction ceremony of this year’s College Football Hall of Fame Class, at the Waldorf-Astoria where their accomplishments were highlighted in front of one of the most powerful audiences in all of sports. In addition, each NFF National Scholar-Athlete received an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship In addition to his on-field success, Mastromatteo is a three-time Big South Presidential Scholar, 2012 Academic All-Big South, 2012 FCS Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star, College Sports Journal FCS All-Academic Team and a four-time CCU President’s List honoree.

GRIGGS, LAFFIN AND NELSON RECEIVE SCHOLARSIPS FROM BIG SOUTH SPONSORS Chanticleers student-athletes CAMERON GRIGGS (men’s track & field), MEGHAN LAFFIN (volleyball) and REGGIE NELSON (men’s track & field) were recipients of $8,000 in scholarship monies from Big South Conference sponsors. Griggs was one of two recipients of the Bob McCloskey Insurance Big South Conference Graduate Fellowships. Griggs received a $2,000 scholarship to use toward his postgraduate studies. Laffin ($4,000) and Nelson ($2,000) both received scholarships from Sunbelt Rentals to be used toward their final semester as undergraduates or toward postgraduate studies.

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DE WIT NAMED WOMEN’S TENNIS BIG SOUTH SCHOLARATHLETE OF THE YEAR Senior DOMINIQUE DE WIT was named Big South Women’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year. De Wit, who graduated in May with a 4.0 cumulative GPA as a political science major, earned the first Scholar-Athlete of the Year award of her career. De Wit was previously named to the Big South All-Academic Team, and earned that honor again this season. The Son en Breugel, The Netherlands, native was used primarily in doubles this season where she posted a 15-3 overall record and finished 6-2 against conference opponents. De Wit split time between all three doubles courts, but played primarily at No. 2 where she won all but one of her 12 matches. GOCCUSPORTS.COM


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53 STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN PRESIDENT’S LIST DISTINCTION Fifty-three Coastal Carolina student-athletes garnered perfect 4.0 GPAs to earn CCU President’s List honors during either the fall 2013 or spring 2014 semesters. In addition, nine Chanticleers earned the distinction both semesters. SPRING 2014 PRESIDENT’S LIST Ressa Borkovich, women’s basketball Brinson Corn, men’s track & field Morgan Gott, lacrosse Cameron Griggs, men’s track & field Jena Hamrick, women’s basketball Zach Hensel, men’s cross country/track & field Gabriella Horvath, volleyball Beth Kassuhn, softball Emma Kroger, women’s track & field Maddie Phillips, women’s soccer Josh Pisarri, men’s golf Justin Portillo, men’s soccer Alexx Puckett, women’s basketball Renan Samed, men’s tennis Imir Sanders, football Lena Schaeffner, women’s golf Mikayla Sweeney, lacrosse Brittany Temple, women’s soccer Aynslee van Graan, women’s cross country/track & field Rachel Wagner, lacrosse Chris Williams, men’s golf Alexandria Wilson, cheer Lily Yednock, lacrosse

FALL 2013 AND SPRING 2014 Olivia Carlton, women’s basketball Faith Farley, women’s soccer Ryan Granger, football Katie Kalasunas, softball Jen Koss, lacrosse Mila Majtan, women’s tennis Saskia Sterud, women’s golf Kyla van Graan, women’s cross country/track & field Margaret Wright, lacrosse

FOUR EARN ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT; SIX TEAMS HONORED FOR ACADEMICS

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• Four Coastal Carolina student-athletes were named to their respective sports’ Capital One Academic All-District IV Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Football: NICCOLO MASTROMATTEO (3.94 GPA in Philosophy) – First Team All-District IV Football: JEFFERY SALLEY (3.58 GPA in Computer Science) – First Team All-District IV Men’s Basketball: MICHEL ENANGA (3.57 GPA in Computer Science) – First Team All-District IV Softball: MORGAN NOAD (3.53 GPA in Biology) – First Team All-District IV • The Coastal Carolina MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS, the MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM, the MEN’S GOLF TEAM AND the MEN’S TENNIS TEAM were recognized for their excellence in the classroom by their respective coaches associations. • Men’s soccer teammates JUSTIN PORTILLO (first team) and UCHENNA UZO (second team) were named NSCAA Scholar All-Americans, while NICCOLO MASTROMATTEO was named to the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star team. In addition, women’s golf team members FRIDA CASTILLO, EMEE HERBERT and LENA SCHAEFFNER were named to the WGCA All-American Scholar Team. • The Chanticleer WOMEN’S GOLF TEAM was publicly recognized for the second consecutive year by the NCAA for its APR (Academic Progress Rate) of 1,000 — the highest number a team can receive. To earn the public recognition, a program must have an APR between 977-1,000, which is among the nation’s top 10 percent.

COASTAL STUDENT-ATHLETE ACADEMIC FACTS • For the 2013-14 academic year, 217 Coastal Carolina student-athletes posted at least a 3.0 GPA to earn recognition on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll. • In fall 2013, 30 student-athletes posted a perfect 4.0 GPA, earning CCU President’s Honor Roll honors, while 32 accomplished the feat for spring 2014. • In the spring of 2014, 106 student-athletes earned Dean’s List recognition (at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester), while 123 student-athletes recorded Dean’s List recognitions in fall 2013. • Overall, the mean cumulative GPA for student-athletes in 2013-14 was 3.027, as compared to 2.907 for general degree-seeking students. • The cumulative GPA for all women’s teams was 3.250, compared to 2.988 for general female degree-seeking students. The cumulative GPA for all men’s teams was 2.951, compared to 2.745 for general male degree-seeking students. • Of Coastal’s 408 student-athletes, 217 (53.1 percent) posted a GPA between 3.0-4.0 for the 2013-14 academic year. • All 10 women’s sports programs have team cumulative GPAs above 3.0 and five men’s sports programs (golf, baseball, cross country, tennis and soccer) have team cumulative GPAs over 3.0. • Coastal Carolina had the seventh-highest 2012-13 NCAA GSR (Graduation Success Rate, which tracks the graduation rates beginning with the freshman class of 2006) in the Big South Conference at 78 percent. (Radford 88%; High Point 87%; Winthrop 86%; Gardner-Webb 85%; Campbell 82%; Longwood 79%; COASTAL CAROLINA 78%; Charleston Southern 76%; UNC Asheville 72%; Liberty 71%; VMI 70%) GOCCUSPORTS.COM

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FALL 2013 PRESIDENT’S LIST Lauren Alejo, volleyball Rebecca Austin, women’s soccer Marie Babayan, women’s tennis Courtney Boe, women’s golf Samyra Casterlow, cheer Camille Christie, women’s soccer Dominique de Wit, women’s tennis Romane Delay, women’s tennis Emee Herbert, women’s golf Darbie Kelley, women’s soccer Kourtney Kowal, women’s tennis Simon Laugsand, men’s soccer Amanda Malatek , women’s tennis Emily Marchini, women’s cross country/track & field Reid Mathews, baseball Ridge Robinson, men’s soccer Carolyn Szymanski, softball Stephanie Taylor-Pollock, women’s track & field Ashley Tilly, women’s soccer Ariel Wiest, cheer Honami Yazawa, women’s tennis


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ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS

217 Coastal Carolina Student-Athletes Posted at Least a 3.0 GPA for the 2013-14 Academic Year BASEBALL Chad Adkins Chase Adkins Holden Cammack Tyler Chadwick Alex Cunningham Tom Durkin Tyler Herb Colin Hering Kyle Jackson Jake Kane Allen Louthian Reid Mathews John McNulty Mike Morrison Connor Owings Michael Paez Zach Remillard Ben Smith Steven Whitaker

Joel Perez Justin Portillo Matt Risher Ridge Robinson Drew Smith Jakub Stourac Uchenna Uzo MEN’S TENNIS Jabor Al-Mutawa Leo Christofides Stefan Jakubov Ted Nilsson Renan Samed Rick Timmerman Philippe Tsangarides

FOOTBALL Osharmar Abercrombie Mo Ashley Quinn Backus Tyrell Blanks Ed Brown Tim Burns Nicholas Clark Cody Craig Ashton Culick David Gaydosz Ryan Granger Chad Hamilton Kevin Hart Drew Herring Marcellus Hunter Masamitsu Ishibashi Andre Johnson Brett Johnson Kerron Johnson Jesse June Brian Kass Tyler Keane Arthur Kelley Bucky Kennedy Niccolo Mastromatteo Darrin Phillips Frankie Richardson Alex Ross Jeffery Salley Imir Sanders Alex Scearce C.J. Thompson Tyler Watkins Craig Weick MEN’S BASKETBALL Tristian Curtis Aaron Law Uros Ljeskovic Colton Ray-St Cyr MEN’S GOLF Josh Pisarri Alfredo Ruiz Peter Valasek Ben Wheeler Olle Widegren Chris Williams MEN’S SOCCER Agust Arnarson Sergio Camargo Devin Cook-Perales Bryce Follensbee Frederik Frankman Tapiwa Kaseke Simon Laugsand Kevin Le Bras Colin Marz Shawn McLaws Pierre Morin

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MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD Steve Carr Jackson Corcoran Brinson Corn Cameron Griggs Alexander Hass Zach Hensel Jamayel Hugee Derrick Kinloch, Jr. Ryan Minor Evan Niciphor DeAndre Pressley Dan Riff Jake Riff Nick Seabright Elijah Shaw Mark Stembridge Cameron Wells SOFTBALL Ashley Bagwell Amanda Daneker Brooke Donovan Kory Hayden Courtney Howell Katie Kalasunas Beth Kassuhn Morgan Noad Kasey Oliver Kiana Quolas Jessie Winans VOLLEYBALL Lauren Alejo Kindra Bailey Michelle Fowle Lindsay Gill Morgan Hammer Gabriella Horvath Meghan Laffin Annayka Legros Katie Martin Miona Milovanovic Eszter Nagy Jenna Orner Beatris Petelkova Sam Skryd WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Ressa Borkovich Olivia Carlton Kayla Cook Jena Hamrick Stephanie Isaacs AJ Jordan Megan Pittman Alexx Puckett Karsen Sims Keyaurna Wilson WOMEN’S GOLF Courtney Boe Frida Castillo Bailey Cocca Emee Herbert

Marissa Hinchman Nadia Luttner Lena Schaeffner Saskia Sterud LACROSSE Karley Barreno Austin Brown Maggie Carr Maddy Ciardi Rachel Ferrara Alicia Geiter Morgan Gott Kasey Griese Jen Koss Caitlin Kratzer Trista Kuehn Holly McKee Cassidy Meaney Charlotte O’Leary Mikayla Sweeney Lauren Thomas Kelsey Thurston Kaitlyn Trodden Rachel Wagner Rachel Waldron Keri White Margaret Wright Lily Yednock WOMEN’S SOCCER Miki Antzoulatos Becca Austin Camille Christie Shelby Evans Faith Farley Melanie Flatter Darbie Kelley Kacey Kelley Sam Patterson Maddie Phillips Charlotte Ratcliff Megan Spencer Christina Stern Ellie Taylor Brittany Temple WOMEN’S TENNIS Marie Babayan Dominique de Wit Romane Delay Kourtney Kowal Mila Majtan Amanda Malatek Libby Scott Honami Yazawa WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD Jackie Brengel Brianna Cristiano Ruby Durham Leah Fair Jessica Gelibert Jalacy Green Raven Hamilton Hannah Hetzel Emma Kroger Emily Marchini Shelby Nicosia Cari Pallini Regina Peattie Letitia Saayman Kaila Smith Samantha Stady Stephanie Taylor-Pollock LaChelsie Thomas Aynslee van Graan Kyla van Graan Otessa Velasquez Keegan Woodson

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COMMUNITY

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee voted to alter the holiday food drive competition they have held in the past, instead choosing to have each of the 18 Chanticleer athletic programs donate full meals. However, a total of 25 complete uncooked meals were actually put together and delivered to Pee Dee Elementary in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, with the extra seven meals to be dispersed to other students and their families by the elementary school. After transporting the food to the school, members of Coastal Carolina’s baseball, football, men’s golf, lacrosse, softball, volleyball, and track & field teams, along with former Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek, spent time interacting with the respective families and assisting them in collecting their meals.

CHANTICLEERS COMPLETE FOURTH SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

In October, the Department of Athletics completed its second annual Chants for Kids School Supply Drive, collecting approximately $3,000 worth of essential supplies for students at Pee Dee Elementary. Meghan Laffin and Lauren Alejo of the volleyball team; Jake Kane and Mike Morrison of the baseball team; and Reggie Nelson and Russel Kanner of the track team delivered the school supplies, including paper, pencils, hand sanitizer, crayons, markers and book bags. The Coastal student-athletes also spent time interacting with many of Pee Dee’s students, visiting 15 different classrooms and providing individual attention to various students. The donation marked the fourth consecutive School Supply Drive that has assisted Pee Dee Elementary School, a Title I school in Horry County that services approximately 800 students. The drive was part of the department’s continued partnership with Pee Dee Elementary, which was adopted by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee beginning with the 2011-12 academic year.

3,200+ $ 3,000 Hours of community service contributed by Coastal Carolina student-athletes

Value of school supplies donated to Pee Dee Elementary School as part of Chants for Kids School Supply Drive

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Student-athletes and coaches participated in the United Way Community Reading Program in April

Children adopted by student-athletes during the holiday season

Thanksgiving meals donated by studentathletes as part of SAAC’s Holiday Food Drive

STUDENT-ATHLETES READ “THE GIVING TREE” TO LOCAL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

Coastal Carolina University student-athletes took time out of their busy schedules on April 8 to read Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree” at 22 Horry County elementary schools as part of the United Way of Horry County Caring for Kindergarteners program. A total of 98 Chanticleer student-athletes representing each of Coastal’s 18 intercollegiate teams, plus members of the cheerleading squad along with coaches and athletic department staff members, read the timeless classic to 107 kindergarten classes. Coastal and United Way of Horry County have partnered for the Caring for Kindergarteners program since 2002 as a way of giving back to the community. Following the book reading, the kindergarten students put the book’s lesson into play by drawing pictures and creating their own individual greeting cards intended for elderly homebound senior citizens in Horry County. GOCCUSPORTS.COM

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DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS CONTINUES SUCCESSFUL ADOPT-A-CHANT CAMPAIGN The Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics and its Student-Athlete Advisory Committee recently completed its fourth annual Adopt-A-Chant Campaign, which helped to provide a happy holiday season for local children by donating such items as toys, clothes and shoes to Toys for Tots and students at Pee Dee Elementary. In all, Coastal Carolina Athletics was able to successfully adopt 50 children, a substantial increase from 31 children last year and six children in 2011. The 50 children submitted a Christmas wish list, and Coastal Carolina teams, as well as athletic administration, worked to gather toys, shoes and clothes to provide help for those who otherwise could not afford it. Some the toys gathered included bicycles, dolls, puzzles, books, games, toy cars and trucks, roller skates, footballs, basketballs, art supplies and video game systems. The adopted Chants also received athletic apparel from some of their favorite teams, including the Chanticleers, New York Giants and Miami Heat.

CHANTS FOR KIDS INITIATIVE CONTRIBUTES MORE THAN 3,200 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE For the fourth straight year, the Department of Athletics has participated in The Chants for Kids Community Service Initiative which provides a means of assisting children locally, regionally and nationally through the efforts of student-athletes, administrators and coaches of Coastal Carolina University. The initiative seeks to enhance community relations by contributing more than 3,200 hours of volunteer service to a variety of organizations, while placing an emphasis on the well-being of today’s youth.

NEARLY 400 RUNNERS LINE UP FOR INAUGURAL CHAUNCEY’S NIGHT 5K The Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics hosted its inaugural Chauncey’s Night 5k on Friday, Oct. 25. The event, which featured the race, an awards ceremony and a concert, drew around 500 registrants from the Grand Strand area. The race, which began on University Boulevard near the Boni Belle Hitting Facility, stretched 5,000 meters across Coastal Carolina’s campus, allowing the 398 runners a beautiful and unique view of the campus at night. The race ended inside Brooks Stadium where runners were greeted by cheering fans and spectators at the finish line. At the conclusion of the race, over 73 awards were handed out to the top finishers of 30 different groups, which were determined by age and gender. The evening was capped off with a concert by reggae/rock band TreeHouse and music from DJ Hubble.

ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

Coastal Carolina University student-athletes participated in numerous community service projects in 2013-14. Below are projects adopted by the teams: Women’s Basketball – Habitat For Humanity, Helping Hands, Senior Citizen Retirement Home Interaction, Fostering Hope, National Girls and Women in Sports Day Softball – Conway Recreation Center Halloween Carnival, Grand Strand Miracle League Women’s Tennis – Shepherd’s Table Women’s Golf – Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Men’s Soccer - Grand Strand Miracle League Women’s Soccer – Beach Sweep, Grand Strand Miracle League, Celebration of Inquiry Men’s Tennis - Toys For Tots Baseball – Grand Strand Miracle League, Tara Home For Boys, Kinesiology Study, Christmas Angel Project, Chants Free Clinic Lacrosse – Letters to Little Chants, Myrtle Beach Color Run, Relay for Life, Light It Up Myrtle Beach Teen Night, Celebration of Inquiry, Baskets and Bunnies, America’s Fastest Shot, Playground Day at Homewood Elementary Volleyball – Horry County Volleyball Clinics, CINO Day, National Girls and Women in Sports Day Men’s and Women’s Track & Field - Run, Jump and Throw with the Chants at Pee Dee Elementary School Department of Athletics Staff - ChantiCrew Move-In Day 14

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STUDENT-ATHLETE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics honored its top performers of the 2013-2014 season at the annual Student-Athlete Excellence Awards, April 28, hosted by the members of the StudentAthlete Advisory Committee at The HTC Center. Coastal Carolina student-athletes Ruby Durham (women’s track & field) and Bruce Mapp (football) served as the masters of ceremony, and the program included remarks from Interim Director of Athletics 2014 Male and Female Athletes of the Year: Pedro Ribeiro [(unable to attend) award accepted by Matt Risher (left) and Shawn Matt Hogue, an all-sports highlight video and a senior recognition McLaws (second from left)], Lorenzo Taliaferro (third from left) and Kiana Quolas (second from right) with presenters Jessica Gelibert (third from right) and Reggie Nelson (right) video. Coastal also recognized its academic successes, both individual and team. MEGHAN LAFFIN (volleyball) was named the Presidential Student-Athlete of the Year, presented each year to the singular Coastal Carolina University student-athlete who displays extraordinary achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership. Awards were presented to DOMINIQUE De WIT (women’s tennis) as the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year and to NICCOLO MASTROMATTEO (football) as the Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year, based on their cumulative GPAs. KIANA QUOLAS (softball) was named the Female Athlete of the Year, while PEDRO RIBEIRO (men’s soccer) and LORENZO TALIAFERRO (football) were honored as the co-Male Athlete of the Year for their significant contributions to their teams and to 2014 Male and Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year: Dominique De Wit (second from left) and Niccolo Mastromatteo (third from Chanticleer Athletics. left) with presenters Olivia Carlton (left) and Khadejah Wilkerson (right) New to this year’s banquet was the awarding of the Newcomer of the Year award. Men’s basketball standout ELIJAH WILSON was presented with the Male Newcomer of the Year honor, while women’s cross country/track & field student-athlete KYLA van GRAAN was honored as the Female Newcomer of the Year. The MEN’S BASKETBALL team was named the Comeback Team of the Year, and football player Adrian Sullivan was voted the Comeback Athlete of the Year. JESSIE WINANS (softball), LAUREN ALEJO (volleyball), JEFFERY SALLEY (football) and ANDREW DORN (men’s golf) garnered the National Strength and Conditioning Athletes of 2014 Champions For Life Community Service Award: 2014 Presidential Student-Athlete of the Year: Savannah Thompson (second from left) with Interim Director of the Year awards. The honor, which recognizes collegiate studentMeghan Laffin (right) with Coastal Carolina University President Athletics Matt Hogue (left) and presenters Rylie Johnson (third athletes whose athletic accomplishments, in the opinion of the from left) and Meghan Laffin (right) David DeCenzo (left) strength coach, reflect dedication to strength and conditioning. The Linda C. Vereen Academic Excellence Award was awarded to the WOMEN’S TENNIS team, representing the Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics with the highest combined grade point average. The program boasts a 3.705 cumulative GPA. JASON EASTMAN, an associate psychology/sociology professor in the College of Science, was named this year’s Student-Athlete Faculty Member of the Year, while Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Support Services SAMANTHA KOST was named the Athletics Staff Member of the Year. The award portion of the banquet closed with the inaugural Champions For Life Community Service Award. The award, which recognizes people in the Coastal Carolina community who make a difference and inspire those around them, was presented to SAVANNAH THOMPSON. It was also announced that the award will be named in Thompson’s honor and henceforth be known as the 2014 Linda C. Vereen Team GPA Award: Women’s Tennis Savannah Thompson Humanitarian Award. GOCCUSPORTS.COM

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FACILITY ENHANCEMENTS

ENHANCEMENTS

SOFTBALL STADIUM RENOVATION COMPLETED The softball team returned to campus and an upgraded Coastal Carolina Softball Stadium for the start of the 2014 season, following a renovation that included new grandstands and the addition of the program’s own building. The facility includes coaches’ offices, the team locker room, meeting space, a press box and concession stand. Seating capacity at the stadium increased to 351, while additional standingroom areas were added. The stadium officially reopened on February 8 as Coastal hosted College of Charleston and posted a 9-1 victory. Former longtime head coach and CCU Hall of Fame member Jess Dannelly threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game.

ROOSTER’S NEST FINDS NEW HOME AT CCU SOCCER STADIUM In the fall of 2014, the Rooster’s Nest that had been a staple for fans behind the right field wall at the former Watson Stadium was moved to the East endzone at the CCU Soccer Stadium. With the addition of the Rooster’s Nest to the Soccer Stadium, the venue’s capacity increased to nearly 2,300. The Rooster’s Nest, which is standing room only, affords Chanticleer fans a unique view of the action on the pitch.

CONSTRUCTION STARTED ON NEW TENNIS COMPLEX Construction on the new Coastal Carolina Tennis Complex was started in the spring. The facility, which is located in the Atlantic Center, is slated to open in the spring of 2015. The Coastal Carolina Tennis Complex Features: • Men’s and women’s locker rooms • Coaches’ offices • Student-athlete lounge area •12 courts, including six with lighting features • Spectator seating 16

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REVENUE & SUPPORT

REVENUE GENERATION (TICKETS & SPONSORSHIP)

The Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics consists of a team of nearly 150 coaches and staff $ 136,280 $ -19,972 and 425 student-athletes who dedicate their energies $ 182,978 $ +39,075 and talents on a daily basis to achieving excellence as $ 319,258 $ +19,103 representatives of Coastal Carolina University. While the student-athletes and their coaches are the faces of the BASKETBALL TICKET REVENUE (Gross) • Season $ 141,957 $ 102,340 $ -39,617 Coastal Carolina Athletics program, they depend on the • Single Game $ 56,278 $ 56,260 $ -18 people behind the scenes who provide vital support for • Total Revenue $ 198,235 $ 158,600 $ -39,635 their successes. In addition to the administration and coaching staffs, BASEBALL TICKET REVENUE (Gross) the Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics consists of • Season $ 17,474 $ 13,732 $ -3,742 • Single Game $ 32,749 $ 25,790 $ -6,959 the following areas: • Total Revenue $ 50,223 $ 39,522 $ -10,701 Academic Support Services Administrative Support TOTAL TICKET REVENUE (Gross) Business Operations $ 548,613 $ 517,380 $ -31,233 Equipment Services Facilities and Operations SPONSORSHIP REVENUE (Gross) $ 600,655 $ 500,000 $ -100,655 Life Skills Marketing and Promotions OFFSETTING REVENUE AGREEMENTS (Gross) Media Relations (Budget Reducing Trade - non cash) $ 253,000 $ 151,000 $ -102,000 NCAA Compliance Sports Turf Management TOTAL REVENUE (Gross) $ 1,402,268 $ 1,168,380 $-233,888 Sports Medicine and Nutrition Speed, Strength and Conditioning ATTENDANCE FIGURES Ticket Office Chanticleer fans turned out in record fashion during the 2013-14 season. Coastal Carolina ranked second in Video Services 2013-14 ACTUAL

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the Big South in percentage of stadium capacity during football season with 81.05 percent and averaged 2,207 spectators in attendance per game during men’s basketball season.

FOOTBALL

MEMBER INSTITUTION AVG./GAME* STADIUM CAPACITY PCT. OF CAPACITY Charleston Southern 4,509 4,000 112.72 COASTAL CAROLINA 8,211 9,214 89.11 Liberty 15,031 19,200 78.28 Presbyterian College 3,922 6,500 60.33 VMI 5,046 10,000 50.46 Gardner-Webb 4,847 8,000 60.58 * Regular season games only

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MEMBER INSTITUTION GAMES* TOTAL AVG./GAME Liberty 15 32,343 2,156 VMI 17 40,094 2,358 COASTAL CAROLINA 17 37,518 2,207 UNC Asheville 13 23,342 1,796 Campbell 16 28,515 1,782 Winthrop 15 23,555 1,570 Radford 14 21,972 1,569 Gardner-Webb 13 20,059 1,543 High Point 13 17,044 1,311 Longwood 14 16,564 1,183 Charleston Southern 14 10,067 719 Presbyterian College 13 8,749 673 * Regular season games only GOCCUSPORTS.COM

CHANTICLEERS ONLINE More and more people are getting their news about Coastal Carolina Athletics through the department’s official website, GoCCUSports. com, and via the Department’s official Twitter account @ GoCCUSports. In addition, during the 2013-14 year the Department of Athletics increased its social media footprint on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, Instagram and YouTube.

GoCCUSports.com Page Views

5,333,254 (Increase of 445,448 over 2012-13)

GoCCUSports.com Unique Visitors

929,035 (Increase of 198,481 over 2012-13)

@GoCCUSports Twitter Followers 5,511 (Increase of 2,950 over 2012-13) @ChaunceyCCU Twitter Followers 5,238 (Increase of 2,029 over 2012-13) ChaunceyCCU Facebook “Likes” 8,578 (Increase of 2,725 over 2012-13)

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2012-13 ACTUAL FOOTBALL TICKET REVENUE (Gross) • Season $ 156,252 • Single Game $ 143,903 • Total Revenue $ 300,155


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SPORT-BY-SPORT HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Big South Champions

• Won the program’s 13th Big South title after placing four runners in the top 15 at the Big South Championship. • Letitia Saayman was named the 2013 Big South Runner of the Year after capturing the individual title at the Big South Championship. Saayman additionally recorded first-place finishes at the 5K Carolina Challenge and 5K VMI Invitational, and was named the conference’s Runner of the Week after four of the six meets in which she ran. • Kyla van Graan finished second overall at the Big South Championsip and was crowned the 2013 Big South Freshman of the Year for women’s cross country. • Saayman, van Graan, Emily Marchini and Shelby Nicosia earned All-Big South honors with top-12 finishes at the Big South Championship. • Head coach Alan Connie was named the Big South Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year for the 13th time in his career. • Emily Marchini was named to the Big South All-Academic Team. • The team was named a Division I All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for having a cumulative team GPA over 3.0.

HEAD COACH

ALAN CONNIE EXPERIENCE: 27TH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

2013 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Team Points COASTAL CAROLINA 56 Liberty 76 UNC Asheville 78 High Point 83 Campbell 111 Winthrop 153 Radford 178 VMI 208 Charleston Southern 259 Gardner-Webb 302 Longwood 311 Presbyterian 349

2013 HONORS

ALL-BIG SOUTH Letitia Saayman.................................................1st Place Kyla van Graan.................................................2nd Place Emily Marchini............................................... 10th Place Shelby Nicosia................................................ 11th Place BIG SOUTH RUNNER OF THE YEAR Letitia Saayman...........................................................1st Place

BIG SOUTH FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Kyla van Graan........................................................... 2nd Place

BIG SOUTH COACH OF THE YEAR Alan Connie

BIG SOUTH RUNNER OF THE WEEK Letitia Saayman............................9/4, 9/24, 10/9, 10/25 Kyla van Graan......................................................... 9/18 BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Emily Marchini

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JEFF JACOBS

Fifth at Big South Championship

2013 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Team Points Liberty 40 High Point 48 Campbell 87 VMI 99 COASTAL CAROLINA 104 UNC Asheviile 189 Longwood 195 Radford 196 Winthrop 237 Gardner-Webb 329 Charleston Southern 351 Presbyterian 368 SPORT-BY-SPORT HIGHLIGHTS

• Juniors Joseph Keitt and Evan Niciphor were named All-Big South after finishing 7th and 8th, respectively, at the Big South Championship • Dan Riff was named the 2013 Big South Cross Country Freshman of the Year after leading all freshmen with a 15th place finish at the Big South Championship. • Joseph Keitt set a new course record at the 5k Coastal Carolina Invitational as the Chanticleers claimed the team title. • As a team, placed 25th at the NCAA Southeast Regional, the highest finish for a Coastal team since 2009. • Evan Niciphor was named to the 2014 Big South Cross Country All-Academic Team. • The team was named a Division I All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for having a cumulative team GPA over 3.0.

EXPERIENCE: 10TH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

2013 HONORS

ALL-BIG SOUTH Joseph Keitt...................................................... 7th Place Evan Niciphor.................................................... 8th Place BIG SOUTH FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Dan Riff.....................................................................15th Place

BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Evan Niciphor

Joseph Keitt

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

HEAD COACH

PAUL HOGAN

SPORT-BY-SPORT HIGHLIGHTS

10-8-2 (7-4-0) | Fourth

• Shared fourth place in the Big South, the program’s highest finish in the conference since 2010. • Recorded a school-record 11 shutouts in 20 games to rank 20th nationally with a .550 shutout percentage. • Allowed a conference-low 15 goals during the season, breaking the program record for the second straight year and improving by five fewer goals over the 2012 mark. • Posted a 1-0 victory over Radford on Oct. 23, ending the Highlanders’ 19-game regular-season conference unbeaten streak. It was also Radford’s first defeat to a Big South opponent in any game since 2011. • The Radford win also marked the second consecutive season that the Chanticleers handed the eventual regular-season champion its only conference loss.

EXPERIENCE: THIRD YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

2013 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS

Team Big South Overall Radford 10-1-0 15-3-2 Liberty 8-2-1 15-6-1 Longwood 8-3-0 9-9-2 COASTAL CAROLINA 7-4-0 10-8-2 Winthrop 7-4-0 11-5-3 High Point 6-4-1 9-10-1 Presbyterian 6-5-0 9-9-0 Charleston Southern 4-7-0 7-12-1 Campbell 3-8-0 7-11-0 UNC Asheville 2-7-2 6-11-2 Gardner-Webb 2-9-0 4-14-1 VMI 1-10-0 3-15-0 Big South Tournament Results

Quarterfinal No. 4 seed Winthrop 0, No. 5 seed Coastal Carolina 0 (Winthrop advanced 4-3 on PKs)

2013 HONORS

ALL-BIG SOUTH Rylie Johnson...................................................First Team Fia Jonsson.......................................................First Team Alyssa Clark................................................. Second Team Kacey Kelley................................................ Second Team Brianna Panico................................................. Freshman Sam Patterson.................................................. Freshman Maddie Phillips....................................... Academic Team BIG SOUTH ALL-TOURNAMENT Rylie Johnson.................................................... Defender BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK Kacey Kelley..................... Offensive......................Oct. 21

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MEN’S SOCCER

19-5-0 (9-1-0) | Big South Regular Season

HEAD COACH

SHAUN DOCKING

& Tournament Champions

EXPERIENCE: 16TH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

NCAA Tournament Round of 16 Final National Rank: NSCAA - 15; Soccer America - 11; College Soccer News - 13

2013 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS

Big South Overall 9-1-0 19-5-0 6-2-2 8-8-3 6-3-1 7-9-4 6-4-0 9-8-1 5-3-2 9-7-4 5-4-1 5-10-4 5-5-0 11-9-0 5-5-0 11-7-1 2-8-0 3-14-1 2-8-0 5-14-0 1-9-0 3-15-0

• Advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament, defeating East Tennessee State and 13th-seeded Charlotte in the first and second rounds, respectively. • Won program’s 12th Big South regular season and 11th Big South Tournament championship. • Ended the season ranked second in the NCAA with 47 goals and third in both assists (44) and total points (138). • Senior midfielder Pedro Riberio was selected by the Philadelphia Union with the 15th pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. • Justin Portillo set the Coastal Carolina and Big South records for career matches played and started with 89 and 86, respectively. • Head coach Shaun Docking won his 200th game at the helm of the Chanticleers with a 1-0 decision against Big South Tournament Results Quarterfinal Gardner-Webb on Sept. 28.

No. 1 seed Coastal Carolina 2, No. 8 seed Winthrop 1 Semifinal No. 1 seed Coastal Carolina 3, No. 5 seed Radford 2 Championship No. 1 seed Coastal Carolina 2, No. 7 seed Liberty 0

2013 HONORS ALL-AMERICAN

Pedro Ribeiro...........................................NSCAA, second team; College Soccer News, first team; Soccer America, second team

MAC HERMANN TROPHY Pedro Ribeiro..........................................................Semifinalist

NSCAA SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICANS

Justin Portillo.............................................................First Team Uchenna Uzo.........................................................Second Team

NSCAA ALL-SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION

Pedro Ribeiro.............................................................First Team Justin Portillo.............................................................First Team Shawn McLaws.....................................................Second Team Uchenna Uzo.........................................................Second Team

ALL-BIG SOUTH

Pedro Ribeiro..................First Team & Tournament Team (MVP) Justin Portillo.... First Team, Academic Team & Tournament Team Shawn McLaws......................... First Team & Tournament Team Devin Cook.................................................................First Team Ricky Garbanzo..........................................................First Team Uchenna Uzo ........................Second Team & Tournament Team Sergio Camargo..........................................................Freshman Kai Morton.................................................................Freshman

BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Pedro Ribeiro............................................................. Attacking Shawn McLaws.......................................................... Defensive

BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Shawn McLaws .................... Defensive........... Sept. 16 & Oct. 7 Devin Cook............................ Defensive.........................Sept. 23 Ricky Garbanzo..................... Attacking...........Oct. 14 & Nov. 11 Uchenna Uzo......................... Defensive..........................Nov. 11

COLLEGE SOCCER NEWS NATIONAL TEAM OF THE WEEK

Devin Cook....................................................................Sept. 23 Ricky Garbanzo...............................................................Oct. 21

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Ricky Garbanzo..............................................................Nov. 11

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Team COASTAL CAROLINA High Point Longwood Gardner-Webb Radford Campbell Liberty Winthrop VMI UNC Asheville Presbyterian


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Football

HEAD COACH

12-3 (4-1) | Big South Champions

SPORT-BY-SPORT HIGHLIGHTS

NCAA Playoffs Round of Eight Final National Rank: FCS Coaches - 7th; The Sports Network - 7th

JOE MOGLIA EXPERIENCE: SECOND YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

2013 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS

Team Big South Overall COASTAL CAROLINA 4-1 12-3 Liberty 4-1 8-4 Charleston Southern 3-2 10-3 Gardner-Webb 2-3 7-5 Presbyterian 1-4 3-8 VMI 1-4 2-10

• Received the Big South’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Football Championship. • Set school and Big South records for wins in a season. • Reached the quarterfinals by defeating #12 Bethune-Cookman at home in the first round and #4 Montana in Missoula in the second round. Season ended with a loss to eventual national champion and top-ranked North Dakota State. 2013 HONORS NATIONAL INDIVIDUAL HONORS • The Chanticleers defeated four conference champions, were 4-2 against teams in the final national Joe Moglia........ Eddie Robinson National FCS Coach of the Year Finalist Liberty Mutual National FCS Coach of the Year Finalist polls and compiled an 18-4 record spanning their last 22 games, including a 16-1 mark over their Lorenzo Taliaferro.................................................Walter Payton Award last 17 regular-season FCS opponents. National FCS Player of the Year Finalist Backus........................................ Buck Buchanan Award Finalist • The Chants led the Big South in 3rd down conversions (second in the NCAA FCS), 4th down conver- Quinn National FCS Defensive Player of the Year sions (second FCS), blocked kicks (45th FCS), offensive 1st downs (fifth FCS), kickoff return defense Niccolo Mastromatteo...............National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award and Campbell Award Finalist (16th FCS), passing yards per completion (18th FCS), red zone offense (third FCS), rushing offense (eighth FCS), scoring offense (fifth FCS), fewest tackles for loss allowed (first FCS) and total offense ALL-AMERICAN Quinn Backus..............................................Walter Camp All-American (11th FCS). In addition, CCU ranked seventh nationally in fewest fumbles lost, eighth in pass effi- College Sporting News Fabulous 50 Team Associated Press second team ciency, 14th in fewest turnovers lost, 20th in punt return defense, 22nd in completion percentage The Sports Network second team Lorenzo Taliaferro...................... College Sports Journal Sweet 63 Team and 26th in fewest sacks allowed. College Sporting News Fabulous 50 Team • Coastal Carolina set 25 offensive team records and 17 Big South offensive team records. Namely, Associated Press second team The Sports Network second team the Chants set records for rushing touchdowns, passing touchdowns, total offense, first downs, Jamey Cheatwood......................................Associated Press third team The Sports Network third team points scored, total touchdowns, six 50-point games, point after kicks made and third down con- College Sporting News Fabulous 50 honorable mention versions. Devin Brown.................College Sports Journal Freshman second team • Overall, Coastal set team season records for rushing yards, rushing attempts, rushing TDs, pass CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT completions, passing TDs, pass completion percentage, total offensive yards, TDs responsible for, Niccolo Mastromatteo...........................................................First Team total offense per game, all-purpose yards, all-purpose yards per game, total points scored, touch- Jeffery Salley.........................................................................First Team downs scored, PAT kicks made, PAT kicks attempted, field goal percentage, yards per punt, kick ALL-BIG SOUTH Lorenzo Taliaferro..................... Offensive Player of the Year; First Team return yards, kick returns, total tackles, unassisted tackles, pass break-ups and quarterback hurries. Quinn Backus...........................Defensive Player of the Year; First Team Hawthorne...........................Special Teams Player of the Year • Lorenzo Taliaferro set CCU single season records for rushing yards, attempts, TDs, rushing yards per LaDarius Alex Ross...............................................................................First Team Matt Hazel............................................................................First Team game, all-purpose yards, total points scored and touchdowns scored. Jamey Cheatwood.................................................................First Team • De’Angelo Henderson set the CCU mark for average yards per rush. Chad Hamilton......................................................................First Team Drew Hering..........................................................................First Team • Alex Ross set the CCU mark for pass completions. Alex Catron............................................................................First Team Devin Brown.........................................................................First Team • Matt Hazel broke his own record with 70 receptions. DeMario Bennett.............................................................. Second Team • Alex Catron set CCU season marks for PATs made, PATs attempted and field goal percentage Calvin Hollenhorst ........................................................... Second Team Mike McClure................................................................... Second Team • Austin Cain set the CCU mark for average yards per punt. Richie Sampeon............................................................... Second Team • Devin Brown, in half a season, set the CCU mark for kick return yards and had a 95-yard kick return Denzel Rice...................................................................... Second Team Niccolo Mastromatteo..................................... Second Team; Academic versus VMI - the longest scoring play in CCU history. • Quinn Backus also broke his own CCU season record for total tackles, while setting the mark for NATIONAL WEEKLY HONORS Quinn Backus........................... CFPA FCS Linebacker of the Week (9/2) unassisted tackles and coming up seven shy of the CCU season mark for assisted tackles. 1 of 5 College Sporting News All Stars (9/7) CFPA and USAFootball.org FCS Linebacker of the Week (10/14) • Denzel Rice tied the CCU mark for most pass break-ups in a season 1 of 5 College Sporting News All Stars (10/14) Devin Brown...................... CFPA FCS Kick Returner of the Week (9/28) • LaDarius Hawthorne set a CCU record with three blocked kicks in a season. Lorenzo Taliaferro...............CFPA FCS Running Back of the Week (9/21) • Niccolo Mastromatteo tied the Big South record for most career All-Big South honors with five in BIG SOUTH WEEKLY HONORS his career — four times as a punt returner and once as a receiver. Quinn Backus........................Three-time Defensive Player of the Week Samson Baldwin................................Two-time Freshman of the Week Devin Brown.....................................Special Teams Player of the Week LaDarius Hawthorne.........Two-time Special Teams Player of the Week De’Angelo Henderson.........................................Freshman of the Week Mike McClure.......................................... Defensive Player of the Week Offensive Line.......................................... Offensive Player of the Week Alex Scearce.......................................................Freshman of the Week Lorenzo Taliaferro..................... Five-time Offensive Player of the Week

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Lorenzo Taliaferro

Matt Hazel

Quinn Backus

Jamey Cheatwood

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VOLLEYBALL

HEAD COACH

JOZSEF FORMAN

SPORT-BY-SPORT HIGHLIGHTS

19-12 (10-4) | Second

• Advanced to the Big South Conference Tournament championship match for the second-straight season under head coach Jozsef Forman. • CCU’s 19 victories were the most since 2009 when the Chants advanced to the NCAA Tournament. • The Chants had two first team all-conference selections for the first time since 2005 and four overall selections for the first time since 2003. • The Chants knocked off ACC member Georgia Tech, 3-1, at the Lady Vol Invitational. • Senior Lauren Alejo finished her career with 2,919 assists which ranks her fourth in the CCU record book. • Senior Lindsay Gill compiled 1,503 digs throughout her three-year career which is third in the CCU record book.

EXPERIENCE: SECOND YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

2013 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS

Team Big South Overall Radford 11-3 25-10 COASTAL CAROLINA 10-4 19-12 High Point 9-5 16-15 Liberty 9-5 11-18 Winthrop 7-7 17-13 UNC Asheville 7-7 17-14 Presbyterian 7-7 9-22 Gardner-Webb 6-8 15-18 Campbell 4-10 14-17 Charleston Southern 0-14 6-24 Big South Tournament Results Quarterfinal No. 2 seed Coastal Carolina 3, No. 7 seed Presbyterian 0 Semifinal No. 2 seed Coastal Carolina 3, No. 3 seed High Point 0 Championship No. 1 seed Radford 3, No. 2 seed Coastal Carolina 0

2013 HONORS

ALL-BIG SOUTH Gabriella Horvath.............................................First Team Kindra Bailey....................................................First Team Lian Bernett................................................ Second Team Lauren Alejo.............................Second Team & Academic BIG SOUTH ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM Lauren Alejo Meghan Laffin ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAMS Lauren Alejo....................................... KSU Owls Classic & Lady Vol Invitational MVP Kindra Bailey.................... Hampton Inn CofC Invitational Lian Bernett...........................................KSU Owls Classic Lindsay Gill.......................................... CCU Invitational & Lady Vol Invitational Eszter Nagy......................................Lady Vol Invitational BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK Lauren Alejo........................Player.......................Sept. 23 BIG SOUTH WOMAN OF THE YEAR NOMINEE Meghan Laffin RONALD D. LACKEY PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD Meghan Laffin

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WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

HEAD COACH

Big South Champions

EXPERIENCE: 16TH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

2014 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Team Points COASTAL CAROLINA 203 Liberty 148 Campbell 77 Charleston Southern 57 High Point 41.50 Radford 40 Gardner-Webb 27.50 Winthrop 25 VMI 23 UNC Asheville 21

2013-14 HONORS

ALL-BIG SOUTH EVENT PLACE Christal Green......................400m....................Champion Christal Green................. 4x400 relay...............Champion Christal Green......................200m..............................2nd Jessica Gelibert.............. 4x400 relay...............Champion Jessica Gelibert............... 60 hurdles..........................2nd Jessica Gelibert...................400m.............................. 3rd Camille Hurley................ 4x400 relay...............Champion Camille Hurley.....................400m..............................2nd Amirah Al-Bayyinah........Triple jump................Champion Letitia Saayman................ 5,000m..................Champion Teka Simpson.................. High jump..........................2nd Teka Simpson..................Long jump..........................2nd Kyla van Graan.................. 3,000m............................2nd Kyla van Graan.................. 5,000m............................2nd Aynslee van Graan...............800m.............................. 3rd Emily Marchini..................Mile run............................ 3rd Ashley Davis.................... 60 hurdles.......................... 3rd Leah Fair........................ 4x400 relay...............Champion BIG SOUTH COACH OF THE YEAR Alan Connie

BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Emily Marchini

Kyla van Graan

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BIG SOUTH ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Christal Green...................... Track ........................ Dec. 11 Amirah Al-Bayyinah.............Field ........................ Dec. 11 Jessica Gelibert................... Track ........................ Feb. 12

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SPORT-BY-SPORT HIGHLIGHTS

• Captured its second straight Big South Conference championship and seventh in program history while earning 18 All-Conference honors among 11 different student-athletes and totaling 22 top-five finishes. • Set 10 school and nine conference records in just four full-squad meets, including five Big South Championships marks • Kyla van Graan broke the 15-year old program record in the 5,000 meters. • Aynslee van Graan broke an eight-year old school record in the mile run in just her second collegiate meet and then lowered that time two weeks later. • Christal Green twice established new school and conference marks in the 400 meters, while also being a part of 4x400 relay teams that did the same.

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Men’s Basketball

HEAD COACH

21-13 (11-5) | Big South South Division & Tournament Champions

SPORT-BY-SPORT HIGHLIGHTS

NCAA Tournament Round of 64 • Advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993. • Led #1 seed Virginia by 10 points with under five minutes to play in the first half before falling to the Cavaliers 70-59. • Won the program’s third Big South Tournament championship and first since 1991. • Freshman Elijah Wilson broke the CCU freshman scoring record (537) and freshman field goals made record (200) while leading the team with 15.8 points per game. • Head coach Cliff Ellis became the 10th coach in NCAA Division I history to lead four different programs to the NCAA Tournament. He was also named the recipient of the 2014 Gene Bartow Award. • The Chants captured 20-plus wins for the third time under head coach Cliff Ellis and the 11th in program history.

CLIFF ELLIS EXPERIENCE: SEVENTH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

2013-14 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS

North Division Team Big South Overall High Point 12-4 16-15 VMI 11-5 22-13 Radford 10-6 22-13 Campbell 6-10 12-20 Liberty 5-11 11-21 Longwood 3-13 8-24 South Division Team Big South Overall COASTAL CAROLINA 11-5 21-13 UNC Asheville 10-6 17-15 Gardner-Webb 10-6 18-15 Winthrop 10-6 20-13 Charleston Southern 6-10 13-18 Presbyterian 2-14 6-26

Big South Tournament Results

Quarterfinal No. 1 (South) seed Coastal Carolina 73, No. 5 (South) seed Charleston Southern 68 (2OT) Semifinal No. 1 (South) seed Coastal Carolina 66, No. 2 (North) seed VMI 62 Championship No. 1 (South) seed Coastal Carolina 76, No. 4 (South) seed Winthrop 61

2013-14 HONORS

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT Michel Enanga.................................................First Team GENE BARTOW AWARD Cliff Ellis ALL-BIG SOUTH Warren Gillis................................................ Second Team Elijah Wilson................. Honorable Mention & Freshman Michel Enanga................................................. Academic BIG SOUTH ALL-TOURNAMENT MVP Warren Gillis BIG SOUTH ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM Josh Cameron Warren Gillis BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK Elijah Wilson....................Freshman.....................Nov. 25 Elijah Wilson....................Freshman......................Jan. 27 Elijah Wilson....................Freshman..................... Feb. 17

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

HEAD COACH

JAIDA WILLIAMS

15-16 (10-10) | Sixth

2013-14 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS

Team Big South Overall High Point 16-4 22-11 Winthrop 15-5 24-9 Liberty 15-5 20-11 Campbell 13-7 19-12 Gardner-Webb 11-9 16-14 COASTAL CAROLINA 10-10 15-16 Presbyterian 9-11 12-19 UNC Asheville 7-13 11-20 Longwood 5-15 8-22 Radford 5-15 7-23 Charleston Southern 4-16 8-22

Big South Tournament Results

First Round No. 6 seed Coastal Carolina 106, No. 11 seed Char. Southern 71 Semifinal No. 2 seed Winthrop 77, No. 6 seed Coastal Carolina 58

2013-14 HONORS ALL-BIG SOUTH

AJ Jordan...................................... First Team & Academic Team Angelica Henry............................................Honorable Mention Karsen Sims...............................................................Freshman

BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Alexx Puckett...................................................................Dec. 9 AJ Jordan......................................................................... Jan. 6

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AJ Jordan

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• Set program record for total points with 2,230 points per game with a 71.9 average and total rebounds with 1,287. • Set program record for margin of victory in a regular season conference game with a 30-point win at Longwood (83-53). • Set program record for margin of victory in a Big South Tournament game with a 35-point win over Charleston Southern (106-71). • Recorded program’s best start to conference play with a 4-0 record. • Tied the 1993-94 team for the most conference wins in program history with 10 . • Set the Big South Tournament record with 106 points against Charleston Southern. • Tied the Big South Tournament record for points in a half with 54 first-half points against Charleston Southern. • Set the Big South Tournament record with a 63.3 shooting percentage (38-of-60) against Charleston Southern. • Angelica Henry recorded the first triple-double in program history with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the opening round of the Big South Tournament against Charleston Southern. • Angelica Henry, Alexx Puckett and AJ Jordan became the first trio of teammates to score 20-plus points in a Big South Tournament game. • Angelica Henry became the 12th Chanticleer to reach the 1,000 point mark, finishing her career with 1,021 points. • The Coastal backcourt of AJ Jordan, Angelica Henry and Karsen Sims earned All-Big South Conference recognition. Jordan was included on the All-Big South first team and All-Academic Team rosters, while Henry garnered honorable mention honors. Sims was named a member of the All-Freshman Team.

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WOMEN’S GOLF

HEAD COACH

KATIE QUINNEY

SPORT-BY-SPORT HIGHLIGHTS

Second

• Finished the season with a 301.73 team scoring average, ranking third-best in program history. • Recorded top-10 team finishes in seven of 10 team events. • Lena Schaeffner’s season scoring average of 74.30 ranks fourth on the CCU all-time list, while her career scoring average of 75.64 ranks third. Frida Castillo’s 75.80 season scoring average ranks 10th in the CCU record book, and her career scoring average of 76.64 ranks seventh. • Lena Schaeffner recorded runner-up finishes at both the CSU Wendy’s Fall Invitational and the Briar’s Creek Invitational. • Lena Schaeffner and Frida Castillo were named All-Big South by the league’s coaches. The duo, along with Bailey Cocca, earned All-Championship team honors by virtue of their top five finishes at the Big South Championship.

EXPERIENCE: SIXTH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

2014 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Team Campbell COASTAL CAROLINA High Point Gardner-Webb Winthrop Charleston Southern Radford Longwood Presbyterian College

278 297 301 306 310 310 311 316 309

Scores 289 297 864 E 297 300 894 +30 304 316 921 +57 313 315 934 +70 312 314 936 +72 318 311 939 +75 323 310 944 +80 318 313 947 +83 309 337 955 +91

Coastal Carolina Individual Results 4. Frida Castillo 73 71 75 5-t. Bailey Cocca 75 75 74 5-t. Lena Schaeffner 71 77 76 18-t. Emee Herbert 78 80 75 35. Marissa Hinchman 86 74 80

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2013 HONORS ALL-BIG SOUTH Lena Schaeffner Frida Castillo

BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Frida Castillo BIG SOUTH ALL-CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM Frida Castillo Bailey Cocca Lena Schaeffner BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK Lena Schaeffner...................Oct. 31, March 27 & April 10

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WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

HEAD COACH

Big South Champions

EXPERIENCE: 21ST YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

2014 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Team Points COASTAL CAROLINA 216 Liberty 176.5 High Point 92 Campbell 85 Charleston Southern 67 Winthrop 52 Gardner-Webb 46 UNC Asheville 33 Radford 29 VMI 20.5

2014 HONORS

ALL-BIG SOUTH EVENT PLACE Sharmaine Barnes..........4x400 Relay.......................Third Imani Boatwright...........4x400 Relay.......................Third Ashley Davis................. 100m Hurdles.................. Second Ruby Durham.................4x100 Relay...............Champion Leah Fair........................4x400 Relay.......................Third Jessica Gelibert............ 400m Hurdles..............Champion Jessica Gelibert............ 100m Hurdles......................Third Christal Green......................400m....................Champion Jalacy Green......................Shot Put..................... Second Tiffani Kuhn....................... Javelin...........................Third Emily Marchini....................800m............................Third Emily Marchini...................1500m...........................Third Kelila Naules..................4x100 Relay...............Champion Shelby Nicosia......... 3000m Steeplechase........Champion Letitia Saayman................10000m..................Champion Letitia Saayman.................5000m....................... Second Teka Simpson..................Long Jump................Champion Teka Simpson.................4x100 Relay...............Champion Teka Simpson..................High Jump.................... Second Teka Simpson......................200m............................Third Kaila Smith....................4x400 Relay.......................Third Symphony Thompson.....4x100 Relay...............Champion Symphony Thompson..........100m............................Third Otessa Velasquez................ Javelin....................... Second BIG SOUTH RUNNER OF THE YEAR Jessica Gelibert OUTSTANDING FIELD PERFORMER OF THE YEAR Teka Simpson

BIG SOUTH WOMEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR

Alan Connie

BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Emily Marchini

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BIG SOUTH ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Christal Green...................... Track...................... March 20 Jessica Gelibert................... Track...................... March 27 Jessica Gelibert................... Track........................ April 10 Jessica Gelibert................... Track........................... May 6 Amirah Al-Bayyinah.............Field........................... May 6

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• Completed CCU’s fourth “Triple Crown” in program history by winning the 2014 Big South Conference Championship. • Earned Coastal Carolina cross country/track & field program’s 28th Big South Championship over the last 28 years. • Qualified two individuals (Jessica Gelibert and Christina Davis) and its 4x400 relay for the NCAA East Preliminary Round. • Had 17 individuals earn a total of 24 all-conference honors. • Broke a pair of school records, including the 400m hurdles and the shuttle hurdle relay, and one Big South record. • Head coach Alan Connie was named Big South Women’s Coach of the Year while Teka Simpson was named the Women’s Outstanding Field Performer of the Year.

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MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

HEAD COACH

JEFF JACOBS

SPORT-BY-SPORT HIGHLIGHTS

Second

• Finished second at the 2014 Big South Conference Championships. • Qualified two individuals (Reggie Nelson and DeAndra Lipscomb) and its 4x400 relay for the NCAA East Preliminary Round. • Reggie Nelson advanced to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., after placing 10th in the high jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Meet, where he earned honorable mention All-American honors with his 19th-place finish. • Had 15 individuals earn a total of 22 all-conference honors. • Broke three school records including the 400m, 4x200 relay and 4x400 relay. • Reggie Nelson was named the Big South Men’s Outstanding Field Performer of the Year.

EXPERIENCE: 10TH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

2014 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Team Points Liberty 222.5 COASTAL CAROLINA 171 High Point 128 Campbell 101 Gardner-Webb 71 VMI 42.5 Charleston Southern 42 Winthrop 14 UNC Asheville 12 Radford 10

2014 HONORS

ALL-BIG SOUTH EVENT PLACE JaDarrell Barnette.......... Triple Jump.......................Third Stevie Brunson...............4x100 Relay...............Champion Stevie Brunson....................400m........................ Second Stevie Brunson...............4x400 Relay................... Second Steve Carr.......................4x400 Relay................... Second Steve Carr............................400m............................Third Jackson Corcoran................ Javelin...................Champion Carrington Fernandors...100m Hurdles......................Third Corey Hackett-Greene....4x400 Relay................... Second Alexander Hass...................400m....................Champion Alexander Hass..............4x100 Relay...............Champion Alexander Hass...................200m............................Third Kevondre’ Hunt............. 100m Hurdles.................. Second Kevondre’ Hunt............. 400m Hurdles......................Third Ronnie Jackson..............4x100 Relay...............Champion Ishmael Kamara............. Triple Jump...............Champion Russel Kanner.............. 400m Hurdles.................. Second Derrick Kinloch, Jr........... Triple Jump................... Second DeAndra Lipscomb.........4x100 Relay...............Champion Reggie Nelson.................High Jump................Champion Reggie Nelson.................Long Jump........................Third Deion Wellington...........4x400 Relay................... Second NCAA HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN Reggie Nelson...........................................................High Jump

OUTSTANDING FIELD PERFORMER OF THE YEAR Reggie Nelson

BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Cameron Griggs

BIG SOUTH ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Reggie Nelson......................Field...................... March 27 Reggie Nelson......................Field........................ April 10 4x400 Relay........................ Track........................... May 6 Reggie Nelson......................Field........................... May 6

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MEN’S GOLF

HEAD COACH

KEVIN McPHERSON

Third Individual Representation at NCAA Raleigh Regional

2014 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Team Liberty Charleston Southern COASTAL CAROLINA Radford Campbell Winthrop Presbyterian Gardner-Webb Longwood High Point

Scores 290 293 284 867 +3 286 303 283 872 +8 285 303 290 878 +14 292 303 292 887 +23 296 306 292 894 +30 288 314 296 898 +34 294 302 304 900 +36 311 294 304 909 +45 315 312 316 943 +79 315 332 306 953 +89

2013-14 HONORS

NCAA REGIONAL QUALIFIERS Ben Wheeler Andrew Dorn ALL-BIG SOUTH Ben Wheeler Andrew Dorn Olle Widegren (Freshman) BIG SOUTH MEDALIST Ben Wheeler

BIG SOUTH ALL-CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM Ben Wheeler

BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Ben Wheeler

BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK Olle Widegren.....................................................Sept. 14 Andrew Dorn.........................................................Oct. 18 Andrew Dorn..................................................... March 13 Ben Wheeler..................................................... March 21

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SPORT-BY-SPORT HIGHLIGHTS

• Andrew Dorn charged up the leaderboard and finished 15th (tied) at the NCAA Raleigh Regional. Dorn, who was tied for 52nd after the first two rounds, finished with a 54-hole total of 1-over par 214 (78-6967) for his 15th place finish. He tied for fourth among the individuals hoping to advance to the NCAA Championship. Ben Wheeler finished 72nd with a 54-hole total of 230 (71-81-78). • Ben Wheeler, who won his first collegiate event by claiming medalist honors at the Big South Championship, became Coastal’s 10th Big South individual champion and the program’s first since 2009. Wheeler posted a 54-hole score of 5-under par 211 (70-72-69) and won the title by three strokes. • Andrew Dorn was named the Big South Golfer of Week as he claimed his first collegiate win, sharing medalist honors at the General Hackler Championship in March. He shot an even-par 216 (73-71-72) and became the first Chanticleer to win the program’s own tournament in the event’s 13-year history. • Olle Widegren was named the Big South co-Men’s Golfer of the Week as he carded a 3-under par 141 over two rounds and tied for second at the Myrtle Beach National Invitational, hosted by Gardner-Webb. The event marked Widegren’s collegiate debut, and the freshman shot 72-69 to move up 10 spots to second on day two.

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MEN’S TENNIS

HEAD COACH

Individual Representation at NCAA Singles Championship

EXPERIENCE: NINTH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

CHRIS POWERS

SPORT-BY-SPORT HIGHLIGHTS

13-10 (4-4) | Sixth

• Became the first Chanticleer men’s tennis team to earn a national ranking in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Top 75 teams. • Reached the semifinals of the Big South Championship for the third consecutive year. • Junior Philippe Tsangarides became the first Chanticleer singles player to achieve a national ranking by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, reaching as high as No. 67 on February 25. • Tsangarides additionally became the first Chanticleer to represent Coastal as an individual at the NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championship after qualifying for the singles tournament. • Tsangarides, Ted Nilsson and Leo Christofides were named All-Big South.

2014 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS

Team Big South Overall Presbyterian 7-1 24-6 Winthrop 6-2 14-9 Liberty 5-3 12-10 Campbell 5-3 11-8 Radford 4-4 7-12 COASTAL CAROLINA 4-4 13-10 Gardner-Webb 4-4 12-12 UNC Asheville 1-7 8-15 Longwood 0-8 1-18 Big South Tournament Results Quarterfinal No. 6 seed Coastal Carolina 4, No. 3 seed Liberty 0 Semifinal No. 2 seed Winthrop 4, No. 6 seed Coastal Carolina 2

2014 HONORS

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER Philippe Tsangarides............................................ Singles ALL-BIG SOUTH Philippe Tsangarides........................... Singles & Doubles Ted Nilsson........................................................... Singles Leo Christofides...................................................Doubles BIG SOUTH FLIGHT CHAMPIONS

Philippe Tsangarides/Leo Christofides..................No. 1 Doubles Garik Yedigarian/Renan Samed............................No. 2 Doubles

BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Leo Christofides

BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK Jabor Al-Mutawa..................................................Jan. 21 Philippe Tsangarides............................................ Feb. 18 BIG SOUTH FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK Jabor Al-Mutawa................................................. Feb. 25

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WOMEN’S TENNIS

HEAD COACH

CATHERINE HEWITT

18-7 (5-4) | Fifth

2014 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS

Team Big South Overall Charleston Southern 9-0 16-4 Winthrop 8-1 18-4 Liberty 7-2 14-8 Campbell 6-3 13-9 COASTAL CAROLINA 5-4 18-7 Radford 4-5 10-13 UNC Asheville 3-6 12-10 Gardner-Webb 2-7 10-12 Longwood 1-8 3-12 Presbyterian 0-9 8-17-1 Big South Tournament Results SPORT-BY-SPORT HIGHLIGHTS

• Reached the semifinals of the Big South Women’s Tennis Championship for the 20th time in the program’s 23 years of Big South competition. • Honami Yazawa was named the 2014 Big South Women’s Tennis Freshman of the Year in addition to being named All-Big South. • Dominique de Wit (4.0 in political science) earned the George A. Christenberry Award for Academic Excellence, was voted the 2014 Big South Women’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was named All-Big South in doubles. • Libby Scott was named All-Big South in both singles and doubles.

EXPERIENCE: THIRD YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

Quarterfinal No. 5 seed Coastal Carolina 4, No. 4 seed Campbell 3 Semifinal No. 1 seed Charleston Southern 4, No. 5 seed Coastal Carolina 0

2014 HONORS

GEORGE A. CHRISTENBERRY AWARD Dominique de Wit BIG SOUTH FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Honami Yazawa BIG SOUTH SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Dominique de Wit ALL-BIG SOUTH Libby Scott.......................................... Singles & Doubles Honami Yazawa.................................................... Singles Dominique de Wit...............................................Doubles BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Dominique de Wit BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK Kourtney Kowal................................................... Feb. 11 Honami Yazawa.................................................... Feb. 18 BIG SOUTH FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK Romane Delay...................................................... Feb. 11 Marie Babayan....................................March 18 & April 8

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LACROSSE

HEAD COACH

JAIME SELLERS

SPORT-BY-SPORT HIGHLIGHTS

5-12 (3-4) | Fifth

• Made the program’s first appearance in the Big South Women’s Lacrosse Championship after earning the fifth seed with a 3-4 conference record. • Rachel Waldron became the first Chanticleer to be selected first-team All-Big South. She was also the first Chanticleer to be named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week, an award that she earned twice this season. • Maddy Ciardi was named second team All-Big South for the second consecutive season. • First-year Chanticleers Alicia Geiter and Jenna Stover each earned Big South Freshman of the Week honors this season.

EXPERIENCE: THIRD YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

2014 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS

Team Big South Overall High Point 7-0 14-6 Davidson 6-1 12-7 Longwood 5-2 9-10 Winthrop 4-3 8-11 COASTAL CAROLINA 3-4 5-12 Campbell 2-5 7-9 Liberty 1-6 2-16 Presbyterian 0-7 4-14 Big South Tournament Results Quarterfinal No. 4 seed Winthrop 14, No. 5 seed Coastal Carolina 8

2014 HONORS

ALL-BIG SOUTH Rachel Waldron..............................First Team (Alternate) Maddy Ciardi.............................. Second Team (Defense) Lily Yednock..................................... Honorable Mention BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Lily Yednock BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK Rachel Waldron................Defensive............March 3 & 31 Alicia Geiter......................Freshman.................. March 17 Jenna Stover....................Freshman.................. March 31

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SOFTBALL

HEAD COACH

KELLEY GREEN

41-15 (20-4) | Big South Regular Season Champions

2014 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS

Team Big South Overall COASTAL CAROLINA 20-4 41-15 Longwood 17-6 40-16 Radford 14-10 22-30 Campbell 13-10 31-27 Winthrop 12-12 27-26 Presbyterian 10-13 26-26 Charleston Southern 9-13 27-31-1 Gardner-Webb 6-17 16-36 Liberty 4-20 11-46 Big South Tournament Results

SPORT-BY-SPORT HIGHLIGHTS

• Won second straight Big South regular-season championship and eighth overall with a conference-record 20 league victories. • Posted the fourth 40-victory season in program history and second in the last three years. • Ranked as high as fourth in NCAA in team earned run average. • Kory Hayden set a new program record for career home runs with 48. • Kiana Quolas notched the second-most wins for a single season in school history with 27 and moved up to second place on the career victories list with 73. She also threw her first career no-hitter vs. North Carolina on March 12. • Ashley Bagwell became second Coastal pitcher to reach the 600 strikeout mark, finishing career with 638. • Kelley Green recorded her 500th career win as a head coach with the Chanticleers’ 8-1 victory over Campbell on March 26. • Opened upgraded Coastal Carolina Softball Stadium on February 8 by posting a 9-1 six-inning victory over College of Charleston.

EXPERIENCE: FIFTH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

First Round No. 1 seed Coastal Carolina 3, No. 9 Liberty 1 Quarterfinal No. 1 seed Coastal Carolina 7, No. 5 Winthrop 3 Semifinal No. 1 seed Coastal Carolina 5, No. 4 Campbell 3 Championship No. 7 seed Charleston Southern 3, No. 1 seed Coastal Carolina 1

2014 HONORS

NFCA ALL-SOUTHEAST REGION Kiana Quolas............................................... Second Team COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT

Morgan Noad.............................................................First Team

Kory Hayden celebrates after breaking the career CCU home run record

ALL-BIG SOUTH Ashley Bagwell................................................First Team Bri Chiusano.....................................................First Team Kory Hayden.....................................................First Team Morgan Noad...................................................First Team Kiana Quolas....................... First Team & Academic Team Amanda Daneker.................... Second Team & Freshman Sara Rasley.................................................. Second Team BIG SOUTH PLAYER/PITCHER OF THE YEAR

Kiana Quolas.................................................................. Pitcher

BIG SOUTH COACH OF THE YEAR

Kelley Green

Kelley Green accepting her 500th career win plaque

BIG SOUTH ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Morgan Noad................................................ Designated Player Sara Rasley..................................................................First Base Kiana Quolas.................................................................. Pitcher

Kiana Quolas no-hit North Carolina

BIG SOUTH PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Kiana Quolas......Feb. 10, Feb. 17, March 3, March 17, March 31 Ashley Bagwell.............................................................. Feb. 24

BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Kory Hayden...................................................Feb. 17 & April 21 Bri Chiusano..................................................................March 3 Morgan Noad..............................................................March 24

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BASEBALL

HEAD COACH

GARY GILMORE

SPORT-BY-SPORT HIGHLIGHTS

24-33 (13-13) | 2nd Big South South Division (6th seed at Tournament) • Head coach Gary Gilmore won his 1,000th career game — a 4-3 decision in 13 innings versus Elon on April 17 at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. He became the 50th NCAA Division I head coach to reach the milestone and is one of 13 active coaches to accomplish the feat. Through the 2014 season, Gilmore owns a 1,006-501-2 all-time record (25 years) and a 753-399 mark in 19 years at Coastal. He is 293-124 in Big South play, a winning percentage of .703. • Austin Kerr was back-to-back Big South Pitcher of the Week after the junior threw back-to-back, completegame shutouts — a two-hitter and a four-hitter — with combined 18 strikeouts. • Coastal Carolina defeated Campbell in the first round of the Big South Tournament. With the win, Coastal improves to 22-2 all-time in Big South Tournament opening-round games. • Tyler Herb ended his Coastal career with a 22-9 record and 3.40 ERA in 61 games (46 starts). He pitched 272.2 innings and struck out 210. His career ERA is 15th on the CCU Division I list, his 22 wins rank 13th all-time, his 46 starts rank sixth, his 272.2 innings pitched rank 13th and his 201 strikeouts rank 13th. • Coastal faced seven teams that advanced to an NCAA Regional, going 4-9 versus those squads, including: North Carolina (0-1), College of Charleston (1-1), Liberty (0-3), South Carolina (0-1), Campbell (2-2), Clemson (0-1) and George Mason (1-0).

EXPERIENCE: 19TH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

2014 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS NORTH DIVISION Team Liberty Campbell High Point Radford VMI Longwood

Big South Overall 23-3 41-16 18-8 40-19 18-9 33-22 17-10 33-23 11-16 25-23 9-18 22-33

SOUTH DIVISION Team Winthrop COASTAL CAROLINA Charleston Southern Gardner-Webb Presbyterian UNC Asheville

Big South Overall 14-13 27-33 13-13 24-33 12-14 30-26 11-15 24-31 9-18 19-34 4-22 13-40

Big South Tournament Results

First Round No. 6 seed Coastal Carolina 9, No. 3 seed Campbell 2 Quarterfinal No. 2 seed Winthrop 3, No. 6 seed Coastal Carolina 2 Elimination No. 3 seed Campbell 15, No. 6 seed Coastal Carolina 11

2013 HONORS

NATIONAL INDIVIDUAL HONORS Connor Owings.............. Gregg Olson Award Semifinalist

ALL-BIG SOUTH Connor Owings.................................................First Team Tyler Chadwick................................................. Academic BIG SOUTH ALL-TOURNAMENT Connor Owings

BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK Austin Kerr.........................Pitcher........ April 21, April 28

Head Coach Gary Gilmore is greeted by an ice bath after winning his 1,000th career game on April 17

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CHANTICLEER

ATHLETICS

10 BIG SOUTH SASSER CUP ALL-SPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS

1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 2000-01, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2013-14

BASEBALL (13) FOOTBALL (4) 1991, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013 2007, 20081, 2009, 20101, 2011, 2012, MEN’S GOLF (15) 2013 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 20052, MEN’S BASKETBALL (3) 20062, 20072, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 1991, 1993, 2014 2012, 20132, 2014 MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (2) 2002, 2003 WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (7) 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007

SOFTBALL (5) 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2012 MEN’S TENNIS (2) 2013, 2014 WOMEN’S TENNIS (2) 2001, 2007

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (15) 19953,19963, 19973, 19983, 19993, 20013, 20033, 20043, 20053, 20063, 20093, 2010, 2011, 2012, 20133 MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (11) 20043, 20053, 20063, 20073, 2008, 20093, 2010, 2011, 20123, 2013, 20143

WOMEN’S GOLF (8) WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (7) 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 20112, VOLLEYBALL (3) 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2013 1996, 1998, 2009 2013 1 - ADVANCED FROM REGIONAL TO SUPER REGIONAL MEN’S SOCCER (11) 2 - ADVANCED FROM REGIONAL TO NATIONAL 1992, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, CHAMPIONSHIP 3 - INDIVIDUAL(S) ADVANCED FROM PRELIMINARY 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 ROUND TO NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

157 BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS BASEBALL (28) REGULAR SEASON: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 TOURNAMENT: 1986, 1991, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 MEN’S BASKETBALL (10) REGULAR SEASON: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2010, 2011 TOURNAMENT: 1990, 1991, 1993, 2014 MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (3) 1993, 1995, 1996 WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (13) 1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2013

FOOTBALL (6) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013 MEN’S GOLF (14) 1988, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013 WOMEN’S GOLF (6) 1992, 1998, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013 MEN’S SOCCER (23) REGULAR SEASON: 1986, 1987, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 TOURNAMENT: 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2013

WOMEN’S SOCCER (4) WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (7) REGULAR SEASON: 2003, 2007, 2008, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2010 2014 SOFTBALL (14) REGULAR SEASON: 1990, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2013, 2014 TOURNAMENT: 1992, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2012

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (8) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014 MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (2) 2003, 2006

MEN’S TENNIS (8) VOLLEYBALL (7) REGULAR SEASON: 1994, 1996, 2013 REGULAR SEASON: 1987, 1989, 1996, TOURNAMENT: 1988, 1989, 1993, 2008 1994, 2013 TOURNAMENT: 1996, 1998, 2009 WOMEN’S TENNIS (4) REGULAR SEASON: 2001, 2011 TOURNAMENT: 2001, 2007

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ATHLETIC SUCCESS

108 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES



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