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BASEBALL 2016 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

VOLLEYBALL

VOLLEYBALL

2015 Big South Regular Season Champions

2015 Big South Tournament Champions

MEN’S TENNIS 2016 Big South Regular Season Champions

MEN’S TENNIS

BASEBALL

BASEBALL

2016 Big South Tournament Champions

2016 Big South Regular Season Champions

2016 Big South Tournament Champions

THE COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS 2015-16 ANNUAL REPORT WAS PRODUCED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS MATT HOGUE AND ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS MIKE CAWOOD WITH WRITING ASSISTANCE FROM CODY BAYS AND CHRIS HENRY. THE REPORT WAS DESIGNED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS STAFF.


2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

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.

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.

Chairman of the Athletics Division Joe Moglia Director of Athletics Matt Hogue Associate Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Enhancement/ Senior Woman Administrator Cari Rosiek NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative Mark Mitchell Associate Athletics Director/Student-Athlete Services and Administration 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 Compliance AraLeigh Beam Director for Corporate Sales and Partnerships Rhett Graham 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 Gameday Experience and Promotions Alex Souza Director of Athletics Training Jeff Pounds Co-Directors of Speed, Strength and Conditioning Antwan Floyd, Anthony Decker 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 Academics ............................................................................. 7 Chants in the Community ....................................................... 9 Student-Athlete Excellence Awards ....................................... 10 Support and Fan Engagement .............................................. 11 Sport-By-Sport Highlights .................................................... 12 NCAA Appearances and Big South Championships .................. 33

It is the policy of Coastal Carolina University to prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sex or veteran’s status in regard to the administration of all campus programs, services and activities including intercollegiate athletics, and the admission of students, employment actions, or other sponsored activities.

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CHANTICLEER HEADLINES COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY TO JOIN SUN BELT CONFERENCE IN 2016 Coastal Carolina University President David A. DeCenzo announced on Sept. 1, 2015 that the CCU Chanticleer athletic programs will join the Sun Belt Conference effective July 1, 2016. DeCenzo explained that Sun Belt Conference representatives based their decision on the University’s achievements and merit. “Their review of Coastal Carolina University and ultimate vote are clear indications of the recognition of academic and athletic excellence that we have attained on our campus. Joining the Sun Belt Conference will be transformative for our University as we enter this new phase of Coastal’s future.” The Sun Belt Conference, headquartered in New Orleans, La., was established in 1976 and began sponsoring football in 2001 as a member of the FBS. In addition to football, the Sun Belt Conference sponsors baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s golf, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball, men’s indoor track & field, women’s track & field, men’s outdoor track & field, women’s outdoor track & field, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and women’s volleyball. The Sun Belt Conference has earned ties to seven bowl games since its football beginnings 15 years ago. No football conference in history has ever boasted as many bowl relationships in its first two decades of existence. A worthy football team in the Sun Belt can be in the national championship picture, and the league is a permanent part of the “Group of Five” that will send its highest-rated champion to a premier bowl game. CCU sports will begin competing in Sun Belt conference play as of July 1, 2016, with the exception of the football program, which will transition to its first year of full FBS status in 2018. During the transition, CCU will compete as a Sun Belt member in 2017 and have the opportunity to compete for the conference football championship, but will not be eligible to participate in the postseason. Coastal Carolina becomes the 12th member of the Sun Belt Conference, joining Appalachian State University, Georgia State University, Georgia Southern University, Troy University, University of South Alabama, Arkansas State University, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Louisiana at Monroe, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University of Texas at Arlington and Texas State University.

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CHANTICLEER HEADLINES COASTAL CAROLINA SET THE STANDARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE

For 33 years - from its inclusion as an original member on Aug. 21, 1983, to its final days in 2016 - the Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics set the bar for athletic excellence in the Big South Conference. The following is a brief list of Coastal Carolina’s athletic accomplishments during its time in the Big South Conference.

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BIG SOUTH SASSER CUPS

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• Named for former Coastal Carolina Director of Athletics and Big South Conference Commissioner, George F. “Buddy” Sasser. • Coastal owns the second-most Sasser Cups in Big South history. • Twice in its history Coastal has claimed the Cup four consecutive years, and won back-to-back Cups in 2013-14 and 2014-15.

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• A Chanticleer team or individual has reached an NCAA championship every year since 1991, with the exception of 1994. • Of Coastal’s 19 varsity sports, 15 have qualified for NCAA postseason play.

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BIG SOUTH

CHAMPIONSHIPS

BIG SOUTH HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

• Coastal’s Hall of Fame members constitute almost a third of the conference’s 61 total inductees. • Of the Chanticleers enshrined, 15 are former student-athletes, three are former coaches and two are former adminstrators. • Coastal had a conference-leading four members inducted into the inaugural class of 2003-04.

• The championships include regular season, tournament and individual titles. • Baseball (28) and men’s soccer (24) lead the way, while football has won the championship in seven of its 13 years of competition. • Also with double-figure championships are softball, men’s golf, women’s cross country, men’s basketball, men’s tennis and volleyball.

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NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES

BIG SOUTH ALL-DECADE TEAM MEMBERS

• Announced in 2013 in honor of the conference’s 30-year anniversary, the All-Decade Teams include student-athletes from 1983-89, 1990-99 and 2000-09 • Coastal’s 156 members lead all Big South institutions, and comprise nearly a quarter of the 687 All-Decade Team honorees.

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CHANTICLEER HEADLINES BASEBALL WINS 2016 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES, CAPTURES COASTAL CAROLINA’S FIRST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

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CHANTICLEER HEADLINES MEN’S BASKETBALL VISITS CUBA, ADVANCES TO CIT SEMIFINALS The Coastal Carolina men’s basketball team began the 2015-16 season with a historic trip to Cuba, and ended it with the program’s first-ever postseason victories as the Chants advanced to the final four of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.

Coastal wrapped the 2015-16 regular season with a 18-10, 12-6 record good for third in the Big South - and, despite suffering a tough 69-65 loss to Gardner-Webb in the opening round of the Big South tournament, accepted an invitation to make its first appearance in the CIT.

The team’s trip to Cuba lasted from Aug. 6-14, and included three games against the Cuban National Team. The Chants faced losses in all three games, but gained playing experience against the best athletes that Cuba had to offer.

The opening round saw Coastal defeat Mercer, 65-57, at the HTC Center to mark the first postseason victory in the program’s history. The Chants remained at home for their second round and quarterfinal wins over New Hampshire (71-62) and Grand Canyon (60-58), respectively, setting up a final four matchup against UC Irvine.

The team and coaches also conducted a pair of clinics in Havana and Mantazas for the youth of each city. The Coastal student-athletes ran UC Irvine took a 33-25 halftime lead and held on to close out the game, through several drills in the clinics while teaching kids the fundamentals 66-47. The loss ended the Coastal’s season at 21-12, and marked the of the game. final game in a Chanticleer uniform for seniors Badou Diagne, Tristian Curtis, Aaron Law and Marcus Freeman. Perhaps most importantly, the team was granted access to the U.S. embassy in Havana to witness the historic moment of the American flag The graduating class will be remembered for winning 80 total games, being raised for the first time in over fifty-four years. The flag raising two Big South tournament championships and a conference division was preceded by an address from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and title, as well as making two NCAA Tournment appearances and giving the U.S. Marine Guard Detachment that lowered the flag in 1961 was on Coastal its first three postseason wins. hand to present the flag to the Marine Guard Detachment of 2015. The team then gathered in front of the flag at the embassy for a photo to mark their presence at the historic moment.

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CHANTICLEER HEADLINES VOLLEYBALL REPEATS AS BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONS

MEN’S TENNIS SWEEPS CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN HISTORIC SEASON

The 2015 Coastal Carolina volleyball team captured the Big South’s The Coastal Carolina men’s tennis team returned to the NCAA postseason regular season and tournament titles en route to its second consecutive for the second time in the last four years after winning the program’s appearance in the NCAA Volleyball Championship, and fifth overall. sixth Big South Conference tournament championship. The Chants posted a 25-5 overall record, marking the best winning The Chants also repeated as Big South regular season champions after percentage (.833) in program history. The season also included a running the table in league play with a perfect 8-0 record. program-best 18 match winning streak and a perfect 17-0 record in Big South matches. Overall, Coastal finished the season with a program-best 21-4 record. It was the first season in program history in which the team recorded 20 The 2015 squad became the first in school history to repeat as Big South or more wins. tournament champions, and second to claim both the regular season and tournament titles in the same season. The team finished 10th in the Carolina Region in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s postseason rankings. It is the third time in the last Sophomore outside hitter Leah Hardeman became the first Chant to win four years that the Chants were ranked in the region’s top-10, and placed Big South Player of the Year honors in consecutive years, and was named Coastal among such notable tennis powerhouses as North Carolina, MVP of the Big South Championship. She further made school history Wake Forest, South Carolina, Clemson and Duke. becoming the first Chanticleer to receive American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Region honors. Her 27 kills against #16 Creighton in the Head coach Chris Powers was named Big South Coach of the Year, and first round of the NCAA Championship stands as the school’s all-time, four Chanticleer student-athlete were voted All-Big South. single-match record.

NOAD SETS BIG SOUTH HOME RUN, RBI RECORDS Senior Morgan Noad of the Coastal Carolina softball team capped a fantastic four-year career in historic fashion in 2016, setting the school and Big South Conference career records for both homeruns (75) and RBI (217). Noad’s record-setting homerun, a two-run shot, came in an 8-4 win over Longwood at home on April 6. As a senior, Noad led the nation in homeruns and ranked third in RBI to garner Big South Player of the Year and National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region honors. For her career, Noad was a three time All-Big South selection and was twice voted to the conference’s all-tournament team while serving as the Chants’ captain. Academically, Noad boasts a 3.5 GPA with a major in biology and minor in chemistry. She was a Capital One Academic All-District selection in 2014, and has been a member of the Big South Presidential Honor Roll in each of her four years.

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ACADEMICS 2015-16 S -A G TUDENT

THLETE RADUATES

DECEMBER 2015 GRADUATES Patrick Corbett Tyler Poole Andrew Schorr Tyrell Blanks Kelvin Deveaux Costanzo Ellerbe John Israel Bruce Mapp Thomas Pauciello Alex Ross Bryce Follensbee Darbie Kelley Carrington Fernanadors DeAndre Lipscomb Christina Davis Letitia Saayman Taylor Harris Sara Rasley Eszter Nagy

Baseball Baseball Baseball Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Men’s Track & Field Men’s Track & Field Women’s Track & Field Women’s Track & Field Softball Softball Volleyball

MAY 2016 GRADUATES

Recreation and Sport Management Biology Finance Graphic Design Recreation and Sport Management Recreation and Sport Management Psychology Communication Interdisciplinary Studies Master of Business Administration Marketing Marketing Management Marketing Political Science Sociology Marine Science Exercise Science Biochemistry

Alex Cunningham Connor Owings David Parrett Zach Remillard Devin Brown Tyrell Brown Roderick Holder Kyle Fleetwood Andre Johnson Caleb Kelly Clark Krimmer Voghens Larrieux Rayshaud Shields Denzell Thomas Austin Brown Maddy Ciardi Nyra Constant Rachel Ferrara Kasey Griese Trista Kuehn Sara Nolan Charlotte O’Leary Kaitlyn Trodden Tristian Curtis Badou Diagne Michel Enanga Marcus Freeman Aaron Law Ron Trapps Josh Pisarri Arnar Geirsson Gisli Helgason Colin Marz Tobenna Uzo Kaue Pereira Rick Timmerman Steve Carr Jackson Corcoran Brinson Corn Desmond Wallace Cassidy Brzozowski Kelsey Dominik Nicole Isaacs Stephanie Isaacs Bailey Cocca Marissa Hinchman Lena Schaeffner Camille Christie Olivia Fear Cari Berry Libby Scott Briana Cristiano Jalacy Green Raven Hamilton Hannah Hetzel Regina Peattie Hailey Shingler Teka Simpson Stephanie Taylor-Pollack

BY THE NUMBERS

233 121 78

STUDENT-ATHLETES NAMED TO BIG SOUTH PRESIDENTIAL HONOR ROLL STUDENT-ATHLETES ACHIEVED A 3.5 GPA OR HIGHER IN 2015-16 STUDENT-ATHLETES GRADUATED IN 2015-16

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TEAMS RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS BY COACHES’ ASSOCIATIONS

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BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE SCHOLAR-ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

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VOLLEYBALL - MEN’S TENNIS - WOMEN’S TENNIS LACROSSE - WOMEN’S T&F - MEN’S T&F

ALEX ROSS (FB) - TRISTIAN CURTIS (MBB) LENA SCHAEFFNER (WGOLF) - MACKENZIE CONRAD (SB)

NATIONAL ACADEMIC HONOREES

ALEX ROSS (FB): COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA RYAN GRANGER (FB): FCS ADA ACADEMIC ALL-STAR

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Baseball Baseball Baseball Baseball Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Lacrosse Lacrosse Lacrosse Lacrosse Lacrosse Lacrosse Lacrosse Lacrosse Lacrosse Men’s Basketball Men’s Basketball Men’s Basketball Men’s Basketball Men’s Basketball Men’s Basketball Men’s Golf Men’s Soccer Men’s Soccer Men’s Soccer Men’s Soccer Men’s Tennis Men’s Tennis Men’s Track & Field Men’s Track & Field Men’s Track & Field Men’s Track & Field Softball Softball Women’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Women’s Golf Women’s Golf Women’s Golf Women’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Women’s Tennis Women’s Tennis Women’s Track & Field Women’s Track & Field Women’s Track & Field Women’s Track & Field Women’s Track & Field Women’s Track & Field Women’s Track & Field Women’s Track & Field

Management History Exercise and Sport Science Political Science Interdisciplinary Studies Economics Recreation and Sports Management Communication Sociology Communications Recreation and Sports Management Management Interdisciplinary Studies Communications Recreation and Sport Management Exercise and Sport Science Marketing Communication Marketing Psychology Communication Biology Management Exercise and Sport Science Economics Computer Science Communication Management Communications Finance Marketing Marketing Recreation and Sports Management Management Management Management Marine Science Marketing Resort Tourism Management Communication Communication Sociology Exercise and Sport Science Exercise and Sport Science Communication Marketing Recreation and Sports Management Marketing Elementary Education Interdisciplinary Studies Psychology Exercise and Sport Science Public Health Exercise and Sport Science Management Recreation and Sports Management Marine Science Exercise and Sport Science Communcation


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ACADEMICS 241 Student-Athletes Posted at Least a 3.0 GPA for 2015-16 BASEBALL Matt Beaird * Andrew Beckwith Jason Bilous Tyler Chadwick Billy Cooke * Steven D’Amico Jordan Gore * Adam Hall Bobby Holmes * Peyton Isaacson Austin Kitchen Jabob Lafrenz Anthony Marks * Nicholas Masterson ** Brandon Miller * Mike Morrison Connor Owings David Parrett * Tyler Poole Zach Remillard Cole Schaefer Kyle Skeels G.K. Young

FOOTBALL Osharmar Abercrombie * Josh Anderson * Daniel Anousheh Ronald Abertha Casey Barker Peter Battaglia Michael Bilings Mark Brame Edward Brown Laquay Brown * Antawn Chandler Anthony Chesley Eric Church Lorenzo D’Angelo Dominic DiGalbo Samuel Ekwonike Jack Flood Ryan Granger * James Heft Roderick Holder Calvin Hollenhorst * Masamitsu Ishibashi Kerron Johnson Zachary Kelley ** Caleb Kelly Clark Krimmer Chandler Kryst * Voghens Larrieux Adam Lawhorn ** Kendrick Lowery ** Bruce Mapp Austin Murillo Evan Rabon

Deavin Rencher AJ Sattinger Alex Scearce Josh Stilley ** Craig Thompson Chance Thrasher Christopher Tidwell William Walker Marcus Williamson

MEN’S BASKETBALL Christian Adams * Josh Coleman * Tristian Curtis Badou Diagne Aaron Law

MEN’S GOLF Timothy Carpenter Harrison Frye * Thaddeus Obecny Daniel Overas * Joshua Pisarri Alfredo Ruiz Gomez Luis Ruiz Olle Widegren *

MEN’S SOCCER Saif Alhameli * Elis Bjornsson * Alexandre Bouillennec * Einar Einarsson * Arnar Geirsson * Miguel Giron Gutierrez Tommy Gudmundsson * Gisli Helgason ** Brennan Koslow * Gerard Madden ** Colin Marz * Michael Peprah Frantzdy Pierrot David Raizes Ryan Reid * Tobenna Uzo * Ryan Willoughby

MEN’S TENNIS Jabor Al-Mutawa * Luiz Faria * Stefan Jakubov * Pedro Leme Francesco Migliano ** Nic Planchard * Sebastian Schneider * Rick Timmerman Vuk Velickovic

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY/ TRACK & FIELD Jarrett Ashby * Charles Bascom * Zachary Connell * Brinson Corn ** Kahlim Denmark * Erik Eckleben ** Richard Finch * D’Andre Fletcher * Gabriel Gittens Eric Goings * Zach Hensel Ryan McCain Ryan Minor * Kieran Moore * Brandon Richardson Nicholas Seabright Elijah Shaw * Joshua Small Terrill Stanley Braylon Wilkerson *

SOFTBALL Alexis Alvino Angela Buccilli * Bri Chiusano MacKenzie Conrad ** Mari Cook Chelsea D’Avilar Kelsey Dominik Kailey Mellen Morgan Noad * Taylor Rahach Devon Steiner Timi Tooley *

BEACH/INDOOR VOLLEYBALL Tahleia Bishop ** Sara Boothe * Aleksandra Djuric Alexis Flynn * Leah Hardeman Shelby Ladewig * Dora Lulic Iva Mandic * Mika Mierzwa * Alise Petersone * Natasa Savovic **

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Jas Adams Derriel Banyard Breelyn Blanding Olivia Carlton * Courtney Clasen ** Rachael Gregory *

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Stephanie Isaacs Yasmin Miller Dionne Parker Josie Utley Jamie Williams

WOMEN’S GOLF Barbora Bakova * Malene Hansen * Marissa Hinchman * Marie Lunackova * Lena Schaeffner **

LACROSSE Haley Alexander Karley Barreno Madeline Bromley * Austin Brown Maggie Carr ** Maddy Ciardi * Sophie Crowther Morgan Gott * Kasey Griese * Trista Kuehn Haley Kyger * Holly McKee Sara Nolan Charlotte O’Leary Taylor Pascale * Sharon Perkins * Rachel Stevens * Jenna Stover Lauren Thomas * Kaitlyn Trodden Gabby Vujanic ** Rachel Wagner * Keri White Carolina Williams Margaret Wright **

WOMEN’S SOCCER Miki Antzoulatos * Rebecca Austin * Kayla Christian * Camille Christie * Morgan Divine * Daniella Famili Melanie Flatter * Amelia Hicks * Brooke Horist * Hanna Johannsdottir * Brenna Leftwich * Ashley Lynch ** Haley McNulty * Sam Patterson * Ellie Taylor * Brittany Temple * Mikayla Williams

WOMEN’S TENNIS Marie Babayan * Cari Berry * Sara Bondar * Brooke Campbell * Romane Delay * Laura Mary * Libby Scott * Natalie Wall *

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD Amirah Al-Bayyinah Jonnay Anthony Kelsey Briggs Rachel Byrd Marissa Cain ** Olivia Coopwood Taylor Creagh * Brianna Cristiano * Jalacy Green * Raven Hamilton * Anacia Hines Takeyra Jenkins-Dodd Emma Kroger * Samantha Layko Rozelle Meier * Kelila Naules Caroline Pallini Regina Peattie Teka Simpson * Kayla Tracy Aynslee van Graan * Kyla van Graan * Lisha van Onselen *

* - Indicates 3.5 GPA or better ** - Indicates 4.0 GPA


2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW

CHANTS IN THE COMMUNITY CHANTS HOLD SIXTH ANNUAL SAAC SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

Coastal Carolina student-athletes returned to Pee Dee Elementary to once again deliver school supplie donated by the Coastal Carolina athletic department as part of its annual SAAC School Supply Drive. All of Coastal Carolina’s athletic teams participated in the drive, donating all types of school supplies. Some of the items included crayons, pencils, pens, paper, erasers and backpacks. The donation marked the sixth consecutive School Supply Drive that has assisted Pee Dee Elementary School, a Title I school in Horry County that services approximately 800 students. Title I is the largest federal assistance program for the nation’s schools. The goal is to provide a high-quality education for every child, and help students who are furthest from meeting the standards the state has set for all children.

COASTAL ATHLETICS CONTINUES SUCCESSFUL ADOPT-A-CHANT CAMPAIGN

The Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics and its Student-Athlete Advisory Committee completed its sixth annual Adopt-A-Chant Campaign in December. The goal of the campaign is to provide local children a happy holiday season by donating such items as toys, clothes and shoes to Toys for Tots and students at Pee Dee Elementary. In all, Coastal Carolina was able to adopt 30 children and successfully spread holiday cheer. The 30 children submitted a Christmas wish list, and Coastal Carolina teams and athletic administration worked to gather toys, shoes and clothes to provide help for those who otherwise could not afford it. Some of 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.

STUDENT ATHLETES PARTICIPATE IN CARING FOR KINDERGARTNERS

A total of 95 Chanticleer student-athletes went to 20 Horry County elementary schools in February to read “The Giving Tree” to local students as part of the United Way of Horry County Caring for Kindergartners program. Cheerleaders, coaches and athletic administrators joined the student-athletes in reading the timeless classic to 95 kindergarten classes. Upon completing the book, the young students were able to put the lessons they learned on display by drawing pictures and creating greeting cards to be distributed to elderly, homebound citizens throughout Horry County.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE EXCELLENCE AWARDS The Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics honored its top athletic and academic performers of the 2015-16 season at the annual StudentAthlete Excellence Awards hosted by members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at the HTC Center. Tristian Curtis (men’s basketball) was named the Presidential StudentAthlete of the Year, an honor presented to the singular Coastal Carolina student-athlete who displays extraordinary achievements in academics, community service and leadership. Darbie Kelley (women’s soccer/3.92 GPA) was named Female ScholarAthlete of the Year while Brinson Corn (men’s track & field/3.82 GPA) was named Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

2016 Female Athlete of the Year Leah Hardeman

2016 Male Athlete of the Year De’Angelo Henderson

2016 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year Brinson Corn

2016 Female Newcomer of the Year Kayla Christian

Leah Hardeman (volleyball) and De’Angleo Henderson (football) were named Female and Male Athletes of the Year, respectively, for outstanding efforts in their fields of play. Bobby Holmes (baseball) was named Male Newcomer of the Year, while Kayla Christian (women’s soccer) was crowned Female Newcomer of the Year. Ellie Taylor (women’s soccer) was voted Comeback Athlete of the Year, having a productive 2015 season after facing numerous injuries the year before. Miki Antzoulatos (women’s soccer), Tristian Curtis (men’s basketball), Lena Schaeffner (women’s golf) and Tyler Chadwick (baseball) garnered the National Strength and Conditioning Athletes of the Year awards for their dedication to strength and conditioning. The men’s (3.38 GPA) and women’s (3.66 GPA) tennis teams recieved the Linda C. Vereen Academic Excellence Awards, given to the teams with the highest combined grade point average. Andy Hendrick, Professor Emeritus Marketing and Resort Tourism, was named the Student-Athlete Faculty Member of the Year, as voted upon by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

2016 Presidential Student-Athlete of the Year Tristian Curtis

2016 Linda C. Vereen Team GPA Awards: Women’s and Men’s Tennis

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Department of Athletics

2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW

SUPPORT & FAN ENGAGEMENT TICKET REVENUE

The Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics consists of a team of nearly 150 coaches and staff and 201415 ACTUAL 201516 ACTUAL VARIANCE over 420 student-athletes who dedicate their energies FOOTBALL TICKET REVENUE1 (Gross) and talents on a daily basis to achieving excellence as • Season $ 132,057 $ 191,780 $ +59,723 representatives of Coastal Carolina University. While the • Single Game $ 240,365 $ 232,853 $ -7,512 student-athletes and their coaches are the faces of the • Total Revenue $ 372,422 $ 424,633 $ +52,211 Coastal Carolina Athletics program, they depend on the people behind the scenes who provide vital support for BASKETBALL TICKET REVENUE (Gross) • Season $ 95,532 $ 97,120 $ +1,588 their successes. • Single Game $ 53,966 $ 48,103 $ -5,863 In addition to the administration and coaching staffs, • Total Revenue $ 149,498 $ 145,223 $ -4,275 the Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics consists of the following areas: BASEBALL TICKET REVENUE (Gross) Academic Support Services • Season $ 81,857 $ 79,885 $ -1,972 Administrative Support • Single Game $ 80,747 $ 104,086 $ +23,339 Business Operations • Total Revenue $ 162,604 $ 183,971 $ +21,367 Equipment Services Facilities and Operations TOTAL TICKET REVENUE (Gross) Life Skills $ 684,524 $ 753,827 $+69,303 Marketing and Promotions 1 - Regular season games only. Media Relations NCAA Compliance Sports Turf Management Sports Medicine and Nutrition TTENDANCE IGURES Speed, Strength and Conditioning Ticket Office A total of 141,101 Chanticleer fans attended football, men’s basketball and baseball games in 2015-16, almost a 10,000 person increase from the previous year. Coastal led the Big South in total attendance Video Services

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in baseball, ranked second in percentage of stadium capacity in football, and ranked third in average attendance per game in men’s basketball. (Only top five for each sport shown)

FOOTBALL1 MEMBER INSTITUTION Kennesaw State COASTAL CAROLINA Liberty Charleston Southern Monmouth 1

AVG./GAME 8,820 9,163 18,990 3,694 2,461

STADIUM CAPACITY 8,300 9,214 19,200 4,000 4,000

PCT. OF CAPACITY 106.26 99.44 98.90 92.35 61.52

GOCCUSPORTS.COM PAGE VIEWS

- Regular season games only.

GAMES 14 14 18 14 15

TOTAL 35,217 29,057 31,769 23,212 23,028

AVG./GAME 2,516 1,957 1,765 1,658 1,535

GAMES 29 35 26 29 32

TOTAL 44,584 54,354 11,312 9,463 10,195

AVG./GAME 1,592 1,552 435 326 319

BASEBALL MEMBER INSTITUTION Liberty COASTAL CAROLINA Winthrop UNC Asheville Campbell

6,495,619

(Increase of 1,072,778 over 2014-15)

MEN’S BASKETBALL MEMBER INSTITUTION Liberty Radford COASTAL CAROLINA UNC Asheville High Point

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 2015-16 year the Department of Athletics increased its social media footprint on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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GOCCUSPORTS.COM UNIQUE VISITORS

111,860

(Increase of 28,729 over 2014-15)

@GOCCUSPORTS TWITTER FOLLOWERS

17.1K

(Increase of 8,673 over 2014-15)

@CHAUNCEYCCU TWITTER FOLLOWERS

8,757

(Increase of 1,707 over 2014-15)

COASTAL CAROLINA CHANTICLEERS FACEBOOK “LIKES”

30,308

(Increase of 19,978 over 2014-15) (All figures as of Aug. 4, 2015)


2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW HEAD COACH

JEFF JACOBS

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

EXPERIENCE: 2ND YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

SECOND AT BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP • Senior Letitia Saayman became the third Chanticleer runner in school history to be named an NCAA AllAmerican after placing 18th in a 254-runner field at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Louisville, Ky. • Saayman was also named the NCAA Southeast Region Runner of the Year after becoming the first Chanticleer to win an individual title at a NCAA regional meet. • A first-place finish at the Big South Championship earned Saayman her second career Big South Women’s Runner of the Year honor, and she was an All-Big South selection for the first time in her career. • Overall, Saayman turned in five first-place finishes in eight races. • Kyla van Graan and Aynslee van Graan jointed Saayman as All-Big South selections as the sisters finished third and fifth, respectively, at the Big South Championships.

2015 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Team High Point COASTAL CAROLINA Liberty UNC Asheville Radford Campbell Winthrop Gardner-Webb Presbyterian Longwood Charleston Southern

Points 47 51 58 108 157 174 199 203 268 293 295

2015 HONORS NCAA ALL-AMERICAN Letitia Saayman ............................................. 18th Place NCAA SOUTHEAST REGION ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Letitia Saayman NCAA ALL-REGION Letitia Saayman ................................................1st Place BIG SOUTH WOMEN’S RUNNER OF THE YEAR Letitia Saayman ALL-BIG SOUTH Letitia Saayman ................................................1st Place Kyla van Graan ................................................ 3rd Place Aynslee van Graan........................................... 5th Place

Aynslee van Graan

Kyla van Graan

BIG SOUTH RUNNER OF THE WEEK Letitia Saayman ...................................................Sept. 9 Letitia Saayman .................................................Sept. 30 Letitia Saayman ...................................................Oct. 14 Letitia Saayman ...................................................Oct. 21 BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Kyla van Graan

Letitia Saayman

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2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW HEAD COACH

JEFF JACOBS

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

EXPERIENCE: 12TH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

SEVENTH AT BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP • Began the season with consecutive second-place finishes at the Gamecock Challenge and Coastal Carolina Invitational. • Josh Small, Riaz Tyler, Zach Hensel and Elijah Shaw each turned in top-10 finishes at the Gamecock Challenge. • Coastal then saw three top-20 finishes at the Coastal Carolina Invitational as Small (fourth), Tyler (16th) and Hensel (17th) led the Chants. • Small led Coastal and turned in a top-25 finish at the Big South Championships.

2015 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Team Campbell Liberty High Point Radford UNC Asheville Winthrop COASTAL CAROLINA Presbyterian Longwood Gardner-Webb Charleston Southern

Points 31 42 48 120 137 216 218 228 240 243 309

2015 HONORS BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Elijah Shaw

Zach Hensel

Josh Small

Elijah Shaw

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2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW HEAD COACH

PAUL HOGAN

WOMEN’S SOCCER

EXPERIENCE: 5TH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

12-7-1 (7-2-1) | SECOND • Finished runners-up in the regular season of the Big South Conference for the second straight year. • Shutout Charleston Southern 5-0 in the quarterfinals of the Big South tournament at home before falling to Campbell in the semifinals at Bryan Park in Greensboro, N.C. • Paul Hogan earned Big South Coach of the Year honors for the second straight year. • Kayla Christian became the fourth Chanticleer in program history to be named the Big South’s Freshman of the Year.

2015 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS Team Liberty COASTAL CAROLINA Campbell High Point Longwood UNC Asheville Charleston Southern Gardner-Webb Winthrop Presbyterian Radford

Big South 8-2 7-2-1 7-3 6-3-1 6-3-2 4-6 4-6 3-5-2 3-5-2 2-7-1 1-8-1

Overall 13-8-1 12-7-1 14-7 12-5-4 9-8-2 11-9 7-9-2 6-9-4 6-9-3 6-11-1 6-11-1

Big South Tournament Results Quarterfinal No. 2 Coastal Carolina 5, No. 7 Charleston Southern 0 Semifinal No. 3 Campbell 2, No. 2 Coastal Carolina 0

2015 HONORS BIG SOUTH COACH OF THE YEAR Paul Hogan BIG SOUTH FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Kayla Christian ALL-BIG SOUTH Amber Adams .................................................First Team Daniella Famili ................................................First Team Kayla Christian ........................................... Second Team Melanie Flatter ................................. Honorable Mention

Amber Adams

Melanie Flatter

Daniella Famili

BIG SOUTH ALL-FRESHMAN Kayla Christian BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC Darbie Kelly BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK Kayla Christian ................Attacking ...................Sept. 21

Kayla Christian

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2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW HEAD COACH

SHAUN DOCKING

MEN’S SOCCER

EXPERIENCE: 18TH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

13-3-4 (6-1-2) | SECOND NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND • The 2015 season saw the Chanticleers returning to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth consecutive season and 13th time in program history. • Coastal Carolina posted a first round victory at home against North Florida before ultimately falling to fifth-seeded North Carolina in the second round. • After starting the season 7-0-1 with a trio of top-25 wins, the Chanticleers reached program-best national rankings of fourth by both the NSCAA and College Soccer News. The Chants spent the weeks of Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 ranked fourth in both poll before suffering its first loss of the season. • Senior midfielder Colin Marz along with senior forward Tobenna Uzo were honored as Big South Conference first team selections. Junior midfielder Sergio Camargo and sophomores Louis Dargent (midfielder), Einar Einarsson (defender) and Elis Bjornsson (defender) were second team selections, while senior forward Bryce Follensbee and junior goalkeeper Fernando Pina were honorable mention selections. Freshmen Jair Espinoza (midfielder), Ryan Willoughby (midfielder) and Sindri Kristinsson (defender) picked up allfreshman team plaudits. In addition, Marz was named to the conference’s All-Academic Team for his work in the classroom.

2015 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS Team Radford COASTAL CAROLINA Winthrop High Point Campbell Longwood UNC Asheville Liberty Gardner-Webb Presbyterian

Big South 7-1-1 6-1-2 7-1-1 3-3-3 5-4 4-4-1 3-6 2-6-1 3-6 0-8-1

Overall 14-4-2 13-3-4 11-7-1 8-6-7 10-9 9-9-1 6-12-1 6-10-1 4-14 0-16-1

Big South Tournament Results Quarterfinal No. 2 Coastal Carolina 1, No. 6 High Point 1 (2OT)

2015 HONORS NSCAA ALL-REGION Colin Marz ......................................................Third Team

Tobenna Uzo

Colin Marz

ALL-BIG SOUTH Colin Marz .......................................................First Team Tobenna Uzo ...................................................First Team Sergio Camargo .......................................... Second Team Louis Dargent ............................................. Second Team Einar Einarsson ........................................... Second Team Elis Bjornsson ............................................. Second Team Bryce Follensbee .............................. Honorable Mention Fernando Pina .................................. Honorable Mention Jair Espinoza ..............................................All-Freshman Sindri Kristinsson .......................................All-Freshman Ryan Willoughby ........................................All-Freshman BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC Colin Marz NATIONAL TEAM OF THE WEEK Miguel Gutierrez ..................................................Sept. 7 Sergio Camargo ..................................................Sept. 28 Tommy Gudmundsson .........................................Oct. 19 Tobenna Uzo ........................................................Oct. 27 Tobenna Uzo .........................................................Nov. 3 BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK Fernando Pina .................Defensive ...................Sept. 14

Louis Dargent

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2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW HEAD COACH

JOE MOGLIA

FOOTBALL

EXPERIENCE: 4TH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

9-3 (4-2) | SECOND NCAA DIVISION I FCS CHAMPIONSHIP • Ranked #1 in the NCAA Coaches poll for eight consecutive weeks during the 2016 campaign and ended the season ranked #16 in the media poll, #17 in the coaches. The Chanticleers have been ranked among the nation’s top 25 for 44 consecutive polls while ranking among the top five 28 times and among the top 10 in 37 of the last 38 ranking periods. • Reached the NCAA FCS Playoff for the fourth consecutive year, being one of just team programs to reach the postseason in each of the last four seasons. • Coastal Carolina became the first Big South program to start a season 7-0 three straight years. • In its 13th season of football, the Chanticleers won their 100th game on Nov. 3 with a 55-0 win over Alabama A&M. Overall, CCUs all-time record stands at 104-52. • De’Angleo Henderson et the NCAA FCS record by scoring at least one touchdown in 26 consecutive games and is just one shy of the NCAA Division I all-time record of 27, set by Virginia Tech’s Lee Suggs. • Just a junior, De’Angleo Henderson set the CCU career marks for rushing yards, rushing attempts and rushing TDs while exiting the Big South third on the all-time rushing yards and rushing touchdowns lists. In addition, Henderson set Big South records for career receptions (77) and receiving yards (731) by a running back. • Alex Ross became the first player to be a three-time, first team All-Big South selection at quarterback as well as being the first football player in Big South history to be both a Player of the Year (Offensive in 2014) • Ross ended his career 20th in NCAA FCS history with a 151.85 career pass efficiency rating and 24th in NCAA FCS history with 11,482 yards of total offense. Ross set Big South all-time marks for total offense, TD responsibility (91) and rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (19), while adding the following CCU career records: pass attempts (1,174), pass completions (760), passing yards (9,918), passing TDs (72) and pass completion percentage (.647). • Ryan Granger set a CCU single-season record by making 16 field goals, including a CCU record 10 straight over a three-game span — one being a 30-yarder as time expired to win at Monmouth. • Alex Ross (Atlanta Falcons) and Tyrell Blanks (Houston Texans) were invited to NFL rookie camps.

2015 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS Team Charleston Southern COASTAL CAROLINA Liberty Monmouth Kennesaw State Gardner-Webb Presbyterian

Big South Overall 6-0 10-3 4-2 9-3 3-3 6-5 3-3 5-6 2-4 6-5 2-4 4-7 1-5 2-9

NCAA Division I FCS Championship Results First Round (Conway, S.C.) The Citadel 41, Coastal Carolina 38

2015 HONORS Joe Moglia • Eddie Robinson Award FCS National Coach of the Year • South Carolina Football Hall of Fame Humanitarian of the Year • Stuttering Association for the Young Hero Award

De’Angelo Henderson • STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Year Finalist (10th) • Freddie Solomon Community Spirit Award Finalist

Alex Ross • STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Year Finalist (19th)

ALL-AMERICAN Alex Ross ...............................AFCA (one, 25-man team) De’Angelo Henderson ......................... STATS (2nd Team) Associated Press( 3rd team) Devin Brown ....................................... STATS (3rd Team) CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN Alex Ross .........................................................2nd Team CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT Alex Ross ..........................................................1st Team FCS ADA ACADEMIC ALL-STARS Alex Ross Ryan Granger NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION HAMPSHIRE HONOR SOCIETY Alex Ross NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Devin Brown ..................STATS Special Teams (Sept. 21) Ryan Granger ...................STATS Special Teams (Oct. 12)

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2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW BIG SOUTH INDIVIDUAL HONORS De’Angelo Henderson ........... Offensive Player of the Year Devin Brown .................. Special Team Player of the Year Alex Ross ...............................Scholar-Athlete of the Year ALL-BIG SOUTH De’Angelo Henderson, RB ................................First Team Alex Ross, QB...................................................First Team Devin Brown, KOR ...........................................First Team Bruce Mapp, WR ..............................................First Team Sam Ekwonike, OL ...........................................First Team Voghens Larrieux, OL ......................................First Team Jabarai Bothwell, DL .......................................First Team Ryan Granger, PK.............................................First Team Chase Tidwell, OL ....................................... Second Team Chris Jones, WR and PR .............................. Second Team Roderick Holder, DL ................................... Second Team Calvin Hollenhorst, DL ............................... Second Team Alex Scearce, LB ........................................ Second Team

Alex Ross was both an All-American and an Academic All-American

Devin Brown returned two kickoffs for TDs and earned All-American honors

BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Alex Ross BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK De’Angelo Henderson .........................Offensive (Sept. 7) Devin Brown ...............................Special Teams (Sept. 7) De’Angelo Henderson .......................Offensive (Sept. 14) Evan Rabon ...............................Special Teams (Sept. 14) Devin Brown .............................Special Teams (Sept. 21) Ryan Granger ..............................Special Teams (Oct. 12) Jabarai Bothwell ...............................Defensive (Oct. 26) Ryan Granger ..............................Special Teams (Oct. 26) Alex Ross .............................................Offensive (Nov. 9) Jabarai Bothwell .............................. Defensive (Nov. 16) Alex Ross ........................................co-Offensive (Nov. 9)

De’Angelo Henderson broke the NCAA FCS record for consecutive games scoring a TD at Monmouth

The “Surf Turf” made its debut for the 2015 season

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2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW HEAD COACH

JOZSEF FORMAN

VOLLEYBALL

EXPERIENCE: 4TH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

25-5 (14-0) | BIG SOUTH REGULAR SEASON & TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS NCAA TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND - CHAPEL HILL REGIONAL • Advanced to the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship for the second straight year, where the Chanticleers faced 16th-seeded Creighton in the first round. Coastal ultimately fell 3-1 to Creighton, but recorded the program’s first set win in an NCAA postseason match. • Repeated as Big South tournament champions for the first time in program history, and became the first Coastal volleyball team to win the regular season and tournament championships in the same season. • Was also the first Coastal team to go unbeaten in conference matches (14-0), and posted the program’s highest winning percentage (.833). • Leah Hardeman became the first Chanticleer to be named All-Region by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, and was just the third student-athlete in Big South volleyball history to be voted the Player of the Year in consecutive seasons. • A team-record of six Chanticleer student-athletes were voted All-Big South. • Jozsef Forman was named the conference’s Coach of the Year for the first time in his career. • Senior outside hitter Lian Bernett became just the Chanticleer in team history to surpass 1,000 kills, 1,000 digs and 100 aces for her career. • Senior middle blocker Eszter Nagy set the Coastal Carolina and Big South single season record for hitting percentage (.417) while ranking 12th in the nation in the category.

2015 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS Team COASTAL CAROLINA High Point Liberty UNC Asheville Winthrop Radford Campbell Charleston Southern Gardner-Webb Presbyterian

Big South Overall 14-0 25-5 11-3 21-10 9-5 14-14 8-6 15-12 7-7 14-18 6-8 14-15 6-8 14-17 4-10 10-23 3-11 9-22 2-12 4-24

Big South Tournament Results Quarterfinal No. 1 Coastal Carolina 3, No. 8 Charleston Southern 0 Semifinal No. 1 Coastal Carolina 3, No. 5 Winthrop 2 Championship No. 1 Coastal Carolina 3, No. 7 Campbell 0

2015 HONORS AVCA ALL-REGION Leah Hardeman BIG SOUTH COACH OF THE YEAR Jozsef Forman BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR Leah Hardeman BIG SOUTH TOURNAMENT MVP Leah Hardeman

Leah Hardeman

Eszter Nagy

Lian Bernett

ALL-BIG SOUTH Leah Hardeman...............................................First Team Eszter Nagy .....................................................First Team Lian Bernett ............................................... Second Team Annayka Legros .......................................... Second Team Natasa Savovic ................................. Honorable Mention Sara Boothe ..................................... Honorable Mention BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Eszter Nagy BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK Eszter Nagy ........................Player ......................Sept. 28 Leah Hardeman..................Player ........................Oct. 19 Sara Boothe ....................Freshman .....................Oct. 19

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2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW HEAD COACH

JEFF JACOBS

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

EXPERIENCE: 2ND YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

SECOND PLACE • The Chanticleer women took second place at the 2016 Big South Championship after winning the title the previous three seasons. • Emma Kroger (pole vault) and Kyla van Graan (5,000m) led the Chants, taking the individual titles in their respective events. It was the first time during the season that van Graan participated in the 5,000m event. • In all, Coastal Carolina placed in the top three in eight events at the conference championship. • During the regular season, Coastal held a total of 25 top-10 finishes, including 16 in the top five and three first-place finishes.

2016 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Team Liberty COASTAL CAROLINA Campbell Winthrop Charleston Southern High Point Gardner-Webb Radford UNC Asheville

Points 178.50 109 108 55 52 49 42 37.50 32

2016 HONORS ALL-BIG SOUTH Emma Kroger ..................Pole Vault ................Champion Amirah Al-Bayyinah ...... Triple Jump................... Second Kyla van Graan ................. 5,000m..................Champion Kyla van Graan ................. 3,000m...................... Second Aynslee van Graan..............800m ...........................Third Aynslee van Graan........... One-Mile .................... Second Teka Simpson .....................200m ...........................Third Teka Simpson .................Long Jump .......................Third BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Kyla van Graan BIG SOUTH ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Amirah Al-Bayyinah ............Field ........................ Feb. 10

Kyla van Graan

Emma Kroger

Amirah Al-Bayyinah

Teka Simpson

Aynslee van Graan

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2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW HEAD COACH

CLIFF ELLIS

MEN’S BASKETBALL

EXPERIENCE: 9TH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

21-12 (12-6) | THIRD • Competed in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). Advanced to the tournament’s semifinal round by winning the first three postseason tournament games in program history. • Head coach Cliff Ellis notched his 700th career win as a Division I coach on Jan. 2 against rival Winthrop. Ellis ended the season as the third active winningest coach in Division I. • Junior Elijah Wilson scored his 1,000th career point on Nov. 28 with a second-half three-pointer against Campbell. Wilson finished the season with 1,375 career points, ranking 10th on the CCU all-time list. • Senior Badou Diagne became Coastal’s 21st 1,000-point scorer with second-half three-pointer against Radford on Feb. 6. Diagne finished as CCU’s 20th all-time leading scorer (1,027), third-leading rebounder (789) and fourth-leading shot blocker (99). • Senior Tristian Curtis, who was featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter for the emotional reunion with his mother on senior night, was named the Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Curtis turned in a career year, finishing the season shooting team-best 69.0 percent from the field. • The Chanticleers won 21 games despite players missing a combined 40 games due to various injuries. Five of Coastal’s 13 20-plus win seasons have come under the direction of Ellis, including each of the last three seasons. • Set the Coastal Carolina team single season 3-point field goals made record with 244.

2015-16 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS Team Winthrop High Point COASTAL CAROLINA UNC Asheville Gardner-Webb Liberty Radford Campbell Presbyterian Longwood Charleston Southern

Big South Overall 13-5 23-9 13-5 21-11 12-6 21-12 12-6 22-12 10-8 17-16 10-8 13-19 9-9 16-15 5-13 12-18 5-13 11-20 5-13 10-23 5-13 9-21

Big South Tournament Results Quarterfinal No. 6 Gardner-Webb 69, No. 4 Coastal Carolina 65

2015-16 HONORS ALL-BIG SOUTH Elijah Wilson..................................... Honorable Mention Shivaughn Wiggins .......................... Honorable Mention BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Tristian Curtis BIG SOUTH SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Tristian Curtis

Elijah Wilson

Cliff Ellis

Tristian Curtis

Shivaughn Wiggins

Badou Diagne

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BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK Badou Diagne ....................Player ....................... Dec. 23 Elijah Wilson.......................Player ......................... Feb. 1 Shivaughn Wiggins ............Player ....................... Feb. 15


2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW HEAD COACH

JAIDA WILLILAMS

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

EXPERIENCE: 3RD YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

12-18 (7-12) | NINTH • Boasted one of the best defenses in the Big South with national rankings of 16th in steals per game (10.6) and 32nd in total steals (318) to lead the conference in both categories. • Also topped the Big South forcing 20.6 turnovers per game. • Ced Gibson was voted a second-team All-Big South selection after finishing in the top 10 in the conference in assists (third), steals (seventh), scoring (ninth) and field goal percentage (ninth). • Had one of the league’s best long-range shooters in senior guard Nicole Isaacs, who finished the season third in the Big South in both 3-point field goal percentage and 3-point field goals made.

2015-16 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS Team UNC Asheville Liberty Presbyterian Radford Gardner-Webb High Point Charleston Southern Campbell COASTAL CAROLINA Longwood Winthrop

Big South Overall 16-4 26-7 15-5 20-13 14-7 18-13 13-7 18-13 12-7 19-12 10-10 12-19 8-12 14-17 7-12 12-18 7-12 12-18 5-15 8-22 3-17 4-26

Big South Tournament Results Quarterfinal No. 8 Campbell 67, No. 9 Coastal Carolina 64

2015-16 HONORS ALL-BIG SOUTH Ced Gibson ................................................. Second Team BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Olivia Carlton BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK Ced Gibson .........................Player ....................... Feb. 22

Ced Gibson

Nicole Isaacs

Rachael Gregory

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2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW HEAD COACH

KATIE QUINNEY

WOMEN’S GOLF

EXPERIENCE: 8TH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

SECOND • Finished the season with a 296.37 scoring average, ranking as the second-best team scoring average in program history. • Senior Lena Schaeffner, an All-Big South selection and the league’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year, concluded her collegiate career with a 74.50 scoring average. The stroke average is tops in program history among players that completed 70-plus rounds. • Malene Krolboll Hansen’s season scoring average of 73.68 ranks third on the CCU all-time list, while senior Bailey Cocca’s season average of 75.13 ranbks 11th. • The Chanticleers won the 2016 Edwin Watts/ Kiawah Island Classic hosted at the Kiawah Island ResorOsprey Point course. The tournament’s field of 41 teams was the largest single event in the NCAA in 2016. • Freshman Marie Lunackova was named the Big South Freshman of the Year, becoming the fourth Chanticleer to win the award since 2010.

2016 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Team Campbell COASTAL CAROLINA Charleston Southern Winthrop Gardner-Webb Longwood Presbyterian College Radford High Point

Scores 296 293 294 297 302 301 310 299 313 310 323 321 323 311 325 317 329 318

Coastal Carolina Individual Results T3. Malene Kroboll Hansen 77 72 T5. Bailey Cocca 72 73 T5. Lena Schaeffner 71 74 T15. Marie Lunackova 80 78 T21. Barbora Bakova 74 81

305 +30 313 +40 313 +52 319 +64 337 +96 317 +97 336 +106 341 +119 337 +120 75 81 81 76 82

+8 +10 +10 +18 +21

2016 HONORS BIG SOUTH FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Marie Lunackova BIG SOUTH SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Lena Schaeffner ALL-BIG SOUTH Malene Krolboll Hansen Lena Schaeffner Bailey Cocca BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Lena Schaeffner

Malene Krolboll Hansen

Bailey Cocca

Marie Lunackova BIG SOUTH ALL-CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM Malene Krolnoll Hansen Lena Schaeffner Bailey Cocca BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK Marie Lunackova .............Freshman .......................Oct. 1 Malene Krolboll Hansen .....Player ...................... March 2 Marie Lunackova .............Freshman ................. March 10 Malene Krolboll Hansen .. co-Player ................. March 16 Lena Schaeffner .............. co-Player ................. March 16

Lena Schaeffner

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2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW HEAD COACH

JEFF JACOBS

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

EXPERIENCE: 2ND YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

SECOND • Had two student-athletes qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary Round as Aynslee van Grann represented Coastal in the 1500m and Amirah Al-Bayyinah made her second straight appearance in the triple jump. Van Graan missed qualifying for the national championship by one spot, while Al-Bayyinah placed 42nd in her event. • Placed second at the Big South Championships while turning in seven top-three finishes. • Teka Simpson was crowned the individual champion in both the 100m and 200m sprints, and was named the Women’s Track Athlete of the Meet. Her 200m time of 23.29 was a personal best. • The Chants took second place in the 4x100 Relay with the team of Teka Simpson, Anacia Hines, Karissa Lunn and Kelila Naules. • Aynslee van Graan was named All-Big South with second-place finishes in the 1500m and 5000m races, and earned Big South Track Athlete of the Week honors on March 30.

2016 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Team Liberty COASTAL CAROLINA High Point Campbell Charleston Southern Winthrop Gardner-Webb Radford UNC Asheville

Points 235.5 133 120.5 108 53 48.5 48.5 37 35

2016 HONORS ALL-BIG SOUTH Anacia Hines .................4x100 Relay .................. Second Anacia Hines ............... 100m Hurdles.....................Third Karissa Lunn ..................4x100 Relay .................. Second Rozelle Meier .................. 400m HH .................... Second Kelila Naules .................4x100 Relay .................. Second Teka Simpson .....................100m ...................Champion Teka Simpson .....................200m ...................Champion Teka Simpson ................4x100 Relay .................. Second Aynslee van Graan.............1500m ...................... Second Aynslee van Graan.............5000m ...................... Second BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Kyla van Graan BIG SOUTH ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Aynslee van Graan.............. Track..................... March 30

Kelila Naules

Rozelle Meier

Kelila Naules (left) and Teka Simpson (right)

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2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW HEAD COACH

JEFF JACOBS

MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

EXPERIENCE: 12TH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

SECOND • Had five student-athletes and a relay team qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary Round, including Desmond Wallace (110m HH), Kevondre’ Hunt (110m HH), Jerome Coaxum Jr. (400m hurdles), Robert Castellani (javelin) and Devontaye Edwards (discus), and the 4x100m relay team of Therius Styles, Ryan McCain, Kahlim Denmark and Chiason Tenkiang. • Placed second at the Big South Championship after posting 10 top-three finishes. • Won the conference’s 4x400 relay title with a team of Jerome Coaxum Jr., Tre Stanley, Deion Wellington and Braylon Wilkerson. • Also claimed conference titles in the 400m hurdles and 110m hurdles, courtesy of Jerome Coaxum Jr. and Desmond Wallace, respectively. • Desomond Wallace was twice named the Big South Track Athlete of the Week, while Therius Styles received the honor once.

2016 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Team Liberty COASTAL CAROLINA Campbell High Point Winthrop Gardner-Webb Charleston Southern UNC Asheville

Points 257 156 138 99 61 47 31 15

2016 HONORS ALL-BIG SOUTH Jerome Coaxum Jr. ...... 400m Hurdles.............Champion Jerome Coaxum Jr. ........4x400 Relay ..............Champion Kahlim Denmark ...........4x100 Relay .................. Second Kevondre’ Hunt............ 110m Hurdles................. Second Dee Jennings............... 110m Hurdles.....................Third Dee Jennings............... 400m Hurdles.....................Third Ryan McCain..................4x100 Relay .................. Second Tre Stanley ....................4x400 Relay ..............Champion Therius Styles ................4x100 Relay .................. Second Therius Styles .....................100m ...........................Third Chiason Tenkiang ..........4x100 Relay .................. Second Desmond Wallace........ 110m Hurdles.............Champion Deion Wellington ..........4x400 Relay ..............Champion Deion Wellington ...............400m ....................... Second Braylon Wilkerson .........4x400 Relay ..............Champion Braylon Wilkerson ..............400m ...........................Third

Zach Bolton

Charles Bascom

BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Ryan Minor BIG SOUTH ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Desmond Wallace............... Track..................... March 24 Therius Styles ..................... Track....................... April 13 Desmond Wallace............... Track....................... April 28

Nick Seabright

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2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW HEAD COACH

KEVIN MCPHERSON

MEN’S GOLF

EXPERIENCE: 3RD YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

NINTH • Hosted the General Hackler Championship, which is cementing itself as one of the nation’s top collegiate events. The 2016 15-team field included eight team ranked among the nation’s top 50. • Alfredo Ruiz and Olle Widegren were the only two Chanticleers to play in all 10 CCU events (29 rounds). Ruiz led the team with 10 at par or better. Ryan Carpenter had the team’s lowest strokes per round average for the season. • Thadd Obecny II qualified for the 2016 US Amateur.

2016 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Team Liberty Campbell Charleston Southern Winthrop Radford Longwood Gardner-Webb Presbyterian College COASTAL CAROLINA High Point

Scores 286 281 289 289 290 284 293 293 304 297 300 289 299 288 311 294 302 299 317 303

286 287 294 297 283 296 300 283 307 311

-11 +1 +4 +19 +20 +21 +23 +24 +44 +67

Coastal Carolina Individual Results T18. Ryan Carpenter 75 70 T30. Thadd Obency II 79 72 T40. Olle Widegren 75 78 T44. Luis Ruiz 78 79 48. Alfredo Ruiz 74 84

77 76 78 76 80

+6 +11 +15 +17 +22

2016 HONORS BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Olle Widegren BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK Luis Ruiz ............................................. Freshman (Nov. 6) Daniel Overas ...................................Freshman (April 15)

Ryan Carpenter

Alfredo Ruiz

Olle Widegren

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2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW HEAD COACH

JOZSEF FORMAN

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

EXPERIENCE: 1ST YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

SIXTH

• Played its first season of competition as an associate member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. The team will not play a full conference schedule, however, until the 2017 season. 2016 ATLANTIC SUN STANDINGS • Recorded the program’s first victory on March 24 as the Chants defeated Jacksonville State, 5-0, at the Team A-Sun Overall College of Charleston Tournament. Stetson 7-1 28-9 North Florida 7-1 24-9 • Also notched wins against Stevenson (5-0) and Carson Newman (3-2). Florida Gulf Coast Mercer Jacksonville COASTAL CAROLINA

3-5 2-6 1-7 0-0

Atlantic Sun Tournament Results First Round No. 3 Florida Gulf Coast 4, No. 6 Coastal Carolina 1

2016 HONORS

Alise Petersone

Natasa Savovic

Sara Boothe

Tahleia Bishop

Dora Lulic

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2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW HEAD COACH

CHRIS POWERS

MEN’S TENNIS

EXPERIENCE: 11TH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

21-4 (8-0) | BIG SOUTH REGULAR SEASON & TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS NCAA FIRST ROUND - WAKE FOREST REGIONAL • Coastal returned to the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship for the second time in the last four seasons. It was the program’s second team appearance in the tournament. • Repeated as Big South regular season champions with a perfect 8-0 conference record, and became the third Coastal team to win the conference’s regular season and tournament titles in the same season. • Recorded the first 20+ win season in program history while also finishing with the program’s highest winning percentage (.840). • Chris Powers was named Big South Coach of the Year for the second time in his career, and second time in the last four years. • Four Chanticleers were voted first or second team All-Big South members.

2016 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS Team COASTAL CAROLINA UNC Asheville Presbyterian Liberty Gardner-Webb Winthrop Campbell Radford Longwood

Big South Overall 8-0 21-4 6-2 11-8 6-2 14-16 4-4 11-11 4-4 10-12 4-4 10-13 3-5 8-13 1-7 4-16 0-8 7-15

Big South Tournament Results Quarterfinals No. 1 Coastal Carolina 4, No. 8 Radford 0 Semifinals No. 1 Coastal Carolina 4, No. 5 Liberty 3 Championship No. 1 Coastal Carolina 4, No. 2 Presbyterian 3

2016 HONORS BIG SOUTH COACH OF THE YEAR Chris Powers ALL-BIG SOUTH Jabor Al-Mutawa...............Singles ..................First Team Pedro Leme .......................Singles ..................First Team Pedro Leme ...................... Doubles .................First Team Sebastian Schneider..........Singles ............. Second Team Vuk Velickovic....................Singles ..................First Team Vuk Velickovic................... Doubles .................First Team

Jabor Al-Mutawa

Vuk Velickovic

Pedro Leme

BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Vuk Velickovic BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK Jabor Al-Mutawa................................................... Feb. 3 Pedro Leme ......................................................... Feb. 24 Vuk Velickovic..................................................... March 2 Vuk Velickovic................................................... March 16 Vuk Velickovic................................................... March 23

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CATHERINE HEWITT

WOMEN’S TENNIS

EXPERIENCE: 5TH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

18-7 (7-2) | THIRD • Won the head-to-head tiebreaker over defending conference champion Charleston Southern to finish third in the Big South during the regular season. • Reach the semifinals of the Big South tournament for the 22nd time in program history. • Had three student-athletes named to the first or second All-Big South teams. • Libby Scott was a first team All-Big South singles selection for the fourth time in her career, and a first team All-Big South doubles selection for the second time. • Scott and Marie Babayan each finished 7-1 in Big South singles matches, while sophomore Sara Bondar completed the conference singles schedule with a perfect 8-0 record. • Babayan was named to the Big South All-Academic Team for the second consecutive year.

2016 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS Team Liberty Winthrop COASTAL CAROLINA Charleston Southern Campbell UNC Asheville Gardner-Webb Longwood Radford Presbyterian

Big South Overall 8-1 15-10 8-1 20-5 7-2 18-7 7-2 14-5 5-4 11-9 4-5 8-10 3-6 8-14 2-7 10-14 1-8 2-15 0-9 11-14

Big South Tournament Results Quarterfinals No. 3 Coastal Carolina 4, No. 6 UNC Asheville 1 Semifinals No. 2 Winthrop 4, No. 3 Coastal Carolina 0

2016 HONORS ALL-BIG SOUTH Sara Bondar ..................... Doubles .................First Team Romane Delay ...................Singles ............. Second Team Libby Scott ........................Singles ..................First Team Libby Scott ....................... Doubles .................First Team BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Marie Babayan

Libby Scott

Sara Bondar

Marie Babayan

Romane Delay

Cari Berry

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BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK Libby Scott ............................................................ Feb. 3 Marie Babayan .................................................... Feb. 24 Libby Scott ......................................................... March 2 Libby Scott ........................................................... April 6


2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW HEAD COACH

KRISTEN SELVAGE

LACROSSE

EXPERIENCE: 1ST YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

11-7 (5-3) | FOURTH • Advanced to the semifinal of the Big South Championship for the second consecutive year after beating Liberty by a goal in the first round at Brooks Stadium. • Matched the program-record for wins in a season for the second straight year. • Senior Sara Nolan netted a team-high 42 goals, becoming the second player in program history to find the back of the net more than 40 times. • Maggie Carr smashed the program’s single-season assists record, dishing out 28 helpers to surpass the previous record of 18. • Junior goalie Jenna Stover became the program record-holder for most starts in a season (18), and posted the highest single-season save percentage (.473) in team history. • Nine members from the inaugural team of 2013 completed their senior seasons. • Senior defender Nyra Constant, a member of the original class, became the program’s first player to start every game of her four-year career.

2016 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS Team Winthrop High Point Campbell COASTAL CAROLINA Liberty Longwood Gardner-Webb Presbyterian

Big South Overall 8-0 20-3 7-1 13-6 5-3 10-9 5-3 11-7 4-4 5-13 4-4 8-10 2-6 4-13 1-7 3-15

Big South Tournament Results Quarterfinals No. 4 Coastal Carolina 9, No. 5 Liberty 8 Semifinals No. 1 Winthrop 8, No. 4 Coastal Carolina 4

2016 HONORS ALL-BIG SOUTH Charlotte O’Leary ............................................First Team Nyra Constant............................................. Second Team Sara Nolan.................................................. Second Team Sophie Crowther .............................. Honorable Mention BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Gabby Vujanic BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK Charlotte O’Leary ...............Player ........................ April 5 Haley Alexander ..............Freshman ..................... April 5

Charlotte O’Leary

Nyra Constant

Sara Nolan

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2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW HEAD COACH

KELLY GREEN

SOFTBALL

EXPERIENCE: 7TH YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

37-22 (18-6) | SECOND • The Chanticleers made their seventh consecutive appearance in the semifinals of the Big South Championship, and completed their fifth straight season with 30 or more wins. • Senior Morgan Noad finished her Coastal Carolina career as the school and Big South record holder in both home runs and RBI. Noad was additionally named the conference’s Player of the Year and was honored as an NFCA All-Region selection at the conclusion of the season. • Bri Chiusano was a first team All-Big South selection for the third straight year after leading the nation’s active players in career bases stolen. • Noad and Chiusano together won 148 games during their four-year Chanticleer careers. • Taty Forbes was named the Big South Freshman of Year after closing the regular season ranked eighth in the nation with a .473 batting average. Forbes led the Big South in batting average as well as hits and runs scored.

2016 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS Team Longwood COASTAL CAROLINA Liberty Radford Campbell Presbyterian Charleston Southern Gardner-Webb Winthrop

Big South Overall 19-5 40-20 18-6 37-22 16-8 31-28 13-11 35-26 11-13 28-31 10-14 25-28 10-14 22-34 4-17 21-33 4-20 15-43

Big South Tournament Results First Round No. 2 Coastal Carolina 14, No. 7 Charleston Southern 10 Second Round No. 2 Coastal Carolina 8, No. 3 Liberty 0 Quarterfinals No. 1 Longwood 5, No. 2 Coastal Carolina 0 Semifinals No. 1 Longwood 10, No. 2 Coastal Carolina 2

2016 HONORS NFCA ALL-REGION Morgan Noad BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR Morgan Noad BIG SOUTH FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Taty Forbes BIG SOUTH SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Mackenzie Conrad

Morgan Noad

Bri Chiusano

Kelsey Dominik

ALL-BIG SOUTH Bri Chiusano ....................................................First Team Kelsey Dominik ...............................................First Team Taty Forbes ...............................First Team, All-Freshman Morgan Noad ..................................................First Team Mackenzie Conrad .................. Second Team, All-Academic Annie Robinson .......................................... Second Team BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK Taty Forbes .........................Player .................... March 14 Morgan Noad .....................Player ........................ April 4 Ashley Guillette.................Pitcher ..................... April 11 Taty Forbes .........................Player ...................... April 18 Bri Chiusano .......................Player ...................... April 25 Kelsey Dominik .................Pitcher ........................ May 9 Mackenzie Conrad ..............Player ......................... May 9

Taty Forbes

Mackenzie Conrad

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2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW HEAD COACH

GARY GILMORE

BASEBALL 55-18 (21-3) | BIG SOUTH REGULAR SEASON & TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS NCAA RALEIGH REGIONAL CHAMPIONS NCAA BATON ROUGE SUPER REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

NCAA COLLEGE WORLD SERIES NATIONAL CHAMPIONS • Coastal Carolina won the 2016 NCAA National Championship. • CCU won 55 games, which was the best win total in the NCAA and tied a school record for wins in a season. • The Chanticleers became the first team to win the championship in its debut CWS appearance since Minnesota in 1956 • Coastal Carolina is the second team in Super Regional era (since 1999) to make CWS & lead NCAA in homers in same year, joining Florida in 2012. The Chanticleers are the first team to lead the nation in homers and win the College World Series since LSU in 1997. • With two wins the championship series versus Arizona to claim the title, Gilmore recorded his 1,100th career victory, which ranks 35th in the NCAA all-time Division I wins list. Gilmore is 1,100-540 overall (27th year) and 847-438 in his 21tst year at CCU. • The Chanticleers were 6-0 in elimination games during the 2016 NCAA baseball tournament and 5-0 in such games at the College World Series. CCU is the first school to win five elimination games in Omaha since Oregon State in 2006.. • Coastal was 11-2 in neutral site games and became the first team to sweep LSU at Alex Box Stadium in a NCAA Super Regional. • Coastal posted a 24-4 record down the stretch and ended the regular season 12th in the RPI. The Chants faced the nation’s seventh-toughest non-conference schedule and were 19-12 in such games. • In addition to leading the NCAA in wins, the Chanticleers led the nation in home runs (96) and runs scored (516) while ranking among the nation’s top 10 in walks drawn (4th, 342); hits (4th, 709); sacrifice bunts (4th, 78); double plays turned (5th, 66) and stolen bases (7th, 112). • Andrew Beckwith earned the John D. Diesing, Sr. Award as College World Series’ Most Outstanding Player as he finished his CWS with a 3-0 record, two complete games and an 0.76 ERA in 23.2 innings (2 ER). That’s tied for fifth-best ERA in CWS history among pitchers with a minimum of 18 innings. • Andrew Beckwith improved to 15-1 and lower his season ERA to 1.85 with the victory in the CSW final. The 15 wins not only was a CCU single-season record and led the nation, but are the most by any player nationally since TCU’s Matt Purke won 15 times in 2010. Beckwith’s 1.85 ERA ranked 15th nationally • Zach Remillard and G.K. Young tied for 4th nationally and tied a CCU single-season record with 99 hits. Remillard also led the NCAA in total bases (177), ranked fifth in RBI (72) and eighth in home runs (19). • Young additionally ranked third nationally in total bases (168), fifth in RBI (72) and 13th in home runs (18).

EXPERIENCE: 21ST YEAR AT COASTAL CAROLINA

2016 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS Team Big South Overall COASTAL CAROLINA 21-3 55-18 High Point 14-10 32-24 Longwood 14-10 32-27 Gardner-Webb 14-10 37-21 Presbyterian 12-12 27-30 Winthrop 12-12 28-27 Liberty 12-12 31-28 Radford 9-15 19-39 Charleston Southern 6-18 19-34 UNC Asheville 5-19 16-38 Campbell (Not eligible for postseason) 13-11 26-27 Big South Tournament Results (Lexington, S.C.) First Round Second Round Semifinals Championship

No. 1 Coastal Carolina 7, No. 8 Radford 5 No. 1 Coastal Carolina 4, No. 4 Gardner-Webb 3 No. 1 Coastal Carolina 5, No. 3 Longwood 1 No. 1 Coastal Carolina 1, No. 7 Liberty 0

NCAA Raleigh Regional Results Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4

No. 2 Coastal Carolina 5, No. 3 Saint Mary’s 2 No. 2 Coastal Carolina 4, No. 1 NC State 0 No. 1 NC State 8, No. 2 Coastal Carolina 1 No. 2 Coastal Carolina 7, No. 1 NC State 5

NCAA Baton Rouge Super Regional Results Game 1 Game 2

Coastal Carolina 11, No. 8 national seed LSU 8 Coastal Carolina 4, No. 8 national seed LSU 3

NCAA College World Series Results Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5

Coastal Carolina 2, No. 1 national seed Florida 1 TCU 6, Coastal Carolina 1 Coastal Carolina 7, No. 4 national seed Texas Tech 5 Coastal Carolina 4, TCU 1 Coastal Carolina 7, TCU 5

Game 6 Game 7 Game 8

Arizona 3, Coastal Carolina 0 Coastal Carolina 5, Arizona 4 Coastal Carolina 4, Arizona 3

CWS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

2016 HONORS Gary Gilmore .........................National Coach of the Year • National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association • American Baseball Coaches Association/Diamond • Collegiate Baseball Magazine • D1Baseball.com • HERO Sports • PerfectGame.org/Rawlings

Andrew Beckwith • Gregg Olson National Breakout Player of the Year

Connor Owings • Gregg Olson National Breakout Player of the Year (finalist)

G.K. Young • Dick Howser National Player of the Year (semifinalist)

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2015-16 YEAR IN REVIEW ALL-AMERICAN Connor Owings...............................................ABCA (1st team) NCBWA (1st team) D1Baseball.com (2nd team) Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball (2nd team) PerfectGame.org (3rd team) Andrew Beckwith..............HERO Sports (one, 13-player team) Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball (2nd team) PerfectGame.org (honorable mention) G.K. Young.........................HERO Sports (one, 13-player team) ABCA (1st Team) NCBWA (1st team) Mike Morrison .. Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball (1st team) NCBWA (3rd team) PerfectGame.org (3rd team) Zach Remillard ...........................................NCBWA (3rd team) PerfectGame.org (honorable mention)

NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Tyler Chadwick ................NCBWA Hitter of the Week (April 28)

RAWLINGS/ABCA ALL-ATLANTIC REGION Connor Owings.........................................................First Team G.K. Young................................................................First Team

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM Andrew Beckwith..............................Most Outstanding Player Zach Remillard David Parrett Anthony Marks

NCAA RALEIGH REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM Zach Remillard ..................................Most Outstanding Player Mike Morrison Billy Cooke Seth Lancaster

• Among the NCAA leaders, Connor Owings ranked 15th in runs scored (64), 24th in hits (89), 24th home runs (16) and 33rd in slugging percentage (.636). • Other Chants to finish high in the NCAA final statistics include Michael Paez (seventh in runs scored; 67) — Anthony Marks (17th in walks; 51) — Billy Cooke 17th in sac bunts; 14) • Other CCU single season records set include: Connor Owings, Zach Remillard, G.K. Young and Michael Paez playing in 73 games — G.K. Young with 294 at bats — Mike Morison with an opponent batting average of .169. • Coastal was 14-1 on Sundays, including a win in the Super Regional final at LSU and a victory over #1 national seed Florida in the teams’ College World Series opener. The Chanticleers were additionally 21-1 when wearing its black jersey and 27-1 when wearing its all black hat. The lone loss on all three occasions was a seven-inning, 4-2 setback at Georgia Tech. • Coastal Carolina has six players drafted and two players sign as free agents, including: - Michael Paez 4th round New York Mets - Zach Remillard 10th round Chicago White Sox - Mike Morrison 27th round Chicago White Sox - Alex Cunningham 28th round Detroit Tigers - G.K. Young 31st round San Diego Padres - Connor Owings 34th round Arizona Diamondbacks - Anthony Marks free agent San Francisco Giants - David Parrett free agent Tampa Rays

BIG SOUTH ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM Mike Morrison .................................................................. MVP Zach Remillard Michael Paez Seth Lancaster

BIG SOUTH INDIVIDUAL HONORS Connor Owings.............................................. Player of the Year Andrew Beckwith.........................................Pitcher of the Year Gary Gilmore ..................................................Coach of the Year

ALL-BIG SOUTH Connor Owings, OF ....................................................First Team Zach Remillard, INF ...................................................First Team G.K. Young, DH ..........................................................First Team Andrew Beckwith, SP ................................................First Team Mike Morrison, RP .....................................................First Team Michael Paez, INF ................................................Second Team Alex Cunningham, SP ..........................................Second Team Billy Cooke, OF...........................................Honorable Mention

Connor Owings

Andrew Beckwith

Mike Morrison

G.K. Young

Zach Remillard

Michael Paez

BIG SOUTH ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Tyler Chadwick

BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK G.K. Young........................................................ Player (Feb. 22) Tyler Chadwick .................................................Player (Mar. 28) Andrew Beckwith.............................................Pitcher (April 4) Connor Owings.................................................Hitter (April 18) Connor Owings....................................................Hitter (May 9) Connor Owings..................................................Hitter (May 22) Mike Morrison ................................................Pitcher (April 18)

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CHANTICLEER ATHLETICS 11 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, 2014-15

129 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES BASEBALL (15) FOOTBALL (6) 1991, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 2007, 20081, 2009, 20101, 2011, 2012, MEN’S GOLF (16) 2013, 2015, 2016 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 20052, MEN’S BASKETBALL (4) 20062, 20072, 2008, 2009, 2010, 20113, 1991, 1993, 2014, 2015 2012, 20132, 2014, 2015 MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (2) 2002, 2003 WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (9) 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015

SOFTBALL (5) 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2012 MEN’S TENNIS (3) 2013, 2014, 2016

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (17) 19953,19963, 19973, 19983, 19993, 20013, 20033, 20043, 20053, 20063, 20093, 2010, 2011, 2012, 20133, 2014, 2015

WOMEN’S TENNIS (2) 2001, 2007

MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (12) 20043, 20053, 20063, 20073, 2008, WOMEN’S GOLF (9) WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (7) 20093, 2010, 2011, 20123, 2013, 20143, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 20112, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 20153 2012, 2013, 20153 2013 1 - ADVANCED FROM REGIONAL TO SUPER REGIONAL 2 - ADVANCED FROM REGIONAL TO NATIONAL MEN’S SOCCER (13) CHAMPIONSHIP 1992, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, VOLLEYBALL (5) 3 - INDIVIDUAL(S) ADVANCED FROM REGIONAL/ 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 1996, 1998, 2009, 2014, 2015 PRELIMINARY ROUND TO NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

171 BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS BASEBALL (30) REGULAR SEASON: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016 TOURNAMENT: 1986, 1991, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016 MEN’S BASKETBALL (11) REGULAR SEASON: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2010, 2011 TOURNAMENT: 1990, 1991, 1993, 2014, 2015 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

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FOOTBALL (7) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014

WOMEN’S SOCCER (4) WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (8) REGULAR SEASON: 2003, 2007, 2008, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2010 2014, 2015

MEN’S GOLF (14) 1988, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013

SOFTBALL (14) REGULAR SEASON: 1990, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2013, 2014 TOURNAMENT: 1992, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2012

WOMEN’S GOLF (7) 1992, 1998, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015

MEN’S TENNIS (11) REGULAR SEASON: 1994, 1996, 2013, 2015, 2016 MEN’S SOCCER (24) TOURNAMENT: 1988, 1989, 1993, REGULAR SEASON: 1986, 1987, 1989, 1994, 2013, 2016 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 WOMEN’S TENNIS (5) TOURNAMENT: 1986, 1987, 1989, REGULAR SEASON: 2001, 2011, 2015 1990, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, TOURNAMENT: 2001, 2007 2010, 2013, 2014

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BIG SOUTH CHRISTENBERRY AWARD WINNERS

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WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (8) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014 MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (2) 2003, 2006 VOLLEYBALL (10) REGULAR SEASON: 1987, 1989, 1996, 2008, 2015 TOURNAMENT: 1996, 1998, 2009, 2014, 2015

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