Friday's High Country Sports Roundup.... (2016-12-02 15:14:08)

Wrestling Raises $50,740 in Successful “Pin to Win” Campaign....BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University wrestling raised $50,740 as part of the “Pin to Win” campaign that started on Oct. 31, head coach JohnMark Bentley announced today.


In partnership with Appalachian State wrestling alumnus Wayne C. York, the Hall of Famer generously pledged to match donations made to the “Pin to Win” campaign up to $25,000. With $25,740 received, York presented a check to the program for the maximum amount before the Mountaineers downed the then-No. 25 North Carolina on Nov. 27 at Varsity Gym.

“I would like thank Mr. York and all those that donated to the campaign!” Bentley said. “I am very humbled by the show of support for our program from our fans and alumni!”

The money raised will solely benefit wrestling scholarships, which allow young men the opportunity to pursue academic and athletic endeavors at the top level at Appalachian State.

A longtime supporter of Appalachian athletics and Appalachian wrestling, York wrestled for Appalachian State from 1949-51 and graduated with a degree in physical education. York was inducted into the Appalachian State University Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 20, 1997 in recognition of his outstanding collegiate career. York was a member of the undefeated 1950 squad that went 13-0 and set a new national scoring record with 368 points.

Dawson Signs 10 New Mountaineers for 2017

BOONE, N.C. - Head coach Meghan Dawson announced her second signing class at the helm of App State’s field hockey program on Thursday. Dawson adds ten talented student-athletes to the Mountaineer roster for the 2017 season.

“I am extremely excited about this incoming class,” said coach Dawson. “They are individually very different types of players that bring a good level of hockey to our program.  They are a hard-working, competitive group that I think our team needs.  I am excited to see them come in and grow over their time here and see how they can impact our program!”

ANNETTE JAROSZ • Midfield • Elkridge, Md. • Howard

DAWSON'S NOTE:“Annette is a very solid field hockey player that will play both great defense and offense for us.  She seems quiet but can dominate a game with her defense!”

HIGH SCHOOL:Has amassed 23 goals and 29 assists during her career at Howard High School ... earned All-County second team honors as a junior ... four year letterwinner in field hockey and one-year letterwinner in lacrosse ... was awarded the Coach’s Award in 2014 and the Lion’s Pride Award in 2013 ... was selected as an NFHCA National Academic Team honoree for three-straight years.

PERSONAL: Full name is Annette Mary Jarosz ... daughter of Don and Beth Jarosz ... sister of Tommy Jarosz ... born March 3, 1999 ... major is undecided.

LAUREN LITSINGER • Forward/Midfield • White Hall, Md. • R.J. Hereford

DAWSON'S NOTE: “Lauren is a feisty player who is dynamic and works hard on the field.  She sees the game well and can intercept the ball in the midfield.  She’s got good hands and skill work!”

HIGH SCHOOL: Recorded 52 goals and 13 assists during high school ... a four-time letter winner in field hockey and a three-time letterwinner in track ... was a two-time Maryland State Champion, Regional finalist and Baltimore County Champion ... was a member of the 2015 National Festival team ... was a USA Field Hockey National Futures Champion Alternate ... grabbed the gold and bronze medal at the Disney Showcase ... was selected to the National Indoor Tournament Team in 2014 and 2015 ... as a freshman, she recorded the most goals scored and was crown team MVP.

PERSONAL: Full name is Lauren Florence Litsinger ... daughter of Bill and Pam Litsinger ... her sister Layne Litsinger plays field hockey for the University of Maryland ... born August 27, 1999 ...  major is undecided ... her father played soccer at Washington College and her grandfather played lacrosse at Washington College.

KELLI MARSHALL• Midfield • Clemmons, N.C. • West ForsythDAWSON'S NOTE: “Kelli has good basics and is dynamic on the ball. She looks to continue growing as a player every day and is a pure student of the game.  Her hard work and want to get better is amazing!”

HIGH SCHOOL: Accumulated 38 goals, 54 assists and 130 points at West Forsyth ... was voted team MVP for three years and was West Forsyth’s Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore ... was a four-time first team All-Conference selection ... was crowned the Conference Player of the Year as a senior ... earned first team All-State honors her sophomore and senior year and earned second-team honors as a junior ... was an NCFHA vs. NCISAA All-Star Selection for four years and was an NCFHA East vs. West All-Star her junior and senior year ... was a Junior Olympic Selection in 2015 ... participated in the National Futures Championship and the National Indoor Tournament for three years.

PERSONAL: Full name is Kelli Esther Marshall ... daughter of Deborah and John Marshall ... sister of Mia and Elisabeth Marshall ... born May 3, 1999 ... major is undecided ... her father played soccer at Bloomsburg University, her uncle played soccer at Mercer University and her sister runs track at Guilford.

ABBY MERRILL • Forward/Midfield • Hampton Falls, N.H. • Winnacunnet

DAWSON'S NOTE: “Abby comes from a very good area of hockey and is always striving to get better.  Her basics are solid and her reverse shot is what sets her apart from anyone in her class!”

HIGH SCHOOL: Dished out 67 goals and 15 assists at Winnacunnet High School ... was a four-year letterwinner in field hockey ... won the NH D1 State Championship in 2014 and 2015 and was the runner-up in 2016 ... was an NH DI first team All-State selection in 2015 and 2016 ... was a four-time Scholar Athlete and three-year varsity starter ... in 2016, she was tabbed a Max Preps New England Preseason Player to Watch earned Max Preps New England Region Player of the Week honors ... finished sixth at the 2015 U16 National Club Championship.

PERSONAL: Full name is Abby Danielle Merrill ... daughter of Elizabeth Merrill ... sister of Hayley and Levi Merrill ... born May 29, 1999 ... plans to major in Pre-Professional Legal Studies.

MADISON NUCKOLS • Goalkeeper • Callands, Va. • Carlisle SchoolDAWSON'S NOTE:  “Madison’s athleticism and potential in the cage is incomparable.  Her pure athleticism helps to keep the ball out of the net, and she provides a confident voice in the backfield!”

HIGH SCHOOL: Has a retired jersey at Carlisle School due to a career 499 saves ... was a first team All-Conference selection as a freshman, sophomore and senior ... earned BRC All-Tournament Team honors as a sophomore and junior ... was selected as a VISSA First Team All-State member for three years ... participated in the Shooting Star and Top Recruit Tournament.

PERSONAL: Full name is Madison Brooke Nuckols ... sister of Tyler and Jake Nuckols ... born July 21, 1999 ... major is undecided.

MEREDITH PHILLIPS • Midfield/Defense • Virginia Beach, Va. • Floyd E. Kellam

DAWSON'S NOTE:  “Meredith is a hard worker who plays good defense.  She is strong on the ball and tackles well on defense.  She comes in determined and has a good knowledge of the expectations for Division I!”

HIGH SCHOOL: Scored a career 16 goals, dished out 17 assists and collected 7 defensive saves as a junior and senior ... was a four-year letterwinner in field hockey ... as a senior, she was named the All-Coastal Conference Midfielder ... in her junior year, she was an All-Coastal Conference Defender and an All-Region defender ... was a two-time All-Coastal Conference Tournament member and All-Atlantic Conference Finalist ... finished second in both the U16 and U19 National Field Hockey Tournament ... was on the seventh-ranked U19 Team and the sixth-ranked U16 squad.

PERSONAL: Full name is Meredith Grace Phillips ... daughter of Robert and Laurie Phillips ... her sister Maddie Phillips started playing field hockey for App State in 2014 ... born March 31, 1999 ... major is undecided.

MEGHAN SMART • MIdfield/Defense • Haddonfield, N.J. • Haddonfield Memorial

DAWSON'S NOTE:  “Meghan is a very athletic and fundamentally sound hockey player.  She has good vision and understands the game at a high level because of her ability to play multiple sports and dedication to improving her game!”

HIGH SCHOOL: Registered a career 75 goals and 50 assists in high school ... was multi-sport athlete lettering in basketball, field hockey and lacrosse for four years ... earned first-team All-Conference honors for three straight years ... was a second-team All-South Jersey honoree her sophomore and senior season ... was crowned the 2016 Field Hockey Group 1 State Champion ... in lacrosse, she slammed out 56 goals and 41 assists, was a first-team All-Conference member as a sophomore and junior and was an All-South Jersey member as a junior ... in basketball, she totaled a career 503 points.

PERSONAL: Full name is Meghan Elizabeth Smart ... daughter of Phil and Julia Smart ... sister of Matthew and Emily Smart ... born January 21, 1999 ... plans to major in Communications and minor is Environmental Science ... her grandfather played baseball for Gettysburg and her father played basketball at the University of New England.

SHANNON SNEDKER • Forward • Monument, Colo. • Palmer Ridge

DAWSON'S NOTE:  “Shannon is naturally really athletic with a great work rate.  Her second efforts are what set her apart joined with her constant movement on the field.  She is smart on the field and tries to help out her teammates at any opportunity!”

HIGH SCHOOL: Was responsible for 42 points as a senior ... was a two-year letterwinner in field hockey and swimming ... earned All-Conference, All-State and All-Area honors as a junior ... was a Rotary Award Nominee in field hockey for extreme physical ability.

PERSONAL: Full name is Shannon Eileen Snedker ... daughter of Terriann Snedker ... sister of Sean, Ben and Tommy Snedker ... born on March 5, 1999 ... major is undecided.

MARY "MK" TARCZYNSKI • Forward/Midfield • Hummelstown, Pa. • Lower Dauphin

DAWSON'S NOTE:  “MK will bring her athleticism and willingness to improve the group.  She has a great reach on the field and her basics are solid.  She is someone who brings the group together and will help the group reach a goal on and off the field because of her determination!”

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a three-year letterwinner in field hockey and a two-year letterwinner in track ... was a youth field hockey and track coach ... was the 2015 Festival Champion and the 2016 NIT Champion.

PERSONAL: Full name is Mary Kathryn Tarczynski ... daughter of Matt and Krista Tarczynski ... sister of Abigail Tarczynski ... born July 25, 1999 ... major is undecided.

JILLIANN ULERY • Midfield • Davidsonville, Md. • South River

DAWSON'S NOTE:“Jill will not only bring good basics and quick hands but a great team attitude to our group.  She lightens the mood while striving to better her skills.  She is dynamic and tough to play against!”

HIGH SCHOOL: Administered six goals and five assists during her high school career ... earned first team All-Anne Arundel County honors and Ann Arundel County Coaches All-County first team honors ... was a member of the Senior Maryland All-Star team and The Capital All-County first team ... led her team to a 4A Maryland State Championship ... was a three-time Anne Arundel County Champion ... was the 2015 Festival Pool Winner and the NIT Pool Winner ... finished third at the Disney Showcase ... was crowned the RCC Champion.

PERSONAL: Full name is Jillian Grace Ulery ... daughter of Beth and Scott Ulery ... sister of Madalyn, Gabrielle and Benjamin Ulery ... born  April 30, 1999 ... plans to major in Psychology and minor in Art ... her sister Madalyn played field hockey for the University of Maryland and was a three-time B1G Champion, and her sister Gabrielle played field hockey at Lafayette College.




Valle Crucis: 32
Blowing Rock: 18

Cove Creek: 19
Hardin Park: 16

Mabel: 27
Green Valley: 25


Valle Crucis: 39
Blowing Rock: 38

Hardin Park: 57
Cove Creek: 21

Green Valley: 49
Mabel: 25


South Caldwell 43, West Caldwell 31
West Iredell 65, Morganton-Patton 40
R-S Central 68, McDowell 53


Morganton-Patton 62, West Iredell 41
West Caldwell 69, South Caldwell 64
McDowell 70, R-S Central 50



The Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute men's basketball team defeated Patrick Henry 73-68 on Wednesday night.

The Cobras were led by Shawn Robinson, Jabrie Bullard, and Dominic Gilmore who each had 12 points a piece. Caldwell is now 7-2 overall and will travel to Sandhills Community College on Saturday to face the Flyers at 3 p.m.


Four Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Players Earn Regional Honors

Kansas City, Kan. - Four members of the Lenoir-Rhyne University Women's Soccer Team were voted on to the 2016 NSCAA NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region Teams. NSCAA is the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Of those, three Bears were named to the all-region second team: senior forward Kendall Smith (Asheville, N.C.), freshman midfielder Abigael McGarel (Morristown, Tenn.) and senior defender Kim Migliarese (Salem, Va.).

Smith, a 2016 All-South Atlantic Conference First-Team honoree, led the Bears in goals scored (nine), assists (eight) and total points (25) in addition to four match-winning scores.

McGarel finished with five goals, two assists and 12 total points and was named the SAC Freshman Of The Year for her efforts and joined Migliarese on the all-conference second team.

Lenoir-Rhyne junior defender Helen Ramsey (Port Saint Lucie, Fla.) was named to the all-region third team by the NSCAA. Both Ramsey and Migliarese anchored a backline which limited its opponents to just 18 goals in 20 contests to go along with eight shutouts.

Lenoir-Rhyne (13-5-2, 8-2-1) won its sixth South Atlantic Conference Regular Season Championship in seven seasons in 2016 and earned a berth in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament.

2016 NSCAA NCAA Division II
Women's Soccer All-Southeast Region Teams

GK - Maylyn Parsons, Sr., Columbus State, Greenville, S.C.
D - Ashton Bowles, Jr., Limestone, Evans, Ga.
D - Rachel Coutinho, So., Belmont Abbey, Cornelius, N.C.
D - Jasmine Senecal-Guzman, Jr., UNC Pembroke, Montreal, Quebec
D - Hugrun Elvarsdottin, Jr., Columbus State, Gardabaer, Iceland
MF - Holly Rawcliffe, So., Limestone, Preston, England
MF - Mandy Janowitz, Sr., Columbus State, Alpharetta, Ga.
MF - Sophia Matonak, Sr., North Georgia, Monroe, Ga.
MF - Kaitlyn Brunworth, Sr., Wingate, Littleton, Colo.
F - Rachel VanHorn, Jr., North Georgia, Marietta, Ga.
F - Lauren Wade, Jr., Carson-Newman, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
F - Olivia Jarrell, So., Columbus State, St. Augustine, Fla.
F - Julianne Herrity, Sr., Carson-Newman, Donegal, Ireland

GK - Meredith Bailey, So., Limestone, Smyrna, Ga.
D - Jessica Allen, Sr., North Georgia, Loganville, Ga.
D - Olivia DeJong, Jr., Armstrong State, Melbourne Beach, Fla.
D - Megan Gil, Sr., North Georgia, Dacula, Ga.
D - Kim Migliarese, Sr., Lenoir-Rhyne, Salem, Va.
MF - Cassandra Wade, Jr., Columbus State, Augusta, Ga.
MF - Abigael McGarel, Fr., Lenoir-Rhyne, Morristown, Tenn.
MF - Randi Schroedel, Jr., Armstrong State, Marietta, Ga.
M - Heida Ragney, So., Carson-Newman, Akureyri, Iceland
F - Kendall Smith, Sr., Lenoir-Rhyne, Asheville, N.C.
F - Cierra Skyers, Sr., Belmont Abbey, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
F - Tina Shakes, Sr., Anderson, Coral Springs, Fla.
F - Stacey Scott, So., UNC Pembroke, Jacksonville, N.C.

GK - Gina Ryan, Fr., UNC Pembroke, Cape Carteret, N.C.
D - Naiara Kapstein, Jr., Limestone, Santiago, Chile
D - Macy Franklin, Sr., Wingate, Conover, N.C.
D - Helen Ramsey, Jr., Lenoir-Rhyne, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
D - Olivia Kilgore, Sr., Tusculum, Cincinnati, Ohio
MF - Sydney Pluhacek, Fr., Belmont Abbey, Lake Oswego, Ore.
MF - Varin Ness, So., Carson-Newman, Sogndal, Norway
MF - Frida Lindblom, Sr., Flagler, Stockholm, Sweden
MF - Paula Doran, Sr., King, Kildare, Ireland
F - Lucero Robayo, So., Young Harris, Bogatá, Colombia
F - Fiorella Fustagno, Jr., Flagler, Asunción, Paraguay
F - Kendyl Baird, Sr., King, Boone, N.C.
F - Megan O'Connor, So., Limestone, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.