Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Around the NCAC

Recent items of interest around the NCAC:

** Ohio Wesleyan Athletic Director, Roger Ingles, speaks in a podcast about the upcoming season, new facilities and more.

** Wooster alum, and 2006-07 NCAC Player of the Year, Tom Port has signed a contract to play professional basketball for the Thor Basketball Club in Iceland. The club is located just outside the capital city of Reykjavik and is a powerhouse in the Express League. You can follow the league on The Daily Record ran a story yesterday.

** Earlham football welcomes its, and the NCAC's, first female football player to its roster. Hillary Carter, a former All-NCAC women's soccer player for the Quakers, has decided to give football a try. Says Carter, ""I'm not out to prove I can hang with the boys. I view my role as the same as the other players."

She scored 19 goals with six assists for the Quakers in 2005 earning the NCAC Newcomer-of-the-Year award, while setting several school records that season. However, injuries played a significant role in the switch to football after Carter played in 12 games in 2006 with just two starts leading to no goals and one assist during her sophomore year. Acceptance of Carter as a member of the squad was easy for her teammates because of her athletic history even though she may be the only female student-athlete in college football. "I knew what type of athlete she is so I was excited," said senior linebacker Eric Sturgeon. "I think the entire team felt that way because we know what type of competitor she was on the soccer field. I admire her for have the guts to come out." Read the full story

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