KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lander sophomore Hugo Delhommelle earned second team All-American honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), while the Bearcats placed four players on the All-Southeast Region teams.
Delhommelle, a sophomore from Rennes, France, and Jordan Skelton, a sophomore from Newcastle, England, earned first team All-Region honors, while Jamie North, a junior from Norfolk, England, and Sam Lofts, a junior from Swindon, England, were both named second-team All-Region. The Bearcats finished the 2016 campaign with a 14-2-2 overall record and made the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season.
The Bearcats have had 14 players named to the NSCAA All-American team in program history, with the last coming in 2012.
Five Gamecocks Earn NSCAA All-South Region Honors
COLUMBIA – Five South Carolina women’s soccer standouts have earned NSCAA All-South Region honors, the coaching organization announced this week. Seniors Kaleigh Kurtz and Chelsea Drennan, junior Savannah McCaskill and freshman Mikayla Krzeczowski were named to the All-South First Team, while senior Paige Bendell landed on the All-South Second Team.
Carolina’s four first-team honorees marked a program single-season record and led all teams in the south region. The Gamecocks’ five selections overall equaled the school’s single-year record that was set in 2009. Carolina has placed at least three players on NSCAA All-Region teams in four of the last five years.
Coates and Wilson selected to Wade watch list
COLUMBIA – For the second-straight season, South Carolina women’s basketball standouts Alaina Coates and A’ja Wilson have been named to the “Wade Watch” list, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced Thursday morning. The Gamecocks are one of six teams to boast multiple student-athletes on the 25-player list.
Now in its 40th year, the Wade Trophy is presented to the nation’s most outstanding basketball player each year – one that serves as a role model on and off the court. The WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Selection Committee will review the watch list in January to determine if additional players will be added basked on their play during the first half of the 2016-17 season. The winner of the prestigious national honor will be revealed at the WBCA National Convention, held in conjunction with the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Dallas.
Coates, who has recorded a double-double in four of South Carolina’s first five games this season, earned All-SEC First Team honors as a junior last season. The Gamecock center leads all active NCAA Division I players in career rebounds (994), and her 46 career double-doubles rank second in program history. Coates, the SEC’s leader in field goal percentage and rebounding this season, has been tabbed the league’s Player of the Week twice this season.
Wilson was a finalist for the Wade Trophy as a sophomore after leading the Gamecocks in points per game (16.1) and blocks (103). She has finished with the team high in points two times this season, and the forward’s 181 career blocks are the most in school history. Wilson grabbed 2016 SEC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors, and she entered her junior campaign as a Preseason first team All-American.
Cardinals send LHP Jaime Garcia to Braves for 3 prospects
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves made another move in the dramatic offseason retooling of their rotation on Thursday by acquiring left-hander Jaime Garcia from the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Cardinals got a trio of prospects, including second baseman Luke Dykstra, the son of former All-Star Lenny Dykstra. The Cardinals also landed right-handers John Gant and Chris Ellis. Tied for the fewest wins in the NL this season, the Braves began to reconstruct their 2017 rotation by recently agreeing to one-year deals with veteran right-handers R.A. Dickey and Bartolo Colon.
Garcia's $12 million option for 2017 was recently exercised by the Cardinals. Like Dickey and Colon, Garcia could be a bridge to young pitching prospects. Julio Teheran returns as a fixture atop the rotation. Among other candidates for the rotation are Mike Foltynewicz, Josh Collmenter and Matt Wisler.
Braves general manager John Coppolella said he the team had interest in Garcia long before the offseason deal.
Ex-NFL player Joe McKnight killed in argument with motorist
Former NFL player Joe McKnight was shot to death Thursday following an argument at an intersection with another motorist.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said the incident involving McKnight happened about 2:43 p.m. Thursday in Terrytown, a suburb of New Orleans.
The 28-year-old running back was standing outside his car when he was shot by Ronald Gasser, 54, Normand said during a news conference at the scene of the shooting.
McKnight is the second former NFL player this year to die in the New Orleans area as a result of a possible road-rage incident. Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was killed in April in a shooting that was sparked over a traffic altercation.