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NC State’s Earnshaw Named ACC Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year, Rogers and Smith Claim All-ACC Honors



GREENSBORO, N.C. —Simon Earnshaw has been named ACC Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year, and Anna Rogers and Alana Smith have earned all-conference honors, as announced by the ACC office on Thursday. The announcement marks the third consecutive year that NC State has had two players named to the All-ACC team.

Anna Rogers earns first-team status and Alana Smith earns second-team status.

Earnshaw is just the second coach in the Pack’s history to garner Coach of the Year honors (Jenny Garrity, 1998) after leading the squad to a program-best 22 wins and a 22-6 record. The team also eclipsed the previous school record of seven ACC wins with 11 conference victories. The Pack finished tied for third in the conference, also a program-best mark.

To add to the already impressive resume, the team continued to rise through the ranks, besting program records in the category, before reaching its peak at No. 9 this season.


Earnshaw guided Rogers to the highest singles ranking in program history (No. 8) and Amanda Rebol to 88 career singles wins, registering as the most career singles wins in the NC State record books.

With Earnshaw at the helm during the 2019 campaign, NC State advanced to the ITA Indoor National Championship for the first time in school history. He also led the team to its first-ever win over Miami (Fla.) and to its first win over Georgia Tech since 1998.

Rogers’ first team all-conference appointment marks the first time NC State has been selected for first-team honors since the teams began to be distinguished in 2014. The junior has now been named to the all-conference team for the third straight season. Rogers and Joelle Kissell are the only two players in program history to be named to the all-conference team three times.

The Stamford, Conn., native was named ACC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week twice this season. Rogers now holds the program record for the highest singles ranking after being tabbed at No. 8 earlier this season.

Playing on court one, Rogers (29-13) has collected 16 ranked wins, including a victory over second-ranked Estela Perez-Somarriba of Miami (Fla.).  Impressively, Rogers has won 13 of her 19 singles dual matches in straight sets. She also boasts a stretch in which she went on an 11-match winning streak that required victories over six ranked opponents.


Smith (30-12) is the first NC State freshman to garner all-conference honors since Rogers accomplished the feat in 2017. Competing on court two in every match she has played in, Smith collected a top-10 singles win against No. 10 Marta Gonzalez of Georgia, outlasting Gonzalez in three sets. Overall, Smith has defeated five ranked singles opponents.

A five-time ACC Women’s Tennis Freshman of the Week, Smith did not lose a singles match in the month of March. The Fort Washington, Md., native reached a high singles ranking of No. 68 this season.

Rogers and Smith compete in doubles together on court one. The duo has combined for 30 wins this season and boasts a 30-5 record. Tallying 12 ranked doubles victories, they have defeated two top-five opponents (No. 4 Leduc/Navarro – Clemson, No. 5 Koch/Khmelnitckaia – Kansas).

The junior-freshman duo is currently ranked No. 8 in the Oracle/ITA Division I Rankings, its highest ranking of the season and the second-highest in program history.

Player of the Year: Estela Perez-Somarriba, Miami
Freshman of the Year: Cameron Morra, North Carolina
Coach of the Year:Simon Earnshaw, NC State

Maria Mateas, Duke
Meible Chi, Duke
Kenya Jones, Georgia Tech
Estela Perez-Somarriba, Miami
Anna Rogers, NC State
Alexa Graham, North Carolina
Makenna Jones, North Carolina
Gabriela Knutson, Syracuse
Meghan Kelley, Virginia

Marie Leduc, Clemson
Kelly Chen, Duke
Carla Touly, Florida State
Emmanuelle Salas, Florida State
Daevenia Achong, Miami
Alana Smith, NC State
Sara Daavettila, North Carolina
Cameron Morra, North Carolina
Emma Davis, Wake Forest

Yufei Long, Boston College
Kylie Wilcox, Boston College
Ellyse Hamlin, Duke
Ana Oparenovic, Florida State
Zoe Spence, Notre Dame
Cameron Corse, Notre Dame
Miranda Ramirez, Syracuse
Natalie Novotna, Virginia Tech
Eliza Omirou, Wake Forest

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Former NC State DT Nick Campbell Commits to App St.



Former NC State Defensive Tackle Nick Campbell (6’4″/300) has committed to play for Appalachian St.

Campbell was a 3-Star prospect out of the state of Florida in the Wolfpack’s 2022 recruiting class. 247Sports ranked him as the #45 overall player in the state of Florida in the 2022 class.

In 2022, Campbell played 9 snaps against UCONN, redshirting the season. Last year, the only game he saw action is was against VMI.

Campbell has three years of eligibility remaining.

I’m a little surprised NC State hasn’t added a Nose Tackle out of the Portal yet. With CJ Clark and Nick Campbell transferring, the only two scholarship players at the position are Brandon Cleveland and DJ Jackson. When True Freshman Justin Terrell arrives in the Fall, there will be 3. NC State needs another depth piece at Nose Tackle.

NC State has had 23 players enter the Transfer Portal

NT Nick Campbell – App St.
WR Julian Gray – Liberty
RB Delbert Mimms III – Eastern Michigan
TE Fred Seabrough
Nickel Cecil Powell – Troy
WR Christopher Scott – Austin Peay
OL Jaleel Davis – Florida International
WR Josh Crabtree – Murray St. 
OL Lyndon Cooper – Pitt
WR Terrell Timmons – Colorado
LB Torren Wright – Temple
NT C.J. Clark – Miami
QB MJ Morris – Maryland
S Jakeen Harris – UNC
TE Cedd Seabrough – West Georgia
WR Porter Rooks – Eastern Michigan
DB Nate Evans – Delaware
LB Daejuan Thompson
RB Jordan Houston – Marshall
RB Michael Allen – UNLV
DB Darius Edmundson – UNC-Pembroke
WR Anthony Smith – East Carolina
TE Christopher Toudle – Western Michigan 

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NC State Falls Out of the Top-10 After Losses to UNC & Duke



After losing to rivals UNC and Duke last week, the NC State Women’s Basketball team fell out of the Top-10 in the Week 17 AP Poll, landing at #12. NC State started the 2023-24 season unranked, but jumped to #14 in the first Poll after the Preseason Poll. The Wolfpack have been ranked in the Top-10 since November 20th, which equals 14 straight polls.

ACC Teams in the Top-25

5. Virginia Tech
12. NC State
17. Notre Dame
19. Syracuse
22. Louisville
27. Duke
29. UNC
30. FSU

The Wolfpack will host #19 Syracuse on Thursday night at 7pm.

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NC State’s Week 1 Depth Chart Against UCONN (with Notes)



NC State will kick off their 2023 Football season next Thursday night against UCONN at 7:30pm. The Wolfpack released their Depth Chart for the game today.



  • Redshirt Sophomore Anthony Carter Jr. is listed as the starting Left Guard. If Redshirt Sophomore Lyndon Cooper wasn’t missing the first game due to injury, I wonder if Carter would be starting. Doeren did praise Carter in his press conference today. Also, he stated that Cooper should be back for the Notre Dame game.
  • Noticeably, Graduate Transfer Offensive Lineman Dawson Jaramillo is also missing from the Depth Chart. Unfortunately, Jaramillo has suffered an injury, and will miss the entirety of the 2023 season. This is a huge blow for Jaramillo, and a huge blow for the depth of the Wolfpack Offensive Line. Jaramillo was a Swiss Army knife, having the ability to play in numerous positions.
  • Very often, Doeren has stated that the “Or” in between two names means that the coaching staff sees both players as starters. There is an “Or” in between Chris Toudle and Trent Pennix at Tight End, with the former being listed first. Maybe it doesn’t matter whose name is listed first, but I’m shocked Pennix’s name wasn’t the one at the top.
  • I’m not shocked that Julian Gray and Keyon Lesane are listed as the starters at the X and Y Wide Receiver positions. They both have had a lot of buzz surrounding them in Fall Camp, and Lesane was named a captain. Obviously, with Gray’s speed, Offensive Coordinator Robert Anae is going to want to find a way to get the ball in his hands. With that being said, and this is no disrespect to the two of them, but both of them are 5’11”, which isn’t exactly the way you would sculpt your prototypical outside receivers. I expect Terrell Timmons and Bradley Rozner to both be heavily in rotation at the X and Y, to give the outside receivers a good dose of speed as well as height.
  • True Freshman Running Back Kendrick Raphael might be buried at the bottom of the Depth Chart at his position, but I bet he sees a carry before Mimms or Jones. Doeren mentioned that we would see Raphael against UCONN, but didn’t mention Jones or Mimms. Anae likes to run 2 Running Back sets, with one of them almost functioning like a Full Back. As a result, I’m not shocked to see Jones and Mimms where they are in the Depth Chart.
  • Props to True Freshman Kevin Concepcion for earning the starting job at the Inside Wide Receiver position. Get ready to hear his name a lot this year. KC is backed up by Redshirt Sophomore Jalen Coit, who Doeren spoke highly of today.
  • Junior Porter Rooks is no longer sitting behind Thayer Thomas on the Depth Chart. Doeren said that Rooks has had a great camp. The former 4-Star prospect has an opportunity to show that those stars meant something by his name. With that being said, he will be pushed by True Freshman Javonte “Juice” Vereen, who even has national media buzzing about him heading into the season.
  • Three True Freshman are on the Offensive Depth Chart: Left Guard Kamen Smith, IWR Kevin Concepcion and FLEXY Juice Vereen.
  • True Freshman Kamal Bonner is 2nd on the Depth Chart at the Will Linebacker spot, backing up Payton Wilson. What’s noteworthy, is that he’s ahead of former 4-Star prospect Jordan Poole in the Depth Chart. Bonner must have made a heck of a first impression.
  • As expected, ODU Graduate Transfer Robert Kennedy is starting at Nickel.
  • True Freshman Brandon Cisse is backing up Aydan White at Right Corner, and Doeren said we should expect him to contribute.
  • Redshirt Sophomore Jalen Coit will be filling in the shoes of Thayer Thomas at Punt Returner.


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Elliot Avent is interviewed on MLB Network about rule changes and Wolfpack Alums



Elliot Avent gave a great interview on MLB Network.

Avent talks about the rules changes in baseball and doesn’t seem too pleaseed about them, while also breaking some news that they might be naming the hitting facility after Trea Turner and the Pitching lab after Carlos Rodon.

Give it a watch.

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