Connect with us

Uncategorized

Rogers & Smith Capture Advance to NC State’s 1st Elite Eight at NCAA Doubles Championships Tonight

Published

on

ORLANDO, Fla. —Anna Rogers and Alana Smith advanced to the NCAA Doubles Championships Elite Eight on Wednesday afternoon for the first time in program history. The seventh-ranked duo took down the 31st-ranked duo of Hanna Mraz and Sofia Gulihur (Oklahoma State) in the round of 16, 6-4, 6-0, to move into the tournament quarterfinals.

Rogers and Smith are the program’s first All-Americans after earning a top-eight seed; Rogers also earned All-American honors with a top-16 seed in the singles draw.

Tied as the highest-ranked doubles tandem in program history, No. 7 Rogers and Smith improve to 35-5 in doubles competition and collect their 15th top-50 doubles win of the 2019 campaign.

After swapping the opening six games of the first set, the Pack broke and held serve to take a 5-3 lead. The Pack captured the set, 6-4, leaving only six games between the Pack and its first trip to the Elite Eight in the program’s history.

Rogers and Smith carried the momentum into the second set, taking seven consecutive games between the two sets to seal the match with a dominant 6-0 closing set.

Up Next
No. 7 Rogers and Smith are set to face No. 3 Ingrid Gamarra Martins and Mia Horvit (South Carolina) on Thursday, May 23 in the NCAA Doubles Championship Quarterfinals. The match will be held at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.

Photo Credit

Uncategorized

FULL HIGHLIGHTS: NC State obliterates #6 Duke, 88-66

Published

on

NC State played their most complete game of the season, out-playing the #6 Blue Devils from tip to buzzer, resulting in a stunning 88-66 victory.
Three Pack players scored over 20 points, led by senior Markell Johnson with 28 (Daniels had 25 and Funderburk had 21. The Pack shot a solid 45% from the floor and a sizzling 60% from beyond the arc. NC State outrebounded Duke 36-27.

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

Elly Henes Becomes 1st ACC XC Performer of the Year in School History, Mom Laurie Wins ACC Coach of the Year 5th Time

Published

on

Senior Elly Henes was named the ACC Women’s Cross Country Performer of the Year yesterday, becoming the first person in NC State history to do so. Her mother, Laurie Henes, who happens to be the Wolfpack Women’s Cross Country head coach, was named the ACC Coach of the Year for the 5th time.

Elly Henes, of Cary, North Carolina, entered the 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships as the 13th multi-year cross country All-American in NC State program history and delivered a career-best 10th-place finish of 20:20.7 on the 6K course.

Earlier, Henes had claimed 2019 ACC and Southeast Regional gold medals with respective winning times of 20:37.4 and 19:48.9. Henes is just the fifth runner in NC State women’s cross country history to earn All-America honors three or more times.

Laurie Henes, in her 14th year as the Wolfpack women’s cross country head coach, led NC State to its fourth consecutive ACC championship and 25th overall. Henes’ Wolfpack placed fifth at this year’s NCAA Championships, marking the program’s fifth consecutive top-15 finish and the highest since 2016. In addition to her daughter Elly, Henes coached freshman Kelsey Chmiel to an All-America finish at the NCAA finals (22nd place).

Henes, a former NC State All-American who ran on four ACC championship teams and was the conference’s gold medalist in 1991, was also recognized as the USTFCCCA Southeast Region Coach of the Year for the fourth consecutive season and the fifth time overall. (ACC)

Photo Credit

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

NC State Women’s Cross-Country Finish 5th at NCAA’s, Men Finish 26th

Published

on

Yesterday, NC State’s Women’s Cross-Country team finished 5th in the NCAA Championships, and the Men’s team finished 26th.

Last year, the Women’s team finished 13th, but the Top-5 isn’t abnormal for the Pack, finishing there 3 out of the last 5 years.

This was a step back for the Men’s team, finishing 11th in 2018.

Senior Elly Henes finished 10th in the nation, and earned All-American honors for the third time in her career, making her only 1 of 5 women in school history to do so. The last time a member of NC State’s Women’s team earned 3 consecutive All-American honors was in 1982-84 (Connie Jo Robinson).

Image

Freshman Kelsey Chmiel earned All-American honors, finishing 21st, which is the highest finish by a Wolfpack rookie since 2010.

Image

Junior Ian Shanklin finished 39th, earning the first All-American honors for the Men’s team since 2013.

Image

Photo Credit

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

NC State Women’s Basketball Defensively Smothers Maine 62-34

Published

on

#14 NC State’s Women’s Basketball team improved to 4-0 yesterday, defeating Maine (1-3) 62-34.

It wasn’t the Wolfpack’s best shooting day, but fortunately, their defense was stifling, holding Maine to 24.6% shooting from the field and 34 points on the day.

Sophomore Elissa Cunane had a double-double for the 2nd consecutive game, with 12 points (4-8) and 10 rebounds. The double-double was the 6th of her career.

Freshman Forward Jada Boyd had a career-high 16 rebounds (team high), as well as 3 assists (team high), 3 blocks (team high) and 8 points (4-8).

Senior Guard Aislinn Konig shot 50% from three (3-6), which marks her best performance on the year. Considering the fact that “Ace” started the year in a shooting slump, this was extremely encouraging to see.

 

Redshirt Senior Grace Hunter was held out of this game after tweaking her knee a couple of days ago. They are hopeful she will be able to play against St. Mary’s on Sunday. Hunter is coming off of an ACL surgery, and had 15 points last game.

The Wolfpack will play their first road game of the season on Sunday at St. Mary’s at 5pm.

Photo Credit

Continue Reading

Trending