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<strong>Men’s and women’s basketball teams gearing up for new season</strong>
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Men’s and women’s basketball teams gearing up for new season

By Jett Johnson Assistant Sports Editor Men’s Team Photo provided by Trevecca Athletics Trevecca’s men’s basketball opened their season on Nov. 5 with a win in an exhibition contest versus Covenant.  The men’s team beat Covenant 55-52 over homecoming weekend. Omar Mance, head coach of men’s basketball, said he is pleased with how preseason training is going.  “Training has been great. Guys have been working really hard, and we have a lot of newcomers with eight freshmen and three transfers. We have a lot of excitement and a lot of energy. It’s been a cool, fun and exciting environment,” said Mance.  One of those transfers is senior Peter Lambesis. Lambesis is a transfer from Illinois Wesleyan, where he averaged 10.0 PPG and recorded a career high ...
Holman Reaching Record Numbers in Farewell Season
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Holman Reaching Record Numbers in Farewell Season

By: David Elvir Graduate student goalkeeper Delayna Holman is poised to finish her Trevecca career with historic numbers.  Holman is now Trevecca’s all-time leader in saves (399), clean sheets (25) and wins (36). She has also moved to first place in the GMAC for most saves in a career.  Holman is also tied for third place for clean sheets and sits in fifth place on the GMAC all-time wins list. “I came in knowing I needed a few more shutouts to break school records. I try not to focus too much on things that may or may not happen. In the end if they don’t happen while the team is doing well, then that's okay,” said Holman. “I see them as team stats because I know all of those things I couldn’t achieve without my team.”  Holman, who took over the starting goal...
Trevecca Volleyball Defeats Northwood on Senior Day; Claim Program Record Tenth Conference Win
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Trevecca Volleyball Defeats Northwood on Senior Day; Claim Program Record Tenth Conference Win

By: David Wilson The Trevecca Nazarene University volleyball team swept Northwood University in straight sets (25-22, 25-16, 25-17) on Senior night at Trojan Fieldhouse. With the win, the Trojans have won ten conference games for the first time since joining NCAA DII.   Seniors Ellie Buffler, Emma Green, and Sami Raley were honored during a pregame ceremony.   “Our seniors are the three musketeers. They have a bond both on the court and off the court that is the sweetest, most authentic connection between young adults,” said Trevecca Head Coach Emily Moore. “Ellie Buffler is a light that just brings joy everywhere she goes. Sami is the sweetest, kindest person you will ever meet. Emma Green has waited for this moment to be a playmaker for three years and I am so proud of her...
Trevecca women’s soccer team season overview
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Trevecca women’s soccer team season overview

By David Elvir & David Wilson Senior Sports Writer & Sports Editor Photo courtesy of Trevecca athletics The Trevecca Nazarene University women's soccer team currently has a 6-3-2 record on the season. The Trojans opened up the season with a draw against Alabama-Huntsville. Trevecca then won consecutive matches against Lincoln Memorial and Ill-Springfield. Trevecca would lose a road matchup against Mckendree 1-0 in their last non-conference match of the year.   “Non-conference games are really important to prepare for conference play,” said Kelsey Fenix, women’s soccer head coach. “We play every game to win. I put a pretty strong non-conference schedule together so that we’re more prepared when we do go into conference play.”  The Trojans opened ...
Trevecca cross country 2022 season update
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Trevecca cross country 2022 season update

By Jett Johnson Assistant Sports Editor The Trevecca cross-country team started their season finishing in second place at the inaugural Michael Pretorius Invitational.  Senior Cameren Warner (26:15.2) completed the best time for the men’s team. Junior Samantha Roberts (20:52.4) completed the best time for the women’s team.  Warner and Roberts are both upperclassmen, a group that head coach Austin Selby thinks will be valuable to the team this year.   “The returning runners have done a great job in welcoming them in and making them feel like they have been here for years,” said Selby.  They had a great preseason process, according to Selby.  “It has been great. Most of our team ran more miles this summer than they ever had. The men are ...
Trevecca men’s soccer 2022 season update
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Trevecca men’s soccer 2022 season update

By Jett Johnson Assistant Sports Editor Trevecca’s men’s soccer team has kicked off the first nine games of the season with a record of 3-7.  Although the start to the season has not been perfect, head coach Danny Leavy had positive takeaways from the preseason practices.  “It was earlier than normal because this is called a festival year for the NCAA. It started 10 days earlier than we normally start, so that made a big difference organizationally during the summer,” said Leavy.   Cameron Hess, a senior forward, also had a positive outlook for the year after preseason training.  “Usually we start with a lot of fitness activities, but this year we started with only a few fitness activities. Overall, the focus was getting the ball out of the gate...
Former WNBA player, Karen Booker ready to lead Trevecca women’s basketball
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Former WNBA player, Karen Booker ready to lead Trevecca women’s basketball

By David Wilson Photo courtesy of Trevecca athletics Karen Booker, a former standout at Franklin High School and Vanderbilt university, was introduced on June 10 as the sixth women’s basketball coach in Trevecca history.  “God led me to Trevecca. When I was working with Fellowship of Christian Athletes, we were trying to help coaches learn how to share their faith while coaching. To be able to step into the position at Trevecca, where we preach the motto of Christian, scholar and athlete, the path just made sense for me,” said Booker.  Booker, the 11th child of the late Monroe and Mary Booker, was an all-state selection in 1983 at Franklin. She was inducted in the Franklin High School Hall of Fame and has her jersey retired. Booker averaged 12.8 PPG and 9.2 RBG t...
Trojans Sweep Weekend Matches Against Ursuline and Lake Erie; Remain Undefeated at Home 
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Trojans Sweep Weekend Matches Against Ursuline and Lake Erie; Remain Undefeated at Home 

By David Wilson The Trevecca volleyball team swept its weekend matches against conference opponents Ursuline and Lake Erie. With the sweep, the Trojans moved to 9-0 in games at Trojan Fieldhouse. On Friday, Trevecca faced the Ursuline Arrows and had little trouble in the matchup. The Trojans won the match in three sets (25-13, 25-21, 25-14).   Emma Titus led the Trojan offense with a team high nine kills. Setter Emilee McDonald was a key contributor both offensively and defensively. McDonald had a total of 34 assists and 10 digs.  Senior Ellie Buffler had a team high three service aces. Buffler currently leads the GMAC with 42 service aces.   “[Emilee McDonald] has done a great job of stepping into essentially the quarterback position for [our] voll...
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Trevecca cross country team will compete at Michael Pretorius invitational

By David Wilson The Trevecca Nazarene University cross country team will compete in the first ever Michael Pretorius Invitational this Saturday at Percy Warner Park.  Head coach Austin Selby confirmed the decision today, after conversing with the families of Samantha Rosencrants and Abigail Baggott.  Rosencrants and Baggott were involved in a motor vehicle accident Monday afternoon. Both women were hospitalized due to injuries sustained in the accident.  “After extensive discussions with our athletes and athletic administration and taking into consideration feedback from Samantha and Abigail’s families, we’ve decided [that] moving forward with the Michael Pretorius Invitational Saturday is the best decision,” said Selby.  Pretorius, a former member of the Tre...
Trevecca’s track and field team ready to start indoor meets
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Trevecca’s track and field team ready to start indoor meets

By Wes Sharpe The 2022 Trevecca track and field team consists of 32 student athletes led by head coach Austin Selby.   The men’s team has 20 athletes and the women's team consists of 12.    For many athletes on the team, there is an excitement surrounding being able to compete in the outdoor events following the indoor season.      Trevecca does not have any indoor facilities for track, making the indoor transition a little more difficult for the track and field athletes, said Selby. “We have the largest squad in the conference for a team that does not have a facility. Besides simply not being able to do things indoors when the weather is adverse, which is a luxury in the first place, we are not in control of being able to do anything other than run...