Friday, September 18

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Track and field brings familiar face to coaching staff
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Track and field brings familiar face to coaching staff

By Adam Goolsby Trevecca alum and former track and field athlete Sydney Burdge is back on campus to help coach the track team. Burdge, who graduated last spring and holds six school records in track and field, hopes the familiar venue will help her out as a new coach. “I think I got a good understanding of Trevecca as an institution and what we stand for and how things work around here,” said Burdge. Head Coach Austin Selby is happy to have another assistant on the staff, she said. “It helps each athlete get the focus and attention they need… I think we’re all ready to see the benefits of that,” he said. Burdge said she has a good understanding of the track and field aspects as a coach. She currently holds records in the 60-meter hurdles (10.4), 100-meter hurdles (17.35), long jump (...
Lady Trojans looking for success
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Lady Trojans looking for success

By Kallie Sohm Conference play is here for Trevecca women’s soccer. The team has 10 new players all of whom are freshmen. The Lady Trojans had a 0-3-2 record before G-MAC conference play started on Saturday Sept. 21 against Kentucky Wesleyan University. “We have a ridiculously hard schedule pre-conference and I did that intentionally so that we can be prepared for conference,” said Kelsey Fenix head women’s soccer coach. Trevecca lost 0-2 to West Florida University who was ranked eighth in the nation at the time. They also fell 0-3 to Lee University now ranked fifth in the nation and ranked 12 at the time of the game. NCAA soccer had a shorter preseason this year. Normally two weeks are allowed for training prior to game play. This year was only a week due to it being a festival year....
Men’s soccer ready for G-MAC
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Men’s soccer ready for G-MAC

By Kallie Sohm Preseason is over for Trevecca men’s soccer. The team has 12 new players and is in the beginnings of G-MAC conference play. The team currently has a 1-2 record. They are preparing to play Cedarville at 4:30 p.m. Thursday Sept. 26 at home. “We had a really good preseason,” said Danny Leavy, head men’s soccer coach, “From a team chemistry stand point, it was really productive because we brought in so many new players this year.” Leavy said a highlight of preseason was seeing how the new team trains together. “Last year’s group loved to play soccer with each other and this group really enjoys playing soccer for each other,” said Leavy. Will Thompson, freshman goalkeeper, started in the first game of the season. Leavy said the coaching staff had originally expected Thompso...
Basketball and soccer to debut junior varsity teams this year
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Basketball and soccer to debut junior varsity teams this year

By Kallie Sohm More than 40 new athletes enrolled at Trevecca as part of a junior varsity athletic team. This year is the first year the athletic department has fielded multiple junior varsity teams. Men’s basketball junior varsity is in its second year with three returning players. This academic year will be women’s basketball and men’s soccer’s first year of having secondary teams in their programs. “I think it’s already serving its purpose,” said Danny Leavy head men’s soccer coach. Last spring, Dan Boone, Trevecca president, said the university wanted to add 100 additional athletes within the next four years. The addition of junior varsity teams has been the first step toward that goal. Chad Hibdon, head women’s basketball coach, said he and Goodson were looking for “missional fi...