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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...
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More facilities needed for more athletes

By Kallie Sohm  With the announcement that Trevecca officials want to add up to 150 more athletes comes the question of how the campus will accommodate them with adequate practice and competition facilities. “The number one obstacle to this [adding one or two junior varsity teams and club sports each year] is our current gymnasium,” said Dan Boone, university president. Boone said there is a plan for expanding and improving Moore Gymnasium, but there are currently no funds or donors for the approximately $12 million project. (more…)
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Baseball and Softball teams off to a good start for 2019 season

By Maddux Reid The Trevecca softball and baseball teams are hitting the ground running for the 2019 season. In their first weekends of play, baseball swept the University of Montavello in three games and softball beat Missouri-St. Louis and Delta State. Baseball was predicted to land in 5th place after the pre-season poll. Ryan Schmalz, head baseball coach, said that’s motivation to the team. (more…)
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Athletic department to add junior varsity teams

By Kallie Sohm Trevecca officials want add 100 additional athletes to the student body within the next four years with the addition of junior varsity and club teams. “When you look at the size of Trevecca, we are about 100 to 150 athletes bellow what would be average for a school our size - that doesn’t have football,” said Dan Boone, university president. The new 100 athletes would join the nearly 200 athletes currently playing for Trevecca. Boone said athletics take a lot to maintain financially. They are looking for ways to bring more athletes to campus in a less costly way. He said that the way to do that right now is through junior varsity teams and club sports, like the new fishing team. (more…)
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Men’s basketball coach not returning next year after 25 seasons

By Andrew Preston Trevecca men’s basketball coach Sam Harris won’t return next year. According to a press release posted Monday night, Harris “will conclude his service as head coach” at the end of this year. Athletic Director Mark Elliott won’t say if he was fired or if he resigned. “The press release states he is concluding his service and we’re not saying anything more than that,” Elliott said. “His service has concluded as head coach.” Harris was informed last Friday, Elliott said. (more…)
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Men’s golf seeking sixth consecutive G-MAC Championship

By Andrew Preston The Trevecca men’s golf team enters next week’s G-MAC championship aiming to defend their five-year run as the conference’s best team. “Obviously it’s a goal of ours to try and continue the streak and get six and it’s something as team we’ve talked about all season long, but we have to play our game to win,” director of golf, David Head said. (more…)
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Women’s Golf begins G-MAC tournament play in Ohio

By: Maddux Reid The young Trevecca women’s golf team has high hopes of defending their five-year title in the tournament this week. “We have big shoes to fill, and we are well aware of that. This group is ready to make their own mark and put their own stamp on Trevecca golf and try to go out and get another championship,” said David Head, head golf coach. The Trevecca women’s golf team is ranked second going into the conference tournament, where they have won the championship five years in a row. So far this season the team has seen new competition with the addition of new school in the conference such as Findlay, who is nationally ranked in golf and gives the Trojans their biggest competition for the tournament. The team is going back to the same golf course as in years past for t...
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Hunter Newman, former professional baseball player, back at TNU

By: Andrew Preston It was a Wednesday evening former Trojan baseball player and current Trevecca student Hunter Newman will never forget. Newman answered his ringing cell phone only to realize the St. Louis Cardinals were on the other end. He was going to be drafted to play professional baseball. “I wasn’t for sure if I’d be taken,” Newman recalled of his experience on draft day. “It was a waiting game. I knew it was a possibility, but it’d be on day three.” Major League Baseball (MLB) holds its amateur player draft over a three-day period. Day one includes the televised first and second rounds, while day two covers rounds three through 10 and day three rounds 11-40. Newman had been drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 22nd round with the 671st pick of the 2015 draft. “It wa...
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Jacob Williams eclipses 1,000 points for career

By Andrew Preston Trevecca senior, Jacob Williams didn’t quite know how close he was to making history entering Saturday’s home against Cedarville. “I knew I was under 30 (points), but I didn’t know exactly how many I needed,” Williams said after the game. In fact, Williams learned of his accomplishment when the public address announcer told the crowd of over 800 in Trojan Fieldhouse. “When the guy announced it is when I found out,” Williams said. “It was still a close game at that point and so I was just focused on the game and executing.” Although the Trojans lost 85-82 in overtime, the 6-foot-3 guard says he was still fortunate to enter the record books at home.       “I’m super happy to get (1,000 points) at home,” Williams said. “I thought it was going to b...