Carolinian – Sports
Issue: 2/11/02

The Latest in UNCG Sports
By Mary Tracey

On Feb. 5 in Davidson’s Belk Arena the Spartans battled against the Davidson Wildcats for the second time this season. David Shuck scored his 1000th career point but this was overshadowed by the Spartans 53-48 loss. The game was not without its high points however with Schuck finishing with 11 points and season-high 13 rebounds. Jay Joseph had 10 points before fouling out in the last minute of play and James Maye added 8 points and 10 rebounds. Maye is now at 997 points in his career and will more than likely make his 1000th point this Saturday at 7:00 against the Citadel. Eldridge led the Spartans in scoring with 15 points. This loss places Davidson two games ahead of UNCG in the SoCon standings. The Spartans record now stands at 14-8 overall and 7-4 in league play.

Also in the latest Spartan news the men’s and women’s soccer teams have announced their new members for the 2002-2003 season. The men’s team has signed Michael FitzGerald from Wilmington, NC. He was named Mid-Eastern 4-A All-Region as a senior and his team captured the 1995 North Carolina State Cup, the 1997 Tampa Bay Sun Bowl Championship, the 1997 Oneota (NY) Hall of Fame Championship and the International Tournament Championship in Wittlesheim, France, in 1999. He plans to major in Communications.

The women’s team announced 6 signed players. Sisters, Dacia and Deven Beachum forwards from Raleigh, NC Sanderson H.S. Amy Carnell a midfielder from Lake Stevens, WA; Lake Stevens H.S. Nicollette DeLaine a midfielder from Raleigh, NC; Southeast Raleigh H.S. Cara Hammond a midfielder from Farmingdale, NJ; Howell H.S. Jennifer Stillman a goalkeeper from Randolph, NC; Randolph H.S. With such a large number of new players it will be interesting to see the performance of the Spartans this fall. Coach Eddy Radwanski will have a challenge and hopefully will be able to uphold the winning tradition of UNCG soccer.