The Pirates’ leading scorer and 2001-02 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year Devin Green has decided to stay with the team for another year. Green requested to be released from the HU Basketball team, but was denied permission. After appealing the initial decision, the junior guard decided to stay with the team and not carry through with the appeal.
The women’s bowling team recently signed Erin Fagan for the upcoming season. Fagan transferred from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y. where she won the National Junior College Athletic Association singles title as a freshman and the NJCAA doubles title as a sophomore. She is a two-time All-American and the New York State Champion in 2000-2001. The Fighting Hawks are expected to make another run for the Intercollegiate Bowling and NCAA Championships.
Men’s basketball coach Alfred Beard signed four new players. Vic Aujla, a 6-foot-5 standout from Dawson College in Montreal led his team to the Quebec Provincial Championship Title last year. He earned First Team All-Star and Player of the Game honors. Chris Grant, a 6-foot-4 Brooklyn, N.Y. native averaged 17.1 points per game during his two years at Nassau Community College. Timothy Berkley was a prep standout at Meadowbrook (Richmond, Va.) High School who averaged 12 points and rebounds. Rounding out the recruiting class is Theodore Terrell, a transfer from Prince George’s (Md.) Community College where he averaged 10.8 points.
The men’s cross country team will make another run at the conference championship this season. Coach Kenneth Giles will have six of his top seven runners returning from last season. Five of those runners finished in the top 10 at the MEAC Championship meet. Junior Duncan Bitok finished in second place at the final MEAC meet and 14th at the Southeast Regional meet. Rounding out the pack are seniors William Keown, Thomas Hightower, Joseph Terer, junior Patrick Scott, and sophomore Geoffrey Chelule. With the team having only seven members, Coach Giles will have little room for injuries.
South Carolina State
For the first time in history, the women’s soccer team will play its home games on the campus of SCSU. The newly built Oliver C. Dawson Bulldog stadium is the Lady Bulldogs’ new home. Prior to this season, the team played at Hillcrest Soccer Complex. Last season the ladies finished 6-11-0, with a 4-2 home record.
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