Next Level: Heimrich CIAA Specialty Player of the Week
Former Pinecrest football player Danny Heimrich of Elizabeth City State University has been named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Con-ference (CIAA) Specialty Player of the Week.
In Thursday's 47-20 loss at Central Arkansas, the junior kicked a 39-yard field goal and punted five times, including one of 48 yards and two inside the 20-yard line. He also averaged 57.8 yards on five kickoffs.
Heimrich spent two years at Louisburg College before joining the Viking program.
Two more former Pinecrest football players, Josh Scales and Blade Shoop, were both in the starting lineup for Fayetteville State in Saturday's opening game against UNC Pembroke.
Scales, a redshirt freshman free safety, led the team in solo tackles with six and finished with seven total tackles. Shoop, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound true freshman, started on offense at right guard.
The Broncos were defeated 39-0 by the Braves in the inaugural Two Rivers Classic.
Also on Saturday, Derek Wike was the starting fullback and fellow former Patriot LaDarius Graham saw action as Greensboro College defeated Guilford 17-15 in the annual Soup Bowl. Wide receiver Mitch Johnson, a former Patriot, is also a member of the Pride squad.
Junior Tanya Cain provided a goal and an assist in both matches as the N.C. State women's soccer team defeated Pitt 4-0 on Friday and Loyola (Md.) 7-0 on Sunday. The Pinecrest career record holder in goals has recorded two goals and four assists during the Wolfpack's 4-2 start to the season.
Dalton Hadlock, the career leader in goals for the boys' soccer team at Union Pines, scored Marshall's third goal in a 3-1 victory over Radford in Huntington, W. Va. on Monday. The junior is a defender for the Thundering Herd, now 2-0-1.
Courtney Sauer, another former Viking, was credited with two assists in Salem College's 11-0 win over Peace on Saturday. The senior midfielder made the all-tournament team as the Spirits finished 1-1 in the Meredith College Match-up tournament.
Pinecrest graduates Jack Fields and Patrick Barrett, and O'Neal alum Michael McGowan, got a taste of the winds of St. Andrews in Scotland this week. They competed for the UNC men's golf team at the International Collegiate.
Winds of 30 miles per hour - gusting to 50 - were reported on Monday of the two-day event. Fields and teammate Kevin O'Connell, of Cary, both shot rounds of 80 to tie for ninth place on a day the best score was a 76. McGowan finished with an 84 and Barrett came in at 87.
The Tar Heels were in third place behind Stirling University of Scotland and Georgia Southern. The final round was to be played on Tuesday.
Pfeiffer University sophomore Abbie Ovbey, who attended Pinecrest for two years before finishing up at West Montgomery, leads the Falcon volleyball team in kills and blocks after the first four matches.
The 5-11 middle blocker/outside hitter had 13 kills in a 3-1 loss to Lander in Saturday's final game of the Catawba Classic. The Falcons are off to an 0-4 start.
Eric Parziale, another Pinecrest grad, was credited with a shot on goal last Thursday as St. Michael's College (Vt.) opened the soccer season with a 4-0 victory over Johnson State. The sophomore transferred from Trinity College (Conn.).
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