Sportsmanship award to former Flagler baseball player

By Latesha Johnson |

The Flagler Men’s Basketball team won its fourth consecutive season opener on November 14 against Trinity College with an easy 87-41 non-conference victory in the Flagler Gymnasium.

Flagler shot 48.5% (16-33) from behind the 3-point line, with Matt Clark hitting five and Matt Conway sinking four 3-pointers. Clark went 8-11 from the field, accounting for a team-high 21 points. Jordan Warner included a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds, while Richard Brown handed out a game-high seven assists. Freshman center, Quayshad Williams, had a nine point, 10 rebound showing for the Saints in his first collegiate appearance.

Men’s soccer overcomes penalty kick pressure

By Marisa Strawn |

If having the pressure on your shoulders to host the NCAA Division II Championship soccer games at home field is not enough, adding pressure of going into penalty kicks with one of the top teams in that conference can be overwhelming. This is exactly what happened to the Flagler College men’s soccer team.

Due to their winning record within the Peach Belt Conference, the men found themselves hosting the championship tournament at home, with each game being an elimination round. This is extremely stressful for a team, knowing that the game they are currently playing, could be their seniors last game as collegiate athletes.

Flagler men’s soccer win second-round NCAA match in shootout

By Eric Albury |
Photo by Eric Albury

After a scoreless regulation and overtime, the second-seeded Flagler College men’s soccer team outscored sixth-seeded UNC Pembroke 4-2 in a shootout in a second-round match of the NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer Championship on Saturday night.

Ryan Hanson, goalkeeper for the Braves, could not follow up on his perfect record during regulation and overtime of 12 saves, allowing all four of the Saints’ shots during the shootout to go past him.

Flagler looks to hold first round of PBC tournament

By Marisa Strawn |

The Flagler men’s soccer has found itself putting Flagler College on the athletic map. Since moving into the NCAA’s Division II and the Peach Belt Conference in 2009, the men’s soccer team has achieved great success.

In 2009 and 2011, the men’s team was the regular season champions and the Peach Belt Conference Tournament champions. They are also 3-time NCAA tournament participants, finding themselves in the elite eight of the NCAA Division II tournament.

NBA ‘one-and-done’ policy needs a makeover

By Eric Albury |

He finally did it. John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats has managed to get his first NCAA Championship after 24 years of coaching college men’s basketball. But with this glorious celebration comes the bittersweet moment of saying goodbye to many of the players that made this season possible.

Many of Calipari’s squad this season will be entering the NBA Draft in June, including freshman Anthony Davis, who is speculated to be the first pick in the draft, in addition to winning the 2012 National Player of the Year and NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player awards.

‘Voice of the Saints’ impacts Flagler athletics

By Bo Culkeen |

I remember when I first met Clay Coffman my freshman year. I was sitting in the Lewis lobby watching SportsCenter on the free cable provided by Flagler when Clay and a few other sports fanatics walked in talking about the past Heisman Trophy winners, a Flagler intramural game or just trash talking each other about their favorite college football team. Whatever it was, it involved sports.