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.

By Cristina Coca |

With the season rapidly approaching, head coach Erika Lang Montgomery has her team in high gear. The Women’s basketball team has been preparing for the last few months for a season that could very well be one of their best in the Peach Belt Conference.

Coach Lang Montgomery feels that this could be the year the team makes a strong argument in conference play and makes it to the post season Conference tournament. The team has a very strong core group of girls with eight returners and five newcomers including three seniors Jen Knurek, Arianna Roper, and Rachel Brown. The team has not had a winning season as a member of the Peach Belt since they joined four years ago from the NAIA Florida Sun Conference. But that isn’t stopping the team this year, they are using that as motivation.

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.

Athletics not all about the athlete

By Cristina Coca |

You may have noticed some of the new faces in the athletic department here at Flagler College over the past few weeks, many of them coaches. But there is one new face that is even more important to those new coaches, staff members, and most of all the student athletes here.

She doesn’t call the court or the field her home, her home is the Athletic Training Room. She is the newest Associate Athletic Trainer. Eva Beaulieu joins an already strong athletic training staff with Head Athletic Trainer Jennifer Rinnert and fellow Associate Athletic Trainer JJ Wetherington.

Women’s volleyball set to overcome challenges

With the season under way, Brian Heffernan looks for success in his first year as head coach of the women’s volleyball team.

With five starters returning, younger players moving up the ranks and the acquisition of three freshmen, Heffernan faces the challenge of incorporating his style of play to those who are unaccustomed to his tactics.