Top Athletics Stories 2016

2016 Top Centre Stories: Athletics

Posted by Centre News in Athletics, Campus, News 28 Dec 2016

Top Athletics Stories 2016As 2016 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at the most popular web stories this year based on analytics from Centre’s website. Below are ten of the top news stories featuring Centre College athletics.

Men’s Soccer Team Captures SAA Title with 2-0 Victory over Millsaps

The Centre men’s soccer team captured its first Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Tournament championship with a 2-0 triumph over Millsaps, punching their ticket to the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Tournament with an automatic bid.

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Women’s Soccer Player Destinie Graves ’17 Named NSCAA First Team All-American

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) named senior forward Destinie Graves a First Team All-American on its NCAA Division III All-America teams for the second consecutive season. Graves was the first two-time All-American in Centre women’s soccer history.

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Centre Women’s Soccer Claims Fifth Straight SAA Crown with 1-0 Win over Rhodes

With a victory over visiting Rhodes in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) championship game, the Centre women’s soccer team earned its fifth consecutive SAA Tournament crown and garnered its sixth straight NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Tournament appearance and seventh trip overall.

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Serena Gale-Butto ’17 Named All-American as Colonels Race at NCAA Cross Country Finals

Senior Gale-Butto became Centre’s first All-American in women’s cross country in ten years at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships.

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Nicole DeHerde ’17 Earns NFHCA First Team All-America Honors

When the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) released its 2016 Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-America teams, Centre senior defender Nicole DeHerde garnered First Team honors, making her the third first team All-American in program history.

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Centre Women’s Lacrosse Captures SAA Regular Season Title

The Centre women’s lacrosse team secured its second Southern Athletic Association (SAA) regular season championship in three seasons with an 18-6 triumph over visiting Oglethorpe.

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Sarah Hayhurst ’19 Earns Honorable Mention All-American Recognition in Three-Meter Dive

Centre diver Sarah Hayhurst earned Honorable Mention All-American honors in the 3-meter dive at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, garnering All-American recognition for the third time in her career.

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Centre Athletics Dedicates Kitty Baird Center on Homecoming Weekend

Centre College formally dedicated the brand new Kitty Baird Center at Homecoming 2016. Baird worked at Centre from 1959 to 2000 and is one of the foremost collegiate women’s sports administrators in the history of the state.

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Centre Hosts Inaugural Centre Athletics Awards Show

Centre College student-athletes and coaches from 23 teams gathered at the first Centre Athletics Awards Show to celebrate the many special moments from the 2015-16 school year.

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Centre Athletics Announces Launch of Online Team Store

The Centre College athletics department is pleased to announce the launch of the official Centre Colonels online store, CentreGear.com.

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