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No. 17 Coastal draws with ODU in exhibition opener

The 17th-ranked Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team played to a 1-1 draw with Old Dominion in Wednesday’s exhibition opener at the CCU Soccer Stadium. Old Dominion’s Stefano Barahona broke the scoreless draw in the 52nd minute of play with a blast from the top of the box that snuck inside the far post, giving the Monarchs the 1-0 advantage. However, 25 seconds after the restart Coastal’s... 

Lady Chants’ cross country picked to defend BSC title

The Coastal Carolina University women’s cross country team was voted first in the Big South Conference’s annual preseason poll, announced on Tuesday and based on voting by the league’s head coaches. The Chanticleers are the defending conference champions, having captured the program’s 13th Big South title in 2013. Coastal received eight first-place votes, and 117 total points, to be crowned... 

Wake Forest silences Lady Chants in exhibition match

The Coastal Carolina women’s soccer team fell to 21st-ranked Wake Forest by a 4-0 score Thursday night in its lone exhibition match. Playing in their second exhibition game after defeating Charlotte on Tuesday, the Demon Deacons struck for three first-half goals against the Chanticleers. Junior Faith Farley and sophomore Becca Austin combined to make 13 saves in the game for Coastal. Both goalkeepers... 

Chants picked to four-peat; Garbanzo, McLaws sweep

The Coastal Carolina University men’s soccer team has been voted first in the Big South Conference’s annual preseason poll, as voted by the league’s head men’s soccer coaches, it was announced Tuesday by the league office. In addition, the coaches voted Chanticleer forward Ricky Garbanzo the league’s Preseason Attacking Player of the Year and defender Shawn McLaws the... 

Brown’s back-to-back TDs top CCU’s first scrimmage

Coastal Carolina sophomore Devin Brown, a 2013 Freshman All-American and first team All-Big South kick returner, scored touchdowns of 27 and 93 yards on back-to-back plays in the Chanticleers’ first scrimmage of the 2014 fall camp. Overall, the team scrimmaged for an hour Tuesday morning at Brooks Stadium with the first offense facing the first defense and second offense facing the second defense... 

CCU grants Emeritus status to outgoing coach Connie

Coastal Carolina University interim director of athletics Matt Hogue announced today that the University’s Board of Trustees has conferred the honor of “Head Coach Emeritus” to former women’s track & field and cross country coach Alan Connie, who announced his retirement this past spring after 28 years with the Chanticleers. “Emeritus status within a university community is reserved only... 

Chanticleers claim another top-10 preseason ranking

After being ranked sixth nationally by the FCS coaches earlier this week, the Coastal Carolina football program will start the 2014 season ranked seventh by the national media as The Sports Network released its preseason poll today. This is the first time in program history Coastal Carolina’s football program will start the season as a consensus top 10 pick. The Chanticleers finished last season... 

Ex-Chant Henry signs to play for pro team in Poland

Former Coastal Carolina University women’s basketball standout Angelica Henry has signed a professional contract to play in Poland with Basket ROW Rybnik. Henry, who will receive her undergraduate degree in health promotion on Saturday at the University’s summer commencement, will travel to Poland at the end of August for a two-week trial period with Basket ROW Rybnik before joining the... 

Chants earn top 25 ranking; Garbanzo makes watch list

After a advancing to the third round of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season in 2013, the Coastal Carolina University men’s soccer program is ranked 17th nationally in the 2014 preseason coaches’ poll, administered by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Defending NCAA champion Notre Dame will begin the 2014 campaign where it finished the previous season –... 

CCU’s Backus named No. 7 overall player in FCS ranks

Coastal Carolina senior linebacker Quinn Backus was tabbed the seventh-best player in the NCAA Division I FCS – and tops among defensive players – by BeyondSportsNetwork.com. Backus is a two-time All-American, a two-time Big South Defensive Player of the Year and finished seventh in last year’s voting for the Buck Buchanan Award, which annually goes to the top defensive player in the FCS. BeyondSportsNetwork.com,... 
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