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Aletheia. volume (None) 1977-1997, November 04, 1988, Image 5

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PROFILE OH TIH HILL SHANNON H0DGIN5 Tim Hill, assistant coach of the Montreat Cavalier soccer players, granted me the honor the other day of interviewing him. Tim is a serious young man, dedicated both to the leadership of his school and to the coaching of the soccer team. Tim says, "I feel confident a? a leader nn the soccer field, and I lead in SGA [Student Government Association] to the best of my ability." Tim is a senior at Montreat, and plans to graduate with a degree in Christian Ministries, Youth and Adolescent Studies. One day Tim hopes to coach his own college or high school team, maybe at M-AC! Tim has played soccer for two years at Montreat and also at Georgia Southern. As at Montreat, he has also assistant coached at Georgia Southern. At the moment, he is the keeper coach, and feels that his guys "have improved 50-75%." He enjoys coaching, but loves to play the sport but is not able this year to play because of two reasons: one of his knees has damage to both the ligaments and cartilage, and he has already completed his two year eligibility. Tim feels that soccer is "not only a sport but a job," and he expects only the best out oi nis players. He blends good sportsmanship with Christian ethics and encourages his players to do the same. He has heard a few of the soccer players saying how much Montreat as a college has increased their faith in God. He believes that a part of soccer is witnessing to others. Tim does occasionally miss playing soccer; he says, 'The hardest thing for me to do is watch them play and not be able to, it's my job to watch them," and he feels frustration for riewcorners' trying to "learn simple drills" which he feels a "college level soccer player should already know." He admits that they need to keep practicing; they need to learn the drills and that “you can't expect miracles overnight or in one season." When asked about Montreat'S/' record of 3-7, he says, "I feel that we have five soccer field players, maybe three think well, the other two love to play, and the rest want to learn the sport and they are doing a good job of it. However, it's hard to make a good conference team out of five players." Tim • comments that they are losing because they don't have a good offence; "No matter how many get scored, we cannot win any way unless offence puts it in the net." Tim is a very competant coach and enjoys coaching th^i soccer team; “1 enjoy coaching with my keepers." Tim is a great asset to the team and to M-AC.' UHRT THE RECORD DOESH'T BRAD OWENS 1 admit that when 1 went to Coach Patsy Neal for a final wrap-up of the girls' volleyball season, I expected to hear the same old stuff, "they really worked hard," and, "keep looking for a healthy bunch next year," you know . . . the same old cliche excuses that you hear every year from the Atlanta Braves, but what coach Neal gave me were some totally unexpected statistics. for instance, the girls came within two points of 'Winning eleven of their thirteen losses. A record of seven wins and thirteen losses doesn't look great on paper, but to come within two points- of beating the eighteenth ranked girls volleyball team in the nation is not too shabby! In the final two series of the season, the lady Cavs destroyed Piedmont Bible college, twice, and lost two to Anderson, the eighteenth ranked team in the nation. SHOU BRAD OWENS Several bright spots appear at the end of this season for the girls. First of all, the hustle and teamwork displayed in every game should be, and is, well appreciated by their supporters. And second. Coach Neal hopes to have everyone returning next year, with the exception of the team's lone senior, Paula Johnson. If everyone does return, the nucleus of the team will only be stronger and better prepared for their challengers. Coach Neal was very proud of the performance of the team saying, "they were really a lot better than their record indicates ... the two point difference is a stat that should impress anyone, considering the amount of really tough teams we played. The girls did a super job . . . just super." 1 couldn't agree more. The girls volleyball team did a good job this year, and hopefully, they will be back next year to do an even better job. in Ah, the woes and perils of college level athletics. The girls volleyball team has recently experienced some of the woes. With losses on Oct. 4 to Salem and North Greenville, and losses to Queens College on the 39th and Averett College on the twenty-ninth the M-AC girls volleyball team is more need of our support now than ever. A loss to Salem college after the win against Piedmont Bible College on the twenty-ninth. Their need for our support now is imperative. I have confidence that our girls volleyball team is waiting to explode, and I feel sorry for the team(s) that will receive the blast. The more people that show up for the games, the better. Let our Lady Cavs know that we support them, win or lose. In previous statement one of volleyball players, Carol Fox quoted as saying, "We're young a our was and SHANNON H0D6INS On October 14 Montreat Soccer players battled to the very end against Brevard. The final score was 3-1 when the referee called time. Although defeated. Montreat remains *1 in our eyes. Montreat did play a very good game, and held off Brevard with a good show of defense. The player's faces "lit up" when they scored their goal. Montreat was a team to be proud of at that moment. “After the game the players enjoyed a steak dinner sponsored by the M-AC cheerler&ders. The student body was also invited to this dinner. This was one way that the school could show their appreciation to the players for all the hard work throughout the year. I ‘t inexperienced, but we're gonna' keep working and it's gonna' keep getting more and more exciting, so come out and watch what happens!" The girls record is now four wins and six losses. The rest of the schedule consits of away games against Tusculum and Maryville on the 13lh, North Greenville on the 17th, Anderson on the 19th. The final two games are at home against Piedmont Bible on the 20th and Anderson on the 27th.

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