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Challenge for lacrosse team to stay on top
Just when The University of North Carolina lacrosse
fans believed they had a winning team to support, news
comes from the team's most knowledgeable source that
a new challenge lies ahead.
Never mind that seven All-America selections return
from the squad that defeated three-time defending
champion Johns Hopkins 14-13 for Carolina's first
NCAA championship since 1957.
Staying on top will still be difficult, Lacrosse Coach
Willie Scroggs says.
"Oh, I worry about everything," Scroggs said in a re
cent interview. "I was worried last year that we weren't
as good as we were supposed to be, but we improved each
week and ended up as the only undefeated team in the
country. Next year it will be difficult because of the pres
sure put on us, but we'll just play each game one at a
The championship has put Scroggs into an unusual
position for a coach of a non-revenue sport. He is sched
uled to speak at several alumni chapter meetings through-
' out the state in September, a duty Scroggs said he is not
"Receptions like the one given us are normally reserved
for the glamour sports. We received requests from differ
ent alumni groups from over the state to come and speak.
We also received great coverage from the area newspapers
that helped us."
The title also sparked an interest in learning the sport
that three years ago was one of the more obscure of the
non-revenue sports at UNC. The Chapel Hill Recreation
Department is starting a lacrosse program, and enroll
ment in Scroggs' lacrosse clinic rose from 15 to 74 this
Meanwhile, the UNC players spent the summer pick
ing up awards. Mike Burnett, Doug Hall and Tommy
Sears were named first-team All-America. Pete Voelkel
- and Gary Burns were named, to the second team; 'Kevin
Griswold, third team, and Jeff Homire, honorable
In addition, Burnett was named Atlantic Coast Con
ference Most Valuable Player. Sears won the Ensign C.
Markland Kelly Jr. Memorial Award for the top goal
keeper and was named to the U.S. team for the. 1982
World Lacrosse Games in Baltimore. ' ,
Scroggs was selected coach of the year in Division I
.lacrosse and will be an assistant coach of the U.S. world
games team. Tar Heel assistant coach Mike O'Neill was
named head coach at Boston College. "That's a tribute
to the lacrosse program here," Scroggs said. "We've
now had two assistant coaches to be hired as head
coaches at Division I schools."
Scroggs said the team broke up almost immediately
after winning the championship. "It was unfortunate
that everybody left, but most of the kids lived in either
New York or Baltimore, and we couldn't keep them to
gether. We brought a skeletal group back to Chapel Hill
and were welcomed by a nice gathering.
"We have not been together as a group since, the
championship, but we would like to do something for
the kids one night, to show that they've made a major
accomplishment that they can take pride in."
But the championship will likely bring no immediate
benefit to recruiting, Scroggs said. "Most of the recruit
ing was sewn up before the title. This coming year will
show if the championship generates interest in Carolina.
"Everything affects recruiting. If you are an up-and-coming
team people will say you don't want to play there
becasue they're no good, and if you're on the top they
tell you that you'll never get to play."
Scroggs with NCAA trophy
Soccer team faces battle
to match 1980 heroics
By KEVIN KIRK
DTH Staff Writer
Carolina soccer, corning off its most
successful season in the 33rd year history
of the sport at UNC, faces many challenges
from the beginning of the year, both in
ternally and from its opponents.
This year's team will need to fill the
holes left by graduation and injury if it is
to near the stellar mark of 17-4-1 set by
the 1980 squad. Gone from that team are
nine lettermen, five of whom were starters,
including Carolina's record-holder for
career scoring, Sean Naber, and goalie
Kevin Kane, who posted a stingy 0.81
goals-against average including 1 1 shut
Due to the elimination of the JV and
reserve squads, competition for the 24
varsity positions will be heavy among the
22 returning players and 10 freshmen
The offense, which set a school record
for most goals in a season in 1980, returns
many key players. Two players being
counted on to lead the attack are Tony
Johnson and John Boettigheimer. The
two juniors led last year's team in scoring.
Johnson topped the list with nine goals
and nine assists in 1980, while Boettighei
mer tallied 1 1 goals to lead in that depart
ment. Nick Donnelly, an exceptional
freshman last season scoring seven goals,
is another returning striker, who also will
be expected to contribute. ?v, V I r - (v
Returning starters at the mid-field po
sitions are Steve Turner, who followed ,
Johnson and Boettigheimer in the scoring
column with seven goals and five assists,
and Tim Ensley. Depth in this area will be
provided by Mike Fiocco, Adam Abron
ski, and Eric Blum, all who saw extensive
action last season.
The defense, a major factor in last
year's record-setting squad, must be re
built to insure success for Carolina this
season. Besides the loss of an outstanding
goalie in Kane, backs Jay Ainslie, who is
playing for the U.S. Junior National Team
this year, and Bucky Buckley, side-lined
with a knee injury, also will be absent from
the lineup. However, a chief returnee will
be senior sweeper Ricky Marvin.
Marvin was the outstanding player of a
year ago. He was a first team choice for
All-ACC and All-South. In addition to
being a superb defensive player, Marvin
also was involved with the offense, tying
Johnson for the team lead in assists with
Coach Anson Dorrance holds high ex
pectations for his freshman class. Dcr
rance said this year's recruits are the best
ever. Several should have a shot at starting
roles, and Dorrance named strikers Billy
Hartman and Ken West as players to
The 1981 schedule will not make it any
easier to regroup from last year's person
nel losses. This year's lineup of opponents
is the toughest ever, Dorrance said. Be
sides facing Southern powers such as Ap
palachian State, UNC will make a tour to
New England to meet Boston College and
travel to Florida for three matches. '
-i The six games on the ACC schedule add
to the difficult list of opponents. Many
people feel the conference is the best in
the country. Carolina finished fourth last
year with a 3-2-1 record, and things haven't
become any easier. Dorrance said that
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Captain Rick Marvin
. Clemson and N.C. State will be favored,
but any of the seven schools could walk
off with the title.
"You know a conference is balanced
when the last place team (Maryland) is
capable of knocking off teams ranked in
the top five in the country," he said.
But if an inexperienced defense and the
schedule are obstacles to a successful sea
son, then the team's attitude may be the
boost to overcome them.
"I think the reason the soccer team will
- be successful this year is the class of '78,"
player Steve Turner said. "We've been to
gether for four years now. We know each
other everybody is close on and off the
field. We can't wait to get started, and
we're going to win."
UNC program cuts down on high school injuries
CHAPEL HILL (AP) A test pro
gram has reduced football-related injuries
at Chapel Hill High School by 40 percent
in three years, the school's football coach
"I'd say that our injuries have gone
down 30 to 40 percent since the program
began," Coach Jimmy Young said.
Three years ago, The University of
North Carolina doctors began testing
Young's players and designing condition
ing programs for those who were out of
shape. Poor conditioning is the major
cause of football injuries, Young said.
Under the UNC Department of Family
Medicine Program, each player is exam
ined to determine his percentage of body
fat, muscle strength and flexibility. Even
players' psychological approaches to foot
ball are checked.
The program is part of a five-year study
being conducted by Dr. Edward Shahady,
chairman of the UNC department. Sha
hady said he believed it was an area of
preventive medicine that needed much im
provement at the high school level.
Dick Broom, a spokesman for the UNC
School of Medicine, said the study will
help pinpoint cost-efficient training meth
ods that can alleviate In juries.
High school athletes were selected for
the study because they are not yet mature
physically and because there is a great
deal of disparity in their sizes. These fac
tors serve to increase the frequency and
severity of their football injuries, Broom
said. . '
Shahady or One of his assistants attends
every game and practice to properly main
tain the program.
"In North Carolina, only 30 percent of
high school teams have doctors, and they
usually only attend games," Shahady said.
That is insufficient because 75 percent of
the injuries occur during practice, he said.
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Meeh struggle to mdke4tin NFL
By JOHN ROYSTER
DTH Staff Writer
Lawrence Taylor will be a starter, maybe a star. Donnell Thomp
son will play regularly. Amos Lawrence has announced he will
not play at all.
Six draftees and eight free agents from Carolina have met vary
ing fates in their attempts to make National Football League
teams as rookies.
Outside linebacker Lawrence Taylor will immediately become
an important part of the New York Giants'
defense, scouts say. The Giants' first-round
draft pick has been the subject of much
Defensive lineman Donnell Thompson
was a starter in Baltimore Colt preseason
games until slowed by an injury last week.
But like Taylor, he is expected to become
a significant member of his team's defense
in his rookie year.
Running back Amos Lawrence, a sal
ary holdout, still has not reported to the
San Diego Chargers' training camp.
Several weeks of negotiation between
the Chargers and Lawrence's agent, attor
ney Alex Phillips of Tulsa, Okla., report
edly did not result in anything near an agree
able salary figure for the two parties.
Lawrence was in Chapel Hill last week
and announced Monday that he would not
play for the Chargers.
He said he planned to take classes for
the entire school year and play next year in the Canadian Foot
ball League. No Canadian team has rights to Lawrence, therefore,
he could enter the league as a free agent next year.
Two other 1981 draftees, center Rick Donnalley and defensive
lineman Harry Stanback, have missed much of the preseason with
Donnalley had a cast removed from his hand two weeks ago,
but he has missed all of the, Pittsburgh Steelers'ffraining camp
because of the injury. A Steelers spokesman said Donnalley should
return to action next week. -
Stanback began practice with the Atlanta Falcons last week
after recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his knee performed
a month ago. He had missed the entire preseason to that point.
Ron Wooten was listedas the third offensive guard on the New
England Patriots' roster last week, behind two No. 1 draft picks,
including John Hannah, the subject of a Sports Illustrated cover
story two weeks ago.
But he seemed sure of making the club, said Tom Hoffman, a
spokesman at the Patriots' training camp.
Only one of the eight free agents remained on NFL rosters last
week. Paul Davis, who played middle guard at Carolina, was still
on the roster of the Oakland Raiders and was playing on special
teams in preseason games.
Among the others, tight end Mike Cha
tham and running back Billy Johnson have
been cut by the Cleveland Browns, wide
receivers Phil Farris, Delbert Powell and
Wayne Tucker by the Philadelphia Eagles,
Baltimore Colts and Oakland Raiders re
spectively, and offensive tackle Steve Junk
mann by the New Orleans Saints.
Safety Steve Streater was paralyzed in
an automobile accident last spring after
signing a free agent contract with the
Most veteran players from Carolina
seemed assured of retaining their positions
on NFL teams last week, with one cut re
maining to trim rosters down to 45 players
for the season.
John Bunting remains a starting line
backer for the Eagles, the losers of the
Super Bowl last January.
Linebacker Buddy Curry was the co-
defensive rookie of the year in the National Football Conference
last year, sharing that honor with teammate Al Richardson of
Georgia Tech, also a linebacker.
. Two Carolina players, Ken Huff and Robert Pratt are starters
in the Baltimore Colts' offensive line, and Don McCauley re
mained on the team as a running back.
Brooks Williams was number one ori the New Orleans Saints
depth chart at tight end last week, following the trade of Henry
Childs by the Saints late last yean
But one Carolina veteran, Dave Simmons, has failed to stick
this year. The defensive lineman was waived last week by the De
troit Lions after playing two seasons with the Green Bay Packers.
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