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Coach Dot Gunnell's women's golf team
gned one recruit, Elizabeth Macfie. Macfie
from Camden, S.C., where she attended
famden High School.
Macfie's 1983 victories included the Twin
tates, South Carolina PGA and Carolinas
rolf Association juniors as well as a runnerup
nish in the North and South Championships
Coach Devon Brouse signed three recruits
b join an already talented men's golf team.
he three signees are Danny Hockaday,
lark Love and Jim Sowersine, who Brouse
escribed as, "good, solid players."
Hockaday, from Sanford, comes from Lee
ounty High School, the 1983 state cham-
ions and runnerup in 1984. Hockaday won
he 1983 Donald Ross Junior Tournament
Pinehurst and has been one of the top
nior players in North Carolina for several
Love is from St. Simons Island, Ga., and
the younger brother of UNC's 1984 ACC
hampion Davis Love. This year he led Glynn
cademy to the Georgia State Golf Cham-
onship for the third straight year and he
as runnerup in the 1983 Georgia State
linior Tournament. According to Brouse,
Mark's a highly recruited player. His record
comparable to his brother's record at that
Sowerwine, from North Palm Beach, Fla.,
tended Benjamin High School, the same
hool that produced Carolina's Jack Nick
us II. Sowerwine was the medalist in the
583 Suncoast West Conference Tournament
lid led Benjamin to the Florida state high
hool championship that same year. Jim s
d a lot of tournament experience," Brouse
id. "He's played in the Midwest and
lorida, so he's has some valuable
In evaluating the recruiting class, Brouse
said "they all have an opportunity to see
playing time." Brouse added that "with the
addition of the recruits, we have a talented
yet unproven team."
Two players will join coach Kitty Harri
son's women's tennis team in the fall.
Elizabeth Alexander of Columbus, Ohio,
was the 34th-ranked player nationally in 16s
and was ranked 73rd nationally in her first
year of 18s. A steady baseliner, she attended
Upper Arlington High School.
Elizabeth Donnovin is the No. 2 player in
the South among 18s and is ranked 101st
nationally. She is a good doubles player with
an outstanding overhead, Harrison said.
Coach Allen Morris has signed five players
for the men's tennis team.
The group is led by Pittsburg, Pa., native
David Pollack, the top-ranked player in the
Middle States Region for the past six years.
He was ranked ninth in the 16s nationally
in 1983 after a No. 7 ranking in the 14s in
1981. He finished second in the USTA's 16s
championships at Kalamazoo, Mich., last
Asheville's Jimmy Weilbaecher, the 1984
North Carolina state high school champion,
will also attend UNC. He was the 1983 USTA
interscholastic boys doubles champion,
winning that title with Ashley Rhoney, a
Southwest Louisiana recruit, in competition
Weilbaecher is the No. 1 -ranked 18s player
in North Carolina and in the top-20 in the
Fayetteville's Koley Keel was a semifinalist
in this year's state high shool tournament,
playing for Terry Sanford High School. He
was formerly the No. 1 -ranked player in the
state in the 14s and 16s.
Also joining UNC will be Brad Rosen
kampf from Shelby High School. He is the
9th-ranked 18s player in the state. Rounding
round out the class is Charlotte Latin's Oscar
The men's track director, Don Lockerbie,
reports three signees for next year's track
team. The three recruits are: Eric McMan
aman, Boise, Idaho; Daniel Gallagher,
Ossing, N.Y.; and Tommy Porter, Salisbury,
McManaman is a transfer from Boise State
University. He becomes eligible in the spring
as a middle distance runner. McManaman
will be looked to contribute to the team in
the 800 meters event. He will also be on the
cross-country team in the fall of 1985.
Gallagher is a quarter-miler hailing from
Arch Bishop Stepinas High School.
Porter, a distance runner, attended East
Rowan High School in Salisbury.
For the Women's track team, Lockerbie
reports a class of 11 signees, with 6 of 11
coming from in-state schools.
Leading off the native recruits is Vanessa
Hatch, from High Point, N.C. While attend
ing Andrews High School, she became the
state champion in the discus.
Nancy Swan, from New London, was 6th
in the state championships in the half mile.
She attended North Stanley High School.
Marsha Farris, from Burlington, was a
hurdler at Williams High School but will
switch to the heptathlon in college.
Sara Parietti, from Asheboro, attended
Asheboro High School. She shows good
potential in the quarter mile according to
Audrea Robinson, from Charlotte,
attended Independence HighSchodl. She will
be a hurdler and a sprinter.
Finishing up the in-state recruits is Sandy
Westmoreland, from Mooresville. While at
Mooresville High School, she was a hurdler,
sprinter and a middle distance runner.
Jill Irizarry, from East Setauket, N.Y., is
a top prospect out of Ward Melville High
School. Irizarry is currently one of the top
heptathletes in the country. She had one of
the best scores in the nation last year in indoor
competition. Irizarry was also the New York
state champion as a senior after finishing
second as a junior. She should contribute
immediately to the women's track program.
Tauni Sanchez from Mercer Island,
Washington, is another top recruit. While
attending Mercer Island High School, she
was state champion in the 100 and 300-meter
hurdles outdoors, as well as being state
champion in the 60-yard hurdles indoors.
Sanchez finished 4th in the 1983 TAC Junior
Olympics in the 100-meter hurdles and is
currently one of the top 15 hurdlers in the
Nina Tobin, from Winter Park, Fl.,
attended Winter Park High School. She was
third in the state as a junior long jumper.
Jodi Melnick, from Englishtown, N.J.,
attended Manalapan High School where she
was second in the state in group four shot. -Melnick
also competes in discus competition.
Finishing up recruiting for the women's
track team is Kelli Williams, from Newport
News, Va. While attending Menchoville High
School, Williams was third in the state
championships in the shot.
For the women's cross country team, coach
Lockerbie has signed two solid recruits in
Victoria Verinder, from Great Falls, Va., and
Leah Ann Miller, from Salisbury, N.C.
While attending Langley High School,
Verinder was the undefeated state champion
in cross country as a senior. She was also
an all-american ranked in the top 20 among
high school cross country runners. She was
also the mile and the two-mile state indoor
champion, the mile outdoor champion and
was ranked in the top 10 for mile outdoor
runners. She also led a 2-mile relay team to
the second fastest time in the U.S.
Miller attended North Rowan High School
where she was the state champion in the 800
meters. She has had no cross country
experience, but should have no trouble
adjusting to the sport according to Lockerbie.
The last four recruits for the track program
are signees for the men's cross country team.
The recruits are: John Hussey, from Setauket,
N.Y.; Eric Landis, from Charlotte, N.C;
Chuck Lotz, from Atlanta, Ga.; and George
Nicholas, from Dayton, Ohio.
Hussey attended Setauket High School
where he was ranked tenth in the U.S. in
the 1500-meters among high school runners.
He was the Long Island champion in the
1600-meters and Lockerbie said he is one of
the top middle distance runners in New
Landis was 4th in the 1600-meters while
attending EastMecklenburg High School. He
is a Morehead Scholar who ispotentially one
of the top runners to come out of North
Carolina in several years.
Lotz attended Westminster High School
and was the state runner-up in cross country
as a senior. He was also second in the outdoor
mile in only his second year in track.
The last of coach Don Lockerbie's recruits
is Nicholas, who is a transfer from Wake
Forest. Nicholas was a member of the 1981
and 1982 Junior National Cross Country
Teams. In 1981 he was also fourth in the
World Junior Cross Country Championships
and second in 1982. Nicholas' was a three
time Ohio state champion and was seventh
in the 1982 ACC Championships. As a
freshman, he was 19th in the 1981 ACC
Recruiting for 1984-85 has been judged
top-notch by UNC coaches, UNC non
revenue sports look to successfully follow a
year which gave them five conference
UNC gymnastics coach Derek Galvin
signed two recruits Stacy Kaplan of
Penfield, N.Y., and Missy Shaffner of
"Missy and Stacy are the two highest
ranked gymnasts we've ever brought in in the
same year," Galvin said.
Kaplan won the New York state all-around
championship as well as all four individual
titles in both 1983 and 1984 while competing
for Penfield High School. She was on the
U.S. gold medal-winning teams at the
Maccabia games in Brazil in 1983 and in
Israel in 1981.
Kaplan finished first in vaulting and 14th
in all-around at the U.S. Championships in
1981. She was also a medalist at the elite
level in each of the four Empire State Games
she competed in from 1978-81.
"She's an extremely tough competitor,
bringing an intangible asset to the team,"
Shaffner, who attended Cave Springs High
School, has competed as an elite gymnast for
the past four years for the Roanoke-based
Rovanettes Club. She placed third in vaulting
at the 1983 Elite Nationals and second at the
"Missy is one of the strongest vaulters we've
ever had," Galvin said.
With the addition of the two recruits,
vaulting should become UNC's strongest
event. Both recruits should vie for an all
around position for the Tar Heels, who lost
three gymnasts from a squad that finished
second in the ACC Gymnastics
UNC field hockey coach Karen Shelton
announced the signing of four recruits for
next year. They are Betsy Gillespie from
Washington, D.C., Lori Bruney from Med
ford, N.J., Ellen Bakken from St. Louis, Mo.,
and Tracy Houk of Bloomsburg, Pa.
Shelton said that this year's recruiting class
is above average and has good speed.
Gillespie is an attack player who will play
either forward or midfield. She played in
Holland for five years as a forward with good
ball control, Shelton said. Gillespie helped
her Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School team
advance to the district playoffs and partic
ipated in a camp in the Olympic Development
Program last summer.
Bruney, a defensive specialist, was named
the top defender in South New Jersey last
year as she led her strong Shawnee High
School team to the state title. Bruney's father
is the defensive coordinator for the Phila
delphia Eagles football team.
The Tar Heels have another NFL connec
tion in Bakken, the daughter of former St.
Louis Cardinals kicker Jim Bakken. Ellen
was an all-around athlete at John Burroughs
School who was known for her speed, Shelton
Bakken competed in soccer and track as
well as leading her field hockey team in
scoring. She was a member of the Junior
Olympic AAU field hockey squad. . t
Houk is a powerful defensive player from
Bloomsburg High School and will probably
see action at halfback for the Tar Heels.
Houk is the sister of Kelly Houk who
played field hockey at UNC in 1981 and
recently won the ACC 400-meter champion
ship as a member of the UNC track team.
According to Shelton, Houk may be a true
"Tracy has always attended her mother's
(field) hockey camp in St. Louis, so many
schools may have overlooked her."
One other potential signee, Judith Jonck
heer, from Holland, is awaiting admission to
UNC. Shelton said she feels comfortable that
she is a good enough student to be admitted
into the University.
Shelton, a member of the U.S. Olympic
team, will welcome back virtually her entire
1983 ACC championship squad.
"On paper, this team should be the best
team yet," Shelton said.