The Clarion Friday, October 7, 1994 Page 11
Women’s soccer team
works hard on the field
and in the classroom
by Stephanie Thompson
Clarion Staff Writer
The women’s soccer team is on a
roll. Although they are only halfway
through the season, BC girls are
performing excellently and keeping their
opponents at arm’s length with seven
wins and three losses.
Coach Bartlinski says that he feels
confident that the girls will continue to
do well. Right now they are ranked in
(he top five in the nation. The three
games they lost were against the top
three teams in the nation. The team just
defeated No. 2 Anderson, 4-2. The girls
have seen the best and hopefully will
continue to work hard and maybe beat
those top three teams at the Nationals.
The girls have very little time to
call their own. They have two-hour
practices six days a week and games.
Coach Bartlinski said that the girls have
a mandatory study hall for an hour and a
half after every practice.
Although soccer is very important
to Coach Bartlinski, he says that
academics is the real reason the girls are
here. However, soccer should be their
next priority. Bartlinski demands a lot
from the girls; not only to keep their
grades up, but to perform to the best of
their ability on the field.
The Brevard College women’s soccer team works hard
at practice every-day, and it has been paying off with a
great season. (Clarion photo by Rahaum Skinner)
Cheerleading squad works
hard to raise school spirit
by Rachel Christian
Clarion Staff Writer
The cheerleading team would like to
welcome you back to Brevard College.
The cheerleaders are preparing for
another great season of Tornado
basketball. The new squad is made up of
three freshmen and seven sophomores.
The captain of the team is Amy
Bennett; co-captain is Nakia Alexander;
Samantha Fuss, Elizabeth Swearingen,
Megan Remick, Amy Cuccia, Dana
Dudzinski, Rachel Christian, Geoff
Green, and Billy Hendrix make up the
rest of the squad.
The BC cheerleaders are working
really hard to pump up school spirit this
year. During Homecoming they will be
at the bonfire we will have hot apple
See you at the games! If you would
like to show your spirit, join the pep
squad! For more information, mlk to
any member of the checrlcading squad.
Men’s Soccer team
loaded with talent
by Andrew Douglas
Clarion Staff Writer
The Tornados’ men's soccer team
has kicked off a positive start for their
tough 1994 season. Led on the field by
the leadership prowess of the five
sophomores, the eighteen-member team
now has an overall record of 4-4.
"Our team is slowly progressing.
With hard work and dedication, we will
bccome the team Brevard once knew,"
said sophomore Bryan Bradner. The
freshmen are coming along well due to
the dedication and leadership of the
sophomores. We're looking for great
thincs in the future."
Talent is one thing the team
certainly is not lacking. Croatian-born
John Sola is the leading scorer and
Charlie Holt is the team's leading assist
man. Both are returning players from
last year's season. "The difference
between this year's team and last year s
is that we are united on the field. Good
leadership has helped us to play as a
team." said Sola.
The team's ultimate leader of course
is Coach Andy Schaefer. "Coach
Schaefer has done a great job of pulling
the team together by using everyone's
individual talent to form a team that
plays together and is focused on
winning the region," said sophomore
Perhaps hard work combmed with
support from the student body can help
the men's soccer team achieve its goals.
Outlook optimistic for Brevard College baseball team
• ■ .... o uAtir ihev fnllnws; be sure to bo out to I
by Tatyana Perry
Clarion Staff Writer
Ever since the cancellation of the
Worid Series, the topic of baseball has
been a somber one. However, this is not
the case at Brevard College.
According to head coach Rusty
Stroupe, the cancellation of major
league baseball has no real effect on the
team spirit at Brevard, but perhaps has
affected them more personally. Besides
this, everything is pretty much going as
So far the baseball team has had
two scrimmages with Mars Hill on
Sept. 10 and Sept. 22. When asked what
scrimmages were, Stroupe replied, "It is
kind of like a game you don't score, you
just play exhibition...both times we
played real well."
Every day the baseball players go
through a strenuous practice from 2:30-
6 p.m. In these practices they mainly
work on defense, as Stroupe feels that
"defense...is the key to winning. The
pitchers, however, do extra work to kc^p
Lmselves in good condition by
running, weight training, swimming
and doing drills on the field.
With all this hard work you would
wonder when they would have time to
study. To overcome this problem, the
baseball players must have ^ manjialory
study hall one night per week. They are
also required to put in a certain number
of hours in the learning laboratories.
They do this to help the athletes keep
up with their school work and ma.ntain
the mandatory 2^0 GPA (grade pome
average) required to play on the team.
Although airthe players parucipate
in practices, not all of them play m the
games. This is called red-sh.rtmg and.
done to players whom the coaches feel
have real potential to become a good
player someday. This is done becau.se a
Leball player can only play fou^
of baseball at a college or university. By
having them sit out for a year, they
increase their eligibility to play
The Brevard College baseball team
consists of forty players, twelve of
whom are sophomores. The player
representatives, which are similar to
team captains, for the freshmen are Matt
Dolton and Cliff Cameron and for the
sophomores are Brandon Hollier and
Stroupe's outlook for the baseball
team this year is an optimistic one, and
he claims that although the players are
under a lot of pressure due to last year’s
team going to the World Series, he has a
lot of faith in them. "There are a lot of
high expectations, but I think the
players are taking a lot of pride in it/’
The Brevard baseball team for 1994-
95 has a tough act to follow, but
everyone believes that they have what it
takes to excel. Their fall schedule is as
follows; be sure to go out to the games
and support them.
Remaining BC Baseball
Oct. 13 BC V. East Terines-
See* 4 p.m. at Cardinal Park,
Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct. 29 Intra-Squad Scrim'
mage, 1:30 p.m. at Brevard