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Charleston, SC: Second largest city in South Carolina. Home to the College of Charleston Cougars, Charleston Battery (professional soccer), Charleston RiverDogs (MILB baseball), and more.

CofC Women’s Basketball to Hold First Practice Monday October 8

CofC Women’s Basketball to Hold First Practice Monday October 8

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston women’s basketball team will begin official practice Monday Oct. 8 at 2:00 p.m. at TD Arena. The practice is scheduled to be held in the practice gym and go from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Cougars have been doing individual workouts on the basketball court, lifting weights, playing pickup games and conditioning exercises. Their workouts have included weekly Monday morning workouts at 6:00 a.m. and have presented such challenges as carrying a 100 pound weight a mile, running in and out of water at the beach and crawling through sand, carrying teammates up five floors of a parking garage and running together with a rope attached to the team across the Arthur […]

Cougar Sailors Back In Action This Weekend

Cougar Sailors Back In Action This Weekend

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston coed and women’s sailing teams will be back in action this weekend at the Moody Trophy hosted by Rhode Island on Oct. 6-7 in Kingston, R.I., the Navy Fall Women’s regatta hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy on Oct. 6-7 in Annapolis, Md., and the North Points #4 regatta hosted by UNC Wilmington on Oct. 6 in Wilmington, N.C. The Cougars will compete in FJs at the Moody Trophy with the combinations of senior skipper Juan Maegli (Guatemala City, Guatemala) and sophomore crew Tierney Driscoll (Bayport, N.Y.) in A-Division and senior skipper Chris Banholzer (Hartland, Wis.) and senior crews Sarah Scudder (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) and Brooks Clark (Newport Beach, Calif.) in B-Division. Last year, […]

Cougars Golf Remains 13th After Second Round of Brickyard Collegiate Championship

Cougars Golf Remains 13th After Second Round of Brickyard Collegiate Championship

MACON, Ga. – The College of Charleston men’s golf team improved on their first round score by five shots, but are still in 13th place heading into the final round of the Brickyard Collegiate Championship. The Cougars shot an 8-over 296 bringing them to 21-over for the tournament and eight shots back of the top 10 on the team leaderboard. Georgia continues to lead the tournament as they shot even par today and are 8-under overall. Freshman Daniel Kim and senior Neil Gowan each shot 1-over 73s to lead the Cougars. Gowan made two birdies and an eagle on the par five 9th hole. Junior Alex Ellis made five birdies as he carded a 2-over 74. After his 3-under 69 […]

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Anthony Thomas Gets A Second Chance In The SoCon

Anthony Thomas Gets A Second Chance In The SoCon

BRANNAN LAHODA CofC Athletics Communications It’s not an unusual story. Star basketball player commits to play at a Division I school. Star basketball player doesn’t play as much as he thinks he should. Star basketball player transfers away. For a lot of college basketball players, that’s the end of the story. They arrive in a blaze of glory and leave before the paint on their locker is dry. For many players, that would have been the end of the story. But for College of Charleston junior transfer Anthony Thomas, it was the start of a journey that would redefine his life on-and-off the court. “I committed to Appalachian State when I was a junior in high school, and my intention […]

Darcy Dorton Leads Cougars To Sweep Of Wofford, 3-0

Darcy Dorton Leads Cougars To Sweep Of Wofford, 3-0

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Junior Darcy Dorton had a dominating performance to lead College of Charleston to a 3-0 (25-10, 25-7, 25-20) sweep over Wofford at TD Arena on Saturday afternoon. A native of Muncie, Ind., Dorton made 17 kills for a .394 attack percentage, marking a new career high in kills for a three-set match. That total is also the most for any player in the SoCon in a three-setter. College of Charleston (13-5, 5-0) won its seventh straight match and fifth straight sweep in SoCon play, staying in first place in the South Division. The Cougars have now won 21 straight conferences matches at home, a streak that ranks seventh in the nation. Wofford fell to 1-5 in SoCon […]

Sean De Silva’s Five-Point Night Lifts Cougars Over Mountaineers

Sean De Silva’s Five-Point Night Lifts Cougars Over Mountaineers

  MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – The College of Charleston men’s soccer team beat Appalachian State, 3-0, behind two goals and an assist for senior midfielder Sean de Silva at Patriots Point on Saturday evening. CofC (5-7-0, 1-1-0 SoCon) controlled the pace of play and produced a 17-14 shot advantage and put seven shots on the target. “Well we had a lot of chances and we capitalized on them,” said head coach Ralph Lundy. “We got a lead and the whole team committed to shutting App. State out. When they were playing us hard and creating chances in the second half, everybody defended. Everyone focused and played hard and it worked.” CofC opened the scoring in the 15th minute when Troy […]

Cougar Men’s Golf 13th After First Round of Brickyard Collegiate Championship

Cougar Men’s Golf 13th After First Round of Brickyard Collegiate Championship

MACON, Ga. –  Junior Alex Ellis shot a 3-under 69 to lead the College of Charleston men’s golf team in the first round of the Brickyard Collegiate Championship at the Brickyard at Riverside Golf Club Friday. As a team the Cougars shot 13-over 301, and are tied for 13th place. Georgia leads the tournament after an opening round of 280 (-8), North Florida (-5) is second and Princeton (-2) is third. The Cougars are four shots back of the top 10 and 12 shots back of the top five teams. Ellis had a productive day as he made four birdies and just one bogey en route to his 3-under round, which has him tied for second-place on the individual leaderboard. […]

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Cougar Men’s Golf Ready for Brickyard Collegiate Championship

Cougar Men’s Golf Ready for Brickyard Collegiate Championship

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston men’s golf team will compete in the Brickyard Collegiate Championship Oct. 5-7 hosted by Mercer University in Macon, Ga. The Cougars lineup of senior John Duke Hudson and Neil Gowan, junior Alex Ellis, sophomore Zach Munroe and freshman Daniel Kim will tee off Friday at 10:00 a.m. from the 10th hole and will be paired with Colorado State and Kansas. The tournament field includes: Air Force, Augusta State, Chattanooga, College of Charleston, Colorado State, Georgia, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Mercer, North Florida, Oklahoma, Princeton, South Florida and Virginia Tech. The Cougars are coming off an eighth-place finish in the Mason Rudolph Championship Sept. 21-23 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club. Munroe finished seventh […]

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CofC Softball Furthers Community Involvement

CofC Softball Furthers Community Involvement

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston softball team continued its outstanding community service initiative with a day spent honoring and cherishing the elderly at the Carter May Home in West Ashley. The Cougars spent the afternoon visiting with the community’s senior citizens and gained the opportunity to hear their life experiences while sharing a few of their own. This project was one of many the team will be involved with this year. The players have taken this initiative on their shoulders and are collaborating under their own leadership to continue the involvement effort. This particular project was organized by the junior class and headed by infielder Blakeney Sitton (Tucson, Ariz.). “We had a wonderful afternoon listening to the stories […]

CofC Women’s Soccer Draws with Georgia Southern

CofC Women’s Soccer Draws with Georgia Southern

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – The College of Charleston women’s soccer team drew, 1-1, with Georgia Southern in a double-overtime Southern Conference match at Patriots Point on Thursday evening. The teams, which came into the match with identical SoCon records, each take away a point in the standings. “It’s a hard earned point,” said head coach Christian Michner. “I tell you, Georgia Southern is well coached and they compete. They work hard for every ball and we had our work cut out for us tonight. We felt like we created a good run of play and certainly created chances but they had their chances as well and that’s soccer. “You have to be sure that for 90 minutes or 110 minutes or […]

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