Alumni Update: Former Cedar Ridge punter Gill named first-team All-ACC

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Updated: December 6, 2021

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Trenton Gill: The former Cedar Ridge punter was named first-team All-ACC last week following the Wolfpack’s win over North Carolina at Carter-Finley Stadium. Gill led the Atlantic Coast Conference in punting average for the second time in his career. He also led the league in punts placed inside the 20-yard line with 31, which is nine more than any other punter in the league. The Wolfpack, which is now ranked #18 in the Associated Press poll, accepted a bid to play in the Holiday Bowl on December 28 in San Diego. The Wolfpack will face UCLA at Petco Park. In the Wolfpack’s 34-30 win over UNC, Gill had five punts for an average of 37 yards. His longest was 54 yards. Two were downed inside the 20-yard line.

Keshawn Thompson: After leading the Campbell football team in tackles this season, Thompson was named to the All-Academic District III team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Thompson, who is a graduate student working towards his MBA, led Campbell with 80 tackles in 2021.

Emerson Talley: The Lenoir-Rhyne women’s soccer team has reached the Final Four of the NCAA Division II Tournament. On Friday, the Bears defeated #18 Flagler 1-1, prevailing on penalty kicks 4-2 to win the Southeast Regional Championship for just the second time in school history. On Sunday, Lenoir-Rhyne advanced to the Final Four winning in penalties 4-3 over Florida Tech at UWF Soccer Complex in Pensacola, FL. It’s the first time ever that the Bears have reached the Final Four. Lenoir-Rhyne, which is now 12-5-5, will face #1 Grand Valley State at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Thursday afternoon.

Braden Homsey: Homsey finished fourth at 197 pounds in the Arms Software Patriot Open at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia on Saturday. Homsey, competing for Division III Ferrum College, faced Division I opposition. Homsey opened with a 5-3 win over Azeem Bell of Rider University. He advanced to the quarterfinals with a Brock Del Signor of the Wolfpack Wrestling Club. The top seed, Cole Urbas of the University of Pennsylvania, defeated Homsey 16-1. Campbell University’s Levi Hopkins defeated Homsey 12-7 in the third place match. Homsey was the only wrestler from Ferrum College to place in the tournament.

Joey McMullin: The Sandhills Community College men’s basketball team defeated Patrick Henry Community College 95-77 in Pinehurst on Wednesday. McMullin came off the bench to play 14 minutes, where he compiled nine points, all from 3-point range. He was 3-of-4 from downtown and 3-of-9 from the field. He also had four rebounds. On Saturday, the Flyers defeated Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute 75-67 in Pinehurst. McMullin came off the bench to score six points and grab one rebound in 16 minutes. The Flyers, which are ranked #11 in Division III of the National Junior College Athletic Association, are now 7-4. Caldwell Community College came into the game undefeated. On November 23, Spartanburg Methodist defeated Sandhills 103-77. McMullin started for the Flyers and scored seven points and grabbed six rebounds. Sandhills will return to action tonight (Monday) to face the Pfeiffer junior varsity squad.

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