Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Former Indians

Former Indian Andrew Crawford named to preseason SIAC All-Conference team

Crawford shown in yellow
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released its 2014 Preseason Men’s Basketball Team and former Salkehatchie Indian Andrew Crawford was named to the team. Crawford’s Tigers of Benedict College are picked To Win the SIAC East.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Indians come up short at home against Spartanburg Methodist College 2-0

Final
Spartanburg Methodist College 2
USC Salkehatchie 0
NJCAA Men's Soccer-Region X

USC Salkehatchie honors their 2014 soccer sophomores with "Sophomore Appreciation Day"

2014 USC Salkehatchie Men sophomores
2014 USC Salkehatchie Women Sophomores

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

USC Salkehatchie Baseball Alum Ali Williams is issued his Kansas City Jersey!

Congrats to former USC Salkehatchie baseball alum Ali Williams on getting his Kansas City Royals jersey!

USC Salkehatchie soccer VS Oxford College has been canceled due to inclement weather

Today's men's soccer match vs Oxford College scheduled to start at 1:00 pm has been canceled due to inclement weather

Saturday, October 4, 2014

It's that time again!! Place your Christmas tree, garland and wreath order today!! Support USC Salkehatchie Soccer~

Indians sweep Wake Tech 10-4-2014

WOMEN FINAL
Wake Tech 0
USC Salkehatchie 5
MEN FINAL-
Wake Tech 1
USC Salkehatchie 2

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Indians fall to Cape Fear 3-0

FINAL
Cape Fear 3
USC Salkehatchie 0
NJCAA Women's Soccer-Region X

Indians upend Cape Fear 2-0


FINAL
USC Salkehatchie 2
Cape Fear 0
NJCAA Men's Soccer-Region X

USC Salkehatchie Alumni Day: "It's a Great Day to Be an Indian!"

USC Salkehatchie Soccer Alumni
USC Salkehatchie Softball Alumni
USC Salkehatchie Baseball Alumni

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Don't forget the USC Salkehatchie Reunion this weekend!!

Allendale Athletic Reunion this Saturday September 20th-
All Salk softball, soccer, and baseball alumni encouraged to come play, watch, cheer!
Softball alumni game 10 am-
Soccer alumni game at 10 am-
Baseball alumni game at 1 pm-
Cookout at 3
Contact Jane Brewer. Jtbrewer@mailbox.sc.edu. for more info.

Salk Alum Meet on the Field

Former Salk soccer teammates faced each other in a college game at Frances Marion College September 13.  Left is former Salk goalie and current goalkeeper coach for Flagler College, Velmir Vejzovic. Right is Salk soccer alum and current Frances Marion player Gino Lucarelli

USC Salkehatchie falls to Region X foe Spartanburg Methodist 5-0

FINAL
Spartanburg Methodist College 5
USC Salkehatchie 0
NJCAA Women's Soccer-Region X

Indians record 1-4-0 and 1-2 in Region X 
 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Indians upend Patrick Henry CC 3-0 ( Men's Soccer)

FINAL
USC Salkehatchie 3
Patrick Henry CC 0
 
The USC Salkehatchie Indians would draw first blood earlier in the first half to take a 1-0 lead into halftime.
Right when the teams took the field to start the second half, officals called for both teams to leave the field for lightning.
After an almost two hour delay, the teams took the field and USC Salkehatchie would add two more insurance goals to get the 3-0 over Patrick Henry CC.

Indian soccer at HOME today 2 and 4pm

The USC Salkehatchie men's and women's soccer teams are HOME today in Allendale, South Carolina.

The men will lead it off at 2:00 pm against Patrick Henry CC and the women will follow with Patrick Henry at 4:00 pm.

Come out and support the Indians in this crucial Region X match-up!

Go Indians!

Monday, September 8, 2014

USC Salkehatchie athletic reunion September 20th, Allendale SC

Don't forget the USC Salkehatchie Athletic Reunion in Allendale, SC on September 20th.
All Salk softball, soccer, and baseball alumni encouraged to come play, watch, cheer!
Softball alumni game 10 am-
Soccer alumni game at 10 am-
Baseball alumni game at 1 pm-
Cookout at 3
Contact Jane Brewer. Jtbrewer@mailbox.sc.edu. for more info.
You can also visit the link below to learn more-
http://uscsalkathletics.com/home/allendale-athletic-reunion/

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Indians fall to Georgia Military 3-0 in non region match


FINAL-
Georgia Military 3
USC Salkehatchie 0
NJCAA Women's Soccer
Indians record 1-1-0 and 1-0 in Region X

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Indians earn 4-0 victory over USC Lancaster to start the season (NJCAA Women's Soccer)

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The USC Salkehatchie women faced USC Lancaster this afternoon in Allendale, South Carolina to start their season.  The Indians came out with a flurry of quick passes before striking early on a goal by freshman Jerica Washington.

It wouldn't take long before the Indians would add their second goal, freshman Katie Heywood from Australia scored from about 18-yeards out to give the Indians a 2-0 lead.

The Indians would lead at the half 2-0.

In the second half, Jerica Washington added her second goal of the match and freshman Balbina Ramos scored late.
The Indians would earn a 4-0 victory over USC Lancaster.
The Indians are now 1-0 on the season and 1-0 in Region X play.
They will face Georgia Military on Saturday at home, the match is set to begin at 1:00 pm.
 

USC Salkehatchie 3, USC Lancaster 0 NJCAA Men's Soccer


The USC Salkehacthie Indians men's soccer season started the home portion of their schedule  today against Region X foe-USC Lancaster at home in Allendale, South Carolina. The Indians would strike first mid-way through the first half when freshman Junior Humes scored the first goal of the season. The Indians would use that goal to go into the half with a 1-0 lead.

In the second half the Indians would start with a bang on a long goal by freshman Devin Daley, giving the Indians a 2-0 lead.

Late in the game sophomore Penn Baptiste would seal the victory for the Indians with another goal.

The Final was USC Salkehatchie 3, USC Lancaster 0.
The Indians improve to 1-1-1 on the season and 1-1-1 in Region X play.
They will be back in action on September 9th against Georgia Perimeter College in Dunwoody, Georgia. Game-time is scheduled for 4:00 pm

Monday, August 25, 2014

2014 USC Salkehatchie men's and women's soccer media guides on sale now!!!

The 2014 USC Salkehatchie men's and women's soccer media guide is now on sale. The guides cost $10.00 and you can get yours by contacting Trent Kinard at Tkinard@mailbox.sc.edu .  
The guides will also be available at all home games!
Be sure to get yours today!!

USC Salkehatchie vs USC Beaufort JV- soccer match scheduled for Wednesday August 27th has been cancelled~

The USC Salkehatchie women's soccer match vs USC Beaufort JV scheduled for Wednesday August 27st at 5:00 pm has been cancelled. This match will not be rescheduled since it was an exhibition.

Former Indian soccer player Kane Pierce helps Hobart will Victory League Championship for record 7th time

Kane and his South Hobart Soccer Team-Australia won the Victory League Championship for a record 7th time! 
Kane is pictured in orange jersey.

Nate Drayton Former USC Salkehatchie Indian - working out in Paraná for the summer

Nate Drayton working out this summer. Nate is playing pro basketball in Brazil.




Kalacanic signs with USC Salkehatchie

Christian Kalacanic has the grades to go to the college of his choice, so he chose one where he can play ball, that being USC Salkehatchie.
Click to read the full story courtesy of Roger Lee/ Journal Scene

Click here to read about Kalacanic signing with USC Salkehatchie 


Thursday, August 7, 2014

USC SALKEHATCHIE 2014 WOMEN’S SOCCER PREVIEW

Things just keep getting tougher for women’s soccer in NJCAA Region X. The level of competition is heating up more every year. Over the last couple of seasons the Indians have just not kept up. “We have had a hard time over the last couple years fielding a balanced team,” according to USC Salkehatchie Head Soccer Coach Bill Glass. “Our defense has been strong but we are not scoring enough goals.” This has led to the team getting knocked out of the Region X soccer tournament two years running after at least making it on to the semi’s several years in a row.
 

Like many soccer coaches, Glass chooses to build his team from the back, and that means oftentimes the best players on the team are put into the defense even if they are also the best attacking players on the team. In order to address this issue, Glass, along with Assistant Coach Brandon Woods, worked on recruiting several high level dedicated defenders to the team during the off season. This way the coaches will not have to take strong players out of the attack in order to shore up the defense. Finding good defenders is not easy because players from a young age are attracted more to attacking than defending. However, as of this writing it looks like the recruiting strategy has a good chance of paying off. Not only did the coaches sign several strong defenders during the off season, but they also were able to recruit well for the midfield and forward positions. The result portends to be a more balanced squad for 2014.
One thing will not change this year and that is the emphasis on quickly getting the ball back anytime the opponent has it. The Indians play a team defense with everyone on the field involved in the effort, not just the backs. “It is a high pressure defense meant to limit the amount of time and space our opponent has to work with,” according to Glass. Early pressure often leads to tackling opportunities. Thus, while the Salkehatchie players are taught to strictly play the ball and not the man, this approach leads to a lot of physical contact. Most of the teams in Region X play the same way and the players are accustomed to it, so they usually don’t overreact when they are on the receiving end of a hard challenge.
 

The Indians defense will be happy to have several key players returning including last’s years starting goalkeeper and team MVP Chelsee Wright of Upatoi, GA. Shannah Barrow of Screven, GA, will also plan to resume her starting position as outside back/wing. Charlie Taylor of Sylvania, GA, started in central defense for the Indians 2013 edition and will be back for the 2014 campaign. Neichie Etienne of North Lauderdale, FL, is a utility player who is effective playing anywhere. Last year she played mostly in the back, this year Glass would like to see Neichie more in an attacking midfield role. Kenesha Roberts of Lauderdale Lakes, FL, and NiAundai Hollins of Columbia, SC, played up top for Salkehatchie last season and scored some critical goals for the team, so Glass is very happy to see both of them back.
The Indians will be welcoming a strong class of recruits to the team this fall. Coming in to the central defense will be center backs Leah Kingwood from Coral Springs, FL, and Dallas Boulware of Columbia, SC. They will be working closely with sweeper Balbina Ramos of Athens, GA. Daira Anastacio and Twakell Ferguson, both of North Charleston, SC, will be splitting time between the backline and the midfield. Also working to control the midfield will be Ana Grace Catoe of Heath Springs, SC, and Breanna King of Jonesboro, GA. The 2014 Indians will also add several players to join sophomores Roberts and Hollins in the attack. Forwards Jerica Jessica Washington of West Columbia, SC, Shanquetta Morgan of Columbia, SC, and Dina Stagg of Trenton, GA, will all be eager to put the ball in the back of the opponents net. Katie Heywood from O’Sullivan Beach in South Australia will see action in an attacking midfield role looking to record some assists while finishing off a few goals herself. Glass is also very pleased to have Destinee Lanier of Statesboro, GA, and Ashley Moore of Riverdale, GA, coming in to provide much needed depth to the goalkeeper position. “Balance is critical for a team,” he says, “but it is nothing without depth. This year it looks like we are going to have both.”
 

As the summer dwindles away and the first day of training approaches, the Indians women are diligently working the summer conditioning program they were given back in May. Bright and early on Monday, August 4, they will be given the chance to take a fitness test to show how well they have done getting physically ready for the season. Just 7 days later, they will lace on their boots to face Middle Georgia State College. The game kicks off at 7pm in Cochran, GA, on Monday, August 11. Later that week, the Indians will travel to Franklin Springs, GA, for a friendly with Emmanuel College set for 6pm on Saturday, August 16. On Thursday, August 21 at 3pm, the team is scheduled to play at Mount Olive College, NC, and then on Wednesday, August 27, at 3pm, they will play their first regular season match at USC Beaufort JV. The team’s first region match will be at Wake Tech in Raleigh, NC, with kick off set for 2pm. The Indians will play their first home game on Thursday, September 3, at 5pm, when they host USC Lancaster at the Salkehatchie home field on the Allendale campus. Last year’s version of the Indian’s earned the respect of opponents by combining good sportsmanship with aggressive play. This year, by finishing off a few more scoring opportunities, the team will be in a position to not only earn respect, but to dramatically increase the number of W’s. “The key for this team, with all these new players coming in, will be team unity, how the players bond,” according to Glass. “I am confident that these players are determined to have a winning season and will all work together to make it happen.”

USC SALKEHATCHIE 2014 MEN’S SOCCER PREVIEW

The word is out on USC Salkehatchie soccer and that word is – “the Indians are for real!” That’s because the team has posted winning records now for each of the last three years. The Indians have also played and won some very exciting matches against prominent in-state opponents recently and those results have not gone unnoticed by the South Carolina soccer community. What this all means is that many of the state’s standout soccer players are now giving Salk a look when it comes time to start making their college plans. This year, several of the state’s top players have progressed beyond being interested and gone ahead and committed to wear the garnet & gold when the college soccer season rolls around this fall. “We have the strongest group of recruits we have ever had from South Carolina this year,” according to USC Salkehatchie Head Soccer Coach Bill Glass. “If they will come in here with the right attitude, I am confident that we will be able to help them along with their soccer careers.” The local boys will quickly find what others have found before them: college soccer is fast and it is physical. That means the two-a-day practices which will be starting up shortly on the Allendale campus will be intense. “We will lose 2 or 3 guys the first week if past history is any predictor,” says Glass, “not because of cuts but because they will decide on their own that college soccer is not for them.” For many of the new recruits this will be the first time they have been thrown in with high level international players. 


The motto of these players is “play hard in training if you want to play hard in matches.” Coach Glass believes that the ball is the best teacher and that the best way to develop players is to give them the chance to hone their game against other advanced players. “I like to transition into match conditions early on in every training session,” says Glass. “This means that we are playing a lot of soccer every day during pre-season.” Of course this approach to preseason practices requires that the players report to training in good condition. If fitness test results indicate otherwise, Glass has been known to lock up the soccer balls and focus only on conditioning for the first couple weeks of training.
 

Preseason training will begin soon and the USC Salkehatchie staff is looking forward to greeting all the incoming student athletes who will liven up the campus after the long summer break. Midfielders Penn Jean Baptiste and Ricardo Foster along with defender Wayne Warsop will be returning to Allendale from their home in South Florida after starting for the team during the 2013 campaign. New players coming up from South Florida include defenders Samson Metelus, Davin Christian and Fritz Richards along with midfielder John Elisee. Junior Humes a midfielder from Middleburg will come to Salkehatchie from the northern part of the Sunshine State. Florida will not be the only southern state providing student athletes for the Indians soccer team. Hinesville, Georgia, will contribute defender Nathaniel Hart while forward, Chris Churchill, will come to the team from Huntsville, Alabama. On the international front, Coach Glass will once again rely on the recommendations of several coaches in Jamaica. This year, striker Tevin Daley and defender Shemar Muirhead will be joining returning defender Dave Stone on the team. All three are from Westmoreland. Goalkeeper Richard Trench of Hanover will round out the Jamaican contingent on the squad.
As would be expected most of the Indians will hail from the Palmetto state. Forward Michael Hazel of Brunson and defender Joshua Witt of Cassat will be returning for their second season at Salk. New additions to the squad will include forwards Tyler Brazell of Leesville and Adam Hicks of Lexington, along with defenders Joshua Gochett of Elgin and Giancarlo Lagombra of Columbia. Midfielders Tre Douglas of Columbia, Luis Lemus of North Charleston, Jonathan Salinas of Leesville, and Alex Santoyo of Lexington will also be coming in new for 2014. In addition to Glass, the coaching staff will see former USC Aiken player and current USC Salkehatchie Director of Recruiting Joey Hughes return for his third year as Assistant Soccer Coach. He will be joined by Brandon Woods who will be the team’s goalkeeper coach. Woods was starting goalkeeper for the Indians last year.
 

The new and returning players are determined to make the most of their time at Salk. They know that junior college has served as a springboard for many successful academic and athletic careers. USC Salkehatchie competes in Division I of the national junior college athletic association and many junior college soccer teams are loaded with D-I and D-II caliber players. So it is not surprising that scouts from NCAA college teams look to junior colleges for high level soccer players as transfers. A good way to tell how the Salkehatchie soccer program is progressing is to look at how many Indians alumni are being recruited to play at 4-year colleges. “At this point we have a solid track record of sending guys on to play at the next level,” according to Glass. “What is sad is to think of how much better that record would be if our soccer players would work as hard on their academics as they do on their soccer skills.” Unfortunately every year the team loses a star player or two because of poor grades. The NCAA coaches who have been following those players are then faced with the reality that these prospects are just not ever going to be academically eligible. That is a key reason why the Salkehatchie soccer program emphasizes the importance of academics and encourages team members to see themselves as students first and athletes second. Being successful as a college soccer player requires success in the classroom.
 

Preseason training begins on August 4th when the team will have a scant 7 days to prepare for their first exhibition match. The game at Middle Georgia State College kicks off at 5pm in Cochran, GA, on Monday, August 11. Later that week, the Indians will travel to Franklin Springs, GA, for a friendly with Emmanuel College set for 4pm on Saturday, August 16. On Thursday, August 21 at 5pm, the team is scheduled to play at Mount Olive College, NC, and then on Monday, August 25, the boys will scrimmage Georgia Southern University at 7pm in Statesboro, GA. The team’s first regular season match will be at Wake Tech in Raleigh, NC, with kick off set for 4pm. The Indians will play their first home game on Thursday, September 3, at 3pm, when they host USC Lancaster at their home field on the Allendale

Ismail Howard Signs with Thomas University

USC Salkehatchie’s Ismail Howard a 6’3 guard from Columbia, SC will continue  his education and basketball career at Thomas University in Thomasville, GA.  The NAIA Night Hawks compete in the Sun Conference.  Congratulations Ismail!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Former Indian basketball standout headed to UAB

It has been confirmed that Denzel Collins, a 6-foot-2 point guard from USC Salkehatchie, verbally committed to the University of Alabama Birmingham Sunday.  Collins will join a very talented NCAA Division I program.   The Blazers compete in Conference USA.  So it’s True—-Good Things Do Come, To Those That Wait…….Congratulations Denzel.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hooks headed to Lees-McRae

Dominique Hooks is a transfer from the University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie. 
During his time there, he was the senator for West Campus Student Government Association. The Moncks Corner, S.C., native was the recipient of the LIFE academic scholarship, twice, while being awarded the Scurry Foundation academic scholarship as a sophomore. He worked as a tutor and mentor for elementary school children.
Prior to USC-Salkehatchie, Hooks graduated from Berkeley High School in Moncks Corner, S.C. He was the first male player in school history to be awarded a college soccer scholarship. He was a four-year starter while leading the team in scoring and assists as a junior and senior.
“Dom is comfortable on the ball and does the simple things well,” said Squires. “He will add experience to our roster coming in as a junior and is versatile enough to play at the back or in midfield, adding depth to our squad.”
Hooks is a member of the Goose Creek United club team.
He is the son of David and Angela Hooks. He has an older brother, David Jr. and an older sister, Noelle. He intends on majoring in Criminal Justice.
“I chose LMC because of the reputation with its academic and athletic departments. The facilities and campus are really nice and I like the small campus feel,” spoke Hooks. “I also chose LMC because coach Squires came from the LMC program. He has a vision for success that will make each one of us on the team better players and students.”
Courtesy of  http://lmcbobcats.com/

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Corey Hendren introduced as the new head men's basketball coach

USC Salkehatchie has named Corey Hendren as the new head men’s basketball coach for the 2014-15 season.

Coach Hendren is a graduate of Milligan College where he was a member of the men ‘ s basketball team for four years, earning all conference academic honors for his sophomore, junior and senior years and serving as team captain his senior year. He completed an internship with the basketball program at Milligan and also coached the jv team. His degree is in business with a concentration in sports management.
He has interned for Crossover Athletics and directed basketball camps for 3D Hoops Academy, and for Nike. He has also worked basketball camps at Wake Forest University, Charleston Southern, Appalachian State and University of Tennessee. He has also coached AAU teams in Tennessee.

We are excited to have Coach Hendren as he brings energy and enthusiasm to our program. His love and knowledge of the game and joy in working with players on the court, in the classroom and in life in general are contagious if you are around him any length of time at all. I know players and fans alike will respond to that.

USC Salkehatchie new head basketball coach Corey Hendren



Monday, July 14, 2014

Facebook group reaches 550-members!!!

Our USC Salkehatchie athletics Facebook group has reached the 550-member mark!! Be sure to add your friends and family to our USC Salkehatchie athletics group on Facebook for in-game scores, updates on Salk athletics and much much more!!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Be sure to check our main athletic website daily!

Be sure to check out our main athletic website during the summer for interesting stories and updates about USC Salkehatchie athletics. We will post some stories here on the blog throughout the summer and during the season, we will have in-game updates, finals and game photo's.

Assistant baseball coach Ryan West


Assistant Baseball Coach, Ryan West, is working with Pro Performance Athletics and the Wounded Warrior Project this summer in Charleston to sponsor a co-ed softball tournament to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.
The tournament will be Friday, August 8 through Sunday, August 10 at the Jones Center in Mt. Pleasant.  In addition to the softball tournament itself there will be a homerun derby for both adults and youth, BBQ, jump castles, dunk tanks and games for children of all ages, a silent auction and youth baseball and softball clinics during that weekend.
To donate to this or to register your team, go to their website at http://properformanceathletics.com/wounded-warrior-project or call 843-388-4673.

As a registered 501c3, all donations to the Wounded Warrior Project are tax deductible.  All proceeds will go directly to the Wounded Warrior Project

Sherrieka Othello -Soccer Alum

Come join Gray Line Creations for its FIRST film of the summer: THE TRUMPET. The Trumpet will be playing at: Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59 terrace, Miami, FL 33137 @7:30 PM on Friday, June 27, 2014. THE TRUMPET is a silent film about the lengths one wife will go through to better her situation… Tickets are on sale now for 12 dollars!!!  Congratulations Sherrieka!!

Salk alum playing Czech Republic-Baseball


Two USC Salkehatchie baseball alums are spending the summer playing baseball on the same team in the Czech Republic.  Tyler Bice is 3rd from the left on the front kneeling and Ryan Walker is 6th from right on middle row.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Honeycutt Signs with CIU

Greg Honeycutt signs with CIU – Columbia International University today to play basketball and continue his degree in education.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Former Indian Ali Williams promoted to Royals' AA Naturals

Former Buc and Salk Indian Williams promoted to Royals’ AA


CHARLESTON, S.C. – Former Charleston Southern pitcher Ali Williams was recently promoted to the Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals, part of the Kansas City Royals organization.
Williams, who made 22 appearances for CSU in 2011 before being drafted by the Royals in the 34th round of the Major League Baseball Draft, is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA through four appearances with the Naturals. He earned a promotion thanks to a dominant early season stint with the Wilmington Blue Rocks of the Carolina League. Williams recorded a 1.88 ERA over 24 innings, allowing only 16 hits and 11 walks while striking out 37.
Williams transferred to Charleston Southern for the 2011 season after spending two seasons – including his first ever as a pitcher – at USC Salkehatchie. He went 2-2 with a 5.53 ERA in 42.1 innings pitched as a Buc, notching 45 strikeouts.
Courtesy of: CSUsports.com

Kids get their kicks at first annual USC Salkehatchie socer camp~



USC Salkehatchie baseball camp a hit with the kids~