Junior OL Noah Green (6-5, 275) of Boiling Springs committed to Clemson about an hour before the Tigers’ game with Wake Forest on Saturday.

“Just shook hands with Coach Dabo Swinney! I’m officially committed to Clemson! go tigers!!,” Green wrote on his Twitter page announcing his pledge.

Green also had offers from USC, North Carolina, East Carolina and Vanderbilt.

Green is regarded as one of the state’s top prospects for the 2015 class. He is the Tigers’ fourth commitment for the class and third from South Carolina.

Cross country

The Citadel men’s cross country team finished in first place at the 33rd annual Will Wilson Citadel Invitational at James Island County Park. The women’s team nabbed second place with 34 points.

The Bulldogs men accounted for four of the top 10 finishes in the meet. Raeven Lantz led the pack for the third consecutive race, earning third place with a time of 26 minutes, 37 seconds.

Charleston Southern and S.C. State tied for second place with 58 points for the Division I teams. North Greenville finished first in Division II with 30 points.

On the women’s side, Danielle McKee recorded a season-best time of 19:10 and outran all competitors, earning a first-place finish. The Bulldogs earned a second-place team finish despite competing without No. 2 runner Jackie Thompson.

The Charleston Southern women’s team took home the crown in the women’s race with 32 points, and North Greenville finished first for the Division II teams with 34 points.


Chelsea Frankeny connected on a goal inside the first five minutes to stake Charleston Southern to the early lead, but goals by Sydney Golden and Kara Wade propelled Radford to a 2-1 Big South victory at Blackbaud Stadium.

Frankeny drilled in the first shot of the game at the 3:05 mark for the Bucs, receiving the pass from Toni Lashley to put CSU ahead early and end Radford’s shutout streak spanning nearly eight conference matches.

The College of Charleston men’s team was tagged with a 1-0 loss to UNC Wilmington in the Cougars’ first Colonial Athletic Association game at Patriots Point.

The Cougars (1-6, 0-1 CAA) will take a break from CAA play with a trip to Wingate on Tuesday at 7 p.m.


Megan Gravley finished with a match-high 18 kills and led Elon to a come-from-behind victory (22-25, 21-25, 25-15, 25-17, 15-5) over The Citadel in a Southern Conference matchup.

The Citadel (4-13, 0-2) was led on offense by the tandem of Bailey Kernodle (15 kills) and Lauren Hurt (10). Kernodle also came through with 15 digs.

Charleston Southern’s attack struggled against host Winthrop as the Buccaneers fell in straight sets in Big South action, 25-17, 25-20, 25-18.

Kayla Klinger led the way for the Bucs (5-11, 0-2) in the contest with seven kills, while Erin LaVenice had six kills and five blocks.