John Sung: In just three years, Winthrop’s Lacrosse coach John Sung has made his mark.
Since building the program from scratch in 2011, Sung has led the Eagles to a 34-23 overall record and a 13-8 mark in the Big South Conference. For his efforts, Winthrop’s Athletic Director Tom Hickman awarded Sung with a contract extension through the end of the 2021 season.
Sung was named Big South Coach of the Year in 2014. That year, the Eagles took home the regular season conference and tournament championship to earn a berth in the NCAA tournament. Under Sung’s leadership a few his players have been honored with major awards, an Offensive Player of the Year and two Freshman of the Year selections.
Eagles top Brevard
Sixth straight season opener win: The Eagles opened the 2015 season with a hard fought 3-2 home victory over Brevard College.
Senior center back Jordi Lluch set the pace for the Eagles scoring the first two goals and goalie Fabian Broich recorded two saves as the Eagle defense was stellar helping Winthrop win their six straight season opener.
Also, Jordan Stoddart dribbled into the box at the touch line and his service across the mouth of the goal was redirected into the back of the net by a Brevard College defender for an own goal.
Wofford blanks Eagles 3-0
Nonconference game: Winthrop had more shots on goal, 24-10 and an 8-2 advantage on corner kicks, only to come up empty in the box score, and lost 3-0 to Wofford in a nonconference soccer match.
The loss dropped Winthrop’s record to 1-1 on the season.
One named to all-tournament team: The Lady Eagles volleyball team lost both of their matches in the Tiger Invitational on the campus of the University of Missouri.
The host Tigers cruised in straight sets on the final day of the tournament for a 3-0 win. Winthrop also fell 3-1 to North Dakota State. Freshman Lourdes Rosario was a bright spot for the Eagles during the Tiger Invitational, finishing with 37 kills, good enough to earn a spot on the All-Tournament team.
Compiled by Rob Jones