The Coastal Carolina mens soccer team, ranked No. 13, has been voted first in the Big South Conferences annual preseason poll, selected by the leagues head mens soccer coaches. The poll was announced Monday by the league office. The coaches also voted Chanticleer midfielder Pedro Ribeiro the leagues Preseason Attacking Player of the Year and Coastal defender Uchenna Uzo the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.
The Chanticleers sweep of the Preseason Player of the Year awards is the second in as many seasons for the program. Last year, eventual NSCAA All-American Ashton Bennett was named the Preseason Attacking Player of the Year. Kjartan Sigurdsson, who is now playing professionally in his native Iceland, garnered Preseason Defensive Player of the Year honors.
High school girls golf
• (At) Carolina Forest 175, Myrtle Beach 207 | Panthers Sami Spencer earned medalist honors as she shot a 4-over 40 to lead Carolina Forest over the Seahawks in both teams season opener.
CAROLINA FOREST (175) Sami Spencer 40, Niki Roberson 44, Kayla Parson 45, Jamie Karl 46.
MYRTLE BEACH (207) Miranda Russell 45, Jasmine Chestnut 47, Bailey Richard 53, Riley Hinde 62.
Course Myrtle Beach National South Course. Par 36.