Long Live The Camels

The Fighting Camels got a unique brand of support during Saturday night’s Women’s Soccer game against Davidson at Eakes Athletic Complex. The parents of assistant coach Raychel Diver went all out with their support of the Fighting Camels in what ended as the Camels first loss of the season, 2-1, despite a team-high fourth goal of the season from redshirt senior Ashley Clark.

That being said, Campbell support was out on full display.

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The Fighting Camels (2-1) return to the pitch for two contests this week starting with a home game, Wednesday night, against South Carolina State before traveling to Western Carolina on Friday night for a regional rivalry game. Here are the official highlights from Saturday night’s game playing in front of a nearly sold-out crowd during the Fighting Camels second home game.

Baseball Blood Drive

Maximizing their weekend in Buies Creek, 17 players from the Camels Baseball team, along with two staff members, donated blood for American Red Cross on Saturday. The Fighting Camels were out in large numbers over the weekend, following the leadership of their head coach, Justin Haire, in donating blood for a charitable cause.

The Fighting Camels are just finishing off their first week of Fall Conditioning on campus, gearing up for the upcoming season.

Don’t Miss The Party

The Campbell Women’s Soccer team is hosting Back To School Bash at Eakes Athletic Complex before tomorrow night’s home match against Davidson. The Fighting Camels are undefeated on the year, featuring consecutive one-goal victories including a dramatic 4-3 double overtime win on Monday over the University of Albany.

These teams have not met in 17 years (1998), a 1-0 loss for the Fighting Camels, but the new-found rivalry will be on full display Saturday night as the Wildcats dropped a tough overtime affair, 1-0, against Elon. That following another close lose for Davidson against a similar foe, Albany, in their regular season opener.

Led by second all-time leading scorer, redshirt senior Ashley Clark (32 goals), fireworks should be on full display when these two teams square off live on the Campbell Digital Network starting at 7 p.m.

Back To School Bash

Former Camel Rising Up The MiLB Ranks

Former Campbell University outfielder Cedric Mullins was featured in the Baltimore Sports Report after spending most of this past summer batting leadoff for the Aberdeen Ironbirds (Rookie-Ball) in the Baltimore Orioles Organization. The 13th round draft pick played under head coach Justin Haire this past season, scoring a team-high 59 runs along with recording 23 stolen bases.

Mullins remains a threat on the bases with 16 stolen bases for the Ironbirds, hitting .252 with 20 RBI, but says the biggest adjustment to the minor leagues has been adapting to the constant action.

“They emphasize that from this point on it’s small developments that we’re working on. You don’t necessarily have to take 100 extra swings after a game, they don’t like that. You’re just tiring yourself out when you have to play the next day and the day after that.” -said Cedric Mullins

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Mullins was named Second Team All-Big South, also earning Big South Player of the Week honors (April 6) while at one point during the season carried a 16-game hitting streak for the Camels, who finished 32-25 last season. For updates on your Fighting Camels in the MiLB ranks, follow the account: @GoCamelsBSB.

Sparring Up The Competition

Campbell Men’s Wrestling sights are set for the start of the 2015-2016 regular season as the Fighting Camels have just announced their schedule with hopes of reaching Madison Square Garden for the NCAA Championships in late March. The Camels open their season with a home dual against Grand Canyon on Sunday, November 1st in Carter Gym – returning home for league play starting Saturday, December 12th against Chattanooga.

Newest head coach Cary Kolat, a two-time NCAA Division I wrestling champion and four-time All-American who went on to become a three-time World Cup gold medalist, leads the Fighting Camels for his first official season in Buies Creek.

Wrestling Schedule

For more information and updates on Campbell Wrestling follow on Twitter at @GoCamelsWrestle or like on Facebook.

Kicking Towards Success

Nearing the much-anticipated start of the 2015 season, men’s soccer head coach Dustin Fonder, formerly of High Point University, dives into what he expects from the Fighting Camels this season.

Picked to finish sixth in the Big South Preseason Coaches Poll, the Camels enter the year with some exciting games; all starting with Friday night’s season opener at Davidson starting at 7 p.m.

“I think our guys should look at this schedule and know that they have a chance to get a marquee win. We’ve just got to go out and put it all together. We have two storied programs that have won national championships coming to Eakes, but I don’t think our guys should fear those moments. They should embrace them and say it’s an opportunity to play against a team that they will be able to talk about for the rest of their lives.”

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Fonder led the High Point Panthers to a 78-63-18 record in eight seasons, including an undefeated regular season conference championship in 2010, along with two Big South Coach of the Year awards during his tenure. Fonder, along with his staff of assistant coaches, Ed Joyce and Michael Pereira, are excited about what this young Fighting Camels team can bring to the table this season.

The coaching staff has really preached the importance of overall fitness, being able to outlast your opponent on the pitch, and that will hopefully be on full display for the CU home opener coming up on Friday, September 18th against Jacksonville.

Shooting For The Stars

Both the Men’s and Women’s Golf programs spent some quality time gearing up for the 2015-2016 season, starting with the ever-important head shots and team portraits that will be featured online from the GoCamels.com webiste. Now of course having some fun in the process is an absolute necessity, especially when your season tees off on at the Golfweek Program Challenge September 5th in Pawley’s Island, S.C and stretches all the way through late May.

Last season, the Women’s Golf program reached the NCAA finals for the second-straight year finishing 23rd overall in the country as the Camels finished eight strokes behind NC State and three in front of California. With four of their top six players returning to the fold, optimisim remains high for a third-straight trip to the NCAA finals.

The Men’s Golf program finished second in last year’s Big South Tournament as the second-place showing was Campbell’s best in its conference tournament since returning to the Big South in 2011-12. The Fighting Camels final round 283 was the school’s second-lowest ever in Big South Championship play and its 54-hole total (859) was the school’s best ever score in that particular event.

For more information on the Fighting Camels under the direction of head coach John Crooks, follow the accounts @GoCamelsMGolf and @GoCamelsWGolf for constant updates from the links.