Alumni Day Magic

The Lady Camels easily disposed of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, 73-52, snapping a season-long five game losing streak while finding their scoring ways in a much-needed win.

Playing in front of five-plus decades of former student-athlets, Campbell jumped out early and never looked back in a dominant win filled with plenty of nostalgic memories for CU Alumni.

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Lead by a game-high 15 points from Sarah Smith, the offense produced its most points since beating Longwood back on Jan. 9, featuring 35 points from the Lady Camels’ bench alone.

The big star of the afternoon, however, was the nearly 50 alumni that returned to Buies Creek, celebrating their success and enjoying one last game together in Gore Arena.

Saturday’s festivities began with a Campbell Alumni tunnel for the starting lineups, featuring a halftime ceremony right on the floor, leading up to a fun conversation with former players and head coach Wanda Watkins after the game.

The Lady Camels return to action Monday night against Gardner-Webb, hoping to build off this weekend’s recent success.

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Clark Going Pro

Former Big South Player of the Year Ashley Clark declared her intentions of playing professional soccer in front of her Campbell teammates and coaches Friday night, signing a contract with Tierps IF (Sweden), a Division 1 organization in the Swedish club league.

Clark raced up the rankings during an incredible career in Buies Creek, finishing second all-time in Campbell goals (46) and points (114), while ranking inside the top-20 overall in the nation during the 2015 campaign in both goals and assists.

The Cary, N.C. native becomes just the fourth-ever Campbell soccer alum to advance into the professional ranks, joining Taylor Brown, Prijo Leppikangas (Finland PK-35 Vantaa) and Ryann Torrero as fellow soccer stars at the next level.

Fans can track every game for the Tierps IF on their official website. While Clark will certainly be a tough player to replace her impact will be note worthy, including leading the Fighting Camels to the finals of the Big South Tournament during her senior season.

Heino Saves The Day

Campbell Wrestling needed every last bout, including a final takedown from Jere Heino to upset The Citadel, 19-16, Thursday night.

The Fighting Camels were tied heading into the heavyweight class when Heino landed a takedown in the final 20-seconds, holding on by preventing an escape from The Citadel to secure the win, firing up an emotional crowd inside Carter Gym.

Read the full match recap here:

Campbell has now won consecutive dual matches for the first time since Jan. 23, 2014, improving to 2-2 in Southern Conference play. Check out the closing moments during a back-and-forth affair.

The Fighting Camels return to action this Sunday in Boiling Springs, N.C. for a SoCon matchup against Gardner-Webb at 3 p.m.

Make sure to follow the official home for Campbell Wrestling on Twitter: @GoCamelsWrestle for updates on this weekend’s match.

Back To The Glory Days

As Campbell Baseball continues their countdown to the 2016 regular season in Buies Creek, the teams official twitter account brought back one of their best closers to the fold.

Former two-time All-American Ryan Thompson (formerly No. 22), the 2013 Big South Pitcher of the Year, was featured on the #rollhumps graphic for a little Throwback Thursday treat.

The Fighting Camels are now 22 days and counting from the start of the regular season. Thompson currently pitches for the Quad City River Bandits, the High-A affiliate of the Houston Astros.

Make sure to follow @GoCamelsBSB for updates on the Fighting Camels campaign starting on Friday, Feb. 19 vs. Miami (Ohio).

Camel Rewards Winners

Fans of the Fighting Camels have an opportunity to leave Gore Arena a winner on a nightly basis, regardless of the final score, as part of the Camel Rewards program.

Joining Camel Rewards is both easy and free.

Students can find out more about upcoming events including free giveaways on their main website.

As you can see, students were awarded with prizes and earned recognition on social media during Wednesday night’s Campbell Men’s Basketball game against High Point.

Some of the best prizes include a Coke Zero Portable Phone Charger and lunch with head coach Mike Minter.

Check out some of the best rewards Campbell students can earn throughout the year by cashing in their Camel Rewards points.

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The next big sporting event where students can win Camel Rewards points is tonight as the Campbell Wrestling team hosts The Citadel at 6 p.m. inside Carter Gym.

Make sure to follow @Camel_Crazies for the latest photos and videos tracking the Camel Rewards winners and prizes at all our sporting events in Buies Creek.

Dillon Does It Again

Former Campbell Football long snapper Daniel Dillon took some time away from the grind of preparing for life at the next level by pulling off some insane trick shots.

Dillon is well known around Buies Creek for his trick shot capabilities featuring an incredible 3/4 court shot that went viral back in 2013 where he long snapped a basketball across the court into the hoop at the Fred McCall practice gymnasium.

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This time around, Dillon takes the basketball court by storm, launching a football from the baseline into the opposite net. Needless to say, the Sanford, N.C. native knows a thing or two about snapping the football – serving as a four-year starter at Campbell.

Dillon recently worked out at the Gridiron Showcase in Bedford, TX, showcasing his long snapping talents to NFL, CFL and AFL scouts. Here’s a look at Dillon’s latest trick-shot creation.

Promising Preseason Poll

The Fighting Camels are nearly one away away from the start of the regular season, now embarking on their fourth year as an NCAA Division-I Women’s Lacrosse program.

What makes this season all the more fascinating is that Campbell just earned its highest rank entering one year in school history, placing fifth overall in the Big South Conference preseason poll.

Led by preseason all-conference standouts Loren Day (attacker), who ranked 19th nationally with 3.11 goals per game and Erin O’Hara (defense/midfield), Campbell has an opportunity to make significant progress this season in Buies Creek.

Campbell opens the regular season next Thursday, Feb. 4 at 4:00 p.m. inside Koskinen Stadium against Duke University.

Make sure to follow @GoCamelsWLAX for the official countdown to the 2016 season along with all the latest updates on the squad.