Miracle League Moment

Campbell Women’s Basketball took a brief break from the rigors of preseason practice, volunteering their time with special needs children at the Miracle League of Dunn.

The Fighting Camels open the regular season November 11, hosting St. Andrews starting at 7 p.m. inside Gore Arena. Campbell was picked to finish 8th in the latest Big South preseason poll, opening the new season under first year head coach Ronny Fisher.

Make sure to follow @GoCamelsWBB for the latest on the Fighting Camels as they embark  on their new era for Campbell Women’s Basketball.

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Outdoor Wrestling Sensation

Campbell Wrestling wrapped up their successful preseason slate, celebrating Homecoming Weekend in the Orange vs. Black Scrimmage right outside Gore Arena.

Head coach Cary Kolat organized his squads for 10 exciting matches featuring the best of Campbell Wrestling in front of a packed crowd lining the streets of campus.

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Featuring the produced Facebook Live video coverage, thousands viewed the second annual event and the response was positive all across the board.

The Fighting Camels open the regular season November 6 at the Mountaineer Quad, starting with the 10 a.m. matchup against host school West Virginia. Follow @GoCamelsWrestle for the latest news, scores and updates from the mat.

Campbell Tag Day

Campbell Athletics joined the campus-wide event #CampbellTAGDay highlighting the generous donations that help fund Campbell University. Check out the best social media posts across Campbell Athletics showcasing our appreciation and gratitude.

Homecoming Hoopla Dunk Contet

Tonight is the unofficial opening of the college basketball season as the Fighting Camels will host the 2016 Homecoming Hoopla, an introduction to the Campbell Men’s and Women’s Basketball program inside Gore Arena.

For more on tonight’s festivities, featuring a Dunk Contest and 3-pt Shootout, the Campbell Athletics Marketing and Digital Media staff pieced together this awesome video showcasing their dunking skills.

Make sure to follow @GoCamelsMBB and @GoCamelsWBB on Twitter and Instagram for updates throughout the night and join us at 6 p.m. for the Homecoming Hoopla.

National Boss Day

Campbell Athletics has many people working behind the scenes to ensure great success on and off the field – although none may be more impactful than Bob Roller, the Director of Athletics here in Buies Creek since 2011.

This past season, Campbell gained its highest ranking in the Big South Conference overall sports trophy standings since re-joining the league five years ago and the academic rigor has translated to an average 3.042 GPA over his tenure.

From major construction projects featuring Jim Perry Stadium, the brand-new video board inside Gore Arena, construction and completion of Amanda Littlejohn Stadium  and the Eakes Athletics Complex, Mr. Roller has been key in upgrading facilities across campus.

As Monday marked the National Boss Day, we would like to thank Bob Roller for his efforts  improving and enhancing Campbell University Athletics. #theCreekisRising

Tait Turns In Strong Senior Season

Campbell Volleyball senior middle blocker Jenny Tait continues to develop as one of the best attacking players in the Big South Conference, capitalizing on three years of experience and practice for the Fighting Camels.

Tait, the Ormiston, Australia native, leads the Big South Conference with a .353 hitting percentage, third in kills (173) and inside the top-10 in blocks per set. As Tait continues to power the Fighting Camels offense, learn more about Tait’s growth on the floor.

Follow the Fighting Camels on Twitter and Instagram @GoCamelsVB for the latest scores, updates from the gym. Campbell returns home Friday night, October 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Genas Soccer Family Continues

Written by: Matthew Sokol, Campbell blog contributor

While Alexa Genas is just starting her Campbell career, soccer is a term that she has been hearing most of her life.

Genas comes from a professional soccer family as her brother, Jermaine, played in the English Premier League for Newcastle from 2002-2005 and Tottenham from 2005-2013. He also played for the English National Team from 2003-2009.

Her father, Dennis, is the Director of Coaching at Elite F.C. located in Albuquerque, N.M. Everywhere she looks, soccer has played a role in forming the Albuquerque native into the striker she has become.

“My brother has given me a lot encouragement and support to keep pushing forward,” said Genas, before adding, “Growing up with him in UK and myself in the United States; it was hard to always have the strongest relationship.”

“But that is one thing that he was always supportive of – whenever I was there in the UK, he would go out and kick the ball around with me.”

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Genas has always had her brothers support even with him living in England. The two of them have shared many moments together for the game they love and Jermaine’s professional career has taken a huge effect on the Campbell forward’s life during her early collegiate experience, making the transition into college much smoother.

“Division-I soccer has pushed me closer to his accomplishments in the sense that playing is not an everyday thing, not everybody does it,” said Genas.

Coaching Genas at the Division-I level is Campbell head coach Stuart Horne, who believes that players like Genas that come from a soccer family live in a different  world compared to the regular soccer player.

“When you get players that have family that has been around the game playing collegiately and beyond; they definitely have a different environment growing up,” said Horne. “Genas coming from a soccer family definitely adds a little something to her, just being around the game for so much has helped her.”

Coming from a soccer-orientated family has helped Genas develop a mature style of soccer, says Horne and Campbell has been another stepping stone for her soccer career as a rising freshman.

“Genas is very athletic and she has good vision on goal,” notes Horne. “The assist she had at the scrimmage against East Carolina (on August 13) was very un-freshman like, she found Nicole Connolly in her second college game.”

Her long-standing background in the game of soccer has paid off on the pitch for the Fighting Camels. On Sept. 26, Genas earned her first collegiate career award as the Come Ready Nutrition Big South Freshman of the Week. During the Camels’ 6-2 win over Presbyterian that week, Genas registered four points.

“It was very humbling receiving the freshman player of the week, and it was nice to be recognized,” said Genas. “It wouldn’t have been possible without the work of the team, and it felt like a team accomplishment then an individual one. It was really exciting and motivating to keep pushing forward.”

Genas and the Campbell Women’s Soccer team returns to action on Saturday against Big South rival Liberty starting at 7 p.m. from Eakes Athletics Complex.