UCA’s Randall gets preseason soccer honor
University of Central Arkansas senior midfielder Vanessa Randall has been named to the first team on the All-Southland Conference preseason team.
Randall, a native of Dallas, Texas, played 718 minutes for the Bears last season. She scored one goal and assisted on two others for the Bears, who finished the season at 9-10-2, with a 6-6 record in SLC play. Randall’s lone goal proved to be the game-winner in the Bears’ 1-0 victory over McNeese State, a victory that secured Central Arkansas’ first-ever berth in the SLC Tournament.
The Bears play Oral Roberts in an exhibition match at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Bill Stephens Complex. UCA will host Louisiana Tech in the regular-season opener at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23.
Hendrix team gets academic honor
The Hendrix College women’s lacrosse team has received Academic Honor Squad distinction from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association.
The Warriors, coached by Peri West, compiled a 3.14 grade point average for the 2013-14 academic year and were one of 125 programs in NCAA Division-III to be recognized with a 3.0 team GPA. Last school year was also the inaugural season for women’s lacrosse at Hendrix.