Former Mount de Sales standout Abby Dalton of Georgia College earned a spot on the Peach Belt Conferences preseason all-conference soccer team.
She was joined by teammate Ashley Veilleux.
Dalton, a junior, scored three goals and led the Bobcats with seven assists last season.
Veilleux made all-conference and All-Southeast Region last year, topping the Bobcats in goals and points her first two seasons.
Georgia College was predicted to finish sixth, tying UNC Pembroke. Columbus State is the favorite, nipping defending conference champ Armstrong Atlantic State by two points.
Four Bears picked
Mercer put four players on the A-Suns mens soccer preseason all-conference team.
Goalie Greg Ranjitsingh, defender Joey Heavner, midfielder Ryan King and forward Ehjayson Henry were part of the 12-man team.
Ranjitsingh was the goalkeeper of the year, with East Tennessee State duo David Geno and Blaike Woodruff earning top player and defender honors.
Mercer was picked to finish third, three points behind ETSU and 13 behind favorite Florida Gulf Coast, which got seven first-place votes. The Bears and Bucs got one each.
The unknown opponent for Mercers mens basketball team this season became official recently.
Because officials with the Ohio Classic round-robin were unable to fill the vacancy of Cal Poly, Mercer got a non-Division I home game in the process and will welcome Johnson and Wales on Nov. 20. The Division III program based in Providence, R.I. finished 15-13 last season.
That game marks Mercers third non-Division I opponent. The Bears also host NAIA programs Reinhardt and St. Andrews.
Yale is the homecoming opponent Nov. 23.
RJ Nagel has joined the staff of new Mercer tennis head coach Eric Hayes.
Nagel spent three seasons as a womens assistant at Louisiana-Monroe, helping the Warhawks to a 55-12 record and a top-50 ranking in 2011.
He played at South Alabama, going 20-1 in singles play as a senior and graduating in 2009.
Six A-Sun volleyball teams earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association academic award last season: East Tennessee State, Florida Gulf Coast, North Florida, Northern Kentucky, USC Upstate and Stetson.
All six had at least a 3.3 GPA.
Kennesaw State has passed the 1,000 mark in season-ticket deposits, which it reports is nearly 33 percent of the 3,600 season tickets available at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.
The school is utilizing a letter-of-intent program for ticket in which, according to a release, requires a deposit to enter into the Priority Seating Program which uses points to fairly distribute priority when selecting seat locations among donors.
All tickets in the program cost $99 through 2017, the football teams third season.
The stadium will seat 8,300, all in chairbacks, and has 12 premium suites.
Around Georgia College/Peach Belt
Guard Will Clifton has signed with the Georgia College mens basketball team.
The 6-foot-4 guard from Wesleyan led Gwinnett County scorers last season with 20.3 points, adding 4.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
He is a two-time all-region pick in 7-AA as well as an Atlanta Journal Constitution all-state selection.
Georgia College has added 12 players for the upcoming soccer season.
Most of the new Bobcats are from the metro Atlanta area: Jessica Catapano and Cayce Hamilton of Johns Creek, Alex Giles of Mill Creek; Emily Wilhelm of Lambert; Geena Montes and Allyease Schwartz of Blessed Trinity Catholic; Liz Franco of Roswell; Rachel Overley of North Cobb; and Lillian Stamps of Lakeside in Decatur; and Kacey McInerney of West Forsyth.
The Bobcats also signed Devin Mueller of Cedartown and Sol Baldassini of Miami by way of Argentina.
Georgia College opens its 10th season on Sept. 5 at Barry with the home opener on Sept. 13 against Pfeiffer.
Georgia Colleges baseball team will hold a tryout for walk-ons on Friday at 2 p.m. after a meeting on Wednesday.
Head coach Tom Carty has details at 445-1692 or email@example.com
Fort Valley State and Benedict will take each other on in Augusta in the Augusta City/Capital City Bank Classic.
The Sept. 28 game will be at Lucy Laney Stadium. The stadium was built in 2006 for Laney and seats about 9,000.
Tickets are $10.
Miles will debut golf this year, starting off basically with an exhibition season this fall and an official season in the spring.
The Golden Bears, who open with the National Black College Golf Invitational in Atlanta, are coached by Leonard Smoot, a retired Marine Corps veteran who in 2002 was the third African-American to make the Marines golf team.