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November 2015 Issue

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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NOVEMBER 2015 ■ 13 TRACKING THE PACK "It hurts when you lose. It hurts, especially if you have a little regret, like there's something else you could have done. I think everybody feels that way when you lose a game by one touchdown like we did to Louisville, or you're up on a team you think you can beat and you let them back into the game. There's regret in those kind of losses." — NC State football coach Dave Doeren on coming out of the bye week with a win at Wake Forest, following two tough ACC losses (The Raleigh News & Observer) "As was the case during his freshman season, Barber spent most of his time on the ball, seeing over 70 percent of his possessions in isolation, transition and pick- and-roll situations. There are few players that can stay in front of him at this level, as his repertoire of moves, particularly his crossover, and quickness off of the dribble allow him to create separation with ease. He made an impressive 41.4 percent of his looks off of the dribble, which points to his potential as a shot creator, particularly in pick-and-roll situations." — Kyle Nelson of on NC State junior point guard Anthony Barber "Prior to becoming San Diego's franchise leader in wins and touchdown passes, [Philip] Rivers wrote his name all over the ACC record books. As a four-year starter, the 2003 ACC Player of the Year took the Wolfpack to four straight bowl games while setting the conference's all-time mark with 13,484 passing yards. Rivers won 34 games at NC State before being drafted fourth overall in the 2004 NFL Draft." — on why it named Philip Rivers the best ACC quarterback since 2000 "At the end of The Program, Caleb Martin was awarded the coveted Spartan War- rior t-shirt for his displays of teamwork and leadership. The t-shirt, a gray shirt with The Program logo inside a Spartan shield, is a prized possession among Marines affiliated with The Program." — on NC State men's basketball team going through The Program — a two-day session that taught the team leadership, communication and toughness — with instructors Jake MacDonald and Jamie Slife in late September "Oh my gosh, it was crazy. Everyone was jumping around, screaming. I think I just sat there for a very long time." — NC State senior dance team member Kylee' Wideman on the Wolfpack winning a reality show competition, resulting in perform- ing at halftime of the Dallas Cowboys game Dec. 19 (The Raleigh News & Observer) "Don't swallow the poison. Don't listen to what other people are saying. Just put your head down and keep working. I just take that everywhere with me. I don't really listen to what the media says about me. It can definitely change on me because of one play. Obviously, I always want to play well, and I do what I can for the team. And I always try to avoid attention. I don't know why, but I hate the attention. I hate it. But I guess it comes with doing well." NCSU junior running back Matthew Dayes on handling success ( PHOTO BY KEN MARTIN QUOTING THE PACK Ryen Frazier, Women's Cross Country The freshman from Raleigh has made a splashy debut for NC State. She has twice been named the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Athlete of the Week this fall, leading up the ACC Championships Oct. 30 in Tal - lahassee, Fla. Frazier won both the Notre Dame Invitational Oct 2 in South Bend, Ind., and the Wisconsin Invite Oct. 16 in Madison, Wis. Frazier was a touted recruit for NCSU who won four New Balance national titles in high school. Her older sister, Wesley Frazier, is redshirting this year for the Pack. Blayke Hranicka, Volleyball The freshman was a multi-time all-state selection coming out of Mullen High in Denver, and she has lived up to expectations in her rookie season for NCSU. Through Oct. 27, Hranicka led NC State in total points with 289.0; was second on the squad in kills with 208, total blocks with 102.0 and service aces with 27; and was fourth in total attacks with 511. She has twice notched a career-best with 17 kills, first in the home win over Wake Forest Oct. 2 and then in a five-set loss to Miami Oct. 16, also in Raleigh. Zach Knudson, Men's Soccer Knudson has helped NC State compete against one of the toughest schedules in the country by providing the Pack with a pair of highlight goals. The sophomore from Oakland, N.J., delivered a bicycle kick for an equalizing score during a 1-1 tie with then-No. 7 Notre Dame Oct. 4 in Raleigh. His late run through then-No. 14 South Carolina's defense provided the game-winner in a 2-1 Pack triumph in Raleigh Oct. 13. Knudson had a team- high six goals in State's first 14 games. Brittany Nimmo, Softball Nimmo was the named the 2014-15 Gatorade Player of the Year in Missouri as a senior at Ozark (Mo.) High after she went 26-4 on the mound with an 0.86 earned run aver - age, and batted .425 at the plate with nine homers and 38 runs batted in. She showed that versatility to close the fall exhibition slate for NC State, a double- header against Elon in Raleigh Oct. 23. She had a RBI single in game one and pitched a complete game shutout in game two, striking out seven while allowing just five hits in the seven frames. Jackie Stengel, Women's Soccer After missing last season with an injury, Stengel has re- turned to form with a team-high five goals and 11 points through 17 games. Stengel, a redshirt sophomore from Mel- bourne, Fla., had an impressive debut season in 2013, scoring nine goals to lead the Pack and earn ACC All-Freshman team and third-team All-ACC laurels. She sustained a knee injury three games into last season that caused her to miss the remainder of the year. She also leads NCSU this season with 32 overall shots and 18 shots on goal. ■ PACK PERFORMERS

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