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The Spartans drew a sell-out crowd of more than 11,000 for their game against top-ranked Davidson College – the first of many games to come at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The Spartans drew a sell-out crowd of more than 11,000 for their game against top-ranked Davidson College – the first of many games to come at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Spartan Athletics strikes a partnership with the Greensboro Coliseum

UNCG rolled out an exciting and ambitious plan for men’s basketball when the university struck a partnership with the Greensboro Coliseum that features powerhouse competition, a home court setting in the arena, much larger seating capacity and Spartan-custom locker rooms. To celebrate, UNCG took on nationally ranked Davidson on Feb. 5, selling out the coliseum with more than 11,000 spectators. Read more about men’s basketball.

Other major accomplishments for Spartan Athletics included:

  • Men’s Soccer. The men’s soccer team made it to the third round of the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in five years and midfielder/defender Jokull Elisabetarson was drafted by MLS’s Chicago Fire. Read more about the exciting men’s soccer season.
  • Women’s Soccer. Katelynn Donovan was named Southern Conference Player of the Year and Eddie Radwanski was awarded Coach of the Year. The team went 16-4-3, finishing the year on a 14-game unbeaten streak and claiming its third straight conference regular-season title. Read about additional women’s soccer achievements.
  • Wrestling. UNCG finished second at the Southern Conference championships and qualified three wrestlers for the NCAA championships. The Southern Conference named senior Chris Bencivenga Co-Wrestler of the Year. Senior Ben Wilmore and sophomore Mikal McKee were named all-conference. And junior Victor Hojilla and senior Joe Sheffield represented UNCG at the ASICS University National Championships by being named All-America in the Greco-Roman division. Learn more about UNCG wrestling.
  • Men’s Tennis. Orcun Seyrek dominated men’s tennis by winning the Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year awards. He is the first freshman since 1990 to win the Player of the Year Award. Read more about Seyrek.
  • Women’s Tennis. Alejandra Guerra captured 29 singles wins for the season and ranked as high as No. 40 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s national singles rankings. Read more about women’s tennis at UNCG.