ing factor. Defensive MVP Chris Worst set up
the game's only scoring by blocking a Gene
Wayenburg punt, which Kenny Angel recovered
on the Gorillas' eight-yard line.
Elon ran three plays, keeping the ball in the
middle of the field. With 11:59 left in the game,
Phil Renn kicked what proved to be the winning
field goal, a 23-yard effort.
Pittsburg State Coach Ron Randleman
praised the Elon kicking game. "Their punter
(Kelly Stanley) did a fine job (eight punts for a
41.5 average.) And of course, their kicker is ex-
perienced while ours is a freshman."
Randleman was referring to PSU's Dave
Mammons, who missed four field goals. "They
were all telling me to keep my head," Mammons
said, "and not get down on myself. I tried, but
The statistics tell the story. The Christian of-
fense generated only 140 total yards. Quarter-
back John Bangley passed for 87 of those yards.
The Suffolk, VA, junior completed six of 16
"They are the best defensive team we've
faced all year," Bangley said. "We lacked the
consistency we needed to move the ball."
Bangley went on to say that the slick, icy field
conditions contributed to the slow offense. As
for the eight fumbles, neither Bangley nor
Coach Tolley could explain why they were so
plentiful. Bangley could only comment that
"they didn't make footballs with handles on
After offensive MVP Phil Renn gave Elon a
second national title with one swing of his leg,
the Gorillas had one more chance.
Bangley was run out-of-bounds with less than
two minutes left on third-and-long, but PSD
linebacker Jeff Cooper was penalized for a late
hit. That gave the Christians a first down and
enabled them to run out the clock.
Coach Tolley said that the second crown was
"very satisfying. I told the players before the
game that I wanted this one more than anything
in the world."
Even though the game was televised live on
WFMY-TV, 3,075 fans braved the 30-degree cold
to see the game.
In addition, the USA Cable network covered
the game, that was to be rebroadcast to more
than 90,000 home throughout the country.
Coach Tolley pointed out that the exposure
would not hurt recruiting. "It will help," he said.
"We don't lose that many boys this year. We lose
Tony Pethel on offense. And on defense we lose
Chris Worst, Adrian Robertson, Marshall Kirby,
Charles Womack and Ernie Tootoo."
Reflecting on the kicking game, Tolley said
that because of the tough defenses, "We were
willing to try a 52-yard field goal. Renn's won a
lot of them."
"When we went for the field goal, there was no
doubt in my mind that we would make it," Tolley
said. "I was more concerned with the snap and
put-down than with the kick."
Senior nose guard Chris Worst summed up
the team's feelings when he said, "We know we
would face some adversity. We had to go out and
stop them. We take a lot of pride in our defense,
and we played our best game today."
The gathering before the Mars Hill game.
Clint York and John Bangley make a good pair
when it comes to football.
Fred Jordan makes his way for a few more yards.
Mike Edmondson and Charles Womack attempt to block
a kick against Winston-Salem State.
Ricky Ross makes his way down the field against Mars
Terry Hedrick tries to get away from defensive oppo-
Chris McCauly dives for a catch.
Kenny Angel gains a yard against Mars Hill.
High Hopes For Basketball Season This Winter
Despite losing three starters to
graduation, Elon basketball coach Bill
Morningstar has some high hopes for
a lineup that features several new
Morningstar hopes to improve on
the Fighting Christians' 14-16 record
of a year ago. Elon placed second in
the Carolinas Conference in 1980-81
with a 9-5 mark and Morningstar is
confident that a first place finish can
be achieved this season.
Elon's most immediate problem will
be making up for the loss of starting
forwards Lee Allison and Greg Daw-
son. Allison, a perennial All-Confer-
ence and All-District selection
throughout his career, averaged 18
points and 5 rebounds per game last
season while Dawson closed out his
career averaging 12 points and 4 re-
bounds per contest. Gary Shuffler, a 6-
6, 200 lb. sophomore from Valdese. ap-
pears to be one of the most likely can-
didates. Shuffler averaged 6 points
and 2 rebounds per contest in limited
action last season.
The center position is also up for
grabs with the graduation of David
Mantiply, who served as captain along
with Allison last year while contribut-
ing an average of 7 points and 3 re-
bounds per game. The brother combi-
nation of Pat and Paul Rhodes from
Luray, Virginia, will be the main con-
tenders for the open spot.
The Fighting Christians' backcourt
will once again be a strong point, with
senior Drew VanHorn returning to pi-
lot the Elon offense. VanHorn netted
an average of 10 points per game
while also averaging 6 assists. He will
be flanked by either Jay Johnson, a 6-
3, 190 lb. senior, or Ty Stout, a 5-8, 150
Elon will be greatly aided by the ad-
dition of several first year players to
an already strong bench. Peter Dolan,
a 6-8, 220 lb. transferee from Western
Carolina and Jay Lee, a 6-9, 220 lb.
freshman from Burlington could chal-
lenge for front court starting berths
while Al Beck, a 5-11, 160 lb. native of
Burlington, and Vic Wiedeman, a 6-2,
180 lb. freshman from Haddonfield,
New Jersey, will provide added back-
court depth. Mel Melton, a 6-3, 175 lb.
sophomore transfer from Brevard Ju-
nior College, native Greensborian,
also joins the squad after achieving
Conference Player of the year and All-
State honors last season at Brevard.
Also. Roger Norris. 6-4. 190 lb. fresh-
man comes to Elon after a very suc-
cessful career at East Burke High
Elon College Basketball
Al Beck. Peter Dolan, Jay Lee. Mel Melton, Roger Norris. Pat Rhodes. Paul Phodes. Gilbert Rivers. Gary Shuffler. Drew VanHorn, Vic Wiedeman, Danny Graham.
Danny Scales. Managers: Mike Langone. Fred Perkins. Athletic Trainer: Marty Baker.
Coach Morningstar gives a pep talk during a time out.
Eton's *12 stretches to put in the ball.
Pat Rhodes waiting to grab a rebound.
Elon puts up two more points.
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Elon forward shoots two points.
Booters Have Firepower
Elon soccer coach Steve Ballard
will be looking to improve last sea-
son's 8-7 overall record while hold-
ing on to the Carolinas Conference
Co-Championship that the Fighting
Christians claimed with a 6-1 con-
Elon lost six games by one goal a
year ago, a situation Ballard hopes
to remedy with an offense that con-
tains plenty of firepower.
In goalie positions will be senior
Kevin McCauley from Rensselear,
NY. McCauley is a tri-captain and
last year made All-Conference. Bob
Ramsey, Cherry Hill, NJ; Scott
Reynolds, Rensselear, NY and Bob
Strong from Port Jefferson, NY are
starting returnees at fullback for
the Fighting Christians. Scott
Spada, a sophomore from Brick-
town, NJ is counted on by Ballard
to work into a starting role at full-
Leading the returnees at midfield
is Balston Lake, NY player Chris
Crusan and a junior Alexandria, VA
native Luis Pages. Starting for-
wards Nathan Pulkingham, Burl-
ington, NC and Jeff Shields of Hills-
borough, NC lead a strong Elon at-
Ballard recruited a number of
players that he is counting on to
contribute to Elon's side in 1981.
Leading the newcomers is Vir-
ginia All-Stater Chip Calloway,
Woodbridge, VA at forward and
Sag Harboro, NY halfback C.J.
Rossi. Other top recruits include
goalies Mike Antczar, Edison, NJ,
and George Martinez of Leomin-
ster, MA, while Fulton-Montgomery
transfer Mike Glover, Baltimore,
MD product, Dan Schmidt, and An-
thony Sherwood from Virginia
Beach, VA; Randy Madge and Jon
Hasbrook from Brick, NJ; Charlie
Ganim from Missouri City, TX; and
Jay Chisolm of New York City arc
outstanding newcomers. Sean
Flanagan, a forward from Green-
lawn, NY should see plenty of ac-
tion for Elon.
Nathan Pulkingham prepares to receive the ball from
a fellow teammate.
A ti/pical Elon Soccer game.
Elon's Soccer Team Captures Third Place
Some of Elon's planers line up to block a kick.
Soccer Team: Kevin McCauley, Scott Reynolds. Jeff Shields. Nathan Pulkingham, Luis Pages,
Steve Sabol, Bob Strong, Scott Spada, Chris Crusan, Bob Ramsey, Randy Madge, Jon Hasbrook,
Chip Calloway, Chip Stewart, Mike Riccio, Sean Flannagan, Kevin Giffillan, Anthony Sherwood,
Mike Antazack, George Martinez, Brian Johnson — Assistant Coach, Coach Steve Ball Ballard.
Despite Tough Schedule Strikers
Still Come Out on Top
Nathan Pulkingham preparing to make a steal.
Kevin McCauley making a save.
Jejf Shields attempts to beat his opponents.
Jeff Shields preparing to take a free kick.
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Diamonders Could Be Better Than Last Year
The Fighting Christians earned na-
tional recognition in 1981 with a 39-8
record while finishing second in the
Carolina Conference with a 9-5 mark.
Coach Bob McBee is depending on an
experienced and powerful lineup to
gain Elon further prominence in 1982.
Craig Newton, Saunderstown, RI,
and Darrell Wallace, Rockingham, NC
will again provide most of the offen-
sive firepower while giving the Fight-
ing Christians added speed. Frank
Manship, Rockingham, NC and Joe
Garbarino, Binghampton, NY also re-
turn to the Elon lineup and will chal-
lenge for starting roles.
The Fighting Christian pitching
staff remains strong with Billy Martin
of High Point, NC and Mark Hawkins
of Bound Brook, NJ, among the re-
turning hurlers. Mark Turner, Rich-
mond, VA, and Alan Pritchard, E.
Greenwich, RI, give Elon a depend-
able bullpen that will be boosted by
the addition of some new arms.
The Fighting Christians were
ranked in the NAIA's top ten and
McBee feels that Elon can advance
even further in 1982 with some de-
pendable veterans and top prospects
on the squad.
All-Amercian David Wh/f/ey beats one out at first base.
Greg Booker, All-District performer, signed with the San Diego
Padres after being drafted in the 10th round of the baseball draft.
From left to right. Front Row: Billy Martin, Billy Freeman. Eric Smith, Dave Lenig, Bernadette Frontero, Frank Manship. Mike Bowling, David Whitely,
Tim Hoag. Second Row: Joel Weiss. Ken Comer, Mike King, Darrell Wallace, John Knol, Ms. Leola Updike, Coach Bob McBee, Asst. Coach Ron Evans,
Mrs. Jackie Matlock, Mrs. Dell Bright, Ms. Elizabeth Moore, Ms. Jill Coley, Stuart McCachern. Alan Dalton. Back Row: Barry Bradberry, Scott Hall,
William Alexander, Mark Turner. Brad Price, Greg Booker, Craig Newton, Allen Pritchard, Mark Hawkins, Barry Simmons and Wayne Bowery.
Baseball Ranks Eighth in Final NAIA Poll
Elon/ Atlantic Christian
Elon /Slippery Rock
Elon /Wake Forest
Elon/Univ. of Va.
Billy Freeman, All-time games played leader, completes an easy
John Krol tags a Pembroke runner.
All American Joey Hackett, slides safely into second base.
Senior, Billy Womble applies the tag to a stealing Pembroke
Huges Crisp, now a Baltimore Oriole, displays his
Decker Ail-American Linkster
Keith Decker, Eton's All-American linkster.
Behind a returning group of experienced
golfers and with the emergence of a few new-
comers. Coach Bill Morningstar hopes to return
the Fightin' Christians to the top of the Caroli-
nas Conference and District 26 in golf in 1982.
Keith Declcer and Danny Graham return to
the Elon lineup and form the nucleus of the
squad. Carmen Pascarella and Chris Keeley
continue to improve each season and should be
keys to the Fighting Christians '82 success. Da-
vid Dean of Richmond. Virginia, adds further
experience and consistency to the team.
"Consistency is one area we will be looking to
improve this year," says Morningstar. "Often
players have good rounds on different days. We
need to have good performances from the team
as a whole at each tournament."
Aiding Morningstar in that cause will be a
group of first year golfers. Scott Carney joins
the squad from Glenville, West Virginia, and
Greg Haley comes to Elon from Potomac, Mary-
land. Four Virginia natives will wear the ma-
roon and gold this season. The brother combi-
nation of Jimmy and Billy Merrlman hail from
Collinsville, along with high school teammate
Barney Pilson. Morningstar will be depending
on Daniel Thore of Reidsville to continue his
golfing success. Thore was an All-State selec-
tion in high school.
"Our competition continues to get tougher ev-
ery year," admits Morningstar, "but we've done
well against some top grade competition in
tournaments. I'm looking forward to a fine sea-
son in '82."
After finishing fourth in the nation in 1981,
Morningstar hopes his linksters can capture the
National championships in 1982 which will be
played at Alamance Country Club, the home of
the Fightin' Christians.
Joe Meyer, Chris Keeley, David Dean, Danny Graham,
Coach Morningstar, Frankie Jones, and Keith Decker.
RT^N COTTRGR TTRRARY
Elon 's Golf Team: Coach Bill Morningstar, Keith Decker, Barry Pilson, Daniel Thore, Da
Graham, Chris Keeley, Carm Paskarelli, Scott Carney, Tommy Lambarger, Greg Haley, St
Danielson, Fred Evans, Tom Koffman, Frank Ferguson, Jerry Rtist, and Greg Fry.
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Elan's linkster strokes In for a birdie.
Men*s Tennis On the Right Road
Despite the loss of some key starters, Elon tennis coach Danny
Morrison enters the 1981 campaign with a strong lineup that
includes some new faces.
Greensboro native Steve Rickard, Elon's only returning letter-
man, hopes to better last season's mark of 7-15 in singles action
and 13-8 in doubles. Rickard will be counted on to provide both
experience and leadership on a young Fighting Christian squad.
Keat Alvis, Mike Bestler, Jack Brady and Wayne Clifton all
from Virginia will attempt to fill the void left by graduated starters
Bill Day and Jeff Johnson. Freshmen Chris Foard, Max Henderson
and Curtis Lester will also join the Elon lineup along with David
Virag and Robert Woffard.
Jeff Green will see more playing time this season after posting a
0-1 mark in limited action last year.
The Fighting Christians made much progress in 1981, placing
fifth in the conference tournament and eighth in the District 26
tournament. Elon had the first winning season, a 10-8, in five
years — many of the losses by close margins. With the addition of
some promising prospects as well as the leadership of some re-
turners, Morrison has the Fighting Christians on the road to a
long awaited conference championship.
Netters To Be Improved
The Elon women's tennis team enjoyed a
fine 9-6 campaign a year ago and coach
Karen Garden is depending on her returning
starters to better that record this season as
the Fighting Christians enter the race for
the Carolinas Conference crown.
Senior Mary Beth Hughes heads an Elon
lineup that lost just one player to gradu-
ation. Hughes, a Martinsville, Va., native,
had a 12-8 total in overall singles last sea-
son. Amy Burch, from Woodstock, Va., post-
ed a 9-9 record in her first season and
should improve with experience, as will ju-
nior Rhonda Penson, Mt. Holly, N. C, who
netted a 7-9 record. Senior Karen Wall,
Reidsville, N.C., will try to up her 1981 9-9
record in her last season at Elon.
A Tough Act To Follow
Standing: Susan Overby. Donna Tmllinger. Susan Wilson. Jeanie Hairston. Lori Smith. Vanessa Corbett. Renate Costner. Kneeling: Sherri Brothers, Anne Beeson
Jade Nicholas. Nuggie Dixon. Phi/Us Wardlaw. Kim Smith.
After compiling a 29-4 record and captur-
ing the Carolinas Conference championship
with a 6-1 mark last year, Elon women's
basketball coach Mary Jackson will have a
hard act to follow in 1981-82.
Jackson appears ready to defend the
crown with all but one of her starting squad
Seniors Vanessa Corbett of Yanceyville,
NC and Jeannie Hairston of Greensboro,
NC both All-Conference and All-State se-
lections, will return at the forward spots
after fine '80-81 campaigns. Corbett aver-
aged 21.1 points per game to lead the team
while pulling down an average of 11 re-
bounds per contest. Hairston averaged 11.4
points per game along with 10 rebounds.
The Fighting Christians will miss Lou
Williamson in the backcourt this season;
however, Renate Costner, a 5-10, 120 lb.
sophomore from Graham, NC appears
ready to take over the position after an im-
pressive rookie season in which she aver-
aged seven points and three rebounds per
game. Junior Nuggie Dixon, Wilmington^
NC returns at tl-.e other guard position after
her best year ever in '80-81. Dixon netted an
average of 20 points per contest and seven
rebounds while leading Elon in steals for the
season with 64.
The center position will be filled by either
Corbett or 6-3 junior Jennifer Kelly, Milford,
CT, as Jackson alternates offenses. Fresh-
man Donna Trollinger from Graham, NC,
could also challenge for a starting berth in
Co-Captain: Jeannie Hairston.
Co-Captain: Vanessa Corbett.
Experience and Talent
This year's Volleyball team suffered
a difficult season. Losing key matches
early in the season slowed the team
down considerably. Most of these ear-
ly season losses were close matches
lasting through three games, and often
We needed to improve our team play
this season said Coach Karen Garden.
This year we emphasized the funda-
mentals. We lost some close matches
this season and we're hoping to get a
few of these back next season.
An experienced lineup aided Car-
den in achieving her pre-season goals.
The Fighting Christians were led by
returning starter Jeannie Hairston,
Greensboro, and Barbra Carter, Elkin,
N.C., while other returnees included
Pam Moore of Greensboro, Rhonda
Penson of Mt. Holly, NC, and Carol
McCall of Dallas, NC.
Elon also added a few new names to
its arsenal. Setter Susan Overby of
Durham, NC, and Phyllis (Dee-Dee)
Wardlaw a transfer from High Point
enter the roster along with freshman
Alicia Gaddy and Robin Wheeler, both
from Winston-Salem, Diane of
Greensboro, and Maureen Sweeney of
Rockville, MD. Much of the team's suc-
cess was due in part to the efforts of
Diana Curry (Mgr.) and Susan Burel-
The veterans and the rookies alike
combined to challenge all opponents
in true Elon style.
Coach Karen Cardin gives the team a pep talk.
Jeannie Hairston bumps the ball back to the other
Standing — Coach Karen Garden. Susan Overby, Alicia Gaddy. Jeanie Augus-
tine, Diana Curry (Mgr.) Kneeling — Maureen Sweeney. Rhonda Benson. Carol
McCatt. Pam Moore. Sitting — Barbara Carter. Phyllis Wardlaw. Robin Wheel-
er, Jeanie Hairston.
Susan Overby sets up a play.
Pam Moore returns the ball.
Members: Rob Haley. Joe Letter, Scott Montgomery. Jay Paul. Don Fisher.
Blunt Edwards. John Lander. Walt Burns. Steve Burte. Darby Webster. Jay
Knight. Chris McKay. Victor Pugh. Dan Uzzel. Carl Metczer, Gret Baccon.
Mike Childs. Jay Allen. Bill Bolder. Mel Stauers. Pat Daniels. Gene Kirk. Bruce
McHugh. John Watson. Rick Christman. and John Sullivan.
A tough game to play.
An anxious lacrosse player.
Members: Greg Fischel, Jay Lineberry, Matt Brown, Mac
Jay, Steve Hester, Mike Cox. Not pictured. Drew Bennett,
Milce Helfrich, Mike Mazzuca, Billy Ray Brown.
Mac Jay, the grappler, strives for perfection prior to tak-
ing 1st place in the Davidson Duel Tournament.
Elon Track Strong in 1982
The Elon track team enjoyed a very
successful season in 1981 with a second
place finish in the Carolinas Conference
and a sixth place ranking in District 26
Johnson is booking for an even better
performance in '82 with a number of
strong players returning.
Danny Scales, Madison, N. C, returns
after an impressive campaign a year ago,
along with Fred Jordan, Stauton, Va.,
and Barry Kyle, Martinsville, Va. Other
returnees to a lineup that produced nine
new records in 1981 include Danny Hop-
per, Madison, NC and Ray Hadley, Burl-
ington, N. C, Kenneth Rogers of Oxford,
N. C, and Chris McCauley, Staunton, Va.
The Fighting Christians will again be
facing top-notch competition in the com-
ing season as perennial foes such as Pem-
broke State, Atlantic Christian, High
Point and Catawba continue to improve
also. However, with most of his lineup
returning with added experience, John-
son is confident that the Fighting Chris-
tians will be at the front of the race for the
Carolinas Conference title.
Women's Softball Expect
Carol McCall, Jade Nicholas. Barbara Carter, Jennifer Dean, Pam Moore, Ann
Beeson, Mellnda Brown. Susan Wilson, Nuggie Dixon. Renata Costner, Nancy
Steinback, Susan Overby, Lou Williamson, Kim Smith.
The Fighting Christians enjoyed their finest season in
recent years in 1981 with a 30-10 overall record while claim-
ing the Carolinas Conference championship.
The Elon offense will be powered by returning stars Nug-
gie Dixon, Wilmington, N. C, at second base and Gina Rhew,
Elon College, N. C. at third. Outfielder Barby Adcock, Rox-
boro, N. C, also returns to give the Fighting Christians
power and strong fielding. All-Conference selection Susan
Wilson, Graham, N. C, will lead the Elon mound corps again
With the majority of her lineup coming back. Coach Mary
Jackson foresees another fine season for the Fighting Chris-
tians as they defend the conference title and strive for na-
Bernadette Carter cheers the football team on to
The Elan mascot stops to pose for a picture.
Go, Fight, Win, Elon
Aren't (hey cute! Susan Waff and Jimmii Greene take
a break from vigorous cheering.
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The cheerleaders practice building a pi>ramid.
Class of 1982
Li/dia Grace. Senior, artentiuely works through her
English notes for an upcoming final exam.
Eliazabeth M. Geer