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College Notebook: C-SC men's soccer coach resigns

Posted: Dec. 12, 2012 2:17 am Updated: Jan. 2, 2013 3:15 am

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF

After two seasons coaching the Culver-Stockton College men's soccer program, Michael Prunty resigned Tuesday.

Prunty, who was hired in January 2011, posted a 4-30-2 overall record and a 0-14 mark in Heart of America Athletic Conference. The Wildcats were 1-16-1 in 2011 and 3-14-1 this past season.

"I strongly believe the program is making great strides and is on its way to being a strong team in the HAAC and the NAIA," Prunty said. "It is tough to leave the team at this point, because I know there is so much potential. This decision to leave is about my family and what is in our best interest."

The next coach will inherit a team that returns 20 players who will be either sophomore or juniors.

C-SC athletic director Greg McVey said the search for a new coach would begin immediately.

Spencer earns AMC honor: Hannibal-LaGrange University forward Ashleigh Spencer has been named this week's American Midwest Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week.

Spencer guided the Trojans to three victories last week to help them improve to 6-4 on the season. The 6-foot forward averaged 21.3 points in the three games, pushing her scoring average to 18.8 points per game, which leads the conference and places her 14th among NAIA Division I women's basketball players.

Spencer, a sophomore, shot 57 percent from the field and 83 percent from the charity stripe.

 

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