College Notes: Ex-Wheatmore soccer players make marks as freshmen; Foust starts for Lynchburg; Oakley places in Las Vegas

Freshman Summer Bowman was part of one of the best seasons in Appalachian State women’s soccer history.

Bowman, a former Wheatmore player, compiled four goals and three assists. She was second on the team in goals and her 11 points ranked third on the team. Bowman, a forward, appeared in 15 games, starting nine of those.

The Mountaineers placed third in the Sun Belt regular season for its best winning percentage in conference play with a 6-2-2 mark. There was a program-record eight shutouts on the way to the team’s most victories since 2018.

Appalachian State finished the season with a 9-6-3 overall record. The Mountaineers were upset in the Sun Belt Tournament quarterfinals with a 2-1 loss to James Madison.

Bowman scored goals in back-to-back games against Coastal Carolina and James Madison. The goal in the James Madison game came in the final 90 seconds and tied the game. She also had a goal against South Alabama, while she had two assists against Arkansas State.

Queen lands ODAC honor in first season

Former Wheatmore boys’ soccer standout Riley Queen received an Old Dominion Athletic Conference honor in his first men’s soccer season with Bridgewater College.

Riley Queen

Queen was named to the All-ODAC third team. He began only the third Bridgewater freshman to ever receive all-conference honors.

He scored five goals to go with two assists as the team’s leading scorer.

The Eagles posted a 7-4-6 record, marking the fewest losses for the team since the program began playing in 1942. Bridgewater was 3-4-3 in ODAC play.

Foust gives boost for Lynchburg hoops

Jonathan Foust has been in the starting lineup for the opening seven games during his first season on the University of Lynchburg men’s basketball team.

The former Providence Grove player, a junior forward, racked up 11 points in an 81-58 victory at Methodist.

Foust began his career with the Division III team with nine points in last month’s 99-45 home victory against Regent. The Hornets (4-3 overall, 2-1 Old Dominion Athletic Conference) won only six games all of last season.

Foust played the past two seasons for Davidson-Davie Community College.

Oakley places in  wrestling tourney

Appalachian State wrestler Ethan Oakley, a Wheatmore alum, captured eighth place during the weekend at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. That was the best finish among entrants for the Mountaineers.

Oakley went 4-3 in the 133-pound class. That included a 9-7 decision against No. 12-ranked Brendan Ferretti of Navy. He also defeated Brenden Barnes of Air Force, Cooper Birdwell of Wyoming and Reece Witcraft of Oklahoma State.

By Bob Sutton