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Benalcazar was one of two players to   start all matches during the 2020-21 season.

Deacon Spotlight: Nico Benalcazar

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor September 9, 2021

Now a junior on the Wake Forest men’s soccer team, Nico Benalcazar has tallied numerous significant accomplishments, both prior to attending Wake Forest and during his time here in Winston-Salem. The...

Chaney finished his senior high school season with 13 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. He had 25 tackles, three sacks and a fumble recovery as a junior in 2017.

Deacon Spotlight: Isaiah Chaney

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor August 26, 2021

Redshirt sophomore Isaiah Chaney has more to offer to the Wake Forest University community than just his football talents. The Cartersville, Ga. native discovered a passion for football in high school;...

Mascolo has pitched in nine games this season, and Wake Forest has won four out of his five starts. He threw a season-high five strikeouts at Appalachian State.

Deacon Spotlight: Reed Mascolo

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor April 22, 2021

Hailing from Fairfield, Conn., Reed Mascolo is a pitcher on the Wake Forest baseball team. After attending the Brunswick School and earning three varsity letters throughout his time in high school, Mascolo...

Maxwell has scored four goals this season, two against Boston College, one against Duke and one in Wake Forest’s most recent game against the University of Virginia.

Deacon Spotlight: Hannah Maxwell

Delaney McSweeney, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

Hannah Maxwell is a freshman forward from Forty Fort, Pa. In Spring 2020, Maxwell decided to graduate from high school early in order to train with the field hockey team at Wake Forest. However, she was...

Deacon Spotlight: Sam Hartman

Deacon Spotlight: Sam Hartman

Bry Richards, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

Sam Hartman is the starting quarterback for the Wake Forest football team. He is currently preparing for his redshirt junior year after making historic waves during the 2020-2021 season, ranking No. 28...

Deacon Spotlight: Hosei Kijima

Deacon Spotlight: Hosei Kijima

Khushi Arya, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

Hosei Kijima is a sophomore on the men’s soccer team. Though he is a defender, he essentially plays all positions. Originally from Yokohama, Japan, Kijima moved to the U.S. when he was 12 years old and...

Wade has already pitched in four out of seven games for the Demon Deacons.

Deacon Spotlight: Crawford Wade

Cooper Sullivan, Contributing Writer March 11, 2021

Crawford Wade is a freshman pitcher from Charlotte, N.C. on the Demon Deacon baseball team. The 6’4” lefty has appeared in four contests this season, mainly in relief duty. The No. 14 overall prospect...

Luciano Tacchi looking off to his teammates’ courts during his singles match against the Davidson Wildcats on Feb. 28 at the Wake Forest Tennis Center.

Deacon Spotlight: Luciano Tacchi

Christina Denovio, Assistant Sports Editor March 4, 2021

Joining the Wake Forest men’s tennis team all the way from Bella Vista, Argentina, Luciano Tacchi is a freshman new to campus this semester. Born in Córdoba before moving to Bella Vista, Tacchi attended...

Wake Forest goalie Andrew Pannenberg, who was drafted by Orlando City in this year’s MLS Draft, running with McNally.

Deacon Spotlight: Cole McNally

Bry Richards, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Hailing from Mount Airy, Md. Wake Forest goalkeeper Cole McNally is no stranger to soccer’s extraordinary world. McNally began playing soccer under his father’s wing at the tender age of three before...

Deacon Spotlight: Carter Whitt

Deacon Spotlight: Carter Whitt

Cooper Sullivan, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Class of 2021 basketball recruit Carter Whitt has arrived in Winston-Salem earlier than expected. The 6’4”, 180-pound early enrollee hails from Raleigh, N.C. where he played three years of high school...

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Deacon Spotlight: Calvin Harris

Khushi Arya, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

Calvin Harris plays forward for the men’s soccer team. A sophomore intending to major in Communication, Harris hails from Middlesbrough, England, but has moved between Hong Kong and New Zealand while...

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Deacon Spotlight: Rachel Kuehn

Will Zimmerman, Sports Editor November 5, 2020

Rachel Kuehn is a sophomore from Asheville, N.C., and a member of the Women’s Golf Team here at Wake Forest. She is planning on majoring in business and enterprise management.  She also has strong...

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