Dunbar's Colvin finding his place in N.C. State line


September 26, 2002|By Bill Free | Bill Free,SUN STAFF

North Carolina State, at 5-0, is one of the early season darlings of college football, and former Dunbar High standout Antoine Colvin has been part of the ride to a No. 17 ranking in the Associated Press Top 25.

Colvin is a second-year freshman offensive lineman on a team making signs that it could mimmick Maryland's surprising 2001 success in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He was on the field for 21 snaps in the first three games of the season as a backup to senior Shane Riggs at left guard, before moving to center to provide depth the previous two games.

"Antoine has a good future here because he does things the right way on the field, and he's committed to his academics," said Marty Galbraith, N.C. State offensive coordinator/offensive line coach. "He works hard in the weight room and is just a good athlete. He picked things up quick at center, snapping the ball well and getting downfield."

The 6-foot-2, 286-pound Colvin, an All-Metro first-team choice, played in the fourth quarter of a 65-19 romp over Navy Sept. 7 in Annapolis, the Wolfpack's third game of the season.

"We got into a real shootout last Saturday against Texas Tech [a 51-48 victory] and Antoine didn't get in that game," said Galbraith. "But he's going to play a lot for us because he can play left and right guard and center. He has good leverage, bends his knees well and is going to be even better when he gets stronger, like the other guys who have been here a while."

Another Baltimore-area offensive lineman, second-year freshman Brian Archis (Bel Air), is a third-team offensive guard for the Wolfpack. He has been in on nine snaps this season. Archis played at Hargrave Military Academy in 2000.

Helping the Jackets

Anthony Lawston (Eastern Tech), a backup outside linebacker as a junior at Georgia Tech, has three tackles in four games for the 3-1 Yellow Jackets.

Lawston, 6-3, 230, is backing up junior Kevaron Fox, who has 24 tackles, the second-best total on the team. As a sophomore last season, Lawston had 15 tackles, including two for losses, and one sack. He also had an interception.

Wolfing standing out

Sophomore outside hitter Emily Wolfing is off to a hot start for the 12-1 Washington and Lee volleyball team that tied the school record for best start last Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Virginia Wesleyan.

Wolfing (South Carroll) has 114 kills, 117 digs, 14 service aces, 10 blocks and a .231 hitting percentage. She tied the school record for digs in a match with 31 in a 3-2 victory over Rhodes Sept. 15.

Boosts from Boyd, Barr

Senior Lauren Boyd (Severna Park) and sophomore Nicole Barr (Broadneck) played leading roles last week in Gettysburg's 3-0 volleyball sweep of Widener.

Boyd served 21 consecutive points in the first game and had 32 assists in the match. Barr had 12 kills in the victory that improved Gettysburg to 6-9.

Perman helps Penn

Penn senior Chad Perman (Dulaney) shot a 5-under-par 208 as the Quakers finished 12th in the three-round, James Madison University Invitational golf tournament last week. Perman, who was named to the Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars team for the 2001-02 school year, shot a personal-best 67 in the third round.

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