Emilie Kupsov ’20
Soccer player joins elite company
Women’s soccer forward Emilie Kupsov ’20, an exercise science major, has lit up the scoreboard since her freshman year, and the senior recently joined elite company by reaching the 20-goal plateau. Kupsov, a two-time All-Big South first-team selection and a USC All-Southeast Region honoree, hit that milestone this season to become only the fourth player in Longwood’s Division I era with at least 20 goals. At the end of October, she ranked fourth on the list with 21 career strikes behind former standouts Amanda Spencer ’17 (26), Lindsey Ottavio ’12 (25) and Kelsey Pardue ’13 (24).
Casey Williams ’21 (Photo by Big South Conference)
Junior leads every race
Women’s cross country junior Casey Williams ’21 enjoyed a breakout season in 2019, setting personal bests and leading Longwood in every single race this fall. The perennial Longwood pack leader, who is a business major, set those marks in the 4K, 5K and 6K, and now holds spots on Longwood’s all-time top 10 in both the 4K and 6K. She ran the third-fastest 4K in school history to start the season, continuing a three-year career that has seen her finish as Longwood’s top runner in all but three of her career races.
Student committee collects hygiene supplies for area schools
The Longwood Student Athlete Advisory Committee focused its community service efforts locally this fall, initiating a drive to collect hygiene supplies that will help keep K-12 students in Prince Edward County Public Schools healthy during flu season. The group set up donation centers at field hockey, soccer and softball games during the fall, along with the basketball programs’ Lancer Madness event. Donated items included hand sanitizer, tissues, antibacterial wipes and disinfectant sprays.