The Chattanooga Football Club announced separately Tuesday that two other familiar players have followed goalkeeper Phil D'Amico in being signed to stay with the team in its first professional season: midfielders Cameron Woodfin and Juan Hernandez — pending P1 visa approval in the Spaniard's case. He already has played five seasons for Chattanooga FC and had six goals and 10 primary assists in 29 games last year. Woodfin, who's from Old Hickory, Tennessee, had nine primary assists with two goals in his third CFC season, and he also helps in the organization's youth emphasis by coaching in the CFC Academy. "We are pleased and fortunate to have Cam returning to us for another season," coach Peter Fuller said in a release. "He is an excellent midfield player who can play in positions up front as well. He is a very good worker on both sides of the ball. His energy and technical ability will be counted on in our first season in NISA." Of Hernandez, Fuller said, "We are privileged to have Juan Hernandez back and signed with us for another year. Juan for a number of years has been the face of Chattanooga FC. It is only fitting that he be a major portion of our plans as we begin our venture in NISA." Said Hernandez: "I am blessed to sign my first pro contract and thankful that I can keep giving back to this team and this community through the sport I love."
* Covenant College beat the Brevard women 64-55 and the Berea men 81-76 in USA South basketball games Tuesday. At Covenant, Will Crumly had 28 points and 13 rebounds for the host Scots (11-7, 8-3), while Zack Allen was 5-for-7 on 3-point shots and totaled 19 points and three blocks. Chris Barnette contributed 15 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, and James Mitchell scored 14 points with four 3s. In North Carolina, the Lady Scots got 19 points from Cosette Kirsch and 15 plus four assists from Ruthie Moore. Margo Koby and Hannah Monday grabbed nine and seven rebounds.
' For the third time this season, Stetson University guard Kimia Carter from Brainerd High School is the ASUN women's basketball freshman of the week. She scored 15 and 16 points in Saturday's and Monday's games and totaled five 3-point baskets. She had three assists in Monday's win and is averaging 8.7 points a game for the season and 10.7 in conference contests. She averaged 31.7 for Brainerd last year, when she was a state Miss Basketball finalist.