Aundrae Allison - Football
Allison somersaulted into the end zone when scoring his first touchdown
during 2005’s spring practice. Back then, fans didn’t know what to
expect from the Georgia Military transfer. Allison was a highly touted
recruit when he originally signed with UNC, but few anticipated the
type of breakout season that included an assault on the prestigious ECU
record book. Instead of flaming out, Allison arrived on the scene to
deliver one of the most magical individual football seasons ever.
The junior receiver tallied an ECU single-season record in receiving
yards with 1,024. He was the first Pirate receiver to break the century
mark in a single-season while shattering the previous record by 127
yards. His 93.1 receiving yards-per-game ranked 19th nationally while
his catches-per-game (7.55) led Conference USA and were fourth
Had Allison not suffered a knee injury in the season finale, he may
have broke Terrance Copper’s single-season reception mark, which he
narrowly missed by four receptions. The junior also tallied five games
with receiving yards in excess of 100 yards, the most ever for an ECU
Allison was named to the All-C-USA team and started all 11 contests
while scoring seven touchdowns despite facing multiple double teams.
Jake Smith - Baseball
Smith was bothered by a hamstring injury throughout Billy Godwin’s
inaugural season, but still managed to be named second-team
All-American by Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball. The hard
hitting catcher became the first Pirate since 2004 to earn All-America
Smith finished his collegiate career with 29 home runs and 135 RBIs,
which ranks in the top 12 on ECU's all-time charts. During 2006, he
topped all Pirate hitters in seven categories including average, hits,
doubles, RBI, total bases and slugging percentage, while ranking second
in home runs with 13.
The Greensboro, N.C. native was selected to the first-team All C-USA
squad. He also was named C-USA Hitter-of-the-Week honors on Feb. 27.
Hector Cotto - Track
Cotto will compete in the NCAA national championship outdoor track meet
on June 7-10. The 110 meter hurdler recently finished third at the East
Regional in Greensboro to qualify for the national meet. It was Cotto’s
second consecutive trip to the regional meet.
The senior hurdler broke his own personal best and set an ECU record
time of 13.66 during the East Regional, breaking his previous mark of
13.78, which he set as a junior. The Cary, N.C. native finished second
in the C-USA Championships after posting a 14.00 mark. Cotto turned in
a strong outing at the Penn Relays, when he finished eighth (14.08) in
the college division and ninth in the championship heat (14.55).
Bryan Yasinsac -
Yasinsac made an immediate impact on Rick Kobe’s swimming squad, which
finished second in C-USA, after transferring from the University of
Florida. Yasinsac earned all-conference honors in four relay events and
set an ECU record in the 50-free (20.61).
The 6-foot-five-inch swimmer anchored the 200-medley relay (1:30.73),
400-medley relay (3:22.48), 200-freestyle relay (1:22.49) and the
400-freestyle relay (3:02.10), all of which topped C-USA. The
200-medley relay also established an ECU record time. In addition to
the 50-free, the Taylorsville, N.C. native led the team with top times
in the 100-free (45.61) and 200-free (1:41.65).
Chris Moore -
Despite getting released from the New Orleans Saints, Moore had a
memorable college campaign. The hard nosed and undersized middle
linebacker etched his mark on the ECU record book while also serving as
the senior emotional leader for the Pirates’ 5-6 resurgence.
Moore tallied 415 career tackles, which stands fourth all-time behind
former ECU greats Harold Randolph, Robert Jones and Pernell Griffin.
The 6-foot, 235-pound linebacker led the conference in tackles in 2004
( ) and finished third in 2005 ( ). The first-team C-USA selection led
C-USA in tackles for a loss. He started all 11 games in 2005 and
gritted out 38 games total for his career.
Top Five Female Athletes
of the Year
Meghan McCallion -
Despite soccer receiving little fan interest, McCallion made a large
dent in the ECU record books. McCallion, who is tied for the most games
played (80) with fellow senior Melissa Penney, also holds school
records in points per game (1.20), goals per game (0.49), shots
attempted (276), shots per game (3.45), while ranking second in assists
(18) and fourth in assists per game (0.22).
The four-year starter finished her collegiate career by becoming ECU's
all-time leading scorer (96), goal scorer (39) as well as the all-time
leader in games started (78) on her way to second-team All-Conference
The Long Island, N.Y. native led the team with nine goals, six assists
and 24 points en route to an 8-12-1 record. She was named to the 2005
All-Southeast second-team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of
America (NSCAA) and 2005 Soccer Buzz All-Southeast Region Third-Team.
Keli Harrell -
Harrell meant more to her team than any other female athlete, helping
the softball team to a 40-24 overall record while posting a fifth place
finish in C-USA. Consider that the first team all-conference junior
pitcher threw 255 2/3 innings while the next Pirate tossed just 78.1.
The J.H. Rose product’s gaudy numbers include tossing 27 complete
games, leading the league in strike outs (255) compared to 65 walks
while posting an impressive 1.75 ERA.
Harrell (26-15) earned five C-USA Pitcher-of-the-Week honors. The
Preseason Pitcher of the Year recorded 11 of the Pirates’ 13 league
wins and will likely shatter the conference career strikeouts list,
which she is currently second. The junior hurler struck out 10 or more
batters eight times and tossed her second career no-hitter on March 26.
Jasmine Young -
Young, a freshman point guard, led the team in assists (153), 3-point
field goals (50) and minutes played (1097) which was a single-season
school record. Young, who ranked 28th in the nation in assists per game
(5.3), averaged a team second-best 13.0 ppg and was the only Lady
Pirate to start all 29 games.
In only one season, the Richmond, Va. native into the school's
single-season top-10 in three categories. She ranked fourth in 3-point
field goals made (50), tied for fourth in steals (78) and tied for
eighth in assists (153). She racked up on post-season honors in C-USA
as she was named to the second-team, All-Freshman Team and became the
first Lady Pirate to earn Freshman-of-the-Year honors with her
In C-USA, she ranked second in steals (2.69 spg), fourth in assists
(5.28) and ninth in assist to turnover ratio (1.34). She was also named
MVP during a postseason banquet.
Rebecca Perry - Swimming
Perry helped to set six new swimming marks, including three new
individual varsity records. Perry qualified for the NCAA Championships
in the 50-free with a varsity record time of 22.88. She also
established varsity records in the 100 (50.83) and 200-free (1:49.10).
As the first leg, the N.C. State transfer and Greenville native
contributed to set varsity records in the 400-medley (3:48.07),
400-free (3:25.42) and 800-free (7:24.98) relays to earn all-conference
honors in each relay event. She also posted the third-best time in the
Lene Krog - Golf
Only a freshman, Krog helped lead ECU to its first ever C-USA Women’s
Golf Championship during Kim Lewellen’s first season as head coach at
the Ironwood Golf Course. Krog became the Pirates’ first individual
C-USA champion when she tallied a 54-hole score of 216 (74-72-70) to
win by a single stroke. Krog birdie five holes during the final round
and recorded the second-most birdies in the field with 11.
The Leir, Norway native notched four top-5 finishes in seven
tournaments during the regular season. Her fourth place finish in the
Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic earned Krog a second C-USA Golfer of the
Week honor. Throughout the season, she was ranked nationally by both
the Golfweek and Golfstat publications.