Sports Performance


NSCA All-American Athlete of the Year


Kandice Hancock

Sport & Position: Field Hockey - Midfield
Hometown: Westover, Md.
High School: Washington
Height: 5-7

Kandice is one of the hardest working student-athletes I have had the opportunity to train during my time here at Salisbury University. Day-in and day-out, she is a tireless workhorse who is determined to improve her abilities. Each workout is given the utmost focus as it is seen as one element of the big picture. Kandice sets the tone for every workout with her attitude, the approach she takes and its relationship to the game. It is easy to see that just doing the minimum is not in her mindset. She will do everything possible to raise herself and her game to higher limits. As a freshman at Salisbury University, she had a remarkable season. Her level of play garnered the award of CAC Rookie of the Year and All-CAC first team honors. With all these awards, she could have settled, but Kandice put in a tremendous effort in the weight room seeing her strength and power capabilities increase during the offseason. With this dedication and work, Kandice repeated as an All-CAC first team selection and was honored as a NFHCA All-American second team selection. It has been a great pleasure to work with Kandice and I look forward to seeing her continue on the path of excellence. With the qualities Kandice possesses, there is no doubt in my mind that all of the goals she sets will be attained.


Greg Palmer

Sport & Position: Basketball - Guard/Forward
Hometown: Salisbury, Md.
High School: Salisbury Christian
Height: 6-5
Weight: 195

Greg is an extremely hard worker who truly feels that there is always room for improvement. His dedication to improving his game as a whole is unprecedented. Not only does Greg work and push hard in the weight room, but you can find him on the courts at 6 a.m. every morning working on his conditioning level, ball handling skills and jump shot. The work ethic that Greg developed and possesses has enhanced his game play on and off the court since his arrival at SU in 2006. As a freshman, Greg found very little playing time. He was a mere 6-foot-5, 175 pounds, athlete with average talent. He has now blossomed into an athlete who has grown into a 195-pound force who can virtually play any position on the floor. He has also seen his strength and power levels increased while his body fat percent has decreased. After an intense summer spent training at the University following his freshman year, Greg put up break out numbers as a sophomore. He was a starting shooting guard that could hit the three-point shot or drive hard to the basket while taking a few hits along the way. As a result of his performance, Greg was awarded a spot on the All-CAC second team. As a junior, Greg emerged as a captain and the guy everyone looked to as he led the 2008-09 squad to great heights. It is an absolute honor to work with Greg on a daily basis. To see him grow as an athlete, student and an individual is truly moving. His story is remarkable and still developing. With the qualities Greg possesses, his future, whatever it may be, is very bright.



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