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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:34:00 ESTThe Western Carolina volleyball team had four members named to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) All-State Second Team following the conclusion of the 2016 season. Freshmen Meagan Sanchez and Aleah Keaton and juniors Katie O’Connor and Jo-Leigh VerVelde each earned the first all-state recognition of their careers.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:36:00 ESTWestern Carolina freshman libero Meagan Sanchez was today tabbed the Southern Conference’s Defensive Player of the Month for matches played during November.
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 21:56:00 ESTThe Western Carolina volleyball team entered as the underdogs Saturday as the #7 seeded Catamounts faced the #2 seed UNCG at the 2016 Southern Conference Championship in Birmingham, Ala. The first two sets told a different story as the Catamounts jumped out to a 2-0 lead over the Spartans but following the 10 minute halftime break UNCG responded winning the final three sets to claim the quarterfinal victory.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:47:00 ESTThe Western Carolina University volleyball team heads west for the 2016 Southern Conference Volleyball Championship hosted by Samford University Nov. 19-21. The Catamounts are in search of their fourth SoCon Tournament title and first since 1986.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:16:00 ESTFor the first time since 2011 and just the second time in program history, the Western Carolina volleyball team placed a pair of first-year teammates on the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team. Outside hitter Abigail Veit and middle blocker Aleah Keaton helped comprise the seven member 2016 All-Freshman Team. The pair join former Catamounts Caitlin Piechota and Jordan Timmermann as the only two pairs of Catamounts to earn all-freshman distinction. Piechota and Timmermann went on to have outstanding Catamount careers both achieving 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs.
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 18:05:00 ESTThe Western Carolina volleyball team closed out the 2016 regular season with a 3-0 sweep of The Citadel Saturday afternoon. The victory earned WCU the No. 7 seed in the upcoming Southern Conference Championship. WCU ended up in a tie in the standings with Furman at 6-10 but WCU earned the tiebreaker after scoring more points over the Paladins in their two matches, 138-132.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:26:00 ESTPlaying in a rare Friday afternoon match, the Western Carolina volleyball team fell 3-1 at Mercer in the Catamounts second to last regular season match of the season. The match featured a pair of lopsided sets, one of which went WCU’s way and the other going in Mercer’s favor, a set that went into extra points and an opening set that was close throughout. Sophomore Alyssa Zupan led the Catamount attack with 14 kills while junior Katie O’Connor added 12.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 20:57:00 ESTThe Western Carolina volleyball team dropped a highly competitive match at UNCG Wednesday night, 3-1. The Catamounts held leads in every set but the Spartans were able to pull away at the end for the victory. Freshmen Aleah Keaton continued her strong play of late as she led the Catamounts with 12 kills and five blocks. Fellow freshman Abigail Veit added 11 kills to the Catamount attack while digging up 13 Spartan attacks.
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 22:14:00 ESTFor the second match-in-a-row the Western Carolina volleyball team knocked off a defending Southern Conference champion. Last Saturday, the Catamounts downed the defending conference tournament champions Furman 3-0 and this Saturday evening WCU defeated the defending regular season champions Chattanooga 3-1 on Senior Night. WCU honored its lone senior Lauren Saxby prior to the match but it was the freshmen who stole the show as Abigail Veit and Aleah Keaton had standout performances for the Catamounts.
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 14:02:00 ESTFor just the third time in the last 18 matches against the Furman Paladins, the Western Carolina volleyball team came away with a victory. The Paladins have had WCU’s number over the past several years but Homecoming Saturday was another story as the Catamounts swept the visiting Paladins 3-0 including a dominating 25-11 first set victory. With just four matches remaining on WCU’s regular season schedule, the Catamounts put together one of their best offensive performances of the season compiling their third best hitting percentage of the season, .264.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 20:23:00 ESTThe Western Carolina volleyball team fell 3-0 Friday night to kickoff homecoming weekend in Cullowhee. The visiting UNCG Spartans endured a back-and-forth first set in route to a 3-0 sweep over the Catamounts. WCU saw the return of junior Gabby Edmondson who was limited to playing defense and produced 11 digs from the back row, just one off the team lead of 12 held by freshman libero Meagan Sanchez.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:45:00 ESTThe Western Carolina volleyball team dropped a hard fought match on the road Saturday night at Wofford, 3-1. The Terriers escaped the first two sets with a 2-0 lead despite the Catamounts holding late leads in both sets. WCU was able to take the third set but a wire-to-wire victory for the Terriers in the fourth set sealed the victory for Wofford.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:02:00 ESTDespite producing the second best hitting percentage of the season Friday night, the Western Carolina volleyball team was swept in Birmingham, Ala., by host Samford in Southern Conference action. WCU hit .277 as a team but it was not enough to stop the Bulldogs who swung at a .371 clip Friday evening in route to a 3-0 victory.