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MARY LAWRENCE NEWTON
2013 tennis Roster Name
Hometown / High School
Cary, N.C. / Panther Creek
Wilmington, N.C. / Cape Fear Academy
Merry Hill, N.C. / Lawrence Academy
Jackson, N.C. / Northeast Academy
Rocky Mount, N.C. / Saint Mary’s
Goldsboro, N.C. / Eastern Wayne
Mary Lawrence Newton
Raeford, N.C. / Jack Britt
Cary, N.C. / Cary
Snowhill, N.C. / Laurel Springs
Goldsboro, N.C. / Wayne Country Day
Head Coach: Paul Huch Assistant Coach: Katie Miller
Athletic Facilities Weatherspoon Gymnasium The home to Meredith’s basketball and volleyball teams. The facility provides up-close seating for over 500 spectators. The complex also includes locker rooms, athletics offices, a training room, a fitness center, a 5,000 square-foot dance studio and a six-lane, indoor swimming pool.
Meredith Athletic Field and Track Complex The home to Meredith’s soccer, cross country and lacrosse teams. The complex includes a lighted competition level track, a FieldTurf artificial playing surface capable of supporting soccer and lacrosse games and a storage facility. Future phases of the project will include a grandstand, hospitality areas, support facilities, restrooms, brick arcade and locker rooms. The cross country team uses the complex as well as the College’s 225-acre campus and the Reedy Creek Greenway.
Meredith Softball Complex The home of Meredith softball has recently undergone several
Meredith Tennis Complex
renovations. The addition of irrigation to the Bermuda field and
The home of the Meredith tennis program includes six lighted
infield improvements have stepped up the playing conditions to
tennis courts. Recently, the courts were resurfaced with a new color
make it one of the best fields in the area. New dugouts have also
scheme—a “US Open Blue” inner court surrounded by a green outer
been completed to increase comfort for the players and enhance
court. This new color scheme helps to heighten the visibility of the
the game atmosphere.
ball for players and fans.
Coaching Staff paul huch - Head coach Meredith Record (Years).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40–18 (3) 2011 Record.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17–5 (8–1 USA South) Home Court. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meredith College Tennis Complex Alma Mater/Year. . . . . .. . . . . . . . University of St. Thomas (MN)/1992
Katie miller assistant coach Katie Miller joined Meredith College as
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the Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach in
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Paul Huch enters his fourth season
Miller graduated from Kutztown
as the head women’s tennis coach at
University in Pennsylvania with a dual
Meredith College. He led Meredith to
degree in Early Childhood Develop-
a No. 1 seed in the 2012 USA South
ment and Elementary Education. She received honors in academics
Conference Tournament after two con-
and played no. 3 singles for the Golden Bears. Before suffering a
secutive seasons with a second-place
career-ending injury, Miller held a winning record for the Division II
regular season finish. In each of his
first three seasons with the Avenging Angels, Meredith completed the season as runner-up in the league tournament. With Huch at the helm, standout player Puja Patel garnered USA South Women’s Tennis Rookie of the Year honors in 2011 and league Player of the Year accolades in 2011 and 2012. In addition, four Meredith players earned first team all-conference honors with four more claiming second and third team all-conference awards during his three-year tenure. Huch came to Meredith after completing eight seasons as the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Connecticut College in New London. Huch guided the Camels women’s tennis team to a 40-29 (.580) record between 2006-2009 as a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), the top Division III conference in the country featuring four teams in the top 17, including 2009 National Champion Williams College. Under Huch’s direction, the CC women’s teams were nationally ranked in the ITA National Poll from 2004-2007. In 2005, Huch led the Camel women to a 10-7 mark and garnered NESCAC Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year honors. He guided Connecticut to an 11-5 mark in 2004, matching the highest win-total in the history of the program. The Camels climbed to #24 in the ITA Division III Poll. Huch’s men’s program finished 8-8 in 2007, doubling their win total from the previous season and posting the best record for the program since 2000. Prior to his arrival in Connecticut, Huch directed the Macalester College women’s tennis program in St. Paul, Minnesota. During his two-year tenure, the 1999 squad posted the best record in school history. Since 2010, Huch serves as the Head Pro at Weekapaug Tennis Club in Westerly, Rhode Island, during the summer months. Huch is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul,
Prior to attending KU, Miller played two seasons at the no. 1 spot at NCAA Division III Albright College. She earned the Lions’ Most Valuable Player honor as a freshman and sophomore and served as team captain. Miller coached alongside of her father at Fleetwood High School in Pennsylvania, her alma mater. She was the first Fleetwood Tiger to qualify for the girls’ tennis district and state tournaments, and advanced in both singles and doubles play. Miller moved to North Carolina in 2012 to pursue a master’s degree at UNC Chapel Hill in Education and Business. She also serves as a pre-kindergarten teacher at The Grove School in Cary. Along with teaching, Miller coaches private individual and group lessons throughout the Cary-Morrisville-Raleigh area and works at Omega Sports in Morrisville.
USA South Athletic Conference Pennsylvania NJ
The USA South Athletic Conference is home to 13 institutions, five in North Carolina, four in Virginia, three in Georgia and one in Tennessee. Beginning with the 2012-13 year,
LaGrange, Piedmont and Maryville Colleges join Averett University, Christopher Newport University, Ferrum College, Greensboro College, Mary Baldwin College, Meredith Col-
lege, Methodist University, North Carolina Wesleyan College and William Peace University as full members. Agnes Scott College became a competing member of the conference in
the fall of 2009 as a women’s lacrosse only member. The 2013-14 year will see the transition of Christopher Newport into a football-only member, while Covenant College of Lookout Mountain, Ga., and Huntingdon College of Montgomery, Ala., join as full members.
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Meredith College Quick Facts
to Wendy Jones, interim sports information director, at joneswen@
Location .. ......................................... Raleigh, N.C.
meredith.edu, (919) 760-8811.
Founded .................................................. 1891
Enrollment ......................................... ...... 1,947
The 2012-13 sports season will feature most Meredith College
Nickname ...................................... Avenging Angels
home athletics events to be broadcast live and archived on the athletics website. The schedule for athletics events can be found on Meredith’s official athletics website at goavengingangels.com.
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Colors ................................ Maroon, Black and White Affiliation.................................... NCAA Division III Conference . . .................. USA South Athletic Conference President........................................... ..... Jo Allen
at goavengingangels.com throughout the 2012-13 season. The site
Athletics Director.................... Jackie Myers (Elon/1978)
features game notes, schedules, rosters, player and coach bios, game
Interim Sports Information Director.................. Wendy Jones
recaps and special news related to the program.
Senior Woman Administrator/Athletic Trainer..... Sharon Malley
Athletics Department Phone ................. (919) 760-8205 Athletics Website ....................... goavengingangels.com
Mailing Address... 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, N.C. 27607 SID Office Phone.............................. (919) 760-8811 SID Email. . ........................... firstname.lastname@example.org
Meredith College Athletics History Athletics at Meredith
NCAIAW state championship while the tennis team took the confer-
College began in
ence title. The golf team finished second in the AIAW Division III
1904 with the advent
national tournament in 1981, in Meredith’s first bid for a national
of Meredith’s Athletic
championship. Softball was added as a varsity sport during the
Association. The first
1985-86 academic year. The most recent varsity sports to be add-
ed were cross country in 2005 and lacrosse in 2012.
against other schools were held in 1904 with two games against St. Mary’s College. In the
In recent years at Meredith, there has been an increase in the compet-
early years, Meredith athletic activities included swimming, soccer,
itiveness of the athletics programs on a regional and national level in
horseback riding, tennis, baseball, basketball, golf, football and field
Division III. The program has had seven NCAA tournament bids across
hockey. The first events were primarily inter-class competitions. In
three different sports since 2001 (basketball 2001, 2003; tennis
1937, Meredith became a part of the United States Conference.
2003, 2007, 2009; and soccer 2007, 2008). In 2007, Meredith’s athletics identity became the “Avenging Angels” to emphasize the
In 1944, Meredith’s freshman-sophomore basketball team defeat-
prowess of Meredith athletes. The 2007-08 season marked the first
ed the team from what is now William Peace University, marking
year of competition in the
the beginning of a cross-town rivalry between the two Raleigh
USA South Athletic Confer-
colleges. In 1952, the basketball team and the field hockey team
ence. Meredith was the first
pulled out impressive victories against the University of North
single gender institution to
Carolina and Duke.
win a conference title with both tennis and soccer tour-
In 1970, Meredith athletics took on a new life with the completion
nament wins in 2008-09. The
of Weatherspoon Gymnasium. Volleyball and tennis saw their first
soccer team added a regular
winning seasons during the 1970s. In 1980, the golf team won the
season title in 2009.
Meredith College Athletics Program THE DIVISION III EXPERIENCE
61.9% of Meredith’s student-athletes finished the year with a 3.0 or
Meredith athletics teams participate in Division III of the National Colle-
higher GPA. Of those scholar athletes, 26.2% earned at least a 3.5 GPA,
giate Athletic Association. Meredith College fully supports the Division III
and five student-athletes were recognized with a 4.0.
experience that allows the student athlete to enjoy competitive sports and other activities throughout their college years. Division III athletics offers
student-athletes the opportunity to become well-rounded individuals who
In addition to the academic and fitness programs available, the
successfully integrate athletics and academics while experiencing all
athletic training staff provides excellent care for participants. The
aspects of college life. Student-athletes who compete at this level can
athletic training support staff consists of Head Athletic Trainer Sharon
receive academic and need-based financial assistance. The athletic de-
Malley and Assistant Athletic Trainer Heidi Roach. Dr. Doug Martini of
partment is staffed and funded like any other department in the College.
Cary Orthopaedic serves as the program’s team physician. In addition, Meredith College serves as a clinical site for the UNC-Chapel Hill
Undergraduate Athletic Training Program. Some of the services and
Meredith College’s commitment to academics is exemplified by its ath-
equipment provided in the Weatherspoon Gymnasium include a whirl-
letics teams. Each year, the USA South Athletic Conference recognizes
pool, hydrocollator, ultrasound, injury ice and electrical stimulation.
its student-athletes’ hard work in the classroom by naming an Academic All-Conference team. A student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 GPA in
each of the two semesters of a given year to be eligible. The Meredith
Members from each team are elected to the Student Athlete Advisory
athletics program extends its commitment to academic success by rec-
Committee that organizes support for each sport and also coordinates
ognizing student-athletes who earn a 3.5 cumulative GPA as members of
community service. Past volunteer work includes Special Olympics of Wake
the Athletics Director’s Club and those who earn a perfect 4.0 GPA with
County, Habitat for Humanity, Service Raleigh, and the USA South Athletic
the Vice-President’s Scholar-Athlete Award. During the 2011-12 season,
Conference’s Cans Across the Conference and Pennies for a Purpose.
about Meredith nis courts, a putting green, an athletic field and track complex and two miles of greenway connecting our campus to the community.
Campus Life • Total enrollment for 2012-13 is 1,947, which includes 1,665 undergraduate students and 282 graduate-level students. • Meredith sponsors juried student exhibitions, an active concert schedule, visiting artists and exhibitions featuring professional artists. • Students participate in theatre and dance performance troupes and a variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles. • Meredith students advance their leadership skills in programs such as the Emerging Leader Seminar Series, Officer and Advisor Train-
Academics and Special Programs • Meredith offers 32 majors. • Meredith awards Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of
ing, Sophie Lanneau Women’s Leadership Development Program and the LeaderShape® Institute.
Music; Bachelor of Social Work; Master of Business Administration;
Tuition and Financial Assistance
Master of Education; Master of Arts in Teaching; and Master of
• Tuition and fees for full-time undergraduate students in 2012-13 is
Science in Nutrition degrees. • The Undergraduate Research Program supports student/faculty partnerships in the pursuit of research and creative activity in all fields. College funds support these projects and underwrite travel
$29,186, with room and board at $8,348, for a total of $37,534. Cost for part-time students is $763 per credit hour, with a graduated fee schedule. • Meredith coordinates $42.5 million in financial aid annually.
costs for students presenting their work at conferences. 48% of Meredith students participate in undergraduate research with a faculty member. • Study abroad options include faculty-led summer programs in Italy, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Iceland, France, Spain and the United Kingdom. Meredith offers a semester study abroad program in Sansepolcro, Italy; students can also choose from a variety of semester and year-long travel opportunities throughout the world. Semester programs at the United Nations in New York City or in Washington, D.C. are also available. • Post-baccalaureate certificate programs at Meredith include a Paralegal Program, a Pre-Health Program, a Dietetic Internship Program, and a Didactic Program in Dietetics.
Faculty • The undergraduate student-faculty ratio is approximately 12:1. The average class size is 17. • Of the 121 full-time faculty members, 93% have earned doctoral or terminal degrees. Sixty-seven percent of the full-time faculty is female and 33% is male.
Campus and Facilities • Meredith’s 225-acre campus includes a 1,200-seat amphitheater on a lake, seven residence halls, a music library, art galleries, a research greenhouse, music practice rooms, auditoriums, a theater, concert halls, a student center, computer labs, a child care lab, a learning center, an autism lab, an astronomy observation deck, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a dance studio, lighted ten-
about raleigh • The capital city of North Carolina has a population of more than 400,000 • Raleigh is located 150 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean and 190 east of the Great Smoky Mountains • Raleigh has an annual average high of 70 degrees and low of 47 • Raleigh is a true college town; in addition to Meredith, it is home to NC State University, St. Augustine’s College, Shaw University and William Peace University. NC Central University, UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University are also located within 30 minutes of Meredith’s campus. • Area sports teams include Carolina Hurricanes (NHL), Carolina Mudcats (AA baseball), Durham Bulls (AAA baseball) and Carolina Railhawks (USL-1 soccer). • Raleigh is home to entertainment venues including the PNC Arena, Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion and the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Some recent artists: Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay and John Mayer. • Raleigh’s active arts scene is supported by the N.C. Museum of Art, which is connected to Meredith by a greenway that runs through campus. Other museums include the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
2013 Tennis Schedule Date Opponent Time
Date Opponent Time
at Averett * 12 p.m.
at William Peace * 3 p.m.
Roanoke 2 p.m.
N.C. Wesleyan * 3 p.m.
Methodist * 1 p.m.
vs. Wartburg @ Orlando, Fla.
Greensboro * 1 p.m.
vs. Grand Valley St. @ Orlando, Fla.
Chris. Newport * 1 p.m.
vs. Coe @ Orlando, Fla.
at Ferrum * 2 p.m.
vs. Simpson @ Orlando, Fla.
at Maryville (Tenn.) *
at Mary Baldwin * 12 p.m.
Piedmont * 1 p.m.
vs. Southern Va. @ Staunton, Va. 2:30 p.m.
LaGrange * 12 p.m.
* - Conference Game Home Games in bold
Schedule is subject to change. Visit goavengingangels.com for up-to-date information.
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