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COMPETING WITH INTEGRITY, DISCIPLINE, RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY


PLAYERS

JACQUELINE BENTON

CATHERINE BRYANT

SARAH DU BOSE

MARY KATHERINE FAGAN

CAILIN GOFF

CAROLINE HUNT

MACK THOMPSON

RAN ZHANG


2015 TENNIS ROSTER Name

Cl.

Ht.

Hometown/High School

Jacqueline Benton

Fr.

5'1"

Raleigh, N.C. / Broughton

Catherine Bryant

Jr.

5'3"

Raleigh, N.C. / Saint Mary's

Sarah Du Bose

So.

5'4"

Charlottesville, Va. / Virginia Episcopal

Mary Katherine Fagan

So.

5'0"

Raleigh, N.C. / Broughton

Cailin Goff

So.

5'10"

Dunn, N.C. / Triton

Caroline Hunt

Sr.

5'10"

Rocky Mount, N.C. / Saint Mary's

Mack Thompson

So.

5'2"

Goldsboro, N.C. / Wayne Country Day

Ran Zhang

Fr.

5'4"

Kumming, China / Kumming

Head Coach: Meredith Vincent Assistant Coach: Sarah Huffman

2013-14 TEAM STATISTICS Overall record: 13-5

Conf: 11-1

Home: 6-1

Away: 5-3

Neutral: 2-1

Overall

Dual

Tour

USAS

1

2

3

4

5

6

Strk

Last 10

Career

Taylor Brennan

9-4

9-4

0-0

6-2

-

-

-

1-0

8-4

-

W3

7-3

21-9

Sarah DuBose

2-5

2-5

0-0

2-3

-

-

1-0

0-1

1-0

0-4

L2

2-5

2-5

Cailin Goff

13-5

13-5

0-0

11-1

-

1-0

1-1

11-4

-

-

L1

7-3

13-4

Singles

Caroline Hunt

13-5

13-3

0-2

10-1

1-0

12-3

-

-

-

-

W3

8-2

41-24

Mary Lawrence Newton

14-6

11-5

3-1

9-1

-

1-1

10-4

-

-

-

L1

7-2

42-35

Puja Patel

12-7

11-6

1-1

9-2

11-6

-

-

-

-

-

L1

7-3

62-18

Mack Thompson

6-5

6-5

0-0

5-2

-

-

-

1-0

1-1

4-4

L2

5-4

9-6

72-41

68-37

4-4

55-14

12-6

14-4

12-5

13-5

11-6

6-11

.637

.648

.500

.797

.667

.778

.706

.722

.647

.353

Totals Percentage

Doubles Teams Caroline Hunt/Puja Patel

Overall

Dual

Tour

USAS

1

2

3

Strk

10

4-2

3-1

1-1

3-0

3-1

-

-

W2

4-2 0-1

Mary Lawrence Newton/Puja Patel

0-1

0-1

0-0

0-0

0-1

-

-

L1

Sarah DuBose/Cailin Goff

0-3

0-3

0-0

0-1

-

1-0

0-2

L3

0-3

Taylor Brennan/Mary Lawrence Newton

1-2

1-2

0-0

1-1

-

1-2

-

L2

1-2

Caroline Hunt/Mary Lawrence Newton

6-4

6-4

0-0

5-1

6-4

-

-

L2

6-4

Cailin Goff/Puja Patel

9-3

9-3

0-0

7-1

2-0

7-3

-

L1

7-3

Cailin Goff/Mack Thompson

1-0

1-0

0-0

1-1

-

1-0

-

W1

1-0

Taylor Brennan/Caroline Hunt

0-2

0-2

0-0

0-2

-

0-2

-

L2

0-2

Mary Lawrence Newton/Mack Thompson

1-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

-

-

1-0

W1

1-0

Sarah DuBose/Mack Thompson

1-2

1-2

0-0

1-1

-

-

1-2

L1

1-2

Taylor Brennan/Mack Thompson

3-2

3-2

0-0

2-0

-

-

3-2

L2

3-2

28-24

27-23

1-1

23-9

11-6

9-8

7-9

.538

.540

.500

.719

.647

.529

.438

Totals Percentage

Overall

Dual

Tour

USAS

1

2

3

Mary Lawrence Newton

Doubles

8-7

8-7

0-0

7-2

6-5

1-2

1-0

Puja Patel

13-6

12-5

1-1

10-1

5-2

7-3

-

Caroline Hunt

10-8

9-7

1-1

8-3

9-5

0-2

-

Sarah DuBose

1-5

1-5

0-0

1-2

-

0-1

1-4

Cailin Goff

10-6

10-6

0-0

8-2

2-0

8-4

0-2

No player

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

-

-

-

Taylor Brennan

4-6

4-6

0-0

3-3

-

1-4

3-2

Mack Thompson Totals Percentage

6-4

6-4

0-0

5-1

-

1-0

5-4

28-24

27-23

1-1

23-9

11-6

9-8

7-9

.538

.540

.500

.719

.647

.529

.438


COACHING STAFF MEREDITH VINCENT Meredith Record (Years).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-5 (1) 2014 Record........ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-5 (11-1 USA South) Alma Mater/Year... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ohio State University/2005 Phone. . .............. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (919) 760-8804 Email................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mtvincent@meredith.edu

Meredith Vincent joined the Meredith Athletics program as Head Tennis

SARAH HUFFMAN A Meredith alumnae and adjunct faculty member, Sarah Huffman, ’98, returned to her alma mater once again as the assistant tennis coach. Huffman played tennis during her four years at Meredith and served as the assistant coach nine consecutive

Coach in July 2013.

seasons after graduation.

Under new leadership, the Avenging

Huffman earned the team’s

Angels recorded just one conference

top awards while competing at

loss in 2014 and advanced to

Meredith and served as team captain. She graduated with honors

the USA South Tournament

with a Bachelor of Science in Child Development, including minors in

championship match as the second

Exercise & Sports Science and Physical Education.

seed. Four players earned an AllConference nod with two named to the All-Tournament team. One of Meredith’s most decorated student-athletes, Puja Patel earned a nomination for the prestigious 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

Beginning in 1995 Huffman built a career in fitness, including an 18year tenure with the YMCA. She served as a group fitness instructor and advanced as the director before changing professional directions. Supervisor to over 80 instructors, Huffman’s team offered more than

Vincent assumed her new role with the Avenging Angels after

150 unique fitness classes through the YMCA. Huffman currently

completing seven years with the Emory University Eagles. She was

teaches fitness classes at several higher education institutions in

named associate coach of the Eagles women’s tennis program in July

Raleigh, including Meredith.

2011 after joining the staff in the fall of 2006. In her seven seasons with the Eagles, Vincent helped the team to five University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships and six trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament, including a pair of second-place finishes. In addition Emory claimed the 2010 and 2011 ITA National Indoor Championships during her tenure with the program. Vincent was recognized as the Atlantic South Region’s Assistant Coach of the Year in both 2009 and 2010 and was part of the UAA Coaching Staff of the Year on four occasions. While at Emory, the Eagles compiled an overall record of 136-46 with 22 all-America honors and three UAA MVP awards. Vincent also brings four years of Division I playing experience to Meredith. She played two seasons for Virginia Tech before transferring to Ohio State to complete her eligibility in 2005. During her senior year with the Buckeyes, Vincent led the No. 1 doubles pair. A native of Cincinnati, Vincent served as both the tennis pro and the teaching professional at the Hyde Park Tennis Club in addition to teaching at the College of Wooster, Denison University and Virginia Tech camps. Vincent graduated from Ohio State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Caroline Hunt leads the Avenging Angels tennis team.


USA SOUTH ATHLETIC CONFERENCE The USA South Athletic Conference is home to 13 institutions across the Southeast. Full members include Averett University, Covenant College, Ferrum College, Greensboro College, Huntingdon College, LaGrange College, Piedmont College, Mary Baldwin College, Maryville College, Meredith College, Methodist University, North Carolina Wesleyan College and William Peace University. Christopher Newport remains in the conference as an affiliate member for football.

SPORTS INFORMATION MEDIA INFORMATION All inquiries about interviews, press credentials, broadcasting requests and other related sports information requests should be sent to Wendy

MEREDITH COLLEGE QUICK FACTS

Jones, assistant athletic director/sports information director,

Location .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raleigh, N.C.

at joneswen@meredith.edu, (919) 760-8811.

Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........ 1891

BROADCASTING INFORMATION

Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....... 1,885

The 2014-15 sports season will feature live video streaming of most

Nickname.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Avenging Angels

Meredith College home athletic events. The schedule for athletic

Colors.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maroon, Black and White

events can be found on Meredith’s official athletics web site at www.goavengingangels.com.

GOAVENGINGANGELS.COM Follow the Avenging Angels on Meredith’s official athletics web site at www.goavengingangels.com throughout the 2014-15 season. The site features game notes, schedules, rosters, player and coach bios, game recaps and special news related to the program.

Affiliation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Division III Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USA South Athletic Conference President.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... Jo Allen Athletic Director.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jackie Myers Asst. Athl. Dir./Sports Info. Dir... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wendy Jones Senior Woman Administrator/Athletic Trainer.. . . . . Sharon Malley Athletics Department Phone .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (919) 760-8205

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Athletics Web Site.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . goavengingangels.com Mailing Address.. . . . . . . 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607 SID Office Phone.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (919) 760-8811 SID Email.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . joneswen@meredith.edu

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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, lacrosse, track and field, and cross country teams. The complex includes a lighted competition level track to support the College’s newest sport of track and field, 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

Mack Thompson focuses on her opponent.

the Reedy Creek Greenway.

MEREDITH SOFTBALL COMPLEX

MEREDITH TENNIS COMPLEX

The home of Meredith softball has recently undergone several

The home of the Meredith tennis program includes six lighted tennis

renovations. The addition of irrigation to the Bermuda field and

courts with windscreens. Over the summer of 2013, the courts were

infield improvements have stepped up the playing conditions to

resurfaced once again with the “US Open Blue” inner court surrounded

make it one of the best fields in the area. Dugouts increased

by a green outer court. This color scheme helps heighten visibility of

comfort for players, and a new backstop will enhance the game

the ball for players and fans.

atmosphere and improve spectator safety.

MEREDITH COLLEGE ATHLETICS PROGRAM THE DIVISION III EXPERIENCE

MEDICAL SERVICES

Meredith athletics teams participate in Division III of the National

The athletic training staff provides excellent care for student-athletes.

Collegiate Athletic Association. Division III athletics offers student-

The athletic training support staff consists of head athletic trainer,

athletes the opportunity to become well-rounded individuals who

Sharon Malley, and Assistant Athletic Trainer Heidi Roach. Dr. Doug

successfully integrate athletics and academics while experiencing

Martini of Cary Orthopedic serves as the program’s team physician. In

all aspects of college life. Student-athletes who compete at this level

addition, Meredith College serves as a clinical site for the UNC-Chapel

can receive academic and need-based financial assistance. The

Hill Undergraduate Athletic Training Program. Services and equipment

athletic department is staffed and funded like any other department in

provided include a whirlpool, hydrocollator, ultrasound, injury ice and

the College.

electrical stimulation.

ACADEMICS

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Meredith College’s commitment to academics is exemplified by

Members from each team are elected to the Student Athlete Advisory

its athletics teams. Each year, the USA South Athletic Conference

Committee that organizes support for each sport and also coordinates

recognizes its student-athletes’ hard work in the classroom by naming

community service. Past volunteer work includes Special Olympics

an Academic All-Conference team. In 2014, 60 Meredith students were

of Wake County, Habitat for Humanity, Service Raleigh, and the USA

named to the team. The Meredith athletics program further recognizes

South Athletic Conference’s Cans Across the Conference and Pennies

student-athletes who earn a 3.5 cumulative GPA as members of the

for a Purpose.

Athletics Director’s Club and those who earn a perfect 4.0 GPA with the Vice-President’s Scholar-Athlete Award.


WHAT MAKES US STRONG Chartered in 1891, Meredith College is one of the largest independent private women’s colleges in the U.S. Meredith also offers coeducational graduate programs in business, education and nutrition, as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs in pre-health and business, a dietetic internship program, a didactic program in dietetics and a paralegal program. Rankings: Meredith College is consistently ranked in the top 10 colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report, and one of the “Best Colleges in the Southeast” according to The Princeton Review. Majors, minors and concentrations: 80

Average class size: 17 Faculty: 122 full-time teaching faculty members. 91% of fulltime professors hold doctoral or terminal degree in their field. Internships: Recent placements include Credit Suisse, Lenovo, RTI International, SAS, and Michael Kors.

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina Enrollment: 1,885 including 241 graduate students. Students come from 30 states and 42 countries.

Multicultural students: 25% Student/faculty ratio: 12:1

2 MEREDITH IS ONE OF ONLY TWO WOMEN’S COLLEGES IN THE WORLD ACCREDITED BY THE ASSOCIATION TO ADVANCE COLLEGIATE SCHOOLS OF BUSINESS.

94 PERCENT OF OUR STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN INTERNSHIPS, UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OR ANOTHER KIND OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING.

Student clubs and organizations: 100 Freshmen who receive financial assistance: Over 95% Average amount of financial assistance awarded to freshmen: $25,369

31 PERCENT OF MEREDITH STUDENTS STUDY ABROAD. (COMPARE THAT TO A 9% NATIONAL AVERAGE.)

Athletics: 7 NCAA Division III teams, New Spring 2016 – Track and Field. Campus: Historic 225-acre campus includes a 1,200-seat amphitheater on a lake, seven residence halls and student apartments, student center, indoor swimming pool and fitness center, athletic field and track complex.

98.5 PERCENT OF OUR GRADUATES ARE EMPLOYED OR PURSUING GRADUATE STUDY WITHIN 9 MONTHS OF GRADUATION.


2015 TENNIS SCHEDULE Date Opponent

Time

Sept. 19

vs. USTA/ITA South Regional Championship @ Decatur, Ga. 9 a.m.

Sept. 20

vs. USTA/ITA South Regional Championship @ Decatur, Ga. 9 a.m.

Oct. 3

vs. Methodist University Invitational @ Fayetteville, N.C. 9 a.m.

Oct. 4

vs. Methodist University Invitational @ Fayetteville, N.C. 9 a.m.

Oct. 5

vs. Methodist University Invitational @ Fayetteville, N.C. 9 a.m.

Feb. 12

at Mount Olive

2 p.m.

Feb. 14

Barton

11 a.m.

Feb. 18

Chowan

3 p.m.

Feb. 27 Mar. 1

at Covenant *

4 p.m.

at Maryville (Tenn.) *

11 a.m.

LaGrange *

12 p.m.

Huntingdon *

1 p.m.

Mar. 7 Mar. 8

* Conference Bold: Home event

Date Opponent

Time

Mar. 9 Mar. 21

Bluefield Col.

2 p.m.

at Averett *

12 p.m.

Mar. 25 Mar. 27 Mar. 28 Mar. 29

at William Peace *

4 p.m.

Ferrum *

3 p.m.

at Piedmont *

12:30 p.m.

Salem

2 p.m.

Apr. 3

N.C. Wesleyan *

3 p.m.

Apr. 4

Methodist *

12:30 p.m.

Apr. 7

Greensboro *

2:30 p.m.

Apr. 11

at Roanoke

TBA

Apr. 12

at Mary Baldwin *

12 p.m.

Apr. 17

USA South Quarterfinals

TBA

Apr. 18

USA South Semifinals

TBA

Apr. 19

USA South Finals

TBA

Schedule is subject to change. Visit goavengingangels.com for up-to-date information.

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