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Front Row (L-R): Kortnie Curry, Lauren Fox, Megan Epperson, Taylor Pritchett. Second Row: Sariah Suryadevara, Candace Niemiec, Laura Thomas, Kallai Johnston, Molly Corhn. Back Row: Dana Oliver, Jessica Singewald, Megan Mitchell, Taylor Clendenin.


General Information

2011 Bobcat Women’s Volleyball

Staff Directory

Quick Facts

Position Athletic Director Assistant Athletic Director Assistant Athletic Director Compliance Officer Community Relations Manager Sports Information Director Faculty Athletic Representative Athletic Operations

Phone 828-898-2483 828-898-8897 828-260-6698 828-898-8783 828-898-8725 828-898-3510 828-898-8870 828-898-8725

Athletic Training Rita Smith Joe Hawkins Bradley Huff Michael Nyquist Jill Sparrow

Position Director of Athletic Training/SWA Head Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer

Phone 828-898-8768 828-898-8892 828-898-3193 828-898-8892 828-898-8892

M. Basketball Scott Polsgrove Steve Hardin Gordon Polsgrove

Position Head Men's Basketball Coach Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Phone 828-898-8897 828-898-8855 828-898-8897

W. Basketball Sebastian Wild Tasha Taylor Nicole Jackson

Position Head Women's Basketball Coach Assistant Women's Basketball Coach Student Assistant Coach

Phone 828-898-2482 828-898-3431

M/W Cross Country Thomas Cason

Position Head Cross Country Coach

Phone 828-898-8967

Cycling Luke Winger

Position Head Cycling Coach

Phone 828-898-3432

M. Lacrosse Brendan Arthur

Position Head Men's Lacrosse Coach

Phone 828-898-2480

W. Lacrosse Nick Wagner

Position Head Women's Lacrosse Coach

Phone 828-898-2538

M. Soccer Lee Squires Jim Hart Adam Burden

Position Head Men's Soccer Coach Assistant Men's Soccer Coach Student Assistant Coach

Phone 828-898-8801 828-898-8801

W. Soccer Cally Morrill Nick Whiting

Position Head Women's Soccer Coach Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

Phone 828-898-8771 828-898-8927

Softball Merritt Yackey

Position Head Softball Coach

Phone 828-260-6698

M/W Tennis Keith Turner

Position Head Men's Tennis Coach

Phone 828-898-2547

M/W Track and Field Ley Fletcher Jeff Watson Thomas Cason

Position Head Men's Track and Field Coach Assistant Coach/Throws Assistant Coach/Distance

Phone 828-898-2562 828-898-8783 828-898-8967

M. Volleyball James Goodridge

Position Head Men's Volleyball Coach

Phone 828-898-8891

W. Volleyball Wes Schneider

Position Head Women's Volleyball Coach

Phone 828-898-8714

Credits The 2011 Lees-McRae College Women’s Volleyball Media Guide is published by the LMC Sports Information Office, Whitney Noble, Director. Written, compiled, and edited by: Whitney Noble, Phillip Greene, Craig McPhail, and Wes Schneider. Principle photography by: Phillip Greene and Jeff Watson. About the Cover: This year’s cover features senior Megan Epperson. Cover Design by: Whitney Noble using Adobe Photoshop. Photography by Phillip Greene. Printing: Pulp Printing, Bristol, Tenn.

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School...................................... Lees-McRae College Location.................................Banner Elk, NC 28604 Founded........................................................... 1900 Enrollment......................................................... 700 President........................................ Dr. Barry Buxton Director of Athletics........................... Craig McPhail Senior Woman Administrator..................Rita Smith Faculty Athletic Representative.... Dr. James Carson Nickname.....................................................Bobcats School Colors..........................Green (Pantone 626) & Gold (Pantone 123) Arena..................................... Williams Gymnasium Capacity............................................................. 700 Religious Affiliation..................... Presbyterian, USA National Affiliation......................... NCAA Division II Conference............................. Conference Carolinas Head Athletic Trainer........................... Joe Hawkins Coaching Staff Head Coach...................................... Wes Schneider Alma Mater......................Loyola Marymount, 1996 Record at Lees-McRae (Yrs.)........... 25-8 (One year) Career Record (Yrs.)........................ 25-8 (One year) Women’s Volleyball Office Phone....(828) 898-8771 Email..................................... schneiderw@lmc.edu 2010 Overall Record.......................................... 25-8 2010 Conference Record..........................18-0 (1st) Starters Returning/Lost......................................5/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost.............................7/5 Sports Information Director............................................ Whitney Noble Alma Mater..........................................Tampa, 2008 Office Phone....................................(828) 898-3510 Cell Phone........................................(813) 957-7546 Fax....................................................(828) 898-8742 Email............................................ noblew@lmc.edu

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2011 Team Photo....................... Front Inside Cover Quick Facts............................................................ 1 Table of Contents.................................................. 1 About the Cover.................................................... 1 Credits................................................................... 1 College Administration......................................... 2 LMC Staff............................................................... 3 Head Coach Wes Schneider.................................. 4 Assistant Coach James Goodridge........................ 4 Student Assistant Kyle Gauger.............................. 4 Assistant AD Merritt Yackey.................................. 5 Assistant AD Jeff Watson...................................... 5 Sports Information Dir. Whitney Noble................ 5 Community Relations Mgr. Phillip Greene............ 5 2011 Roster........................................................... 6 Pronunciation Guide............................................. 6 Roster Breakdown................................................. 6 2011 Preview........................................................ 7 Player Profiles.................................................. 8-11 2010 Review....................................................... 12 2010 Statistics..................................................... 13 2010 Results....................................................... 14 Conference Carolinas.......................................... 15 2010 Conference Review.................................... 16 Bobcat Honor Roll............................................... 17 Record Book................................................... 18-19 The College......................................................... 20 Athletic Facilities......................... Back Inside Cover 2011 Schedule.......................................Back Cover

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Administration Craig McPhail Scott Polsgrove Merritt Yackey Jeff Watson Phillip Greene Whitney Noble Dr. James Carson David Shervington


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2011 Bobcat Women’s Volleyball Barry M. Buxton

Craig McPhail

President

Director

The Board of Trustees of Lees-McRae College announced the appointment, effective June 1, 2010, of Barry M. Buxton as president of Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina. Dr. Buxton officially became the fifteenth president in the 110-year history of the four-year liberal arts college during the inauguration ceremony on October 2, 2010. Before coming to Lees-McRae College, Buxton most recently served as Vice President for Special Projects at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he was responsible for major gift solicitation, leadership development, and foundation relations. He also served as executive liaison to the Savannah, Atlanta, and European Boards of Visitors. A native of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, Dr. Buxton has a long history of involvement with non-profit organizations in Appalachia. During the decade of the 1980s, he served as Executive Director of the sixteen-member Appalachian Consortium. In this capacity, he worked with faculty on research projects, scholarly conferences, and publications related to Appalachia. In 1987, he received a distinguished service award from the Blue Ridge Parkway in recognition of the historic studies he conducted of Mabry Mill, Moses H. Cone Estate, Davey Farm, and Brinegar Cabin. Dr. Buxton has served as president of science and history museums in North Carolina, Texas, and Georgia. In Houston, he worked with former President and First Lady George and Barbara Bush and the Harris County Medical Society to establish the Museum of Health and Medical Science. He was vice president of the North Carolina Grass Roots Science Museums and a co-founder of the Houston Museum District Association. An award-winning author who has written and edited over a dozen books, his centennial history of Blowing Rock, A Village Tapestry, was recognized as the best local history book in North Carolina in 1989. In a diverse career spanning 35 years, he has been a teacher, researcher, publisher, editor, and community leader with extensive international experience. He has served as a consultant to such diverse organizations as the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Tennessee State Board of Regents, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Texas A&M University. Dr. Buxton is a past member of the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Nebraska Humanities Council. Buxton holds two degrees from Appalachian State University, where he received his teacher certification and was an E.F. Lovill Fellow. His Ph.D. is from the University of Nebraska, and his dissertation was titled “Job Satisfaction of College and University Presidents.” Throughout his career, Dr. Buxton has received high marks for rolling up his sleeves and getting involved in community projects. He was the first non-hospitality professional to be chosen to serve as Chairman of Savannah’s powerful Convention and Visitors Bureau. He was also a member of the Chamber of Commerce executive committee and served on the boards of Bethesda Home for Boys, YMCA, the Lucas Theatre, Historic Savannah Foundation, and the Savannah Economic Development Authority. In North Carolina, he was statewide Chairman of Project Assist (a smoking cessation initiative), and a board member of United Way and the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Buxton is married to artist Deborah Keyes Buxton and they have two sons: Loren, a technology executive in Nebraska, and Peter, who lives in New York City and works in television and commercial production. Dr. Buxton’s avocational interests include tennis, bicycling, and landscape architecture.

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College Administration

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Athletics

Craig McPhail is in his third year as Director of Athletics at Lees-McRae College. McPhail oversees all day-to-day operations of the Lees-McRae athletic department and the 18 sports the college sponsors. In his first year the athletic teams had great success, with the men’s soccer program competing for the national championship, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s tennis and men’s track and field reaching the NCAA Division II tournaments. The Bobcats’ success on the field rivaled what they did in the classroom as 159 student-athletes made the Presidential Honor Roll for athletics, the second-most in Conference Carolinas. Several key areas were improved in his first year as the department received a full-time NCAA Director of Compliance, added banners to the gym documenting the department’s NCAA success, upholstery of weight room equipment complete with signage and banners, window decals, painting of the front entryway and asphalt seal coating. Renovated softball facilities, outdoor tennis complex, press box, reintroduction of the Hall of Fame and a Bobcat Club have also each been a part of his short time at the helm. McPhail previously served as the assistant athletic director at Lees-McRae, working with community service projects, managing the awards banquets, handling the publicity and marketing of the athletic department and monitoring the overall experience of the studentathletes at Lees-McRae. He has served on several committees within the College for retention, judicial review, graduation and community service. He has also represented the College as a member of CoSIDA, United States Cross Country/Track Coaches Association, USA Track and Field, Conference Carolinas chair for both cross country and track and field and recently finished his appointment as chair of the NCAA Division II Cross Country/Track and Field committee. As the head men’s and women’s cross country coach for 11 years, his teams had great success in and out of the classroom with 13 conference championships in men’s and women’s cross country, as well as track and field, a program whose re-instatement he was an integral part of. He has coached 73 all-Conference student-athletes, 31 of those gaining all-Region honors, while watching them regularly receive Academic AllAmerica honors over the past decade. McPhail’s peers have voted him Conference Coach of the Year 11 times, and he has also garnered Regional Coach of the Year three times. Additionally, he has guided 38 Lees-McRae student-athletes to NCAA Division II National Championships. McPhail’s time in the community has been well served with numerous organizations, including the local Young Life organization, the Special Olympics torch run, the Banner Elk Christian Fellowship Church, as well as a Lees-McRae Mountain Day athletic coordinator, Wooly Worm Road Race organizer, Turkey Trot organizer, and as a caddy at Diamond Creek Golf Club. He graduated from Winthrop University with a degree in mass communications (journalism) and a minor in interpersonal speech. McPhail also has a Master’s degree in sport management from Georgia Southern University. McPhail is married to the former Jill Clawson. They are the proud parents of 10-month old son Elijah Boggs McPhail.

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Athletics Staff

2011 Bobcat Women’s Volleyball

Dr. James Carson Faculty Athletic Representative

Thomas Cason M/W Cross Country Head Coach M/W Track & Field Asst. Coach/Distance

Ley Fletcher M/W Track & Field Head Coach

James Goodridge Men’s Volleyball Head Coach

Phillip Greene Community Relations Manager

Steve Hardin Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach

Jim Hart Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach

Joe Hawkins Head Athletic Trainer

Bradley Huff Assistant Athletic Trainer

Craig McPhail Director of Athletics

Cally Morrill Women’s Soccer Head Coach

Whitney Noble Sports Information Director

Michael Nyquist Assistant Athletic Trainer

Gordon Polsgrove Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach

Scott Polsgrove Assistant Athletic Dir. Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Wes Schneider Women’s Volleyball Head Coach

David Shervington Athletic Operations Director of Camps

Rita Smith Director of Athletic Training SWA

Jill Sparrow Assistant Athletic Trainer

Lee Squires Men’s Soccer Head Coach

Tash Taylor Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach

Keith Turner M/W Tennis Head Coach

Nick Wagner Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach

Jeff Watson Asst. AD/Compliance M/W Track & Field Asst. Coach/Throws

Nick Whiting Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach

Sebastian Wild Women’s Basketball Head Coach

Merritt Yackey Softball Head Coach Assistant Athletic Dir.

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Brendan Arthur Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach


2011 Bobcat Women’s Volleyball

Coaching Staff

Wes Schneider

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Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Loyola Marymount University, 1996 Wes Schneider is in his second season at the helm of the women’s volleyball program at Lees-McRae College. Prior to taking the reins of the program, Schneider served as the Bobcats’ assistant coach during the 2009-10 season. Schneider continued to build on the program’s championship pedigree in 2010, guiding the Bobcats to a 25-8 overall record and a perfect 18-0 mark in Conference Carolinas play, leading Lees-McRae to the school’s 12th regular season conference title in the last 14 years. The Bobcats closed out the season strong, winning nine straight matches to capture their 12th conference tournament championship and punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament. The Bobcats placed four on the all-conference teams, including a trio of first team selections. Senior Whitney Justice was named the Conference Carolinas Player of the Year for the second straight season, joining Megan Mitchell and Megan Epperson on the first team as Dana Oliver garnered third team recognition. Schneider also played a key role in the success of the men’s team, as the Bobcats posted a 16-10 overall record and 5-3 mark in conference play en route to a second-place finish in the league standings. The Bobcats showed tremendous signs of improvement in 2011, posting a trio of victories against NCAA Division I opponents and pushing No. 11 Penn State University to five sets. Schneider was a key part of the Bobcats’ success in his first year with the program, helping the Bobcats sweep the conference regular season and tournament titles. He also played a pivotal role on the men’s side, as the Bobcats compiled an 8-11 overall record and a 5-3 mark in conference play en route to a second-place finish in the league’s inaugural season of men’s volleyball. Before coming to Lees-McRae, Schneider spent two seasons as the assistant coach under Jon Stevenson in 2007-2008 at Cal Poly. Prior to his stint at Cal Poly, Schneider served as the men’s and women’s head coach at NAIA Hope International University in Fullerton, Calif. While at Hope International, Schneider’s men’s team set the school’s single-season win record in 2006, posting a 15-7 record and claiming the seventh spot in the final AVCA rankings. Prior to his elevation to head coach at Hope International, Schneider served as the assistant coach for five seasons. Schneider began his playing career at Golden West Junior College before transferring to Loyola Marymount. While at Loyola, Schneider averaged 4.30 kills per game and tallied 205 digs in his first season with the Lions. During his senior campaign at Loyola, Schneider average 3.70 kills per game while totaling 196 digs. Schneider resides in Banner Elk with his wife Nicole, their two daughters, Mia (6) and Allie (3), and son Toby (10 months).

James Goodridge Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach Florida State University, 2006 James Goodridge is in his second season as the head men’s volleyball coach and assistant women’s coach at Lees-McRae College. Goodridge took the men’s program to new heights in 2011, leading the Bobcats to a 16-10 overall record and a 5-3 mark in Conference Carolinas play. Under Goodridge’s guidance, the Bobcats posted a trio of victories over NCAA Division I opponents, and nearly upsetting No. 11 Penn State University in a five-set thriller. The Florida State graduate also played a pivotal role in the success of the women’s program, as the Bobcats compiled a 25-8 overall record while posting a perfect 18-0 mark in conference play en route to the program’s 12th regular season title in the last 14 years. Lees-McRae closed out the season with a nine-match winning streak, capturing the program’s 12th conference tournament championship while punching their ticket to the NCAA Tournament for the 11th time in the last 12 years. Goodridge joined the Bobcats from conference foe Mount Olive College, where he served as the interim women’s coach and led the Trojans to the conference tournament championship match as the fifth seed in 2008. During the following men’s season, Goodridge was named the program’s associate head coach. Prior to joining the Trojan staff, Goodridge served as the assistant coach of the men’s and women’s programs at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. Goodridge also served as the head coach of the men’s club team at Florida State University. Goodridge graduated with a Bachelor of Science in sport management from Florida State in 2006, and later received his Master of Arts in sport and fitness from the University of Central Florida.

Kyle Gauger Student Assistant Coach Kyle Gauger is in his second year as a student assistant coach with the Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball program. Gauger is responsible for xxx, xxx, and xxx. A native of Penfield, N.Y., Gauger is a three-year letterman with the Bobcat men’s volleyball program as a defensive specialist. Over the past three seasons, Gauger has appeared in 47 matches, tallying 348 digs in that span, as well as 55 kills and 16 service aces. Gauger is currently in his senior year at Lees-McRae, majoring in sport management with a minor in business administration.

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Support Staff

2011 Bobcat Women’s Volleyball

Merritt Yackey Assistant Athletic Director External Operations Merritt Yackey is in his second season as the assistant athletic director for external operations at Lees-McRae. Yackey assists with fundraising efforts and special projects within the Bobcat athletic department and its 17 intercollegiate sports. Yackey is also in his second year as the Bobcats’ head softball coach, taking the reins of a program that finished the 2009 season with a 23-19 overall record, which marked the school’s first winning campaign in 10 years. In his first season with the Bobcats, Yackey led the program to a 12-32 record and a 5-13 mark in Conference Carolinas play. He took the Bobcats to new heights in 2010, leading Lees-McRae to a 26-27 overall record and the program’s first-ever winning season in conference play with a 10-8 mark against league opponents. For his efforts, Yackey was named the Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year, as the Bobcats placed four on the all-conference teams. Yackey brings over 25 years of experience in higher education. He was Director of Development/Special Giving at Albion College from 1988-1993, Director of Development at Converse College from 1995-1996, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving at Catawba College from 1997-2000, Special Assistant to the President/Campaign Director at Limestone College from 2000-2002, Vice President for Development at Mansfield University from 2002-2004 and Vice President for Advancement at Lees-McRae College from 2004-2007. Yackey also served as the head softball coach at local Avery High School from 2007-2009.

Assistant Athletic Director/Compliance Anderson University (S.C.), 2004 Jeff Watson is in his third year as the Director of Compliance, and first as an assistant athletic director for the Lees-McRae athletic department. During the 2009-2010 school year, Watson represented Lees-McRae and Conference Carolinas in Anaheim, Calif. as the recipient of the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association/NCAA Division II Grant. Watson, a graduate of Anderson University, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and a minor in public relations. At Anderson, Watson was a member of the men’s track and field team and named the team’s MVP in 2003. During his career, he finished in the top ten of every meet in which he competed. He also set school records in the shot-put and discus.

Whitney Noble Sports Information Director University of Tampa, 2008 Whitney Noble is in his second year as the Sports Information Director in the Lees-McRae athletic department. Noble is responsible for all sports information needs of Lees-McRae’s 18 intercollegiate sports. Noble joins the Bobcats from nearby Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn., where he served as the Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations for two years. While at Tusculum, Noble served as the primary contact for the Pioneer men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s basketball, softball, cross country, and men’s and women’s tennis programs. A native of Boxborough, Mass., Noble completed his Bachelor’s of Science degree in sport management from the University of Tampa in May 2008. Noble worked in the Spartans’ sports information office as a student assistant from 2004-07, before being named to the assistant director post prior to the 2007-08 academic year. During his undergraduate years at Tampa, Noble covered 13 of UT’s 16 athletic teams in various capacities, serving as the primary contact for men’s soccer in 2006 and 2007, as well as baseball in 2008. While at Tampa, he helped write and design several media guides for soccer, baseball, basketball, and volleyball, as well as being the primary designer of the 2008 baseball media guide. The 2006 Tampa Men’s Soccer media guide, which he helped produce, was selected third in the nation (Division B) by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Noble brings a tremendous amount of championship experience with him, having been an integral part of the sports information staff at a number of NCAA Tournament events throughout his career, including serving as the primary statistician and media contact for the 2008 NCAA Division II Southeast Region Men’s Soccer Tournament, which was hosted by Tusculum. In 2007-08, he also served on the statistics staff for the NCAA Division III Soccer National Championship in Orlando, Fla. and the NCAA II South Regional Baseball Tournament, hosted by Tampa. In 2007, he also worked with ESPN with the Arena Football Playoffs in Tampa.

Phillip Greene Community Relations Manager Milligan College, 2002 Phillip Greene is in his second season as the Community Relations Manager for the Lees-McRae Athletic Department. Greene spent the previous year as the sports editor and photographer for The Avery Post, a local newspaper in Newland, N.C., and as a youth minister at Elk Park Christain Church in Elk Park, N.C. Greene wears multiple hats for the Lees-McRae Athletic department including: managing the department’s travel schedule, game day set up, community events during athletic contests and assisting the sports information director with feature stories, photos, public relations and Lees-McRae Honors Night. Greene is a graduate of Milligan College where he majored in communications with a minor in youth ministry.

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Jeff Watson


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The Roster

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2011 Lees-McRae Bobcats

No. 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 11 13 15 16 22

Name Megan Mitchell Candace Niemiec Dana Oliver Megan Epperson Taylor Clendenin Molly Corhn Jessica Singewald Sariah Suryadevara Lauren Fox Taylor Pritchett Laura Thomas Kallai Johnston

Pos. S DS OH RS/OH OH L/DS MB L MB S RS MB

Ht. 5-9 5-6 5-9 5-11 5-11 5-5 6-1 5-6 5-11 5-10 5-9 5-10

Yr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr.

Hometown/Previous School Minden, Nev./Douglas HS Huntington Beach, Calif./Edison HS Davie, Fla./Hollywood Hills HS St. John, Ind./Lake Central HS Statesville, N.C./North Iredell HS Hendersonville, N.C./West Hendersonville HS Port St. Lucie, Fla./South Florida CC Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore HS Garland, Texas/Sachse HS Apex, N.C./Middle Creek HS Broadway, N.C./Western Harnett HS Statesville, N.C./North Iredell HS

Pronunciation NEE-mic

Cluh-EN-duh-EN-in CUH-orn SING-wuh-ALL-duh Suh-RUH-I-ah Sur-EE-duh-VER-AA

Kuh-AL-uh-LEH

Head Coach: Wes Schneider Assistant Coach: James Goodridge Student Assistant Coach: Kyle Gauger

Alphabetical

No. Name

7 Taylor Clendenin

8 Molly Corhn

6 Megan Epperson

13 Lauren Fox

22 Kallai Johnston

2 Megan Mitchell

3 Candace Niemiec

5 Dana Oliver

Front Row (L-R): Kortnie Curry, Lauren Fox, Megan Epperson, Taylor Pritchett. Second Row: Sariah Suryadevara, Candace Niemiec, Laura Thomas, Kallai Johnston, Molly Corhn. Back Row: Dana Oliver, Jessica Singewald, Megan Mitchell, Taylor Clendenin.

15 Taylor Pritchett

9 Jessica Singewald

11 Sariah Suryadevara

16 Laura Thomas

Roster Breakdown By Class Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior

5 2 3 2

By State/Country California Florida Indiana Nevada North Carolina Ohio Texas

1 2 1 1 5 1 1

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By Position Setter Defensive Specialist Outside Hitter Right Side Libero Middle Blocker

2 2 3 2 2 2

*Two players listed at Multiple positions By Height 5-5 5-6 5-9 5-10 5-11 6-1

1 2 3 2 3 1

By Major Art & Design Athletic Train Biology Business Admin Elementary Ed Physcial Ed Pre-pro Bio Secondary Ed Wildlife Bio

2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1

Birthdays by Month January February March April May June July August September October November December

0 1 1 0 3 3 0 0 1 2 0 1

Birthdays by Year 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993

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Youngest Kallai Johnston

17

Oldest Jessica Singewald

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Tallest Jessica Singewald

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Shortest Molly Corhn

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Season Preview

Lees-McRae rebounded from early struggles last fall to put together a solid campaign, posting a 25-8 overall record and an unblemished 18-0 mark in league play en route to the program’s 12th regular season conference championship. The Bobcats went on to win the conference tournament title for the 12th time in school history, sweeping each match of the tournament in straight sets to punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament. Several Bobcats garnered individual recognition last season, including Whitney Justice (Connelly Springs, N.C.), who earned Daktronics NCAA Division II all-Southeast Region honors for the second straight season. Justice was also named the Conference Carolinas Player of the Year for the second year in a row, while being named the league’s scholar athlete. Megan Epperson (St. John, Ind.) and Megan Mitchell (Minden, Nev.) joined Justice on the all-Conference Carolinas First team, while Dana Oliver (Davie, Fla.) earned a spot on the third team. RETURNERS Epperson and Singewald are back for their senior seasons, and are expected to provide a veteran presence on a youthful team with a target on its back as the conference’s preseason title favorite. A native of St. John, Ind., Epperson took a tremendous step forward during her junior season last fall, leading the Bobcats in total kills (383) and kills per set (3.25). The two-time all-Conference Carolinas honoree also ended the season ranked second in the conference in kills per set. Singewald will likely fill the void left by Justice at middle blocker, returning for her senior year after seeing limited action last season. The Port St. Lucie, Fla. native appeared in 19 matches last fall, including five starts. Juniors Taylor Clendenin (Statesville, N.C.), Mitchell and Oliver also return to the projected starting rotation after solid sophomore campaigns. Mitchell earned a spot on the all-conference team for the second straight season last fall, leading the league in assists per set with an average of 9.81 helpers per frame. Clendenin put together a solid season in 2010, averaging over two kills per set while posting career highs Junior Taylor Clendenin in assists, service Third on the team in kills last season

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aces, and digs. Oliver earned a spot on the all-conference team as a libero last season, moving from her natural outside hitter position and finishing the campaign ranked third in the league in digs. Also returning Junior Megan Mitchell for the Bobcats is 2010 all-Conference Carolinas First team sophomore Lauren Fox (Garland, Texas), who took the court in 27 matches last fall, recording 116 kills and 61 digs while ranking second on the team in total blocks (62). Redshirt freshman Candace Niemiec (Huntington Beach, Calif.) is also back this fall after sitting out all of last season. NEWCOMERS The Bobcats welcome five promising newcomers into the fold this season, including four talented freshmen and a gifted sophomore. Molly Cohrn (Hendersonville, N.C.) joins the Bobcats for her sophomore season, coming to Lees-McRae from West Hendersonville High School, where she was a member of the state and conference championship team. Lees-McRae is also joined this season by freshmen Sariah Suryadevara (Cincinnati, Ohio), Taylor Pritchett (Apex, N.C.), Laura Thomas (Broadway, N.C.), and Kallai Johnston (Statesville, N.C.), who are each expected to make an impact on Sophomore Lauren Fox the program this fall. Second on the team in blocks last season Suryadevara joins the Bobcats from Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she was a threetime all-conference performer. Pritchett comes to Lees-McRae from Middle Creek High School in Apex, N.C., where she was a twotime all-conference performer while also holding the school record in the pole vault as a track and field athlete. Thomas dons the Green and Gold following a successful prep career at Western Harnett High School in Lillington, N.C., where she was a two-time all-conference selection and four-year starter. Johnston joins the Bobcats from North Iredell High School in Statesville, N.C., where she won multiple awards. OUTLOOK The Bobcats will rely on one of the conference’s seasoned veteran corps this fall, facing a demanding schedule and high expectations as the favorite to win the conference regular season title. Coach Schneider’s squad must come together right out of the gate, facing off against the region’s top three teams from a season ago on its opening weekend.

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The Lees-McRae women’s volleyball team is poised for a run at the program’s 13th Conference Carolinas title in the last 15 years, returning five starters from last season’s squad, which ran the table in league play en route to both the conference regular season and tournament crowns. With seven returners and a gifted recruiting class at his disposal, second-year coach Wes Schneider expects nothing from the best from this season’s Senior Megan Epperson 2010 all-Conference Carolinas First team squad.

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2011 Bobcat Women’s Volleyball Megan Epperson

Jessica Singewald

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Senior ∙ Outside Hitter ∙ 5-11 St. John, Ind. Lake Central HS

In the record book: Third all-time in kills (1012), digs areer ighs (945), and service aces (114)…Sixth in block solos (53) and block assists (150)…Seventh in kills per Cat. No. Date Opponent set (2.83), total blocks (203), and points per set Kills 21 9.11.10 Fort Lewis (3.51)…Eighth in sets played (357) and matches Pct. .562 11.5.10 Mount Olive played (100)...As a junior (2010): All-Conference Digs 23 10.28.08 Pfeiffer Carolinas First team…Conference Carolinas allAsst. 3 Five times Tournament team… Led the team and second Aces 10 9.25.09 Mount Olive in the conference in kills (383) and kills per set Blocks 10 10.1.08 Pfeiffer (3.25)… Second on the team in points (447), digs (314), and digs per set (2.66)…Recorded 18 doubledoubles, including 10 in conference play…Posted at least 10 kills in 26 of 33 matches…Notched at least 10 digs in 19 matches…Opened the season with a double-double against USC Aiken (Sep. 3), notching 12 kills and 14 digs…Recorded at least eight kills in 27 straight matches (Sep. 4-Nov. 9)… Posted five straight double-doubles (Sep. 6-11)… Season-high 21 kills and 19 digs against Fort Lewis (Sep. 11)…Followed with 19 kills and 15 digs against UC-Colorado Springs (Sep. 11)…Five straight double-doubles in conference play (Sep. 24-Oct. 2)… Season-high six consecutive double-doubles (Oct. 16-27)…Equaled a season-high with 19 digs and added 18 kills at Lenoir-Rhyne (Oct. 22)…Notched a season-high .562 hitting percentage with 10 kills on 16 swings against Mount Olive (Nov. 9) in the first round of the conference tournament…Seasonhigh five blocks against Queens (Nov. 12) in the semifinal round…Tallied 13 digs against Wingate (Nov. 19) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...As a sophomore (2009): All-Conference Carolinas Second team…Second on the team and eighth in the conference in kills per set (2.91)…Second on the team in points (449.5), points per game (3.59), digs (322), and digs per set (2.58)…Notched 10 double-doubles…Posted at least 10 kills in 20 matches…Notched at least 10 digs in 14 matches…Season-high 19 digs against Charleston (Aug. 28)…Posted a double-double with 16 kills and 13 digs against Lincoln Memorial (Sep. 4)…Notched a season-high 17 kills against St. Andrews (Sep. 19) and Lenoir-Rhyne (Sep. 22)…Season-best four straight double-doubles (Oct. 23-24)…Equaled a season-high with 17 kills and added 15 digs against Anderson (Nov. 13)…Posted nine kills and 18 digs against Flagler in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...As a freshman (2008): Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year…Ranked 10th in the conference in blocks per set (0.75)… Second on the team in kills (2.32), blocks per set (0.75), digs (309), and digs per set (2.71)… Posted six double-doubles…Had at least 10 kills in 12 matches…Posted at least 10 digs in 13 matches…Notched 14 kills against West Virginia State (Aug. 30)…Posted double-doubles against Lenoir-Rhyne (Sep. 9) and Lincoln Memorial (Sep. 13)…Season-high 15 kills against Mars Hill (Sep. 13)…Back-to-back 12-kill performances against Limestone (Sep. 20) and Belmont Abbey (Sep. 23)…Had nine kills and 17 digs against Pfeiffer (Oct. 1)…Posted a double-double against Mount Olive (Oct. 24) with 12 kills and 21 digs…Notched a doubledouble against Pfeiffer (Oct. 28) with 11 kills and a season-high 23 digs…Posted 18 digs in the regular season finale at Barton (Nov. 8)...High School: Graduated from Lake Central High School in St. John, Ind…Coached by Amber Alm…All-conference and all-region first team…Offensive Player of the Year…Played club volleyball for Celtic Force…Coached by Kim Rosenlund…Personal: Born on May 8, 1990 in St. John, Ind…Daughter of Daurss and Pattie Epperson…Has one sister, Julianne…Majoring in business administration…Plans to attend graduate school...More about Megan: Favorite book: “Something Borrowed”…Favorite midnight snack: Oreos…Favorite movie: “The Town”…Favorite musical artist: Rascal Flatts…Favorite song: “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” by Jake Owen…Favorite sports teams: Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago White Sox…Favorite color: Purple…Favorite food: Deep dish pizza…People Megan most admires: Her parents.

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Senior ∙ Middle Blocker ∙ 6-1 Port St. Lucie, Fla. South Florida CC

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As a junior (2010): Appeared in 19 matches, including five areer ighs starts…Posted 27 kills and a .229 hitting percentage…Notched 17 blocks and 15 digs…Recorded Cat. No. Date Opponent three kills, three digs, and two service aces against Kills 4 Two times UC Colorado Springs (Sep. 11)…Tallied at least two Pct. .750 10.1.10 Mount Olive kills in seven straight matches (Oct. 1-22)…RecordDigs 3 Three times ed at least one block in six straight matches (Oct. Asst. 1 9.3.10 Wingate 1-19)…Posted three kills on four swings against Aces 2 Two times Mount Olive (Oct. 1)…Season-high four kills and Blocks 4 10.8.10 Limestone four blocks at Limestone (Oct. 8)… Equaled her season-high with four kills at Queens (Oct. 19)... Previous School (2008-09): Attended South Florida Community College…Named Best Offensive Player...High School: Graduated from St. Lucie West Centennial High School in Port St. Lucie, Fla…Recipient of the Coaches Award...Personal: Born on Dec. 30, 1989 in Stuart, Fla…Daughter of David and Patty Singewald…Has one sister, Kayla…Father David ran cross country at Pace University…Majoring in elementary education…Plans to pursue a career as a kindergarten teacher and volleyball coach…More about Jessica: Favorite book: “Harry Potter”… Favorite midnight snack: Chocolate ice cream… Favorite movie: “Pride and Prejudice”…Favorite musical artist: Sublime…Favorite song: “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele…Favorite sports team: LMC volleyball…Favorite athletes: Professional volleyball players Misty May and Kerri Walsh…Favorite saying by Coach Schneider: “Let’s be great!”…Jessica can’t imagine a week without: Dancing…Jessica’s advice to kids: “Never give up! Chase your dreams”…Favorite color: Green… Favorite food: Chocolate…Favorite sports other than volleyball: Football, swimming, soccer…People Jessica most admires: Her parents…What people don’t know about Jessica: She still has Pokemon cards…When Jessica was a kid, she tried to be like: The Spice Girls.

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Jessica Singewald’s Career Statistics Year 2010 TOTAL

SP-MP 40-19 40-19

K K/S 27 0.68 27 0.68

E 11 11

TA Pct. 70 .229 70 .229

A A/S SA Digs D/S BS BA TB 1 0.03 4 15 0.38 0 17 17 1 0.03 4 15 0.38 0 17 17

Megan Epperson’s Career Statistics Year 2008 2009 2010 TOTAL

SP-MP 114-32 125-35 118-33 357-100

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K/S 2.32 2.91 3.25 2.83

E TA Pct. 123 855 .166 169 1019 .191 190 1016 .190 482 2890 .183

A 11 23 30 64

A/S SA 0.10 37 0.18 46 0.25 31 0.18 114

Digs 309 322 314 945

D/S 2.71 2.58 2.66 2.65

BS 26 14 13 53

BA TB 59 85 51 65 40 53 150 203

2011 Senior Class From Left to Right: Megan Epperson, Jessica Singewald.

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Player Profiles Taylor Clendenin Junior ∙ Outside Hitter ∙ 5-11 Statesville, N.C. North Iredell HS

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Taylor Clendenin’s Career Statistics Year SP-MP K K/S E TA 2009 112-32 288 2.57 123 730 2010 113-32 249 2.20 114 706 TOTAL 225-64 537 2.39 237 1436

Pct. .226 .191 .209

A 1 34 35

A/S SA Digs D/S BS BA TB 0.01 5 76 0.68 3 55 58 0.30 33 281 2.49 7 24 31 0.16 38 357 1.59 10 79 89

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Junior ∙ Setter ∙ 5-9 Minden, Nev. Douglas HS

In the record book: Second in program history in total areer ighs assists (2137)…Third in assists per match (9.89)… Tenth in service aces (82)...As a sophomore Cat. No. Date Opponent (2010): All-Conference Carolinas First team… Kills 10 11.5.10 Mount Olive Conference Carolinas all-Tournament team… Pct. .909 11.5.10 Mount Olive Conference Carolinas Player of the Week…ThirdDigs 19 Two times best single-season assist total (1156) in program Asst. 55 10.5.10 Pffeiffer history…Fifth-best single-season assist average in Aces 5 10.1.10 Mount Olive program history (9.81)…Posted at least 40 assists Blocks 4 Two times in 10 matches …Five matches with at least 50 assists…Had at least three service aces in seven matches…Five double-doubles…Posted at least five kills in nine matches…Led the team and the conference in assists, assists per match…Led the team in service aces (50)…Fourth on the team in digs (208) and digs per set (1.76)…Back-to-back matches with 51 assists against Fort Lewis (Sep. 11) and UC-Colorado Springs (Sep. 11)…Posted a double-double against Fort Lewis with 51 assists and a season-high 19 digs…Notched six kills on seven swings against Queens (Sep. 13) to post a .857 hitting percentage…Posted six kills and 41 assists against Limestone (Sep. 24)…Notched 52 assists against Belmont Abbey (Sep. 29)…Recorded a season-high 55 assists at Pfeiffer (Oct. 5)…Posted eight kills on nine swings at Limestone (Oct. 8) to go along with 42 assists…Season-best 10 kills and .909 hitting percentage at Mount Olive (Nov. 5)... As a freshman (2009): All-Conference Carolinas Second team…Conference Carolinas Player of the Week…Fourth-best single-season assist average (9.99) in school history…Fifth-best single-season assist total in program history (979)…Led the team in total assists, assists per set, and service aces (32)…Fifth in digs (188) and digs per set (1.92)…Appeared in 29 matches…Posted at least 40 assists in seven matches…Five double-doubles…Posted 35 assists and a season-high six kills against Carson-Newman (Sep. 5)…Notched a double-double with 47 assists and 14 digs against Pfeiffer (Sep. 12)…Posted six kills with a season-best hitting percentage of .714 at St. Andrews (Sep. 19)…Back-to-back matches with at least 40 assists against Lenoir-Rhyne (Sep. 22) and Mount Olive (Sep. 25)…Notched at least 45 assists while posting a pair of double-doubles in back-to-back matches against Limestone (Oct. 10) and Lander (Oct. 23)… Season-high 49 assists against Lander…Had 45 assists against Anderson (Nov. 6)…Nearly tallied a double-double with 47 assists and nine digs against Flagler (Nov. 20) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament...High School: Graduated from Douglas High School in Minden, Nev…Coached by Suzi Townsell…MVP of the Las Vegas High School Invitational and Sierra League as a senior…Three-time all-Northern Nevada selection…Named to the all-State Academic Team on three occasions…All-State Academic Team MVP as a senior… Three-time all-Sierra League honoree…Played club volleyball for Silver State Volleyball Club…Coached by Justin Malley...Personal: Born on May 10, 1991 in Santa Barbara, Calif… Daughter of Andrew and Beth Mitchell…Has one brother, Trevor…Majoring in business administration with minors in psychology and mathematics…Member of Sigma Beta Delta, Alpha Chi, and the honors program...More about Megan: Favorite movie: “The Town”… Favorite musical artist: Jason Aldean…Favorite saying by Coach Schneider: “Let’s be great today”…Most thrilling moment in sports: Back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances… Favorite color: Purple…Favorite food: In’n’out Burger.

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Megan Mitchell’s Career Statistics Year SP-MP K K/S 2009 98-29 67 0.68 2010 118-33 116 0.98 TOTAL 216-62 183 0.85

E 9 25 34

TA 173 325 498

Pct. A .335 979 .280 1158 .299 2137

A/S 9.99 9.81 9.89

SA 32 50 82

Digs 188 208 396

D/S BS BA TB 1.92 6 30 36 1.76 5 35 40 1.83 11 65 76

2011 Junior Class From Left to Right: Dana Oliver, Taylor Clendenin, Megan Mitchell.

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As a sophomore (2010): Appeared in 32 matches, includareer ighs ing 29 starts…Third on the team in kills (249), kills per set (2.20), digs (281), and digs per set (2.49)… Cat. No. Date Opponent Posted five double-doubles and one triple-douKills 18 9.29.10 Belmont Abbey ble…Season-high 33 assists at Converse (Sep. 6)… Pct. .583 9.18.10 Coker Three straight double-doubles (Sep. 10-11)…NearDigs 19 10.22.10 Lenoir-Rhyne ly posted a double-double with 13 kills and nine Asst. 5 10.27.10 Belmont Abbey digs against Limestone (Sep. 24)…Notched a seaAces 5 10.30.10 Coker son-best .571 hitting percentage against Converse Blocks 6 Three times (Sep. 25)…Season-high 18 kills at Belmont Abbey (Sep. 29)…Posted a triple-double with 15 kills, 22 assists, and 11 digs at Pfeiffer (Oct. 5)…Season-high 19 digs at Lenoir-Rhyne (Oct. 22)…Recorded a double-double with 11 kills and 11 digs against Pfeiffer (Nov. 2)...As a freshman (2009): Appeared in 32 matches…Third on the team in kills (288) and kills per set (2.57)…Fifth in blocks (58)…Posted 11 kills in her collegiate debut against Davis & Elkins (Aug. 28)…Recorded a season-high .571 hitting percentage against Francis Marion (Aug. 29)…Notched at least 10 kills in four straight matches (Sep. 5-15)… Season-high seven digs against Carson-Newman (Sep. 5)…Posted eight kills and a season-high six blocks at Coker (Sep. 18)…Four straight matches with at least 10 kills (Sep. 22-30)…Notched 15 kills against Limestone (Oct. 10)…Season-high 16 kills at Lander (Oct. 23)…Recorded 12 kills and six digs against Flagler (Nov. 20) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament...High School: Graduated from North Iredell High School in Statesville, N.C…Coached by Natalie Triblle...Most Improved…Recipient of the Raider Award for putting the team before herself…Two-time all-conference and all-county selection…Led the team in blocking in 2008…Member of 2009 state championship team...Personal: Born on Feb. 10, 1991 in Statesville, N.C…Daughter of Tim Clendenin, Jerry Turner, and Susan Turner…Has one brother, Matthew Turner, and one sister, Casey Clendenin…Cousin Logan Feimster plays football at Wake Forest…Majoring in art and design with a minor in business administration…Plans to attend graduate school...More about Taylor: Favorite midnight snack: Oreos…Favorite movie: “Pirates of the Caribbean”���Favorite musical artist: Jason Aldean…Favorite saying by Coach Schneider: “Squirrel!”…Most thrilling moment in sports: Winning the state championship in high school…Taylor’s advice to kids: “Don’t give up”…Favorite color: Purple…Best advice Taylor has ever been given: “Obstacles don’t have to stop you, just find a way around them”…When people first meet Taylor, they think: She’s really quiet.

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2011 Bobcat Women’s Volleyball Dana Oliver

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Kills 10 11.5.10 Mount Olive Pct. .909 11.5.10 Mount Olive Digs 19 Two times Asst. 55 10.5.10 Pffeiffer Aces 5 10.1.10 Mount Olive Blocks 4 Two times

Dana Oliver’s Career Statistics Year SP-MP 2010 106-31 TOTAL 106-31

K K/S 14 0.13 14 0.13

E 21 21

TA Pct. 86 -0.81 86 -0.81

A A/S SA Digs D/S BS BA TB 53 0.50 0 393 3.71 0 0 0 53 0.50 0 393 3.71 0 0 0

Molly Corhn Sophomore ∙ Defensive Specialist ∙ 5-5 Hendersonville, N.C. West Hendersonville HS

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High School: Graduated from West Hendersonville High School in Hendersonville, N.C…Coached by Jan Stanley…Member of state and conference championship team…Played club volleyball for Biltmore Volleyball Academy… Coached by Tony Fontanelle...Personal: Full name is Molly Caroline Corhn…Born on June 2, 1992 in Hendersonville, N.C…Daughter of Glenn and Shawn Corhn…Has an older sister, Allyson (24), and an older brother, Daniel (21)…Sister Allyson played volleyball for CarsonNewman College…Majoring in physical education…Plans to pursue a teaching and coaching career...More about Molly: Favorite books: “Water for Elephants”, The Bible…Favorite midnight snack: S ‘mores…Favorite movies: “The Incredibles”, “Twilight”…Favorite musical artists: Eric Church, Miranda Lambert…Favorite song: “You Make It Look So Easy” by Eric Church…Favorite sports teams: Boston Red Sox, Duke, Clemson, Appalachian State… Favorite athletes: US Olympic volleyball players Misty May and Kerri Walsh…Molly can’t imagine a week without: Sleep…Molly is as good as anyone at: Talking…Molly’s advice to kids: “Go after what you want, and always follow your heart”…Favorite color: Purple… Favorite foods: Steak, salad, Italian…Favorite sport other than soccer: Baseball…People Molly most admires: Her mother, sister, God, Jesus…Best advice Molly has ever been given: “Don’t settle for anything less than great”…What people don’t know about Molly: She can be shy…When Molly was a kid, she tried to be like: Her sister, Allyson...When people first meet Molly, they think: She’s sweet, funny, and going to have a good time.

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Junior ∙ Outside Hitter ∙ 5-9 Davie, Fla. Hollywood Hills HS As a sophomore (2010): AllConference Carolinas Third Team…First on the team and third in the conference in digs per set (3.71)…Posted at least 15 digs on 10 occasions…Tallied at least 10 digs in five straight matches (Sep. 10-13)…Notched 27 digs against Grand Canyon (Sep. 10)…Season-high 30 digs at UC-Colorado Springs…Posted at least 10 digs in nine straight matches (Sep. 29-Oct. 27)… Notched 24 digs at Belmont Abbey (Sep. 29)…Tallied 29 savers at Barton (Nov. 6)…As a freshman (2008): Attended Miami Dade College…Posted 28 kills on 58 swings in limited action…High School: Graduated from Hollywood Hills High School in Hollywood, Fla…Coached by Jenna Andrews… Played club volleyball for Wildfire Volleyball Club… Coached by Ore Pablos…Personal: Full name is Dana Grave Oliver…Born on June 26, 1990 in North Miami, Fla…Daughter of Robert and Grecia Oliver…Has three brothers, Eric, Michael and Anthony…Brother Anthony played football at Florida International…Majoring in Art and Design…More about Dana: Favorite midnight snack: Peanut butter…Favorite movie: “Super Bad”…Favorite musical artist: Alicia Keys…Favorite saying by Coach Schneider: “Don’t go until you know!”…Favorite color: Purple…Favorite sport other than volleyball: Football…Person Dana most admires: Her grandmother…Best advice Dana has ever been given: “Live and let live”.

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Sophomore ∙ Middle Blocker ∙ 5-11 Garland, Texas Sachse HS

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As a freshman (2010): Appeared in 27 matches…Reareer ighs corded 116 kills and a .205 hitting percentage… Posted 61 digs and 62 blocks…Season-high 13 kills Cat. No. Date Opponent against Grand Canyon (Sep. 10) with a .423 hitting Kills 13 9.10.10 Grand Canyon percentage…Posted a season-high seven blocks Pct. 1.000 10.30.10 Coker against Fort Lewis (Sep. 11)…Notched 11 kills and Digs 11 10.23.10 Lander a .318 hitting percentage at Lenoir-Rhyne (Oct. Asst. 2 10.23.10 Lander 22)…Season-high 11 digs against Lander (Oct. 23)… Aces 1 Five times Perfect 6-for-6 on the attack against Coker (Oct. Blocks 7 9.11.10 Fort Lewis 30)…Registered eight kills against Wingate (Nov. 19) in the NCAA Southeast Regional...High School: Graduated from Sachse High School in Garland, Texas…Three-time academic all-district honoree… Two-time all-district performer…School recordholder for single-season blocks and hitting percentage…Member of two-time regional championship team…Played club volleyball for Texas Assault… Coached by Matoya Parker...Personal: Born on Oct. 18, 1991 in Wylie, Texas…Daughter of Thomas and Joan Fox…Has two brothers, Chris Woods and Ryan Fox…Has two sisters, Genny Woods and Maggie Fox…Majoring in biology…Plans to attend graduate school...More about Lauren: Favorite midnight snack: Cereal…Favorite movie: “She’s the Man”… Favorite musical artist: Lil’ Wayne…Favorite sports team: Dallas Mavericks…Lauren can’t imagine a week without: Her cell phone…Lauren’s advice to kids: “Don’t trust strangers”…Favorite color: Baby blue…Favorite food: Italian…Favorite sport other than volleyball: Basketball…Person Lauren most admires: Her mother…When Lauren was a kid, she tried to be like: A princess… When people first meet Lauren, they think: She’s tall.

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Lauren Fox’s Career Statistics Year 2010 TOTAL

SP-MP K K/S 80-27 116 1.45 80-27 116 1.45

E 55 55

TA Pct. 298 .205 298 .205

A A/S SA Digs D/S BS BA TB 6 0.08 5 61 0.76 7 55 62 6 0.08 5 61 0.76 7 55 62

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Player Profiles Kallai Johnston Freshman ∙ Middle Blocker ∙ 5-10 Statesville, N.C. North Iredell HS

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High School: Graduated from North Iredell High School in Statesville, N.C…Coached by Natalie Tribble…Raider Award as a senior…Most Improved as a freshman…Played club volleyball for I.C. Stars…Coached by Mark Medich and Jason Morrison...Personal: Full name is Kallai Virginia Johnston…Born on Sep. 8, 1993 in Statesville, N.C…Daughter of David and Kathy Johnston…Has one brother, Mark…Majoring in wildlife biology...More about Kallai: Favorite books: The “Twilight” series…Favorite midnight snack: Cookies…Favorite movie: “The Notebook”…Favorite musical artist: Anything country…Favorite song: “Country Girl Shake It for Me” by Luke Bryan…Favorite sports team: North Carolina State…Favorite athlete: US Olympic volleyball player Misty May…Kallai can’t imagine a week without: Her cell phone, computer or TV…Kallai’s advice to kids: “Be involved in sports, family and church. It will keep you out of trouble”…Favorite color: Orange…Favorite foods: Pizza and macaroni and cheese…Favorite sport other than volleyball: Football…Person Kallai most admires: Her mother…Best advice Kallai has ever been given: “Never give up on something you want”…What people don’t know about Kallai: She hunts…When people first meet Kallai, they think: She’s quiet.

Freshman ∙ Defensive Specialist ∙ 5-6 Huntington Beach, Calif. Edison HS

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High School: Graduated from Edison High School in Huntington Beach, Calif…Offensive Player of the Year…Most Inspirational...Played club volleyball for Impact Volleyball Club…Coached by Kolby Kong...Personal: Born on Oct. 9, 1991… Daughter of Daniel and Lynda Niemiec…Has one brother, Nick…Majoring in athletic training… Plans to attend graduate school for physical therapy...Community service while at LMC includes Mountain Day...More about Candace: Favorite book: “The Five People You Meet in Heaven”…Favorite midnight snack: Popcorn…Favorite movie: “The Sandlot”…Favorite musical artist: Lady Antebellum…Favorite song: “Just a Kiss” by Lady Antebellum…Favorite sports team: Detroit Red Wings…Favorite athlete: Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins…Favorite saying by Coach Schneider: “If you don’t go, you won’t know”…Candace’s advice to kids: “Never give up and dream big”…Favorite color: Blue…Favorite food: Chips and salsa…Favorite sport other than volleyball: Hockey…Person Candace most admires: Her mother…Best advice Candace has ever been given: “Never give up because you’ll never know what might happen”…What people don’t know about Candace: She hates it when people touch her elbows… When Candace was a kid, she tried to be like: Her brother…When people first meet Candace, they think: She’s a goofball.

Freshman ∙ Setter ∙ 5-10 Apex, N.C. Middle Creek HS

High School: Graduated from Middle Creek High School in Apex, N.C… Coached by Rosemarie Piccirillo…Two-time all-conference performer… Team MVP and captain as a senior…Also holds the school record in the pole vault…First female in school history to qualify for the regional championships in the pole vault…Played club volleyball for Club Red…Coached by Brian Allen and Rita Stubbs…Two-time member of regional championship all-tournament team...Personal: Born on June 15, 1993 in Raleigh, N.C…Daughter of David Pritchett and Tammy Dooley-Pritchett…Has one sister, Shannon…Majoring in preprofessional biology…Plans to attend optometry school and pursue a professional volleyball career...More about Taylor: Favorite books: “Harry Potter”, “The Host”, “The Hunger Games”, “The Eternal Ones”, “Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday”…Favorite midnight snack: Pretzels and Nutella…Favorite movies: “Good Will Hunting”, “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”, “Hunchback of Notre Dame”, “Winnie the Pooh”…Favorite musical artists: Hanson, Billy Joel… Favorite songs: “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain and “New York State of Mind” by Billy Joel…Favorite athlete: Alisha Glass of Penn State University…Taylor can’t imagine a week without: Music… Favorite color: Blue…Favorite food: Kraft macaroni and cheese…Favorite sport other than volleyball: Hockey…People Taylor most admires: Her parents and club coach, Rita Stubbs…What people don’t know about Taylor: She wants to learn sign language…When Taylor was a kid, she tried to be like: Former US national soccer player, Mia Hamm.

Sariah Suryadevara Freshman ∙ Libero ∙ 5-6 Cincinnati, Ohio Sycamore HS

Freshman ∙ Right Side ∙ 5-9 Broadway, N.C. Western Harnett HS

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High School: Graduated from Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio…Coached by Greg Ulland…Four-time Greater Miami Conference all-Academic Award recipient…Three-time all-GMC performer…Played club volleyball for Team Z…Coached by Floyd Deaton...Personal: Full name is Sariah M. Suryadevara…Born on Mar. 24, 1993 in Cincinnati, Ohio…Daughter of Kumar Suryadevara…Has one brother, Sejus… Majoring in pre-professional biology with a minor in Spanish...More about Sariah: Favorite books: The “Hunger Games” and “Twilight” series…Favorite midnight snacks: Ice cream, cereal, or Wheat Thins…Favorite movie: “The Lion King”…Favorite musical artists: Lifehouse, Joshua Radin, Kanye West, or Nicki Minaj…Favorite song: The Lion King theme song…Sariah can’t imagine a week without: Sleep…Sariah’s advice to kids: “Pick something in life and be the best that you can be at it”…Favorite color: Green…Favorite foods: Pasta and Nutella (but not together)…Favorite sport other than volleyball: Racquetball…People Sariah admires most: Her family…Best advice Sariah has ever been given: “Stay true to yourself”…What people don’t know about Sariah: She loves to bake…When Sariah was a kid, she tried to be like: The pink Power Ranger…When people first meet Sariah, they think: She’s really chill.

Laura Thomas

From Left to Right: Kallai Johnston, Candace Niemiec, Molly Cohrn, Laura Thomas, Sariah Suryadevara, Taylor Pritchett.

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High School: Graduated from Western Harnett High School in Lillington, N.C…Two-time all-conference selection…Member of conference championship team…Coaches Award as a senior…Four-year starter…Played club volleyball for Club Red Volleyball…Coached by Brian Allen...Personal: Born on May 25, 1993 in Broadway, N.C… Daughter of Greg and Sharon Thomas…Has one brother, Aaron, and one sister, Amanda… Majoring in secondary education…Plans to pursue a career as a high school physical education teacher...More about Laura: Favorite midnight snack: Cheez-Its…Favorite movie: “Fried Green Tomatoes”…Favorite musical artist: Rascal Flatts…Favorite song: “Every Day” by Rascal Flatts…Favorite sports team: East Carolina University…Laura can’t imagine a week without: Food…Laura’s advice to kids: “Strive to be the best in everything you do”…Favorite color: Lime green…Favorite foods: Ribs, pasta, crab legs…Favorite sport other than volleyball: Football… Person Laura most admires: her mother…Best advice Laura has ever been given: “Never give up”…What people don’t know about Laura: She eats croutons just for a snack…When Laura was a kid, she tried to be like: Her sister…When people first meet Laura, they think: “Oh she must play basketball”.

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The Bobcats put together another dominant season in 2010, posting a 25-8 overall record and running the table in Conference Carolinas play en route to the program’s 12th league title in the last 13 years. Lees-McRae opened the Wes Schneider era on a rocky note, dropping each of its four matches on opening weekend before going on a tear, winning 16 of its next 18 matches to start the season with a 16-6 record.

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After opening conference play with a 3-1 victory at Converse and a pair of hard-fought wins against Grand Canyon and Winona State in Colorado, the Bobcats suffered two heart-breaking five-set setbacks on the second day of the Hyatt Place Volleyball Invitational against Fort Lewis and Colorado Springs on Sep. 11. The Bobcats returned to their winning ways over the next week, recording three consecutive straight-set sweeps against Queens, Coker, and Erskine in conference play.

Whitney Justice Two-time Daktronics all-Region selection

Lees-McRae continued its strong play over the next several weeks, never surrendering more than one set until squaring off against rising regional power Tusculum on Oct. 16. The Pioneers pushed the Bobcats to the brink, rallying from a 2-0 deficit to even the match at 2-2 with a masterful fourth-set win to send the contest to a decisive fifth frame. The Bobcats would answer the call, edging the Pioneers by a tally of 15-9 to claim the thrilling five-set victory and keep their winning streak alive.

Following a hard-fought five-set win over Queens on Oct. 19, Coach Schneider’s squad suffered an unexpected setback on Oct. 22, falling to LenoirRhyne University in five sets to snap the winning streak. The Bobcats recovered in dominating fashion, sweeping each of their next nine matches in straight sets en route to the conference tournament title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Lees-McRae faced a tough draw in the regional tournament, earning the eighth seed while drawing top-seeded and No. 25 Wingate University in the opening round. The Bobcats’ run would end there, as Wingate withstood several spurts of strong play by LMC to advance in straight sets. Several Bobcats garnered individual recognition in 2010, including senior Whitney Justice, who earned Daktronics NCAA Division II all-Southeast Region honors for the second straight season. Justice was also named the Conference Carolinas Player of the Year for the second year in a row, while being named the league’s scholar athlete. Junior Megan Epperson and sophomore Megan Mitchell joined Justice on the all-Conference Carolinas First team, while sophomore Dana Oliver earned a spot on the third team.

Megan Mitchell 2010 all-Conference Carolinas First team

The 2010 Lees-McRae Bobcats Front Row (L-R): Taylor Stice, Taylor Clendenin, Whitney Justice, Meme Brown. Second Row: Chloe Casas, Candace Niemiec, Dana Oliver, Megan Mitchell, Megan Epperson, Kortnie Curry. Back Row: Head Coach Wes Schneider, Lauren Hall, Jessica Singewald, Lauren Fox, Assistant Coach James Goodridge.

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2011 Bobcat Women’s Volleyball

Overall record: 25-8 Conference Carolinas: 18-0 Home: 14-4 Away: 9-2 Neutral: 2-2

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Name Whitney Justice Meme Brown Megan Mitchell Jessica Singewald Chloe Casas Lauren Fox Taylor Stice Taylor Clendenin Megan Epperson Lauren Hall Dana Oliver Kortnie Curry LEES-MCRAE Opponents

ATTACK SET SP MP-MS K K/Set E TA Pct A A/Set TA 118 33-32 364 3.08 78 768 .372 3 0.03 54 29 14-6 31 1.07 10 74 .284 1 0.03 6 118 33-32 116 0.98 25 325 .280 1158 9.81 2546 40 19-5 27 0.68 11 70 .229 1 0.03 8 108 31-13 5 0.05 1 19 .211 28 0.26 107 80 27-23 116 1.45 55 298 .205 6 0.08 41 115 33-19 140 1.22 68 371 .194 48 0.42 182 113 32-29 249 2.20 114 706 .191 34 0.30 183 118 33-32 383 3.25 190 1016 .190 30 0.25 179 1 1-0 0 0.00 0 0 .000 0 0.00 1 106 31-1 14 0.13 21 86 -.081 53 0.50 222 6 6-0 0 0.00 1 2 -.500 0 0.00 1 118 33-33 1445 12.25 574 3735 .233 1362 11.54 3530 118 33-33 1159 9.82 708 3713 .121 1060 8.98 3498

Name S Whitney Justice 118 Meme Brown 29 Megan Mitchell 118 Jessica Singewald 40 Chloe Casas 108 Lauren Fox 80 Taylor Stice 115 Taylor Clendenin 113 Megan Epperson 118 Lauren Hall 1 Dana Oliver 106 Kortnie Curry 6 TEAM LEES-MCRAE 118 Opponents 118

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Pct .056 .167 .455 .125 .262 .146 .264 .186 .168 .000 .239 .000 .386 .303

SERVE SA SA/Set SE TA 35 0.30 53 464 13 0.45 14 90 50 0.42 76 427 4 0.10 12 65 30 0.28 44 395 5 0.06 32 184 5 0.04 6 65 33 0.29 60 429 31 0.26 32 403 0 0.00 0 0 0 0.00 6 28 0 0.00 0 0 206 1.75 335 2550 157 1.33 192 2255

Pct .886 .844 .822 .815 .889 .826 .908 .860 .921 .000 .786 .000 .869 .915

RECEPT DIG BLOCKING RE TA Pct DIG Dig/S BS BA Total Blk/S BE BHE POINTS Pts/Set 9 66 .864 102 0.86 14 74 88 0.75 5 0 450.0 3.81 0 0 .000 7 0.24 1 13 14 0.48 2 0 51.5 1.78 0 2 1.000 208 1.76 5 35 40 0.34 9 14 188.5 1.60 0 3 1.000 15 0.38 0 17 17 0.43 4 0 39.5 0.99 10 50 .800 187 1.73 0 1 1 0.01 0 2 35.5 0.33 0 17 1.000 61 0.76 7 55 62 0.77 5 1 155.5 1.94 3 44 .932 56 0.49 4 54 58 0.50 1 2 176.0 1.53 34 581 .941 281 2.49 7 24 31 0.27 5 3 301.0 2.66 39 638 .939 314 2.66 13 40 53 0.45 8 0 447.0 3.79 0 0 .000 0 0.00 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.0 0.00 38 495 .923 393 3.71 0 0 0 0.00 0 4 14.0 0.13 0 0 .000 0 0.00 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.0 0.00 21 154 2119 .927 1624 13.76 51 313 207.5 1.76 39 26 1858.5 15.75 205 2277 .910 1511 12.81 51 288 195.0 1.65 71 41 1511.0 12.81

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2011 Bobcat Women’s Volleyball Date Sep 03 Sep 03 Sep 04 Sep 04 Sep 06 Sep 10 Sep 10 Sep 11 Sep 11 Sep 13 Sep 18 Sep 22 Sep 24 Sep 25 Sep 29 Oct 01 Oct 02 Oct 05 Oct 8 Oct 16 Oct 16 Oct 19 Oct 22 Oct 23 Oct 27 Oct 30 Nov 02 Nov 05 Nov 06 Nov 09 Nov 12 Nov 14 Nov 19 * @ # % ^

Opponent Score USC AIKEN @ 2-3 WINGATE @ 0-3 PALM BEACH ATLANTIC @ 0-3 #22 FLAGLER @ 0-3 at Converse * 3-1 vs Grand Canyon # 3-2 vs Winona State # 3-0 vs Fort Lewis # 2-3 at UC-Colorado Springs # 2-3 QUEENS * 3-0 at Coker * 3-0 at Erskine * 3-0 LIMESTONE * 3-1 CONVERSE * 3-0 at Belmont Abbey * 3-1 MOUNT OLIVE * 3-0 BARTON * 3-0 at Pfeiffer * 3-1 at Limestone * 3-1 ERSKINE * 3-0 TUSCULUM 3-2 at Queens * 3-2 at Lenoir-Rhyne 2-3 LANDER 3-0 BELMONT ABBEY * 3-0 COKER * 3-0 PFEIFFER * 3-0 at Mount Olive * 3-0 at Barton * 3-0 MOUNT OLIVE % 3-0 QUEENS % 3-0 ERSKINE % 3-0 vs #25 Wingate ^ 0-3

2010 Match Results

Match results 21-25,25-20,19-25,25-22,12-15 20-25,21-25,9-25 14-25,21-25,10-25 13-25,21-25,26-28 26-24,17-25,25-22,25-11 20-25,21-25,25-17,26-24,15-13 26-24,25-21,25-22 25-23,25-21,23-25,21-25,12-15 21-25,30-28,25-23,20-25,8-15 25-9,25-16,25-19 25-14,25-17,25-11 25-20,25-18,25-12 25-15,25-21,22-25,25-16 25-15,25-7,25-16 25-15,25-16,24-26,25-19 25-18,25-16,25-19 26-24,25-19,27-25 23-25,25-19,25-21,25-22 23-25,26-24,25-19,25-19 25-23,25-21,25-21 25-20,25-19,19-25,6-25,15-9 18-25,25-17,25-23,20-25,15-9 14-25,25-17,22-25,25-23,10-15 26-24,25-18,25-13 25-14,25-23,25-21 25-13,25-10,25-13 25-14,25-15,25-17 25-16,25-17,25-11 25-13,26-24,25-17 25-12,25-15,25-7 25-21,25-21,25-22 25-21,25-23,25-12 12-25,23-25,18-25

Overall 0-1 0-2 0-3 0-4 1-4 2-4 3-4 3-5 3-6 4-6 5-6 6-6 7-6 8-6 9-6 10-6 11-6 12-6 13-6 14-6 15-6 16-6 16-7 17-7 18-7 19-7 20-7 21-7 22-7 23-7 24-7 25-7 25-8

Conf Time 0-0 1:58 0-0 1:15 0-0 1:05 0-0 1:10 1-0 1-0 1:46 1-0 1:10 1-0 1:50 1-0 1:52 2-0 1:05 3-0 1:05 4-0 5-0 1:38 6-0 1:00 7-0 1:32 8-0 1:16 9-0 1:13 10-0 1:37 11-0 1:45 12-0 1:11 12-0 1:43 13-0 2:15 13-0 1:57 13-0 1:15 14-0 1:07 15-0 1:01 16-0 1:03 17-0 1:05 18-0 18-0 0:53 18-0 1:19 18-0 1:10 18-0 1:13

Attend 50 81 243 109 100 51 62 55 190 125 54 211 145 190 285 123 88 122 205 312 233 375 142 215 214 281 111 512 782 912 913

Conference Carolinas Match Carolina Sands Challenge, Banner Elk, N.C. Colorado Springs Tournament, Colorado Springs, Colo. Conference Carolinas Tournament, Banner Elk, N.C. NCAA Division II Southeast Regional, Wingate, N.C.

TEAM RECORD Overall Conference Home Away Neutral 3 sets 4 sets 5 sets ATTEND Total Home Away Neutral

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W-L 25-8 18-0 14-4 9-2 2-2 17-4 5-0 3-4 Dates 33 18 11 4

Total 7491 4947 1463 1081

Average 227 275 133 270

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Conference Carolinas

2011 Bobcat Women’s Volleyball

Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletic conference made up of 11 teams from North Carolina and South Carolina. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Coker College, Converse College, Erskine College, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, Mount Olive College, Pfeiffer University, Queens University of Charlotte, and St. Andrews Presbyterian College. For the upcoming 2011-12 academic year King College (Bristol, TN) and North Greenville University (Tigerville, SC) will join as full Conference Carolinas league members. The league supports eighteen season-ending conference championship tournaments with nine women's and nine men's sports. Sports that are sponsored with NCAA automatic qualifications include: Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Women's Tennis, Men's Tennis, Men's Golf, Women's Soccer, Women's Cross Country, Men's Cross Country, and Women's Volleyball. NCAA regional and national selection opportunities in Men's Soccer, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Lacrosse, Men's Outdoor Track & Field, Women's Outdoor Track & Field, Women's Golf and Men's Volleyball are also available based on end of year regional rankings and/or season results.

History Conference Carolinas has a rich tradition in roots that date back to its early initial inception on December 6th, 1930. The conference was formed then as an athletic association "for the greater advantage of the small colleges in North Carolina". The official name given back then was the North State Intercollegiate Conference but known informally as the Old North State Conference. The birthplace was the Washington Duke Hotel in Durham, NC and the seven charter members were Appalachian, Atlantic Christian (now Barton College), Catawba, Guilford, Elon, High Point, and Lenoir-Rhyne. The conference followed a policy of expansion for a period of time. Western Carolina became a member in 1933, East Carolina in 1947, Pfeiffer in 1960, Newberry in 1961, and Presbyterian in 1964, followed closely by Mars Hill. With the acceptance of the first member from South Carolina in Newberry College, a name change became necessary. Thus on May 20, 1961 the official name of the conference was changed to the Carolinas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAC) but commonly known less formerly as the Carolinas Conference. East Carolina resigned in 1962 to join the Southern Conference and Appalachian and Western Carolina followed. Football sponsorship in the Carolinas Conference was dropped in 1973 when Lenoir-Rhyne, Newberry, Presbyterian, and Mars Hill joined the South Atlantic Conference. Pembroke State University became a first-time member in 1976 followed by Wingate College in 1979, and Lenoir-Rhyne rejoined in 1984. While Guilford College withdrew in 1988, St. Andrews and Mount Olive were added that same year. The 1989-90 academic year started a new era as Catawba, Elon, Lenoir-Rhyne and Wingate all withdrew to compete in the first year that the South Atlantic Conference would provide championships in all sports, not just football. The Carolinas Conference then added Belmont Abbey in 1989, Coker College in 1991, and Lees-McRae in 1993. The 1993-94 academic year brought a change to the conference national affiliation. The conference entered dual membership into both the NAIA DI and NCAA DII affiliation. The 1995-96 year brought dramatic change to the conference. First, full membership into NCAA Division II was acquired and NAIA affiliation dropped. Thus, this was the first official year of full competition and championship play for the conference in NCAA DII status. Secondly, this was also the same year that Erskine, Longwood, & Queens were accepted as full members of the conference. With Longwood becoming the first Virginia member, another name change occurred and the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference (known more universally as the ‘CVAC') was born. Following the 1997 academic year High Point resigned to join the NCAA DI ranks while in 1998 Limestone soon joined and were quickly followed by Anderson in 1999. In 2003, Longwood University left the conference to explore possibilities in NCAA Division I. Then in 2005 the CVAC added Converse College as an affiliate member before becoming a full member the following year. With the lone Virginia school in Longwood leaving, the league decided to go back to their roots and change their name to Conference Carolinas in 2007 and currently still remain one of the elite NCAA DII conferences in the nation. Many institutions have been members of the league during its rich history including Anderson, Appalachian, Atlantic Christian (now Barton College), Belmont Abbey, Catawba, Coker, Converse, East Carolina, Erskine, Guilford, Elon, High Point, Lees-McRae, Lenoir-Rhyne, Limestone, Longwood, Mars Hill, Mount Olive, Newberry, Pembroke State, Pfeiffer, Presbyterian, Queens, St. Andrews, Western Carolina and Wingate. Barton is the only remaining charter member followed in longevity by Pfeiffer's membership in 1960 and then Mount Olive's and St. Andrews both joining in 1988.

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Conference Commissioner, Dr. Alan Patterson about the conference says, "Conference Carolinas is recognized regionally and nationally as a premier NCAA Division II conference which champions scholarship athletics working in concert with student athlete's committed to academic success."


2011 Bobcat Women’s Volleyball

2010 Conference Year

2010 Conference Carolinas Standings School Lees-McRae Erskine Queens (N.C.) Belmont Abbey Barton Pfeiffer Limestone Mount Olive Converse Coker

Conf 18-0 14-4 11-7 11-7 11-7 11-7 6-12 4-14 2-16 2-16

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First Team

Review

2010 Conference Carolinas Awards

Overall 25-8 20-11 20-10 18-11 16-15 12-16 10-20 7-23 3-24 2-25

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Freshman of the Year: Kim Amerell, Pfeiffer Player of the Year: Whitney Justice, Lees-McRae Coach of the Year: Heather Vahjen, Erskine Scholar Athlete: Whitney Justice, Lees-McRae Regular Season Champions: Lees-McRae

all-Conference

Carolinas

teams

Second Team

Third Team

Whitney Justice, Lees-McRae

Kristina Mordini, Pfeiffer

Liz Massey, Erskine

Megan epperson, Lees-McRae

Angela Jubb, Belmont Abbey

Holli Dawson, Limestone

Melissa Ritter, Barton

Brittany Harvey, Queens

Kati Wood, Barton

Jamie Murray, Erskine

Alison Albers, Erskine

Keri Kemp, Queens

Sandra Campbell, Erskine

Alexa Sparrell, Queens

Anna Gibbs, Queens

Brooke Dodge, Erskine

Cassie Blackmon, Barton

Dana Oliver, Lees-McRae

Megan Mitchell, Lees-McRae

Larz Chabra, Erskine

Kay Schellenberg, Belmont Abbey

2010 Conference Carolinas Statistical Leaders HITTING PERCENTAGE (Minimum .200/3.0 attacks per game) Player Team G Kills Errs Total Pct ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. Whitney Justice Lees-McRae 118 364 78 768 .372 2. Brittany Harvey Queens 66 163 48 360 .319 3. Sandra Campbell Erskine 114 305 116 648 .292 4. Anna Gibbs Queens 90 142 44 349 .281 5. Kati Wood Barton 106 257 94 631 .258 6. Carly White Mount Olive 108 258 106 606 .251 7. April Griggs Coker 87 127 44 337 .246 8. Abbie Ovbey Pfeiffer 102 195 77 510 .231 9. Chancey Sebranek Barton 99 180 82 433 .226 10. Jamie Murray Erskine 91 208 82 558 .226

SERVICE ACES (Minimum 0.10 per game) Player Team G No. Avg/G ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. Alexa Sparell Queens 99 51 0.52 2. Danielle Seibert Limestone 108 55 0.51 3. Feliz Ramirez Mount Olive 108 54 0.50 4. Brittney Barren Queens 93 46 0.49 5. Holli Dawson Limestone 109 50 0.46 6. Carly Love Barton 111 50 0.45 7. Megan Mitchell Lees-McRae 118 50 0.42 8. Kay Schellenberg Belmont Abbey 106 44 0.42 9. Taylor Riley Queens 65 22 0.34 10. Kristen Peschock Barton 97 32 0.33

KILLS (Minimum 2.00 per game) Player Team G No. Avg/G ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. Melissa Ritter Barton 99 369 3.73 2. Megan Epperson Lees-McRae 118 383 3.25 3. Whitney Justice Lees-McRae 118 364 3.08 4. Jordan Preville Limestone 86 257 2.99 5. Kristina Mordini Pfeiffer 98 292 2.98 6. Val Thoms Converse 95 261 2.75 7. Sandra Campbell Erskine 114 305 2.68 8. Meagan Parrott Barton 113 282 2.50 9. Brittany Harvey Queens 66 163 2.47 10. Keri Kemp Queens 102 251 2.46

BLOCKS (Minimum 0.70 per game) Player Team G Solo Asst Total Avg/G ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. Angela Jubb Belmont Abbey 106 47 80 127.0 1.20 2. Sandra Campbell Erskine 114 32 101 133.0 1.17 3. Alison Albers Erskine 111 14 91 105.0 0.95 4. Carly White Mount Olive 108 22 76 98.0 0.91 5. Brittany Harvey Queens 66 16 38 54.0 0.82 6. Anna Gibbs Queens 90 30 43 73.0 0.81 7. Abbie Ovbey Pfeiffer 102 19 62 81.0 0.79 8. Lauren Fox Lees-McRae 80 7 55 62.0 0.77 9. Jamie Murray Erskine 91 4 65 69.0 0.76 10. Ashlee Reuter Mount Olive 106 11 69 80.0 0.75

ASSISTS (Minimum 5.00 per game) Player Team G No. Avg/G ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. Megan Mitchell Lees-McRae 118 1158 9.81 2. Larz Chabra Erskine 115 1062 9.23 3. Danielle Seibert Limestone 108 909 8.42 4. Colleen Wands Pfeiffer 105 881 8.39 5. Carly Love Barton 111 838 7.55 6. Kay Schellenberg Belmont Abbey 106 792 7.47 7. Kailey Preece Mount Olive 92 655 7.12 8. Molly Bookhart Coker 89 626 7.03 9. Avery Moore Queens 85 531 6.25

DIGS (Minimum 1.00 per game) Player Team G No. Avg/G ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. Kaci Markham Pfeiffer 104 436 4.19 2. Brooke Dodge Erskine 115 427 3.71 3. Dana Oliver Lees-McRae 106 393 3.71 4. Cassie Blackmon Barton 112 404 3.61 5. Feliz Ramirez Mount Olive 108 380 3.52 6. Melissa Ritter Barton 99 332 3.35 7. Sarah Malpass Queens 92 308 3.35 8. Rebecca Kerrison Limestone 108 346 3.20 9. Bri Scalf Converse 88 270 3.07 10. Holli Dawson Limestone 109 304 2.79

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Honor Roll AVCA NCAA Division II All-America 2006 Lacie Smith (Honorable Mention) 2009 Whitney Justice (Honorable Mention) AVCA NCAA Division II all-Region 2000 Jen Calderwood (1st team) 2006 Lacie Smith (1st team) 2006 Amanda Huffaker (Honorable Mention) 2007 Daviana Metti (1st team) 2008 Kell Bogdan (Honorable Mention) 2009 Whitney Justice (1st team) 2009 Luana Rocha (1st team) Daktronics NCAA Division II all-Region 2009 Whitney Justice (2nd team) 2010 Whitney Justice (2nd team) NCCSIA all-State 2006 Lacie Smith 2007 Daviana Metti

2005 2005 2006 2006 2006 2007 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2009 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010 2010

Olivia Luce (2nd team) Amanda Huffaker (2nd team) Lacie Smith (1st team) Amanda Huffaker (1st team) Caty Honey (Honorable Mention) Daviana Metti (1st team) Kell Bogdan (2nd team) Lauren Dickover (Honorable Mention) Whitney Justice (2nd team) Kell Bogdan (Honorable Mention) Whitney Justice (1st team) Luana Rocha (1st team) Megan Epperson (2nd team) Megan Mitchell (2nd team) Whitney Justice (1st team) Megan Epperson (1st team) Megan Mitchell (1st team) Dana Oliver (3rd team)

2010 2010 2010

Megan Mitchell Megan Epperson Whitney Justice (MVP)

Conference Carolinas Player of the Week 1997 Deborah Frick 1997 Kristy Rightmyer 1998 Maureen Arnold (2) 1998 Shelly Hetzel 2001 Courtney Martin 2001 Tatiana Moore 2002 Lenka Jamrichova 2004 Bridget Thorton 2005 Lacie Smith 2006 Lacie Smith 2007 Daviana Metti 2009 Megan Mitchell 2009 Luana Rocha

All-Conference Carolinas Tournament 1996 Kristy Rightmyer 1997 Shelly Hetzel 1998 Jenny McKnight 1998 Kristina McAuley 1998 Maureen Arnold (MVP) 1999 Jen Calderwood (MVP) 1999 Maureen Arnold 1999 Jenny McKnight 2000 Jen Calderwood (MVP) 2000 Mindy Mansour 2000 Jenny McKnight 2001 Tatiana Moore 2001 Jill Morrison 2001 Courtney Martin (MVP) 2002 Lenka Jamrichova 2002 Jill Morrison 2002 Tatiana Moore (MVP) 2003 Tatiana Moore 2003 AD Hunt 2003 Lenka Jamrichova (MVP) 2004 Tatiana Moore 2004 Amanda Huffaker 2004 Lenka Jamrichova (MVP) 2005 Lacie Smith (MVP) 2005 Valia Petrova 2005 Amanda Huffaker 2006 Amanda Huffaker 2006 Daviana Metti 2006 Lacie Smith (MVP) 2007 Daviana Metti (MVP) 2007 Caty Honey 2007 Kell Bogdan 2009 Trisha Reese 2009 Luana Rocha 2009 Whitney Justice (MVP)

Conference Carolinas Player of the Year 1999 Jen Calderwood 2000 Jen Calderwood 2002 Jill Morrison 2003 Tatiana Moore 2006 Lacie Smith 2009 Whitney Justice 2010 Whitney Justice Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year 2001 Tatiana Moore 2005 Valia Petrova 2008 Megan Epperson 2009 Luana Rocha Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year 1997 Chad Esposito 1998 Chad Esposito 2009 Jaime Petrik Conference Carolinas Championships 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 Conference Carolinas Tournament Championships 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 NCAA Division II Regional 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen 2005

Year-By-Year Records Year 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 20 seasons

Overall Record 12-15 17-11 4-23 6-18 1-24 18-14 27-13 31-8 25-6 29-11 25-17 28-16 31-12 29-9 29-11 29-8 26-12 17-15 29-6 25-8 438-257

Winning Percentage 0.444 0.607 0.148 0.250 0.040 0.563 0.675 0.795 0.806 0.725 0.595 0.636 0.721 0.763 0.725 0.784 0.684 0.531 0.829 0.758 0.630

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Conference Record n/a n/a 2-12 5-9 0-9 5-4 7-0 8-0 16-0 15-1 15-1 18-0 17-1 16-2 18-2 18-2 17-3 14-6 17-1 18-0 226-53

Winning Percentage n/a n/a 0.143 0.357 0.000 0.556 1.000 1.000 1.000 0.938 0.938 1.000 0.944 0.889 0.900 0.900 0.850 0.700 0.944 1.000 0.810

Conference Finish n/a n/a 8th/8 6th/8 10th/10 5th/10 1st/8 1st/9 1st/9 1st/9 1st/9 1st/10 1st/10 1st/10 2nd/11 1st/11 1st/11 4th/11 1st/11 1st/10 12 titles

Conference NCAA Tournament Tournament n/a n/a n/a n/a T-5th n/a T-5th n/a T-9th n/a T-3rd n/a T-3rd n/a Champions n/a Champions 1st Round Champions 1st Round Champions 1st Round Champions 2nd Round Champions 2nd Round Champions 2nd Round Champions Sweet 16 Champions 1st Round Champions 1st Round T-5th n/a Champions 1st Round Champions 1st Round 12 titles 11 appearances

Head Coach Charles “Fish” Gupton Charles “Fish” Gupton Charles “Fish” Gupton Teresa Martin Chad Esposito Chad Esposito Chad Esposito Chad Esposito Michelle Jarzyniecki Jim Lodes Jim Lodes Jim Lodes Jim Lodes Don Metil Jamie Petrik Jamie Petrik Jamie Petrik Jamie Petrik Jamie Petrik Wes Schneider 8 coaches

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All-Conference Carolinas 1996 Julie Rightmyer (2nd team) 1997 Shelly Hetzel (1st team) 1997 Deborah Frick (2nd team) 1997 Kristy Rightmyer (2nd team) 1997 Julie Rightmyer (Honorable Mention) 1998 Maureen Arnold (1st team) 1998 Shelly Hetzel (1st team) 1998 Miki Adams (2nd team) 1998 Anne Walton (Honorable Mention) 1999 Jen Calderwood (1st team) 1999 Jenny McKnight (1st team) 1999 Maureen Arnold (2nd team) 2000 Jen Calderwood (1st team) 2000 Jennifer Smethers (1st team) 2000 Jenny McKnight (1st team) 2000 Mindy Mansour (Honorable Mention) 2001 Courtney Martin (1st team) 2001 Jill Morrison (1st team) 2001 Tatiana Moore (2nd team) 2001 Lenka Jamrichova (2nd team) 2002 Jill Morrison (1st team) 2002 Tatiana Moore (1st team) 2002 Lenka Jamrichova (1st team) 2003 Tatiana Moore (1st team) 2003 Lenka Jamrichova (1st team) 2003 Lacie Smith (2nd team) 2003 AD Hunt (Honorable Mention) 2004 Tatiana Moore (1st team) 2004 Lenka Jamrichova (1st team) 2004 Lacie Smith (2nd team) 2004 Amanda Huffaker (Honorable Mention) 2005 Lacie Smith (1st team) 2005 Valia Petrova (1st team)

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Record Book

Individual Career Records (Rally Scoring Era)

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Kills Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Name Whitney Justice Lacie Smith Megan Epperson Daviana Metti Caty Honey Katie-Marie Legg Amanda Huffaker Natalie Burns Courtney Martin Stephanie Jaeger

Kills 1347 1051 1012 873 799 686 652 614 593 574

Years 2007-2010 2005-2006 2008-present 2006-2007 2005-2007 2006-2009 2005-2006 2005-2008 2001 2003-2004

Service Aces per set (min. 100 sets) Rank Name Aces/S 1 Courtney Martin 0.74 2 Rachel Clinton 0.64 3 Jill Morrison 0.61 4 Cheryl Weldy 0.60 5 Rachel Woods 0.52 6 Valia Petrova 0.50 7 Lenka Jamrichova 0.47 8 Luana Rocha 0.43 Christina Massey 0.43 10 Lacie Smith 0.42

Kills Per Set (min. 100 sets) Rank Name K/S Years 1 Courtney Martin 4.24 2001 2 Lacie Smith 3.84 2005-2006 3 Daviana Metti 3.44 2006-2007 4 Jill Morrison 3.38 2001 5 Olivia Luce 2.93 2005-2006 6 Rachel Woods 2.89 2002 7 Megan Epperson 2.83 2008-present 8 Stephanie Jaeger 2.75 2003-2004 9 Whitney Justice 2.68 2007-2010 10 Jamie Johnson 2.65 2002 Attack Percentage (min. 500 attempts) Rank Name Pct. Years 1 Amanda Huffaker 0.337 2005-2006 2 Olivia Luce 0.306 2005-2006 3 Whitney Justice 0.297 2007-2010 4 Jessica Horton 0.271 2003-2004 5 Lacie Smith 0.262 2005-2006 6 Caty Honey 0.247 2005-2007 7 Shawna Voigt 0.245 2004 8 Tatiana Moore 0.241 2001 9 Daviana Metti 0.231 2006-2007 10 Courtney Martin 0.216 2001

Digs Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Assists Rank Name 1 Lauren Dickover 2 Megan Mitchell 3 Trisha Reese 4 Valia Petrova 5 Lenka Jamrichova 6 Rachel Clinton 7 Jenna Neill 8 Brittany Driggers 9 Sarah Byrd 10 Nicole Landschoot

Years 2001 2002 2001 2001 2002 2005 2001 2009 2001 2005-2006 Years 2002-2004 2007-2008 2008-present 2005-2006 2005-2007 2006-2009 2002-2003 2009 2006-2009 2005

Points Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Name Pts. Whitney Justice 1679.5 Lacie Smith 1277 Megan Epperson 1254 Daviana Metti 1069.5 Katie-Marie Legg 944 Caty Honey 928.5 Amanda Huffaker 923.5 Natalie Burns 840 Courtney Martin 738.5 Stephanie Jaeger 661

Years 2007-2010 2005-06 2008-present 2006-07 2006-09 2005-07 2005-06 2005-08 2001 2003-04

Digs Per Set (min. 100 sets) Rank Name D/S 1 Luana Rocha 5.40 2 Bridget Thorton 4.50 3 Kell Bogdan 4.20 4 Alexis Rowles 4.07 5 Dana Oliver 3.71 6 Sarah King 3.65 7 Lacie Smith 3.33 8 Carrie Miller 3.17 9 Jill Morrison 3.16 10 Marcia Harmon 3.09

Years 2009 2005 2007-2008 2004 2010-present 2002-2004 2005-2006 2002-2004 2001 2002-2003

Points Per Set (min. 100 sets) Rank Name Pts/S 1 Courtney Martin 5.28 2 Lacie Smith 4.66 3 Daviana Metti 4.21 4 Jill Morrison 4.17 5 Rachel Woods 3.67 6 Jamie Johnson 3.61 7 Megan Epperson 3.51 8 Olivia Luce 3.48 9 Amanda Huffaker 3.40 10 Whitney Justice 3.35

Years 2001 2005-06 2006-07 2001 2002 2002 2008-present 2005-06 2005-06 2007-2010

Sets Played Rank Name 1 Natalie Burns 2 Whitney Justice 3 Katie-Marie Legg 4 Caty Honey 5 Lauren Dickover 6 Trisha Reese 7 Dani Usedom 8 Megan Epperson 9 Taylor Stice 10 Sarah King

Sets 519 502 461 411 409 402 386 357 338 325

Years 2005-08 2007-2010 2006-09 2005-07 2006-09 2006-09 2005-07 2008-present 2007-2010 2002-04

Matches Played Rank Name 1 Natalie Burns 2 Whitney Justice 3 Katie-Marie Legg 4 Lauren Dickover Taylor Stice 6 Caty Honey 7 Trisha Reese 7 Dani Usedom 8 Megan Epperson 10 Sarah King

Sets 146 138 136 114 114 112 111 109 100 93

Years 2005-08 2007-2010 2006-09 2006-09 2007-2010 2005-07 2006-09 2005-07 2008-present 2002-04

Years 2006-2009 2009-present 2006-2009 2005 2001 2002 2003-2004 2004 2004 2001

Assists Per Set (min. 100 sets) Rank Name A/S 1 Lenka Jamrichova 11.37 2 Valia Petrova 11.04 3 Megan Mitchell 9.89 4 Jenna Neill 8.10 5 Rachel Clinton 7.51 6 Lauren Dickover 5.72 7 Trisha Reese 5.07 8 Kell Bogdan 0.60 9 Marcia Harmon 0.52 10 Luana Rocha 0.50 Dana Oliver 0.50

Block Solos Rank Name 1 Jessica Horton 2 Amanda Huffaker 3 Whitney Justice 4 Katie-Marie Legg Lacie Smith 6 Megan Epperson 7 Jamie Johnson 8 Caty Honey 9 Allyson Kilgore 10 Lindsey McGrady Shawna Voigt

Blk-S 99 83 64 62 62 53 43 36 35 32 32

Years 2003-2004 2005-2006 2007-2010 2006-2009 2005-2006 2008-present 2002 2005-2007 2002 2003 2004

Years 2001 2005 2009-present 2003-2004 2002 2006-2009 2006-2009 2007-2008 2002-2003 2009 2010-present

Block Assists Rank Name 1 Whitney Justice 2 Katie-Marie Legg 3 Amanda Huffaker 4 Natalie Burns 5 Caty Honey 6 Megan Epperson 7 Jessica Horton 8 Taylor Stice 9 Daviana Metti 10 Lacie Smith

Blk-A 293 290 255 234 173 150 149 137 121 96

Years 2007-2010 2006-2009 2005-2006 2005-2008 2005-2007 2008-present 2003-2004 2007-2010 2006-2007 2005-2006

Service Aces Rank Name 1 Whitney Justice 2 Lacie Smith 3 Megan Epperson 5 Trisha Reese 5 Lauren Dickover 6 Daviana Metti 7 Courtney Martin 8 Kell Bogdan 9 Jill Morrison 10 Megan Mitchell

Years 2007-2010 2005-2006 2008-present 2006-2009 2006-2009 2006-2007 2001 2007-2008 2001 2009-present

Total Blocks Rank Name 1 Whitney Justice 2 Katie-Marie Legg 3 Amanda Huffaker 4 Natalie Burns 5 Jessica Horton 6 Caty Honey 7 Megan Epperson 8 Lacie Smith 9 Daviana Metti 10 Taylor Stice

Blk 357 352 338 265 248 209 203 158 152 151

Years 2007-2010 2006-09 2005-06 2005-08 2003-04 2005-07 2008-present 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2010

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Years 2005-06 2003-04 2002 2004 2001 2006-09 2007-2010 2002 2005 2006-2007

Digs 1186 1066 945 913 825 691 685 675 660 653

Name Sarah King Kell Bogdan Megan Epperson Lacie Smith Dani Usedom Lauren Dickover Marcia Harmon Luana Rocha Tricia Reese Bridget Thorton

Asst. 2340 2137 2038 1556 1467 916 859 667 317 239

Aces 122 116 114 113 107 105 104 92 87 82

Block per set (min. 100 sets) Rank Name Blk/S 1 Amanda Huffaker 1.24 2 Jessica Horton 1.20 3 Jamie Johnson 0.94 4 Shawna Voigt 0.80 5 Tatiana Moore 0.79 6 Katie-Marie Legg 0.76 7 Whitney Justice 0.71 8 Allyson Kilgore 0.70 Valia Petrova 0.70 10 Daviana Metti 0.60

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Individual Single-Season Records (Rally Scoring Era) Kills Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Years 2001 2002 2001 2001 2002 2005 2001 2008 2001 2007

Block per set (min. 75 sets) Rank Name Blk/S 1 Amanda Huffaker 1.23 2 Jessica Horton 1.23 3 Jessica Horton 1.17 4 Amanda Huffaker 1.15 5 Lindsey McGrady 1.07 6 Jamie Johnson 0.94 7 Whitney Justice 0.93 8 Dana Morgan 0.82 9 Katie-Marie Legg 0.82 10 Katie-Marie Legg 0.80

Years 2005 2003 2004 2006 2003 2002 2009 2001 2006 2009

Digs Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Digs 675 653 536 530 528 513 504 452 440 418

Years 2009 2005 2007 2008 2005 2004 2005 2001 2004 2001

Points Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10

Pts. 738.5 709.0 671.5 605.5 596.0 521.5 463.0 463.0 456.5 450.0

Years 2001 2007 2005 2006 2001 2005 2001 2005 2009 2010

Digs Per Set (min. 75 sets) Rank Name 1 Luana Rocha 2 Kell Bogdan 3 Sarah King 4 Bridget Thorton 5 Alexis Rowles 6 Carrie Miller 7 Kell Bogdan 8 Lacie Smith 9 Dana Oliver 10 Dani Usedom

D/S 5.40 4.77 4.66 4.50 4.07 3.84 3.75 3.74 3.71 3.48

Years 2009 2008 2004 2005 2004 2004 2007 2005 2010 2005

Points Per Set (min. 75 sets) Rank Name Pts/S 1 Courtney Martin 5.28 2 Daviana Metti 5.03 3 Lacie Smith 4.76 4 Lacie Smith 4.55 5 Jill Morrison 4.17 6 Whitney Justice 3.81 7 Megan Epperson 3.79 8 Amanda Huffaker 3.67 Rachel Woods 3.67 10 Whitney Justice 3.65

Years 2001 2007 2005 2006 2001 2010 2010 2005 2002 2009

Years 2005 2001 2010 2007 2009 2002 2006 2003 2004 2006

Block Solos Rank Name 1 Jessica Horton 2 Amanda Huffaker 3 Jamie Johnson 4 Jessica Horton 5 Lacie Smith 6 Allyson Kilgore 7 Amanda Huffaker 8 Shawna Voigt Lindsey McGrady 10 Tatiana Moroe Lacie Smith

Blk-S 57 50 43 42 36 35 33 32 32 26 26

Years 2003 2005 2002 2004 2005 2002 2006 2004 2003 2001 2006

Sets Played Rank Name 1 Tatiana Moore 2 Bridget Thorton Dani Usedom Caty Honey 5 Natalie Burns 6 Kell Bogdan Whitney Justice Jill Morrison 9 Nicole Burns Amanda Huffaker

Sets 146 145 145 145 144 143 143 143 142 142

Years 2001 2005 2005 2005 2007 2007 2007 2001 2005 2005

Assists Per Set (min. 75 sets) Rank Name A/S 1 Lenka Jamrichova 11.37 2 Valia Petrova 11.04 3 Lauren Dickover 10.32 4 Megan Mitchell 9.99 5 Megan Mitchell 9.81 6 Jenna Neill 8.59 7 Rachel Clinton 7.51 8 Brittany Driggers 7.41 9 Trisha Reese 6.55 10 Trisha Reese 4.68

Years 2001 2005 2007 2009 2010 2003 2002 2004 2006 2008

Block Assists Rank Name 1 Amanda Huffaker 2 Amanda Huffaker 3 Whitney Justice Natalie Burns 5 Tatiana Moore 6 Jessica Horton 7 Katie-Marie Legg 8 Whitney Justice 9 Katie-Marie Legg 10 Valia Petrova

Blk-A 139 116 99 99 90 83 82 78 77 76

Years 2005 2006 2009 2007 2001 2004 2007 2008 2009 2005

Service Aces Rank Name 1 Courtney Martin 2 Jill Morrison 3 Rachel Clinton 4 Valia Petrova 5 Rachel Woods 6 Cheryl Weldy 7 Daviana Metti Lenka Jamrichova 9 Lacie Smith 10 Kell Bogdan

Years 2001 2001 2002 2005 2002 2001 2007 2001 2005 2007

Total Blocks Rank Name 1 Amanda Huffaker 2 Amanda Huffaker 3 Jessica Horton 4 Jessica Horton 5 Tatiana Moore Whitney Justice 7 Jamie Johnson 8 Natalie Burns 9 Katie-Marie Legg 10 Valia Petrova Lindsey McGrady

Blk 189 149 125 123 116 116 115 110 104 98 98

Years 2005 2006 2004 2003 2001 2009 2002 2007 2007 2005 2003

Matches Played Rank Name 1 Jill Morrison Tatiana Moore 3 Courtney Martin 4 Dani Usedom Caty Honey Nicole Burns Bridget Thorton Lacie Smith Lenka Jamrichova 10 Christina Massey Amanda Huffaker Valia Petrova Natalie Burns

Sets 42 42 41 40 40 40 40 40 40 39 39 39 39

Years 2001 2001 2001 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2001 2005 2005 2005

Kills 593 592 550 501 483 390 386 383 376 364 364

Year 2001 2007 2005 2006 2001 2005 2009 2010 2005 2010 2009

Kills Per Set (min. 75 sets) Rank Name K/S Years 1 Courtney Martin 4.24 2001 2 Daviana Metti 4.20 2007 3 Lacie Smith 3.90 2005 4 Lacie Smith 3.77 2006 5 Jill Morrison 3.38 2001 6 Megan Epperson 3.25 2010 7 Whitney Justice 3.09 2009 8 Whitney Justice 3.08 2010 9 Olivia Luce 2.93 2005 10 Megan Epperson 2.91 2009 Attack Percentage (min. 350 attempts) Rank Name Pct. Years 1 Whitney Justice 0.401 2009 2 Whitney Justice 0.372 2010 3 Amanda Huffaker 0.351 2005 4 Amanda Huffaker 0.320 2006 5 Jessica Horton 0.317 2003 6 Valia Petrova 0.309 2005 7 Olivia Luce 0.306 2005 8 Lacie Smith 0.282 2005 9 Katie-Marie Legg 0.273 2009 10 Whitney Justice 0.267 2008 Assists Rank Name 1 Valia Petrova 2 Lenka Jamrichova 3 Megan Mitchell 4 Lauren Dickover 5 Megan Mitchell 6 Rachel Clinton 7 Tricia Reese 8 Jenna Neill 9 Brittany Driggers 10 Lauren Dickover

Asst. 1556 1467 1158 1156 979 916 898 859 667 594

Aces 104 87 78 70 63 62 61 61 60 57

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Name Luana Rocha Bridget Thorton Kell Bogdan Kell Bogdan Lacie Smith Sarah King Dani Usedom Jill Morrison Alexis Rowles Tatiana Moore

Name Courtney Martin Daviana Metti Lacie Smith Lacie Smith Jill Morrison Amanda Huffaker Tatiana Moore Olivia Luce Whitney Justice Whitney Justice

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Service Aces per set (min. 75 sets) Rank Name Aces/S 1 Courtney Martin 0.74 2 Rachel Clinton 0.64 3 Jill Morrison 0.61 4 Cheryl Weldy 0.60 5 Rachel Woods 0.52 6 Valia Petrova 0.50 7 Lenka Jamrichova 0.47 8 Whitney Justice 0.46 9 Nichole Landschoot 0.45 10 Daviana Metti 0.43

Name Courtney Martin Daviana Metti Lacie Smith Lacie Smith Jill Morrison Olivia Luce Whitney Justice Megan Epperson Amanda Huffaker Whitney Justice Megan Epperson


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The College

Mission A Presbyterian-affiliated institution founded in 1900 to serve the educational needs of the Southern Appalachian region, LeesMcRae College continues to provide a quality, values-based education in an ecumenical environment, inspiring and enabling individuals to contribute to a changing society with integrity and civic responsibility. Through a curriculum rooted in a liberal arts core and emphasizing leadership and service, graduates obtain knowledge, skills, and a holistic understanding of themselves and the world.

Lees-McRae Athletics: Success Elevated

College History “Banner’s Elk,” as the village was once called, is said to have been settled around 1850. By the end of the century, the Presbyterian Church was becoming established in the area and in the summer of 1895 Concord Presbytery sent a young student from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia to organize a church at Banner Elk. In 1897, newly ordained, the Reverend Edgar Tufts returned as pastor of the church and remained to serve the community until his death in 1923. In the winter of 1899, concerned with the limited offering of the district school which was supplemented only by summer school work conducted by the church, Mr. Tufts took some of the young people of the neighborhood into his study for further instruction. This small group, called the Class of 1900, marks the beginning of Lees-McRae College. Mr. Tufts saw, however, that this effort was not enough and that there was a need for a boarding school, especially for the girls of the mountain region. A small amount of money was raised at a prayer meeting and the promise of lumber and labor made possible the opening in 1900 of a frame dormitory for fourteen girls and one teacher. One of the summer school teachers was Elizabeth A. McRae, originally of South Carolina, who had been sent to Banner Elk by Fayetteville Presbytery. Knowing the devoted character of her work, Mr. Tufts, named the institute for her. A few years later, after a boys' department had been opened at Plumtree, he added the name of Mrs. McRae’s friend, Mrs. S.P. Lees of Kentucky and New York, who had been a generous benefactor. The schools were chartered by the state in 1907 as the Lees-McRae Institute. In 1927 Lees-McRae became coeducational when the boys unit was moved to Banner Elk after the buildings at Plumtree had been destroyed by fire. Lees-McRae Institute became Lees-McRae College in 1931, gradually eliminating the high school department to form an accredited, coeducational junior college. In 1987 the Board of Trustees of Lees-McRae College voted to seek senior college status. In June of 1990 the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools granted Lees-McRae status as a senior (four-year) college. Over a hundred years after its founding, Lees-McRae College continues in the vision of the Rev. Tufts meeting the educational needs of the Southern Appalachian region and beyond. The college continues to fulfill its motto, in the mountains, of the mountains, and for the mountains while extending its ministry of education and service to diverse populations. Today, Lees-McRae is a small, private, four-year, coeducational liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. with over 900 students from more than 20 states and countries. Lees-McRae offers 22 outcomes-based, learner-focused major programs of study and several minor programs of study, providing a quality, values-based education in an ecumenical environment, inspiring and enabling individuals to contribute to a changing society with integrity and civic responsibility. Through a curriculum rooted in a liberal arts core to educate the mind, body and spirit, combined with an emphasis on leadership and service, graduates obtain knowledge, skills, and a holistic understanding of themselves and the world.

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Lees-McRae Athletic Facilities

Williams Physical Education Center

Fred I. Dickerson Complex

C.D. Chesley Indoor Tennis Courts

Rhea-Lyons Pool Complex

Ried Estus Practice Fields

Bobcat Softball Field

Outdoor Tennis Courts

Tate Field


Coaches

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