Freshmen Meagan Sanchez and Aleah Keaton and juniors Katie O’Connor and Jo-Leigh VerVelde each earned the first all-state recognition of their careers
Scrimmage to kick-off "Meet the Cats" event
Four seniors played their final match for the Catamounts
Trio of seniors lead the way
Catamounts will face ETSU in the first round on Saturday at noon
Western Carolina Volleyball Versus Wofford
The Western Carolina volleyball team defeated Chattanooga 3-1 Friday, Oct. 31 inside the Ramsey Center.
The WCU volleyball team vs. App State, a 3-1 Catamount win.
Western Carolina defeated the Bulldogs of The Citadel Friday night. All photos courtesy Mark Haskett, WCU Public Relations.
Western Carolina volleyball downs Appalachian State, 3-2, in its Dig Pink match. All photos courtesy Ashley Evans, WCU Public Relations.
2014 (Senior): Started all 32 matches for the Catamounts and appeared in all 122 sets … Named to the Preseason All-Southern Conference Team … Earned Second Team All-Southern Conference honors … Named to the Skyhawk Invitational All-Tournament Team … Ended career ranked third in the WCU record book in total blocks with 363 … Ranked third in career block assists as well with 280 … Her career hitting percentage of .274 ranks her fourth in program history while her 83 solo blocks rank her fifth … Led or tied for the team lead in blocks 15 times during the 2014 season … Led the team in kills five times … Registered a career-high 18 kills against Samford (11/07) … Had double-digit kills in 12 matches … Picked up a season-high nine blocks during three separate matches … Set a career-high with five solo blocks against The Citadel (10/24) … Came up two block assists short of a program record with eight against UNCG (10/21) ... Hit above .300 in 19 matches including a season-best of .600 against Mercer (11/16) … Had 13 kills on 20 attacks with just one error … Named to the 2014 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team.
2013 (Junior): Started all 31 matches on the season, playing in 107 sets on the year ... Led the team with 137 total blocks including a team-best 27 solo blocks ... Paced the Southern Conference with a 1.28 blocks per game average ... Ranked third on the team with 259 kills, averaging 2.42 per set ... Had nine kills in the season-opener against Wright State (08/30) ... Had eight total blocks, one solo and seven block assists against Boston College (08/30) ... Had nine block assists tying for third for block assists in a single-match against USC Upstate (08/31) ... Recorded a career-high 13 kills against Memphis (09/06) with seven total blocks, two solo and five block assists ... Tied a career-high with 13 kills at Gardner-Webb (09/10) ... Had six total blocks, two solo and four assists, in the match, as well ... Set a career-high with three solo blocks vs. Mercer (09/13) ... Had nine kills at South Carolina (09/20) ... Collected nine kills and set a school record with 15 block assists against Robert Morris (09/21) ... Earned Carolina Classic All-Tournament Team ... Named SoCon Defensive Player of the Week for week four of the season ... Led the team in kills in consecutive matches -- at Samford (10/04) with 16 kills and at Chattanooga (10/05) with 11 kills ... Her 16 kills at Samford (10/04) set a new career-high ... Tallied a .600 hitting percentage with 14 kills and two errors on 20 attempts at The Citadel (10/18) ... Recorded 15 kills and a .440 hitting percentage at Georgia Southern (11/15) ... Collected six total blocks, two solo blocks and four block assists, at The Citadel (11/16) ... Named to the 2013 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team.
2012 (Sophomore): Appeared in 26 matches with 26 starts in 2013 ... Started the last 17 matches including al 16 Southern Conference matches ... Played in 96 sets ... Averaged 1.64 kills, .97 blocks and 2.22 points per set ... Finished fourth in the Southern Conference and led the team in blocks per set ... Ranked seventh all-time for blocks per set in 2012 ... Led the team with .216 hitting percentage ... Led the team in blocks 18 times and kills once ... Had double-digit kills four times ... Recorded 11 kills on 18 swings with one error for a .556 hitting percentage against Campbell (09/08) ... Had nine kills and one error on 12 swings for a .667 hitting percentage against Gardner-Webb (09/12) ... Earned a career-high ten total blocks with two solo blocks and eight block assists, both career-highs, against Appalachian State (10/04) ... Followed up 12 kills and a .379 hitting percentage against Davidson (10/06) ... Recorded 13.5 total points in the match with on solo block and on block assists ... Scored 14.5 points for a career-high against the College of Charleston (10/21) on 12 kills, three block assists and one solo block ... Hit .450 with 11 kills at Elon (10/27) ... Had a nine total blocks, two solo tying a career-high and seven block assists, against Samford (11/10).
2011 (Freshman): Saw action in ten matches ... Made collegiate debut with two kills against Western Michigan (08/27) ... Tallied two blocks and an ace against N.C. A&T (09/02) ... Had four kills on five attempts against Elon (10/29).
Prior to Western Carolina: Graduated a semester early to enroll at WCU in the spring of 2011 ... Named All-Southeast Conference junior and senior season ... Named the 2010 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year ... Began high school career at Ramstein High School in Germany ... Three-time letter winner at Pinecrest ... Notched 48 service aces and 49 blocks her senior season ... Also competed in soccer and basketball.