WCU to face No. 2 seed UNCG in the 2016 Southern Conference Championship
Sophomore Alyssa Zupan leads with a double-double
Freshman Aleah Keaton leads with 12 kills
First year standout Abigail Veit leads with 18 kills
WCU claims just third victory in the last 18 matches against the Paladins
WCU volleyball versus UNCG
WCU Volleyball versus Mercer
Western Carolina versus Samford
Western Carolina versus Appalachian State
2015 (Freshman): Appeared in all 34 matches for the Catamounts while making 26 starts ... Finished second on the team in kills with 256 ... Reached the double-figure mark in kills eight times during the season including a career-high 15 versus Mercer (11/07) ... Led or shared the team lead in kills seven times throughout the year ... Made first career start in the season opener versus Georgia State (08/28) ... Had three or more service aces twice including three against East Carolina (09/12) and a career-high four against UNCG (10/03) ... Led or shared the team lead in service aces five times ... Went over the double-figure mark in digs four times and they all happened in a span of five games from Sept. 12 to Sept. 18 ... Had a career-best 12 digs against Appalachian State (09/15) ... Recorded a pair of double-doubles against East Carolina (09/12) and Idaho (09/18) ... Had two or more blocks 16 times including closing the season with five-straight matches over that mark ... Posted a career-high five blocks versus The Citadel (10/16) ... Had just eight matches without a block ... Led or shared the team lead in blocks once.
Prior to Western Carolina: Was a four-year member of the John T. Hoggard High School varsity team ... Team advanced to the state tournament all four years she competed including making a run to the State Championship match her freshman season ... As a senior, led the Mideastern Conference in kills (343) while posting one of the highest overall hitting percentages in Class 4A (.487) ... The Vikings went 22-3, including a 12-0 mark in the conference play ... The team reached the state quarterfinals before falling to Broughton ... Named the Star News Player of the Year, the Max Preps Player of the Year and the Mideastern Conference MVP ... Named to the All-State team for the second-straight season ... As a junior, was honored with her first All-State award ... As a sophomore, she and the Vikings advanced to the semifinals after reaching the championship as a freshman ... During her club career with Triangle Volleyball Club, she placed fifth at the Mideast Qualifier, placed third at the Disney Showcase and won the Monument City Classic ... Helped her team qualify for the USA Volleyball Nationals.