Sophomore middle blocker Addy George picked up nine blocks in the loss
Morgan Cochran finished with a match-high 32 digs
Catamounts host Chattanooga, Samford to conclude regular season.
Piechota, Timmermann and Nazario all total double-doubles in the win
Caitlin Piechota led the Catamount offense with a career-high 19 kills, 14 in match two
Western Carolina played its final regular season match against Samford on Senior Day Saturday evening. Photos courtesy WCU Public Relations.
Freshman-Junior: Played for Lenoir-Rhyne University ... Transferred to Western Carolina in 2012.
High School: Crawley attended Swain County in Bryson City, N.C. ... Named to the all-Smokey Mountain Conference team as a sophomore and a junior. As a senior was named Volleyball Player of the Year ... Won the state championship as a senior with a 31-1 record winning MVP of the State Games ... Also played basketball and softball ... Named Player of the Year in basketball as a junior being named to all-conference teams as a sophomore and junior ... Received all-conference honors as a junior and senior ... Was also named the Western Carolina Female Athlete of the Year by the Asheville Citizen-Times.
Personal: Cayla Rae Crawley is the daughter of Paul and Wanda Crawley ... Older brother Justin played baseball for WCU during the 2008 and 2009 seasons and was Director of Baseball Operations for his final season after sustaining an ankle injury. He now attends Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Va.