177 Western Carolina Student-Athletes Honored
Vervelde registers pair of double-doubles
WCU will face The Citadel at 9:30 am Saturday morning
This marks the first career Player of the Week honor for Nicole Ford
WCU will now look forward to hosting the 2015 Southern Conference Championship Nov. 21-23
WCU versus Samford
Western Carolina versus East Tennessee State
Western Carolina versus High Point
Western Carolina versus Georgia State
2014 (Junior): Started the first six matches of the season before going down with an injury ... Made one more start against Samford (10/03) before ending the season due to the injury ... Led the team in kills in the second match of the year with seven against Central Florida (08/29) ... Averaged 1.43 kills per set in limited action ... Led the team in blocks in the first five matches of the season ... Came up one block short of a career-best with eight stops against Florida International (08/29) in the season opener ... Averaged a team-best 1.33 blocks per set over her 21 sets played ... Had at least three blocks in each of the first five matches of the season.
2013 (Sophomore): Appeared in 31 matches and 104 sets ... Ranked fourth on the team with 178 total kills and a 1.71 kills-per-game average on a .212 attack percentage ... Finished second on the squad with 93 total blocks including 16 solo ... Had seven kills and .462 hitting percentage against Boston College (08/30), adding six block assists ... Had seven kills and .417 hitting percentage against USC Upstate (08/31) ... Recorded eight kills at Memphis (09/06) ... Tallied seven total blocks, one solo and six block assists, vs. Mercer (09/13) ... Had six kills and no errors for a .545 hitting percentage against North Carolina A&T (09/14) ... Had five block assists against Presbyterian (09/21) ... Recorded a career-high 13 kills against Davidson (09/28) ... Had back-to-back matches with five blocks to lead the team -- at Samford (10/04) and at Chattanooga (10/05) ... Had six kills and five blocks, one solo and four block assists, against Georgia Southern (10/19) ... Tallied seven kills at Appalachian State (10/27) ... Recorded seven kills and a .600 hitting percentage, seven kills and one error on 10 attempts vs. Samford (11/22) in the Southern Conference Tournament.
2012 (Freshman): Appeared in all 31 matches with 26 starts in 2012 ... Played in 95 of a possible 110 sets ... Started 10-straight matches from September 15 through October 12 ... Averaged 1.75 kills, 0.16 aces, 0.67 blocks and 2.28 points per set ... Finished third on the team in all four statistical categories ... Had four double-digit kill matches ... Led the team in blocks seven times ... Had one match as kill leader ... Saw her first collegiate action against Northern Kentucky (08/24) ... Hit .400 after nine kills with three errors on 15 attempts against Saint Peter's (08/25) ... Recorded a career-high 11 kills and career-high eight digs against Campbell (09/08) ... Held a .350 hitting percentage following nine kills on 20 attempts with two errors against Mercer (09/15) ... Had five blocks, all block assists, at Winthrop (09/15) ... Had 15.5 points on 10 kills, three aces and 5 block assists at Chattanooga (09/22) ... Also had a career-high five assists in the match ... Tied a career-high with 11 kills against Appalachian State (10/04) ... Added two solo blocks and seven block assists, both career-highs, for a career-high 18.5 points in the match ... Had 14 points on nine kills, two solo blocks, four block assists and a service ace at UNCG (10/26) ... Had 12.5 points on 10 kills, one ace and three block assists vs. Chattanooga (11/09).
Prior to Western Carolina: Named Big South 3A Conference Player of the Year ... Led her team with 2.6 kills per set and 2.5 digs per set in 2011 ... Paced the team in both categories in 2010 ... Team finished with 11-1 record in 2011 and won the conference championship ... Team captain in 2011 ... Played club for CJV 16s Blaze.