WCU to complete a 29-game schedule concluding with the 2017 Southern Conference Championships in Cullowhee
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
Freshman Abigail Veit leads WCU with 10 kills
Prior to Western Carolina: 2015 (Sophomore): Appeared in 35 matches for the Grizzlies ... Named First Team All-Region 16 ... Helped lead team to an eighth place finish at the NJCAA DI Championships and a 26-12 record ... Named to the NJCAA Region 16 All-Tournament team ... Finished third on the team with 321 kills ... Averaged 2.34 kills per set ... Finished second on the squad in digs with 389 ... Averaged 2.84 digs per set ... Reached double-figure kills 12 times during the season including a season-high 22 versus Iowa Western ... Had double-figures digs 23 times including a season-high 23 at Jefferson ... Received the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement ... Member of the New Zealand National Team.
Prior to Western Carolina: 2014 (Freshman): Appeared in 40 matches for the Grizzlies ... Named to the NJCAA region 16 All-Tournament team ... Helped lead team to a seventh place finish at the NJCAA DI Championships and a 27-14 record ... Finished third on the team with 368 kills ... Averaged 2.39 kills per set ... Tied for the team lead with 29 service aces ... Finished third on the squad with 426 digs ... Averaged 2.77 digs per set ... Had double-digit kills in 17 matches including a season-high 17 twice versus Illinois Central and Tyler ... Had double-digit digs 23 times including a season-best 20 versus Indian River State ... Member if the U19 New Zealand National Team.
Prior to College: Led team to a second place finish at the 2013 New Zealand Secondary Schools Volleyball Championship ... Named to the All-Tournament Team as a junior and a senior ... Served as co-captain of the U17 New Zealand National Team ... Named MVP of Christchurch HS team in 2013 ... Finished third at the New Zealand Club Nationals with Shirley Volleyball Club.