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Jo-Leigh VerVelde

Jo-Leigh  VerVelde


Oostburg, Wis.

High School:
Oostburg HS




Volleyball Earns Four Spots on NCCSIA Second Team All-State

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


Catamounts Season Ends in Heartbreaking Five Set Loss

Junior Jo-Leigh VerVelde reaches 1,000 career digs in the loss


Catamount Volleyball Heads to 2016 SoCon Championship

WCU to face UNCG at 6 pm Saturday night in the quarterfinals


Catamounts Close Out Regular Season with Sweep

WCU to face No. 2 seed UNCG in the 2016 Southern Conference Championship


Catamounts Fall in Seesaw Match with Mercer

Sophomore Alyssa Zupan leads with a double-double


WCU volleyball versus UNCG

WCU volleyball versus UNCG


WCU Volleyball versus Mercer

WCU Volleyball versus Mercer


WCU vs Wofford

WCU vs Wofford


Western Carolina versus Samford

Western Carolina versus Samford


Western Carolina versus Tennessee Tech

Western Carolina versus Tennessee Tech

2015 (Sophomore): Appeared in and started 33 matches for the Catamounts ... Led the NCAA with 10 triple-doubles during the season ... Led the Catamounts in kills, 268, and service aces, 35, and finished second in assists, 554, and digs, 392 ... Went over the double-digit kills mark 14 times throughout the season including a career-high 17 in the season opener against Georgia State (08/28) ... Led or shared the team lead in kills 14 times throughout the season ... Had double-figure assists in all but five matches on the year including tying her career-high with 30 against Wofford (09/25) ... Led or shared the team lead in assists 20 times ... Had two or more service aces nine times and had a streak of 10 matches with at least one service ace to close out the year ... Achieved a career-high four service aces twice against Penn (09/06) and The Citadel (10/30) ... Led or shared the team lead in service aces 15 times ... Went over the double-digit mark in digs 23 times including a season-high mark of 21 against Idaho (09/18) ... Led or shared the team lead in digs five times ... Had three or more blocks 16 times throughout the year including a career-high eight against Chattanooga (11/14) in the regular season finale ... Led or shared the team lead in blocks six times ... Had triple-doubles against UNCG Asheville (09/01), George Mason (09/05), Penn (09/06), East Carolina (09/12), Idaho (09/18), Wofford (09/25), Mercer (10/09), The Citadel (10/30), Mercer (11/07) and Chattanooga (11/14) ... Named to the 2015 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team.

2014 (Freshman): Appeared in all 32 matches for the Catamounts while starting 29 ... Played in all 122 sets ... Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team ... Named Western Carolina Athletics Female Rookie of the Year at the annual A-Cat-Emy Awards ... Selected as the Southern Conference Freshman of the Week on Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 ... Named to the Deacon Classic All-Tournament Team ... Became the first Catamount in modern history to record a triple-double with 10 kills, 30 assists and 15 digs against Chattanooga (10/31) ... Ranked fourth on the team in kills per set (1.25) while leading the squad in assists per set (5.32) ... Also ranked third in digs per set (2.87) ... Recorded 19 double-doubles ... Led or shared the team lead in assists 24 times during the season ... Dished out a career-high 30 assists against Chattanooga (10/31), ETSU (11/04) and Samford (11/07) in back-to-back-to-back matches ... Had 20 or more digs in four matches while reaching double-figures 19 times ... Dug up a season-high 24 balls against Furman (10/15) ... Reached double-figure kills twice with 10 against Furman (09/27) and Chattanooga (10/31) ... Had 28 service aces to rank third on the team while picking up a season-high three against High Point (09/07) and UNCG (10/21).

Prior to Western Carolina: Two-time WIAA Division 3 State Champion at Oostburg High ... Two-time State Tournament All-Tournament Team member ... Two-time MaxPreps Small School All-American ... Two-time Prep Volleyball High School All-American ... 2013 MaxPrep Preseason All-American ... 2013 Prep Volleyball High School Preseason All-American ... Two-time WVCA First Team All-State selection, and WVCA Second Team All-State following her sophomore season ... Four-time First Team All-Central Lakeshore Conference ... Four-time Sheboygan Press All-Area team member, including three-time Sheboygan Press Player of the Year ... Served as team captain for three years ... Represented her home state of Wisconsin and served as the starting setter that helped lead the Badger Region Girls Select team to a High Performance Championship in 2010 ... Finished her volleyball career with 1,526 kills, 3,528 assists, 1,291 digs, and 780 aces ... In basketball, she was contributing member of the WIAA Division 3 State Runner-Up during the 2011-12 season.

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