20  Jo-Leigh VerVelde
Jo-Leigh  VerVelde


Oostburg, Wis.

High School:
Oostburg HS




Catamounts Sweep SoCon Opener over The Citadel

Freshman Abigail Veit and sophomore Moea Osbey lead offensive attack


Catamounts Drop Final Non-Conference Match

WCU opens up Southern Conference play this Sunday against The Citadel in Cullowhee


WCU Volleyball Sweeps Coppin State at Colonial Classic

Sophomore Moea Osbey leads the way with 10 kills in just two sets of action


Catamounts Come From Behind to Down Mountaineers

WCU uses balanced attack to down rival Appalachian State


WCU Volleyball Suffers a Pair of Setbacks at USF Classic

VerVelde and O'Connor named to All-Tournament Team


Western Carolina versus Tennessee Tech

Western Carolina versus Tennessee Tech


2016 Volleyball Preseason Practice

2016 Volleyball Preseason Practice


Senior Night

Senior Night


WCU versus Samford

WCU versus Samford


Western Carolina versus East Tennessee State

Western Carolina versus East Tennessee State

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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