Six newcomers joined WCU's nine returners for the 2017 preseason camp
WCU to complete a 29-game schedule concluding with the 2017 Southern Conference Championships in Cullowhee
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
Junior Jo-Leigh VerVelde reaches 1,000 career digs in the loss
WCU to face UNCG at 6 pm Saturday night in the quarterfinals
WCU volleyball versus UNCG
WCU Volleyball versus Mercer
WCU vs Wofford
Western Carolina versus Samford
Western Carolina versus Appalachian State
2015 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 34 matches for the Catamounts while making 33 starts ... Finished third on the team in kills with 227 while leading the squad in hitting percentage, .330, and blocks, 118 ... Had double-digit kills in seven matches including a career-high 16 against The Citadel (10/30) ... Led or shared the team lead in kills eight times during the season ... Had at least one kill in all but two matches ... Had four or more blocks 16 times including a season-high seven three times against East Carolina (09/12), ETSU (10/24) and Samford (11/13) ... Had a career-high four solo blocks against The Citadel (10/30) ... Led or shared the team lead in blocks 18 times throughout the year ... Picked up a career-high four digs against Mercer (11/07) ... Had a season-high .733 hitting percentage against William & Mary (09/11) in which she had 11 kills on 15 swings ... Named to the 2015 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team.
2014 (Freshman): Appeared in 27 matches while making 25 starts for the Catamounts ... Played in 102 total sets ... Ranked sixth on the team in kills per set (1.08) while ranking second in total blocks (94) ... Led or shared the team lead in blocks in 15 matches including seven of her first eight matches ... Made her first career appearance against Charlotte (09/09) ... After playing all five sets against Charlotte she started the next 10 matches ... Had a career-best nine blocks against Mercer (10/17) including three solo stops ... Had 12 matches with four or more blocks ... Tallied a career-high eight kills against Samford (11/07) ... Had at least one kill in all but one match she appeared in.
Prior to Western Carolina: Was named Bartow All-County Rookie of the Year her freshman season and went on to named Bartow All-County Most Valuable Player during both her junior and senior seasons ... Was twice named Cartersville High School's Most Valuable Player ... Her club team, the Atlanta Crush 18s won the Peachtree Classic.