Western Carolina defeated the Bulldogs of The Citadel Friday night. All photos courtesy Mark Haskett, WCU Public Relations.
Freshman (2011): Finished the season fifth on the team in digs with 229, averaging 2.39 digs per set ... Started at libero during Morgan Cochran's absence for illness ... Set career-high, team-high 26 digs on Sept. 16 against Gardner-Webb .. Tallied double-digits in the digs category on 10 occasions (22 vs. Jacksonville State, 9/10; 26 vs. Gardner-Webb, 9/16; 10 vs. Charleston Southern 17, 9/17; vs. Gardner-Webb, 9/21; 11 vs. Davidson, 10/7; 11 vs. Wofford, 10/14; 17 vs. UNCG, 10/30; 17 vs. Georgia Southern, 11/5; 11 vs. Appalachian State, 11/8) ... Match-highs in digs on Sept. 16 (26 vs. Gardner-Webb) and Sept. 13 (22 vs. UNC Asheville) ... Tallied two assists in the 3-0 sweep against The Citadel.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Albemarle High School ... Named to all-conference and all-county teams all four years ... Only the second to reach 1,000 points in school history ... Also selected to all-conference and all-county teams in basketball and soccer, where she received player of the year honors in the Yadkin Valley Conference for both basketball and soccer.
Personal: Full name is Paige Ashley McConlogue ... Daughter of John and Joanne McConlogue ... Enjoys cooking and decorating wedding cakes.