March 31, 2005
Women's Soccer inks four additions for 2005 campaignSALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College women’s soccer coach, John Cullen, has announced the signing of four student-athletes for the 2005 season. Joining the women’s program are Nikki Blackwelder of Asheville, NC, Delaney Crouch of Charlotte, NC, Alyssa Schoenberg, of Woodbury, MN, and Amanda Wiggins, of Allen, VA. Blackwelder, who will be looked upon as at either midfield of forward, has been a three-time all-conference selection and team MVP at Asheville High School. She has twice been named all-region and last year, as a junior, was an All-State and All-Western North Carolina performer. Entering her senior season, Blackwelder had tallied 60 goals with 39 assists. She plays club soccer for the Asheville F.C. She is the daughter of Fred and Jeannie Blackwelder. Crouch, a midfielder/forward, has started at Covenant Classical School since the eighth grade and has earned all-conference honors in each of the last three seasons, scoring 34 goals as a junior and 26 in her sophomore campaign. A three-time team MVP, Crouch is involved with the NC ODP program. She is a representative for student government and has earned academic awards in English, Spanish and math. Crouch plays club soccer for FC Carolina Alliance. She is the daughter of Larry and Corie Crouch. Schoenberg lettered three year and started two seasons at Woodbury High School for the two-time defending State Champions. Woodbury won four conference titles during her career and posted a 21-1-1 record during the 2003 season. She earned Academic Excellence Awards from 2001-04. Schoenberg was captain for the Woodbury Rampage Club team and will be looked at as a midfielder or defender for Catawba. She is the daughter of Tom and Karen Schoenberg. Wiggins has started three seasons at Deep Run High School. She was a second team all-district selection in 2002. Plays club for the Richmond Strikers and was National Elks Shootout Champion in 2000. She will compete for a midfield or forward spot at Catawba Wiggins is the daughter of John and Caryn Wiggins. “I am delighted to welcome these four young ladies and their families to our college and soccer program,” stated Cullen. “The reality is all four of these student-athletes had a real passion to attend Catawba and become part of our ever improving team. I feel our starting capabilities and strength in depth has dramatically improved as a result. We look forward to working with our newest additions and again welcome them to our soccer family.” Catawba was 16-2-3 in 2004 and earned a spot in the NCAA II Southeast Region Tournament. The Lady Indians advanced to the championship game before falling 1-0 to Carson-Newman. The 16 wins matched the school record for wins that was established in 2003. The Lady Indians are 47-9-5 over the past three seasons. #####
Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 1)
Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 2) W-2nd;M-4th
Track/Field @ JDL College Kickoff Classic
Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 43-60
Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 58-103
Basketball (W) vs. TUSCULUM 70-58
Basketball (M) vs. TUSCULUM 73-87
Basketball (W) vs. JC SMITH 51-52
Basketball (M) vs. ST. AUGUSTINE'S 76-73
Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 4 p.m.
Swimming vs. QUEENS noon
Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 11 a.m.
Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Virginia Union 2 p.m.
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