Volleyball

Powers Claims Top Two Volleyball Awards From South Atlantic Conference

Senior named SAC Scholar Athlete and Player of the Year

ROCK HILL, SC -- Catawba senior Melissa Powers (Bennett, NC/N. Moore HS) earned the top two South Atlantic Conference post-season individual awards for volleyball which was announced by the league office on Thursday.  Powers, who helped lead the Indians to a second-place finish in the SAC standings, was named both the league's Player of the Year and the Scholar Athlete.  She was joined on the all-conference first team by Melissa Griffith (Williamsburg, VA/Lafayette HS), while Shay Meeks (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) earned a spot on the SAC All-Freshman team.

Powers, a middle blocker, leads Catawba and the league by averaging 4.3 kills per set.  She also leads Catawba in both blocks and aces per set, ranking second and third in the SAC, respectively. 

Griffith, a senior outside hitter, has posted the second most kills for Catawba at 3.0 per set, while also recording the second most digs per set at 3.2.  She stands seventh in the SAC in kills and 10th in digs.  Meeks, a middle blocker, is averaging 2.1 kills and 0.7 blocks per set.

Wingate University coach Shelton Collier, who guided the Bulldogs to an undefeated conference record and the conference championship for the second consecutive year, was named Coach of the Year for the second year in a row.  Wingate's Liz Willis, who finished second in the league in assists, was named the Freshman of the Year.

Powers is an elementary education major with a 3.591 GPA.  She has been a four-year starter for Catawba and a three-time All-SAC selection.  She was an honorable mention AVCA All-South selection in 2007 and was twice named national Player of the Week during her career.  She holds the Catawba record for kills in a game, season and career.

In the classroom, Powers has been named to the Dean's List five times, the President's List twice and is a member of Kappa Delta Phi education honor society.  She was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team in 2007.

Powers is also active on campus and in the community.  She is president of the Catawba Student-Athlete Advisory Council.  She also volunteers with Rowan County Arc, helping to plan activities for developmentally disabled adults and volunteers with Special Olympics.  She is a Bible School Teacher at her church and is a volunteer head coach of a Junior Olympic volleyball team.

2008 SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL
ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS AND AWARD RECIPIENTS

ALL-SAC FIRST TEAM
Katie Troyer, Carson-Newman
Melissa Powers, CATAWBA
Melissa Griffith, CATAWBA
Amanda Horenkamp, Lincoln Memorial
Priscila Sales, Newberry
Katie Luebke, Tusculum
Stormi Gale, Wingate
Maggie Malone, Wingate (Libero)

ALL-SAC SECOND TEAM
Brooke Seaman, Brevard
Kelsey Fleck, Carson-Newman
Carly Mozgai, Carson-Newman
Katie Novacek, Lenoir-Rhyne
Alicia MacIntyre, Lincoln Memorial (Libero)
Lorena Maia, Newberry
Lauren Billo, Wingate
Liz Willis, Wingate

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Shay Meeks, CATAWBA
Evie Tafunai, Mars Hill
Carly Swisher, Tusculum
Peyton Colclough, Tusculum
Maggie Malone, Wingate
Liz Willis, Wingate

COACH OF THE YEAR: Shelton Collier, Wingate
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Liz Willis, Wingate
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Melissa Powers, CATAWBA
SAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE: Melissa Powers, CATAWBA

Today's Events

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE, 7:00Stats

Calendar

«October 2017»
1
October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

2
October 2

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

3
October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

4
October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

5
October 5

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

6
October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

7
October 7

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

89
October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

10
October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

11
October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

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October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

1516
October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

17
October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

18
October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

19
October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

20
October 20

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

21
October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Swimming Women at Wingate 56-187

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

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October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

25
October 25

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

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October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

28
October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

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October 31

Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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