Volleyball

Volleyball Picked Sixth in Preseason SAC Coaches Poll

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ROCK HILL, SC -- Catawba was picked sixth in the 2013 SAC Volleyball Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as announced by the league office on Monday.  Seven-time defending SAC champion Wingate was picked once again to be the conference favorite, receiving the maximum number of possible first-place votes – 11 – under the poll’s voting structure. 

Catawba is in a reloading mode after the graduation of six seniors from a year ago.  Included in those were multi-time all-conference picks Jordan Raye, Kaitlyn Whitmer and Jenny Young. 

The Lady Indians return six players that saw action in over 40 sets during last season.  One the headliners returning is Rachel Gallup, a SAC All-Freshman team pick last season.  Gallup was third on the team with 191 kills and also collected 30 blocks and served 15 aces.  She is joined by four seniors; Emily Richardson (53 kills, 38 blocks), Savannah Tomlinson (48 kills, 30 blocks), Leah Ryan (25 digs, 3 aces) and Anna Logan, who has missed the last two seasons with injuries.

Other key returners include juniors Ashley Brown (25 kills, 27 blocks) and Haley Lanier (22 kills).  Two other sophomores, Abby Pennington and Kaytee Frabotta, also saw ample playing time as freshman.  Pennington collected 88 kills with 49 blocks, while Frabotta averaged just over five assists per set.
 
The 2013 SAC volleyball regular season gets underway on Thursday, Sept. 5 when Brevard hosts Virginia-Wise. 

2013 SAC Volleyball Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1. Wingate, 121 (11)
2. Tusculum, 109 (1)
3. Lincoln Memorial, 98
4. Newberry, 80
5. Lenoir-Rhyne, 78
6. Catawba, 69
7. Queens, 66
8. Mars Hill, 52
9. Carson-Newman, 45
10. Anderson, 41
11. Brevard, 18
12. Coker, 15


2013 SAC Volleyball Preseason All-Conference Team
First Team
Anna Hilton, WU
Samantha Parrish, NEW
Haley Rhyne, L-R
Caitlyn Dean, TC
Lexi Potter, WU
Kassie Voelker, TC
Susie Murach, WU
Ashley Sarmiento, TC

Second Team
Shelly Stumpff, WU
Marissa Wixson, MHU
Shannon Gillespie, AU
Megan Hasse, TC
Keri Kemp, QU
Alison Cooke, WU
Maggie Murphy, MHU
Danae Stauffer, TC

Today's Events

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1),
Swimming @ Lenoir-Rhyne,
Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 2:00AudioVideoStats
Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 4:00AudioVideoStats

Calendar

«January 2018»
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January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

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January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

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January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

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January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

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January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

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January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

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January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

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January 20

Swimming @ Lenoir-Rhyne 

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1) 

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 4 p.m.

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January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2)

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January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

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January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

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January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

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January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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