May 6, 2016
Tennis Adds Four to Incoming Class
SALISBURY, NC -- The Catawba College tennis coach, Jeff Childress, announced the addition of two players to each of the men’s and women’s roster for the 2016-17 season. Sophie Hirsch (Markleeberg, GERMANY/Leipzig International School) and Olivia Wooldridge (Whitby, NEW ZEALAND/St. Mary’s College) will look to bolster the Lady Indians roster while Cason Hiers (Fort Myers, Florida/Cypress Lake) and Adam Rocko (Johns Creek, Georgia/Pinecrest Academy) will hope to contribute on the men’s side.
Hirsch, a five sport athlete in high school, was named captain of her tennis team and will seek a degree in psychology. Hirsch also lettered in soccer, cross country, volleyball, and track and field. Wooldridge also captained her tennis team in high school, as well as her netball team.
Wooldridge also played five sports including tennis, netball, volleyball, handball, and basketball. Wooldridge will enter Catawba looking to major in communications.
Hiers was named to the all-conference team on five occasions and made the all-state team once. Hiers made it to the state tournament a three occasions and helped the Panthers become regional runner-up in 2013-14. Continuing the tennis pedigree, Hiers’ father, Gregory, played for Weber College during his time.
Rocko, the younger brother of Kristen Rocko on the women’s team, was ranked 39th in Georgia after his senior season. At the #1 singles position, Rocko held a record of 33-3 and made the All-Region team on all three years with the Paladins. Besides tennis, Rocko lettered in three years of basketball with Pinecrest while also becoming a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.
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Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
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
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
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
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
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
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.
Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.
Swimming @ Wingate
Cross Country @ SAC Championships
Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.
Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
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.
Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)
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