Meredith College Athletic Director Jackie Myers is pleased to announce Fiona Barkley's new role as the department's assistant athletic director for advancement and external relations beginning August 1, 2017. Thanks to the NCAA Division III Strategic Alliance Matching Grant, Barkley will resign as head volleyball coach to take on a new challenge within Meredith athletics.
Carlee Joseph and Holly Hite led the Meredith College lacrosse Angels with four goals apiece in a 11-10 victory over the host Lynchburg Hornets to close out the regular season with 17 consecutive wins.
Due to the rainy weather forecasted for today and tomorrow, the 19th Annual Meredith College Golf Classic at Brier Creek Country Club has been postponed until Monday, May 8, 2017. The Meredith athletics department will host the full event complete with 18 holes of golf, silent auction, raffles, and dinner, beginning with check-in at 11:30 a.m. and the shotgun start at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 8.
The Meredith College track & field Avenging Angels finished the outdoor season strong at Thursday's Atlantic Independent Championship. Megan Evans won the 10,000 meter race to open the event, and the Angels finished fifth overall on the day.
Meredith College finished the year ranked second in final USA South Women's Presidents Cup standings, just one and one-half points behind the leader. Regular season championships in soccer, lacrosse, and softball, along with tournament titles in volleyball and lacrosse elevated the Avenging Angels point total.
The top-seeded Meredith College Avenging Angels captured the program's fourth consecutive USA South Women's Lacrosse Tournament Championship with an 18-7 victory over the third-seeded Piedmont Lions. Midfielder Holly Hite earned the Most Valuable Player award with her performance across the two-day event.
The top-seed Meredith College lacrosse Angels cruised past the fourth-seed Greensboro Pride 19-5 in the first of Friday's USA South Tournament Semifinal pairing. The Avenging Angels controlled the ball throughout the 60 minutes of play with 21 draw controls to just 4 from Greensboro and 39 shots to just 9 from the Pride.
The East top-seed Meredith College softball team ended their season early with an all-time college record 28 wins Friday morning. The West three-seed Huntingdon Hawks scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh to eliminate the Angels from the USA South Tournament.
The #1 East Meredith College softball Angels gave up a 3-0 lead in the third and left the winning run on base in the seventh to fall 5-4 to the #3 East Ferrum Panthers in Thursday's USA South Tournament action. Meredith must now battle up through the losers bracket beginning with West #3 Huntingdon Friday at 10 a.m.
Meredith College senior Cailin Goff and rookie Gillian Emerson earned USA South Women's Tennis All-Conference honors as announced Thursday from the league office. The Avenging Angels finished third in the East Division standings and face off with the West's two-seed Huntingdon Hawks in Thursday's conference tournament action.
For the second consecutive year junior attacker Carlee Joseph leads the Meredith College Avenging Angels as the USA South Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year. Nine Angels were recognized in this year's conference awards, as the team collected its second consecutive Regular Season Championship.
Meredith College junior hurler Taylor Jackson garnered a nod Wednesday from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for her performance last week in the USA South East Division playoff best-of-three series with William Peace. Meredith won the series to advance to this week's six-team, double-elimination USA South Tournament in LaGrange, Georgia.
The East Division top-seed Meredith College softball squad downed the East six-seed William Peace Pacers in Sunday's game three of the best-of-three series to advance to next week's double-elimination USA South Tournament series in LaGrange, Georgia.
Saturday's USA South East Division playoff doubleheader between #1 East Meredith College and #6 East William Peace did not disappoint. A 1-0 defensive battle in game one in favor of the Avenging Angels led to a thrilling 7-6 game two win for Peace. The split forced the best-of-three series to a final pairing Sunday at Noon.
Several Meredith track & field student-athletes set new career-best performances in this weekend's Camel Invite at Campbell University. The team will close out the 2017 season April 20 in Durham at the All Coast Championship with Covenant, Gallaudet, Methodist, Piedmont, and Pfeiffer.
In Saturday's final regular season pairing, the Meredith College lacrosse squad cruised past the host Greensboro Pride 18-6. The two teams will face off again next Friday morning in the first USA South Conference Tournament semifinal.
Meredith College softball's Kim Scavone collected the USA South Coach of the Year honor for the second time in program history to lead the Avenging Angels honorees. Haley Ervin and Sarah Watson earned All-USA South first team honors as a designated player and outfielder, respectively.
The Meredith College tennis team concluded the 2017 regular season Thursday with a 7-2 victory over the USA South's Averett University. Now the Avenging Angels must wait until the remaining league programs finish for conference tournament seeding.
Meredith College lacrosse clinched the program's second consecutive USA South Regular Season Championship Tuesday evening with a 19-2 victory over the visiting Ferrum Panthers. Avenging Angel Molly Miller dished out a match-high five assists in the win.
Three Meredith College student-athletes earned recognition Monday from the USA South Conference office. Carlee Joseph collected her second selection this season as the women's lacrosse Player of the Week, and teammate Alyssa Codispoti was recognized for the second time this year as the sport's Defensive Player of the Week. Julia Cerasi was tabbed Softball's Rookie Pitcher of the Week for the second time as well.
The Meredith College tennis program secured an invite to the USA South Women's Tennis Tournament Monday afternoon with a 9-0 victory at William Peace. Tournament seeding will be determined later in the week once the conference regular season completes.
With the close of the USA South softball regular season Sunday, Meredith College and Piedmont lead the way as the top seed in the East and West Divisions, respectively. And both programs earned their division's Regular Season Championship as a result.