Meredith College Athletic Director Jackie Myers recently announced the promotion of Rebecca Edwards to interim head athletic trainer. A two-year assistant with the Avenging Angels sports medicine staff, Edwards succeeded Tammy Holleman, who left the college to pursue other opportunities.
The reigning USA South Tournament Champion Meredith College volleyball team earned the East Division's second spot in the preseason coaches poll as announced Thursday. Under new leadership of Interim Head Coach Kenzie Aries and first-year assistant Emily Hendricks, '15, the Avenging Angels received two first-place votes in the poll behind top pick Averett University with six.
The Meredith College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be sponsored by two new athletics staff members beginning fall 2017 in Head Softball Coach Kim Scavone and Assistant Cross Country/Track & Field Coach Gene Meade. The two look forward to offering fresh perspective to the Avenging Angels in an effort to re-energize the NCAA-driven organization.
The Meredith College women's soccer team received four first-place votes in the USA South East Division Coaches Preseason Poll to claim a share of the top pick with new division member Salem College. Salem, a member of the West last year, received three first-place votes, and the Methodist Monarchs garnered one.
The Meredith College athletic field and track venue will once again serve as the site for the Sir Walter Miler, Raleigh's premiere racing event now in its fourth year. Brothers Sandy and Logan Roberts, along with friends Jeff Caron and Pat Price, who's wife graduated from Meredith, created and continue to enhance the event.
Fiona Barkley capped off her 10-year tenure as the Meredith College head volleyball coach this week with back-to-back summer camps. Beginning August 1, she will step into her new role as assistant athletic director for advancement and external relations.
The Meredith College lacrosse team earned distinction as a 2017 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad as announced Wednesday afternoon. Carlee Joseph, Jennifer Halvorson, and Cameron Ruffin were also named to the Division III Academic Honor Roll.
The Meredith College volleyball team was one-of-four USA South programs recognized on the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award list. In addition to the Avenging Angels, Covenant, N.C. Wesleyan, and Piedmont volleyball made the list.
The online portal for new and returning Meredith College student-athletes to complete or update required medical forms is now available. Additionally, new Avenging Angels should complete the student-athlete profile form and register FREE with the NCAA Eligibility Center. The schedule for required ImPact and prescreening testing should also be reviewed.
The USA South Athletic Conference welcomed three new members this summer in Berea College, Brevard College, and Pfeiffer University. The expanded footprint resulted in an adjusted divisional format as announced from the conference office early this week.
Four-year Meredith College volleyball standout Karlie Long, '17, was 1-of-544 athletes, and 1-of-198 in Division III, nominated for the prestigious 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year award. For 27 years, the NCAA Woman of the Year program has honored the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service, and leadership of outstanding female college athletes.
Meredith College alumna-athlete Emily Hendricks, '16, will join the volleyball staff this fall as the program's new assistant coach. She will work with newly appointed Interim Head Coach Kenzie Aries to lead the 2016 USA South Tournament Champion Avenging Angels.
A record 76 individuals representing 61 percent of Meredith College student-athletes were named to the 2017 USA South All-Academic team as announced Monday from the conference office. The field of honorees represent each of Meredith's eight varsity sports of basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball.
Meredith College softball standouts Haley Ervin and Brittany Bucklin were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association's (NFCA) Division III All-Atlantic Region team. Ervin earned placement on the second team as a designated player, and Bucklin received an at-large bid on the third team.
In Saturday's round one action of the NCAA Division Women's Lacrosse Tournament, Meredith College lost 11-5 to a strong defensive team in the University of Mary Washington. Jennifer Halvorson, Jordyn King, and Molly Miller led the Avenging Angels with two points apiece.
Meredith College lacrosse players Carlee Joseph and Holly Hite collected Division III All-Chesapeake Region honors Friday as announced from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. Joseph's first team selection marks her second such honor, and Hite was named to the Chesapeake region's second team.
Meredith College lacrosse standout Carlee Joseph earned selection to the Academic All-District® women's at-large team as announced Thursday from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The program recognizes the nation's student-athletes who perform at the top of their game both academically and athletically.
Meredith’s Avenging Angels Lacrosse team is playing in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament on May 13. Since the seniors on the team would miss their commencement ceremony, Meredith honored these students with their own min-commencement on May 11, 2017, in Johnson Hall rotunda. President Jo Allen, ’80, Vice President for College Programs Jean Jackson, ’75, and Chaplain Donna Battle spoke at the event, which incorporated Meredith’s long-standing traditions from commencement weekend including Class Day and the Baccalaureate Worship Service in an effort to give seniors Alyssa Codispoti, Jennifer Halvorson, Molly Miller, and Katherine Sills a truly special Meredith graduation experience.
Meredith is a private college in Raleigh, N.C., known for educating and inspiring both undergraduate and graduate students to live with integrity and provide leadership for the needs, opportunities, and challenges of society. Grounded in the liberal arts and committed to professional preparation, Meredith is respected nationally as a vibrant learning environment in which students enhance their strengths, broaden their perspectives, and prepare for lives of impact and distinction.
Meredith College President Jo Allen, Vice President for College Programs Jean Jackson, and the athletics department will host a mini-commencement ceremony Thursday, May 11, at 10 a.m. in front of Johnson Hall for this year’s four lacrosse seniors – Alyssa Codispoti, Jennifer Halvorson, Molly Miller, and Katherine Sills.
Sunday's NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Selection Show revealed the Meredith College Angels' next opponent as the 15th ranked Mary Washington Eagles. The teams will convene May 13 at host Washington & Lee to face off for a chance to play the Generals the following afternoon.
The Meredith College Avenging Angels collected the USA South Women's Lacrosse Sportsmanship Award for the second consecutive year. The conference honor launched in 2004 as part of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee's commitment to sportsmanlike environments in the competitive arena.
Join the Meredith College Avenging Angels Sunday, May 7, for the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament Selection Show slated to air at 9:30 p.m. MC Lax will find out first round opponent and venue details during the online event.
Meredith College Athletic Director Jackie Myers and her staff recognized the outstanding achievements of the Avenging Angels during Tuesday evening's Annual Athletic Awards Ceremony. This year's new event format included a ceremony held in the college's Jones Auditorium with a dessert reception following in the newly renovated Johnson Hall Rotunda.
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.