Junior Meredith College standout Holly Hite set a new all-time record for the Avenging Angels lacrosse program with 193 career draw controls. Hite recorded five draws in Wednesday's 19-0 victory at the USA South's N.C. Wesleyan.
Meredith College lacrosse opened the 2018 season with a pair of wins, both versus USA South opponents, and Carlee Joseph and Cameron Ruffin earned a weekly nod as a result. Joseph was named the Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week and Ruffin the Defensive Player of the Week.
In the second match of the season, Meredith College lacrosse made easy work of the host LaGrange Panthers for a 26-3 victory. The Avenging Angels hold a slight lead in early USA South standings as the only team to play and win two league matches.
In Saturday's season opener the Meredith College lacrosse Angels did not miss a beat in a 19-0 shutout over fellow USA South member Huntingdon College. Carlee Joseph led the efforts with seven points on the day.
The reigning USA South Championship Meredith College Angels were selected as the top women's lacrosse program in their fourth consecutive preseason poll, as announced Wednesday from the league office. During the program's short five-year history, all under the direction of two-time Coach of the Year Lauren Scott, MC Lax has collected four conference tournament championships and two regular season crowns.
The visiting N.C. Wesleyan Bishops shut down the Meredith College basketball team in the fourth quarter to capture a 72-59 victory in Weatherspoon Gymnasium Saturday. During halftime of the USA South contest, the athletics department celebrated the success of eight championship teams between fall 2015 and fall 2017.
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Efforts from the Meredith College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will provide the Raleigh Rescue Mission with more than 1500 items of non-perishable food this holiday season. The Avenging Angels collected the items as part of the USA South SAAC's service initiative Cans Across the Conference, a competition among member schools to effect change in communities across the league's six-state footprint.
Meredith College athletics mourns the loss of longtime softball coach, Dr. Jack "Doc" Huber. A beloved psychology professor, he retired in 2011 after more than 30 years of service to Meredith College. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Jones Chapel.
The Meredith College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) introduced a new slate of officers Wednesday. Senior lacrosse forward Carlee Joseph will lead the group as organization president. Senior volleyball setter Hannah Blaylock will serve as vice-president, and her teammate Haley Reeg, a junior middle blocker, will serve as secretary of the group.
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 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 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.
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 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.