Meredith College athletics welcomes two new assistant coaches for the 2018-2019 sport season. Elizabeth Ledford joins the Avenging Angels as the assistant volleyball coach, and Ashley Staples will begin her tenure as an assistant track & field coach focusing on sprinters and jumpers.
The 2017 Meredith College volleyball squad earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award. One of a record breaking 973 teams to garner recognition this year, the Avenging Angels were 1-of-3 from the USA South Athletic Conference and 1-of-173 from the NCAA Division III.
Meredith College athletics released the fall sport schedules Monday afternoon with the 2018 season fast approaching. The cross country, soccer, and volleyball Avenging Angels kick off the season on the road Friday, Aug. 31.
Meredith College Athletic Director Jackie Myers named former UNC Tar Heel and Winston-Salem native LaQuanda Barksdale Quick as the next head women's basketball coach. She will begin her tenure with the Avenging Angels athletic department on the road recruiting July 1.
The USA South Conference awarded forty-nine Meredith College Avenging Angels All-Academic honors as announced this week. Twelve of those student-athletes received a "With Distinction" notation due to exceptional academic success.
Meredith College softball outfielder and recent graduate Erica Occena collected College Division All-State second team honors as announced Monday from the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association. Occena led a cohort of nine senior Avenging Angels to the program's second consecutive 28-win season this spring.
Meredith College rising senior midfielder Holly Hite earned the program's first All-American honor as a member of the IWLCA Division III third team. Of the 57 players named to a team, Hite was one of only four who did not play for a top-25 Division III lacrosse program, according to the final coaches poll released in late-May.
Meredith College student-athlete standout Carlee Joseph was named a recipient of the USA South Athletic Conference Don Scalf Award, recognizing the league's female and male Student-Athlete of the Year. Joseph completed a decorated four-year women's lacrosse career in May as she led the Avenging Angels to round two of the program's fifth consecutive NCAA tournament.
Meredith College standouts Carlee Joseph and Cameron Ruffin were named to the 2018 Senior All-Star roster for the Division III's South team as announced by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). Two of 44 Division III players selected, Joseph and Ruffin will compete in the games to be held on Tierney Field at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Maryland, Saturday, June 2.
Meredith College standouts Holly Hite and Carlee Joseph garnered Division III All-Chesapeake Region first team honors as announced by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. This marks Hite's second and Joseph's third All-Region selection.
The Meredith College lacrosse Angels concluded the 2018 season Sunday with a 19-11 loss to second-ranked Salisbury in NCAA Division III tournament action. Holly Hite led the Avenging Angels with six goals, 11 draw controls in the loss.
Meredith College controlled possession throughout Saturday's NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament first round action, closing a 20-9 victory over the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Mariners. Carlee Joseph led the attack with six goals, and Cameron Ruffin ignited the defense with four caused turnovers on the way to the Avenging Angels' program-first NCAA Tournament victory.
Majoring in biology with minors in Spanish and psychology, Meredith College soccer senior Samantha Litt shares her "Strong Story." Litt studied abroad in Spain during the summer before her junior year, and the new experiences and opportunities added to her minor in Spanish, as well as to her personal development.
Meredith College softball senior Eran Artigues shares her "Strong Story." A double major in mathematics and computer science, Artigues has "learned to be okay with who [she is]." As a recruited student-athlete, she credits Meredith for choosing her, and "[she is] sure glad it did."
As announced in Sunday night's NCAA Division III Tournament selection, the USA South Champion Meredith College lacrosse team will face off with the Merchant Marine Mariners Saturday, May 12, at 1 p.m. in round one action. USMMA captured the Skyline Conference Championship to earn the program's first trip to the tournament, while Saturday marks the Avenging Angels' fifth consecutive appearance.
The Meredith College track & field Angels closed out the season with a strong team performance at Mary Washington's Eagle Invitational Saturday. Megan Evans crushed her previous best in the 1500 meter run with a time of 5:18.12 to win the event and set a new all-time program record.
In the first of a weekend doubleheader in Texas following a fifth consecutive USA South Conference Tournament Championship, Meredith College lacrosse picked up its fourth loss on the season versus the nationally recognized Colorado College Tigers. Carlee Joseph and Maria Codispoti led the Angels with four goals apiece in the 20-18 loss.
Thursday evening's Athletic Awards Night, the second in its new format, celebrated much success and dedication from student-athletes, coaches, and staff. Senior softball infielder Julia Allsbrook, the night's emcee, was recognized with the program-wide Dean Burris Student-Athlete Award, and senior lacrosse attack Carlee Joseph collected her second consecutive Athlete of the Year honor.
Meredith College softball senior Haley Ervin shares her "Strong Story." A mathematics major earning a teaching licensure, Ervin looks forward to sharing her love of math to future students. "[Math] is more than just the numbers," said Ervin.
The Meredith College softball team closed out the 2018 season with a four-game, non-conference, weekend road series. Senior Brittany Bucklin ended her four-year career as the program leader with 120 runs batted in and started in every game since joining the Avenging Angels softball program in 2015 to lead both categories with 164.
Meredith College senior Eran Artigues was named to the USA South Conference Softball All-Tournament team at the conclusion of yesterday's final round. The Avenging Angels went 2-2 in LaGrange, Georgia, last weekend with wins over Averett and Piedmont.
The Meredith College softball Angels rallied to a 2-1 day-two record in the USA South Conference Tournament Saturday. Meredith edged Averett 6-5 to open the day, finished off Piedmont 9-1 in six innings, and rallied late in a 7-5 loss to Salem, eliminating the Avenging Angels from the tournament.
The top-seeded Meredith College Avenging Angels continued their dominance in the USA South with a 21-3 victory over second-seed Piedmont College to capture the program's fifth consecutive Conference Championship. Holly Hite earned her second honor as the tournament's Most Valuable Player, and six Angels earn All-Tournament recognition.
The East third-seed Meredith College tennis team ended their run early in the USA South Conference Tournament with a 7-2 loss to West second-seed Huntingdon Friday. Gillian Emerson and Alexandra Cheney earned the points for the Avenging Angels.
The top-seeded Meredith College lacrosse Angels advanced to the USA South Conference Tournament Championship for the fifth consecutive year with a 24-6 victory over the fourth-seed Greensboro Pride. Meredith will face the second-seeded Piedmont Lions for the fifth time in the finals to defend their title.
The East second-seed Meredith College softball squad suffered a 2-0 loss to the West four-seed Covenant Scots in Friday's USA South Tournament action at the Spring Festival in LaGrange, Georgia. With the loss the Avenging Angels moved to the elimination bracket and will play East third-seed Averett University Saturday at 10 a.m. at Shuford Fields.