The young Meredith College tennis team opened the fall season Friday at the Methodist University Invitational. Sophomore Gillian Emerson and rookie Sierra Dougherty placed second in Flight #3 doubles to rally the Angels.
The visiting St. Andrews Knights handed Meredith College volleyball a 3-0 (25-11, 25-23, 25-18) loss in the home opener Tuesday evening. Hannah Blaylock distributed a match high 25 assists and four service aces.
In Sunday's second day of the Meredith College Esprit DIII Soccer Classic, Emory handled the Avenging Angels for a 3-0 victory. Meredith launched three attempts at the net but otherwise remained consistently on the defensive end of play.
Meredith College soccer freshman Erin Cooke scored today's lone goal to give the Angels a victory over Pfeiffer University in the Esprit DIII National Classic. The win marks Meredith's third consecutive to open the season.
The Meredith College volleyball squad recorded two more losses in day two of the Washington & Lee Invite. Nationally ranked Eastern University shut down MCVB's offense for a 3-0 sweep (25-15, 25-13, 25-18), and the host Generals kept the Angels down with a second three-set finish (25-21, 25-11, 25-7). Caroline Corey was named to the All-Tournament team for her performance throughout the weekend.
The Meredith College volleyball team dropped both matches in five sets Friday evening in day-one of Washington & Lee's invitational. Maryville shut down a two-set Angels lead to claim a 3-2 (25-19, 25-23, 17-25, 19-25, 11-15) victory, and Southern Virginia outlasted MCVB for a 3-2 (25-22, 18-25, 18-25, 25-22, 8-15) win. Caroline Corey led Meredith's offense with 28 kills on the night, and Katie Keen posted 50 digs.
Three-year Meredith assistant volleyball coach MacKenzie Aries was promoted this summer to interim head coach, and her players embraced the change. The reigning USA South Tournament champions, MCVB was picked in the preseason poll to finish second in the league's East Division. But Aries and her team set their sights much higher with a goal to advance deeper into the NCAA tournament later this fall.
Senior goal keeper Jaisa Loch earned USA South Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week after recording a pair of shutouts during opening week of the season. With seven stops on the weekend and wins over the visiting Sewanee Tigers and Southern Virginia in the Meredith Soccer Classic, Loch was named to the All-Tournament team.
Meredith College capped off the program's annual Soccer Classic with a 2-0 win over Southern Virginia and a 2-0 record to open the season. Cassie Padilla finished off a pass from Jessica Wallace to give the Angels a 1-0 first half advantage, and rookie Kathryn Nelson punched in a pass from classmate Katie Quinn in the 71st minute to secure the win.
The Meredith College cross country Angels kicked off the 2017 campaign at the 4,000m Elon Opener Saturday morning. Macy Brinson led the charge for Meredith with a pace of 17:39 alongside USA South foe Averett University and 10 NCAA Division I opponents.
Alex Hafliger led the Meredith College volleyball team with 14 kills, eight blocks in a split in day two of the Captain's Classic. The Avenging Angels claimed a 3-0 (25-20, 26-24, 25-15) victory over the Neumann Knights before host Christopher Newport finished off the day downing Meredith in three (25-19, 25-13, 25-18).
The soccer Avenging Angels opened the 2017 season Friday afternoon in a defensive battle with the visiting University of the South in the Meredith College Classic. Sweeper Kirstie King scored the only goal on the day with a long floater from more than 20 yards out on the left side of the field to give the Angels a 1-0 victory over the Tigers.
The Meredith College volleyball Angels dropped both Friday matches at the Captains Classic to open the 2017 season. A 3-0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-23) sweep by host Christopher Newport followed a 3-2 (25-23, 25-21, 25-27, 24-26, 16-18) battle to Neumann University. The teams pair up once more in a second play day beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Freeman Center.
Meredith College was tabbed fourth in the recently released USA South Women's Cross Country Preseason Coaches Poll. Under the third-year direction of Head Coach Leslie Payne, the Avenging Angels returned this fall with top runners Macy Brinson, Caroline Diorio, and Megan Evans leading the team and will attempt to shake up league expectations. Meredith placed second in last year's championship meet behind this year's top pick and defending champion Piedmont Lions.
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.
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.