RALEIGH, N.C. -- 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.
Joseph concluded her fourth year of NCAA women's lacrosse eligibility this spring and will graduate in May 2019 with degrees from both Meredith and N.C. State University as part of the five year dual-degree engineering program. Joseph significantly impacted the Avenging Angels program within the conference and region with three USA South Player of the Year honors, Rookie of the Year in 2015, four All-Conference awards, and four All-Tournament selections, including one as MVP. Joseph adds to her athletic accolades a host of academic honors from Meredith, the USA South, and the IWLCA, and she was also a two-time honoree as the College's Athlete of the Year.
Joseph set two conference career records this season with goals and total points, and leaves Meredith as the career leader in shots attempted, shots on goal, game winners, minutes played, along with a shared lead in games started and played, as well.
Hite concluded her third season with the Avenging Angels in May and will enter her senior year with a host of accolades as well. A two-time USA South Tournament MVP, two-time All-Conference honoree, Hite dominates Meredith's midfield. She established a new conference record with season and career draw controls.
The Avenging Angels collected their fifth consecutive USA South Tournament Championship and fourth regular season title. Meredith earned the program's first NCAA tournament victory in their fifth post-season appearance defeating Merchant Marine 20-9 to advance. The Angels continue to rank in the top five nationally in scoring offense, scoring margin, draw controls, as well as points, shots, and shots on goal per game, as the 2018 season winds down.