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2017-18 Volleyball News

  • Volleyball Posts Two Wins at USA South Play Day
    October 14, 2017
    The Meredith College volleyball Avenging Angels traveled back to Pfeiffer Saturday for a pair of USA South Conference sweeps. In a 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-21) win over Greensboro, Alex Hafliger posted a .909 hitting percentage with 10 kills in 11 attempts, and Lauren Grodi notched 29 assists, 10 service aces in a 3-0 (25-11, 25-6, 25-5) victory over Mary Baldwin.
  • Phillips Serves 20 Consecutive in 3-0 Victory Over Pfeiffer
    October 11, 2017
    The Meredith College volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 (25-11, 25-12, 25-3) sweep over the host Pfeiffer Falcons in Wednesday night's non-conference match. Rookie Lauren Phillips served for 20 consecutive points in set three to finish off PU for the win.
  • A Tribute to Doc Huber
    October 09, 2017
    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.
  • Volleyball's Corey Named League Player of the Week
    October 09, 2017
    Sophomore outside hitter Caroline Corey was named this week's USA South Women's Volleyball Player of the Week as announced Monday from the conference office. Corey led the Meredith College Angels to a 3-0 record last week, all versus league competition.
  • Volleyball Slips Past Monarchs 3-2 and Downs Ferrum 3-1 in League Play Day
    October 07, 2017
    Meredith College volleyball earned a pair of USA South wins in Saturday's play day at Ferrum College. In a five-set thriller MCVB claimed a 3-2 (15-25, 20-25, 25-21, 25-13, 15-12) victory over Methodist and capped off the day with a 3-1 (25-14, 13-25, 25-17, 25-16) win over the host Ferrum Panthers to remain in second in the USA South East Division. Caroline Corey and Haley Reeg led the MCVB offense with Hannah Blaylock directing the team.
  • Cross-Town Volleyball Rival Strong in 3-2 Meredith Victory
    October 04, 2017
    Wednesday's USA South Conference battle between cross-town rivals William Peace and Meredith College ended in a 3-2 win for the Avenging Angels and required the skill and presence of every member of both teams. Caroline Corey led the Angels with 27 kills, and three MCVB defenders, Lauren Phillips, Katie Keen, and Corey, posted double-digit performances to fend off the WPU attack.
  • Volleyball Splits with Win Over Salem and Loss to Cougars
    September 30, 2017
    The Meredith College volleyball Angels split in Saturday's USA South action. MCVB dropped a 3-1 (25-17, 18-25, 13-25, 21-25) loss to Averett in the day's opener, and finished off the Salem Spirits 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-22). Caroline Corey led the Avenging Angels with 21 kills on the day, and Elisabeth Smith posted 15.
  • Corey Lands 16 to Lead Angels to 3-0 Sweep at N.C. Wesleyan
    September 26, 2017
    The Meredith College volleyball team collected their third USA South win early this season with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-12) sweep over N.C. Wesleyan. Caroline Corey dominated the Angels offense hitting .333 on the night with 16 kills in 36 attempts.
  • Volleyball Wins Two to Open USA South Schedule
    September 23, 2017
    In the season's first USA South Volleyball Play Day, the Meredith College Angels eased past Mary Baldwin 3-0 (25-8, 25-6, 25-6) and held on for a 3-2 (25-20, 25-18, 23-25, 16-25, 15-11) victory over the Greensboro Pride to close out the day.
  • Volleyball Handles Pfeiffer 3-0
    September 20, 2017
    The Meredith College volleyball squad handled the visiting Pfeiffer Falcons in a 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-12) sweep in front of a hometown crowd Wednesday evening. Hannah Blaylock led the Angels with 18 assists and five kills with three service aces.
  • Knights Hand Volleyball a Tough 3-0 Loss in Home Opener
    September 12, 2017
    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.
  • Corey Named to All-Tournament Team; MCVB Records Two More Losses
    September 09, 2017
    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.
  • MCVB Players Embrace Aries as New Head Coach
    September 08, 2017
    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.
  • Volleyball Opens at Generals Invite with Pair Five-Set of Losses
    September 08, 2017
    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.
  • Hafliger Leads Volleyball in Split
    September 02, 2017
    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).
  • Volleyball Drops Two at Captains Classic
    September 01, 2017
    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.
  • New Slate of SAAC Officers Readies for the Year
    August 23, 2017
    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.
  • Volleyball USA South's East Second Pick in Preseason Poll
    August 17, 2017
    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.
  • New Leadership for Meredith SAAC
    August 16, 2017
    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.
  • Barkley Steps Into New Role at Meredith
    July 30, 2017
    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.
  • Online Access Ready for Student-Athlete Forms
    July 24, 2017
    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.
  • Edwards Assumes Leadership Role with Meredith Sports Medicine
    July 24, 2017
    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.
  • Volleyball Team Earns National Academic Recognition
    July 24, 2017
    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.
  • Expanded USA South Footprint Leads to Adjusted Divisional Structure
    July 19, 2017
    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.
  • Long Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year
    July 13, 2017
    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.
  • Happy Independence Day!
    July 04, 2017
    The Meredith College Avenging Angels salute the United States of America. Happy Independence Day!