Seniors Jo-Leigh VerVelde and Katie O'Connor along with freshman Gabby Gray earned all-state honors
Five seniors conclude their Catamount careers
WCU takes on ETSU at 5 pm Friday evening
O'Connor is the first Catamount to earn All-Conference Honors since 2014
WCU downed The Citadel on the road 3-0 Friday night
Western Carolina versus ETSU Southern Conference Championship Quarterfinals
Western Carolina Volleyball Senior Night
WCU versus UNC Asheville
Western Carolina versus Charleston Southern
WCU volleyball versus UNCG
2016 (Junior): Started all 30 matches for the Catamounts ... Led the team with 119 blocks and was third with 200 kills ... Earned Second Team All-State honors from the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) ... Was an All-Tournament selection at the USF Classic ... Ranked third in the Southern Conference in hitting percentage (.316) and fourth in blocks per set (1.06) ... Had five matches with double-digit kills including a season-high 13 in the Southern Conference Tournament against UNCG (11/19) ... Had a career-high 12 blocks against Florida Atlantic (09/03) which tied for fourth in the WCU record book for blocks in a match ... Finished with 119 total blocks which ranks eighth in the Western Carolina record book for blocks in a season ... Had 108 block assists which is third in the WCU single season record book ... Had at least two kills and one block in every match during the season ... Had 11 matches with five or more blocks ... Had an attack percentage at or above .400 12 times throughout the year ... One of three Catamounts to play in all 112 sets ... Appeared on the 2016-17 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
2015 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 34 matches for the Catamounts while making 33 starts ... Finished third on the team in kills with 227 while leading the squad in hitting percentage, .330, and blocks, 118 ... Had double-digit kills in seven matches including a career-high 16 against The Citadel (10/30) ... Led or shared the team lead in kills eight times during the season ... Had at least one kill in all but two matches ... Had four or more blocks 16 times including a season-high seven three times against East Carolina (09/12), ETSU (10/24) and Samford (11/13) ... Had a career-high four solo blocks against The Citadel (10/30) ... Led or shared the team lead in blocks 18 times throughout the year ... Picked up a career-high four digs against Mercer (11/07) ... Had a season-high .733 hitting percentage against William & Mary (09/11) in which she had 11 kills on 15 swings ... Named to the 2015 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team.
2014 (Freshman): Appeared in 27 matches while making 25 starts for the Catamounts ... Played in 102 total sets ... Ranked sixth on the team in kills per set (1.08) while ranking second in total blocks (94) ... Led or shared the team lead in blocks in 15 matches including seven of her first eight matches ... Made her first career appearance against Charlotte (09/09) ... After playing all five sets against Charlotte she started the next 10 matches ... Had a career-best nine blocks against Mercer (10/17) including three solo stops ... Had 12 matches with four or more blocks ... Tallied a career-high eight kills against Samford (11/07) ... Had at least one kill in all but one match she appeared in.
Prior to Western Carolina: Was named Bartow All-County Rookie of the Year her freshman season and went on to named Bartow All-County Most Valuable Player during both her junior and senior seasons ... Was twice named Cartersville High School's Most Valuable Player ... Her club team, the Atlanta Crush 18s won the Peachtree Classic.