November 28, 2011
AVCA Honors Four From Volleyball in Post-Season Awards
LEXINGTON, KY -- Four members of the Catawba volleyball team have earned post-season honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Juniors Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, VA), Jordan Raye (Boonville, NC) and Jenny Young (Roanoke, VA) were named to the All-Southeast Region team, while senior Shay Meeks (Kings Mountain, NC) claimed honorable mention all-region honors.
Hitters Whitmer and Meeks finished one-two in kills this season with both joining the 1,000-career kill club during the season. Whitmer posted 416 kills (3.62 avg,), while Meeks collected 388 (3.3) and hit at 27%. Meeks was twice named the league Player of the Week, including after her career-high 28 kill performance in a win at Tusculum.
Young, the libero, set three school records. She set the single-match dig record with 55 in a win over Tusculum and finished with 769 on the season with a 6.5 average which were both new marks. Raye, a setter, had five triple-doubles on the season and claimed the last three SAC Specialist of the Week awards.
2011 AVCA Division II All-Southeast Region Team
NAME SCHOOL POS. CL.
Brendyce Budd, Armstrong Atlantic, RS Sr.
Dianna Craine, Flalger, OH, Jr.
Casey Gnann, Flagler, DS/L, Jr.
Anna Hilton, Wingate, RS, So.
Cory McGowan, Wingate, OH, So.
Crystal Niederriter, Flagler, MH, Sr.
Jordan Raye, Catawba, S, Jr.
Jessica Santaneillo Armstrong Atlantic OH So.
Olivia Snipes, Flagler, S, Sr.
Emilee Taylor, Flagler, OH, So.
Kaitlyn Whitmer, Catawba, OH, Jr.
Brittany Wolf, Armstrong Atlantic, MH, Jr.
Jenny Young, Catawba, DS/L, Jr.
Liz Willis, Wingate, S, Sr.
Region Freshman of the Year: Lexi Potter, Wingate, MH
Honorable Mention: Taylor Clendenin (Lees-McRae, OH, Jr.), Caitlyn Dean (Tusculum, DS/Lib., So.), Blaire Fowler (Lincoln Memorial, MH, Jr.), Shay Meeks (Catawba, OH, Sr.), Leia Pittman (Armstrong Atlantic, MH, Jr.), Ashley Seal (Armstrong Atlantic, S, Jr.)