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2012 Women's Volleyball News

May 23, 2013
Bobcats add Liscio, Leonard for 2013 season
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Avalon Liscio (Naples, Fla.) and Haylee Leonard (Winston-Salem, N.C.) have signed to attend Lees-McRae College and play women’s volleyball in the fall of 2013, announced head coach Dave Schmidlin Thursday.

April 23, 2013
Bobcats wear Yellow for Greg
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men’s and women’s volleyball program has reached out to help another member of the volleyball community in need, making a generous donation to help aspiring high school volleyball player Greg Von Rueden in his fight against cancer.

November 10, 2012
Royals sweep Bobcats in conference quarterfinals
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Three members of the Queens University of Charlotte women’s volleyball team recorded double-digit kills to lead the Royals to a straight set sweep of Lees-McRae College in the quarterfinal round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament on Saturday afternoon.

November 6, 2012
Royals sweep Bobcats in regular season finale
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Anna Gibbs posted a match-high 14 kills to lead the Queens University of Charlotte women’s volleyball team to a straight-set victory over visiting Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday afternoon.

November 2, 2012
North Greenville outlasts Bobcats in four sets
TIGERVILLE, S.C. --- The North Greenville University women’s volleyball team placed three players in double-figure kills and tallied 84 digs en route to a hard-fought 3-1 marathon victory over Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play on Friday evening.

October 30, 2012
Tuesday's Queens/Lees-McRae match postponed
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Tuesday evening’s scheduled Conference Carolinas women’s volleyball match between Lees-McRae College and Queens University of Charlotte has been rescheduled due to inclement weather, announced College officials.

October 27, 2012
Clendenin keys Bobcats to sweep of Pfeiffer on Senior Day
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Senior Taylor Clendenin (Statesville, N.C.) recorded a match-high 11 kills to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team to a straight set victory over Pfeiffer University on Saturday afternoon as the Bobcats celebrated their senior day in Williams Gymnasium.

October 24, 2012
Bobcats sweep King on Teal Night
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Senior Taylor Clendenin (Statesville, N.C.) recorded a match-high 14 kills to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team to a straight-set sweep of King College in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday evening, as the Bobcats celebrated Teal Night in Williams Gymnasium.

October 23, 2012
Wingate holds off Bobcats, 3-1
WINGATE, N.C. --- The Wingate University women’s volleyball team recorded 15 blocks, and held Lees-McRae College to 33 kills en route to a 3-1 victory in NCAA Division II Southeast Region play on Tuesday evening.

October 22, 2012
Bobcats to host Meme Brown Memorial Match on Wednesday
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team will honor a beloved alum of the program this coming Wednesday, dedicating its Conference Carolinas match against King College to the memory of Meme Brown, a former member of the team who passed away last week after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

October 22, 2012
Pritchett leads nation in aces per set
INDIANAPOLIS --- Lees-McRae College sophomore Taylor Pritchett (Apex, N.C.) is ranked first in the nation in aces per set in this week’s edition of the NCAA Division II women’s volleyball statistics, announced NCAA officials Monday.

October 20, 2012
Bears sweep Bobcats, 3-0
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lenoir-Rhyne University women’s volleyball team posted a .300 hitting percentage and 51 digs en route to a straight-set sweep of Lees-McRae College on Saturday afternoon in Williams Gymnasium.

October 19, 2012
Bobcats split pair with Falcons, Bearcats
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team split a pair of matches at the Lees-McRae Tournament on Friday evening, sweeping Saint’s Augustine University and falling to Lander University in a four-set battle in Williams Gymnasium.

October 17, 2012
Limestone rallies past Bobcats, 3-1
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Limestone College women’s volleyball team rallied for a 3-1 win over Lees-McRae College on Wednesday night in Conference Carolinas play in Williams Gymnasium, taking the final three sets and holding the Bobcats to a .147 hitting percentage in that span.

October 13, 2012
Erskine tops Bobcats, 3-1
DUE WEST, S.C. --- The Erskine College women’s volleyball team recorded 11 service aces and held Lees-McRae College to a .186 hitting percentage en route to a 3-1 win in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon.

October 12, 2012
Grether, Oliver pace Bobcats past Converse, 3-1
SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- Freshman Rachel Grether (Ocala, Fla.) tallied a season-high five service aces, and senior Dana Oliver (Miami, Fla.) added a match-best 14 kills to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team to a 3-1 win over Converse College in Conference Carolinas play on Friday evening.

October 9, 2012
Pritchett holds steady at third in nation in aces
INDIANAPOLIS --- Sophomore Taylor Pritchett (Apex, N.C.) is ranked third in the nation in service aces per set and the Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball program is listed seventh in the same category, announced NCAA officials Tuesday in the latest edition of the NCAA Division II women’s volleyball statistics.

October 6, 2012
Block parade powers Bobcats past Cobras, 3-1
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Jordan Banta (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Haydn Beatty (Norman, Okla.) combined for two solo blocks and 11 block assists to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team to a 3-1 victory over Coker College in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon in Williams Gymnasium.

October 5, 2012
Conference-leading Belmont Abbey sweeps Bobcats, 3-0
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Belmont Abbey College women’s volleyball team posted a .230 hitting percentage and held Lees-McRae College to three service aces en route to a straight-set sweep in Conference Carolinas play on Friday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

October 2, 2012
Pritchett jumps to third in nation in aces
INDIANAPOLIS --- Sophomore Taylor Pritchett (Apex, N.C.) is ranked third in the nation in aces per set, and the Lees-McRae College women's volleyball team is listed fifth in the same category, announced NCAA officials Tuesday with the release of this week's NCAA Division II women's volleyball statistics.

October 2, 2012
Eagles claw Bobcats, 3-0
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. --- The Carson-Newman College women's volleyball team posted a .250 hitting percentage en route to a straight-set sweep of Lees-McRae College on Tuesday evening in non-conference play at Holt Fieldhouse.

September 29, 2012
Trojans rally past Bobcats in five-set thriller
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- Seniors Dana Oliver (Miami, Fla.) and Taylor Clendenin (Statesville, N.C.) recorded 16 and 12 kills, respectively to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team on Saturday afternoon as the Bobcats fell to Mount Olive College in a Conference Carolinas five-set thriller.

September 28, 2012
Balanced attack propels Bobcats to sweep of Bulldogs
WILSON, N.C. --- Freshmen Jordan Banta (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Angela Morse (Clinton Township, Mich.) combined for 20 kills and eight blocks to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team to a straight-set sweep of Barton College in Conference Carolinas play on Friday evening.

September 25, 2012
Pritchett ranked sixth in the nation in aces
INDIANAPOLIS --- Sophomore Taylor Pritchett (Apex, N.C.) is ranked sixth in the nation in aces per set, and the Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team is listed ninth in the same category, announced NCAA officials Tuesday with the release of this week’s NCAA Division II women’s volleyball statistics.

September 24, 2012
Crumal named interim head women's volleyball coach
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae Director of Athletics Craig McPhail has named Cassie Crumal the interim head coach of the Bobcat women’s volleyball program. Former head coach James Goodridge has stepped down to focus on Lees-McRae’s men’s volleyball program.

September 22, 2012
Clendenin makes histrory, Bobcats ground Fleet in four
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Senior Taylor Clendenin (Statesville, N.C.) tallied a match-high 16 kills to move into third on the program’s all-time list on Saturday afternoon, pacing four players in double figures as the Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team outlasted Erskine College in four sets in Conference Carolinas action.

September 21, 2012
Bobcats cruise past Valkyries, 3-0
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Taylor Pritchett (Apex, N.C.) posted a season-high seven service aces, and Angela Morse (Clinton Township, Mich.) and Rachel Grether (Ocala, Fla.) each added seven kills to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team to a straight-set victory over Converse College in Conference Carolinas play on Friday evening.

September 18, 2012
Clendenin leads hit parade in sweep of Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. --- Senior Taylor Clendenin (Statesville, N.C.) posted a match-high 18 kills and a .708 hitting percentage to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team to a three-set sweep of Limestone College in Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday evening.

September 15, 2012
Clendenin notches 1,000th career kill against USC Aiken
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Senior Taylor Clendenin (Statesville, N.C.) tallied a match-high 20 smashes against USC Aiken to join the 1,000-kill club at Lees-McRae College, as the Bobcats dropped a pair of matches against Aiken and Conference Carolinas foe North Greenville University on Saturday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

September 12, 2012
King outlasts Lees-McRae in five-set thriller
BRISTOL, Tenn. --- A trio of players registered at least 10 kills to lead the King College to a thrilling five-set win over visiting Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday night, as the Tornado rallied from a 2-1 deficit en route to victory.

September 8, 2012
Pirates sweep Bobcats at Carson-Newman Tournament
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. --- The Armstrong Atlantic State University women’s volleyball team posted a .365 hitting percentage and received a match-high 16 kills from Jessica Santaniello en route to a straight-set sweep of Lees-McRae College on Saturday evening at the Carson-Newman Tournament.

September 7, 2012
Bobcats split pair at Carson-Newman Tournament
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team split a pair of matches at the Carson-Newman College Tournament on Friday evening, sweeping Francis Marion University and falling to Lincoln Memorial University, 3-0, in Holt Fieldhouse.

September 1, 2012
Bobcats win two to close out Wingate Classic
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team survived a strong rally by University of North Carolina-Pembroke to beat the Braves in five sets, and swept Winston-Salem State University, 3-0, to register its first two wins of the season and close out the Wingate University Classic with a 2-1 record on Saturday afternoon.

August 31, 2012
No. 21 Bulldogs sweep Bobcats in season opener
WINGATE, N.C. --- The No. 21 Wingate University women’s volleyball team posted a hitting percentage of .209 and six blocks en route to a straight-set victory over Lees-McRae College to open the 2012 season on Friday evening in Cuddy Arena at the Wingate Classic.

August 27, 2012
Lees-McRae picked to repeat as Conference Carolinas champions
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team is picked to repeat as Conference Carolinas champions after capturing both the regular season and tournament titles last season, announced league officials Monday with the release of the 2012 Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

August 1, 2012
Cassie Crumal named Bobcat assistant volleyball coach
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Cassie Crumal has been named the new assistant men’s and women’s volleyball coach at Lees-McRae College, announced Bobcat head coach James Goodridge Wednesday.