Head Coach Leslie Payne - Going StrongMeredith College athletics newest Head Coach Leslie Payne was featured in the college's latest series of promoting faculty and staff Going Strong. Payne joined Meredith in fall 2015 as the head coach of cross country and track & field.
Halvorson/Morse Collect USA South Weekly HonorsTwo Meredith College Avenging Angels earned USA South weekly honors as announced Monday from the league office. Lacrosse attack Jennifer Halvorson earned her first weekly nod as the Player of the Week, and softball's Myah Morse collected her first Rookie Pitcher of the Week selection.
Softball Drops Pair of Heartbreakers at Salem, 7-6 (10 inn.), 3-1The Meredith College softball Angels lost a pair of heartbreakers Saturday versus one of the USA South's newest members Salem College. Game one required three extra innings to close out 7-6 in favor of the Spirits, and game two followed with a 3-1 loss to the hosts.
Thomas Leads Meredith Track in Trojan ChallengeThe Meredith College track & field program faced off with a selection of Division II programs Friday afternoon at the University of Mount Olive Trojan Challenge. Essence Thomas scored all seven of Meredith's points on the day.
Halvorson Leads Lacrosse in 13-11 Victory Over Visiting RoyalsJennifer Halvorson scored a season high six goals in a career-high 12 attempts to lead the Meredith College lacrosse Angels to a 13-11 victory over the visiting Scranton Royals on Friday evening. Meredith scored four consecutive goals late in the second half to secure the win.
Raleigh Rival Softball Pairing RescheduledThis year's rival softball doubleheader between William Peace and Meredith College has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 23. The first pitch is slated for 2:30 p.m. at the home of the Avenging Angels.
Peel Earns Nod from NFCA for Spring Break PerformanceMeredith College sophomore catcher Rachel Peel received a nod Wednesday from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for her performance last week during the team's spring break, eight-game road tour. The Avenging Angels posted a 5-3 record on the week with notable wins over #12 WPI and USA South Conference foe N.C. Wesleyan.
Bucklin Leads Softball Angels in Pair of Wins at MethodistLed by Brittany Bucklin, the Meredith College softball team collected a pair of road wins at Methodist University Tuesday afternoon. Bucklin tallied four hits with four runs batted in to place the Angels atop the USA South East Division alongside Averett with William Peace, Salem, and Maryville next on the schedule.
Hite/Joseph Collect USA South Weekly HonorMeredith College standouts Holy Hite and Carlee Joseph earned USA South women's lacrosse weekly honors as announced Monday from the conference office. Joseph was named Player of the Week and Hite earned Defensive Player of the Week as the Avenging Angels earned three road wins during spring break last week.
Joseph/Hite Lead Lax Angels in 20-7 Win Over BerryThe Meredith lacrosse team capped off a three-match road series during the college's spring break with a 20-7 victory over the Berry Vikings. Led by the offensive dominance of Carlee Joseph and Holly Hite, the Avenging Angels extend their winning streak to five heading into the USA South schedule.
Taranhike Wins Singles in 8-1 Loss Saint BenedictThe Meredith College tennis team wrapped up a tough spring break series Thursday at the USTA's new National Campus with an 8-1 loss to the College of Saint Benedict. Sandra Taranhike claimed the lone point for the Avenging Angels with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over the Blazers at no. 4 singles.
Thirteen Lax Angels Score in 23-5 Victory Over AlbionIn Tuesday's Noon lacrosse match on the neutral turf of the University of the South, Meredith College dispatched a 23-5 win over the Albion Britons. Thirteen Avenging Angels contributed to the offense, and Holly Hite's career-high 11 draw controls kept the ball in Meredith's possession.
Hatcher/Emerson Win Singles in 7-2 Loss to CrusadersNo. 1 Laura Anne Hatcher and no. 2 Gillian Emerson picked up two points for Meredith College tennis Wednesday morning in a 7-2 loss to the Alvernia Crusaders. The match took place at the USTA National Campus during day two of the team's spring break trip.
Tennis Opens Spring Break Tour at USTA National CampusThe Meredith College tennis team opened their spring break series at the USTA National Campus Tuesday with a 6-1 loss to the Morningside Mustangs. Sandra Taranhike recorded the solo win for the Avenging Angels with a 6-3, 6-1 victory at no. 5 singles.
Peel Grand Slam Leads Softball to 13-1 Victory Over Thiel; #2 Fisher Wins 7-0During the first of three consecutive play days at Disney's Wide World of Sports Softball Complex, the Meredith College Angels earned a 13-1, five-inning win over Thiel and lost 7-0 to the St. John Fisher Cardinals, ranked second in the latest DIII national poll. Rachel Peel notched a career-high six RBIs versus the Tomcats thanks in part to a first-inning grand slam.
Lacrosse Angel Joseph Nets Seven in 17-7 Win Over SewaneeThe Meredith College lacrosse Angels opened a three-match spring break series Monday with a 17-7 victory over the host Sewanee Tigers in non-conference action. Junior Carlee Joseph recorded a breakout game on the season with seven goals, and Julie Capretti tallied four to lead the Avenging Angels.
Meadows,'15, Joins Bishops Coaching StaffMeredith College alumna Charlotte "Lottie" Meadows, '15, recently joined the USA South's N.C. Welseyan College women's lacrosse coaching staff. The Battling Bishops reinstated the program slated to begin spring 2018 under direction of new head coach Bridgett Walker, and Meadows will assist in all aspects of the program.
Track & Field Angels Finish Strong at Braves ClassicThe Meredith College track & field Angels opened the outdoor season Friday at the UNC-Pembroke Braves Classic under cool and gusty weather conditions. Two Avenging Angels set new all-time performance records, and six new personal records were established, in the program's second year of varsity competition.
Meredith Athletics Kicks Off Pennies for a Purpose FundraiserThe Meredith College Athletics Department has kicked off its annual spring fundraiser “Pennies for a Purpose” in an effort to help a nonprofit of their choice. All proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will go towards the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.
Hite/Codispoti Collect USA South Weekly HonorMeredith College Avenging Angels Holly Hite and Alyssa Codispoti collected their first USA South Women's Lacrosse weekly nods as announced Monday from the league office. MCLax defeated Guilford College 14-7 in a midweek road match and capped off the series with an 11-10 overtime win at home Saturday afternoon versus the Roanoke Maroons.
Occena Leads Softball to 9-5 Game Two Win Over McDanielIn Sunday's non-conference doubleheader action, the visiting McDaniel Green Terror came from behind to steal a 7-5 victory from Meredith College softball in the opening game, but Erica Occena went four-for-four with three runs to lead the Angels to a 9-5 game two win.
Lacrosse Angels Edge Roanoke 11-10 in OTThe Meredith College lacrosse Angels edged the visiting Roanoke Maroons in a thrilling 11-10 win in overtime. Sophomore standout Holly Hite led MCLax with four goals in seven attempts and five draw controls.
Mabe 3-for-3 as Softball Drops Two to #19 MarlinsThe Meredith College softball Angels dropped both games in Saturday's non-conference doubleheader to the visiting Virginia Wesleyan Marlins, ranked 19th in the latest Division III national poll. Rookie shortstop Kelsey Mabe went three-for-three at the plate in game two's 8-4 loss. VWC handled the Angels 9-1 in the first.
Hawks Claim 9-0 Decision at MeredithThe Meredith College tennis team dropped a 9-0 decision to the visiting NCAA Division II Chowan Hawks, who ranked sixth in the latest Oracle/ITA Atlantic Region collegiate poll.
Lax Angels Handle Quakers 14-7In Wednesday's non-conference road match, the Meredith College lacrosse Angels handled the Guilford Quakers 14-7. Carlee Joseph led the Avenging Angels with five goals, one assist.
Jackson's Win Versus Captains Recognized by NFCAMeredith College softball pitcher Taylor Jackson was recognized Wednesday by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for her performance last weekend versus the visiting Christopher Newport Captains. The Avenging Angels defeated nationally-ranked CNU 5-4 in game one of the home doubleheader with Jackson in the circle.
Softball Tops #16 Christopher Newport 5-4The Meredith College softball team held on for a 5-4 victory over the visiting Christopher Newport Captains in game one of Saturday's non-conference doubleheader. The Captain's, ranked 16th in the NFCA's preseason poll, capped off the action with a 4-0 win in game two.
Hayes Earns All-Division First Team HonorMeredith College basketball standout Jessi Hayes was named to the USA South's All-Conference East Division's first team as announced Thursday from the league office. Hayes wrapped up her four-year career with the Avenging Angels last Sunday.
Cross Country Angels Earn Academic HonorThe Meredith College cross country team collected their fourth national honor for academic achievement as announced recently from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) headquarters.