Athletics Alumnae Reunion March 7; Basketball Tournament Seeding

Meredith College athletics and the Office of Alumnae Relations will host an Alumnae Reunion Saturday, March 7, and we need your help to spread the word. More than 800 former student-athletes were invited back to campus to celebrate the success of all Meredith Angels.

The group will enjoy brunch in Belk featuring remarks from Athletic Director Jackie Myers and tri-sport athlete Danielle Lee. All three spring sport teams will be in action beginning at 1 p.m., so alumnae will be able to continue conversations with teammates while cheering on the Avenging Angels. 

The Meredith College basketball team will head to the USA South Conference Tournament next week. The question remains as to tournament seeding and opponent. Currently the Avenging Angels hold on in third place with three regular season games left to play.

Meredith will face William Peace tonight and follow with the North division leader Greensboro Pride Friday night. The Angels wrap up the weekend Sunday at Averett.

The top-five North division teams and top-three from the South will pair up beginning next Thursday, Feb. 26. All three tournament rounds will be held at the conference institution with the highest overall winning percentage. Final tournament seeding will be announced once all regular season games finish Sunday afternoon.

The softball and tennis Avenging Angels opened the 2015 campaign during the last two weeks with success. Softball won two games versus Shaw to open the schedule and split at home last weekend versus the Guilford Quakers.

Head Coach Kim Scavone added 13 new players to this year’s squad, and the newcomers made an immediate impact on the team’s success. Freshman pitcher Taylor Jackson earned all three wins and posted an earned run average of 1.13 through four games.

The 2014 USA South Player of the Year Amanda White leads the offense hitting .583 in 12 at-bats, including one homer and seven RBI. In her collegiate debut at home this weekend, rookie Eran Artigues recorded a pair of home runs, including a grand slam to secure the win over Guilford. Additionally, 12-of-15 batters recorded at least one hit, and 12 scored a run, a RBI or both to help the Angels.

Tennis opened with a pair of NCAA Division II opponents, posting a win over the Barton Bulldogs at home Saturday. Catherine Bryant, Caroline Hunt and Cailin Goff earned a trio of wins at no. 2, 3 and 4 singles this weekend to edge Barton.

The final score of the season opener at Mount Olive last week fails to demonstrate the effort and success of the young squad. The benefit of facing these challenging opponents early in the season will come to light once conference play begins February 27.

Senior Hunt and junior Mack Thompson are the lone veteran upperclassmen and combine with sophomores Goff and Sarah Du Bose as the returning members. Bryant transferred in this fall as a junior, and sophomore Mary Katherine Fagan walked on as well. Rookies Ran Zhang of Kumming, China, and January’s most recent addition Jacqueline Benton, round out the eight-woman squad.

Lacrosse opens at home Friday at 3 p.m. versus Converse. Grab your mittens and a blanket and come cheer on the Angels!

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Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330