USA South Women’s President’s Cup Win

The Meredith College lacrosse team will make their second NCAA Tournament appearance in as many years after claiming a second consecutive USA South Championship in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, April 18. The Avenging Angels upset the top-seeded Piedmont Lions in a 10-7 victory to earn the automatic qualifier.

During the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament selections announcement Sunday evening, Meredith learned it will travel to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, this weekend to face the Rhodes Lynx in round one action. Franklin and Marshall will serve as the host institution for the 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, match, and the winner will advance to round two Sunday versus the Diplomats. This marks the first NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament appearance for Rhodes’ second-year varsity program.

The Athletics Department will host a send-off event for the lacrosse team on Thursday, May 7 at 9:30 a.m. Join us in front of Johnson Hall to applaud the Avenging Angels as they head to their second consecutive NCAA appearance.

For the first time in conference history, Meredith claimed the USA South Women’s President’s Cup. This year also marks the first for a single gender member to claim the title.

The USA South Athletic Conference President's Cup symbolizes the league's top men's and women's athletic program each year. The President's Cup is awarded by a regular-season points system where the first place team in each sport will be awarded the number of points that corresponds to the number of schools that sponsor teams in that sport. The second place team receives one point less than the first place team and so on, down to one point for the last place team that competes.

Meredith’s four championships, along with record wins for basketball, helped secure the historic honor for the Avenging Angels. Tennis completed the regular season ranked fourth, and softball’s rebuilding year also secured points towards Meredith’s overall total of 61.5, four points more than the second-placed school.

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Melyssa Allen

News Director
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(919) 760-8087
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