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Lady Indians Serve Up Successful 2011 Season

Steffi Cook, Writer
December 1, 2011
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The Catawba Volleyball team, coached by Ginger Hamric and Andi Henderson, had a very successful 2011 season. A team consisting of only two seniors, the Lady Indians had an overall record of 24-8, and a stellar 14-4 mark in South Atlantic Conference action. Without a doubt, this squad had the best campaign of all of the fall sports at Catawba
this past fall.

The Lady Indians started off on a positive note, winning their first three matches against Alabama-Huntsville, Limestone, and USC Aiken. When conference play rolled around, they came up short against Lincoln Memorial in their first SAC match, but won their next four contests against Carson Newman, Lenoir Rhyne, Mars Hill, and Tusculum. The only South Atlantic Conference teams that were able to defeat the Tribe in 2011 were Wingate, Newberry, and Lincoln Memorial.

Catawba was able to beat Newberry the next two times the teams faced off, as well as the Railsplitters of LMU during the regular season and the Southeast Regional of the NCAA tournament. However, the Wingate Bulldogs proved to be the best team in the conference, as they defeated the Lady Indians all four times the teams played. They were the winners of the SAC regular season, the conference tournament, and made it to the finals of the NCAA Southeast Regional.

Even though Catawba could not beat a stacked Wingate squad this past season, they still finished second in the South Atlantic Conference, which is a huge accomplishment. They also made it to the semi-finals of the NCAA Southeast Regional. The team will be returning 13 of 15 players, so a lot of talent will be back for next year.

The seniors on this year’s team are Shay Meeks, an outside hitter from Kings Mountain, North Carolina and Taylor Doss, a middle from Boonville, North Carolina. Both had stellar careers at Catawba and will be greatly missed.
Be sure to keep up with the winter sports that are currently underway at Catawba, such as the swim team. The next home swim meet is December 3rd against Highway 52 rival Pfeiffer.

Four Lady Indians were placed on the South Atlantic All-Conference Teams in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments this season.

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