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Archive for November 16, 2012
CVCC Buccaneers Baseball team is proud to announce that 1B/3B redshirt freshman Ryan W. Karl (Montville, NJ / Montville Township HS) has signed a National Letter of Intent with Cornell University Big Red Baseball Team.
Karl selected Cornell because of the education of an Ivy League School first and foremost, but is also excited about the success of the Cornell baseball team which won the Ivy League Championship last year. Karl thanks Coach Pait and Coach Coffey for their help in making him a better ball player and attributes the blue collar work ethic that his teammates instill on the field and in the weight room as making him better every day.
Even though Karl is excited about his opportunities next year at Cornell he is still excited about this upcoming season. Karl says:
“We have been working to not only return to Oklahoma but to win a national championship. We are embracing this expectation, and we are not shying away from it. This goal motivates us, and we push each other to get a little better each day. Obviously, this is a process, and we must win our conference and region before that is possible. But this team has a great deal of talent, and as long as we keep grinding and play good baseball in the spring then there is no doubt in my mind this team will do special things.”
CVCC Buccaneers Baseball team is proud to announce that right handed pitcher, sophomore Robert H. Whaley (Hickory, NC / Hickory HS) has signed a National Letter of Intent with Appalachian State Mountaineers Baseball Team.
Whaley selected App State because of the new coaching staff and the success of the team, he also is excited to play Division I baseball so close to home. He will miss all of his teammates on CVCC, but thanks all of them in his development as a pitcher and thanks Coach Pait into making him a bigger and stronger player. He attributes his development as a pitcher into the throwing program Coach Pait has implemented at CVCC.
When asked about his goals for his upcoming season he only said two words, “National Championships.”
CVCC Buccaneers Baseball team is proud to announce that left handed pitcher, redshirt freshman Kevin R. Weissheier (Valley Stream, NY/Chaminade HS) has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Hofstra University Pride Baseball Team.
Weissheier is excited to head back home to Long Island to play next year, he is especially excited for an opportunity to play with his younger brother on the Pride team. He is thankful for the player Coach Pait has made him by making him physically and mentally stronger. He will miss his teammates next year but right now is ready for the upcoming season to start. Weissheier says, “My goal this year, as is the rest of my teammate’s, is to get back to Oklahoma and continue the great tradition this program has had for the past three years. I also want to set an example as a person off the field and in the classroom so others that come to this program have something to aspire to. Anything less is unacceptable.”
The Catawba Valley Community College Lady Buccaneers traveled to Toledo, Ohio to compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II National Volleyball Tournament on November 15-17. Number 14 seed Catawba Valley faced number 3 seed Parkland College for the first round 9:00 match. The Bucs came out strong and won the first set 25-23, making school history by winning a set at the National Tournament. The Bucs lost momentum in sets two and three and lost 25-18, 25-18. In the fourth set, the Cobras of Parkland College came out to an early lead, but the Bucs battled back at the end before dropping a close set and the match, 25-22. The Bucs offense was led by Jenn Beatty with 16 kills. Leah Wells contributed 8 kills, Kailey Russell had 7 kills with a .500 hitting percentage, and Ceci Brandon added 5 kills. Jenn Beatty also led the serving game with 3 aces for the match. Ceci Brandon and Leah Wells each aced 1. Kailey Russell and Ceci Brandon each put up 1.5 total blocks and Megan Gouge added 2 block assists. Lacy Goodson had 34 assists for the match. The Parkland Cobras offense kept the Bucs defense on their toes, and Hannah Lewis led the way in digs, posting 25 for the match. Jennifer Beatty had 20 digs, Leah Wells added 15 and Lacy Goodson posted 12.
Catawba Valley will compete against Moraine Valley Community College in the 10:00 match on Friday, November 16th. The winner of the 10:00 match will play again at 4:30 on Friday afternoon.
CVCC 1, PC 3 (25-23, 18-25, 18-25, 22-25)
Kills: Jennifer Beatty 16, Leah Wells 8, Kailey Russell 7, Cecilia Brandon 5
Aces: Jennifer Beatty 3, Leah Wells 1, Cecilia Brandon 1
Blocks: Kailey Russell 1.5, Cecilia Brandon 1.5, Megan Gouge 1
Assists: Lacy Goodson 34
Digs: Hannah Lewis 25, Jennifer Beatty 20, Leah Wells 15, Lacy Goodson 12