Archive for October, 2013


#9 Lady Bucs Host Region X Volleyball Tournament

The CVCC Lady Bucs Volleyball team finishes up the season with an undefeated overall record of 36-0 and 16-0 in conference. This is the second straight year that the Lady Bucs have completed this feat. In the latest NJCAA poll that was released this morning the Lady Bucs notch their highest rank with a 9th place seat in the poll, 1 better than their 1oth place spot a week before.

At the end of the season the CVCC Lady Bucs are ranked 1st in the nation with points per set (18.4) and are 2nd in the nation in kills per set (13.28) and service aces per set (3.31). The Lady Bucs are led by 3 sophomores Leah Wells, Hannah Lewis and Megan Gouge. Freshman Aimee Cloninger has been a big offensive spark this season with 3.20 kills per set (32nd in the nation) and 0.82 service aces per set (7th in the nation). Hannah Lewis leads the team with digs and ranks 6th in the nation with digs per set (6.67). Freshman Setter Madison Pogue has also been a huge asset being ranked 8th in the nation with 0.81 services aces per set, and 20th in the nation with 9.45 assists per set.

CVCC is hosting this years Region X/District P tournament, which is on a rotation in the league. The Lady Bucs will start of the bracket as the #1 seed and will play the #8 seed Guilford Tech who beat Pitt Community College in a play-in game last night. The tournament will see two top 20 teams with #1 seed CVCC being ranked 9th and Region VIII representative Pasco-Hernando ranked 11th in the nation.

Region X/ District P Volleyball Tournament Schedule:
Match #1: Friday, November 1st at 12:00pm #1 CVCC vs. #8 Guilford Tech
Match #2: Friday, November 1st at 2:00pm #2 Cape Fear CC vs. #7 Louisburg College
Match #3: Friday, November 1st at 4:00pm #3 Pasco-Hernando CC vs. #6 Lenoir CC
Match #4: Friday, November 1st at 6:00pm #4 Wake Tech CC vs. #8 Surry CC
Semifinal #1: Saturday, November 2nd at 10:00am Match #1 Winner vs. Match #4 Winner
Semifinal #2: Saturday, November 2nd at 12:00pm Match #2 Winner vs. Match #3 Winner
Championship Match: Saturday, November 2nd, 30 minutes following conclusion of Semifinal Match #2, Semifinal #1 Winner vs. Semifinal #2 Winner


Lady Bucs Complete Undefeated Season

CVCC 3, Spartanburg Methodist College 0 (25-13, 25-10, 25-14)

CVCC Leaders:
Kills: Anna Henderson 10, Leah Wells 10, Megan Gouge 8, Madison Pogue 6, Tiffany Brooks 6, Aimee Cloninger 5
Digs: Hannah Lewis 26, Aimee Cloninger 12, Leah Wells 11
Assists: Madison Pogue 35
Aces: Hannah Lewis 3, Aimee Cloninger 2
Blocks: Anna Henderson 2.5, Megan Gouge 2.5

Catawba Valley hosted Spartanburg Methodist for a 10:00 match on Saturday, October 26, 2013 for their final match of the season. The Bucs won in three straight sets 25-13, 25-10 and 25-14.
Leading the offensive game for the Bucs was Anna Henderson and Leah Wells with 10 kills each. Megan Gouge contributed 8, Madison Pogue and Tiffany Brooks had 6 each and Aimee Cloninger added 5 kills. Sophomore captain Hannah Lewis ran the defense with 26 digs for the match. Aimee Cloninger and Leah Wells added 12 and 11 digs respectively. Madison Pogue put up 35 assists for the match and Hannah Lewis and Aimee Cloninger dominated the serving game with 3 and 2 aces each. Anna Henderson and Megan Gouge controlled the net with 2.5 blocks each. Between sets 2 and 3, the Buccaneer’s honored their sophomores during the Sophomore Recognition Ceremony.
Below is what Coach Hudson had to say to the sophomores and their families.

Sophomore Recognition – October 26, 2013
First of all, I would like to say how proud I am of this team and the way they have played together this season. We would like to recognize and say a special thank you to our sophomores who have provided leadership and direction that have led to an amazing, undefeated season.

Name: Megan Gouge
Year: Sophomore
Position: Right Side Hitter
High School: McDowell High School
Hometown: Old Fort, NC

Megan Gouge or “Gouge” as she is affectionately known on the court has been a phenomenal player to coach! Gouge has developed into a right-side powerhouse who is boasting a .296 hitting percentage with 190 total kills for the season and has played in all 110 sets for the team this fall. Gouge has also posted 80 total blocks for the season so far. Gouge’s availability on the court and her aggressive swing are definitely going to be missed next year. Megan is narrowing down her options for next season and will be a huge asset to which ever program she chooses. Gouge plans to minor in Photography and is interested in Computer Programming. I am so proud of you Gouge and wish you the best as you pursue your academic and volleyball dreams for 2014. Love ya Gouge!

Name: Hannah Lewis
Year: Sophomore
Position: Libero
High School: McDowell High School
Hometown: Old Fort, NC

I love Hannah Lewis! I said it the first time I met her and I am still saying it today! Hannah has been such a joy to coach and is such a strong leader, on and off the court and has done an amazing job as one of our team captains this year. Hannah was recruited as an outside hitter, but as a selfless player has truly embraced the role of libero and has done an outstanding job the past two seasons as our defensive leader on the court. Hannah is averaging 6.62 digs per set, which places her 6th in the NATION at digs per set, with 728 total digs! (Pretty amazing and not too bad for an outside hitter!) Hannah also has 58 assists for the year and 47 aces! Hannah is planning to attend North Greenville University on a volleyball scholarship and pursue a degree in Global Studies. I love you Hannah Lewis and am so proud of you!

Name: Leah Wells
Year: Sophomore
Position: Outside Hitter
High School: North Iredell High School
Hometown: Statesville, NC

Leah Wells has been such a remarkable athlete to coach. Leah LOVES every second of the game and it shows on the court. Mark tells me she is even smiling at 6:30 AM during morning workouts! Leah plays the game with such energy, hustling on every play and her enthusiasm is contagious. As team captain this season, Leah has led her team with her strong work ethic and positive attitude. At the beginning of the season, Leah was listed in the NJCAA Media Guide as a sophomore to watch and she has not disappointed. Just last week, for the first time in CVCC history, Leah Wells was named NJCAA player of the week! For the season, Leah has posted 308 kills at 2.8 kills per set and has posted 49 aces. Leah is second on the team, behind libero Hannah Lewis, for total digs and digs per set with 349 totals digs and 3.17 digs per set. For the year, Leah Wells has scored 369 total points! Way to go Leah. Leah is still weighing all her options for next fall and plans to major in Sociology with a concentration in Human Services. I love ya Leah and am going to miss you!

To each of you parents, thank you for all of the support you have shown our program, providing meals, snacks and even opening your homes both here and at the beach for our team to use. You all have made the last two years extra special! Most of all thank you for raising such wonderful girls who excel not only on the court but also off the court.

Thanks again sophomores for your leadership this season and for setting the standards high for our freshman class! I am proud of you and know that God has special plans for each of your lives.

CVCC will host the Region X/ District P Tournament on Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd. Visit the website for tournament information.

The Bucs overall record is 36-0 and their conference record is 16-0.

Lady Bucs Notch Win #35

CVCC 3, Montreat College JV 1 (25-21, 21-25, 25-19, 25-9)

CVCC Leaders:
Kills: Anna Henderson 13, Aimee Cloninger 12, Megan Gouge 9, Leah Wells 8, Tiffany Brooks 6
Digs: Hannah Lewis 16, Madison Pogue 11
Assists: Madison Pogue 37
Aces: Aimee Cloninger 4, Madison Pogue 2
Blocks: Anna Henderson 2, Megan Gouge 2, Madison Pogue 2, Leah Wells 1.5, Tiffany Brooks 1

The Bucs play Spartanburg Methodist College on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10:00 for their final regular season home match and will recognize their sophomores at this time. CVCC will host the Region X/ District P Tournament on Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd. Visit the website for tournament information.

The Bucs overall record is 35-0 and their conference record is 16-0.


CVCC Baseball Head Coach Named to Wingate Hall of Fame

Head Baseball Coach Frank Pait was honored by his alma mater, Wingate University, this weekend by being named to the Wingate University Sports Hall of Fame. Coach Pait was 1 of three new members added to the Hall of Fame during induction ceremonies on Saturday morning, Oct. 19. WU Athletic Foundation and Bulldog Club director Bill Nash said about the group, “This is another outstanding slate of inductees for the Wingate University Sports Hall of Fame. Through the good work of the Sports Hall of Fame committee, we are inducting three student-athletes who made important contributions to the legacy of Wingate athletics.”

Coach Pait was a first team All-American outfielder his senior year for Wingate Sports Hall of Fame coach Dr. Ron Christopher. Coach Pait hit .400 with 17 home runs and 52 RBI in 1985, receiving Carolinas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAC) Player of the Year honors following his final season. Pait and his teammates won three CIAC and NAIA District 26 regular season titles (1982, 1983 and 1984) and two CIAC tournament crowns (1982 and 1983).

Coach Pait then spent three years as an assistant coach at Wingate (1994-96). During his tenure, Wingate compiled a 114-44 overall record with three South Atlantic Conference regular season and three tournament championships. In 1995, the Bulldogs compiled a program-best 46-10 overall record. Wingate was the number one team in the nation for one week during the 1995 season.

For 11 seasons, Coach Pait served as the head baseball coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University. During his L-R career (1997-07), he was 291-239 overall with one SAC regular season title and two Food Lion SAC tourney crowns. Pait was the 2001 SAC Coach of the Year.

Coach Pait has been with CVCC for four seasons. Coach Pait started the program and in its first four years of existence he has compiled a 147-64 overall record with two regular season Carolinas-Virginia Conference Championships and a Southeast Regional title. Coach Pait took the CVCC Buccaneers to their first NJCAA World Series appearance in 2012 and earned a 5th place finish.


Sophomore Leah Wells Named NJCAA DII Volleyball Player of the Week.

The NJCAA has named Catawba Valley CC Women’s Volleyball sophomore student-athlete Leah Wells as Division II player of the week. This marks the first time a student-athlete at CVCC has been awarded this national award. Leah also currently serves on the Student Government Association as the Treasurer.

The #11 ranked Bucs went 3-0 over the last week including sweeping all 3 teams they played. During this time Leah Wells recorded 35 kills while posting a .361 hitting percentage. Leah scored 43 points in the three matches and recorded 16.5 points against Rockingham CC. Leah also stepped up defensively recording 31 digs in the three games.

On the season Leah is ranked in the top 50 of the nation with kills (275), Kills per set (2.93), and total attacks (736). Leah also ranks 55th in the nation with 323 points on the season. As a team the Bucs rank 2nd in the nation in kills per set (13.27), service aces per set (3.34), and points per set (18.4). The team ranks 4th nationally in total service aces (314) and 8th with a .274 hitting percentage. Of the 25 stats that the NJCAA records the Bucs are in the top 50 in 19 of the categories.

The #11 Bucs are 30-0 on the season and have only dropped 4 sets out of 94 total sets played this season. The Bucs are also sitting on a 61 game regular season winning streak with the last lost coming to Spartanburg Methodist at the end of the 2011 season. The final home game of this season will be against Spartanburg Methodist on October 26 at 10:00am. The Bucs will be on the road with two tri-matches this weekend and an away match on the 24th against Montreat College.

CVCC will be hosting this years Region X/District P volleyball tournament on Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd.

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