Archive for May, 2014

Women’s Basketball Holding Tryouts

Head Coach Tisha England is excited to announce that the CVCC Lady Bucs will be holding try-outs on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Tarlton Complex from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

To tryout you must bring a current physical (within the last 12 months) and wear appropriate gear and tennis shoes. If you have any questions, please contact Coach England at or (828) 327-7000 ext. 4014


Women’s Basketball Sophomores Gibbs and Jones Sign to Continue Career

CATAWBA VALLEY ATHLETICS – Sophomore Forward, Kadesha Gibbs and sophomore, Anika Jones, signed National Letter of Intents to continue their collegiate career. Gibbs signed with Georgia College who competes in the NCAA DII, Peach Belt Conference. While Jones signed with Johnson C. Smith who competes in the NCAA DII Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Gibbs led the 22-7 Lady Bucs to a third place conference finish this season while leading the team in multiple statistical categories. Gibbs was named to the Region X First-Team, Region X Player of the Year, Region X/District J All-Tournament Team, and NJCAA DII First-Team All-American. Gibbs is also an exceptional student and named to the Region X All-Academic Team for the second year in a row with a 3.68 GPA. “Kadesha is one of the best student-athletes , I have ever coached,” said Head Coach Tisha England. “She is eager to learn and has an outstanding work-ethic with a great character. Kadesha’s drive to be successful, and her knowledge of the game is just a few of her many traits. She impacted the team in every category. All the honors that have been bestowed upon her are well-deserving, and I am proud of Kadesha. I look forward to hearing many great things in the future about this young lady.”

Jones helped guide the Lady Bucs to a third place finish. This season Jones was named Region X First-Team, and Region X/District J All-Tournament Team. Jones had an amazing freshman year helping the Bucs to a conference title, undefeated regular season and 30-1 record. Jones was named Region X Player of the Year in 2013 and also was the first CVCC women’s basketball player to become an All-American, being named NJCAA 1st Team All-American as a freshman. “It has been a joy to coach Anika here at CVCC,” said Coach England. “When I first recruited Anika at Shelby High School, I knew she was special. Her athletic ability was ahead of the game, but her passion and heart for the game was what caught my attention. She worked hard and continued to play until the end of the game. Anika has set high standards for CVCC Women’s Basketball program being the First First-Team All-American. With Anika’s continual work ethic, passion for the game, and character, her destiny will become a legacy. I bless Anika Jones with much success at Johnson C. Smith, and I look forward to seeing and hearing more women’s basketball records broken in the CIAA.”


All Three Volleyball Sophomore Find a New Home

CVCC ATHLETICS – All three of Catawba Valley Volleyball’s sophomores have all found new homes.  Leah Wells (North Iredell HS), has committed to play volleyball at UNC Greensboro, who competes in NCAA DI Southern Conference.  Fellow sophomores Hannah Lewis (McDowell HS) and Megan Gouge (McDowell HS) have both signed with North Greenville University who competes in the NCAA DII Carolinas Conference.


Wells graduated with her AA degree this last Saturday and will enter as a junior on the UNCG Spartan squad. Wells was named CVCC Player of the Year, All-Region X Team, District P Tournament Team, and was the first CVCC volleyball player to be named the NJCAA Player of the Week.  Wells is a part of new Head Coach, Corey Carlin’s first class.  “I am so proud of Leah and all of her academic and athletic achievements,” said Head Coach Shannon Hudson. “She has led our team to undefeated seasons and the National championships the past two years and will definitely be missed.  I know Leah will continue to do great things as a UNC Greensboro Spartan and I couldn’t be more excited for her.”


Lewis signed a letter of intent to play for the North Greenville Crusaders this upcoming fall.  For the second year in a row, Lewis was awarded the CVCC’s Defensive Player of the Year Award.  Lewis was also named to the All-Region X Team and the District P All-Tournament Team. ”Hannah has been a joy to coach and is such a strong leader, on and off the court,” said Coach Hudson.  “Hannah did an outstanding job the past two seasons as our defensive leader and finished the season at number six in the nation for digs. Hannah’s hustle and court know how was essential to this year’s success and we are definitely going to miss her next year.”

Gouge will be joining Lewis at North Greenville University this fall.  Gouge was the recipient of CVCC’s Coach’s Award and was also named to the All-Region X Team. “Megan has been a phenomenal player to coach,” said Coach Hudson.  “Gouge has developed into a right-side powerhouse who is boasting a nationally ranked block assist percentage.  Gouge’s availability on the court and her aggressive swing are definitely going to be missed next year, but I know she’ll do great things at North Greenville University!”


All three sophomores leave as the winningest class in CVCC history after posting undefeated seasons in their two years of play.  The sophomores also won the Conference, Region, and District title in both seasons of play.



Bucs Baseball Claims Third Straight League Championship

CVCC ATHLETICS – Over the weekend the Catawba Valley Bucs Baseball team clinched their third straight league title and the #1 seed in the upcoming Region X/Southeast District Tournament. The Bucs swept conference foe Rockingham Community College to finish with a 22-6 conference record, two games ahead of second place finisher Patrick Henry Community College.

In the latest poll the Bucs are currently ranked 16th and are ranked in the top 25 in 13 statistical categories including offensively being ranked 10th in total hits (520), 15th in team batting average (.327) and 17th in runs (336). Defensively the Bucs are ranked 3rd with 9 shutouts on the season, 7th with a 2.62 ERA, and 17th with opponents only hitting .261 against the Bucs.

The Bucs saw four players named to the NJCAA All-Region X team. Ivan Acuna, Bryson Bowman, and Colby Dishmond where placed on the first team, while Kurt Stabasefski was named to the second team.

Acuna, a freshman second baseman, hit .359 on the season with a .399 on base percentage. Acuna added 8 doubles, 37 runs, and 33 rbi on the season while posting a .906 fielding percentage at 2nd.

Bowman, a sophomore outfielder, led the team with 4 homeruns and 46 rbi on the season. Bowman hit .339 with a .393 on base percentage while adding a team high 15 stolen bases, 7 doubles, 3 triples, and scoring 41 runs on the season. Bowman posted a .987 fielding percentage in the outfield.

Dishmond, a sophomore catcher, led the team with 12 doubles on the season. He posted a .350 batting average with an impressive .433 on base percentage and .520 slugging percentage. Dishmond added 3 homeruns and scored 28 runs while knocking in 38 rbi.

Stabasefski, a sophomore shortstop, was second on the team with a .376 batting average and .455 on base percentage. Stabasefski knocked in 22 rbi while scoring a team best 53 runs while posting a .933 fielding percentage at shortstop.

The Bucs baseball team will play #8 Surry CC in the first round of the Region X/Southeast District tournament on Friday, May 9th at 7:00pm. This is a double elimination tournament with the winner claiming a spot in the NJCAA World Series in Enid, Oklahoma.

Tournament Schedule:
Friday, May 9
10:00am Game 1: #3 Pasco-Hernando CC (Florida) vs. #6 Rockingham CC
1:00pm Game 2: #2 Patrick Henry CC vs. #7 Wake Tech CC
4:00pm Game 3: #4 Southeastern CC vs. #5 Lenoir CC
7:00pm Game 4: #1 Catawba Valley CC vs. #8 Surry CC

Saturday, May 10
10:00am Game 5: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser
1:00pm Game 6: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser
4:00pm Game 7: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner
7:00pm Game 8: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner

Sunday, May 11
10:00am Game 9: Game 5 winner vs. Game 7 loser
1:00pm Game 10: Game 6 winner vs. Game 8 loser
4:00pm Game 11: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner
7:00pm Game 12: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner

Monday, May 12
3:00pm Game 13: Game 12 winner vs. Game 11 loser
7:00pm Game 14: Game 11 winner vs. Game 13 winner

Tuesday, May 13
1:00pm Game 15: Played if Game 13 winner beats Game 11 winner, if necessary.

NJCAA Region X, D-II Baseball; 2014 All-Region Teams
1st Team

Dylan Sligh (Danville CC)
Julio Rosales (College of The Albemarle)
Ivan Acuna (Catawba Valley CC)
Ryan Maksim (Brunswick CC)

Stibel Aleman Saba (Patrick Henry CC)
Jacob Long (Southeastern CC)
Bryson Bowman (Catawba Valley CC)

Colby Dishman (Catawba Valley CC)

Alex Ministeri (Brunswick CC)
Bryant Stafford (Southeastern CC)

2nd Team
Kurt Stabasefski (Catawba Valley CC)
Blake Miller (College of The Albemarle)
Jehneil House (Southeastern CC)
Patrick Graham (Brunswick CC)

Will Miller (College of The Albemarle)
Chastin Radford (Lenoir CC)
Ben Morris (Brunswick CC)

Sam Barber (Lenoir CC)

Troy Jones (Lenoir CC)
Jimmy Boyd (Brunswick CC)