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.