September 24, 2012

Crumal named interim head women's volleyball coach

BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae Director of Athletics Craig McPhail has named Cassie Crumal the interim head coach of the Bobcat women's volleyball program. Former head coach James Goodridge has stepped down to focus on Lees-McRae's men's volleyball program.

"This is a time for us to evaluate Coach Crumal and watch the progress of our women's volleyball program," said McPhail. "Her ability to lead and challenge our women down the stretch is something we want to see as we continue the proud tradition of women's volleyball at Lees-McRae College."

Crumal joined the Bobcat family this summer as an assistant coach following a tremendous playing career at NCAA Division I institution William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., where she concluded her four-year tenure at the setter position ranked sixth in program history with 1,826 assists. She also finished her career with the Tribe ranked seventh in assists per set (8.19) and 11th in service attempts (741).

A native of Denver, Colo., Crumal graduated from William and Mary in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in elementary education and psychology. Crumal brings three years of coaching experience at the club level, working with the Williamsburg Volleyball Club from 2010-2012.

Crumal excelled both on the court and in the classroom at William and Mary, earning the league's rookie of the week recognition during her freshman season, while also being honored with the Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner's Award as both a sophomore and junior with the Tribe.

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