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2013 Women's Volleyball News

November 20, 2013
Haydn Beatty nets all-Conference Carolinas honors
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College senior Haydn Beatty (Norman, Okla.) has been named to the all-Conference Carolinas team for the first time in her career, earning a spot on the third team, announced league officials Wednesday.

November 14, 2013
Beatty, Corhn earn Conference Carolinas academic honors
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College seniors Haydn Beatty (Norman, Okla.) and Molly Corhn (Hendersonville, N.C.) have been named to the Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Academic all-Conference team for the first time in their careers, announced league officials Thursday.

November 9, 2013
Bulldogs rally past Bobcats in Senior Day battle
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Senior Haydn Beatty (Norman, Okla.) tallied nine kills and four blocks, while fellow senior nearly added a double-double with 27 assists and nine digs to pace the Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team on Saturday afternoon, as Barton College rallied for a four-set Conference Carolinas victory on Senior Day in Williams Gymnasium.

November 8, 2013
Mount Olive rallies for league win over Bobcats
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Mount Olive College women’s volleyball team rallied from a pair of deficits in the first and second sets while tallying 10 service aces en route to a 3-0 victory over Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play on Friday evening.

November 6, 2013
Saints outlast Bobcats in four-set battle
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Freshman Avalon Liscio (Naples, Fla.) tallied a match-high 22 kills to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team on Wednesday evening, as Limestone College fought off a trio of set points in the third frame en route to a hard-fought 3-1 victory in Conference Carolinas play.

November 2, 2013
Saints rally for 3-1 win over Bobcats
GAFFNEY, S.C. --- Haylee Leonard (Wallburg, N.C.) and Angela Morse (Greenville, S.C.) combined for 15 kills, and Haydn Beatty (Norman, Okla.) added a match-high five assists as the Limestone College women’s volleyball team rallied for a hard-fought four-set victory over Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon.

November 1, 2013
Valkyries hold off Bobcats in league action
SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- The Converse College women’s volleyball team tallied 31 kills and 26 digs en route to a straight-set victory over Lees-McRae College on Friday evening in Conference Carolinas play.

October 29, 2013
Crusaders edge Bobcats in four-set battle
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The North Greenville University women’s volleyball team withstood a second-set surge by Lees-McRae College and a match-high 19kills by Avalon Liscio (Naples, Fla.) en route to a 3-1 victory in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

October 26, 2013
Barton stages third-set rally to best Bobcats
WILSON, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College freshman Avalon Liscio (Naples, Fla.) posted a match-high 10 kills as the Barton College women’s volleyball team posted a 3-0 win over the Bobcats with a third-set rally in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon.

October 25, 2013
Trojans rally for sweep of Bobcats
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- The Mount Olive College women’s volleyball team posted 12 service aces and a .333 hitting percentage en route to a straight set sweep of visiting Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play on Friday evening.

October 23, 2013
Pfeiffer hangs on for sweep of Bobcats
MISENHEIMER, N.C. --- The Pfeiffer University women’s volleyball team tallied 36 kills and rallied from an early deficit in the third set en route to a sweep of visiting Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday evening.

October 15, 2013
Fleet outlast Bobcats in four-set battle
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Erskine College women’s volleyball team rallied for a hard-fought four-set victory over Lees-McRae College in an epic Conference Carolinas battle on Tuesday evening in Williams Gymnasium, overcoming a 1-0 deficit en route to its first win in Banner Elk in five years.

October 11, 2013
King rallies past Bobcats in conference clash
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The King University women’s volleyball team rallied from an early deficit in each of the first two sets en route to a 3-0 victory over Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play on Friday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

October 9, 2013
Valkyries hold off Bobcats in league play
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Converse College women’s volleyball team combined for seven blocks and a .275 hitting percentage en route to a straight-set sweep of Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

October 5, 2013
Liscio keys Bobcats to Homecoming sweep of Chowan
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Freshman Avalon Liscio (Naples, Fla.) posted a match-high 16 kills to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team to a straight-set sweep of visiting Chowan University during Homecoming Weekend on Saturday afternoon.

October 4, 2013
Lees-McRae inducts 2013 Fred I. Dickerson Hall of Fame class
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College athletic department inducted three new members into the Fred I. Dickerson Hall of Fame on Friday evening, honoring its 2013 class of Jennifer Calderwood King ’01, Amanda Cook Sorrow ’02, and Ried Estus on a magical evening in McDonald Dining Hall on the Lees-McRae campus.

October 4, 2013
2013 Hall of Fame Dinner to be broadcasted live
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College athletic department and Director of Athletics Craig McPhail are pleased to announce that tonight’s Fred I. Dickerson Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony will be broadcast over the internet on the Bobcat Sports Network, powered by Ustream.

October 4, 2013
Tornado stage third-set rally in 3-1 win over Lees-McRae
BRISTOL, Tenn. --- Freshman Avalon Liscio (Naples, Fla.) posted a double-double and senior Molly Corhn (Hendersonville, N.C.) added nine digs to pace the Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team on Friday evening, as King University rallied with a 15-5 run in the third set en route to a hard-fought 3-1 victory in Conference Carolinas play.

October 1, 2013
Crusaders rally past Bobcats in conference clash
BELMONT, N.C. --- The Belmont Abbey College women’s volleyball team was forced to rally in each set, battling for every point while riding a 16-3 third-set run to a hard-fought 3-0 victory over Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday evening.

September 28, 2013
Bobcats drop pair at Erskine Tri-Match
DUE WEST, S.C. --- Haydn Beatty (Norman, Okla.) and Avalon Liscio (Naples, Fla.) combined for 35 kills to pace the Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team on Saturday afternoon, as the Bobcats fell to Erskine College, 3-1, in Conference Carolinas play before USC Aiken swept Lees-McRae in a non-conference tilt.

September 27, 2013
Crusaders rally past Bobcats in epic five-set battle
TIGERVILLE, S.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team and North Greenville University engaged in an epic five-set battle in Conference Carolinas play on Friday evening, each rallying from a set down as North Greenville claimed the fourth and fifth frames en route to a narrow 3-2 victory.

September 24, 2013
Bearcats survive Bobcats in non-conference play
GREENWOOD, S.C. --- The Lander University women’s volleyball team held off a furious rally by Lees-McRae College in the third set of a non-conference match on Tuesday evening, withstanding an 8-1 surge en route to a straight set sweep.

September 22, 2013
No. 16 Bulldogs squeak by Bobcats
INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team held No. 16 Wingate University to 33 kills and a .250 hitting percentage as the Bulldogs squeaked by the Bobcats with a straight set victory on Sunday afternoon at Carolina Courts.

September 21, 2013
Crusaders sweep Bobcats in league play
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Belmont Abbey College women’s volleyball team tallied 33 kills and 13 service aces en route to a straight set sweep of Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon in Williams Gymnasium.

September 20, 2013
Trio of rallies lift Falcons over Bobcats, 3-1
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Freshmen Avalon Liscio (Naples, Fla.) and Haylee Leonard (Walburg, N.C.) recorded match-highs of 10 kills and eight block assists to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team on Friday evening, as Pfeiffer University rallied from a 22-17 deficit in the fourth set en route to a 3-1 victory over the Bobcats in Conference Carolinas play.

September 17, 2013
Bears sweep Bobcats in non-conference play
HICKORY, N.C. --- The Lenoir-Rhyne University women’s volleyball team posted a .343 hitting percentage en route to a straight-set sweep of Lees-McRae College in non-conference play on Tuesday evening.

September 14, 2013
Bobcats drop pair at King Invitational
BRISTOL, Tenn. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team dropped a pair of hard-fought matches to Trevecca Nazarene University and Carson-Newman College on Saturday afternoon at the King University Invitational, falling to each team in straight sets.

September 13, 2013
Liscio, Leonard pace Bobcats to split at King Invitational
BRISTOL, Tenn. --- Freshman Avalon Liscio (Naples, Fla.) posted 31 kills and fellow rookie Haylee Leonard (Walburg, N.C.) to pace the Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team to a split on the first day of the King University Invitational, as the Bobcats edged the University of Virginia at Wise, 3-2, before Concord University rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the nightcap.

September 7, 2013
Lions scratch past Bobcats in straight sets
FLORENCE, S.C. --- Sophomore Jordan Banta (Virginia Beach, Va.) and senior Molly Corhn (Hendersonville, N.C.) tallied match-highs of 13 kills and 18 digs, respectively, as the Mars Hill University women’s volleyball team held on for a straight set victory over Lees-McRae College in the Bobcats’ final contest at the Francis Marion University Tournament.

September 7, 2013
Pacers rally for sweep of Bobcats
FLORENCE, S.C. --- Freshman Avalon Liscio (Naples, Fla.) posted a match-high 10 kills and Jessica Winchester (Bryson City, N.C.) added a double-double with 20 assists and 10 digs, as the University of South Carolina Aiken women’s volleyball team rallied in the third set for a sweep of Lees-McRae College at the Francis Marion University Tournament on Saturday afternoon.

September 6, 2013
Bobcats drop pair at FMU Tournament
FLORENCE, S.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team dropped a pair of hard-fought matches to open the 2013 season on Friday at the Francis Marion University Tournament, falling to Newberry College and host Francis Marion in straight sets.

August 28, 2013
Bobcats tabbed fifth in Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team is picked to finish fifth in the race for the 2013 Conference Carolinas regular season championship, announced league officials Wednesday.

August 7, 2013
Kadija Fornah named new assistant volleyball coach at Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Kadija Fornah has been named the new assistant men and women’s volleyball coach at Lees-McRae College, announced head coach Dave Schmidlin Wednesday.

June 11, 2013
Ledford’s Leonard signs with Lees-McRae
WALLBURG, N.C. --- Haylee Leonard enjoys volleyball, whether it’s playing, coaching or just being around the game.

June 9, 2013
Lees-McRae releases 2013 women's volleyball schedule
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s volleyball team will play a challenging and diverse schedule this fall that includes four teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season, including the defending Southeast Region champion, announced head coach Dave Schmidlin Friday.