2012 Carson-Newman Volleyball News
May 13, 2013
Volleyball sets slew of camp dates for July
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman head volleyball coach Shannon Mincey has announced seven volleyball camps and clinics throughout the month of July geared toward players from elementary school through high school.
May 8, 2013
Volleyball adds two to 2013 signing class
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman head volleyball coach Shannon Mincey has added a middle blocker and a defensive specialist to the Eagles’ 2013 signing class.
January 22, 2013
Mincey hires Papala as volleyball graduate assistant coach
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman volleyball coach Shannon Mincey has announced the hiring of former Eagle middle hittler Sabina Papala as a graduate assistant coach. “I look forward to working alongside Sabina,” Mincey said. “Her personality is enjoyable to work with and she is a hard worker. Her life experience will be an asset to us coming from Poland and playing for so many schools.”
November 19, 2012
Mincey inks two for volleyball during early signing period
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman head volleyball coach Shannon Mincey announced the signing of two players during the early signing period. The Eagles bring 5-9 right-side hitter Jessica Sokol and 5-9 libero Taylor Lowe into the fold for 2013.
November 10, 2012
Eagle volleyball concludes season with senior day loss to Wingate
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (11-16, 5-13 SAC) won the first set over Wingate (26-2, 16-2 SAC) 25-23, but the Bulldogs stormed back to capture the next three, picking up a four-set victory over the Eagles (23-25, 25-13, 25-20, 25-13). Carson-Newman needed a victory over the conference leading Bulldogs to secure a spot in the SAC tournament.
November 9, 2012
Catawba upends C-N in five-set heartbreaker
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (11-15, 5-12 SAC) and Catawba (13-12, 9-8 SAC) were tied nine times in the fifth set, but a three point service run by the Indians’ Kaitlyn Whitmir broke that ninth tie and propelled Catawba to a 15-13 win in the fifth set and 3-2 win in the match (28-18, 23-25, 15-25, 25-15, 15-13).
November 6, 2012
Eagles pull out comeback victory, beat LMU in five sets
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (11-14, 5-11 SAC) found itself down 13-10 in the fifth set against Lincoln Memorial (19-11, 10-5 SAC) Tuesday night at Holt Fieldhouse, but Kiayna O’Neal (Katy, Texas) went on a four-point service run to help propel the to a come-from-behind five-set victory (19-25, 25-23, 22-25, 30-28, 20-18).
November 5, 2012
Hayes hauls in SAC Specialist of the Week honors
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman senior libero Angelle Hayes (Brentwood, Tenn.) netted the first SAC player of the week for a C-N volleyball athlete this season. Hayes collected 57 digs across the Eagles three matches, averaging 4.75 digs per set.
November 3, 2012
Eagles ready for SAC road match at L-R
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (10-13, 4-10 SAC) will try to string together consecutive match victories as it makes a bid for the final spot in the SAC tournament. The Eagles sit a half game in front of Anderson heading into Saturday afternoon’s match with Lenoir-Rhyne (16-8, 8-5 SAC).
November 3, 2012
Bears get by Eagle volleyball 3-0
HICKORY, N.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne (17-, 9-6 SAC) used a stingy defense to hold Carson-Newman (10-14, 4-11 SAC) to a .033 attack percentage in a 3-0 sweep (25-16, 25-22, 25-14) of the Eagles at Shuford Gymnasium. Kiayna O’Neal (Katy, Texas) and Sabina Papala (Laziska Gorne, Poland) each produced a team high nine kills.
November 1, 2012
Schultz sets new career high as Eagles take down Brevard 3-2
BREVARD, N.C. – Carson-Newman (10-13, 4-10 SAC) got a career high 14 kills from Emily Schultz (Atlanta, Ga.) as the Eagles battled back and forth with Brevard (10-15, 1-13 SAC) to come out on top in five sets (20-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-16, 15-13) Thursday night at Boshamer Gym. It’s the second five-set match in a row the Eagles have won after losing their first five, five-setters.
October 30, 2012
Carson-Newman volleyball digs pink with Tuesday match against rival Tusculum
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (9-12, 3-9 SAC) celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its Dig Pink match Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Holt Fieldhouse versus Tusculum (16-10, 10-4 SAC). The Eagles will wear pink uniforms and proceeds from the night will go toward finding a cure for cancer.
October 30, 2012
Tusculum takes season series over Carson-Newman with 3-1 victory
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - The Tusculum Pioneers (17-6, 11-4 SAC) used a balanced attack and a solid back row defense to take out Carson-Newman (10-13, 3-10 SAC) in four sets (25-19, 22-25, 25-17, 25-14) Tuesday night at Holt Fieldhouse. The match was a meeting of the top two liberos in the South Atlantic Conference in Carson-Newman’s Angelle Hayes (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Tusculum’s Caitlyn Dean.
October 23, 2012
Eagle volleyball stops five-match losing streak with five-set victory over Mars Hill
MARS HILL, N.C. – Carson-Newman (9-12, 3-9 SAC) used a balanced attack and solid play from its back line of defenders to stop a five-game losing streak with a five-set (17-25, 25-17, 21-25, 25-20, 15-13) victory over Mars Hill (12-10, 5-7 SAC). The win was the first for Carson-Newman in a five-set match in 2012.
October 20, 2012
C-N volleyball falls in three sets to Anderson
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Anderson (11-12, 4-9 SAC) used a strong attack to take a three-set (25-20, 25-14, 25-19) victory over Carson-Newman (8-12, 2-9 SAC) Saturday afternoon at Holt Fieldhouse. The Trojans Shannon Gillespie was the only attacker for either team with more than 10 kills, notching 15 for AU. Gillespie finished with a .361 attack percentage.
October 19, 2012
Carson-Newman volleyball readies itself for second half of SAC play
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (8-10, 2-7 SAC) volleyball turns the page to the second half of its South Atlantic Conference Schedule with a pair of weekend contests against Newberry (12-10, 6-5 SAC) Friday and Anderson (10-11, 3-8) Saturday.
October 19, 2012
Eagles get double-double from Harper, but fall in five to Newberry
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Eagle sophomore outside hitter Rachel Harper (Chattanooga, Tenn.) whipped 22 kills and picked up 25 digs, but Newberry (13-10, 7-5 SAC) picked up a five-set (26-24, 22-25, 25-19, 18-25, 15-9) victory over Carson-Newman (8-11, 2-8 SAC) Friday night at Holt Fieldhouse.
October 13, 2012
Eagles drop four-setter to Wingate
WINGATE, N.C. – Carson-Newman (8-10, 2-7) won the first set against Wingate (16-2, 7-2 SAC) but the Bulldogs stormed back behind a furious offensive performance to win 22-25, 31-29, 25-14, 25-17. Four Bulldogs finished with double digit kills, led by Anna Hilton’s 17 to go along with a .471 attack percentage. Wingate hit .307 as a team for the match.
October 12, 2012
Eagle volleyball finishes six-match road-trip with top-flight SAC competition
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman volleyball (8-8, 2-5 SAC) has gone 3-1 on its current stay away from Holt Fieldhouse. However, the Eagles will need to rebound from a three-set loss to Lincoln Memorial to finish out the trip in style against Catawba (6-9, 3-4 SAC) Friday night and Wingate (14-2, 5-2 SAC) Saturday afternoon.
October 12, 2012
Carson-Newman volleyball drops five-set heartbreaker to Catawba
SALISBURY, N.C. – Carson-Newman (8-9, 2-6 SAC) set season highs for digs, assists and kills, but fell in a five set thriller (25-17, 24-26, 22-25, 25-21, 20-22) to the Catawba Indians (7-9, 4-4 SAC) Friday night at Goodman Gym.
October 9, 2012
Carson-Newman volleyball falls to rival Railsplitters in three sets
HARROGATE, Tenn. – A staunch Lincoln Memorial (14-7, 6-1 SAC) attack led the Railsplitters to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-18) victory over Carson-Newman (8-8, 2-5 SAC) Tuesday night at Mars Gym.
October 6, 2012
Eagle volleyball to play two Saturday
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (6-7, 2-4 SAC) continues its six-game road trip with a homecoming for head coach Shannon Mincey. The Eagles will play two Saturday at Mincey’s alma mater King College. The Eagles take on Erskine (5-7) at 1 p.m. before battling with the Tornado (11-8) at 3 p.m.
October 6, 2012
Eagles beat Erskine and King in Bristol Saturday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Carson-Newman Eagles (8-7) volleyball team picked up a pair of victories on Saturday, defeating Erskine in three sets (27-25, 25-21, 25-13 and King in four sets (27-29, 25-20, 27-25, 25-23) at the King College Student Center Complex. The victories improve Carson-Newman’s record to 8-7 in the 2012 season, and the Eagles have won their last four matches.
October 4, 2012
Eagles blow by Buffs 3-0
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – Bolstered by a strong service game for the fourth straight contest, Carson-Newman (6-7, 2-4 SAC) reeled of its second straight win and its second sweep in a row with a 25-21, 25-19, 25-19 victory over Milligan (12-9, 7-1 Appalachia Athletic Conference) Thursday night at Steve Lacy Fieldhouse.
October 2, 2012
C-N Volleyball steps out of conference with midweek match versus Lees-McRae
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. â Carson-Newman volleyball (4-7, 2-4 SAC) will look to get back on the winning track when it steps out of conference play for a match against the Lees-McRae Bobcats (7-7, 4-3 Conference Carolinas) Tuesday night at 7 at Holt Fieldhouse. While the Eagles havenât played Lees-McRae this season, Carson-Newman is still familiar with the Bobcats.
October 2, 2012
Eagles declaw Bobcats in 3-0 sweep
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢â¬Å Carson-Newman volleyball (5-7, 2-4 SAC) held the nationÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢s ninth best serving team to one ace in a 3-0 sweep (25-12, 25-16, 25-18) of Lees-McRae (7-8, 4-3 Conference Carolinas) Tuesday night at Holt Fieldhouse. Sophomore setter Kristen Pickett (Cleveland, Tenn.) dished out 31 helpers, a season high for a three set match.
September 29, 2012
C-N volleyball plays third game in five days versus Lenoir-Rhyne
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (4-6, 2-3 SAC) has split the first two games of a four-game home stand and will try to establish a winning streak for the second time this season against a Lenoir-Rhyne club (7-4, 3-1 SAC) that has won back-to-back matches. The Bears enter Holt Fieldhouse for Saturday’s match at 2 p.m. with a sweep of Queens (N.C.) and a four-set win over no. 22 Wingate under their belts.
September 29, 2012
L-R out blocks C-N in 3-1 victory Saturday
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. â Carson-Newman (4-7, 2-4 SAC) jumped out to a set advantage, but Lenoir-Rhyne roared back in the next three to win 3-1 (21-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-21) Saturday afternoon at Holt Fieldhouse. Haley Rhyne crushed 15 kills, tying C-Nâs Laruen Santarelli (Colorado Spring, Colo.) for the match high.
September 27, 2012
Eagle volleyball blows past Brevard in sweep
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Carson-Newman (4-6, 2-3 SAC) volleyball snapped a two game skid in dominating fashion with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-10, 25-21) sweep of the Brevard Tornados (7-6, 1-4 SAC). The Eagles held Brevard to a .097 hit percentage while C-N blasted away at a .242 mark.
September 25, 2012
Eagle volleyball welcomes Mars Hill to Holt Fieldhouse for Tuesday showdown
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Tuesday’s matchup between Carson-Newman (3-5, 1-2 SAC) and Mars Hill (7-5, 1-2 SAC) features two of the premier defensive specialists in the South Atlantic Conference. Carson-Newman’s Angelle Hayes (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Mars Hill’s Maggie Murphy rank fourth and third in the conference in digs/set with 5.0 and 5.33, respectively. First serve for the match is 7 p.m. at Holt Fieldhouse.
September 25, 2012
Balanced attack propels Mars Hill past C-N in four sets
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Mars Hill (8-5, 2-2 SAC) had three attackers finish with more than 10 kills in a 3-1 (26-24, 23-25, 25-19, 25-21) win over Carson-Newman (3-6, 1-3 SAC) Tuesday night at Holt Fieldhouse. The Lions Marissa Wixson, Regan Macomson and Toni Cole all finished with more than 12 kills, with Wixson notching a match high 19 kills – 10 of which came in the first set.
September 22, 2012
Eagle volleyball drops three-set match to Anderson
ANDERSON, S.C. – The Anderson Trojans (8-5, 1-3 SAC) used a strong attack to keep Carson-Newman (3-5, 1-2 SAC) at bay (25-15, 25-18, 25-19) in three sets Saturday afternoon at the Abney Center. The Eagles were paced by Lauren Santarelli’s (Colorado Springs, Colo.) 14 kills and .355 hit percentage.
September 21, 2012
Eagles search to get back on winning track at Newberry, Anderson
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman volleyball (2-4, 0-1 SAC) will try to shake off a five-set setback to rival Tusculum and pick up its first win in SAC play when the Eagles travel to South Carolina to tangle with Newberry (7-5, 1-1 SAC) Friday and Anderson (7-4, 0-2 SAC) Saturday.
September 21, 2012
Bowlin, Santarelli blast Eagles past Newberry in four sets
NEWBERRY, S.C. – Carson-Newman (3-4, 1-1 SAC) volleyball revved up its attack to soar past Newberry in four sets (25-20, 25-22, 23-25, 25-20). Rachael Bowlin (Morristown, Tenn.) and Lauren Santarelli (Colorado Spring, Colo.) powered an Eagles attack with 17 and 16 kills, respectively.
September 18, 2012
Eagle volleyball drops five-setter to rival Tusculum
GREENVILLE, Tenn. – In a back and forth match, it was Tusculum that used one last shift in momentum to pull out a five-set win over Carson-Newman. Carson-Newman (2-4, 0-1 SAC) had Tusculum (8-2, 3-0 SAC) on the ropes in the fifth set 9-6, but the Pioneers pulled off a comeback, scoring the next five points secure a match victory (19-25, 25-16, 27-29, 25-21, 15-11).
September 15, 2012
C-N sweeps Montevallo with balanced attack
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (2-3) volleyball saw four attackers average more than 2.75 k/s in a sweep of the Montevallo Falcons (6-6). Rachel Harper (Chattanooga, Tenn.), Lauren Santarelli (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Rachael Bowlin (Morristown, Tenn.) all finished with more than 10 kills for the match while Ashley Ferris (Knoxville, Tenn.) followed shortly behind with 8.
September 15, 2012
Carson-Newman volleyball breaks out brooms to beat UNCP in sweep
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – After falling in two, five-set matches in the Carson-Newman Classic and getting swept by Palm Beach Atlantic Friday night, Carson-Newman (1-3) stormed back with a morning sweep (25-22, 25-22, 25-20) of UNC Pembroke (5-6) Saturday morning at Holt Fieldhouse.
September 14, 2012
Carson-Newman falls in three sets to Palm Beach Atlantic
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Palm Beach Atlantic (9-2) used a strong service game to keep Carson-Newman’s Eagles (0-3) at bay in a 3-0 (25-23, 25-4, 25-20) sweep Friday afternoon at Holt Fieldhouse. The Sailfish served up 16 aces, 10 alone from Faith Rohn.
September 13, 2012
Carson-Newman spikers to do battle in Eagle Invitational
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman volleyball (0-2) squares off against three more challenging opponents when it takes to the court for its second straight home tournament – the Eagle Invitational. Palm Beach Atlantic (8-2), Montevallo (6-3) and UNC Pembroke (5-4) all invade Holt Fieldhouse for the event beginning Friday at 4 p.m.
September 8, 2012
Hayes makes Carson-Newman Classic all-tournament team
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman volleyball's libero Angelle Hayes (Brentwood, Tenn.) picked up the first honor of her senior season by making the Carson-Newman Classic all-tournament team. Hayes had 4.7 digs/set for the tournament. The 5-5 senior had 26 digs against a powerful Armstrong Atlantic attack.
September 8, 2012
Eagles fall to Armstrong in Five Sets
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Carson-Newman Eagles (0-2) volleyball team fell in five sets against Armstrong Atlantic (6-0) at Holt Fieldhouse in the Carson-Newman Classic on Saturday morning. The two teams split the first four sets: 15-25, 26-24, 10-25, and 25-15 before Armstrong won the decisive fifth set 15-7.
September 7, 2012
Carson-Newman volleyball falls in five sets to Francis Marion
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Carson-Newman volleyball team dropped a five-set match (22-25, 18-25, 25-15, 25-21, 15-11) to the Peach Belt Conference’s Francis Marion Patriots Friday afternoon in the second match of the Carson-Newman Classic. The Eagles notched 13 kills from sophomore outside hitter Lauren Santarelli (Colorado Springs, Colo.).
September 6, 2012
Top-flight opponents await Eagle volleyball in Carson-Newman Classic
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – When Carson-Newman volleyball opens up the season Friday afternoon at Holt Fieldhouse, it does so against tough competition. The Eagles face a 3-1 Francis Marion Patriots team at 1 p.m. before turning their attention to an Armstrong Atlantic squad that is just outside the top 25 in the latest AVCA top 25.
August 23, 2012
Orange squeaks by Blue in C-N volleyball scrimmage
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - With a new season on the horizon, the Carson-Newman volleyball has added depth that was on display in Thursday’s Orange/Blue scrimmage. The Orange squad won three sets to the Blue team’s two.
August 14, 2012
Serving Him in Nicaragua: Eagle volleyball on a mission, Day 5
DIRIAMBA, NICARAGUA – The following is a series of first-hand accounts of Carson-Newman volleyball players and coaches on their missions trip to Nicaragua. Isaiah 6:8 “I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
August 13, 2012
Serving Him in Nicaragua: Eagle volleyball on a mission, Day 4
DIRIAMBA, NICARAGUA – The following is a series of first-hand accounts of Carson-Newman volleyball players and coaches on their missions trip to Nicaragua. Jeremiah 20:9 If I say ‘I will not mention his word or speak anymore in His name’, His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed I CAN NOT.”
August 12, 2012
Serving Him in Nicaragua: Eagle volleyball on a mission, Day 3
DIRIAMBA, NICARAGUA – The following is a series of first-hand accounts of Carson-Newman volleyball players and coaches on their missions trip to Nicaragua. Speechless. That was my reaction to our worship tonight (Saturday).
August 11, 2012
Serving Him in Nicaragua: Eagle volleyball on a mission, Day 2
DIRIAMBA, NICARAGUA – The following is a series of first-hand accounts of Carson-Newman volleyball players and coaches on their missions trip to Nicaragua. The sound of rain pounding on our tin roof woke us early this morning.
August 10, 2012
Serving Him in Nicaragua: Eagle volleyball on a mission, Day 1
DIRIAMBA, NICARAGUA – The following is a series of first-hand accounts of Carson-Newman volleyball players and coaches on their missions trip to Nicaragua. We left Knoxville, Tenn. at 6:30 a.m. and arrived in Mangua, Nicaragua at 6:30 p.m. (Nicaraguan Time).
July 27, 2012
Carson-Newman Volleyball Coach Shannon Mincey signs five for 2012
Jefferson City, Tenn. – Carson-Newman head volleyball coach Shannon Mincey announced five additions to the 2012 signing class Friday. Morristown East’s Lindsey Wells, Sabina Papala, Kristina Hill, Kiayna O’Neal and Emily Schultz join Sara Fairley and Kianna Sedlacek rounding out seven newcomers for the 2012 edition of the Eagles spikers.
July 24, 2012
Eagle volleyball unleashes 2012 schedule
Carson-Newman volleyball will see seven NCAA tournament qualifiers come through Holt Fieldhouse in 2012.