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Roppolo selected to Eastern Mennonite All-Tournament Team
Randi Roppolo (Weeki Wachee, FL) was selected to the Eastern Mennonite University All-Tournament team this past weekend. Roppolo led the Spirits with 23 kills in the four matches this weekend. She also led the Spirits with 48 digs.
Cross Country Results from Guilford Invitational
Soccer bounces back with victory over Guilford
The Salem College soccer team defeated Guilford College 3-1 in a non-conference match at the Meredith College Classic. After falling down 1-0, Salem had three different players score to secure the victory. The Spirits improve to 1-1, while Guilford falls to 2-1.
Volleyball loses last three matches at EMU Invitational
The Salem College volleyball team lost its last three matches at the Eastern Mennonite University Volleyball Invitational. The Spirits lost to Catholic University yesterday afternoon in three sets (25-13, 25-18, 25-10). They lost to Mary Washington today (25-17, 25-17, 25-13). In their final match at the Invitational, the Spirits fell to Stevenson in three sets (25-15, 25-10, 25-19).
Cross Country finishes in 8th at Guilford Invitational
Soccer struggles in first match at Meredith
Volleyball loses first match in a close battle with EMU
The Salem College volleyball team lost their first match of the season against Eastern Mennonite University in the EMU Hampton Inn & Sleep Inn Invitational. Salem won the second set and was close in two of the three sets they lost. EMU ended up winning in four sets (24-26, 25-22, 14-25, 25-23). Salem falls to 0-1 on the season, and EMU improves to 1-0.
Soccer team picked to finish third in Great South Preseason Poll
Salem occupies the third spot after finishing in second place during the regular season last year. The Spirits only had one conference loss last season which came at the hands of eventual champion Maryville. Stephanie Hubbard, Sabrina Thiel and Anna Trakas will be back on the field for Salem. As a team, the Spirits led the conference in goals with 74 throughout the season.
Volleyball tabbed to finish sixth in Great South Preseason Poll
Salem finished sixth in the voting as they look to replace last season All-Conference winner Christine Tillman. The Spirits recently announced that Tillman would continue with Salem as a new volleyball assistant coach.
Former player Tillman hired as volleyball assistant
Head Coach Amanda Ziemba has announced that Christine Tillman (King, NC) has been hired as the volleyball assistant coach at Salem College for this upcoming season. Tillman was a four-year starter as an outside blocker for the Spirits, and she holds several all-time record at Salem.
Mike Dryman hired as new tennis coach
Salem College recently named Mike Dryman as the new head coach for tennis and director of sports performance. Dryman will lead Salem’s tennis team and oversee strength and conditioning for Salem’s seven varsity sports teams.
Tillman and Roppolo play volleyball in Italy and Croatia
Two Salem College volleyball athletes competed for the United States Nfinity Team in the 2011 European Global Challenge. Christine Tillman (King, NC), former standout player for the Spirits and the new assistant coach for the team, and Randi Roppolo (Weeki Wachee, FL) were the two representatives from Salem on the team.
Soccer's Barcom set to participate in USA Climbing Championships
Winston-Salem, NC-Incoming Salem College first-year, Taylor Barcom (Anchorage, AK), is set to participate in the USA Climbing (Sport Climbing Series) Youth National Championships. The event will take place at Stone Summit in Atlanta, GA from July 7-10. Barcom will be a member of the Salem College soccer team this fall.
South Lenoir's Graham commits to play softball at Salem
The Salem College softball program is pleased to announce that TyQuilla Graham has committed to attend Salem this fall.
Hamilton set to represent Salem again at 2011 U.S Collegiate Figure Skating Championships
Paige Hamilton (Columbus, OH) will represent Salem College at the 2011 United States Collegiate Figure Skating Championships, which will take place July 21- 24, in Sun Valley, Idaho. Last year representing Salem, Hamilton placed 20th in the nation. The U.S. Collegiate Championships are held every summer and they are the only figure skating event in the country open solely to high-level, full-time college students.
Watauga High's Drummonds commits to play softball at Salem
The Salem College softball program is excited to announce that Shelby Drummonds has committed to attend Salem this fall. Drummonds was a four-year varsity member. The Spirits softball team will begin a full schedule including Great South Athletic Conference play during the 2011-2012 school year.
Chapman High's Henderson commits to play basketball at Salem
The Salem College basketball program is happy to announce that Zy Henderson from Chapman High School in Inman, South Carolina has committed to attend Salem this fall. In her junior and senior seasons, Zy was selected to the all-region team, received the team's Defensive Player Award and was among top area leaders in steals and assists.
Oberlin High's Lollis commits to play basketball at Salem
The Salem College basketball program is pleased to announce that Kristal Lollis has committed to attend Salem this fall. Lollis played at Oberlin High School in Oberlin, Louisiana. She averaged 12 points, five steals and four assists per game and was a senior leader on her team. Lollis was honored as a Second Team All-District Player.
Dimond High's Barcom commits to play soccer at Salem
The Salem College soccer program is pleased to announce that Taylor Barcom has committed to attend Salem next year. Barcom played three years of varsity soccer for Coach Dan Reidman and Coach Terry Curran at A.J. Dimond High School in Anchorage, Alaska. The Salem soccer team is coming off a 15-3 season, and a second-place regular season Great South Athletic Conference finish in 2010.
Davie County High's Stewart commits to play volleyball at Salem
The Salem College volleyball program is pleased to announce that Brittani Stewart has committed to attend Salem next fall. Stewart played middle and outside hitter for Coach Becky Miller at Davie County High School in Mocksville, NC for four years. The Spirits volleyball team is coming off of two consecutive fourth-place finishes in the Great South Athletic Conference.
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