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Featured Athlete of the Month of October-Katie O'Leary (Volleyball)
Katie should get the iron-woman award! She always gives 100%, she plays hurt and always puts team before self. She is a great player to have here at Salem College. She really stepped up for us by playing middle (not her natural position) and she does a great job! She is passionate about volleyball and is working hard to make Salem Volleyball a success in our conference. It is wonderful watching her get better everyday and knowing that she has what it takes to lead our team in the future.
Cross country finishes in 24th at South/Southeast Region Championship
The Salem College cross country team finished in 24th at the NCAA South/Southeast Region Championship hosted by Rhodes College. Stephanie Mendez (Atlanta, GA) was the top runner for the Spirits and finished the 6K course in 112th place (26:13). Salem finished their season by avenging a Great South Championship loss against Spelman College, who finished in 25th.
Soccer has five players awarded to GSAC All-Conference and four to GSAC All-Freshman teams
The Salem College soccer team was well represented on the Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) All-Conference, All-Freshman, and All-Academic teams that were selected this week. The Spirits finished the season with a 15-3 record, and lost in the GSAC semifinals. Tia Bringhurst (Hurricane, UT), Stephanie Hubbard (Sanford, NC), Alexi Saganich (McLeansville, NC), Sabrina Thiel (Hillsboro, OH), and Anna Trakas (Tryon, NC) were all selected to the GSAC All-Conference team. Hubbard, Saganich and Trakas were joined by MacKenzie Schmidt (Columbus, OH) on the All-Freshman team.
Tillman selected to both GSAC All-Conference and All-Academic Teams
The Great South Athletic Conference announced that Christine Tillman (King, NC) was selected to the GSAC Volleyball All-Conference and All-Academic teams. Tillman capped off an excellent career at Salem this weekend in the GSAC quarterfinals. She owns Salem records in kills and blocks.
Soccer loses in very close GSAC semifinal match
The Salem College soccer team lost 1-0 to Piedmont College in the Great South Athletic Conference semifinals hosted by Piedmont College. Piedmont scored the only goal of the match in the 55th minute. Salem finishes their season with a school record 15-3 record, and with a second place GSAC regular season finish.
Volleyball falls in five sets to LaGrange in GSAC quarterfinals
The Salem College volleyball team lost in an extremely close match against LaGrange in the Great South Athletic Conference quarterfinals hosted by Agnes Scott. LaGrange needed five close sets to defeat the Spirits (25-23, 15-25, 25-21, 24-26, 15-17). Christine Tillman (King, NC) had an excellent last match at Salem with 9 kills, 13 digs, 4 solo blocks, and 9 block assists. Salem finishes the regular season with an 8-21 overall record.
Volleyball loses last regular season match at Guilford
The Salem College volleyball team lost their last regular season match last night at Guilford in a non-conference game. Guilford defeated the Spirits in three sets (18-25, 15-25, 14-25). Sara Maher (Longmont, CO) led Salem with 17 set assists. The Spirits fall to 8-20 overall with the loss.
Soccer set for GSAC semifinals ranked in the top 25 in all NCAA national team statistics
The Salem College soccer team will travel to Demorest, GA this weekend for the Great South Athletic Conference Tournament as the two seed. Salem will play the tournament host, Piedmont College, on November 5th at 6:45 in the second semifinals match. Salem finished the regular season with a school record 15-2 overall record, and 6-1 in the GSAC.
Volleyball prepares for Great South Tournament in Georgia
The Salem College volleyball team is preparing for a trip to the Great South Athletic Conference Tournament this weekend hosted by Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA. The quarterfinals and semifinals will take place on November 5th, and the championship is on the 6th. Salem will play LaGrange College in the quarterfinals. The Spirits are the four seed and LaGrange is the five seed. Salem defeated LaGrange 3-2 in five sets when the two teams met at Piedmont on October 16th.
Cross country earns several Great South postseason honors
The Salem College cross country team was well represented in the Great South Athletic Conference postseason awards given out today at the GSAC Championships hosted by Maryville College. Stephanie Mendez (Atlanta, GA) was selected to the GSAC All-Conference team for the second year in a row. Salem finished in third in the GSAC Championships as a team.
Cross country has third place finish at Great South Championship meet
The Salem College cross country team finished in third place at the Great South Athletic Conference Championships today in Tennessee. Huntingdon took first place in the meet with 33 points followed by Spelman with 96 points. The Spirits scored 122 points, and Stephanie Mendez (Atlanta, GA) was the top Salem runner with a 7th place finish in the 6K race (28:39).
Volleyball falls in four sets at Hollins
The Salem College volleyball team lost at Hollins University this afternoon. Salem fell to Hollins in four close sets (26-24, 21-25, 24-26, 23-25). Keri Nolan (Calabash, NC) led the Spirits with 12 kills and she also had 2 block assists. The Spirits fall to 8-19 on the season with the loss.
Soccer program and Callahan reach milestone 50th NCAA win at Mountain State
On a very cold night, the Salem College soccer team broke the school's single regular season victory record with a 2-0 road win at Mountain State. Kim Wisen (Madison, OH) scored the game-winning goal in her last regular season match. Salem improves to 15-2 overall this season, and the 15 wins is a new regular season record.
Soccer scores with thirty seconds left against Ferrum to move to 14-2
The Salem College soccer team defeated Ferrum College 2-1 tonight on a very rainy field. Tia Bringhurst (Hurricane, UT) scored with thirty seconds left to give the Spirits an exciting win. Salem moves to 14-2 overall on the season.
Soccer earns first round bye with 11-0 win at Wesleyan
The Salem College soccer team defeated Georgia Wesleyan 11-0 on the road in a Great South match. Salem clinched a second place finish in the Great South with the victory, and they also earned a bye into the semifinals. Salem will play in the second semifinal game hosted by Piedmont on November 5th at 6:45 pm. The Spirits improve to 13-2 overall and to 6-1 in the GSAC.
Volleyball finishes fourth in GSAC
The Salem College volleyball team lost four matches this weekend played at both Maryville and Virginia Intermont. Salem fell to Maryville (11-25, 22-25, 8-25) in a Great South conference match. The other three loses were non-conference matches against Covenant, Virginia Intermont, and Southern Virginia. Salem finishes their conference play in fourth place, and they will play LaGrange in the conference quarterfinals. The Spirits overall record falls to 8-18.
Soccer wins at Spelman to improve to 12-2
The Salem College soccer team defeated Spelman 3-2 today on the road in a Great South match. Stephanie Hubbard (Sanford, NC) scored two goals off of corner kicks in the win. Salem improves to 12-2 with the win and 5-1 in the conference.
Stephanie Mendez selected as Great South Runner of the Week
Sophomore Stephanie Mendez of Salem College is the Runner of the Week for women’s cross country. Mendez led Salem to a fifth place finish at the North Carolina Collegiate Championships. She ran a team season-best time of 27:30 over the 6K course and finished 18th overall.
Volleyball comes up short in 3-1 loss against Peace
The Salem College volleyball team fell short in a home non-conference loss against Peace College. The Spirits fell to the Pacers 3-1 (18-25, 25-22, 20-25, 16-25). The match was the last home match for senior Christine Tillman (King, NC). Tillman has been a leader in most statistical categories for the Spirits over her four years. Salem falls to 8-14 with the loss.
Soccer improves to 4-1 in GSAC and 11-2 overall with win
The Salem College soccer team won their last home match of the season in a Great South match against LaGrange College, 3-1. Alexi Saganich (McLeansville, NC) had 2 goals and an assist in the win. The Spirits also celebrated two seniors, Courtney Sauer (Carthage, NC) and Kim Wisen (Madison, OH), in the victory. Salem improves to 11-2 overall and 5-1 in the Great South.
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