Area Sports: A step toward return of high school action
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 17, 2020
- Must come dressed ready to participate (no locker rooms to change).
- Bring own water bottle (label with his or her name before they come).
- Will have access to water fountain (one person at a time).
- Cannot bring own game ball.
- The training room will be injuries only, there will be no pre-taping.
- The student-athlete will have to be checked daily by the athletic trainer before the student-athlete can participate in workouts.
Catawba College director of volleyball Patrick Nicholas announced the addition of four commitments for the indoor and beach teams for 2020-21.
New additions are Mackenzie Fulk, of East Bend; Jordan Gore, of Columbia, S.C.; Molly Mather, of Simpsonville, S.C., and Mikayla Patterson, of Durham.
Fulk started four years as a hitter and defensive specialist at Forbush. She was twice named all-conference, posting 442 kills with 752 digs and 144 aces over her career. For the Falcons, Fulk was a team MVP and served as captain and helped Forbush to three state playoff berths. Fulk played club volleyball with Carolina Union.
Gore, a middle blocker, finished her prep career at Westwood High School after two years at Richland Northeast. She was named all-region and played in the North/South All-Star Game. Gore played on three regional championship teams.
Mather is a transfer from Spartanburg Methodist. At SMC, the hitter posted 376 kills over two seasons with 93 blocks. Mather prepped at Maulden High School and helped the Mavericks to a 27-7 record and the state quarterfinals as a senior.
Patterson attended City of Medicine Academy and played with both Northern High School and Jordan High School. She was named all-conference and was captain as a senior at Northern. Patterson posted 455 digs as a senior and set a school record with 50 in a match. She earned the Hustle Award and was twice a scholar athlete. Patterson played with Jammers Volleyball Club.
A total of 2,175 student-athletes, spanning each of the South Atlantic Conference’s 12 member institutions and 20 sports, were named to the 2019-20 SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, the conference office announced.
To be eligible for inclusion on the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, student-athletes must have competed in a sponsored championship sport and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher throughout the academic year.
The list incudes nine SAC players of the year, including Catawba soccer’s Katie Beck.