Four HPU volleyball players earn honors

Dec. 10, 2013 @ 12:14 AM

The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association announced its selections for the 2013 University Division All-State Volleyball Teams on Monday. Fourteen players representing seven different North Carolina Colleges and Universities were selected to the first and second teams.

Two Big South Conference schools led the way with seven total players on the two teams. High Point had the most honorees with four while UNC Asheville placed three on the All-State teams.
High Point’s Chelsea Davis was the leading vote getter among outside hitters. Davis led the Big South with 4.15 kills per set on her way to first-team All-Conference honors. Karrian Chambers of UNC Greensboro collected first-team All-State honors for the second-straight year as an outside hitter. She was a first-team All-Southern Conference honoree while becoming the ninth player in UNCG history to record 1,000 kills, finishing her career with 1,136.
UNC Asheville’s Anna Moore and Charlotte’s Amanda Videmsik were named first-team middle blockers. Moore was a first-team All-Big South honoree while leading the Bulldogs in blocks (0.99 per set) and attack percentage (.326). Videmsik took home All-State honors for the second straight year while leading Charlotte with 10 double-doubles. She averaged 3.45 kills and 2.37 digs per set and was named All-Conference USA second team.
Christi Laite from UNC Wilmington was named to the All-State team for the second time in her career, also collecting the honor in 2011. The right side hitter was named to the All-CAA first team and All-Tournament team while averaging 3.21 kills per set with a .266 attack percentage.
Charlotte’s setter Britney Leigh Held dished out 10.52 assists per set to earn a spot on the All-State first team. UNC Asheville’s libero Rachel Wells rounds out the first team. She led the NCAA with 6.38 digs per set.
The NCCSIA All-State second team is comprised of UNC Wilmington’s Nicole Lott, UNC Asheville’s Christine Lakatos, Elon’s Kris Harris, East Carolina’s Nicole Willis and High Point’s Savannah Angel, Maddie Simpson and Annemarie Chin. Harris, Willis and Chin all received All-State honors for the second consecutive season. Simpson is the only three-time honoree on the list, earning All-State accolades in 2010 and 2012.

The location for the T.W. Andrews-Southwest Guilford basketball games originally scheduled for Dec. 17 at Andrews has been moved.
That game will now be played at High Point University on Dec. 17. The varsity girls game will be at 6 p.m., followed by the boys at 7:30.
Tickets will be presale-only at Andrews and Southwest.

ASHEBORO — The Wheatmore wrestling team placed third in the Courier Tribune Classic this weekend.
Alex Greer (182) and Travis Doyle (220) placed first for the Warriors, while Niemitalo and Trevor Lewallen (285) finished second. Austin Matulevic (113), Trent Wimbley (138) and Chris Baker (195) placed third. Devin Lindholm (126), Thomas Deese (152), Joe Matteson (160), Jacob Burton (170) took fourth.
Wheatmore opens the PAC-6 2A season at Randleman on Thursday at 7.

WILMINGTON — The Guilford Technical Community College women’s basketball team lost 72-59 at Cape Fear Community College late Sunday.
Marcianna Munn (Fayetteville 71st) led the Titans with 15 points. Shannon Buchanan (SW Guilford) had nine points and nine rebounds for the Titans, who play host to Patrick Henry CC on Wednesday night.