HPU volleyball adds two recruits

May. 07, 2014 @ 07:17 PM

Head coach Jason Oliver of the High Point University volleyball team announced two additions to the team for the 2014 season on Wednesday. Setter Carly Jimenez and defensive specialist Amy Pilat will join the Panthers next season.

“Carly and Amy have everything we look for in student-athletes at High Point University,” Oliver said. They are both very talented, smart and love HPU. I know they are both ready to compete for a conference championship and they will add a lot of depth to our team. I look forward to working hard every day to help them be the best student-athletes they can be.”
Jimenez is a setter from St. Charles, Ill. She was an All-Conference selection for the past two years at St. Charles East High School and earned a spot on the first team as a senior. Jimenez was also an All-State and All-Area honoree. She helped St. Charles East to conference championships in 2011 and 2013 and the team finished third in the state in 2011. Jimenez has also played for Club Fusion for the last five years.
Pilat comes to High Point from Chagrin Falls, Ohio where she was an All-Conference selection at Kenston High School. Pilat helped her team to the Ohio State Final Four as a sophomore and junior and was named one of the best players in Northeast Ohio for the last three seasons. For the last eight years, Pilat has played with the Cleveland Volleyball Club, the same club team as former High Point middle blocker Michelle Chakirelis. Pilat’s club team has qualified for the USA Junior Olympic Nationals for the last six years.
Jimenez and Pilat join outside hitter Haley Barnes and middle blocker Camryn Freiberg as freshmen on the 2013 HPU volleyball team. The Panthers finished third in the Big South in 2013 with a 16-15 overall record and a 9-5 mark in league play. High Point returns 10 players from the 2013 squad, including All-Big South honorees Chelsea Davis and Kristin Heldt. Big South Freshman of the Year Savannah Angel will also be back for High Point in 2014.

CARAWAY RACE RESCHEDULED
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  – NASCAR and Caraway Speedway announced today that the postponed Prestoria Farms 150 NASCAR Southern Modified Tour race has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4.
The Prestoria Farms 150 was originally scheduled for Saturday, March 29, but was postponed due to inclement weather.
The Southern Modified Tour was also rained out at Caraway on April 19.  Despite extensive efforts by Caraway and NASCAR officials to identify an alternate date for the event, scheduling conflicts for both the track and the tour preclude rescheduling the Bunny Hop 150.
Next up for the Whelen Southern Modified Tour will be at Caraway on Friday, July 4.

WEANT’S TEAM BAGS HPSGA WIN
HIGH POINT — Bob Weant, Randy Brown, Sonny Dykes and Bob Katana carded 5-under to win the front side in Wednesday’s High Point Seniors Golf Association 2 best ball playday at Oak Hollow.
The teams of Barry Briggs, Philip Fulton, Doug Lain and Vito Petroni and Ken Moore, Bob Ducharme, Doug Smith and John Galyon shot 4-under to share the back side and the overall crowns.
Johnny Mitchell eagled the fifth hole.

STOOKEY, BOWMAN LEAD COLONIAL LADIES GOLF WINNERS
THOMASVILLE — Greta Stookey earned low gross at 82 with Ginger Bowman low net at 67 in Tuesday’s Colonial Country Club Ladies Golf Association weekly playday.
Format was low gross and low net.
Beth Smith took second gross at 83, while Amanda Gane was second net at 73.
Birdies were recorded by Kathy Devore on No. 10 and No. 15, Bowman on No. 4 and No. 15, Smith on No. 9 and No. 10, Stookey on No. 9 and Richardson on No. 4.
Bunker shots were made by Bowman, Barbara Hinshaw and Patti Wood. Bowman had a chip in on No. 17.

DEVORE-ARMENTROUT WIN LOW NET IN CGA WOMEN’S EVENT
SOUTHERN PINES — High Point’s Kathy Devore and Greensboro’s Leigh Armentrout placed second gross and won first net in the Carolinas Golf Association’s Women’s One-Day Four-Ball Tournament at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club in on Tuesday.
The Charlotte duo of Melissa Sage and Patty Moore won low gross at 67, followed by Devore-Armentrout at 73. Devore-Armentrout captured low net at 63.
In second flight, Greensboro’s Kim Jones and Jamestown’s Sook Hee Yang won low gross at 74 and low net at 62. Kernersville’s Carmen Andia and Jamestown’s Bonnie Montgomery shot 81 gross, 69 net.

KIGER-PIKE TEAM FOR CGA SENIOR FOUR-BALL WIN
PINEHURST — The Kernersville duo of Lee Kiger and Arlis Pike carded 67 to win the Super Senior 65+ flight A in the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball Tournament at Pinewild Country Club (Holly Course) on Monday.
The Pinehurst duo of Charles Taubersmith and Allen Lee won regular tournament flight A at 71.
In tournament flight B, Nashville’s Steve Moore and Rocky Mount’s Will Alston won at 74. Greensboro’s George Kennon and Jamestown’s Larry Boswell carded 72.
In Super Senior 65+ flight B, High Point’s Larry Willett and Cary’s David Williams won at 69.