Two from HPU receive volleyball awards
High Point setter Maddie Simpson (Simi Valley, Calif.) and Radford outside hitter Rachel Wiechecki (Wilmington, Del.) have been named the Big South Volleyball co-Players of the Week, while High Point middle blocker Savannah Angel (Rock Hill, S.C.) has been selected as the Freshman of the Week for matches played the final week of the regular season.
Simpson led High Point to a 2-0 record last week with 130 assists, 13.0 assists per set, 27 digs, 2.70 digs per set and six blocks. Angel recorded 30 kills, a .434 hitting percentage, 3.0 kills per set and nine blocks for the Panthers last week. S
HPU WOMEN SEEDED THIRD FOR BIG SOUTH VOLLEYBALL
HIGH POINT — The third-seeded High Point University women’s volleyball team opens Big South Tournament play with a 5 p.m. quarterfinal against sixth-seeded Winthrop on Thursday in Clinton, S.C.
Presbyterian serves as host for the entire tournament, with quarterfinals Thursday, semifinals Friday and title match on Sunday.
High Point and Liberty tied for third at 9-5. The Panthers won the season series against the Flames to take the No. 3 seed.
The full tournament schedule:
At Presbyterian College
Match 1: No. 1 seed Radford vs. No. 8 seed Gardner-Webb, noon
Match 2: No. 4 seed Liberty vs. No. 5 seed UNC Asheville, 2:30 p.m.
Match 3: No. 3 seed High Point vs. No. 6 seed Winthrop, 5 p.m.
Match 4: No. 2 seed Coastal Carolina vs. No. 7 seed Presbyterian College, 7:30 p.m.
Match 5: Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winner, 4:30 p.m.
Match 6: Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winner, 7 p.m.
Match 7: Match 5 winner vs. Match 6 winner, 2 p.m. (ESPN3)