Lady Lions Earn SIAC All-Conference Volleyball Honors

Posted by kmay | 11/11/2010 20:17 PM

Augusta, GA- The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) announces the 2010 Volleyball All-Conference Teams as selected by the SIAC Volleyball Coaches Association.

Paine College Lady Lions volleyball team members Victoria Claytor and Fernisha McMillian received SIAC All-Conference honors, Wednesday evening, November 10, 2010. The honors were received at the SIAC volleyball banquet held on the campus of Kentucky State University.

Victoria Claytor (pictured left) was named to the second team all-conference team. In addition, the sophomore outside hitter was named SIAC Defensive Player of the Year.  Victoria led the Lady Lions in kills with 390 kills, 50 service aces, and 186 digs for the 2010 year.

Meanwhile, teammate Fernisha McMillian (pictured right) was named Libero for the first team all conference team.  The defensive player recorded 415 digs this year.

The 2010 SIAC All-conference team is led by Benedict senior Melinda Bastian. Bastian, a three-time all-conference first team selection, tied for the conference lead with 343 kills while posting a hitting percentage of .343. The 5-10 native of Nassau, Bahamas also added 77 digs, 37 total blocks, and 24 service aces. For her efforts, she was named 2010 SIAC Most Valuable Player. She was also named Offensive Player of the Year for the third consecutive year.

The Lady Lions traveled to Frankfort, KY to play in the SIAC Volleyball Tournament, and won two games out of four in the double elimination competition.  First day of the competitions, the Lady Lions opened up the tournament defeating Lane College in straight sets (25-14; 25-9; 25-11).  Then the Lady Lions had to face the #1 seed in the East Division, Claflin University, but fell short in a very competitive match (23-25; 22-25; 21-25). 

On Thursday, November 11, 2010  the Lady Lions would start out with a win over Miles College (25-13; 25-12; 25-14), but the 2010 season would come to an end as the  Lady Lions lost a grueling match in 5 sets to Stillman College (19-25;25-18; 25-16; 10-25; 8-15.)  With the loss, the Lady Lions were eliminated from the 2010 SIAC volleyball tournament, and end the season with a 17-15 overall record, and 7-9 SIAC conference record.  

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Lady Lions to Compete in SIAC Volleyball Tournament

Posted by kmay | 11/9/2010 18:17 PM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lady Lions open up a “new” season, Wednesday, November 10, 2010 in Frankfort, KY as they compete for the 2010 SIAC Volleyball Championship hosted by Kentucky State University.

Participating in the first game of the day, the Lady Lions, 5th Seed on the East will take on the 6th seed on the West, Lane College at 10:00 AM. The winner of the game will then take on the #1 seed on the East, Claflin University.

The Lady Lions wrapped up their 2010 regular season Thursday, November 4, 2010 in Carter Gymnasium as the lost a very competitive match to Savannah State University in three straight sets (22-25, 19-25, 24-26).

The Lady Lions, coached by Selina B. Kohn and assisted by Zack Howard will go into the tournament with a 15-13 overall record, and 7-9 SIAC conference record.

Good Luck Lady Lions, and thanks for all of your hard work on and off the court.

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Lady Lions Pictured: Front Row L-R: Ashlee Porter, Janae' Kearse, Fernisha McMillian, Melande Carter, Camachio Harris. Back Row L-R: Michele Brown, Amber Johnson, Mehgan Smith, Marquita Josey, Victoria Claytor

Lady Lions Cross Country Team Finish in Top Five

Posted by kmay | 11/5/2010 22:52 PM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lady Lions Cross Country team finished their 2010 season with a fifth place finish at the  SIAC conference meet, Friday, November 5, 2010 in Jonesboro, GA.

Each of the Lady Lions completed the 5k course in under 25 minutes.  Casheba Ellis ran the 5k course in 21:30.18, finishing 11th place, Elithia Gibson, 22:34.16, 19th place and Corie Coleman 22:54.10 would take the 20th spot.

Antionette McPhail covered the course in 23:33.82, Baiesha Johnson 23:51.24, Hint Denson 24:02.39, and Lasheba Ellis with a time of 24:47.9, coming in 46th place out of 69 runners.

“I am very impressed with my team, states Head Coach Willie Adams.  When I first started coaching cross country, my first runner would finish the race in about 24 minutes, now my entire team can complete a race in 24 minutes.”

The Lady Lions had a very impressive season.  For the first time in the history of the PC invitational, the Lady Lions took first place and two second place finishes for the 2010 year, and received a total of nine medals.  Juniors Casheba Ellis and Elithia Gibson (pictured) received medals for finishing in the top ten runners in several cross country meets this year. 

“I would like to thank the Lady Lions for their hard work this season, and look forward to preparing for the 2011 Cross Country season, states Adams.

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Lady Lions Volleyball Closes 2010 Season in Carter Gymnasium

Posted by kmay | 11/4/2010 07:27 AM

Augusta, GA-  The Paine College Lady Lions volleyball team will closeout the regular season, Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 6:00 PM as they host Savannah State University in Carter Gymnasium.  Paine Lady Lions enter the contest with a 15-12 overall record.

This game will also serve as senior night, as the Lady Lions honor Marquita Josey(pictured) for four years of service to Paine College as a student athlete. 

A native of Forsyth, Georgia, Marquita is the daughter of Anessa Moore and John W. Josey.  She is a 2007 graduate of Mary Persons High School, majoring in English. Marquita plays in the position of outside hitter and setter for the Lady Lions, and is also a member of the Lady Lions Softball team.

The Lady Lions will be traveling to Frankfort, Kentucky to participate in the SIAC Volleyball tournament November 10-12, 2010.

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photo courtesy of Oscar Daniel Photography

Paine Volleyball to Host Benedict College

Posted by kmay | 11/2/2010 12:46 PM

Augusta, GA-  The Paine College Lady Lions Volleyball Team will be hosting Benedict College Lady Tigers, Tuesday, November 2, 2010 in Carter Gymnasium at 6:00 PM. 

This game will be the final SIAC regular season conference game of the year. 

The Lady Lions will play their final game of the year, Thursday, November 4, 2010, as they host Savannah State University with first serve scheduled for 6:00 PM.

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Kearse SIAC Defender of the Week Again

Posted by kmay | 10/27/2010 08:15 AM

Augusta, GA- For the second time this season, Paine College Lady Lion Janae’ Kearse has been named SIAC Volleyball Defender of the week.

Kearse finished the week with 70 digs, and 2 blocks in four matches for the Lady Lions.  The junior, Orangeburg, SC native also contributed 22 kills, 11 service aces, and three assists. 

In addition to playing in the defensive specialist position for the Lady Lions, Janae’ is also a powerful outside hitter. 

Kearse and the Lady Lions went 4-0 for the nominating period, with wins over Voorhees College twice, Morris College, and Edward Waters College. 

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Photo Courtesy of Oscar Daniel Photography

Paine Alumni Return to the Baseball Field

Posted by kmay | 10/24/2010 20:04 PM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lion’s baseball team hosted their first annual alumni baseball game Sunday, October 24, 2010 on the Paine College campus.

The baseball game provided the opportunity for former Paine College Lions to interact with current players, families, and fans.  Alumnus provided encouragement and words of advice to the current Lions, and the game also gave the guys a taste of what they can expect for the upcoming season.

The Lions look forward to the annual alumni game being a successful event, and see the game as an opportunity to bring together supporters for Paine’s athletes and for Paine College. 

The former Lions (pictured) were able to show their fans that they still have what it takes, as they claim bragging rights for  "passing the hit stick" the majority of the game.

The Lions will also be hosting their annual purple and white game, Saturday October 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM on the Lions field.

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Baseball Team to Host First Annual Alumni Game

Posted by kmay | 10/22/2010 08:19 AM

Augusta, GA-  The Paine College Lions Baseball team will host their first annual Alumni baseball game, Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 3:00 pm at the Lions field.

Returning to the Lions field will be players from as far back as 2004, and they will take on the 2010-2011 baseball team.

The Lions finished the 2010 season with a 13-24 overall record and 5-10 SIAC conference.

The Lions will also play their annual purple and white game Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM on the Lions field.

The Lions are coached by Pete Cardenas and assisted by Kenny Bellamy.

 

Pictured: Former Lion James Dudley

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Lady Lions Lose Volleyball Match to Clark Atlanta University

Posted by kmay | 10/14/2010 02:40 AM

Augusta, GA- Despite offensive and defensive efforts by Paine’s Lady Lions Michele Brown (pictured), Janae’ Kearse and Victoria Claytor, the Lady Lions dropped a 2-3 match to SIAC conference opponent Clark Atlanta University Lady Panthers.  The Lady Lions lost 25-21, 8-25, 25-19, 12-25, and 8-15 Wednesday October 13, 2010 in Carter Gymnasium.

Outside hitter, sophomore Victoria Claytor, led the offense with 14 kills on 26 attempts.  Junior Janae’ Kearse and defensive specialist added seven kills, no attack errors, and 13 digs, while middle hitter, sophomore Michele Brown put down six kills, one block, and four block assist in the loss.  Junior libero Fernisha McMillian helped lead the defense with 13 digs.

Four Lady Panthers recorded double digit kills, led by Krysta McGowan recording 20 kills.

With the lost, the Lady Lions fall to 10-9 on the season. 

The Lady Lions will host Voorhees College, Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in Carter gymnasium with first serve scheduled for 6:00 PM.

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Lady Lions to Host Clark Atlanta Lady Panthers

Posted by kmay | 10/13/2010 01:43 AM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lady Lions volleyball team will be hosting Clark Atlanta University Lady Panthers, Wednesday, October 13, 2010 in Carter Gymnasium.  First serve is scheduled for 5:00 PM.

The second meeting for the SIAC conference opponents, the Lady Panthers won on their home court, September 22, 2010 in three straight sets (18-25, 17-25, and 16-25). 

The Lady Lions are currently 10-8 overall and 7-6 SIAC after a win over Voorhees College Tuesday, October 12, 2010.