ROME, Ga.—-Greensboro College Volleyball’s Sarah Oakes, Hailey Stout (Elon, N.C./Western Alamance), Carly Uhlir, and Kayce Jo Harris all collected All-USA South Athletic Conference (USA South) honors as announced by the conference earlier today upon the completion of the Spring 2021 season. Oakes, Stout, and Uhlir collected All-USA South East Division Second Team honors while Kayce Jo Harris was named to the league’s All-Sportsmanship Team.
Oakes finishes her second season with the Pride standing tied for sixth place in blocking assists (26) and tenth in total blocks (34) in the USA South. The sophomore topped her career-high in total blocks (10) in the conference matchup against Meredith March 27 where she tallied two solo blocks and eight blocking assists. The Pride’s middle blocker tallied five matches where she hit .300 or above, including an effort on March 20 in the conference matchup at Pfeiffer where she hit .462. Oakes finished the season hitting .260 to lead the Pride’s hitters in hitting percentage. She also led the team in points (120.5), totaling a career-high 16 points in the March 27 conference match against Meredith.
Stout tied a career-high in kills with 16 in the March 20 conference match at Pfeiffer. The junior hit .393 for the match, a season-best, while tallying one of three double-doubles on the season with 12 digs. The outside hitter tallied her first double-double with a ten-kill, 14-dig effort in the March 6 conference victory against N.C. Wesleyan. Stout tallied ten kills in both the conference and non-conference matches against Meredith on March 27 while collecting her third double-double of the season in the non-conference victory over Meredith, adding 16 digs to her ten kills. Stout’s 21 service aces stand 12th in the conference.
Uhlir collected four double-doubles on the season, notching a season-high 18 digs to add to her ten kills for her first double-double of the season in the March 6 conference victory against N.C. Wesleyan. The junior collected back-to-back double-doubles in the Meredith doubleheader March 27, posting 14 kills with a .220 hitting percentage and 13 digs in the conference match while posting 12 kills and 12 digs in the non-conference match. The outside hitter posted a season-high .276 hitting percentage in the March 6 non-conference victory against N.C. Wesleyan, notching 12 kills with just four attack errors on 29 attempts. Uhlir finished the season with a .237 hitting percentage and her final double-double of the season against William Peace yesterday evening in the USA South East Division First Round. In the postseason matchup with William Peace, she tallied 11 kills and 14 digs. Uhlir’s 3.71 digs per set stand 14th in the conference.
Harris joins the Pride’s honorees as a member of the All-Sportsmanship Team. The sophomore defensive specialist appeared in three contests for the Pride this season. Harris posted 12 digs in two sets as the libero in the April 1 non-conference victory against Mary Baldwin where she also posted three service aces. Her Spring effort brings her career digs total to 281.
The Pride finished with a 7-7 overall record and a 4-3 record in the USA South’s East Division this Spring. Greensboro earned the fourth seed in the USA South East Division Tournament.
Coach Kevin Troup’s Greensboro squad is slated to return all four honorees in the Fall when the Pride return to a full regular-season schedule.
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Courtesy of Bryan Jones, Greensboro College Sports Information Director