Carle and Pittman Named to the AFCU Gold StandardOctober 2, 2013
ANDERSON, S.C. – Men’s soccer forward Andre Carle and volleyball middle blocker Hailey Pittman have been named to the Anderson Federal Credit Union Gold Standard for their outstanding performances in the month of September.
Carle, a redshirt sophomore from Normanhurst, Australia, has paced the Anderson offense all season long as he finished the month of September with six goals, an assist, 13 points and 27 shots. Carle began his collegiate career with a hat trick in the season opener at archrival Erskine on Sept. 5. From AU’s 6-2 win over the Flying Fleet, Carle has netted two game-winners, highlighted by the match’s lone goal against Mars Hill on Sept. 28.
In the latest statistical release on Monday by the NCAA, Carle ranks 16th in total goals with six, 29th in total points with 13 and 40th in goals per game with a 0.75 average. For the South Atlantic Conference, Carle is tied for second with Lincoln Memorial’s Mario Pinto in the goals category and just one tally away from the conference lead held by Queens’ Erick Suarez.
Pittman’s performance during the month of September has the native of Orlando, Fla., ranked eighth in the conference with 3.29 kills per set and 11th in total kills with 115. She is sixth in the league with a .308 attack percentage and is second on the team with 20 blocks on the season.
The 5-foot-11 junior was named SAC Player of the Week on Sept. 23 after helping lead the Trojans to league wins past Lincoln Memorial and Carson-Newman. Pittman recorded 34 kills (4.25 k/s) and committed just four attack errors for an impressive .417 attack percentage on the weekend as the Trojans moved into a tie for second place in the league with the victories.
Pittman tallied a career-high 24 kills on a season-best .408 attack percentage and added five block assists versus LMU, while adding 10 kills (.435 attack percentage) and a pair of block assists against C-N.
Each month, one male and one female student-athlete or teams are honored as the Anderson Federal Credit Union Gold Standard Performers of the Month for his or her performance in competition, in the classroom, or in the community.
Check back for our honorees for the month of October.