Date: December 14, 2001
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 463-8676
Release: Upon Receipt
WASHINGTON AND LEE SWEEPS ALL-STATE VOLLEYBALL AWARDS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Virginia Sports Information Director's Association
(VaSID) released its College Division All-State Volleyball Team on Friday
afternoon. Washington and Lee swept the major awards as senior middle
blocker Lindsay Ruckert (Metairie, La./Sacred Heart) was named the Player
of the Year, while Bryan Snyder was selected as the Coach of the Year.
Ruckert was also named to the first team, while freshman setter Jennifer
Lux (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) was placed on the second team.
For Ruckert, it was her fourth-straight selection to the first team all-state
squad. In addition, she is a four-time First Team All-Old Dominion Athletic
Conference (ODAC) and three-time ODAC Player of the Year honoree. She
was named to the All-ODAC Tournament team for the fourth straight year,
earning Tournament MVP honors for the third time. Ruckert led the Generals
in 2001 with a school- and ODAC-record 466 kills. She also amassed 72
aces, 47 blocks and 288 digs.
Ruckert ends her career as the W&L all-time leader in kills (1,519),
hitting percentage (.323), attacks (3,464), service aces (202) and games
played (424). Her career kill total is also an ODAC record.
Snyder earned the Coach of the Year award after guiding the Generals
to a 30-5 overall record, including a perfect 10-0 conference mark. W&L
won the ODAC Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Division III South Regional
Semifinals. Snyder was also named the ODAC Coach of the Year for his efforts.
In two seasons at W&L, Snyder has posted a 50-15 overall record.
Lux, the ODAC Rookie of the Year and a Second Team All-ODAC selection,
had perhaps one of the finest seasons ever by a W&L freshman. She
set a new school record for season assists (1,186) and was third on the
team in service aces (54) and hitting percentage (.311).
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