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Date: November 10, 2003
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
Release: Upon Receipt

Generals Claim Three First-Teamers and the Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Junior Emily Wolfing

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Three members of the Washington and Lee volleyball team were honored as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference team. Head Coach Bryan Snyder was also named the Coach of the Year.

Junior outside hitter Emily Wolfing (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) was named the ODAC Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year as well as First Team All-ODAC. She was joined on the First Team All-ODAC squad by sophomore setter Christine Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Berkeley Prep) and sophomore middle blocker Susan Gaillard (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud).

Wolfing has played in 114 games, compiling team-highs in kills (432) and digs with a school-record total of 459. She is also second on the team in service aces (48) and fourth on the team in hitting percentage (.280). She was named the ODAC Tournament MVP last weekend. Wolfing was also awarded the ODAC Volleyball Scholar-Athlete Award for her performance on the court and in the classroom. A physics and math major, she claims a 3.67 cumulative grade-point average (GPA).

Gladysz has seen action in 117 games, amassing a school-record 1,543 assists, a team-high 84 service aces, 381 digs, 88 kills and 70 blocks. She already claims the W&L career assist record with a two-year total of 2,384. Gladysz was named to the 2003 ODAC All-Tournament team after being named the Tournament MVP as a freshman.

Gaillard, the ODAC Rookie of the Year and a Second Team All-ODAC selection last season, has tallied 426 kills and a team-high 97 blocks. Her .432 hitting percentage leads the team and is on pace to crush the former school season record of .386.

Snyder was named the Coach of the Year for the third straight season after leading the Generals to a new school record for wins in a season (34-3). In his fourth season at W&L, Snyder has led the Generals to three straight ODAC Championships while compiling a 116-26 record with the Blue & White.

The Generals next participate in the NCAA South Regional hosted by Trinity University of Texas on Nov. 13-15. W&L faces Averett (31-9) in the opening round on Thursday at 5:00 pm CST.


Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-458-8676