W&L VOLLEYBALL PLACES THREE ON ALL-REGION TEAM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Washington and Lee volleyball
team placed three players on the American Volleyball Coaches Association
(AVCA) All-South Region Team which was announced on Thursday morning.
Sophomore middle blocker Susan Gaillard (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud)
and sophomore setter Christine Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Berkeley Prep)
were named to the 12-member first team, while junior outside hitter Emily
Wolfing (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) was tabbed as an honorable mention
selection. Gaillard and Gladysz will now go on the national ballot for
Gaillard, an honorable mention all-region choice last season,
earned First Team All-ODAC honors in 2003. She totaled 452 kills, 100
blocks, 95 digs and 20 service aces, while setting a new school record
and ranking ninth nationally for season hitting percentage (.423). After
just two seasons, Gaillard already ranks seventh in school history with
837 career kills.
Gladysz was also a First Team All-ODAC selection in 2003.
The 2002 ODAC Tournament MVP and member of the 2003 ODAC All-Tournament
Team, she ranked third nationally in assists per game (13.24) this season
with a school- and ODAC-record 1,642 assists. In addition, she tallied
a team-high 86 service aces, 399 digs, 92 kills and 72 blocks. A libero
for half of her freshman season before moving to setter, Gladysz already
holds the W&L career assist record with 2,483 assists.
A First Team All-ODAC selection and the 2003 ODAC Tournament
MVP, Wolfing lead the Generals with 462 kills and a school-record 485
digs. She also totaled 50 service aces and 44 blocks, while posting a
.278 hitting percentage. Wolfing will enter her senior season ranked second
all-time at W&L in digs (1,145) and fifth all-time in kills (1,036).
Gaillard and Gladysz join Lindsay Ruckert '02 as the only
W&L volleyball players to have earned First Team All-Region honors.
W&L finished the 2003 season with a school-record 35 wins against just four losses. The Generals won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference for the third straight season and advanced to the NCAA Tournament South Region Semifinals.
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