THREE GENERALS NAMED TO ALL-STATE VOLLEYBALL TEAM
DANVILLE, Va. -- Three members of the Washington and Lee
volleyball team were named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors
(VaSID) College Division All-State team which was announced recently.
Additionally, junior setter Christine Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Berkeley
Prep) was named the VaSID Player of the Year, while Head Coach Bryan Snyder
was named the VaSID Co-Coach of the Year.
Gladysz was joined on the six-member first team by senior
outside hitter Emily Wolfing (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) and junior
middle blocker Susan Gaillard (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud).
Gladysz adds the awards to a laundry list of accolades
from the 2004 season. She has already been named First Team All-ODAC,
ODAC Player of the Year, First Team All-Region and Third Team All-America
after garnering Third Team All-America laurels in 2003.
A two-time First Team All-State selection, Gladysz ranked
in the Top 10 in Division III in assists per game (12.61 apg) and totaled
1,387 assists this fall. She also notched 374 digs, 71 kills, 61 blocks
and 55 service aces on the season. Gladysz will enter her senior season
ranked first all-time at W&L in career assists (3,870), third in service
aces (190) and fouth in digs (1,192).
Wolfing also earned all-state honors for the second straight
season in 2004. A First Team All-ODAC, First Team All-Region and Honorable
Mention All-America selection this season, Wolfing led the Generals with
454 kills. She also added 412 digs, 58 blocks and 53 service aces. Wolfing
graduates as W&L's all-time leader in career digs (1,557) and ranks
second all-time in career kills (1,490) and career games played (471).
Additionally, her 182 service aces are fourth all-time.
Gaillard's selection to the all-state team was her third
after garnering first team honors in 2003 and second team accolades in
2002. A two-time First Team All-ODAC selection and Honorable Mention All-American
as a sophomore, Gaillard totaled 353 kills, 93 blocks, 62 digs and 20
service aces and ranked among the Top 15 in Division III with a .392 hitting
percentage. She will enter her final campaign ranked first all-time at
W&L in hitting percentage (.401), second in blocks (299) and fourth
in kills (1,190).
Snyder earned his fourth straight Coach of the Year award,
sharing the honor with Lindsay Sheppard of Christopher Newport. Snyder
led the Generals to a 28-8 overall record and a perfect 11-0 mark in the
ODAC. W&L won the conference tournament title and advanced to the
second round of the NCAA Tournament. Along the way, W&L improved its
winning streak against conference opponents to 54 straight victories.
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Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450