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Date: December 30, 2004
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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Gladysz Named Player of the Year; Snyder Co-Coach of the Year

Junior Christine Gladysz

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.


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