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Date: November 5, 2004
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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Gladysz, Snyder and Wolfing Honored With Major Awards

Junior Setter Christine Gladysz

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Three members of the Washington and Lee volleyball team were honored as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference team on Friday afternoon.

Junior setter Christine Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Berkeley Prep) was tabbed as the Player of the Year, senior outside hitter Emily Wolfing (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) was named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Head Coach Bryan Snyder was named the Coach of the Year. Randolph-Macon setter Elizabeth Kite was named the Rookie of the Year.

Gladysz was joined on the First Team All-ODAC squad by Wolfing and junior middle blocker Susan Gaillard (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud).

Gladysz was named to the first team for the second straight season, compiling 1,161 assists, 320 digs, 57 kills, 51 blocks and 49 service aces in 2004. A Third Team All-American last season, Gladysz already claims the W&L season (1,642) and career (3,644) assist records, and ranks fourth all-time in digs (1,138).

Wolfing garnered first team and Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolades for the second straight year and claims a team-high 385 kills, 339 digs, 53 blocks and 44 service aces, while hitting .294 for the season. The 2003 ODAC Tournament MVP, Wolfing has recorded 1,421 kills and 1,484 digs during her career and is poised to break both the career kills and digs records at W&L. She is just 28 digs and 99 kills shy of claiming both records.

Gaillard was also named to the first team for the second time in her career. She has posted 301 kills, 78 blocks, 55 digs and 15 aces this season, and is hitting .386. The 2002 ODAC Rookie of the Year and Second Team All-ODAC selection, Gaillard ranks third all-time at W&L in kills (1,138) and blocks (284). Her .400 career hitting percentage is currently the best all-time at W&L.

Snyder was named the Coach of the Year for the fourth straight season after leading the Generals to a 24-7 overall record, 11-0 in the ODAC. His Generals have won 51 straight ODAC matches heading into this weekend's ODAC Tournament at Guilford College. In his five seasons at W&L, Snyder has compiled a 141-34 (.806) overall record and a 50-2 (.962) record in ODAC play.

The Generals begin the 2004 ODAC Tournament with a 5:00 pm quarterfinal match against eighth-seeded Randolph-Macon Woman's College on Friday evening.


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