December 14, 2001

WASHINGTON AND LEE SWEEPS ALL-STATE VOLLEYBALL AWARDS

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Virginia Sports Information Director's Association (VaSID) released its College Division All-State Volleyball Team on Friday afternoon. Washington and Lee swept the major awards as senior middle blocker Lindsay Ruckert (Metairie, La./Sacred Heart) was named the Player of the Year, while Bryan Snyder was selected as the Coach of the Year.

Ruckert was also named to the first team, while freshman setter Jennifer Lux (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) was placed on the second team.

For Ruckert, it was her fourth-straight selection to the first team all-state squad. In addition, she is a four-time First Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) and three-time ODAC Player of the Year honoree. She was named to the All-ODAC Tournament team for the fourth straight year, earning Tournament MVP honors for the third time. Ruckert led the Generals in 2001 with a school- and ODAC-record 466 kills. She also amassed 72 aces, 47 blocks and 288 digs.

Ruckert ends her career as the W&L all-time leader in kills (1,519), hitting percentage (.323), attacks (3,464), service aces (202) and games played (424). Her career kill total is also an ODAC record.

Snyder earned the Coach of the Year award after guiding the Generals to a 30-5 overall record, including a perfect 10-0 conference mark. W&L won the ODAC Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Division III South Regional Semifinals. Snyder was also named the ODAC Coach of the Year for his efforts. In two seasons at W&L, Snyder has posted a 50-15 overall record.

Lux, the ODAC Rookie of the Year and a Second Team All-ODAC selection, had perhaps one of the finest seasons ever by a W&L freshman. She set a new school record for season assists (1,186) and was third on the team in service aces (54) and hitting percentage (.311).

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