FOREST, Va. — After winning the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday, the Washington and Lee volleyball team garnered more recognition on Monday as the league announced the 2012 All-ODAC teams.
Junior outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John's) was a First Team All-ODAC selection for the third consecutive year, first-year outside hitter Anna Lausberg (Ocoee, Fla./Bishop Moore Catholic) was selected as the Rookie of the Year and made Second Team All-ODAC and junior setter Meghan Meleski (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) earned Second Team All-ODAC honors.
Boles, a team captain and the 2011 ODAC Player of the Year, led the conference in kills (453), kills per set (3.94) and total attacks (1,316). She was also ninth in service aces (40), ninth in digs (349) and 14th in hitting percentage (.237). Over the course of the season, she was named to the Gallaudet Worthington Classic All-Tournament Team, the Emory National Invitational All-Tournament Team and the ODAC Tournament All-Tournament Team.
The kill total is a new career-high for Boles and is the fifth-highest single-season total in W&L history. She now has 1,292 kills in her career, which is the fourth-best mark in program history. Boles also has 1,043 career digs, which is the eighth-highest total in W&L history. She had a new single-match career-high in kills this season with 28 against Geneva on September 28.
Lausberg became the seventh W&L player to receive the ODAC Rookie of the Year honor, and the first since Boles garnered it in 2010. Lausberg finished sixth in the league in kills (341), sixth in kills per set (3.28) and had 235 digs. She recorded double-digit kills in 20 of her 31 matches and had 12 double-doubles. She tallied a season-high 21 kills in the ODAC Championship against Lynchburg and was named to the ODAC All-Tournament Team.
Meleski, a team captain and 2011 First Team All-ODAC honoree, finished fifth in the conference in assists (693). She also added 201 digs, 57 kills, 46 blocks and 26 service aces in 31 matches (101 sets). During the season, she moved into second in career assists at W&L and now has 2,425 in her three seasons.
With their victory over Lynchburg in the conference championship, the Generals are 26-9 overall and secured the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. Later on Monday, the Generals will find out who, where and when they are playing in the tournament.
Here is a link to the ODAC release and all of the award winners.
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