2013 Washington and Lee Volleyball News Releases

July 7, 2014
ODAC Releases 2013-14 Academic All-Conference Team
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2013-14 All-Academic Team on Monday and Washington and Lee once again led the league in number of athletes honored.

May 13, 2014
W&L Claims the 2014 ODAC Overall Sports Champion Cup
For the 12th-consecutive year, Washington and Lee University has claimed the Dan Wooldridge Overall Sports Champion Cup, as announced by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference on Tuesday. The Generals claimed both the Women’s Commissioner’s Cup and the Men’s Commissioner’s Cup on their way to the overall title.

May 13, 2014
W&L Announces 2014 Athletic Department Awards
The Washington and Lee Department of Athletics held its annual athletics award ceremony at Lee Chapel on Tuesday evening. The event, made possible by the generosity of the Brookby Family, honors student-athletes and administrators who have made the 2013-14 school year a tremendous success.

April 22, 2014
A Record Number of W&L Students Earn Winter Scholar-Athlete Awards
Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that a record 210 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed winter term. The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.500.

April 10, 2014
ODAC Announces Fall and Winter Sportsmanship Teams
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its 2013-14 ODAC/StellarOne Fall and Winter Sportsmanship teams on Thursday, and Washington and Lee had several athletes honored among the 12 sports.

January 16, 2014
Numerous W&L Students Earn Fall Scholar-Athlete Awards
Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that 190 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed fall term. The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.50.

December 10, 2013
VaSID Releases All-State Volleyball Team
The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) announced its 2013 College Division All-State Volleyball Team on Tuesday and Washington and Lee was well represented.

November 21, 2013
Coach Snyder Wraps Up "The Season"
Washington and Lee Head Volleyball Coach Bryan Snyder reflects on the year that was and offers his take on what it was like to provide an inside look at his program throughout the 2013 season.

November 19, 2013
Boles Earns AVCA All-America Accolade
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the 2013 AVCA Division III All-America teams on Tuesday, and Washington and Lee senior outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) was named to the honorable mention team.

November 19, 2013
Players Offer Their Thoughts About the End of the 2013 Volleyball Season
Sophomore Mansie Hough and first-years Maddy Cutler and Elizabeth Hollander offer their take on the season and how it ended at the NCAA Division III Tournament in Atlanta.

November 15, 2013
W&L Volleyball Suffers a Tight 3-0 Loss to Berry in NCAA Play
The Washington and Lee volleyball team suffered a 25-21, 25-23, 27-25 loss to Berry in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Tournament at Emory University.

November 14, 2013
Senior M.A. Boles Receives AVCA All-Region Honor
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its 2013 Division III All-Region teams on Thursday, and Washington and lee senior outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) made the South All-Region squad.

November 14, 2013
W&L Volleyball NCAA Tournament Notes
The Washington and Lee volleyball team plays Berry in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at 5:30 pm in the Atlanta Regional.

November 14, 2013
NCAA Tournament Time
Seniors Meghan Meleski and M.A. Boles discuss how the team is preparing for the NCAA Touranament.

November 12, 2013
Boles Earns Second ODAC Player of the Year Award
After winning the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday, the Washington and Lee volleyball team garnered more recognition on Tuesday as the league announced the 2013 All-ODAC teams.

November 12, 2013
ODAC Championship Thoughts
Three members of the Washington and Lee volleyball team offered their thoughts about claiming the 2013 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship.

November 12, 2013
Generalssports.com Athlete of the Week M.A. Boles (11-12)
Senior outside hitter M.A. Boles helped lead the volleyball team to an ODAC title this past weekend. Her play earned her a spot on the All-Tournament Team and the Generalssports.com Athlete of the Week honor.

November 11, 2013
W&L Volleyball to Play Berry at NCAA Regional
For the 12th time in program history, the Washington and Lee volleyball team is competing in the NCAA Tournament. The Generals will play Berry on Friday, November 15, in Atlanta, Ga. Emory will serve as the host of the eight-team region.

November 9, 2013
Boles & Shand Lead Generals to ODAC Championship Match
Behind 15 kills from senior outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) and 14 kills from first-year middle blocker Mackenzie Shand (Saline, Mich./Saline), the top-seeded Washington and Lee volleyball team earned a 3-1 victory over fifth-seeded Roanoke, 3-1, on Saturday in the ODAC semifinals at the Warner Center.

November 9, 2013
W&L Volleyball Wins 14th ODAC Championship
For the second straight year and the 14th time in program history, the Washington and Lee volleyball team is the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Champions, following a 3-0 victory over Lynchburg in the finals on Saturday at the Warner Center.

November 8, 2013
Follow the 2013 ODAC Volleyball Championship at W&L
Visit the tournament webpage for information related to the 2013 Old Dominion Athletic Conerence Volleyball Championship held at W&L on Saturday, November 9.

November 7, 2013
Boles Garners Academic All-District Honor
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released its 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Volleyball teams on Thursday, and senior outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) was selected to the District 5 team in the Division III category.

November 7, 2013
Q&A with Kamis and Kinzer
We asked sophomores Christina Kamis and Alex Kinzer a series of questions about the 2013 season.

November 6, 2013
W&L Volleyball Advances to ODAC Semifinals
In the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament, the top-seeded Washington and Lee volleyball team defeated eighth-seeded Shenandoah, 3-0, on Wednesday in the Warner Center.

November 6, 2013
W&L's M.A. Boles Featured on the ODAC Podcast
Senior outside hitter M.A. Boles was a guest on the ODAC Podcast after breaking the conference's all-time kills record. Check it out!

November 5, 2013
Profiling the Team Bonfire
Every year before the ODAC tournament, the team gets together at Coach Snyder’s house for a bonfire. This year, all sixteen of us bundled up in warm coats, hats, gloves, and blankets and cooked hotdogs over an open fire.

November 4, 2013
W&L Volleyball Opens ODAC Tournament Play on Wednesday
The Washington and Lee women’s volleyball team has qualified for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament, which starts on Wednesday, November 6. W&L will host eighth-seeded Shenandoah in one of the quarterfinals at 6:30 pm.

November 2, 2013
Boles Sets ODAC Career Kills Record in Win at E&H
Senior outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas) set the career ODAC kills record on Saturday, leading the Washington and Lee volleyball team to a 3-1 win at Emory and Henry.

November 1, 2013
Halloween at Washington and Lee
HAPPY FALL!!! The leaves have started to change color and sweaters and boots are now common attire in the chilly weather. Pumpkins can be seen all around campus—by the entrances to dorms, on windowsills, and even in trees.

October 30, 2013
A Day in the Life of Bryan Snyder
The Washington and Lee Sports Information Department followed around Head Volleyball Coach Bryan Snyder on Tuesday, October 29 to show what the typical day in the life of a W&L coach is really like.

October 28, 2013
Three Generals Earn ODAC Weekly Honors
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced that three Washington and Lee student-athletes have been selected as the conference’s Player of the Week for the week ending October 27.

October 26, 2013
Meleski Paces Generals to a 3-0 Win Over York (Pa.)
The Washington and Lee volleyball team held York (Pa.) to 36 total points in a 3-0 victory on Saturday at Newport News, Va.

October 26, 2013
W&L Volleyball Defeats Christopher Newport, 3-1
The Washington and Lee volleyball team snapped a five-match losing streak to Christopher Newport on Saturday, as the Generals (24-6) defeated the Captains (19-12), 3-1, in Newport News, Va.

October 24, 2013
W&L Volleyball Clips Eagles, 3-1
Despite dropping the first set, the Washington and Lee volleyball team rallied to earn a 3-1 victory at Mary Washington on Thursday.

October 24, 2013
An Inside Look at W&L Volleyball Practice
Washington and Lee Assistant Volleyball Coach Taylor Gibson gives us an inside look at what a typical W&L volleyball practice looks like.

October 22, 2013
W&L Volleyball Takes Down WildCats, 3-0
Behind the trio of senior outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John’s), senior outside hitter Allison Rouse (Troy, Mich./Troy) and first-year middle blocker Mackenzie Shand (Saline, Mich./Saline), the Washington and Lee volleyball team earned a 3-0 sweep at Randolph on Tuesday.

October 22, 2013
Allison Rouse Writes About Class Dinners
Another great tradition that we have as a volleyball program is class dinners. Every year Coach invites us into his home as a class for dinner.

October 19, 2013
W&L Volleyball Loses at Bridgewater, 3-0
The Washington and Lee volleyball team suffered its first loss in ODAC play in a 3-0 defeat at Bridgewater on Saturday.

October 19, 2013
W&L Volleyball Downs Salem, 3-0
First-year middle blocker Elizabeth Hollander (Haverford, Pa./Agnes Irwin School) and senior outside hitter Allison Rouse (Troy, Mich./Tory) led the Washington and Lee volleyball team to a sweep, 3-0, over Salem in a neutral-site match at Bridgewater on Saturday.

October 18, 2013
Balanced Attack Leads W&L Volleyball Past EMU, 3-1
With four players recording at least seven kills, the Washington and Lee volleyball team earned a 3-1 victory at Eastern Mennonite on Friday.

October 18, 2013
2013 W&L Volleyball "By the Numbers"
The Washington and Lee volleyball team took advantage of reading days by taking its annual fall break trip on October 11-13. The Generals traveled to Kentucky for matches at Centre College and Transylvania University.

October 16, 2013
W&L Volleyball Blanks Maroons, 3-0
While totaling a .330 hitting percentage, the Washington and Lee volleyball team swept Roanoke on Wednesday, 3-0, to remain perfect in Old Dominion Athletic Conference Play.

October 15, 2013
Take a Closer Look at the Generals' Fall Break Trip to Kentucky
The Washington and Lee volleyball team took advantage of reading days by taking its annual fall break trip on October 11-13. The Generals traveled to Kentucky for matches at Centre College and Transylvania University.

October 12, 2013
W&L Volleyball Sweeps Transylvania, 3-0
Behind 13 kills from sophomore outside hitter Anna Lausberg (Ocoee, Fla./Bishop Moore Catholic) and 11 kills from senior outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John’s), the Washington and Lee volleyball team defeated Transylvania, 3-0, on Saturday.

October 11, 2013
W&L Volleyball Falls at Centre, 3-1
The Washington and Lee volleyball team fell in four sets at Centre on Friday, 3-1. The loss ended the Generals’ (16-4) six-match winning streak, while the Colonels (14-2) extended their winning streak to eight.

October 11, 2013
Sophomore Anna Lausberg Talks Reading Days
Reading days officially started this week which only means one thing: midterms. Studying for midterms in college compared to high school is a completely different experience and requires a lot more time and effort.

October 8, 2013
Learn More About Generals' Volleyball's Record-Breaking Weekend
Against Hollins on Saturday, senior outside hitter M.A. Boles set the W&L all-time kills record. Boles came into the match four kills behind Lindsey Ruckert’s ’02 record of 1,519. It took until the third set, but M.A. tallied her fifth kill of the match to secure her spot in the record book.

October 5, 2013
Boles Sets W&L Career Kills Record in Win
Senior outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) broke the W&L career kills record, and senior setter Meghan Meleski (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) eclipsed 3,000 assists for her career, as the Washington and Lee volleyball team defeated Hollins on Saturday, 3-0, at the Warner Center.

October 5, 2013
W&L Volleyball Tops Marymount, 3-0
The Washington and Lee volleyball team had three players notch at least seven kills in a 3-0 victory over Marymount on Saturday at the Warner Center.

October 4, 2013
Courtney Freudenthal Details Hosting Recruits
So I get to share with you all what an official visit looks like! Recruits typically arrive with their parents Friday morning around 10am. The freshman hosts all get to meet the recruits in Coach’s office at this time.

October 2, 2013
W&L Volleyball Defeats Shenandoah, 3-1
The Washington and Lee volleyball team remained perfect in ODAC play with a 3-1 victory at Shenandoah on Wednesday.

October 2, 2013
Maddie Kosar Recaps the Volleyball Team's "Off Weekend"
At some schools, off weekends may be a reason to get a break from your program, but for our team, it is another reason for us to make more memories together.

September 27, 2013
Gameday Mic'd Up (Guilford)
In this installment of W&L Volleyball “The Season”, we give you an inside look at gameday as we mic’d up Head Coach Bryan Snyder for the Generals’ 3-0 win over Guilford on September 25.

September 25, 2013
W&L Volleyball Downs Guilford, 3-0
The Washington and Lee volleyball team hit .374 to defeat Guilford, 3-0, at the Warner Center on Wednesday. The Generals’ (13-3, 4-0 ODAC) defense also held the Quakers (6-8, 2-2 ODAC) to a -.025 hitting percentage.

September 24, 2013
Hollander Talks Team Travel
We’ve had three away trips so far this season, and have had a great time on every one of them! From bus rides to rooming with teammates to playing great teams, we always enjoy our time together as a team.

September 23, 2013
Meleski & Madison Garner ODAC Athlete of the Week Honors
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its athletes of the week on Monday for the week ending September 22 and two Washington and Lee athletes were honored.

September 21, 2013
Meleski Leads Generals to 3-2 Victory at Marietta
The Washington and Lee volleyball team bounced back from a five-set loss to seventh-ranked Mount Union on Friday to best Marietta, 3-2, on Saturday at the Pioneer Challenge.

September 21, 2013
W&L Volleyball Sweeps Golden Bears, 3-0
The Washington and Lee volleyball team finished up play at the Pioneer Challenge on Saturday with a 3-0 win over West Virginia Tech.

September 20, 2013
W&L Volleyball Falls in Five Sets to No. 7 Mount Union
In its first match at the Pioneer Challenge hosted by Marietta, the Washington and Lee volleyball team pushed seventh-ranked Mount Union to five sets but the Raiders (14-0) remained unbeaten with a 3-2 victory.

September 19, 2013
Cannon and Moench Profile W&L Volleyball's Lifting Routine
Sophomore defensive specialist Kasey Cannon and first-year position-mate Sam Moench detail the Generals’ lifting program in the latest look into W&L Volleyball “The Season”.

September 18, 2013
W&L Volleyball Fends Off Lynchburg, 3-1
Playing its first road ODAC contest of the season, the Washington and Lee volleyball team won at Lynchburg on Wednesday, 3-1.

September 17, 2013
The Ballad of Matty Bobby
The volleyball team chats with team athletic trainer Matt Phillips prior to their match with Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday, September 14.

September 16, 2013
Wright & Meleski Earn ODAC Athlete of the Week Honors
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its athletes of the week on Monday for the week ending September 15 and two Washington and Lee athletes were honored.

September 16, 2013
Generalssports.com Athlete of the Week Meghan Meleski (9-16)
Senior setter Meghan Meleski was named the Generalssports.com Athlete of the week for the week ending September 15 after her play led the volleyball team to a 3-0 weekend. She totaled 120 assists in the three matches.

September 14, 2013
W&L Volleyball Tops the Cougars, 3-0
Using a .302 team hitting percentage, the Washington and Lee volleyball team defeated Averett, 3-0, on Saturday at the Warner Center.

September 14, 2013
W&L Volleyball Blanks Virginia Wesleyan, 3-0
With five players recording at least eight kills, the Washington and Lee volleyball team swept Virginia Wesleyan, 3-0, on Saturday at the Warner Center.

September 13, 2013
Boles Tallies 22 Kills in Win Over Randolph-Macon
Senior outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) recorded a season-high 22 kills, while hitting .323, to lead the Washington and Lee volleyball team past Randolph-Macon on Friday, 3-1, in the Warner Center.

September 13, 2013
A Day in the Life of Kelly McManus
The Washington and Lee Sports Information Department followed around junior volleyball player Kelly McManus on Wednesday, September 11 to show what the typical day in the life of a W&L student-athlete is really like.

September 10, 2013
Alex Kinzer Looks Back at the W&L Invitational
This weekend was the W&L Invitational Tournament! There were five strong teams in the tournament – W&L (of course!), Meredith College, Southern Virginia University, Otterbein University, and Christopher Newport University.

September 7, 2013
W&L Volleyball Falls to No. 5 Christopher Newport, 3-1
Despite winning the opening set, the Washington and Lee volleyball dropped a 3-1 match to fifth-ranked Christopher Newport in the final match of the W&L Invitational on Saturday.

September 7, 2013
Generals Serve Up a 3-0 Victory Over SVU
The Washington and Lee volleyball team served up a 3-0 victory over Southern Virginia on Saturday at the W&L Invitational. The Generals (6-1) notched 13 aces on their way to a 25-14, 25-21, 25-17 victory.

September 6, 2013
W&L Volleyball Blanks Meredith, 3-0
The Washington and Lee volleyball team hit .372 as a team and totaled nine team blocks to sweep Meredith, 3-0, on Friday at the W&L Invitational.

September 6, 2013
W&L Volleyball Suffers First Loss to No. 14 Otterbein, 3-0
In its first home match of the season and of the W&L Invitational, the Washington and Lee volleyball team fell to 14th-ranked Otterbein, 3-0, on Friday.

September 5, 2013
A Day in the Life of Mansie Hough
The thing about writing a “day in the life” of a W&L volleyball player article is that no day is ever the same. I know that sounds cliche, but…it’s true.

September 3, 2013
Kenzie Shand Covers Orientation Week at W&L
People may tell you that O-week is the best and most fun week of the entire year. They’ll say it’s full of parties and meeting new people without having the worry about that history paper you have due or that chemistry test you have coming up.

August 31, 2013
W&L Volleyball Downs Maryville, 3-0
The Generals’ volleyball team finished the weekend undefeated with a 3-0 victory over Maryville on Saturday to improve to 4-0 on the year.

August 31, 2013
W&L Volleyball Earns 3-0 Win Over Hanover
In its third match at the Maryville Invitational, the Washington and Lee volleyball team earned a 3-0 victory over Hanover on Saturday.

August 30, 2013
Boles and Lausberg Lead W&L Volleyball to 3-1 Victory
Behind the attacking duo of senior outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) and sophomore outside hitter Anna Lausberg (Ocoee, Fla./Bishop Moore Catholic), the Washington and Lee volleyball team defeated Carroll (Wis.), 3-1, in its season-opening match at the Maryville College Invitational on Friday.

August 30, 2013
W&L Volleyball Sweeps Rhodes, 3-0
In its second match at the Maryville College Invitational, the Washington and Lee volleyball team swept Rhodes, 3-0, on Friday to improve to 2-0 on the year.

August 29, 2013
W&L Volleyball Takes Top Spot in ODAC Preseason Poll
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2013 volleyball preseason coaches’ poll on Thursday, and Washington and Lee secured the top spot out of 12 schools. The defending ODAC Champions garnered seven first-place votes and 114 points.

August 29, 2013
Opening Tournament Thoughts by M.A. Boles
I can hardly believe it’s already time for us to leave for our first tournament.

August 27, 2013
W&L Volleyball Hosts Local Clinic
The Washington and Lee volleyball team hosted a skills clinic for the Lylburn Downing Middle School on Sunday at the Warner Center. Here is a video diary produced by the team about the event.

August 27, 2013
2013 W&L Volleyball Season Preview
W&L returns five starters and three All-ODAC honorees from the 2012 ODAC Championship team as it looks to repeat as league champions in 2013.

August 22, 2013
A Rookie's Take on W&L Volleyball's Preseason
Hey guys! My name is Madeline Cutler and I’m a freshman DS on the 2013 Generals Volleyball Team! My first week on campus has been pretty hectic and exhausting, but I’m having a lot of fun.

August 20, 2013
Preseason Thoughts by Meghan Meleski
Preseason is a very special time of year, like Christmas or Halloween, only better. It’s a chunk of our time where we get to play volleyball and spend time with our best friends without the worries of school or anything else.

August 15, 2013
W&L Volleyball to be Featured Throughout the 2013 Season
The Washington and Lee athletics department has announced its plans to give the fans an inside look at several athletic programs throughout the year through a blog entitled “The Season”.

July 16, 2013
ODAC Releases 2012-13 Academic All-Conference Team
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2012-13 All-Academic Team on Tuesday and Washington and Lee once again led the league in number of athletes honored.