2014 Washington and Lee Volleyball News Releases

November 19, 2014
Sophomore Mackenzie Shand Earns AVCA All-America Accolade
The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced the 2014 AVCA Division III All-America teams on Wednesday, and Washington and Lee sophomore middle blocker Mackenzie Shand (Saline, Mich./Saline) earned honorable mention honors.

November 13, 2014
Sophomore Mackenzie Shand Garners AVCA All-Region Honor
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its 2014 Division III All-Region teams on Thursday, and Washington and Lee sophomore middle blocker Mackenzie Shand (Saline, Mich./Saline) made the South All-Region squad.

November 13, 2014
W&L Volleyball Upended by No. 12 Mount Union, 3-0
The Washington and Lee volleyball team lost to 12th-ranked Mount Union, 3-0, on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

November 12, 2014
W&L Volleyball NCAA Tournament Notes
The Washington and Lee volleyball team will take on Mount Union in the first round on Thursday at 5:30 pm.

November 11, 2014
Kinzer Headlines W&L Volleyball's All-ODAC Honorees
The Old Dominion Athlete Conference announced its all-conference awards on Tuesday, and the Washington and Lee volleyball team had three players recognized, highlighted by junior setter Alex Kinzer (Greenville, S.C./Eastside) receiving the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Scholar-Athlete honor.

November 11, 2014
Generalssports.com Athlete of the Week Anna Lausberg (11-11)
Junior outside hitter Anna Lausberg tallied at least 14 kills in three straight matches to lead the W&L volleyball team to an ODAC Championship and earn Generalssports.com Athlete of the Week honors.

November 10, 2014
W&L Volleyball to Play Mount Union at NCAA Regional
For the third consecutive year and the 13th time in program history, the Washington and Lee volleyball team is competing in the NCAA Tournament. The Generals will play Mount Union on Thursday, November 13, in Springfield, Ohio. Wittenberg will serve as the host of the eight-team region. The match time will be set later and will be updated on the W&L volleyball schedule.

November 8, 2014
W&L Volleyball Tops VWC, 3-2, in ODAC Semifinals
The third-seeded Washington and Lee volleyball team trailed 9-7 in the fifth, but won eight of 11 points to win the set, 15-12, and earn a 3-2 victory over second-seeded Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday at Randolph-Macon in the semifinals of the ODAC Tournament.

November 8, 2014
W&L Volleyball Wins Third Straight ODAC Championship
The Washington and Lee volleyball team won its third straight ODAC title and the 15th in program history, as it defeated Lynchburg on Saturday, 3-1, in the championship match hosted by Randolph-Macon.

November 7, 2014
W&L Volleyball 2014 ODAC Championship Preview
The Washington and Lee volleyball team travels to Randolph-Macon on Saturday for the semifinals and championship of the ODAC Tournament. The Generals take on Virginia Wesleyan in the semifinals. Here is head coach Bryan Snyder, senior middle blocker Katie Toomb, junior outside hitter Mansie Hough and sophomore defensive specialist Sam Moench previewing the upcoming championship.

November 6, 2014
Kinzer and Kosar Earn Academic All-District Honors
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released its 2014 Capital One Academic All-District Volleyball teams on Thursday, and junior setter Alex Kinzer (Greenville, S.C./Eastside) and junior right side Maddie Kosar (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Gilmour Academy) were selected to the District 5 team in the Division III category.

November 5, 2014
W&L Volleyball Edges WildCats, 3-2, to Advance to ODAC Semifinals
Behind a career-high 24 kills from junior outside hitter Anna Lausberg (Ocoee, Fla./Bishop Moore Catholic), the third-seeded Washington and Lee volleyball team edged sixth-seeded Randolph, 3-2, on Wednesday at the Warner Center in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament.

November 1, 2014
W&L Volleyball Loses at No. 6 Emory, 3-0
Despite 14 kills from junior outside hitter Anna Lausberg (Ocoee, Fla./Bishop Moore Catholic), the Washington and Lee volleyball team fell at sixth-ranked Emory, 3-0, on Saturday in the Generals (24-6) final match at the Emory Invitational.

November 1, 2014
W&L Volleyball Falls to Berry, 3-0
The Washington and Lee volleyball team was held to a .106 hitting percentage, as it lost to Berry, 3-0, on Saturday at the Emory Invitational.

October 31, 2014
Lausberg & Shand Propel W&L Volleyball to 3-1 Win Over Beacons
At the Emory Invitational on Friday, junior outside hitter Anna Lausberg (Ocoee, Fla./Bishop Moore Catholic) recorded 17 kills and sophomore middle blocker Mackenzie Shand (Saline, Mich./Saline) totaled 13 to lead the Washington and Lee volleyball team to a 3-1 victory over UMass-Boston.

October 28, 2014
Generalssports.com Athlete of the Week Anna Lausberg (10-28)
Junior outside hitter Anna Lausberg totaled a career-high 22 kills in a win over Randolph last week, and then helped the W&L volleyball team sweep Guilford to earn Generalssports.com Athlete of the Week honors.

October 27, 2014
Lausberg Garners ODAC Athlete of the Week Honor
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its Athletes of the Week on Monday for the week ending October 26, and junior outside hitter Anna Lausberg (Ocoee, Fla./Bishop Moore Catholic) was named the Volleyball Player of the Week.

October 25, 2014
W&L Volleyball Defeats Guilford, 3-0
Junior outside hitter Anna Lausberg (Ocoee, Fla./Bishop Moore Catholic) totaled a match-high 11 kills to lead the Washington and Lee volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep over Guilford on Saturday at the Ragan-Brown Field House.

October 21, 2014
Lausberg Lifts W&L Volleyball to 3-1 Win Over Randolph
With a career-high 22 kills from junior outside hitter Anna Lausberg (Ocoee, Fla./Bishop Moore Catholic) and a season-high 15 kills from junior outside hitter Kasey Cannon (North Wales, Pa./Mt. St. Joseph Academy), the Washington and Lee volleyball team edged Randolph, 3-1, on Tuesday at the Warner Center.

October 18, 2014
W&L Volleyball Sweeps Franklin & Marshall, 3-0
The Washington and Lee volleyball team swept Franklin & Marshall, 3-0, in a neutral-site contest at Randolph-Macon on Saturday.

October 18, 2014
Shand Leads W&L Volleyball to 3-2 Victory Over Yellow Jackets
Sophomore middle blocker Mackenzie Shand (Saline, Mich./Saline) recorded a career-high 11 total blocks to lead the Washington and Lee volleyball team to a 3-2 victory at Randolph-Macon on Saturday.

October 17, 2014
W&L Volleyball Loses at Virginia Wesleyan, 3-0
The Washington and Lee volleyball team suffered its second straight ODAC loss on Friday, as it fell at Virginia Wesleyan, 3-0.

October 15, 2014
Roanoke Rallies to a 3-2 Volleyball Win Over W&L
Roanoke College recovered from a 2-1 deficit to post a five-set (16-25, 25-16, 12-25, 25-20, 15-12) win over Washington and Lee in ODAC volleyball action on Wednesday evening at the Bast Center.

October 11, 2014
Shand Propels W&L Volleyball to 3-2 Win Over John Carroll
Sophomore middle blocker Mackenzie Shand (Saline, Mich./Saline) totaled 15 kills, six digs, four blocks and four assists to lead the Washington and Lee volleyball team to a 3-2 win over John Carroll in a neutral-site contest on Saturday at Pam Evans Smith Arena.

October 11, 2014
W&L Volleyball Falls to No. 5 Wittenberg, 3-0
The Washington and Lee volleyball team saw its 17-match winning streak come to an end in a 3-0 loss at fifth-ranked Wittenberg on Saturday at Pam Evans Smith Arena.

October 7, 2014
W&L Volleyball Sweeps Hollins, 3-0
Junior outside hitters Kasey Cannon (North Wales, Pa./Mt. St. Joseph Academy) and Anna Lausberg (Ocoee, Fla./Bishop Moore Catholic) each totaled double-digit kills to lead the Washington and Lee women’s volleyball team to a 3-0 victory at Hollins on Tuesday.

October 1, 2014
Shand & Cannon Lead W&L Volleyball to 3-0 Sweep of Shenandoah
Sophomore middle blocker Mackenzie Shand (Saline, Mich./Saline) and junior outside hitter Kasey Cannon (North Wales, Pa./Mt. St. Joseph Academy) led the Washington and Lee volleyball team to a 3-0 victory over Shenandoah on Wednesday at the Warner Center.

September 27, 2014
Cannon Leads W&L Volleyball Past Mary Washington, 3-0
Junior outside hitter Kasey Cannon (North Wales, Pa./Mt. St. Joseph Academy) notched a team-high 12 kills, along with seven digs, to lead the Washington and Lee volleyball team to a 3-0 victory over Mary Washington on Saturday at the Warner Center.

September 27, 2014
Snyder Notches 450th Win as W&L Volleyball Beats E&H, 3-0
The Washington and Lee volleyball team earned a 3-0 victory over Emory & Henry on Saturday at the Warner Center, which marked the 450th in the career of head coach Bryan Snyder.

September 23, 2014
Generalssports.com Athlete of the Week Mackenzie Shand (9-23)
Sophomore middle blocker Mackenzie Shand recorded a career-high 16 kills in a win against Lynchburg last week, and led the Generals to four victories to earn the Generalssports.com Athlete of the Week honor.

September 22, 2014
Shand and Hall Earn Weekly ODAC Honors
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its Athletes of the Week for the week ending September 21 and Washington and Lee had two athletes honored.

September 20, 2014
W&L Volleyball Tops St. Mary's (Md.), 3-1
The Washington and Lee volleyball team had four players with at least seven kills on its way to a 3-1 win over St. Mary’s (Md.) at the Warner Center on Saturday.

September 20, 2014
Kinzer Paces W&L Volleyball Past Bridgewater, 3-0
The Washington and Lee volleyball team recorded a hitting percentage of .365 on its way to a 3-0 victory over Bridgewater on Saturday at the Warner Center.

September 19, 2014
W&L Volleyball Sweeps Eastern Mennonite, 3-0
The Washington and Lee volleyball team extending its winning streak to 11 on Friday with a 3-0 victory over Eastern Mennonite at the Warner Center.

September 17, 2014
Shand Lifts W&L Volleyball to 3-2 Win Over Lynchburg
Sophomore middle blocker Mackenzie Shand (Saline, Mich./Saline) totaled a career-high 16 kills to lead the Washington and Lee volleyball team to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Lynchburg at the Warner Center on Wednesday.

September 13, 2014
Gustafson and Lausberg Lead Generals Past Cougars, 3-1
Junior middle blocker Jenna Gustafson (San Diego, Calif./Francis Parker School) and junior outside hitter Anna Lausberg (Ocoee, Fla./Bishop Moore Catholic) each registered double-digit kills to lead the Washington and Lee volleyball team to a 3-1 win over Averett on Saturday in a neutral-site match at Bridgewater.

September 13, 2014
W&L Volleyball Sweeps N.C. Wesleyan, 3-0
The Washington and Lee volleyball team made quick work of N.C. Wesleyan on Saturday on its way to a 3-0 victory in a neutral-site match at Bridgewater.

September 12, 2014
Kinzer Paces W&L Volleyball to 3-1 Win Over Gallaudet
Led by junior setter Alex Kinzer (Greenville, S.C./Eastside), the Washington and Lee volleyball team defeated Gallaudet on Friday, 3-1, in a neutral-site contest at Bridgewater.

September 8, 2014
Waxter and Kinzer Garner ODAC Athlete of the Week Accolades
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its Athletes of the Week on Monday for the week ending September 7, and junior setter Alex Kinzer (Greenville, S.C./Eastside) was named the Volleyball Player of the Week and sophomore forward Maggie Waxter (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country School) was selected as the Field Hockey Player of the Week.

September 6, 2014
Snyder Claims 400th Career Victory at W&L in 3-0 Win Over SVU
The Washington and Lee volleyball team earned a 3-0 win over Southern Virginia on Saturday on day two of the W&L Invitational, which marked the 400th victory at W&L for Head Coach Bryan Snyder.

September 6, 2014
Kinzer Named Tournament MVP Following Win Over Maryville
The Washington and Lee volleyball team defeated Maryville, 3-1, on Saturday to win the 2014 W&L Invitational. Out of the six teams competing at the invite, the Generals were the lone team to finish 4-0.

September 5, 2014
W&L Volleyball Tops Birmingham Southern, 3-0
Led by 18 digs from senior defensive specialist Kelly McManus (Osprey, Fla./Pine View) and 15 digs from junior outside hitter Kasey Cannon (North Wales, Pa./Mt. St. Joseph Academy), the Washington and Lee volleyball team defeated Birmingham Southern, 3-0, on Friday in its second match at the W&L Invitational.

September 5, 2014
Balanced Attack Leads W&L Volleyball to 3-2 Win Against Marietta
For the second straight year, the Washington and Lee volleyball team went five sets with Marietta. After winning in five sets at Marietta last year, the Generals (4-1) once again secured a 3-2 victory over the Pioneers (1-6) this time in the Warner Center on Friday as part of the W&L Invitational.

August 30, 2014
Silliman Propels W&L Volleyball to 3-0 Sweep of Meredith
In its final match at the CNU Captains Classic on Saturday, the Washington and Lee volleyball team defeated Meredith, 3-0, behind a career-high 13 kills from first-year outside hitter Mary Silliman (Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland Prep). She became the first General (3-1) to notch double-digit kills this season, totaling 25 attempts with four errors for a .360 hitting percentage.

August 30, 2014
McManus Leads W&L Volleyball to 3-0 Win Over Cabrini
Led by the defense of senior defensive specialist Kelly McManus (Osprey, Fla./Pine View), the Washington and Lee volleyball team defeated Cabrini, 3-0, on day two of the CNU Captains Classic on Saturday. McManus totaled a season-high 21 digs to lead all players.

August 29, 2014
W&L Volleyball Falls to No. 25 Christopher Newport, 3-0
The Washington and Lee volleyball team fell to 25th-ranked Christopher Newport on Friday, 3-0, at the CNU Captains Classic.

August 29, 2014
W&L Volleyball Opens Season with 3-0 Sweep of Keene State
The Washington and Lee volleyball team opened the 2014 season on Friday at the CNU Captains Classic with a 3-0 victory over Keene State.

August 28, 2014
W&L Volleyball Takes Top Spot in ODAC Preseason Poll
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2014 volleyball preseason coaches’ poll on Thursday, and Washington and Lee secured the top spot out of 12 schools. The two-time defending ODAC Champions garnered eight first-place votes and 115 points.

August 25, 2014
2014 W&L Volleyball Season Preview
Captains Alex Kinzer, Maddie Kosar and Kelly McManus, along with head coach Bryan Snyder, preview the 2014 W&L volleyball season.

August 4, 2014
W&L Volleyball Garners AVCA Academic Honor
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced on Monday that 676 teams have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2013-14 season, and Washington and Lee was one of 126 Division III teams honored.