Three Generals Earn Volleyball All-ODAC Accolades

Three Generals Earn Volleyball All-ODAC Accolades

FOREST, Va. — The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference volleyball accolades on Saturday, and Washington and Lee had three players honored, including the ODAC Rookie of the Year.

Junior outside hitter Meg Guignon (St. Louis, Mo./Visitation Academy) and first-year middle blocker Courtney Berry (Charlottesville, Va./Western Albemarle) were selected to the All-ODAC First Team, and Berry also garnered the Rookie of the Year laurel. First-year outside hitter Brynne Gould (Boone, N.C./Watauga) made the All-ODAC Second Team. 

Berry is the first Rookie of the Year for the Generals since Guignon in 2015. Berry is also the first rookie to make the All-ODAC First Team for the Blue and White since M.A. Boles '14 in 2010.

Berry leads the conference this year in total blocks (135), blocks per set (1.18) and hitting percentage (.337). She also entered the week fifth in Division III in total blocks and ninth in blocks per set. Her 135 blocks this season set a new W&L first-year record, and it is also the third-highest single-season total in program history. Berry is fourth on the team in kills at 196.

This marks the third all-conference recognition for Guignon, as she made the third team and was Rookie of the Year in 2015 and was recognized on the second team in 2016. She leads the ODAC in kills (342) and is second in kills per set (3.17). She is 10th in digs (383) and 15th in digs per set (3.55).

In the ODAC Championship match against Randolph-Macon, Guignon became just the 14th player in program history with 1,000 career digs. She also has double-digit kills in 17 matches, and has recorded a double-double in 11 contests.

Gould is second in the league in kills (313) and seventh in kills per set (2.77). She is also second in the league in points (365.0) and seventh in points per set (3.20). Gould has had double-digit kills in 14 matches this year and double-digit digs in seven contests. This marks the first time W&L has had two first-years on the All-ODAC teams since 2005.

Sophomore outside hitter Miranda Hall of Randolph-Macon was named the Player of the Year, Bill Rogers of Randolph-Macon earned the Coach of the Year honor and senior middle hitter Carleigh Studtmann of Bridgewater was selected as the Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete.

The Generals lost in the ODAC Championship at Randolph-Macon, 3-2, on Saturday and now have a 24-10 overall record. W&L will have to wait and see if it receives an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

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