Guignon & Berry Earn AVCA All-Region Laurels

Guignon & Berry Earn AVCA All-Region Laurels

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) released its 2017 Division III All-Region teams on Thursday, and Washington and Lee junior outside hitter Meg Guignon (St. Louis, Mo./Visitation Academy) and first-year middle blocker Courtney Berry (Charlottesville, Va./Western Albemarle) both received recognition in the South Region.

Guignon was named First Team All-South Region for the first time in her career, and Berry garnered honorable mention all-region laurels.

Guignon leads the ODAC in kills (342) and is second in kills per set (3.17) this year. She is 10th in digs (383) and 15th in digs per set (3.55).

In the ODAC Championship match against Randolph-Macon on November 4, Guignon registered 22 digs to push her career total to 1,012, becoming just the 14th player in program history to reach 1,000 career digs. Guignon had double-digit kills in 17 matches this season, and recorded a double-double in 11 contests.

Guignon earned First Team All-ODAC recognition earlier this season for the first time in her career. She was named AVCA All-South Region honorable mention in 2016.

Berry leads the conference this year in total blocks (135), blocks per set (1.18) and hitting percentage (.337). She finished the season with 196 kills on 416 attempts with only 56 errors. Berry is also second in Division III in total blocks and seventh in blocks per set. Her 135 blocks this season set a new W&L first-year record, and it is the third-highest single-season total in program history.

Berry was honored as the ODAC's Rookie of the Year earlier this year, and was named to the All-ODAC First Team. Berry is the first W&L rookie to earn all-region accolades since M.A. Boles '14 received honorable mention recognition and was named the region's Freshman of the Year in 2010. 

The Generals finished the 2017 campaign 24-10 overall, after falling in the ODAC Championship to Randolph-Macon, 3-2.

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