Berry & Guignon Recognized with All-State Laurels

W&L volleyball team celebrates a point

DANVILLE, Va. — The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) announced its 2017 College Division All-State Volleyball teams on Tuesday, and Washington and Lee had two players garner recognition.

Junior outside hitter Meg Guignon (St. Louis, Mo./Visitation Academy) was named to the first team, while first-year middle blocker Courtney Berry (Charlottesville, Va./Western Albemarle) earned second-team honors and was named the Rookie of the Year.

An AVCA honorable mention All-America recipient this season, Guignon led the ODAC in kills (342) and was second in kills per set (3.17). She was 10th in digs (383) and 15th in digs per set (3.55). Guignon had double-digit kills in 17 matches, and recorded a double-double in 11 contests.

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. She also has 957 kills in her three seasons, and with just 43 kills next year, she would become the sixth player in W&L history with at least 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs.

This marks the second all-state honor for Guignon in her career, and it is the first time she made the first team. She also garnered First Team All-South Region and First Team All-ODAC accolades earlier this season.

Berry led 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 was fourth 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 was the third-highest single-season total in program history.

Berry was honored as the ODAC's Rookie of the Year earlier this season, and she was named to the All-ODAC First Team. She also garnered AVCA honorable mention all-region laurels. Berry is the first VaSID Rookie of the Year for the Generals since Anna Lausberg '16 in 2012.

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

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