COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Washington and Lee volleyball team placed three players on the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-South Region Team which was announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Junior setter Christine Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Berkeley Prep) and senior outside hitter Emily Wolfing (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) were named to the 12-member first team, while junior middle blocker Susan Gaillard (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud) was tabbed as an honorable mention selection. Gladysz and Wolfing will now go on the national ballot for All-America consideration.
Gladysz, a two-time first team all-region honoree and Third Team All-American last season, had another fine season for the Generals. She was named First Team All-ODAC, ODAC Player of the Year and ODAC Tournament MVP in 2004. She ranked in the Top 10 in Division III in assists per game (12.61 apg) and totaled 1,387 assists. She also notched 374 digs, 71 kills, 61 blocks and 55 service aces on the season. Gladysz will enter her senior season ranked first all-time at W&L in career assists (3,870), third in service aces (190) and fouth in digs (1,192).
Wolfing was selected to the first team all-region squad for the first time after garnering honorable mention accolades last season. A two-time First Team All-ODAC selection, Wolfing led the Generals in 2004 with 454 kills. She also added 412 digs, 58 blocks and 53 service aces. Wolfing graduates as W&L's all-time leader in career digs (1,557) and ranks second all-time in career kills (1,490) and career games played (471). Additionally, her 182 service aces are fourth all-time.
Gaillard was named to the honorable mention squad after garnering first team honors in 2003 and honorable mention laurels in 2002. An Honorable Mention All-American last season, Gaillard was named First Team All-ODAC for the second straight year. She totaled 353 kills, 93 blocks, 62 digs and 20 service aces and ranked among the Top 15 in Division III with a .392 hitting percentage. She will enter her final campaign ranked first all-time at W&L in hitting percentage (.401), second in blocks (299) and fourth in kills (1,190).
W&L finished the 2004 season with a 28-8 overall record. The Generals claimed their fourth straight ODAC Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament South Region Semifinals.
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