Three W&L Athletes Earn ODAC Player of the Week Honors

Three W&L Athletes Earn ODAC Player of the Week Honors

FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its players of the week for the week ending on October 16, and Washington and Lee had three athletes honored.

Sophomore women's swimmer Lauren Kasoff (Owings Mills, Md./Saint Paul's), junior women's cross country runner Laruen Schultz (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) and sophomore outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John's) were all recognized for their efforts in their respective sports.

Kasoff started her sophomore campaign with two individual event victories as W&L defeated Centre, 140-122, on Saturday at Cy Twombly Pool. She finished tops in both the 200 fly (2:16.40) and 200 IM (2:15.78) while taking fourth in the 100 fly with a time of 1:03.38. She also helped the 'B' 200 medley relay team to a second-place finish (1:57.59). She was joined on the relay by senior Katie Salvati (Roselle Park, N.J./Mount Saint Mary Academy), first-year Mary Gabe (Mequon, Wis./Homestead) and sophomore Rebecca Lawrence (Wayne, Pa./Conestoga).

The women's swimming team is 1-0 after opening the season with a triumph over Centre. W&L returns to the pool on Friday, traveling to Mary Washington for a 7:00 pm meet.

Schultz placed 18th out of 201 runners at the Royal Cross Country Classic hosted by Queens University of Charlotte on Friday. She ran a 5k personal record time of 18:18.98 in the field, which featured Div. I, II and III athletes.

As a team, the Generals finished ninth out of 21 teams as the Classic. The team will now prepare of the ODAC Championships on October 29.

Boles collected the weekly volleyball honor for the second-consecutive week and third time this season. She led the Generals to three wins in three days as W&L wrapped up ODAC play with a perfect 10-0 conference record.

Over the three matches, Boles averaged 15.7 kills, and 11.3 digs per match (3.9 k/set, 2.8 d/set). She posted 20 kills and 14 digs in a 3-1 win over Randolph-Macon on Thursday, 12 kills, nine digs and a pair of service aces in a 3-0 win over Randolph on Friday, and 15 kills, 11 digs and a pair of aces in a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Lynchburg on Saturday. 

The volleyball team is now 25-2 on the season and 10-0 in the ODAC, having won each of its last 12 matches following a pair of losses to Geneva and Marietta that halted the team's 13-0 start.