W&L Volleyball Places Three on VaSID All-State Team
DANVILLE, Va. -- The Virginia Sports Information Directors recently announced the 2011 VaSID College Division All-State Volleyball teams and Washington and Lee had three players honored.
Sophomore outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John's) headlined the W&L honorees, as she was selected to the first team. Senior middle blocker Lindsey Dee (Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay School) and sophomore setter Meghan Meleski (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) were each honored on the second team.
For Boles, the selection adds to an already lengthy list of postseason accolades, as she was the ODAC Player of the Year, a First Team All-ODAC selection and an AVCA Honorable Mention All-South Region pick. She finished the year with 415 kills from her outside hitter position to rank second in the ODAC. She also ranked second in the league in attacks (1,156), second in kills/set (3.71), sixth in service aces (44), eighth in digs (351) and 12th in hitting percentage (.232). She played in a team-high 112 sets and added 23 blocks and 19 assists. For Boles, this marked the second year in a row that VaSID has honored her, as she was the organization's Rookie of the Year in 2010 as well as a First Team Selection.
Dee, who was also a First Team All-ODAC honoree, earned her second consecutive all-state bid after totaling 256 kills and a league-best 96 blocks. Her hitting percentage of .310 was the third-best mark in the league and she finished her career with 339 total blocks, the fourth-highest mark at W&L.
Meleski earned her first all-state citation after totaling an ODAC-best 1,016 assists in 105 sets. Her 9.68 assist/set average was also the best in the conference. She added 59 kills with a .354 hitting percentage, 202 digs, 45 blocks and 25 service aces. This is the first all-state award for Meleski, who was also a First Team All-ODAC honoree this year.
W&L finished the year with a 28-7 overall mark and a 10-0 record in ODAC play. The Generals fell, 3-1, to Randolph-Macon in the ODAC Championship match.