December 10, 2013

VaSID Releases All-State Volleyball Team

DANVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) announced its 2013 College Division All-State Volleyball Team on Tuesday and Washington and Lee was well represented.

Senior outside hitter M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas / St. John's) was placed on the first team and was also honored as the Co-Player of the Year.  Senior setter Meghan Meleski (Richmond, Va. / Mills Godwin) joined Boles as a first team selection.

Boles earned First Team All-State honors for the fourth time and is the first General to earn State Player of the Year accolades since Christine Gladysz '06 claimed two straight in 2004 and 2005.  Boles was also the VaSID Rookie of the Year in 2010.

A four-time First Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honoree and a 2013 AVCA Honorable Mention All-American, Boles shared the Player of the Year Award with Allison Sparks of Averett.

Boles played in 34 matches and 118 sets this fall, leading the ODAC with 415 kills.  In other conference categories, she was second in kills per set (3.52), 10th in digs (363) and 14th in service aces (39).

This season, Boles broke the W&L and ODAC career kills records and finished her career with 1,714 kills. Along with the career kills record at W&L, Boles completed her four seasons ranked first in total attacks (4,848), second in sets played (472), seventh in digs (1,412) and seventh in service aces (171).

Meleski earned First Team All-State honors for the first time after posting second team laurels each of the past two seasons.  She played in 34 matches and 112 sets during the 2013 campaign and led the ODAC with an average of 10.04 assists per set.  Her 1,124 total assists this season represent the fifth-highest season total in school history, while her 3,558 career assists are the second-best compilation in the program's history.

A three-time All-ODAC selection, Meleski also accumulated 289 digs, a team-best 60 service aces, 53 blocks and 53 kills during the 2013 season.

Christopher Newport's Briana Sutton was named the VaSID Rookie of the Year, while CNU's Lindsay Birch was tabbed the Coach of the Year.

Washington and Lee completed the season with a 28-7 overall record and a 10-1 conference record.  The Generals won the ODAC Tournament Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament before falling to Berry in the opening round by a score of 25-21, 25-23, 27-25.

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