Three W&L Volleyball Players Earn VaSID All-State Honors

Volleyball team celebrates a point.

DANVILLE, Va. — The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) released its 2018 College Division All-State Volleyball teams on Friday, and Washington and Lee had three players earn accolades, including senior libero Elly Cosgrove (Wilmington, N.C./John T. Hoggard) on the first team.

Along with Cosgrove's recognition, senior outside hitter Meg Guignon (St. Louis, Mo./Visitation Academy) and junior outside hitter Allison Webb (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Westlake) each garnered spots on the second team.

Cosgrove also earned First Team All-ODAC accolades this fall and AVCA Honorable Mention All-Region laurels. She was first in the conference in digs (574) and service aces (52), while appearing in 34 matches and 126 sets.

Cosgrove totaled at least 20 digs in 10 matches, including a career-high 33 digs in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Colorado College. The 33 digs tied for the fourth-most in a single match in program history.

With her 574 digs this season, Cosgrove registered the second-most in a single season in W&L history, and she ended her career with 1,142 digs in 130 matches. She finished her career 10th on the program's all-time digs list. This is the first all-state citation for Cosgrove.

Webb earned AVCA Honorable Mention All-America accolades this season, as well as First Team AVCA All-South Region and First Team All-ODAC laurels. She tied for eighth in the conference in kills (307), was sixth in points (371.5), fourth in blocks (78) and eighth in hitting percentage (.271). She was the only player in the league with at least 700 attack attempts and a hitting percentage greater than .260.

Webb recorded double-digit kills in 15 matches, including a career-high 23 on 39 attempts (.564 hitting percentage) in a 3-2 win at Roanoke on October 1. She also had at least four blocks in eight contests. This is the first all-state award for Webb.

Guignon garnered Second Team All-ODAC laurels this season. She led the team and was sixth in the ODAC in kills (341). She was also eighth in the league in digs at 406. She was one of only three players in the conference to be in the Top 10 in both categories.

Guignon had double-digit kills in 16 matches and double-digit digs in 21 contests. She also had 15 double-doubles. She finished her career sixth in program history in kills (1,298) and eighth all-time in digs (1,418). This is the third all-state honor in Guignon's career.

The Generals finished the 2018 campaign 21-13 overall, and claimed the 16th ODAC Championship in program history. The Blue and White fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to fourth-ranked Colorado College, 3-2, on Friday, November 9.

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