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Spring is here!!!

Hi Friends,

I just got back from Spring Break which I spent at home with my family in sunny Southern California. I spent my time relaxing at home, visiting with family, volunteering at the preschool my mom works at and playing with the cutest three and four year olds, and practicing with my sister’s club volleyball team. I was definitely not prepared for the rain once I landed in Virginia after hanging in the hot weather in California, but it was awesome to come back to see spring in action with so much green on the trees and all of the flowers starting to bloom (a season that California tends to skip).

Spring Term is just about here and I can’t wait to start my class. I am taking the CSI class with Mollie and Greer! I am hoping it will be a nice change to only focus on one class. We are also starting open gyms and workouts again which is very exciting. I am also looking forward to going on a couple of hikes and exploring Lexington a little more now that I will have a more free time.

-Allison #12

Spring term!!!

As spring break comes to a close this weekend I am eagerly awaiting getting back to school to start my second go round of spring term.  During spring term at W&L we all take one class for four weeks to really focus in and investigate one particular topic.  This year I will be taking fundamentals of mathematics which will be a credit towards my major.  Although this math class doesn’t sound super entertaining, do not fret I will also be fulfilling one of my two PE requirements on the links in golf.

We wrapped up a great spring season before exams which demonstrated growth by all members of the team and and even greater look at our potential.  During spring term we will continue lifting 3 times a week, conditioning 2 times a week, and having option gyms  2 times a week.  I know we all can’t wait to be back in the gym.

xoxo

Miller

Spring Season and Fancy Things

HELLO!!

I am PUMPED because I have some very exciting things to share!  First of all, it is my favorite time of year: SPRING SEASON!  During Spring Season, we only get a limited number of practices with Coach and Tay.  However, the improvement over the course of Spring Season is huge.  Not only are we able to focus on our skills, but the team’s strength and speed increases due to the lifts and conditioning that coach is able to implement.  During our fall season, we aren’t able to push our bodies as hard with conditioning because we want to save what strength and energy we have for games.  Since we don’t have games during this time of year… you know what that means:)  But really it has been great.  Lot’s of improvement both on the court and in the weight room (shout out to my amazing lifting and conditioning buddy Greer Gordon).

It was also Fancy Dress this past weekend!  Such a fun night.  For those of you who aren’t very familiar with Fancy Dress, it is a tradition that was started in 1907.  Basically, it is prom in college.  Ladies wear beautiful dresses and the gentlemen wear tuxedos.  The theme this year was Studio 54 and the live band was fantastic (fortunate for me because I love to dance).  Some of the team even got a picture together (disregard our sweaty faces it was hot).

Other exciting news: we have our annual scrimmage against the football team tonight.  Hopefully we don’t embarrass them as badly as last year.  They have been talking some MAJOR smack.

 

Follow our Instagram and Facebook pages too!  Players have been posted about periodically throughout Spring Season.  Give it a read and tell us what you think!

Insta: generalsvb     Facebook: Washington and Lee University Women’s Volleyball

Elly Out!  Please look at my pictures below!

 

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This is supposed to be me, Meg and Miller… However the lighting did not do us any favors.

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Meg and I’s Instagram post!  Go check it out to see some interesting facts about us.  

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Squad pic at Fancy Dress.

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This gem of a picture of me, Anna and Greer.  Don’t know why I decided to make this face over and over again throughout the night (see previous picture).

Busy Bees

It’s been a busy busy few weeks for your favorite Generals.

Today we start week two of spring season. It’s been a great time thus far; you can’t beat being in the gym with your best friends working toward getting better from the fall. I’ve also been impressed with our levels of focus and competition in the gym. The fact that we have 13 returners instead of 8 makes a HUGE difference in the offseason.

This past Saturday, we rewarded Sigma Nu for winning our “Frat Night” in the fall. Each year we have a game where whichever fraternity or sorority brings the most members to our game wins our contribution to a philanthropy or a night of sober driving. We like being able to have this positive relationship with Greek Life on campus!

On Sunday, we went to volunteer at Rockbridge Area Hospice. Each year, we go to some organization in town to volunteer for a few hours. Again, we strongly think that it’s important for us to help out in the community and work together for goals that are larger than winning or losing.

I also got to see a few volleyball alums in D.C.! Being on this team really means that you will have friends for the rest of your life as cheesy as that may sound.

It’s only the second week of March but things will only get busier on campus!

– Vicky #7

P.S. Sorry for the lack of photos this time, my technology is having issues :/

 

65 degree weather in Feb

Hey people!!!

This term has been soooo fun. All of the frosh are in sororities now and it’s lit. My classes this semester are a lot harder, but they’re more of what I’m interested in so that’s good! 

Open gyms are so fun! It’s so nice to see everyone twice a week and the practices are so competitive it’s awesome. 

Lifting and conditioning is actually so fun when you have an AMAZING lifting partner (El Cosgrove)!!! Everyone is getting so swole and fit. I love it.

Anyways, just chillen outside Gaines in the grass with my friends and it’s 65 degrees in February! I’m loving it!!

Xoxo,

Greer

IT’S SNOWING! (again)

Dear Blog Readers,

January is coming to a close, and on this fine Sunday as I sit in the Gaines’ Rotunda doing my homework, snow begins to fall from the sky…again.  Last time it snowed here it was before the start of winter term and we received about four inches, but luckily it seems too warm outside for anything serious to stick (so far).

Between classes, lifts, open gyms, and conditioning, you might think it is hard to find any free time.  But you know that the good old gennies volleyball team will proudly come out on a Saturday to cheer on our women’s basketball team!  Also, a few of us decided to bring our homework to the gym on Wednesday to watch the men’s team have a solid Gennies Win Day and see our favorite coaches helping out at the table (pics below from where I was creeping on them).

Finally, classes have been going well so far!   I am #blessed to say I am only taking math and science classes this term, and Ash Meade and I are lab partners in physics and engineering.  Basically, this term will be awesome because in engineering we get to design and 3D print a phone stand as well as create something cool for our group project (still TBD what we will do for that), and in physics we will build a solar cell and make a nifty website that demonstrates how it works.

I can’t leave without saying how hype open gyms have been!  It’s great to be back together on the court and playing our favorite sport, plus we are all getting buff and ripped from the conditioning and lifts.  Also, I think I am finally doing seal dives properly and in Doremus they are especially fun because you slide about five feet further due to the slippery floor.  Basically I am just having a blast balling out with my friends and am looking forward to the rest of this term.

Sincerely,

Anna #5

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Coaches putting in work during the basketball game. They are partially the reason why we come to watch.

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Physics lab! In this pic you see an example of Ash and I creating a capacitor. Basically you have some foil with plastic in-between and you connect some wires and it graphs some stuff. Trust me it’s super cool.

 

Good Ole Winter Term

Ah, winter term is finally in full swing. With sorority recruitment finishing up a few weeks ago, its time to crack down on classes. I’m really enjoying each of my classes this term, and find it nice to have such a variety in my schedule. My classes range from Business Law to Cognition which is a nice change up from the typical business school classes. I am also taking a creative writing course which is probably one of my favorite classes I have taken during my time here. Our off-season workouts and open gyms have just started, and its great to finally be reunited with the team. We have our banquet tonight at the Southern Inn where we will surely eat delicious food and enjoy hanging out as a team. Spring season is just a few short weeks away, and the off-season is a time to strengthen our bodies in preparation to return back to the Warner Center in the fall.

Elena