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Hey y’all!

Kaitlyn here, writing the latest blog post from Greensboro, North Carolina (and missing Lexington like crazy). This past week was finals for everyone which ranged from making a poster for a library session to a paper on why Atticus Finch is a DILF( seriously, that was one of my swimmer friends’ final paper). School is out and most everyone is back home now. We have a week off before Memorial Day and then we start our summer training ,which will be super hype.

I am off to New Jersey with my freshman roommate for Memorial Day weekend, then I get back and head off to Costa Rica! I have an internship there for the month of June and will be working with the Volleyball Special Olympics. I can’t wait!!!

 

HAGS, love and please enjoy the below picture during season where K-Rem literally just said to do something crazy.

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Spring has Sprung

I can’t believe it is already the third week of Spring Term! I am halfway done with the last semester of my freshman year, and it is definitely bittersweet. It will be great to go home for the summer for some relaxation, a little working, and a lot of working out. However, this school year was arguably my favorite so far because of my amazing friends and all the wonderful new experiences. I’m currently taking a class all about Crime Scene Investigations with fellow gennies Allison and Greer, and it is incredibly interesting. The class was split into groups, and each received our own scene to survey. Lucky for me, I have the intelligent Allison Webb in my group! We’re doing all sorts of tests from fingerprinting to DNA testing to figure out who was at the scene and what exactly happened. I highly recommend this class for two reasons. 1) It gets the lab science credit out of the way for those of us not wanting to take physics, chemistry, or some other lab and 2) it is my only academic focus for this semester, giving me more time to learn some of the more difficult concepts. Overall, I’m very happy I’m taking it!

We’re currently in major training mode with lifts three times a week, conditioning twice a week, and open gyms twice a week. Spring term is often referred to as the “best term,” and that is definitely proving to be true for me! Very busy, but all worth it.

The next time I write a post, I will be a sophomore!!! So crazy!!!! Freshman year flew by and if I could do it all over again I totally would!!

Signing off for the last time as a freshman,

Mollie Ray #13

Allie Case and I after the infamous burpee ladder

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We learned how to dust to find invisible fingerprints left behind. These beauts are mine!!

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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