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“Fall”eyball Term

Hello blogtopia

(yes this is a reference to Zootopia, Al and I just saw it, 10/10 recommend)

This is Ashleigh Meade (#15) coming at you live from the Gennies win bus. I am a first year  from Bristow, Virginia.

Gennies volleyball has been hot, hot, hot lately and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

We just had reading days last week, which means we didn’t have class on Thursday and Friday, and everyone is feeling hot to trot after those crucial extra hours of sleep. First I would like to give a shoutout to my girls for all completing our 3 individuals before reading days, keep up the great work Blue! We have all been working hard in the gym and in the lib, and hard work truly does pay off! We are currently 19-5, and have won our last 3 matches! We are all looking forward to another fun volleyball filled day tomorrow at CNU!

All of us frosh agree that the start to our first fall term has been challenging,h but beyond rewarding. My favorite class by far is my Environmental Studies class with Professor Humston. It is a discussion based class, which means I get to talk about the environment and our effects on it for about 3 hours every week. Let me tell you, I love it! I actually have a debate on Monday about whether or not there should be a complete ban on the hunting of elephants for Ivory, so wish me luck!

A lot of us actually have classes together this term. Four times a week I get to start my mornings off right with the Alli-son in Calc! Then I get to sit next to my boi Anna in Physics, oh and she happens to be the best lab partner around!

I hope that you love this blog as much as I love Washington and Lee, because that would mean you are having a hoot of time! In the meantime please enjoy these pictures of my time spent here so far🙂


It’s been real!

-“Good Stuff”

Growing Stronger through the season

Hey y’all! My name is Kaitlyn Brock, I am a freshman middle blocker on the team. A little bit about me: I am from Greensboro, North Carolina. I hope to major in Business and Spanish so I am starting off the year taking economics, Spanish and other FDRs. One really cool thing about the school is that they want us to be well rounded so we take classes we would not normally take for our major. So, I am in a scum and villainy literature class. Our homework for Thanksgiving break? We have to watch Star wars…I am loving that class.

So far the season has been going amazing! We are kicking butt at 16-3 midway through the season. We face off against Randolph macon this week so it should be hype game! No only are we killing it in the gym, we also are maintaining and thriving with our culture. We have been to almost every fall sports event. We even sat through the rain for a 2 hour football game( which the football team thankfully won).

Here are a few pictures from the football game!


The fab freshman with our face paint


The whole team with our signs!

Until next time,

Kaitlyn Brock #14

Starting off Strong

Hi Everyone! Mollie Ray here! I’m super excited to be writing my first blog post to tell you about the first few weeks of classes and the volleyball season this far. I’m taking Economics 101, Writing 101, Environmental Studies, and Intro to Poverty. Poverty and Writing class are so different than any class I’ve ever taken before and I love it. We sit around a conference table and discuss the reading we did for class, where everyone’s input matters. All of the professors are so great! In high school we had 7 classes every day, so having a 4 class schedule is new and exciting.
Now on to the more important things: volleyball. This season is off to an unbelievable start with an impressive record of 12-1. We’ve traveled as far as Rome, Georgia (8 hours each way) and the bus rides are almost as fun as the games themselves. We play games and watch movies and its a great bonding experience. However, whenever we have long bus rides the issue of food comes up. Which is better, Chipotle, Panera, or Sheetz? The answer: never Sheetz, even though Coach will tell you differently. But in all seriousness, being on the team has made the transition into college a great one, and I practically have 9 older sisters helping me figure everything out. I can’t wait see how the rest of the season pans out, hopefully  with many many wins!
Here are a few pictures from the first few weeks!
Until next time,
Mollie Ray #13

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My great view from the back of the bus. Everyone working on homework on the way to play Averett.

IMG_7440.JPGMy new favorite place to study is the laundry room. It’s nice and quiet with comfortable seating. What more could you ask for?

LaceUp for Pediatric Cancer

Hello WLUVB blog readers.

This Wednesday our team will be playing Shenandoah College at home. This is a special game, because not only is it a conference match, but it is also our LaceUp for Pediatric Cancer game. The Go4theGoal Foundation helps children who are battling pediatric cancer.

At the game, both teams will be wearing gold laces in honor of the cause. We have also made a donation page to raise money for the foundation that can be found below.


Thanks for reading our blog, and thank you in advance for your support!

Gennies Off to a Solid Start

Hi everyone! My name is Allison Webb and I am a freshman from Thousand Oaks, California. Last weekend was our team’s first tournament at Berry College in Georgia and we went 3-1!!! During our 8-hour bus ride there and back, we spent our time watching movies, such as Remember the Titans, and playing games, like Empire. I am very proud of how the team performed for our first tournament and of how much we have improved since the beginning of preseason!! While in Rome, Georgia, we were able to explore the town before playing in our first match of the season.

As soon as we got back from Georgia, freshman orientation began which was filled with hall activities, registration for classes, and information sessions. My schedule was jammed packed between orientation activities, meals, and volleyball practices and lifts. On Friday, I went to my first college classes and it was the first day of the W&L Invitational. Despite the heat, we won all of our matches at the invitational!


All 7 Freshman at the Berry College Tournament.


The team also went to support the Women’s Soccer team during their match against Birmingham Southern.


Greetings blogosphere,

I write to you in the midst of an exciting volleyball preseason here at Washington and Lee.  We have been having an awesome time both on and off the court with the team!  Yesterday we participated in our annual Blue vs White scrimmage where we are placed into teams and play a match-like game coached by the talented Taylor Gibson and a surprise return from one of our favorite grad students, Christina Kamis.  While the White team got the W in an 3-0 victory it was a competitive atmosphere for all.  We concluded the evening with a team dinner at Salerno’s and ice cream at Sweet Things.

We also have been working hard to maintain our team culture and positive relationships with others around campus.  Many volleyballers attended the men’s soccer scrimmage yesterday and we have also been hanging out with other athletes friends from football, field hockey, and cross country.  After having many discussions about the pyramid of team values on which we base our program we have decided to reconstruct our physical representation of this for our locker room.

Below is a photo of our lovely new frosh working hard on sketching our their blocks.

We will continue to work hard in preseason as we leave for our first match at Berry this coming Friday! Can’t wait for a stellar season ahead!


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Summer Shenanigans

Long time no talk Blog Fans!

Elly Cosgrove here sharing my endeavors from this past summer.  It was definitely an exciting one that I can’t wait to share with you all!  This summer I nannied and coached beach volleyball.  Coaching was definitely an interesting experience… I had the lovely opportunity of coaching players (ages 10-13) who had just begun the beautiful sport.  We had our good and bad days, but definitely an overall rewarding experience.  Not only did I coach beach volleyball, but I played my fair share as well (hopefully I can shake the sand out of my sets in time for season…).  I played in an adult tournament at the beginning of summer with my partner who plays at UNCW and we ended up winning our division.  Unfortunately, I was not able to receive the prize money due to NCAA rules (darn).

My family and I also went to the Bahamas this summer!  That trip marked my first trip down there and it was gorgeous!  We cruised around the Abacos in a boat belonging to some family friends of ours.   They introduced us to spear fishing and I had the time of my life.  I never actually caught a fish with my spear, but I definitely punctured a lot of fish due to my lack of experience.  The only problem that I had with the whole spear fishing endeavor was the sharks.  About five minutes after every hit on a fish, a shark would appear (reef sharks and nurse sharks mostly).  We were face-to-face with a 10-foot nurse shark at one point.  For anyone who knows me knows that my all time biggest fear happens to be sharks (convenient).  So, that definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone, but it was so worth it.

Towards the end of the summer, I also went to Southern California to visit some family friends.  I visited San Diego and Temecula and had an absolute blast.  Not sure if I like the west coast as much as the east coast, but I would still 100% recommend a trip out to the beautiful coast of SoCal.

I am truly thankful for the time I’ve been able to spend home, but I CANNOT WAIT to return to campus for preseason.  Wow.  Our first practice is in less than a week.  Can anyone say #PUMPED.

Until Next Time Blog Readers,

Elward (Number 8)


Did you actually go to the Bahamas without a Bahamas collage?


Nick and I in SOCAL!  This is at Torrey Pines.


Brought my brother out for a little coed tournament.  He’s a natural.


My partner Courtney Mullinax and I after our big win!  We were at the tournament facility from 9am-9pm… It was an extremely long day.