The Washington College Athletics Department held its annual athletic awards ceremony tonight, honoring the top student-athletes for the 2017-18 academic year. Team Most Valuable Players and Most Improved Players were named, and several special departmental awards were presented as well. A list of the awards follows.
Four student-athletes from the Washington College volleyball team have qualified for the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll for fall sports. Among those four is junior Kaitlyn Marino, who was also named Academic All-Centennial.
Junior outside hitter Kaitlyn Marino has been named to the All-Centennial Conference honorable mention for volleyball in a vote conducted by the conference’s 11 head coaches. This is the second time Marino has garnered all-conference honors as she garnered a second team selection last fall and is the fourth WC volleyball player to earn a spot on consecutive all-conference teams.
Host Muhlenberg spoiled the season finale for visiting Washington College in a 3-0 (25-12, 27-25, 25-21) win for the home team on Saturday afternoon in a Centennial Conference volleyball match at Memorial Hall. Senior setter Taylor Horan had 26 assists and finished her career with 3,295 helpers, just eight short of the program record for most assists by a Shorewoman.
The Washington College volleyball team swept visiting Ursinus, 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-21), on Wednesday night at the Cain Athletic Center in a Centennial Conference volleyball match. The Shorewomen have now downed the Bears six straight times in the series and improve to 17-10 overall and 3-6 in the Centennial. The Bears drop to 6-17 and 0-8 respectively with the loss. It was the home finale for the Shorewomen.
The Washington College volleyball team split its Senior Day tri-match against Elizabethtown and Hood on Saturday afternoon at the Cain Athletic Center. The Shorewomen fell to Elizabethtown in five sets, 3-2 (23-25, 25-14, 25-23, 18-25, 15-13), in the first match of the day before coming back to top Hood, 3-1 (25-21, 25-11, 21-25, 25-15), in the final match of the day. Senior setter Taylor Horan became the ninth player in team history to achieve 1,000 career digs and with her 25 total digs in the two matches she has 1,011 for her career, just three behind Nanna Kozemchak ’07 for eighth on the all-time list.
CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Visiting Swarthmore got a match high 12 kills from Mehra Den Braven en route to a 3-0 (25-12, 25-12, 25-23) win over host Washington College in a Centennial Conference volleyball match played tonight inside Cain Athletic Center.
The Washington College volleyball team went 1-1 in a home tri-match on Saturday afternoon with visiting Franklin & Marshall and Alvernia. The Shorewomen were bested by Franklin & Marshall, 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-23), in in the opening match of the day in a Centennial Conference volleyball. Washington bounced back from the loss to the Diplomats to broom Alvernia, 3-0 (25-21, 25-11, 25-13), in the last match of the day. With the win over Alvernia, the Shorewomen clinch their fifth winning season in the past seven years.
Senior middle hitter Alaina Geissberger had a career-high nine blocks as visiting Washington College downed host Dickinson on Saturday afternoon, 3-1 (26-24, 16-25, 25-13, 25-23), in a Centennial Conference volleyball match at the Kline Center.
Visiting Marymount downed host Washington College, 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-12), on Wednesday night at the Cain Athletic Center in a non-conference volleyball match. In the loss, senior setter Taylor Horan notched her 50th career double-double with 20 assists and 10 digs, both team-highs.
Washington College senior setter Taylor Horan became the second player in team history with at least 3,000 career assists as the Shorewomen split a tri-match at McDaniel today. The Shorewomen dropped a Centennial Conference match to McDaniel, 25-23, 25-13, 25-16, before bouncing back with a 25-22, 25-21, 25-21 win over Marywood in non-conference action.
CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Visiting 24th ranked Johns Hopkins won the last two sets to pick up a 3-1 (25-21, 22-25, 25-15, 25-23) win over host Washington College in a Centennial Conference volleyball match played tonight inside Cain Athletic Center in Chestertown, Maryland.
The Washington College volleyball team went 1-1 in the second day and final day of the Knights Invitational at Arcadia University on Saturday at Alumni Gym. In the first match of the day, Washington fell to Elizabethtown, 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-16), before sweeping New Rochelle, 3-0 (25-20, 26-24, 25-19). Freshman outside hitter Abby Smith was named to the all-tournament team.
The Washington College volleyball team split a pair of matches on Friday in the first day of the Knights Invitational at Alumni Gym in a pair of non-conference volleyball matches. In the team’s second match, the Shorewomen rallied from two sets down to top SUNY Canton, 3-2 (24-26, 17-25, 25-23, 25-18, 15-11) after falling to host Arcadia, 3-0 (25-13, 25-20, 25-15) in the first match of the invitational.
BRYN MAWR, Pa. — The visiting Washington College volleyball team picked up their first Centennial Conference win of the season, sweeping host Bryn Mawr in straight sets (25-16, 25-9, 25-21) in a match played tonight at the Class of 1958 Gym in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. With the win, the Shorewomen are now 10-1 after 11 matches for the first time in program history.
The Washington College volleyball team split a home tri-match on Saturday with Gettysburg and Rosemont. The Shorewomen were downed by Gettysburg, 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-19), in in the opening match of the day in the Centennial Conference opener for both squads. Washington rebounded from the loss to the Bullets to sweep Rosemont, 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-12), in the last match of the day. The Shorewomen are now 9-1 overall and 0-1 in the CC. This is the third time WC has started a season 9-1 in program history as the 1978 and 2014 editions of Shorewomen Volleyball opened 9-1.
Washington College junior outside hitter Kaitlyn Marino has been named the HERO Sports D3Volleyball Hero of the Week. She was one of 10 nationwide nominees for the honor and won the fan vote with 39.44% of the vote.
The Washington College volleyball team has won its first eight matches for the first time in 39 years as the host Shorewomen swept visiting Catholic, 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-21), on Wednesday night at the Cain Athletic Center in a non-conference volleyball match. The eight wins to start the season are the most victories to open a campaign for a WC volleyball squad before the first loss. The Shorewomen began the 1978 season at 8-0.
Junior outside hitter Kaitlyn Marino has been named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week for volleyball for the week of September 5-10 by the conference office. This is the third time the junior has won the conference’s weekly award.
The Washington College volleyball team opened its home slate on a good note with a pair of victories on Saturday at the Cain Athletic Center. The Shorewomen rallied from down 14-11 in the fifth set to edge Shenandoah 17-15 to win, 3-2 (22-25, 28-26, 25-19, 22-25, 17-15), and swept Notre Dame (Md.) in the team’s second match, 3-0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-21). Senior setter Taylor Horan tallied 88 assists in the two matches and is now second all-time in program history in assists with 2,753.
Junior volleyball player Kaitlyn Marino is this week's Shorewoman of the Week. Marino was named the Most Valuable Player at the season-opening DeSales Invitational, where the Shorewomen went 4-0 Friday and Saturday to capture the championship.
Visiting Washington College starts it season 5-0 for the second time in three years with a three-set sweep of host Goucher, 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-13), in a non-conference volleyball match on Thursday evening at Decker SRC. The Shorewomen are now 5-0 on the year, while the Gophers fall to 0-4. Washington also won its first five matches to start the 2015 season.
The Washington College volleyball team won its second DeSales Invitational championship in three years as the Shorewomen completed a perfect 4-0 weekend with two wins In the second day of the DeSales Invitational on Saturday afternoon at Billera Gym. In the first match of the day, Washington held off a rally from host DeSales in the fifth set to win, 3-2 (22-25, 28-26, 25-22, 19-25, 15-13), and completed its 4-for-4 weekend sweeping Rutgers-Camden, 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-15). Junior outside hitter Kaitlyn Marino was named the invitational’s MVP, while senior middle hitter Alaina Geissberger was named to the all-tournament team.
The Washington College volleyball team started its 2017 campaign with two victories on Friday in the first day of the DeSales Invitational at Billera Gym in a pair of non-conference volleyball matches. The Shorewomen topped Gwynedd Mercy in three sets (25-13, 25-13, 25-17) and captured all three sets from Baruch (25-16, 25-17, 25-18). Washington notched 33 service aces in the two triumphs.
Since the start of the 2013 season, the Washington College volleyball program has won 67 matches, the most in any four-year span since winning 73 from 1990-93. This season the Shorewomen seek to reach their first-ever Centennial Conference Tournament and notch their fourth winning season in five years under fifth-year head coach Jamie Leventry as they seek to improve on their 12-13 overall mark and 3-7 conference record from 2016.
Washington College volleyball head coach Jamie Leventry has named three captains for the 2017 season. The trio of seniors, defensive specialist Sarah Bentley, middle hitter Alaina Geissberger and setter Taylor Horan will serve as captains for the Shorewomen this year. Horan is serving as a captain for the second consecutive year, while Bentley and Geissberger are serving as captains for the first time.