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Review of Maroons’ Volleyball Season


Roanoke Volleyball had a successful season in the fall of 2013 going 19-11 with a 7-4 record in ODAC competition. The Maroons started their season off strong going 9-3 in their first 12 games which included an 8 game winning streak, 4 of which came from the Greensboro College Invitational in early September.

The second half proved more difficult for the Maroons who played 2 games above .500. Despite the slow end to their season, the Maroons’ 7-4 record in ODAC play was good enough to get them into the ODAC tournament.

The Maroons advanced to the semifinal round of the ODAC tournament for the first time since 2009 after they defeated the Marlins of Virginia Wesleyan on November 6. Washington & Lee refused to let the Roanoke advance past that point as they defeated the Maroons 3-1 by scores of 10-25, 25-18, 19-25, 13-25. Washington & Lee proceeded to defeat Lynchburg College to claim the ODAC championship.

Samantha Klostermann led the Maroons with 11 kills followed by Allison White and Sarah Long with 7 and 6 kills respectively. Jessica block was awarded 30 assists and also was among team leaders with 9 digs. Mackenzie Tyree led the Maroons with 16 digs followed by Macey Tyree with 10 digs. ODAC Volleyball player of the year M.A. Boles led Washington & Lee with 15 kills and also picked up 11 digs.

Head Coach Blair Trail completed her 12th season with Roanoke College, and she picked up her 250th career win this season on September 7th when the Maroons beat Agnes Scott College. Seniors Samantha Klostermann and Mackenzie Tyree were named to the 2013 All-ODAC Team this year. Samantha Klostermann also ranks seventh all time at Roanoke College with her 747 career kills. Mackenzie Tyree ranks seventh all time at Roanoke College with her 879 digs which she got in just two seasons with Roanoke.