LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee Department of Athletics held its annual athletics award ceremony at Lee Chapel on Tuesday evening. The event, made possible by the generosity of the Brookby Family, honors student-athletes and administrators who have made the 2013-14 school year a tremendous success.
Headlining the awardees were seniors Zander Tallman (Grand Blanc, Mich. / Cranbrook-Kingswood) and Mary Ashleigh Boles (Houston, Texas / St. John's), who were selected as the “Pres” Brown Outstanding Senior Male and Female Athletes of the Year as voted on by members of the department.
Senior swimmer Eric Shuman (Black Mountain, N.C. / Asheville Christian Academy) and senior cross country and track & field athlete Annelise Madison (Roca, Neb. / Norris) received the William D. McHenry Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards, while football player Marshall Hollerith (Richmond, Va. / St. Christopher's) and track & field athlete Dana Lee (Nashville, Tenn. / St. Cecilia Academy) were presented the Outstanding First-Year Male and Female Athlete Awards. Senior soccer and lacrosse player Kingsley Schroeder (Dayton, Ohio / Westminster School/Miami Valley) was selected as the winner of the Wink Glasgow Spirit & Sportsmanship Award.
Other awards that were presented on Tuesday included the J.L. Lefty Newell Award for the top student manager/worker and the R.E. Chub Yeakel Award, which is given to a member of the University community who has made outstanding contributions to the Department of Athletics. Maisie Osteen, a 2014 W&L Law graduate was the recipient of the Lefty Newell Award, while longtime Athletic Department Administrative Assistant Emily Nicely was presented the Chub Yeakel Award. Junior James Quigley was voted to receive the Dick Miller Physical Education Scholarship.
A four-year letterwinner for the men’s track & field team, Tallman was a 15-time conference champion and will likely qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships for a fifth time when the selections are announced next week. He holds the W&L records for the indoor 200 (22.31) and 400 meters (48.86), and is a member of the record-setting indoor 4x400 meter relay team (3:21.81). In the outdoor season, he holds five more school records, setting new standards in the 200 (21.53), 400 (47.35) and 800 (1:52.68) meters, while also competing on the record-setting 4x100 (41.47) and 4x400 (3:15.00) meter relay teams. Tallman has twice been named First Team All-ODAC for the indoor season, while also garnering first team honors for the outdoor season all four years. Additionally, he was lauded as the ODAC Indoor season Rookie of the Year, the ODAC Indoor Athlete of the Meet as a sophomore and the ODAC Outdoor Athlete of the Meet as a senior. He also garnered the USTFCCCA regional indoor athlete of the year award as a sophomore. The recipient of the W&L Outstanding First-Year Male Athlete Award in 2011, Tallman became W&L’s first track & field All-American since 1969 when finished third in the 400 meters at the 2014 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Boles had an equally impressive career for the Generals, earning four letters with the volleyball team as an outside hitter. She was twice named a team captain and she earned First Team All-ODAC and First Team All-State laurels all four seasons. An honorable mention all-region honoree as a rookie and sophomore, she garnered first team all-region honors as a senior en route to earning Honorable Mention All-America honors. She was the ODAC, VaSID and South Region Rookie of the Year in 2010 and was named the ODAC Player of the Year following her sophomore and senior seasons. She was also named the VaSID State Player of the Year this past fall. A four-year member of the ODAC All-Tournament team and a two-time Capital One Academic All-District honoree, she is just one of five players in school history with more than 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs for their career. She finished with 1,714 kills, which is not only a school record, but a new ODAC record as well. She also finished with 1,412 digs and 171 service aces, both tied for seventh all-time at W&L. Boles was named the W&L Outstanding First-Year Female Athlete in 2011.
Shuman received the McHenry Male Scholar-Athlete Award after earning four letters as a member of the men’s swimming team. A team captain as a senior, he garnered First Team All-Bluegrass Mountain Conference honors as a first-year when he finished sixth in the 200 fly at the conference championships. The psychology and global politics double-major is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa. He also recently received a Fulbright Scholarship to study conflict resolution in Israel for the coming year.
Madison was the female recipient of the McHenry Scholar-Athlete Award after a four-year career with the cross country and track & field teams. A captain for both sports as a senior, she was a four-time All-ODAC and two-time all-region honoree in cross country. She finished fifth at the conference championship meet as a sophomore and senior and qualified for the 2013 NCAA Championship meet after placing fifth at the NCAA Regional this fall. In track & field, she was a four-year All-ODAC honoree for both the indoor and outdoor seasons, winning the ODAC title in the indoor mile twice. She holds three school records, including the indoor 800 meters, the outdoor 1,500 meters and as a member of the indoor 4x800 relay team. Madison received the ODAC Scholar-Athlete Award for cross country as a senior, for indoor track & field as a senior and for outdoor track & field as a junior and senior. She will graduate with degrees in history and politics.
Hollerith was named the outstanding first-year male after lettering for the football team as a running back. He played in all 10 games, starting the final eight contests and finishing with 1,021 yards and 13 touchdowns. He is just the 10th player in school history with 1,000 rushing yards in a season and the first first-year player to accomplish the feat. He placed fourth in the ODAC in both rushing and scoring, totaling 78 points for the season. Hollerith had six 100-yard rushing games en route to garnering Second Team All-ODAC and Second Team All-State honors. He was also named the ODAC Rookie of the Year and VaSID Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Lee received the outstanding first-year female award after lettering in track & field. She was named the ODAC Rookie of the Year for the indoor season and was the co-Rookie of the Meet for the outdoor season. A Second Team All-ODAC honoree during the indoor season, she placed second in the long jump and 200 meters, and set the school indoor record in the long jump (5.63m), eventually placing ninth in the event at the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships. She was a First Team All-ODAC honoree during the outdoor season, winning the long jump and placing second with the 4x400 meter relay team. She set outdoor school records in the long jump (5.73m), triple jump (10.98m) and the 100 meters (12.63), and she competed on the record-breaking 4x400 meter relay team (4:01.31). She is in line for a bid to the NCAA Outdoor Championships later this month.
Schroeder was named the winner of the Wink Glasgow Spirit & Sportsmanship Award after a three-year career with the women’s soccer team and participating with the women’s lacrosse team this spring. She joined the soccer team as a sophomore, playing in 13 games as a goalkeeper. She posted an .833 save percentage and a 0.22 goals-against average for her career. In lacrosse, she has played in four games as a reserve goalkeeper, making two saves with three goals-allowed.
Osteen was voted the Lefty Newell Award winner after serving as an assistant women’s lacrosse coach for her three years of law school at W&L. Nicely received the Chub Yeakel Award for her work behind the scenes of the athletic office, while Quigley received a scholarship for having completed the University’s physical education requirements as a model student.
Numerous additional team awards were given out during the course of the evening. For a complete listing of the Washington and Lee major department and team awards, simply download it here. You can also view and download the event program and insert.