Seven Generals Earn ODAC Sportsmanship Team Laurels

Seven Generals Earn ODAC Sportsmanship Team Laurels

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its fall sportsmanship teams for the 2014-15 school year on Thursday afternoon.

Among the W&L athletes recognized for each sport were juniors Mark Gensburg (Barrington Hills, Ill. / Barrington) and Katy Bonaro (Waldorf, Md. / North Point) for cross country, senior Candice Stefanic (Berwyn, Pa. / Conestoga) for field hockey, senior Sam Hoskins (Richmond, Va. / Douglas Freeman) for football, seniors Al Organ (St. Paul, Minn. / DeLaSalle) and K.J. Lancaster (Atlanta, Ga. / Atlanta International) for men’s and women’s soccer and senior Kelly McManus (Osprey, Fla. / Pine View) for volleyball.

Gensburg helped lead the men’s cross country team to a third-place finish at the ODAC Championship and a seventh-place finish at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional.  He placed 34th at the league championship meet (29:01.2) and 75th at the regional (27:41.77).

Bonaro finished 24th (26:22.2) as the W&L women’s cross country team placed third overall at the ODAC Championship.  She also placed 78th (24:43.77) at the regional meet as the Generals finished in 11th-place.

A forward, Stefanic finished second on the field hockey team in scoring with a career-high 22 points on 11 goals, finishing her four years with 23 goals and two assists for 48 points.

Hoskins started all 10 games on the offensive line, helping the football team average 388.2 yards and 24.5 points per game during the 2014 campaign.  W&L rushed for an average of 300.4 yards per game to rank sixth in Division III.  Hoskins played in a total of 23 contests during his W&L career.

Organ earned Third Team All-ODAC honors as a midfielder during his senior campaign, totaling one goal and one assist, while helping the Generals allow an average of just 1.04 goals per game.  He finished his career with five goals and six assists for 16 points.

A midfielder, Lancaster saw action in 13 contests as a senior, finishing with one goal as the Generals posted a 0.33 goals-against average.  She concluded her four seasons with 11 goals and two assists for 24 points.

McManus helped lead the volleyball team to its third straight conference title this fall.  A libero, she notched 273 digs, 44 assists and 15 service aces while playing in 92 sets during her senior campaign.  She concludes her career with 126 service aces and 1,129 digs, good for eighth all-time at W&L.

As a whole, W&L’s fall sports teams combined to post a 66-30-3 (.682) overall record while claiming one conference championship.

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