June 2002

W&L FOOTBALL CLAIMS TWO PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) and senior offensive lineman Mat Rapoza (Kill Devil Hills, N.C./Manteo) were both selected as Preseason All-Americans by Lindy's College Football Preview Magazine. Sullivan was a first team pick as an all-purpose runner, while Rapoza was a second team selection at offensive line.

W&L'S PRIEST NAMED DIVISION III DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Washington and Lee senior defender Eloise Priest (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephens-St. Agnes) was named the Division III Defensive Player of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) prior to the North-South game on June 8.

W&L PLACES THREE ON ALL-STATE WOMEN'S LACROSSE TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Virginia Sports Information Director's Association (VaSID) announced its 2002 College Division All-State Women's Lacrosse team on Thursday morning and Washington and Lee claimed three members of the first and second team.

W&L'S JOHN MOORE NAMED TO USILA SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICA TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) announced its 2002 Scholar All-America team and Washington and Lee claimed one of the 22 members on the team in senior midfielder John Moore (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll).

May 2002

MENTZ, WALLACE AND WATSON HIGHLIGHT AWARD WINNERS AT W&L
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Seniors Jessica Mentz (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial), Paul Wallace (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry) and Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) headed the list of honorees at the annual Washington and Lee University Athletic Awards Ceremony on May 28 at W&L's Lee Chapel. Mentz was named the Pres Brown Outstanding Senior Female Athlete, while Wallace and Watson were the male recipients of the award.

LINDSAY HAGERMAN NAMED CO-NATIONAL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee freshman women's tennis player Lindsay Hagerman (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) has been honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as the NCAA Division III Co-National Rookie of the Year.

W&L PLACES FOUR ON USILA DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 2002 USILA Division III Men's Lacrosse All-America teams have been announced and Washington and Lee claimed four players on the list, including senior defenseman Eric Kontargyris (Woodstock, Vt./Loomis Chaffee) and junior defenseman Matt Conners (Burke, Va./Robinson), who were named to the second and third teams, respectively.

SULLIVAN EARNS VERIZON ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT HONORS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior track athlete Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) was one of 10 athletes selected to the 2002 Verizon Academic All-District III College Division Track and Cross Country Team on Thursday afternoon. The team was voted on by members of the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America.

W&L ATHLETIC TRAINER TOM JONES ENTERS PHASED RETIREMENT
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike Walsh has announced that Head Athletic Trainer Tom Jones has entered a period of phased retirement which will end with the completion of the 2002-03 athletic season.

PROKO AND HATLEY EARN ALL-AMERICA HONORS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior women's tennis player Erika Proko (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) has earned All-America honors by advancing to the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Individual Championships in Sweet Briar, Va. In addition, Proko and senior Melissa Hatley (Columbia, S.C./Heathwood Hall) garnered All-America honors in doubles after advancing to the quarterfinal round at the NCAA Championships.

GENERALS PLACE TWO ON ALL-REGION BASEBALL TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) and sophomore pitcher Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) were named to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Division III All-South Region Team on Tuesday afternoon. Both players earned second team accolades.

ELOISE PRIEST EARNS ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior defender Eloise Priest (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephens-St.Agnes) was named to the 2002 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association/U.S. Lacrosse All-American team on Monday afternoon as a first team selection.

BARNETT, KONTARGYRIS AND MOORE TO PLAY IN NORTH-SOUTH GAME
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior men's lacrosse players Andrew Barnett (Darien, Conn./Darien), Eric Kontargyris (Woodstock, Vt./Loomis Chaffee) and John Moore (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll) have been selected to participate in the North-South All-Star game held June 8 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.

ERIKA PROKO EARNS VERIZON ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT HONORS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior women's tennis player Erika Proko (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) was one of 12 athletes selected to the 2002 First Team Verizon Women's College Division At-Large Academic All-District III squad on Thursday morning. The team was voted on by members of the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America. Proko was a second team honoree last season.

ROB MOYNIHAN EARNS VERIZON ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT HONORS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior men's tennis player Rob Moynihan (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury) was one of 10 athletes selected to the 2002 Verizon Men's College Division At-Large Academic All-District III squad on Wednesday morning. The team was voted on by members of the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America.

W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE LANDS FOUR ON ALL-REGION SQUAD
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Four members of the Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team have been named to the Brine/IWLCA Women's Lacrosse Division III South Atlantic Region All-America Team.

W&L WOMEN'S TENNIS ADVANCES TO NCAA TOURNAMENT
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's tennis team was awarded the third seed for the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Tournament to be held at Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Va. from Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.

W&L-GETTYSBURG MEN'S LACROSSE GAME SLATED FOR SATURDAY
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The NCAA Men's Lacrosse Semifinal contest between Washington and Lee and Gettysburg College is slated to be played at Gettysburg on Sat., May 18 at 2:00 pm.

PRIEST AND FISHER TO COMPETE IN NORTH-SOUTH GAME
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior defender Eloise Priest (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephens-St. Agnes) and senior midfielder Courtenay Fisher (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest) have been selected to play in the IWLCA Division III North/South Women's Lacrosse All-Star Game on June 8 in Baltimore, Md. In addition, W&L Head Coach Jan Hathorn will coach the south team.

W&L-WC MEN'S LACROSSE GAME SLATED FOR SUNDAY
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The NCAA Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinal contest between Washington and Lee and Washington College is slated to be played at Washington College on Sun., May 12 at 1:30 pm.

W&L PLACES TWO ON ALL-ODAC BASEBALL SQUAD
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its all-conference baseball team on Wednesday morning and Washington and Lee placed junior shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) and sophomore pitcher Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) on the first team.

W&L MEN'S TENNIS SELECTED TO NCAA TOURNAMENT
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team has been selected to participate in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.

GAME TIME SET FOR W&L MEN'S LACROSSE
LEXINGTON, Va. - The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team will host Widener at 4:00 pm Wednesday afternoon at Wilson Field in first round action of the 2002 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championships.

W&L MEN'S LACROSSE HOSTS WIDENER IN NCAA FIRST ROUND
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The NCAA announced the 2002 Division III Men's Lacrosse Tournament pairings on Sunday evening and the Washington and Lee received the third seed in the South Region bracket. The Generals (12-3) will host Widener University (12-3) on Wednesday afternoon in the opening round. The game time will be determined on Monday morning.

W&L WOMEN'S TENNIS CHOSEN AS NCAA TOURNAMENT HOST SITE
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's tennis team was chosen as one of eight schools to host first and second round matches of the 2002 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships.

LINDSAY HAGERMAN NAMED SOUTH REGION ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee freshman Lindsay Hagerman (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) has been honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as the Atlantic South Region Rookie of the Year.

W&L LANDS FIVE ON ALL-ODAC WOMEN'S LACROSSE SQUAD
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference women's lacrosse team on Thursday afternoon and Washington and Lee claimed five players on the team.

W&L CLAIMS SIX ON ALL-ODAC MEN'S LACROSSE TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference men's lacrosse team on Thursday afternoon. Washington and Lee claimed the coach of the year award and had six players named to the first, second or honorable mention squads.

April 2002

ONE-HUNDRED FOURTEEN W&L STUDENTS EARN SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARDS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Mike Walsh has announced that 114 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed winter term. The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.500.

CAMPBELL NAMED TO ALL-ODAC GOLF SQUAD
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior Chip Campbell (Memphis, Tenn./Memphis University School) was named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference golf team which was announced Wednesday.

W&L TO HOST SWEET BRIAR IN ODAC QUARTERFINALS
LEXINGTON, Va. — The second-seeded Washington and Lee (9-4, 7-1) women's lacrosse team will host seventh-seeded Sweet Briar (7-7, 2-6) in an ODAC Tournament Quarterfinal match at 4:00 pm on Wednesday afternoon at the Liberty Hall Fields.

GENERALS SET TO FACE LYNCHBURG IN ODAC MEN'S LACROSSE TOURNEY
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Second-seeded Washington and Lee (9-3, 5-1) will host third-seeded Lynchburg College (11-3, 4-2) on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 pm on Wilson Field in the inaugural ODAC Men's Lacrosse Tournament.

JESSICA MENTZ NAMED ALL-AMERICAN
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior forward Jessica Mentz (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) was named a DIII News Honorable Mention All-American as released on Tuesday afternoon. Mentz is the first women's basketball player to earn All-American honors in the history of the program.

March 2002

LEE-JACKSON LACROSSE CLASSIC SLATED FOR APRIL 3
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Lee-Jackson lacrosse classic between Washington and Lee and neighboring VMI is set to enter its 15th straight season as the two teams will meet on Wed., Apr. 3 at 7:00 pm on the W&L Turf Field.

JESSICA MENTZ NAMED VIRGINIA STATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior forward Jessica Mentz (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) was named the Virginia College Division Player of the Year as voted on by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) and announced on Tuesday afternoon. Senior center Megan Babst (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) earned second team accolades.

W&L MOURNS THE DEATH OF PAT LYLES
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Pat Lyles, wife of former W&L baseball and soccer coach and current club sports coordinator Joe Lyles, passed away on Sat., Mar. 23 at the University of Virginia medical center.

ALL-ODAC WOMEN'S SWIMMING TEAM ANNOUNCED
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference women's swimming team was released on Friday afternoon and Washington and Lee had six individuals honored.

MENTZ AND BABST NAMED TO D3HOOPS.COM ALL-REGION TEAMS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior forward Jessica Mentz (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) and senior center Megan Babst (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) were both named to the D3Hoops.com All-South Region team that was announced on Thursday afternoon. Mentz was a first team selection, while Babst was named to the third team.

ERIC RITTER EARNS TRIP TO NCAA SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee sophomore Eric Ritter (Birmingham, Ala./Mountain Brook) will compete in three events at the NCAA Division III Swimming Championships starting on Thursday, March 21 at the Rec Center on the campus of Miami (Ohio) in Oxford.

MORSE AND MUELLER EARN ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA HONORS 
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior 197-pounder Ezra Morse (Central Point, Ore./Crater) and sophomore 184-pounder Joe Mueller (San Diego, Calif./Mount Carmel) were recently named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association of America Division III Academic All-America team.

February 2002

MENTZ NAMED ODAC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
SALEM, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior forward Jessica Mentz (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference women's basketball Player of the Year in voting conducted by the league's coaches. In addition, senior center Megan Babst (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) was named to the all-conference second team.

HETTERMANN NAMED HONORABLE MENTION ALL-ODAC
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) was named to the Honorable Mention All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference team at the conference's tournament banquet held on Friday evening.

W&L GOLF RANKED 22ND IN PRECEPT DIVISION III POLL
NORMAN, Okla. -- The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) released its Precept Division III poll on Thursday afternoon and Washington and Lee is ranked 22nd according to the poll.

January 2002

TWO GENERALS NAMED TO 360LACROSSE.COM PRESEASON AA TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee claimed two players on the 360Lacrosse.com Preseason All-America team that was released on Tuesday afternoon. Juniors Tom Melanson (Baltimore, Md./Loyola) and Matt Conners (Burke, Va./Robinson) were both honored by the website.

WALLACE AND MURPHY NAMED ALL-SOUTH
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee placed two players on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South Men's Soccer Team announced recently.

W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL GAME POSTPONED UNTIL TOMORROW
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's basketball game scheduled for Saturday at 5:30 pm at Roanoke has been postponed due to the inclement weather in the area. The game will be made up on Sunday. Tip-off is slated for 1:00 pm.

W&L LACROSSE TEAMS RECEIVE PRESEASON RECOGNITION 
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Lacrosse Magazine has released its 2002 Preseason Men's and Women's Lacrosse polls and All-American selections. The Washington and Lee men's team was ranked fifth, while the women's team was ranked 14th in Division III.

BIDWELL AND MARCOUX NAMED ALL-SOUTH
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee placed two players on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South Women's Soccer Team announced recently.

W&L NAMES RICKY MATTHEWS ASSISTANT MEN'S LACROSSE COACH
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee athletic director Mike Walsh has announced the appointment of Ricky Matthews as assistant men's lacrosse coach. Matthews will begin his duties immediately.

ONE-HUNDRED TEN W&L STUDENTS EARN SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARDS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Mike Walsh has announced that 110 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed fall term. The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.500.

McCABE RESIGNS AS ASSISTANT FOOTBALL AND ASSISTANT LACROSSE COACH
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee assistant football and assistant men's lacrosse coach Gene McCabe has resigned to accept a position at Hamilton College. McCabe will serve as the Continentals' head men's lacrosse coach and will assist the football team.

CHRIS SULLIVAN SELECTED TO AP LITTLE ALL-AMERICA TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) was recently named to the Associated Press Little All-America Football Team. He was a third team selection as an all-purpose runner.

December 2001

W&L MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TENNIS TEAMS BOTH EARN ITA PRESEASON NATIONAL RANKINGS
SKILLMAN, N.J. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's tennis teams have both earned a preseason national ranking from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). The women's team is ranked fifth in Division III, while the men are ranked 17th nationally.

W&L RANKED FIFTH IN FACEOFF '02 COLLEGE LACROSSE YEARBOOK
TOWSON, Md. -- The Faceoff 2002 College Lacrosse Yearbook has released its preseason rankings and All-America teams. Washington and Lee is ranked fifth in the Division III poll, while the Generals also claim three preseason All-America selections.

W&L PLACES SEVEN ON VASID ALL-STATE FOOTBALL TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee placed seven football players on the College Division All-State Football Team in voting conducted by the Virginia Sports Information Director's Association (VaSID).

RAPOZA NAMED FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN BY D3FOOTBALL.COM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior offensive lineman Mat Rapoza (Kill Devil Hills, N.C./Manteo) has been named to the D3Football.com All-America squad as a member of the first team.

FOUR GENERALS NAMED TO ROANOKE TIMES ALL-STATE FOOTBALL TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Roanoke Times announced its Division II-III All-State team in the Saturday morning paper. Four Washington and Lee players were named to the team led by senior linebacker Jeff Bahl (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Country Day), junior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) and senior placekicker Brad Wiginton (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior), all of whom earned first team honors. Sophomore punter Whit Whitfield (Tuscaloosa, Ala./Central) was named to the second team.

WASHINGTON AND LEE SWEEPS ALL-STATE VOLLEYBALL AWARDS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Virginia Sports Information Director's Association (VaSID) released its College Division All-State Volleyball Team on Friday afternoon. Washington and Lee swept the major awards as senior middle blocker Lindsay Ruckert (Metairie, La./Sacred Heart) was named the Player of the Year, while Bryan Snyder was selected as the Coach of the Year.

WIGINTON NAMED HEWLETT-PACKARD DIVISION III ALL-AMERICAN
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior placekicker Brad Wiginton (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior) was named to the Hewlett-Packard Division III All-America Team on Wednesday afternoon as a third team selection.

JAY THOMAS NAMED FIRST TEAM VERIZON ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior tight end Jay Thomas (Houston, Texas/Kincaid) was named to the Verizon College Division Football Academic All-America squad on Monday morning as voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.

PAUL WALLACE NAMED VIRGINIA COLLEGE DIVISION PLAYER OF THE YEAR
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior sweeper Paul Wallace (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry) was named the Virginia College Division Player of the Year as voted on by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) and announced on Monday morning.

KATE BIDWELL NAMED FIRST TEAM ALL-STATE
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee placed two players on the College Division All-State Women's Soccer Team as voted on by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) and announced on Friday afternoon.

PAUL WALLACE GARNERS ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior sweeper Paul Wallace (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry) was named to the Division III NSCAA/Adidas Men's Soccer Third-Team All America squad on Friday morning. The NSCAA/Adidas All-America teams are voted on by members of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

November 2001

THREE GENERALS NAMED TO FOOTBALL GAZETTE ALL-REGION TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Don Hansen Football Gazette All-South Region Team was announced on Friday afternoon and Washington and Lee had three players honored. Junior offensive lineman Mat Rapoza (Kill Devil Hills, N.C./Manteo) and junior tight end Jay Thomas (Houston, Texas/Kincaid) were named to the second team, while junior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) was selected to the third team.

W&L NAMES MIKE CERINO HEAD MEN'S LACROSSE COACH
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee athletic director Mike Walsh has announced the appointment of Mike Cerino as head men's lacrosse coach. Cerino comes to W&L after serving as the head boys lacrosse coach at The Charlotte Latin School in North Carolina. He will begin his duties the first week of December.

TWELVE GENERALS NAMED TO ALL-ODAC FOOTBALL TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference football team on Tuesday afternoon and Washington and Lee had 12 players honored. In addition, Head Coach Frank Miriello was named Co-Coach of the Year along with Bridgewater's Mike Clark. Bridgewater quarterback Jason Lutz was named the ODAC Player of the Year.

RUCKERT NAMED TO VERIZON ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior outside hitter Lindsay Ruckert (Metairie, La./Sacred Heart) was named to the Verizon College Division Academic All-District Second Team that was announced Friday morning.

W&L FOOTBALL PLACES SIX ON VERIZON ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee placed six players on the Verizon College Division Academic All-District Team that was announced Thursday afternoon.

RUCKERT NAMED TO ALL-REGION VOLLEYBALL TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior middle blocker Lindsay Ruckert (Metairie, La./Sacred Heart) was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-South Region Team that was announced on Wednesday afternoon.

TAFFE AND MURPHY NAMED TO ALL-ODAC FIELD HOCKEY TEAM
SALEM, Va. -- In its first season as a varsity sport, the Washington and Lee field hockey team placed two players on the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference team that was released on Wednesday afternoon.

ALL-ODAC WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM ANNOUNCED
SALEM, Va. -- The All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference women's soccer team was released on Wednesday afternoon and Washington and Lee had six players honored.

PAUL WALLACE NAMED ODAC PLAYER OF THE YEAR
SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team placed six players on the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference team in voting by the league's coaches.

W&L VOLLEYBALL EARNS NCAA TOURNAMENT BID
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee volleyball team received the third seed and will face sixth-seeded Christopher Newport on Thursday evening at 5:00 pm CST in the first round of the NCAA Division III South Regional held in San Antonio, Texas. The winner of the match will advance to meet Emory University in a South Regional semifinal on Friday.

GENERALS SWEEP ODAC POSTSEASON VOLLEYBALL AWARDS
SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee volleyball team placed two players on the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference team and swept the player of the year, rookie of the year and coach of the year awards in voting by the league's coaches.

October 2001

W&L GOLF RANKED 24TH FOLLOWING FALL SEASON
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee golf team is ranked 24th in the GolfStat Division III fall rankings released on Monday afternoon. The Generals completed the fall season with a 301.7 stroke average over six rounds.

W&L MEN'S SOCCER EARNS #1 SEED IN ODAC TOURNAMENT
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team earned the No. 1seed in the 2001 ODAC Tournament and will host Guilford at 11:30 am on Saturday morning on the Liberty Hall Fields.

JIM STAGNITTA LEAVES LACROSSE COACHING POST AT W&L
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Jim Stagnitta, the winningest lacrosse coach in Washington and Lee history, has resigned in order to take over the lacrosse program at Rutgers University.

W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER EARNS #3 SEED IN ODAC TOURNAMENT
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer earned the No. 3 seed in the 2001 ODAC Tournament and will host Randolph-Macon at 2:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon on the Liberty Hall Fields.

W&L MEN'S SOCCER ATTAINS NATIONAL RANKING
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team is ranked 24th overall in the latest NSCAA Division III Poll released Monday afternoon.

September 2001

W&L VOLLEYBALL RECEIVES POINTS IN DIVISION III POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee volleyball team received three points in the lastest American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) National Poll and are ranked 27th overall. It is the highest ranking ever acheived by a W&L volleyball team.

W&L MEN'S SOCCER GAME AGAINST VMI POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Due to the developing events affecting our nation, the Washington and Lee men's soccer match against VMI scheduled for Wednesday afternoon has been postponed until Thursday at 4:00 pm on the Liberty Hall Fields.

W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER GAME POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Due to the developing events affecting our nation, the Washington and Lee women's soccer match at Randolph-Macon scheduled for Tuesday afternoon has been postponed until Thursday at 4:00 pm.

August 2001

W&L NAMES NEW ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT ASSISTANTS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Mike Walsh has announced the hiring of five new assistant coaches, two new members of the athletic training staff, and a new assistant sports information director.

W&L WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL PICKED FIRST IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee volleyball team was picked to finish first in the 2001 ODAC Preseason Coaches Poll released Friday morning.

W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER PICKED THIRD IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team was picked to finish third in the 2001 ODAC Preseason Coaches Poll released Thursday morning.

W&L WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY IS FIRST IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- After winning the ODAC Championship in 2000, the Washington and Lee women's cross country team is the preseason favorite to win it all again.

W&L MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY IS THIRD IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's cross country team was picked to finish third in the 2001 ODAC Preseason Coaches Poll.

W&L NAMES NEIL CUNNINGHAM HEAD WOMEN'S SOCCER COACH
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee athletic director Mike Walsh has announced the appointment of Neil Cunningham as head women's soccer coach. Cunningham begins his duties immediately.

W&L FIELD HOCKEY PICKED EIGHTH IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team was picked to finish eighth in the 2001 ODAC Preseason Coaches Poll released Tuesday morning.

W&L MEN'S SOCCER PICKED SECOND IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team was picked to finish second in the 2001 ODAC Preseason Coaches Poll released Monday morning.

W&L MEN'S SOCCER RANKED NO. 10 IN NSCAA PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team is ranked 10th in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III Top 25 Preseason Poll released on Wednesday afternoon.

TWO GENERALS NAMED TO FOOTBALL GAZETTE PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior offensive lineman Mat Rapoza (Kill Devil Hills, N.C./Manteo) and senior tailback Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) were both named to the 2001 Football Gazette NCAA Division III Preseason All-American team. Rapoza garnered first team honors, while Watson was named to the second team.

July 2001

W&L FOOTBALL PICKED TO FINISH SIXTH IN THE ODAC
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- At the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference football media day held Friday, July 27, on the campus of Hampden-Sydney College, the conference's preseason poll was announced.

W&L CLAIMS TWO ON D3FOOTBALL.COM PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior offensive lineman Mat Rapoza (Kill Devil Hills, N.C./Manteo) and senior tailback Marc Watson (Marietta, Ga./Walton) were both named to the D3Football.com preseason All-America team released on Tuesday morning. Rapoza was a first team selection, while Watson garnered second team honors.

BORGES NAMED TO IWLCA DIVISION III ACADEMIC SQUAD
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./Winchester), a 2001 W&L graduate, was recently named to the 2001 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Academic Squad.