June 2005

W&L CLAIMS 212 ODAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE CITATIONS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced that 212 Washington and Lee student-athletes have been cited as ODAC Scholar-Athletes for the 2004-05 school year.

W&L PROMOTES HEATHER GRANT TO HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike Walsh has announced that Associate Athletic Trainer Heather Grant has been promoted to Head Athletic Trainer. Grant replaces Holly Snyder, who resigned to pursue a career in elementary education.

W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE CITED FOR ACADEMICS BY THE IWLCA
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. -- The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) has announced its 2005 National Academic Teams and National Honor roll.

JACK EMMER TO BE INDUCTED TO NATIONAL LACROSSE HALL OF FAME
BALTIMORE, Md. -- US Lacrosse has announced that former Washington and Lee men's lacrosse coach Jack Emmer will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

BRYAN MULHERN SIGNS FREE AGENT CONTRACT WITH HOUSTON ASTROS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Former Washington and Lee baseball player Bryan Mulhern '04 (Chadds Ford, Pa./Unionville) has signed a free agent contract with the Houston Astros organization.

McCLURE AND SHAY EARN ALL-AMERICA HONORS
SKILLMAN, N.J. -- Washington and Lee senior Paul McClure (Memphis, Tenn./Memphis University School) and junior David Shay (Martinez, Ga./Augusta Prep) have earned All-America honors in doubles based upon their final national ranking by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

NATHAN JOHNSON EARNS ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA HONORS
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Washington and Lee senior Nathan Johnson (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division Cross Country and Track & Field team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

GAVIN MOLINELLI NAMED TO USILA SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICA TEAM
BALTIMORE, Md. -- The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) announced its 2005 Scholar All-America team and Washington and Lee claimed one of the 37 members on the team in senior attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport).

HOLLY SNYDER RESIGNS AS HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER AT W&L
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike Walsh has announced that Holly Snyder, the University’s head athletic trainer, has resigned effective June 30 to pursue a career in elementary education.

W&L's MILLER NAMED TO ALL-REGION BASEBALL TEAM
MARYVILLE, Tenn. -- Washington and Lee sophomore second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) has been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Second Team All-South Region Baseball Team which was announced recently.

THREE GENERALS EARN ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT HONORS
SEWANEE, Tenn. -- Washington and Lee University placed three athletes on the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-District III Cross Country and Track & Field teams which were announced recently.

FIVE GENERALS NAMED TO ALL-STATE WOMEN'S LACROSSE TEAM
ASHLAND, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team placed five players on the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) College Division All-State Women's Lacrosse team which was released on Wednesday afternoon. Additionally, senior Kristen Brown (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) was named the Virginia Player of the Year, while 17th-year Head Coach Jan Hathorn was named the Coach of the Year.

KOCH AND MOLINELLI NAMED TO ALL-STATE MEN'S LACROSSE TEAM
ASHLAND, Va. -- Washington and Lee seniors Eric Koch (Boonton Township, N.J./Mountain Lakes) and Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport) have both been named to the inaugural Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) College Division All-State Men's Lacrosse team which was released on Wednesday afternoon. Koch was named to the first team, while Molinelli was a second team selection.

May 2005

HAGERMAN AND MURPHY NAMED TO ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT SQUAD
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior women's tennis player Lindsay Hagerman (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) and senior field hockey/lacrosse player Kitt Murphy (New York, N.Y./Saint Catherines) were named to the Second Team CoSIDA College Division At-Large Academic All-District III squad which was released on Friday afternoon. The team was voted on by members of the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America.

W&L's HAGERMAN NOMINATED FOR THE HONDA AWARD
SOLANA BEACH, Calif. -- Washington and Lee senior women's tennis player Lindsay Hagerman (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) is one of 12 nominees for the Honda Collegiate Women Sports Award presented to the Division III Female Athlete of the Year.

TWO GENERALS NAMED TO USILA MEN'S LACROSSE ALL-AMERICA TEAM
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Two members of the Washington and Lee men’s lacrosse team have been named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III All-America team which was announced on Monday afternoon.

W&L SWEEPS OLD DOMINION ATHLETIC CONFERENCE MAJOR AWARDS
SALEM, Va. -- Washington and Lee University swept the Old Dominion Athletic Conference major awards by claiming the Commissioner's Cup for overall excellence and the “Doc” Jopson and Majorie Berkley awards presented to the outstanding male and female scholar-athletes of the year.

W&L's McCLURE EARNS ALL-AMERICA HONORS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior men's tennis player Paul McClure (Memphis, Tenn./Memphis University School) earned All-America honors for the second straight season based upon his finish at the NCAA Division III singles championship held over the weekend at UC Santa Cruz.

A PAIR OF W&L WOMEN'S LAXERS EARN ALL-AMERICA HONORS
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. -- The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team had two players selected to the IWLCA/US Lacrosse Division III All-America team, which was released on Monday afternoon. Senior defender Maggie Speasmaker (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield) earned second team honors, while senior midfielder Kitt Murphy (New York, N.Y./St. Catherines) was named to the third team.

TWO W&L BASEBALL PLAYERS NAMED TO ALL-STATE TEAM
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Sophomore second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) and sophomore designated hitter Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) were both named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) College Division All-State Baseball Team which was released on Tuesday. Both Miller and Wesley were first team selections.

FOUR W&L WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYERS EARN ALL-AMERICA ACCOLADES
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The NCAA Championship runner-up Washington and Lee women's tennis team had four players earn All-America accolades in 2005. Senior Lindsay Hagerman (Wichita Falls, Texas/Highland Park) garnered All-America honors in both singles and doubles, while sophomores Emily Applegate (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud), Kristen McClung (Charleston, W.Va./Charleston Catholic), and Ginny Wortham (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) notched All-America honors in doubles.

W&L's HAGERMAN NAMED ITA NATIONAL SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
SKILLMAN, N.J. -- Washington and Lee senior Lindsay Hagerman (Wichita Falls, Texas/Highland Park) has been named the 2005 Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Senior Player of the Year. Additionally, 17th-year head coach Cinda Rankin was named the National Coach of the Year.

FIVE W&L WOMEN'S LAXERS NAMED TO SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team had five players selected to the IWLCA/US Lacrosse Division III All-South Atlantic Region team, which was released on Thursday. Senior midfielders Kristen Brown (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) and Kitt Murphy (New York, N.Y./St. Catherines) and senior defender Maggie Speasmaker (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield) were named to the first team, while junior attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) and junior defender Rachel Wallick (Phoenix, Md./Notre Dame Prep) earned second team honors.

CHESBROUGH ADDED TO NORTH-SOUTH SENIOR ALL-STAR GAME
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Washington and Lee senior midfielder Adam Chesbrough (Haverford, Pa./Harriton) has been added to the south roster for the annual North-South Men's Lacrosse Senior All-Star game to be held at 12:00 pm on Sat., June 11 at SUNY-Cortland.

McCLURE, HAGERMAN HIGHLIGHT AWARD WINNERS AT W&L
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Seniors Paul McClure (Memphis, Tenn./Memphis University School) and Lindsay Hagerman (Wichita Falls, Texas/Highland Park) headed the list of honorees at the annual Washington and Lee University Athletic Awards Ceremony on May 17 at W&L’s Lee Chapel. McClure was named the Pres Brown Outstanding Senior Male Athlete, while Hagerman was the female recipient of the award.

TWO W&L WOMEN'S LAXERS NAMED TO NORTH-SOUTH ALL-STAR ROSTER
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. -- Washington and Lee senior midfielder Kristen Brown (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) and senior defender Maggie Speasmaker (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield) have been named to the 2005 STX Farewell Lacrosse Festival Division III North-South Senior All-Star game. The game will be played on Sat., June 4 at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County at 11:00 am.

MOLINELLI SELECTED TO PLAY IN NORTH-SOUTH SENIOR ALL-STAR GAME
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Washington and Lee senior attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport) has been selected to participate in the annual North-South Men's Lacrosse Senior All-Star game to be held at 12:00 pm on Sat., June 11 at SUNY-Cortland.

W&L's HAGERMAN NAMED ITA ATLANTIC SOUTH SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior Lindsay Hagerman (Wichita Falls, Texas/Highland Park) has been named the 2005 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Atlantic South Senior Player of the Year. Additionally, sophomore Emily Applegate (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud) was named the Player to Watch, while 17th-year head coach Cinda Rankin was named the Coach of the Year.

W&L WOMEN'S TENNIS TO PLAY DENISON IN NCAA QUARTERFINALS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The third-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team will play eighth-ranked Denison in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Tournament held on the campus of Kalamazoo College. The match will be played on Wed., May 18 at 9:30 am.

TWO GENERALS SELECTED TO NCAA MEN'S TENNIS INDIVIDUAL FIELD
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior Paul McClure (Memphis, Tenn./Memphis University School) and junior David Shay (Martinez, Ga./Augusta Prep) have been selected to participate in the NCAA Division III Individual Championships held May 21-23 at the University of California Santa Cruz.

NCAA WOMEN'S LACROSSE TOURNAMENT FIELD ANNOUNCED
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team (14-3), the winners of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament, will play Amherst (12-3) in second round of the tournament in a regional hosted by Salisbury University on Sat., May 14 at 2:30 pm.

FOUR W&L BASEBALL PLAYERS NAMED TO ALL-ODAC TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team had four players named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference Team. Sophomore second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) and sophomore designated hitter Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) earned first team honors, while senior catcher Zach Bausch (Vienna, Va./McLean) and junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) were named to the second team.

FOUR GENERALS NAMED TO ALL-ODAC MEN'S LACROSSE TEAM
SALEM, Va. -- Four members of the Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team have been named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference team which was released on Wednesday morning.

W&L TENNIS TEAMS TO HOST NCAA FIRST & SECOND ROUNDS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's tennis teams have both been selected to the NCAA Division III Tournament field and will host the first and second rounds at W&L.

April 2005

W&L ANNOUNCES 2005 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME CLASS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee University has announced the 18th class to be inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame. The class includes William Seaton '36, Junie Bishop '41, Jim Fahey '50, Harry Broadbent, Don Eavenson '73, John Embree '75, Dave Leunig '80 and Angie Carrington Murphy '94. All eight will be recognized at the Athletic Hall of Fame dinner on Fri., Sept. 9 and at the Generals' football game against Alfred University on Sat., Sept. 10. However, Seaton, Bishop, Fahey and Broadbent will be officially inducted among their peers at the University’s Five-Star General Dinner on Fri., Sept. 23.

SEVEN W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE PLAYERS NAMED TO ALL-ODAC TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Three-time defending ODAC women's lacrosse champion Washington and Lee had seven players named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference team. Additionally, senior midfielder Kristen Brown (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) was named the Player of the Year, while head coach Jan Hathorn earned Coach of the Year honors.

W&L's MURPHY NAMED TO WOMENSLACROSSE.COM HONOR ROLL TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior midfielder Kitt Murphy (New York, N.Y./St. Catherines) has been named to the Division III Honor Roll Team by womenslacrosse.com for the week ending April 26.

W&L GOLF CLAIMS TWO ALL-ODAC SELECTIONS
SALEM, Va. -- Washington and Lee freshman Nathaniel James (Keller, Texas/Keller) and senior Ged Johnson (Darien, Conn./Taft School) have been named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference golf team.

W&L's McCLURE NAMED ODAC MEN'S TENNIS SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior Paul McClure (Memphis, Tenn./Memphis University School) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Men's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

W&L's JOHNSON NAMED ODAC INDOOR TRACK & FIELD SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF YEAR
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior Nathan Johnson (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Indoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

W&L BASEBALL TO PLAY LYNCHBURG IN FIRST ROUND OF ODAC TOURNAMENT
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The fifth-seeded Washington and Lee baseball team will play second-seeded Lynchburg in the first round of the ODAC Tournament on Thursday at 3:00 pm at Salem Memorial Stadium in Salem, Va.

W&L's HAGERMAN A FINALIST FOR THE NCAA WALTER BYERS SCHOLARSHIP
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Washington and Lee senior women's tennis player Lindsay Hagerman (Wichita Falls, Texas/Highland Park) has been named one of six finalists for the prestigious NCAA Walter Byers Scholarship Award.

A TOTAL OF 155 W&L STUDENTS EARN SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARDS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Mike Walsh has announced that 155 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.

W&L's HUNSINGER NAMED TO VASID WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-STATE TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) was named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) Women's Basketball All-State Team, which was recently released. She was an honorable mention selection.

March 2005

W&L BASEBALL RANKED 29TH IN ABCA DIVISION III POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division III Poll was released on Tuesday afternoon and the Washington and Lee baseball team is ranked 29th with a total of 25 points. This is the first time the Generals have ever been ranked and they are also ranked fifth in the NCAA South Region.

W&L's CHRIS LALLI NAMED INSIDE LACROSSE AND ODAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee sophomore goalkeeper Chris Lalli (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week and has also been tabbed the Inside Lacrosse Division III Player of the Week.

W&L GOLF RANKED 20TH IN GCAA/BRIDGESTONE DIVISION III POLL
NORMAN, Okla. -- The Washington and Lee golf team is ranked 20th in the latest Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA)/Bridgestone Division III Coaches Poll which was released recently.

W&L's TILBOR NAMED WOMENSLACROSSE.COM HONOR ROLL TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee freshman goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) has been named to the Division III Honor Roll Team by womenslacrosse.com for the week ending March 21.

W&L GOLF RANKED SECOND IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its preseason coaches poll for golf on Friday morning, with Washington and Lee picked to finish second in the conference.

W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE SITS ATOP ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its women's lacrosse preseason poll on Tuesday and Washington and Lee was picked first among the nine conference teams.

W&L WRESTLING NAMED TO 2005 NWCA SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICA TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee wrestling team was one of 20 Division III teams named to the 2005 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Scholar All-America Team. Additionally, sophomore 184-pounder Max Courtney (Jeffersonville, Pa.) was honored as an NWCA Scholar All-American.

W&L's BENDER NAMED WOMENSLACROSSE.COM ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee freshman attacker Christine Bender (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) was named the Division III Rookie of the Week by womenslacrosse.com for the week ending March 7.

TWO W&L SWIMMERS HEADED TO NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior Chris Colby (Ossining, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac) and sophomore Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) have qualified for the NCAA Division III Men's Swimming and Diving Championships held at the Holland Community Aquatic Center in Holland, Mich., from Thu., Mar. 17-Sat., Mar. 19.

W&L MEN'S LACROSSE PICKED SECOND IN ODAC PRESEASON COACHES POLL
SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference annouced its preseason men's lacrosse coaches poll on Thursday afternoon, with Washington and Lee picked to finish second overall.

W&L FIELD HOCKEY EARNS ACADEMIC HONORS FROM NFHCA
GLEN ALLEN, Va. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team has been cited by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) for its team grade-point average (GPA), the association announced on Wednesday.

W&L BASEBALL PICKED SIXTH IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its baseball preseason poll on Wednesday and Washington and Lee was picked to finish sixth among the 10 conference teams.

GENERALS PLACE 11 ON ALL-BLUEGRASS MOUNTAIN CONFERENCE TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- After capturing their second consecutive Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championship, the Washington and Lee men's swimming team was rewarded by having 11 swimmers named to the All-BMC team. Nine Generals were named to the first team, while two were honorable mention picks.

SEVEN GENERALS NAMED TO ALL-ODAC WOMEN'S SWIMMING TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's swimming team claimed its 12th straight ODAC Championship and had seven swimmers named to the All-ODAC First Team.

February 2005

W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLACES TWO PLAYERS ON ALL-ODAC TEAM
SALEM, Va. -- Washington and Lee sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) and junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) were named to the all-conference team which was announced by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference on Wednesday evening.

W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE RANKED 20TH IN IWLCA PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team is ranked 20th in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Preseason Poll which was released on Tuesday morning.

W&L WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD RANKED 28TH IN NCAA DIVISION III
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 2005 NCAA Division III Track & Field National Power Rankings were recently released and the Washington and Lee women's track & field team is ranked 28th overall with 69.55 points. They are also ranked third in the NCAA South Region.

TOM WOLFE LECTURE SEMINAR PLANNED ON SPORT AND AMERICAN CULTURE
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Tom Wolfe '51 lecture/seminar series will feature a discussion on Sport and American Culture at Washington and Lee University this spring. The seminar, which is sponsored by the Class of 1951 and the W&L Alumni College, will be held March 25-26, 2005 and features some of sport's most prominent figures.

MULHERN SIGNS PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL CONTRACT
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Former Washington and Lee baseball player Bryan Mulhern (Chadds Ford, Pa./Unionville) has signed a professional baseball contract to play for the Gateway Grizzlies of the Independent Frontier League.

January 2005

FORMER GENERAL SET FOR INDUCTION TO BALTIMORE LAX HALL OF FAME
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Former Washington and Lee men's lacrosse player Jim McDonald '50 has been tabbed for induction into the Greater Baltimore Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

FORMER W&L MEN'S LACROSSE PLAYER DRAFTED BY BALTIMORE BAYHAWKS
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Former Washington and Lee men's lacrosse player Tommy Melanson '03 was taken in the Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft which was held at the US Lacrosse Convention last weekend in Philadelphia, Pa.

TWO GENERALS NAMED TO NSCAA EAST REGION SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICA TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 2004 NSCAA/adidas East Region Men's Soccer Scholar All-America Team was recently announced and Washington and Lee had two players represented on the team. Senior defender Peter Miller (Towson, Md./Baltimore Lutheran) earned second team accolades, while senior midfielder Justin Mygatt (Marietta, Ga./Woodward Academy) garnered honorable mention status.

W&L MEN's LAX RANKED EIGHTH BY LACROSSE MAGAZINE
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Lacrosse Magazine released its Division I, II and III preseason polls on Wednesday afternoon and Washington and Lee was among those cited.

NUMEROUS W&L STUDENTS EARN SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARDS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Mike Walsh has announced that 133 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.

December 2004

W&L MEN'S LACROSSE EARNS PRESEASON NATIONAL RANKING
TOWSON, Md. -- Inside Lacrosse released its Faceoff Yearbook preseason Division III men's lacrosse coaches poll recently. Washington and Lee ranked eighth overall in the voting.

THREE GENERALS NAMED TO ALL-STATE VOLLEYBALL TEAM
DANVILLE, Va. -- Three members of the Washington and Lee volleyball team were named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) College Division All-State team which was announced recently. Additionally, junior setter Christine Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Berkeley Prep) was named the VaSID Player of the Year, while Head Coach Bryan Snyder was named the VaSID Co-Coach of the Year.

FIVE GENERALS NAMED TO VaSID ALL-STATE FOOTBALL TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Virginia Sports Information Director's Association (VaSID) announced its College Division All-State Football team on Friday afternoon. Washington and Lee had five players honored and all were named to the first team.

MOLINELLI NAMED TO FACEOFF PRESEASON LACROSSE ALL-AMERICA TEAM
TOWSON, Md. -- Washington and Lee senior attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport) has been named to the Faceoff Magazine Preseason All-America Men's Lacrosse Team, which was released recently.

W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER EARNS ACADEMIC AWARD
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) recently released its 2004 College Team Academic Award Winners. The Washington and Lee women's soccer program was among those cited by the organization.

TWO GENERALS NAMED TO ALL-STATE MEN'S SOCCER TEAM
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Washington and Lee seniors Peter Miller (Towson, Md./Baltimore Lutheran) and Brian Pirkle (Lexington, Va./Woodberry Forest) have been named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) College Divison All-State team which was released on Tuesday evening. Both Miller and Pirkle were second team selections.

W&L PLACES TWO ON ALL-STATE WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM
FERRUM, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior defender Kelley Zagol (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) and sophomore forward Anne Wiltshire (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) were both named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) College Division All-State Women's Soccer Team, which was announced Tuesday afternoon. Both Zagol and Wiltshire were first team selections.

THREE GENERALS NAMED TO ALL-STATE FIELD HOCKEY TEAM
SALEM, Va. -- Three members of the Washington and Lee field hockey team were selected to the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) College Division All-State Field Hockey Team, which was announced Monday afternoon.

W&L MEN'S SWIMMING RANKED 15TH IN THE NATION
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's swimming team is the 15th ranked Division III team with 178.29 points, according to the latest poll on collegeswimming.com. Emory University sits atop the rankings with 237.98 points.

W&L PLACES TWO ON ALL-SOUTH REGION WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team had two players named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III All-South Region Team, which was released recently.

TWO GENERALS NAMED TO ALL-SOUTH MEN'S SOCCER TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee seniors Peter Miller (Towson, Md./Baltimore Lutheran) and Brian Pirkle (Lexington, Va./Woodberry Forest) were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III All-South Region Team, which was released recently.

W&L WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD PICKED THIRD, MEN FOURTH IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its indoor track & field preseason poll on Friday afternoon and the Washington and Lee women's team was picked third, while the men's team was ranked fourth among the six teams in the conference.

W&L TENNIS TEAMS NATIONALLY-RANKED FOLLOWING FALL SEASON
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's tennis teams are both ranked among the nation's Top-10 in the ITA Division III rankings following the conclusion of the 2004 fall season. The women sit in the No. 3 position while the men stand in the No. 10 spot.

W&L's WOLFING NAMED TO VOLLEYBALL ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior outside hitter Emily Wolfing (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division Volleyball team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

November 2004

GLADYSZ AND WOLFING NAMED TO VOLLEYBALL ALL-AMERICA TEAM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Washington and Lee junior setter Christine Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Berkeley Prep) and senior outside hitter Emily Wolfing (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) have been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III All-America team.

NINE GENERALS NAMED TO ALL-ODAC FOOTBALL TEAM
SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its 2004 all-conference football team on Monday afternoon and Washington and Lee had nine players honored, along with Head Coach Frank Miriello who was named the Coach of the Year.

W&L VOLLEYBALL PLACES THREE ON ALL-REGION TEAM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Washington and Lee volleyball team placed three players on the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-South Region Team which was announced on Wednesday afternoon.

THREE GENERALS NAMED TO ALL-ODAC MEN'S SOCCER TEAM
SALEM, Va. -- Three members of the Washington and Lee men's soccer team were honored as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its' all-conference team on Tuesday afternoon.

W&L VOLLEYBALL PLACES TWO ON ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
NORFOLK, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior outside hitter Emily Wolfing (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) and senior libero Jennifer Lux (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District III Volleyball Team which was released on Thursday afternoon.

W&L FOOTBALL PLACES FIVE ON ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
VALDOSTA, Ga. -- Five members of the Washington and Lee football team have been selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District III team which was released on Thursday afternoon.

W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PICKED SEVENTH IN ODAC POLL
SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's basketball team was picked to finish seventh out of 11 teams in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll which was released on Thursday afternoon at the conference's media day.

W&L PLACES SIX ON ALL-ODAC WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team placed five players on the 2004 All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference First Team, which was the most of any team in the conference.

W&L VOLLEYBALL TO PLAY MARYVILLE IN NCAA TOURNAMENT
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee volleyball team has been invited to participate in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth straight season after winning the ODAC Tournament over the weekend.

THREE GENERALS NAMED TO ALL-ODAC VOLLEYBALL TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Three members of the Washington and Lee volleyball team were honored as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference team on Friday afternoon.

W&L FIELD HOCKEY HAS FOUR PLAYERS NAMED TO ALL-ODAC TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team was well represented with four players garnering a spot on the All-ODAC team, which was released on Friday afternoon.

ODAC FIELD HOCKEY AND SOCCER TOURNAMENTS PUSHED BACK
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Inclement weather has pushed back the Old Dominion Athletic Conference women's soccer and field hockey tournaments by one day.

W&L's ZAGOL NAMED TO CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior defender Kelley Zagol (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) was one of 11 players named to the 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District III First Team in women's soccer.

W&L's WOLFING FEATURED IN SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior outside hitter Emily Wolfing (Mt. Airy, Md./South Caroll) is featured in the November 8 issue of Sports Illustrated. Wolfing is profiled in the magazine's "Faces in the Crowd" section.

W&L MEN'S BASKETBALL PICKED SEVENTH IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's basketball team was picked to finish seventh out of 10 teams in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll which was released on Thursday afternoon at the conference's media day.

W&L-EMORY & HENRY FOOTBALL GAME TO BE TELEVISED
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee parents' weekend football game against Emory & Henry on Saturday will be broadcast tape-delayed on WDRL-TV in Roanoke.

ODAC VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS SET
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference Volleyball Tournament begins on Friday afternoon on the campus of Guilford College. Washington and Lee will be the tournament's top seed and plays eighth-seeded Randolph-Macon Woman's College in a first round contest on Friday at 5:00 pm.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS OWNER TO SPEAK AT W&L
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Drew Baur, Co-Owner and Secretary/Treasurer of the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Club, will be holding an open discussion on the economics of baseball at Washington and Lee University on Mon, Nov. 8 at 7:30 pm. The discussion will be held at the Williams School in Room 327 and will be open to the general public.

W&L FIELD HOCKEY TO PLAY VIRGINIA WESLEYAN IN AN ODAC SEMIFINAL GAME
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The third-seeded Washington and Lee field hockey team will play second-seeded Virginia Wesleyan in an ODAC Tournament semifinal game on Fri., Nov. 5 at 2:30 pm at Lynchburg College.

W&L'S WOMEN'S SOCCER TO PLAY VIRGINIA WESLEYAN IN AN ODAC SEMIFINAL GAME
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The third-seeded Washington and Lee women's soccer team will play second-seeded Virginia Wesleyan in an ODAC Tournament semifinal game on Fri., Nov. 5 at 2:00 pm at Lynchburg College.

October 2004

W&L FIELD HOCKEY TO HOST BRIDGEWATER IN AN ODAC QUARTERFINAL GAME
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team earned the number three seed in the ODAC Tournament and will host sixth-seeded Bridgewater College in the quarterfinals on Sat., Oct. 30 at 3:00 pm.

W&L'S WOMEN'S SOCCER TO HOST ROANOKE IN AN ODAC QUARTERFINAL GAME
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team earned the number three seed in the ODAC Tournament and will host sixth-seeded Roanoke College in the quarterfinals on Sat., Oct. 30 at 12:00 pm.

W&L'S MEN'S SOCCER TO PLAY GUILFORD IN AN ODAC QUARTERFINAL GAME
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team garnered the number six seed in the ODAC Tournament and will travel to Greensboro, N.C. to play third-seeded Guilford College in the quarterfinals on Sat., Oct. 30 at 11:00 am.

W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING FIRST IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its women's swimming preseason poll on Friday and Washington and Lee was picked first among the conference's six teams.

September 2004

W&L'S CERINO AND SESSA TO BE HONORED THIS WEEKEND
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Mike Cerino and Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach Mike Sessa are set for induction into the Limestone College Athletic Hall of Fame in a campus ceremony on Saturday afternoon in Gaffney, S.C.

W&L TRACK & FIELD TEAMS NAMED TO ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 2004 Washington and Lee men's and women's track and field teams were named to the United States Track Coaches Association (USTCA) Division III All-Academic Team. A team must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.10 to qualify for the all-academic team.

August 2004

W&L CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS PICKED THIRD IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its men's and women's cross country preseason polls on Friday and Washington and Lee was ranked third in both polls.

W&L FIELD HOCKEY PICKED THIRD IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its field hockey preseason poll on Thursday and Washington and Lee was picked third among the conference's 10 teams.

W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER RANKED 14TH IN DIVISION III PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 2004 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas Division III women's soccer preseason poll was released on Thursday and Washington and Lee earned a No. 14 ranking.

W&L WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL RANKED 26 IN DIVISION III PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's volleyball team received 27 points to rank 26th overall in the College Sports Television (CSTV)/American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III Preseason Poll released on Wednesday.

W&L WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL RANKED FIRST IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its women's volleyball preseason poll on Tuesday and Washington and Lee earned the top spot among the conference's 12 teams.

W&L MEN'S SOCCER PICKED THIRD IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its men's soccer preseason poll on Monday and Washington and Lee was picked third among the conference's 10 teams.

W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER SECOND IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its women's soccer preseason poll on Friday and Washington and Lee was picked second among the conference's 12 teams.

W&L NAMES DEAN'NA MITCHELSON ASSISTANT WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACH
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike Walsh has announced the appointment of Dean'na Mitchelson as assistant women's basketball coach and athletic administrative assistant.  The position is largely funded by the NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Internship Program.  Mitchelson began her appointment August 16.

W&L NAMES JOSH WILLIAMSON ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike Walsh has announced the appointment of Josh Williamson as assistant athletic trainer.  He begins his appointment immediately.

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 and a new assistant sports information director.

W&L FOOTBALL PICKED SIXTH IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its preseason football poll at the conference's football media day on Friday, July 30 on the campus of Hampden-Sydney College.

July 2004

W&L ATHLETICS HALL OF FAMER PASSES AWAY
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Joe McCutcheon '51, a 2000 inductee into the Washington and Lee Athletic Hall of Fame, passed away late Tuesday evening of a heart attack after undergoing a knee transplant operation.

W&L SWIMMING EARNS ACADEMIC HONORS
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) released its Spring 2004 Academic All-America Teams and Washington and Lee University was well represented.

W&L NAMES RACHAEL SLOCUM ASSISTANT WOMEN'S SOCCER COACH
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee athletic director Mike Walsh has announced the appointment of Rachael Slocum as assistant women's soccer coach. Slocum begins her duties in mid-August.

W&L NAMES BERT O'NEAL ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee athletic director Mike Walsh has announced the appointment of Bert O'Neal as football offensive coordinator and assistant professor of physical education. O'Neal began his duties effective July 1.

THREE GENERALS NAMED TO IWLCA ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Washington and Lee placed three players on the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) Academic Honor Roll and was listed as an IWLCA Academic Team in an announcement made by the organization on Wednesday evening.