December 7, 2005

FOUR GENERALS NAMED TO ALL-STATE FIELD HOCKEY TEAM

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Four 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.

Senior midfielder S.B. Northen (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) and sophomore midfielder Kendall Korte (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) earned first team honors, while senior forward Jane Beall (Richmond, Va./James River) and junior defender Rebecca Hatchett (Newport News, Va./Hampton Roads) were named to the second team. Additionally, Head Coach Wendy Orrison was selected as the VaSID Coach of the Year.

Northen was named to the first team after earning First Team All-ODAC honors in each of the past two seasons. She tallied five points on two goals and one assist, while helping the Generals' defense to a school-record tying six shutouts. Her four defensive saves tied for the team lead. Northen, the 2005 ODAC Tournament MVP and Second Team All-South region honoree, finished her career with 36 points on 15 goals and six assists.

Korte earned first team accolades after notching First Team All-ODAC honors earlier this season. She ranked second on the team in scoring with 26 points on eight goals and a school-record 10 assists. Korte notched a school-record eight points on a school-record four goals in a 7-0 victory over Bridgewater and notched a school-record tying three assists in a 7-1 win over Randolph-Macon.

Beall garnered second team honors after earning honorable mention accolades as a junior. She scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Lynchburg in the ODAC Championship Game and finished the season with a school-record tying 38 points on 16 goals and six assists. Her six game-winning goals were also tops on the team. Beall concluded her career as W&L's all-time leader in points (106), goals (42), and assists (22). Beall was also named Second Team All-ODAC this year after being tabbed as an honorable mention selection the previous two seasons.

Hatchett was named to the second team after earning first team accolades last season. She was a mainstay on a Generals' defense that finished second in the ODAC in scoring defense (1.48 gpg) and tied a school record with six shutouts. Hatchett also tied Northen with a team-high four defensive saves. Hatchett was a Second Team All-ODAC honoree this year and a First-Team All-ODAC selection as a sophomore.

Orrison was named the Coach of the Year after earning ODAC Coach of the Year honors for the second time in the last four seasons. She led the Generals to a school-record 15 overall wins (15-6), a school-record seven ODAC victories (7-1), to their first-ever ODAC Championship and their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Lynchburg senior forward Andrea Fleming was named the VaSID Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.

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