May 30, 2006

SIX GENERALS NAMED TO IWLCA ALL-REGION TEAMS

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Six members of the Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team were named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III All-Chesapeake Region team which was announced recently.

Senior attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) and senior defender Rachel Wallick (Phoenix, Md./Notre Dame Prep) were named to the first team, while senior attacker Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends), junior midfielder Maggie Megear (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor), sophomore defender Kat Michaels (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) and sophomore goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) were named to the second team.

Strickler, the ODAC and Virginia College Division Player of the Year, led the team in scoring with 67 points on 26 goals and a team-high 41 assists. Her 41 assists were the third-most in a season in W&L history, while her 67 points were the fourth-most in a season. A two-time First Team All-ODAC selection, Strickler was also selected to participate in the North-South Senior All-Star game. She played in 74 career games with 61 starts and finished with 170 points on 84 goals and 86 assists. Her 86 assists rank second all-time at W&L and her 170 points are fifth all-time.

Wallick, a First Team All-ODAC and First Team All-State pick in 2006, tallied eight points on six goals and two assists this spring. She led the team with 30 caused turnovers and tied for fourth with 36 ground balls. She keyed a W&L defense that led the ODAC and ranked sixth in the nation in scoring defense (6.50 gpg). Wallick, who earned First Team All-ODAC and Second Team All-Region accolades as a junior, was also named to the roster for the North-South Senior All-Star game. She started 75 games in her career and notched 28 points on 23 goals and five assists.

Lester, who earned First Team All-ODAC and Second Team All-State honors, finished third on the team in scoring with 42 points on a team-high 39 goals and three assists. She also picked up 31 ground balls and won 17 draw controls. Lester, who was selected as an alternate for the North-South Senior All-Star game and was a Second Team All-ODAC pick as a junior, played in 74 career games with 57 starts and posted 138 career points on 127 goals and 11 assists. Her 127 career goals rank fourth all-time at W&L.

Megear, who adds the honor to First Team All-ODAC and Second Team All-State accolades, notched a career-high 29 points on a career-best 25 goals and four assists. She was also a force on the defensive third of the field by ranking second on the team with 41 ground balls and third with 27 caused turnovers. For her career, Megear has tallied 58 points on 43 goals and 15 assists.

Michaels, a First Team All-ODAC and Second Team All-State pick, tallied three points on one goal and two assists and was a key to the Generals’ defense. She ranked second with 28 caused turnovers and picked up 35 ground balls. Michaels also helped W&L to a No. 6 national ranking in scoring defense, allowing just 6.50 goals per game.

Tilbor, a First Team All-ODAC and First Team All-State selection, led the ODAC and ranked seventh in the NCAA with a 6.71 goals-against average and was second in the ODAC with a .537 save percentage. She was a Second Team All-ODAC selection as a freshman and in her two seasons, has posted a 6.66 GAA and a .546 save percentage.

W&L finished the season with a school-record 16-4 overall mark (8-0 ODAC), a No. 10 national ranking, its’ fourth consecutive ODAC Championship and fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament where it advanced to the second round.

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