May 9, 2007

SIX GENERALS NAMED TO ALL-ODAC MEN'S LACROSSE TEAM

SALEM, Va. -- Six members of the Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team were named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's lacrosse team, which was announced on Wednesday morning.

Senior defenseman Peter Goodwin (Darien, Conn./Darien) and senior goalkeeper Chris Lalli (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton) were both named to the 13-player first team. Senior defenseman Charlie McCombs (Betheda, Md./Landon), sophomore attackman Tim Skeen (Baltimore, Md./Towson) and sophomore midfielder Harry St. John (Essex Fells, N.J./West Essex) were all selected to the second team, while sophomore midfielder Seldon Clarke (Short Hills, N.J./Delbarton) was an honorable-mention pick.

Goodwin earned first-team honors after garnering second-team accolades last season. A four-year starter, Goodwin tallied one assist and 31 ground balls during the season in spearheading a W&L defense that ranks 17th in Division III in goals allowed (7.07 gpg).

An honorable mention selection as a sophomore, Lalli posted first-team honors in 2007 after recording a career-high 192 saves. His .655 save percentage ranks sixth in Division III, while his 7.35 goals-against average ranks 20th in Division III. Lalli's 486 career saves rank fifth all-time at W&L, while his .615 career save percentage is tied for fifth all-time.

McCombs, Skeen and St. John were all named to the second team for the second-straight season. McCombs was a key cog in the Generals' defense that ranks 17th in Division III in goals allowed (7.07 gpg) and he tallied 33 ground balls in 2007 to finish his career with 142 ground balls.

Skeen finished as the Generals' fourth-leading scorer with 28 points on 12 goals and 16 assists. The ODAC Rookie of the Year last season, Skeen started 13 of the team's 15 games and tied for the team-lead in assists. His best game came in a 14-13 win over Roanoke in which he tallied five goals and three assists.

St. John was W&L's leading scorer with 32 points on a team-best 22 goals and 10 assists. He also tallied 33 ground balls this spring and has notched 64 career points in just two seasons. St. John totaled a career-high five goals in a 13-12 loss to Roanoke in the ODAC semifinals.

Clarke received his first career postseason recognition with his selection to the honorable mention squad. Clarke won 160-of-255 faceoffs during the season and ranks 22nd in Division III with a .627 faceoff winning percentage. He also notched four goals and 112 ground balls, ranking 11th in Division III with 7.47 ground balls per game.

Washington and Lee finished the 2007 campaign with a 9-6 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the ODAC. All six of the losses were to teams ranked in the Division III Top 20.

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