May 29, 2001

W&L PLACES SIX PLAYERS ON THE USILA ALL-AMERICA TEAM

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 2001 USILA Division III men's lacrosse All-America team has been announced and Washington and Lee claimed six players on the list, including seniors Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes), Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) and Pete Iwancio (Baltimore, Md./Loyola), all of whom earned First Team honors.

The Generals' three first-teamers were tied for the most by a school this season and were second-most in a season in W&L history. National runner-up Gettysburg also claimed three first team members this season and the 1973 W&L team posted five on the first team.

Joining the trio on the list were senior midfielder Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall), senior goalie Wes Hays (Pasadena, Md./Loyola) and sophomore midfielder Tom Melanson (Baltimore, Md./Loyola). Norton and Hays earned third team accolades, while Melanson was an honorable mention pick.

Dugan, an attackman, led the Generals in scoring with 63 points on 38 goals and 25 assists. He broke the W&L and ODAC career scoring records during the season (290 pts.) and also set a new W&L record for career goals (182). Dugan was named First Team All-American by 360Lacrosse.com earlier this season.

Hackney, a midfielder, claimed his best season at W&L after scoring 50 points on 37 goals and 13 assists. He also earned First Team 360Lacrosse.com All-America honors this season and graduates with 160 career points on 112 goals and 48 assists.

Iwancio, a defenseman, helped spearhead the NCAA's (All Divisions) top scoring defense (4.87 gpg) in earning Second Team 360Lacrosse.com All-America honors.

Norton earned Third Team 360Lacrosse.com All-America honors after tallying 24 goals and 18 assists. He ends his career with 133 career points (72 g, 61 a).

Hays was a Second Team All-America selection by 360Lacrosse.com after leading Division III in goals-against average (4.91). He also ranked 17th in Division III in save percentage (.647).

Melanson earned Honorable Mention All-America honors by 360Lacrosse.com after totaling 14 points on nine goals and five assists. In addition, Melanson won 197-of-268 (.735) faceoffs taken.

Washington and Lee finished the 2001 season with a 14-1 overall record, 5-1 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The Generals were ranked third in the final USILA Division III poll.

 

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