May 5, 2004

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

SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference men's lacrosse team on Wednesday afternoon. Washington and Lee claimed six players on the first and second teams, while senior goalie Ansel Sanders (White Stone, Va./Woodberry Forest) was named Player of the Year and Mike Cerino was named Coach of the Year.

Sanders, fellow seniors Dustin Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius), Lawson Grumbine (Owings Mills, Md./Gilman) and Kenny Rasamny (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greeley) and junior attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport) were all named first team all-conference. Junior defenseman Eric Koch (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) was named Second Team All-ODAC.

Sanders' selection as Player of the Year was W&L's first since Pope Hackney '01 garnered the award in 2001. It also marked the first-ever selection of a W&L goalkeeper for the award. The First Team All-ODAC goalie each of the past two seasons, Sanders has compiled a career-high .620 save percentage on 152 saves this season. His 6.14 goals-against average ranks third in Division III. An Honorable Mention All-American last season, Sanders ranks sixth all-time at W&L with 445 career saves.

Martin, a midfielder, earned his second-consecutive selection to the first team after compiling 38 points on 29 goals and nine assists. An Honorable Mention All-American last season, he also ranks fifth on the team with 37 ground balls.

Grumbine, a defenseman, also garnered his second-straight first team nod after spearheading a W&L defense which ranks third in Division III (6.19 gpg). He also tallied two goals and has collected 31 ground balls.

Rasamny earned his first All-ODAC selection at the long-stick midfield position. A starter in all 16 games, he is second on the team with 69 ground balls and has notched a career-high six points on one goal and five assists.

Molinelli earned First Team All-ODAC accolades after receiving honorable mention status last season. He leads the team with 48 points on 17 goals and a team- and career-high 31 assists.

Koch was named to the second team after teaming with Sanders and Grumbine to lead a W&L defense which ranks third in Division III (6.19 gpg). He has scored one goal and claims 19 ground balls.

Cerino earned his second Coach of the Year award in three seasons as head coach after leading the Generals to a 13-3 overall record, a 6-0 mark in the ODAC and an ODAC Tournament Championship. W&L, ranked seventh in the lastest Division III poll, has won 11-straight games after starting the season 2-3. The Generals must wait until Monday to find out who and where they will be playing in the NCAA's.

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