November 21, 2007

Eleven Generals Named to All-ODAC Football Team

SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference football team on Wednesday morning and Washington and Lee had eleven players honored. Additionally, senior defensive back Kyle Luby (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) was named the ODAC Defensive Player of the Year and freshman center Greg Kurkis (Roswell, Ga./Westminster) was named the ODAC Rookie of the Year.

Luby was joined on the first team by junior running back/wide receiver Stuart Sitterson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster), senior offensive lineman Alex Skotnicki (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park), junior defensive lineman Tommy Matteo (Worcester, Pa./Germantown Academy), senior linebacker Bryant Fulk (Oceanside, Calif./St. Augustine) and senior cornerback Mark Snoddy (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster).

Kurkis was a second team selection and was joined by senior wide receiver Jack Martin (Clayton, Mo./Hun School) and senior linebacker Kyle Harvey (Columbia, S.C./Richland Northeast). Senior offensive lineman Dan Felezzola (Berkeley Heights, N.J./Governor Livingston) and senior defensive back Jimmy Gift (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) were placed on the honorable mention squad.

Luby garnered defensive player of the year honors after finishing fifth in the conference in tackles per game (9.3) and leading the team in tackles (84) for the second-straight season. He also had six pass breakups and helped the Generals’ defense lead the conference in total defense and pass defense. Luby was a Second Team All-ODAC pick as a freshman and an honorable mention selection as a sophomore.

Sitterson garnered all-conference honors for the first time after finishing second in the ODAC and ninth in Division III with 192.8 all-purpose yards per game. His 1,735 all-purpose yards this season rank as the fourth-highest total in school history and his 63.6 rushing yards per game ranked sixth in the ODAC this season. Sitterson will enter his final season ranked third all-time at W&L in all-purpose yards (3,885) and punt return yards (675) and fifth in career kick return yards (1,189).

Skotnicki earned his first all-conference honor after helping pave the way for an offense that averaged 344.8 yards and 24.6 points per game. A three-year starter, Skotnicki also helped the Generals average 149.3 yards per game on the ground.

Fulk and Snoddy were both repeat selections to the first team. Fulk tallied 67 tackles and led the conference with 6.0 sacks. He also had 10.0 tackles for a loss and had one interception. The 2006 Virginia Division II-III Defensive Lineman of the Year, Fulk finished his career with 21.5 sacks, second all-time at W&L. Snoddy was picked to the first team for the third-straight season after totaling 19 tackles, nine pass breakups and two interceptions. He finished his career ranked first all-time at W&L with 19 career interceptions.

Matteo garnered first team laurels in 2007 after posting second team honors a season ago. He totaled 57 tackles and finished second in the ODAC with 5.0 sacks. He also ranked ninth in the ODAC in tackles for a loss (9.0).

Kurkis started all nine games at center en route to earning second team and rookie of the year honors. He helped the offense average 344.8 yards and 24.6 points per game. Harvey was tabbed to the second team for the second-straight season. He played in just eight games, but finished second on the team with 69 tackles. He also tallied one sack, one interception and one pass breakup.

Felezzola was named to the honorable mention team for the first team after playing a major role in the Generals averaging 344.8 yards and 24.6 points per game. Gift was a second team selection a season ago and totaled 31 tackles, seven pass breakups and one interception during the 2007 season.

Washington and Lee completed the 2007 campaign with a 6-3 overall record, including a 4-2 record in the ODAC. It was the Generals’ least six wins in four consecutive seasons since 1912-15.

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