Four W&L Players Named to VaSID All-State Field Hockey Team

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Four members of the Washington and Lee field hockey team were selected to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) College Division All-State team, which was announced on Wednesday.

Senior midfielder Kendall Korte (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox), junior forward Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's) and junior defender Liz Garson (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) were all named to the 11-player first team, while freshman defender Emily Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) received second team honors.

Korte adds the honor to a list that already includes ODAC Player of the Year, First Team All-ODAC, NFHCA First Team All-South Region and NFHCA Third Team All-America honors for the 2007 season. A three-time First Team All-ODAC and First Team All-State honoree, Korte started all 18 games this fall and finished second on the team in scoring with 19 points on seven goals and five assists. She also helped the Generals' defense allow an average of just 1.39 goals per game. Korte completed her career ranked first all-time at W&L in assists (24), second in points (76) and third in goals (26).

Armstrong has earned First Team All-ODAC and First Team All-State honors in each of her first two seasons with the Generals. She started all 18 games in 2007 and led the team in scoring with 31 points on 15 goals and one assist. After just two seasons, Armstrong already ranks fourth all-time at W&L in goals (22) and points (56).

Garson also started all 18 games for W&L this fall and helped the defense rank second in the ODAC with an average of just 1.39 goals allowed per game. She was also instrumental in the Generals notching four shutouts during the season. Garson was the 2005 ODAC Rookie of the Year.

Mathews was named the 2007 ODAC Rookie of the Year after playing in 15 games with 12 starts. She also played a vital role in the Generals' defense ranking among the ODAC's best during the season.

Christopher Newport swept the VaSID major awards, with Jacque Mayer being named Player of the Year, Carrie Moura being named Coach of the Year and Elexa Nosonchuk claiming Rookie of the Year honors.

The Generals completed the 2007 season with an 11-7 overall record and a 5-2 mark in the ODAC.