December 21, 2007

Three Generals Named to All-State Women’s Soccer Team

Lexington, Virginia -- Three members of the Washington and Lee women’s soccer team team were recently selected to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) College Division All-State team.

Junior forward Anne Van Devender (Jackson, Miss./Choate Rosemary Hall) and junior defender Marissa Van Brunt (Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) were both named to the first team, while sophomore midfielder Roz Klann (Denver, Colo./George Washington) was tabbed to the second team. Additionally, Van Devender was named the VaSID Player of the Year.

Van Devender was named to the first team for the second year in a row and is the first W&L women’s soccer player to be named the Virginia Player of the Year. A 2007 Second Team All-American and ODAC Player of the Year, and a two-time First Team All-ODAC and CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District selection, Van Devender started 19 games during the 2007 season and led the team in scoring with 40 points on 15 goals and 10 assists. Her 10 assists represented the fifth-highest season total at W&L, while her 15 goals were the sixth-highest. Her 40 points rank as the fourth-best season total in program history. She already ranks third all-time at W&L with 116 career points (47 goals, 22 assists).

Van Brunt earned first team all-state honors for the first time after garnering First Team All-ODAC honors during the 2007 season. She started 19 games this season and spearheaded a W&L defense that posted a 0.68 goals-against average and posted 11 shutouts. She registered five goals, including two game-winners, and one assist.

Klann also earned all-state honors for the first time after being named First Team All-ODAC this fall. She started all 20 contests in the midfield and was the team's second-leading scorer with 17 points on eight goals, including three game-winners, and one assist.

Roanoke Head Coach Phil Benne and Lynchburg Head Coach Todd Olsen were named the Co-Coach of the Year, while Lynchburg’s Betsy Kwiatkowski was selected the Rookie of the Year.

The Generals completed the 2007 with a 16-4 overall record, falling in the ODAC Semifinals to conference runner-up and NCAA Tournament Participant, Roanoke, 2-1.

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