D3Kicks.com Honors Generals' Soccer Players

Lexington, Va. -- D3Kicks.com recently announced its 2007 All-America and All-Region selections and members of the Washington and Lee men's and women's soccer teams were among the honorees.

Junior forward Anne Van Devender (Jackson, Miss./Choate Rosemary Hall) was tabbed as a First Team All-Region and Second Team All-America selection, while senior goalkeeper Ted Sheedy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) and midfielder Josh Dodds (Marion, Iowa/Linn-Mar) were both chosen to the All-South First Team.

Van Devender led W&L in scoring with 40 points on 15 goals and 10 assists en route to earning a laundry list of honors in 2007. An NSCAA Second Team All-America selection, she was named the 2007 ODAC and State Player of the Year and is a two-time First Team All-ODAC and CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District selection. 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 and she already ranks third all-time at W&L with 116 career points (47 goals, 22 assists).

Dodds also posted an impressive docket of awards in 2007, which includes becoming just the fifth men’s soccer player in school history to garner All-America recognition. A two-time First Team All-ODAC, two-time All-State and two-time All-Region pick, he started all 18 games this fall and led the team with 23 points on 10 goals and three assists. Dodds finished his career with 58 points coming on 24 goals and 10 assists.

A two-time First Team All-ODAC, All-State and All-Region honoree, Sheedy notched an .859 save percentage and 0.64 goals-against average (GAA) this year. He completed his career as W&L's all-time leader in career GAA (0.69), second all-time in shutouts (17) and seventh in career save percentage (.826).

The Washington and Lee women completed the 2007 season with a 16-4 overall record and fell to Roanoke in the ODAC Tournament Semifinals. The W&L men finished 12-3-3 overall and advanced to the ODAC finals for the first time since 2003, before falling to Roanoke.