Six Generals Named to IWLCA All-Region Teams
West Hyannisport, Mass. -- The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced its Division III women's lacrosse All-Chesapeake Region teams and Washington and Lee had four players receive first-team honors and two athletes garner second-team accolades. Senior goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury), senior defender Kat Michaels (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy), junior attacker Kelsi Robinson (West Chester, Pa./Westtown) and junior midfielder Colleen Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge) were tabbed to the first team, while senior midfielder Megan Slosson (Cockeysville, Md./Maryvale Prep) and sophomore attacker Britten Mathews (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) garnered second-team laurels.
A two-time First Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) recipient and a four-year member of the ODAC All-Tournament team, Tilbor started every game this season. She led the country with a save percentage of .563 and also had a goals-against average of 6.54, which ranked second in Division III. Tilbor concludes her career ranked third all-time at W&L in career saves (513) and fifth all-time in career save percentage (56.4).
The 2008 ODAC Player of the Year, Michaels was a three-time First Team All-ODAC honoree and a two-time first team all-region pick. She started all 20 games this season and spearheaded a W&L defense that ranked third in the country with a 6.15 goals-against average. She also led the team with 29 caused turnovers, scooped up a second-best 43 ground balls and tallied one goal and five assists. For her career, Michaels caused 87 turnovers and collected 120 ground balls.
A two-time first team all-conference selection, Robinson started every game this season and led the team with 47 draw controls. She was second on the squad with 54 points on a team-best 29 assists and 25 goals. Additionally, Robinson's 82 career assists already rank third all-time at W&L, while her 164 career points rank sixth all-time.
Evans, a 2008 First Team All-ODAC pick, started each game this season and was third on the team with 52 points on 35 goals and 17 assists.
A first team all-conference honoree this spring, Mathews played in 19 games with 17 starts and led the team with 57 points on 36 goals and 21 assists.
Slosson, a two-time All-ODAC and all-region selection, started 19 games this year and racked up 33 points (28g, 5a). For her career, she accumulated 113 points (91g, 22a), collected 130 career ground balls, won 93 draw controls and caused 53 turnovers.
The Generals ended the 2008 campaign with 17-3 overall record and an unblemished 9-0 ODAC mark as they claimed their sixth-straight conference championship. W&L also made its sixth-consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament. The Generals received a first-round bye, before falling to Amherst, 10-8, in the second round.