ASHLAND, Va. -- The Virginia Sports Information Director's Association (VaSID) announced its 2008 College Division All-State Men's Lacrosse Team on Thursday and Washington and Lee had four players honored.
Junior midfielder Harry St. John (Essex Fells, N.J./West Essex) and junior defenseman James Shanahan (Potomac, Md./Georgetown Prep) both earned first team all-state honors, while senior attackman Will Englehart (Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney) and senior long-stick midfielder Spotty Robins (Richmond, Va./Woodberry Forest) both garnered second team recognition.
St. John adds the all-state honor to a list that already includes First Team All-ODAC and Honorable Mention All-America accolades. He played in all 15 games in 2008 and led the team with 43 points on 30 goals and 13 assists. A Second Team All-ODAC honoree his first two seasons, St. John recorded 76 goals and 31 assists over his three seasons and he is tied for 28th all-time at W&L with 107 career points.
Shanahan was also a First Team All-ODAC selection this spring after starting 14 games for the W&L defense in helping the Generals rank second in the ODAC in goals-against average (7.88). He also notched one assist and scooped up 34 ground balls.
Englehart was a First Team All-ODAC selection and was placed on the USILA Scholar All-America team. He started all 15 games at attack and led the team with a career-best 37 goals. He also tied for second on the team in scoring with 42 points (37 g, 5 a). Englehart completed his career with 68 points on 62 goals and six assists.
Robins was also named Second Team All-ODAC this spring after playing in all 15 games with 14 starts and tallying four assists and 23 ground balls. He also helped spearhead a defensive unit that allowed an average of just 7.88 goals per game.
Washington and Lee finished the 2008 campaign with a 9-6 overall record and a 5-1 mark in the ODAC. The Generals dropped three contests by a single-goal, including a 13-12 setback to Virginia Wesleyan in the ODAC Tournament Semifinals.