JUNE 2008

W&L's Alex Sweet Set to Compete at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials
Lexington, VA -- June 27, 2008 • Former Washington and Lee swimmer Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) will compete in the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials held at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb., on June 29 - July 6.

Becca Taylor Earns CoSIDA Academic All-America Honors
Lexington, VA -- June 26, 2008 • Washington and Lee rising senior Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) has been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Tom Brower Earns CoSIDA Academic All-America Honors
Lexington, VA -- June 23, 2008 • Recent Washington and Lee graduate Tom Brower (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) has been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

W&L's Hoey to Participate in USA Track & Field Elite Camp
Lexington, VA -- June 20, 2008 •
Washington and Lee Head Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach and Director of Running Programs Nate Hoey has been selected to participate in the USA Track & Field and U.S. Olympic Committee's Emerging Elite Track & Field Coaches Training Camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., on July 20-24.

Former W&L Lacrosse Coach Dana Swan Passes Away
Lexington, VA -- June 20, 2008 •
Former Washington and Lee Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Dana Swan, 76, passed away from lymphoma at his home on June 10.

Several Generals Earn VaSID All-State Tennis Honors
Lexington, VA -- June 16, 2008 • The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) announced their College Division All-State Men's and Women's Tennis teams on Monday morning and Washington and Lee had three women's players and two men's players earn first team all-state accolades. Additionally, junior Katie Tabb (Minneapolis, Minn./Edina) was named the VaSID Women's Player of the Year, while first-year Head Coach Eric Ishida was selected the Women's VaSID Coach of the Year.

Michaels and Tilbor Receive Major Awards From the IWLCA
Lexington, VA -- June 16, 2008 •
The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced its major award winners at the 2008 All-America Award Banquet held at the Crowne Plaza Valley Forge on Saturday evening. Washington and Lee was well represented as recent graduate Kat Michaels (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) was named the Division III Defensive Player of the Year and fellow graduate Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) received the C. Markland Kelly Award as the Division III Goalie of the Year.

Nathaniel James Named to GCAA All-Nicklaus Team
Lexington, VA -- June 10, 2008 •
The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) has announced that recent Washington and Lee graduate Nathaniel James (Keller, Texas/Keller) is among 20 honorees for the inaugural All-Nicklaus Team, which recognizes Division I, II, III and NAIA golfers for their outstanding play during the 2007-08 collegiate season.

Nathaniel James Earns CoSIDA Academic All-America Honors
Lexington, VA -- June 10, 2008 •
Recent Washington and Lee graduate Nathaniel James (Keller, Texas/Keller) has been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Five Generals Earn VaSID All-State Women's Lacrosse Honors
Lexington, VA -- June 9, 2008 •
The Virginia Sports Information Director's Association (VaSID) announced its 2008 College Division All-State Women's Lacrosse Team on Monday and Washington and Lee had five players honored. Additionally, senior defender Kat Michaels (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) was named the Player of the Year and first-year Head Coach Brooke Diamond was selected the Coach of the Year.

W&L's Hanna Receives NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship
Lexington, VA -- June 6, 2008 •
The National Football League has announced that Washington and Lee Assistant Football Coach David Hanna has been selected to participate in the NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship program and will join the staff of the Dallas Cowboys during the team's training camp this summer.

Four Generals Named to All-State Men's Lacrosse Team
Lexington, VA -- June 6, 2008 •
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.

Two Generals Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors
Lexington, VA -- June 5, 2008 •
The Virginia Sports Information Director's Association (VaSID) announced its 2008 College Division All-State baseball team on Wednesday and Washington and Lee had two players honored.

Two Generals Named to VaSID All-State Baseball Team
Lexington, VA -- June 4, 2008 •
The Virginia Sports Information Director's Association (VaSID) announced its 2008 College Division All-State baseball team on Wednesday and Washington and Lee had two players honored.

Two Generals Named to All-America Team
Lexington, VA -- June 2, 2008 •
Washington and Lee senior goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) and senior defender Kat Michaels (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) were both named Division III First Team All-America by insidelacrosse.com. Additionally, Tilbor earned the Goalkeeper of the Year award, while Michaels garnered the Defender of the Year award. 

May 2008

W&L Claims ODAC Dan Wooldridge Champion Cup
Lexington, VA -- May 29, 2008 •
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced on Thursday morning that Washington and Lee University is the recipient of the league's Wooldridge Overall Sports Champion Cup as the top athletic program in the conference during the 2007-08 school year. Additionally, the Generals claimed the men's overall cup and the women's overall cup for having the top men's athletic program and women's athletic program in the 13-team conference.

Three Generals Named to IWLCA All-America Team
Lexington, VA -- May 29, 2008 •
The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) recently announced the 2008 Division III All-America teams and Washington and Lee had three athletes honored. Senior goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) and senior defender Kat Michaels (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) were both tabbed to the first team, while junior Kelsi Robinson (West Chester, Pa./Westtown) garnered third-team laurels.

Englehart Named to USILA Scholar All-America Team
Lexington, VA -- May 28, 2008 •
Washington and Lee senior Will Englehart (Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney) has been named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-America team, which was announced recently.

Nathaniel James Garners ODAC's Doc Jopson Award
Lexington, VA -- May 28, 2008 • Washington and Lee senior golfer Nathaniel James (Keller, Texas/Keller) has been selected as a co-recipient of the Harry G. "Doc" Jopson Award, which is presented to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's top male scholar-athlete. James shares the honor with Bridgewater senior football player Jeff Highfill, while Lynchburg senior soccer player Lauren Askey was tabbed the winner of the Marjorie Berkley Award as the top female scholar-athlete.

Two Generals Named to All-America Team
Lexington, VA -- May 28, 2008 • Senior goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) and senior defender Kat Michaels (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) were both named First Team All-America by womenslacrosse.com. Additionally, Tilbor was named the Division III Goalie of the Year, while Michaels garnered the Defender of the Year award.

W&L's James Wins Prestigious Byron Nelson Award
Lexington, VA -- May 28, 2008 •
The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) has announced that Washington and Lee senior Nathaniel James (Keller, Texas/Keller) is the 2008 recipient of the Byron Nelson Award, which is presented by Cleveland Golf in conjunction with the Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas, the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and Friends of Golf.

Michaels, Sweet Highlight Award Winners at W&L
Lexington, VA -- May 27, 2008 • Seniors Kat Michaels (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) and Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) headed the list of honorees at the annual Washington and Lee University Athletic Awards Ceremony on May 28 at W&L’s Lee Chapel. Michaels was named the Pres Brown Outstanding Senior Female Athlete, while Sweet was the male recipient of the award.

W&L's Doornbos and Shaw Tabbed to All-America Teams
Lexington, VA -- May 26, 2008 • Washington and Lee juniors Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) and Jessica Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) earned All-America honors in their respective events after their performances at the 2008 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships over the weekend.

St. John Named to USILA All-America Team
Lexington, VA -- May 26, 2008 •
Washington and Lee junior midfielder Harry St. John (Essex Fells, N.J./West Essex) has been named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III All-America team, which was announced on Monday morning.

Two Generals Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors
Lexington, VA -- May 22, 2008 •
Washington and Lee seniors Nathaniel James (Keller, Texas/Keller) and Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches) have been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III At-Large Teams as first-team selections.

Six Generals Named to IWLCA All-Region Teams
Lexington, VA -- May 22, 2008 • 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.

W&L's Doornbos Named Regional Field Athlete of the Year
Lexington, VA -- May 21, 2008 • The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) recently announced the 2008 men's and women's Division III outdoor track and field regional award winners and Washington and Lee junior Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) garnered the NCAA South/Southeast Regional Field Athlete Of The Year award.

Robins Named an Alternate for USILA North-South Team
Lexington, VA -- May 20, 2008 • Washington and Lee senior Spotty Robins (Richmond, Va./Woodberry Forest) has been selected as an alternate for the 2008 USILA Division III North-South Senior Men's Lacrosse All-Star game at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Mass., on Fri., May 23 at 2:00 pm.

Two Generals Qualify for NCAA Track and Field Championships
Lexington, VA -- May 19, 2008 •
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently announced the participants for the 2008 Division III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships and Washington and Lee juniors Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) and Jessica Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) both qualified in one event.

W&L's McKelvey Earns All-Region Baseball Honors
Lexington, VA -- May 19, 2008 •
The 2008 ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams and Gold Glove Award Winners for the South Region were released on Monday afternoon and Washington and Lee junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) was among the honorees.

W&L's James Named to PING All-America Team
Lexington, VA -- May 19, 2008 • The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) recently announced the 2008 PING Division III All-Region and All-America teams and Washington and Lee senior Nathaniel James (Keller, Texas/Keller) was among those honored.

Washington and Lee University Announces International Football Tour
Lexington, VA -- May 14, 2008 • Washington and Lee Head Football Coach has announced that the 2008 football team will be travelling to France to play The Paris Flash, a French semi-professional team in June 2009.

W&L's James Named to Golf Scholar All-America Team
Lexington, VA -- May 13, 2008 • Washington and Lee senior Nathaniel James (Keller, Texas/Keller) has been tabbed to the Cleveland Golf Division III Scholar All-America team, which was announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) on Tuesday.

W&L's Madden Selected to Academic All-District Team
Lexington, VA -- May 8, 2008 •
Washington and Lee senior outfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) has been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-District III Baseball Second Team, which was released Thursday.

Generals Place 12 Swimmers on All-Bluegrass Mountain Team
Lexington, VA -- May 8, 2008 •
Washington and Lee recently had 12 men's swimmers named First Team All-Bluegrass Mountain Conference (BMC), following their performances at the 2008 Championship Meet. Additionally, senior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) was named the BMC Swimmer of the Year.

Seven Generals Named to All-ODAC Men's Lacrosse Team
Lexington, VA -- May 7, 2008 • Seven members of the Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team were named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's lacrosse team, which was announced on Wednesday afternoon.

W&L Athletics Hall of Famer Norm Iler '37 Passes Away
Lexington, VA -- May 7, 2008 • Former Washington and Lee basketball and baseball great Norm Iler passed away on Mon., May 5 in Venice, Fla.

W&L Baseball Nabs Four All-ODAC Selections
Lexington, VA -- May 7, 2008 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announced its baseball all-conference awards on Wednesday and Washington and Lee had two players receive first-team honors, one player earn second-team accolades and one player was named to the honorable mention squad. Additionally, senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) was named the ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for baseball.

W&L's James Named a Finalist for the Byron Nelson Award
Lexington, VA -- May 5, 2008 • The Golf Coaches Association of America has named W&L senior Nathaniel James as a finalist for the 2008 Byron Nelson Award, which is presented by Cleveland Golf in cooperation with the Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas and the Salesmanship Club of Dallas.

Goodman and Garson to Represent W&L at NCAA Meeting
Lexington, VA -- May 5, 2008 • Washington and Lee junior basketball player Isaiah Goodman (Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels) and junior field hockey player Liz Garson (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) will represent the Generals at the 2008 NCAA National Student-Athlete Leadership Development Conference held on May 25-29 in Orlando, Fla., at the Walt Disney World Resort.

W&L Women's Lacrosse Earn NCAA First-Round Bye
Lexington, VA -- May 4, 2008 • The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced the pairings for the 2008 Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament and Washington and Lee earned a first-round bye. The Generals will play the winner of Amherst and Endicott at Franklin & Marshall on Sat., May 10.

W&L Women's Lax Places Six On All-ODAC Team
Lexington, VA -- May 2, 2008 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announced its women's lacrosse all-conference awards and 2008 ODAC Champion Washington and Lee had five players receive first-team honors and one athlete garner second-team accolades. Additionally, senior defender Kat Michaels (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) was named Player of the Year, while first-year head coach Brooke Diamond earned ODAC Coach of the Year laurels.

April 2008

Three Generals Named to NCAA Women's Tennis Field
Lexington, VA -- April 30, 2008 • Senior Kelly Will (Holly Springs, N.C./Cary Academy), junior Katie Tabb (Minneapolis, Minn./Edina) and sophomore Lauren Caire (Nashville, Tenn./Harpeth Hall) have been selected to compete in the 2008 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship in singles and doubles. Will, Tabb and Caire will each participate in the singles competition, while the duo of Tabb and Caire will play doubles.

Six Generals Earn All-ODAC Women's Tennis Honors
Lexington, VA -- April 29, 2008 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announced its all-conference selections for women's tennis on Monday and six Generals were tabbed to the first team. Additionally, junior Katie Tabb (Minneapolis, Minn./Edina) was named Player of the Year, while head coach Eric Ishida earned ODAC Coach of the Year honors.

W&L's McGlaston Awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
Lexington, VA -- April 29, 2008 • Senior men's swimmer Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) has been awarded a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Postgraduate Scholarship. The award is a $7,500 scholarship for academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time or part-time graduate student.

W&L Men's Tennis Selected to NCAA Tournament Field
Lexington, VA -- April 29, 2008 • The NCAA announced the field for the 2008 Division III Men's Tennis Championship on Monday evening and Washington and Lee will be heading to Mary Washington for the first three rounds.

W&L Women's Tennis Receives First-Round Bye in NCAA Tourney
Lexington, VA -- April 29, 2008 • The bracket for the 2008 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Team Championships were announced Monday and Washington and Lee received a first-round bye.

W&L Wrestling Garners Academic Accolades
Lexington, VA -- April 28, 2008 • The Centennial Conference recently announced its 2008 Academic Honor Roll and the Washington and Lee wrestling team had four wrestlers earn the award. Seniors Kirk Adamson (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's), Anthony Boniello (Katonah, N.Y./Somers) and David Shubick (Bound Brook, N.J./Bound Brook), and sophomore Sammy Brusca (Rockville, Md./Georgetown Prep) were among the honorees.

Bienemann Named to VaSID All-State Basketball Team
Lexington, VA -- April 23, 2008 • The Virginia Sports Information Director's Association (VaSID) announced its 2008 College Division All-State Basketball Team on Wednesday afternoon and Washington and Lee claimed one first-team member and the Coach of the Year.

Two Generals Earn Weekly ODAC Honor
Lexington, VA -- April 22, 2008 • Washington and Lee University garnered the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) weekly honor in women's tennis and women's lacrosse for the week ending April 20.

A Total Of 178 W&L Students Earn Scholar-Athlete Awards
Lexington, VA -- April 22, 2008 • Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that 178 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed winter term. The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.500.

Ishida Promoted to W&L's Head Women's Tennis Coach
Lexington, VA -- April 22, 2008 • Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the promotion of Eric Ishida to head women's tennis coach, effective immediately.

W&L Continues to Raise Funds for Wilson Field Renovations
Lexington, VA -- April 22, 2008 • Through the efforts of former Washington and Lee athletes, nearly $700,000 has been raised since February 1 to meet the "Rise to the Challenge" campaign for the final funding of the Wilson Field renovation project. The alumni Generals are fast-approaching the Challenge goal of $1.5 million.

Seven Generals Tabbed to All-ODAC Men's Tennis Team
Lexington, VA -- April 21, 2008 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its 2008 all-conference men's tennis team on Monday and Washington and Lee had seven players honored.

W&L Women's Lacrosse to Host ODAC Semifinals and Finals
Lexington, VA -- April 21, 2008 • The sixth-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team will host the semifinals and finals of the 2008 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

W&L Baseball Earns Fifth Seed in 2008 ODAC Tournament
Lexington, VA -- April 21, 2008 • The pairings for the 2008 ODAC Baseball Tournament have been set and Washington and Lee earned the fifth seed and will take on second-seeded Virginia Wesleyan on Thursday at 3:00 pm at Lynchburg City Stadium.

W&L Baseball Teams With Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Lexington, VA -- April 17, 2008 • The Washington and Lee baseball team has partnered with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and will be supporting the cause, raising funds and creating awareness of the disease at the Generals' final home games.

W&L's Alex Sweet Qualifies for the U.S. Olympic Trials
Lexington, VA -- April 4, 2008 • Washington and Lee senior swimmer Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) has qualified to participate in the United States Olympic Trials held June 29 - July 6, 2008 at the Qwest Center in Lincoln, Neb.

W&L's Alex Sweet Qualifies for the U.S. Olympic Trials
Lexington, VA -- April 4, 2008 • Washington and Lee senior swimmer Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) has qualified to participate in the United States Olympic Trials held June 29 - July 6, 2008 at the Qwest Center in Lincoln, Neb.

W&L Women's Lacrosse Team Nationally Recognized
Lexington, VA -- April 1, 2008 • The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team moved up to fifth in the April 1st edition of the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA)/Under Armour National Poll for Division III.

W&L Announces 2008 Athletic Hall of Fame Class
Lexington, VA -- April 1, 2008 • Washington and Lee University has announced the 21st class to be inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame. The class includes Dave Warfield '75, Jack Berry '76, Andrew White '88, Beth Stutzmann '90 and the 1961 Football Team. The group will be recognized at the Athletic Hall of Fame dinner on Friday, Oct. 17, and at the Generals' football game against Hampden-Sydney on Sat., Oct. 18.

March 2008

Four Generals Named ODAC Athlete of the Week
Lexington, VA -- March 31, 2008 • Washington and Lee claimed the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week for the week ending March 30 in men's lacrosse, men's tennis, women's tennis and women's track & field.

Nine W&L Women's Swimmers Named to All-ODAC Team
Lexington, VA -- March 26, 2008 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announced its all-conference team for swimming recently and Washington and Lee had eight athletes selected to the squad.

Three Generals Earn ODAC Weekly Honors
Lexington, VA -- March 24, 2008 • Washington and Lee claimed the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Players of the Week for golf, women's lacrosse and women's tennis for the week ending March 23.

W&L Names Scott Abell Assistant Football Coach
Lexington, VA -- March 21, 2008 • Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the hiring of Scott Abell as assistant football coach and assistant professor of physical education. Abell, who will serve as the offensive coordinator, will officially begin his duties on July 1.

Greg Bienemann Named to NABC All-District Team
Lexington, VA -- March 20, 2008 • Washington and Lee senior forward Greg Bienemann (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) has been selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-South District Team, which was announced on Thursday morning.

W&L's Bienemann Named to All-South Region Team
Lexington, VA -- March 19, 2008 • Washington and Lee senior forward Greg Bienemann (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) has been selected to the D3hoops.com Division III All-South Region men's basketball team, which was announced on Wednesday morning.

Two Generals Earn Weekly Conference Honor
Lexington, VA -- March 17, 2008 • Washington and Lee University garnered the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) weekly honor in women's tennis and women's lacrosse for the week ending March 17.

Four Generals Selected to ODAC/USA South All-Star Game
Lexington, VA -- March 12, 2008 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) and the USA South Athletic Conference recently announced the rosters for their Senior Basketball Challenge and the Washington and Lee men's and women's basketball programs each had two players placed on the rosters.

W&L Wrestling Garners Academic Accolades
Lexington, VA -- March 12, 2008 • The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) recently announced its 2008 Scholar All-America Teams and the Washington and Lee wrestling team was one of 25 Division III squads honored. Additionally, seniors Kirk Adamson (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's), Anthony Boniello (Katonah, N.Y./Somers), Peter Lawrence (Greenwich, Conn./Loomis-Chaffee) and David Shubick (Bound Brook, N.J./Bound Brook) were honored as NWCA Scholar All-Americans.

W&L Field Hockey Honored For Academic Success
Lexington, VA -- March 12, 2008 • The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) recently announced its 2007 National Academic Squad and National Academic Team Awards. The Washington and Lee field hockey team was well represented on the National Academic Squad with 13 honorees, while the entire squad also received a National Academic Team Award.

Nathaniel James Named ODAC Golfer of the Week
Lexington, VA -- March 10, 2008 • Washington and Lee senior Nathaniel James (Keller, Texas/Keller) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week for the week ending Mar. 9.

Both W&L Tennis Teams Picked First in ODAC Coaches' Polls
Lexington, VA -- March 4, 2008 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its 2008 Preseason Coaches' Poll for men's and women's tennis and both teams were picked to win the conference.

Three Generals Earn Weekly ODAC Honor
Lexington, VA -- March 3, 2008 • Washington and Lee University garnered the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) weekly honor in men's and women's tennis and baseball for the week ending March 2.

February 2008

ODAC Announces All-Conference Men's Basketball Team
Lexington, VA -- February 29, 2008 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference men's basketball team at the conference tournament banquet held on Thursday evening at the Salem Civic Center.

W&L Cross Country Teams Garner Academic Recognition
Lexington, VA -- February 29, 2008 • The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) recently released its 2007 All-Academic Cross Country Teams and both the Washington and Lee men's and women's teams were honored.

W&L's Krouchick Earns Honorable Mention All-ODAC Honors
Lexington, VA -- February 27, 2008 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference women's basketball team at the conference tournament banquet held on Wednesday evening at the Salem Civic Center and Washington and Lee junior forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) garnered honorable-mention honors.

Bienemann Named a Finalist for the Jostens Trophy
Lexington, VA -- February 26, 2008 • Washington and Lee senior forward Greg Bienemann (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) has been named one of the 10 finalists for the prestigious Jostens Trophy.

Evans Earns Weekly Lacrosse Honor
Lexington, VA -- February 22, 2008 • Washington and Lee University garnered the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) weekly honor for women's lacrosse for the week ending February 24. 

Inside Lacrosse Names Michaels Preseason All American
Lexington, VA -- February 22, 2008 • Inside Lacrosse recently released its 2008 women's preseason All America teams and Washington and Lee senior defender Kat Michaels (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) was tabbed to the Division III first team.

Elizabeth Webb Named ODAC Track & Field Athlete of the Week
Lexington, VA -- February 18, 2008 • Washington and Lee junior Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Women's Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week for the week ending February 17.

W&L's Strachan, Roberson, Hayden, Miata Snag ODAC Awards
Lexington, VA -- February 18, 2008 • Washington and Lee junior Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Governor’s School), freshman Tess Hayden (Winnetka, Ill. / New Trier), senior Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches) and junior Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake) all were honored following the 2008 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship Meet. Strachan was named ODAC Swimmer of the Year, while Hayden was tabbed as the Rookie of the Year. Roberson earned the women's swimming Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and Miata was the recipient of the Bonnie Kestner Sportsmanship Award.

ODAC Releases Women's and Men's Lacrosse Polls
Lexington, VA -- February 15, 2008 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its 2008 women's and men's lacrosse polls on Friday. The Washington and Lee women's team sits atop the poll, while the men were tabbed to finish third.

W&L Men's Basketball Games to be Broadcast
Lexington, VA -- February 12, 2008 • Washington and Lee's two men's basketball games this week are scheduled to be broadcast on television and over the internet.

W&L's Simpson Named ODAC Swimmer of the Week
Lexington, VA -- February 11, 2008 • Sophomore Sarah Simpson (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) was named ODAC Swimmer of the Week for the week ending February 10.

W&L Baseball Picked Sixth in ODAC Coaches Preseason Poll
Lexington, VA -- February 8, 2008 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its 2008 Preseason Coaches Poll for baseball and Washington and Lee was picked sixth out of the league's 10 teams.

W&L Women's Indoor Track & Field Team Nationally Recognized
Lexington, VA -- February 7, 2008 • The Washington and Lee women's indoor track & field team was picked 21st in the February 6 edition of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III National Poll.

W&L's Strachan Named ODAC Swimmer of the Week
Lexington, VA -- February 4, 2008 • Junior Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Governor's School) was named ODAC Swimmer of the Week for the week ending February 3.

D3Kicks.com Honors Generals' Soccer Players
Lexington, VA -- February 4, 2008 •
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.

January 2008

W&L Basketball Teams to Support WBCA’s “Think Pink” Initiative
Lexington, VA -- January 31, 2008 • The Washington and Lee men's and women's basketball programs will join the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and over 700 schools nationally in the organization's "Think Pink" initiative at two upcoming home games.

W&L Men's Swimming Continues to Be Recognized on National Level
Lexington, VA -- January 30, 2008 • The Washington and Lee men's swimming team was recently recognized by CollegeSwimming.com on the individual and team level. Senior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) was named the Division III National Swimmer of the Week for the week ending Jan. 27, while the team is now ranked seventh in Division III.

W&L Lacrosse Teams Receive Preseason National Rankings
Lexington, VA -- January 30, 2008 • Washington and Lee's men's and women's lacrosse teams have both received preseason national rankings by multiple sources.

Two Generals Named ODAC Athlete of the Week
Lexington, VA -- January 28, 2008 • Washington and Lee University earned the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Athlete of the Week awards for men's basketball and women's indoor track & field for the week ending January 27.

Two Generals Named to VaSID All-State Volleyball Squad
Lexington, VA -- January 25, 2008 • The Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) recently released its 2007 college division all-state volleyball team and the Generals had two players honored.

Men's Basketball Schedule Changes Announced
Lexington, VA -- January 23, 2008 • There have recently been changes to the Washington and Lee men's basketball schedule. The W&L men's basketball game slated for Sat., Jan. 26 at Lynchburg College will be played at 5:30 pm insteaad of 3:00 pm. The W&L-Hampden-Sydney men's basketball game slated to be played on Sat., Feb. 16 at Hampden-Sydney has been moved to Mon., Feb. 18 at 7:00 pm.

Two Generals Named ODAC Athlete of the Week
Lexington, VA -- January 21, 2008 • Washington and Lee University earned the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Athlete of the Week award for women's swimming and women's indoor track & field for the week ending January 20.

W&L Names New Assistant Tennis Coaches
Lexington, VA -- January 18, 2008 • Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the hiring of Bud Haddox and Lara Maurer as assistant tennis coaches and assistant directors of the Duchossois Tennis Center. Haddox will work with the men's tennis team, while Maurer will have responsibilities with coaching the women's tennis team.

W&L's Sweet Named National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week
Lexington, VA -- January 16, 2008 • Senior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) has been named the Division III National Swimmer of the Week by CollegeSwimming.com for the week ending Jan. 13.

W&L's Strachan Named ODAC Swimmer of the Week
Lexington, VA -- January 14, 2008 • Junior Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Governor's School) was named ODAC Swimmer of the Week for the week ending January 13.

W&L to Receive Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Award
Lexington, VA -- January 9, 2008 • The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame has announced that Washington and Lee is the recipient of its 2007 Achievement Award.

Numerous W&L Students Earn Scholar-Athlete Awards
Lexington, VA -- January 9, 2008 • Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that 155 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed fall term. The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.500.

W&L Names New Associate Director of Athletics
Lexington, VA -- January 3, 2008 • Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the hiring of Shana Levine as the Associate Director of Athletics. Levine will begin her duties effective Feb. 18.

Washington and Lee Earns National Award for Community Service
Lexington, VA -- January 2, 2008 • Washington and Lee University was recently recognized as a recipient of 2006-07 National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA)/JOSTENS Community Service Awards.

December 2007

Five W&L Soccer Players Earn All-Region Recognition
Lexington, VA -- December 28, 2007 • The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas All-Region men's and women's soccer teams were announced recently and Washington and Lee had three men and two women named to the All-South teams.

Five Generals Named to Roanoke Times All-State Football Team
Lexington, VA -- December 28, 2007 • Washington and Lee placed five players on the Roanoke Times Division II, III and NAIA All-State Football team, which was announced recently.

ODAC Releases Indoor Track & Field Coaches Poll
Lexington, VA -- December 28, 2007 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) recently released its 2007-08 Indoor Track & Field Coaches Poll. The Washington and Lee women's team was selected to finish second, while the men were tabbed to finish third.

Tommy Laurendine Resigns as Offensive Coordinator at W&L
Lexington, VA -- December 21, 2007 • Tommy Laurendine has resigned as offensive coordinator for the Washington and Lee football team and has accepted a similar position at his alma mater, Lenoir-Rhyne.

Three Generals Named to All-State Women’s Soccer Team
Lexington, VA -- December 21, 2007 • 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.

W&L Claims a Pair of Soccer All-Americans
Lexington, VA -- December 18, 2007 • The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) recently released its Men’s and Women’s Division III All-America Teams and Washington and Lee University had one player named to each team.

W&L Men's Swimming Climbs to Eighth in Division III Poll
Lexington, VA -- December 14, 2007 • The Washington and Lee men's swimming team has climbed to eighth in the latest Division III rankings released by CollegeSwimming.com.

Four W&L Players Named to VaSID All-State Field Hockey Team
Lexington, VA -- December 13, 2007 • 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.

Four Generals Named to VaSID All-State Men's Soccer Team
Lexington, VA -- December 13, 2007 • Four members of the Washington and Lee men's soccer team were selected to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) College Division All-State team, which was announced on Wednesday.

Six Generals Named to VaSID All-State Football Team
Lexington, VA -- December 12, 2007 • Six members of the Washington and Lee football team were selected to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) College Division All-State Football team, which was announced on Wednesday morning.

W&L's Luby Named D3Football.com All-South Region
Lexington, VA -- December 10, 2007 • Washington and Lee senior defensive back Kyle Luby (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) has been named to the D3Football.com All-South Region Football team, which was announced on Friday afternoon.

Bryant Fulk Named Virginia DII-III Defensive Lineman of the Year
Lexington, VA -- December 6, 2007 • Washington and Lee senior defensive end/linebacker Bryant Fulk (Oceanside, Calif./St. Augustine) has been named the Virginia Division II-III Defensive Lineman of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Richmond.

W&L Men's Lacrosse Ranked 14th by Faceoff Yearbook
Lexington, VA -- December 4, 2007 • Inside Lacrosse has released its Faceoff Yearbook Preseason Division III men’s lacrosse poll and Preseason Division III All-Americans.

Two Generals Named ODAC Athlete of the Week
Lexington, VA -- December 3, 2007 • Washington and Lee University earned the ODAC Athlete of the Week award for men's and women's indoor track for the week ending December 2. Sophomore Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) and freshman Summer Lollie (Mesquite City, Texas/Dr. John D Horn) garnered the honor after competing in the Liberty Kick Off Tournament over the weekend.

Both W&L Soccer Teams Earn Academic Honor
Lexington, VA -- December 3, 2007 •
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced its 2007 College Team Academic Award Winners recently, and the Washington and Lee men's and women's soccer teams were among the honored programs.

November 2007

W&L Athletics Hall of Famer Rob Lindsey '76 Passes Away
Lexington, VA -- November 28, 2007 • Former Washington and Lee lacrosse great Rob Lindsey '76 passed away on Tue., Nov. 27 following complications from lung cancer.

Greg Bienemann Named ODAC Basketball Player of the Week
Lexington, VA -- November 26, 2007 • Washington and Lee senior forward Greg Bienemann (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending November 25.

McGlaston Named Bluegrass Mountain Conference Swimmer of the Week
Lexington, VA -- November 21, 2007 • Washington and Lee senior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) has been named the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Men’s Swimmer of the Week for the week ending November 18.

Eleven Generals Named to All-ODAC Football Team
Lexington, VA -- November 21, 2007 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference football team on Wednesday morning and Washington and Lee had eleven players honored. Additionally, senior defensive back Kyle Luby (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) was named the ODAC Defensive Player of the Year and freshman center Greg Kurkis (Roswell, Ga./Westminster) was named the ODAC Rookie of the Year.

W&L Women's Tennis Sits Atop ITA Division III Poll
Lexington, VA -- November 19, 2007 • The Washington and Lee women's tennis team tops the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) Division III National Team Rankings, which were released recently.

W&L's Korte Earns All-America Field Hockey Honors
Lexington, VA -- November 19, 2007 • The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) released its 2007 Division III All-American Teams and Washington and Lee senior midfielder Kendall Korte (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) was selected as a third-team pick.

W&L's Martin Selected to Play in AFCA Aztec Bowl
Lexington, VA -- November 14, 2007 • Washington and Lee senior wide receiver Jack Martin (Clayton, Mo./Hun School) has been selected to participate on the American Football Coaches Association's (AFCA) Division III all‑star team that will represent the United States against the Mexican National Team in the 2007 Aztec Bowl on December 8 in Chihuahua, Mexico.

W&L's Phillips Earns All-America Volleyball Honors
Lexington, VA -- November 13, 2007 • The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) released its 2007 Division III All-America volleyball teams and Washington and Lee sophomore outside hitter Rachael Phillips (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Prep) earned Honorable Mention accolades.

W&L's Smith Named ODAC Swimmer of the Week
Lexington, VA -- November 12, 2007 • Freshman Jackie Smith (Southampton, Pa./Archbishop Wood) was named ODAC Swimmer of the Week for the week ending November 11.

Four Generals Named to Academic All-District Football Team
Lexington, VA -- November 12, 2007 • Senior defensive backs Kyle Luby (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) and Mark Snoddy (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) and junior defensive linemen Scott Russell (Mendham, N.J./West Morris Mendham) and Andrew Sims (Silver Spring, Md./Georgetown Prep) were all selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-District III Football Team as first team selections.

W&L's Korte Earns All-Region Field Hockey Honors
Lexington, VA -- November 12, 2007 • The National Field Hockey Coaches Association released its 2007 Division III All-Region Teams and Washington and Lee senior midfielder Kendall Korte (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) was selected to the South Region team as a first-team pick.

Six Generals Tabbed to All-ODAC Field Hockey Teams
Lexington, VA -- November 9, 2007 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference field hockey awards on Friday and five Washington and Lee players were honored, including senior midfielder Kendall Korte (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox), who was named ODAC Player of the Year, and freshman defender Emily Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr), who was named the league's rookie of the year.

W&L's Phillips Earns All-Region Volleyball Honors
Lexington, VA -- November 9, 2007 • The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its all-region squads recently and sophomore outside hitter Rachael Phillips (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Prep) was selection to the South Region team.

Five Generals Named to All-ODAC Men's Soccer Teams
Lexington, VA -- November 8, 2007 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announced its all-conference teams for men's soccer on Friday and Washington and Lee had five players honored.

W&L Women's Basketball Picked Fifth in ODAC Preseason Poll
Lexington, VA -- November 8, 2007 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its 2007-08 Preseason Women's Basketball Coaches Poll on Thursday morning at the league's media day held at the Salem Civic Center.

Five Generals Named to All-ODAC Women's Soccer Squad
Lexington, VA -- November 7, 2007 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announced its all-conference teams for women's soccer on Tuesday and Washington and Lee had five players honored, including junior forward Anne Van Devender (Jackson, Miss./Choate Rosemary Hall), who was named ODAC Player of the Year.

Four Generals Named to All-ODAC Volleyball Squad
Lexington, VA -- November 5, 2007 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2007 all-conference volleyball team on Monday and the Generals had four players honored.

NCAA Division III Volleyball Bracket Announced
Lexington, VA -- November 5, 2007 • The NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Committee announced the field of 61 teams for the 2007 NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship on Monday.

Two Generals Named to Academic All-District Team
Lexington, VA -- November 1, 2007 • Senior forward Martha Caulkins (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) and junior forward Anne Van Devender (Jackson, Miss./ Choate Rosemary Hall) were selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-District III Women's Soccer First Team, which was announced on Thursday.

W&L Picked Tied for Seventh in ODAC Men's Basketball Preseason Poll
Lexington, VA -- November 1, 2007 • The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team was picked tied for seventh out of 10 teams in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Preseason Coaches Poll, which was released on Thursday morning at the conference’s media day.

October 2007

Three Generals Earn Weekly Honors
Lexington, VA -- October 29, 2007 • Washington and Lee University garnered three of the ODAC's weekly honors for the sports of women's soccer, women's swimming and volleyball for the week ending October 28.

Korte Selected to NFHCA All-Star Team
Lexington, VA -- October 29, 2007 • Washington and Lee senior midfielder Kendall Korte (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) has been selected to play in the 2007 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All-Star game to be held at 9:30 am on Sat., Nov. 17 at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa.

W&L Women's Swimming Picked First in ODAC Preseason Poll
Lexington, VA -- October 26, 2007 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its 2007 preseason women's swimming coaches poll on Friday afternoon and Washington and Lee was picked to win the conference.

Kyle Luby Named ODAC Football Defensive Player of the Week
Lexington, VA -- October 22, 2007 • Washington and Lee senior safety Kyle Luby (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Defensive Football Player of the Week for his performance against Guilford College on Saturday afternoon.

W&L's James Tops Golfstat Division III Rankings
Lexington, VA -- October 18, 2007 • Washington and Lee senior Nathaniel James (Keller, Texas/Keller) sits atop the Golfstat NCAA Division III player rankings.

W&L's Goodman Named to NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
Lexington, VA -- October 16, 2007 • The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently released its 2007-08 NCAA Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) roster and Washington and Lee junior guard Isaiah Goodman (Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels) was selected to represent the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) on the committee.

Four Generals Named ODAC Athletes of the Week
Lexington, VA -- October 15, 2007 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its Athletes of the Week for the week ending Oct. 14 and four Generals earned the conference's weekly accolade.

Three Generals Named ODAC Player of the Week
Lexington, VA -- October 1, 2007 • Washington and Lee University earned the ODAC Player of the Week award for the sports of field hockey and men's and women's soccer for the week ending September 30.

September 2007

Shank Named Assistant Fitness Center Director at W&L
Lexington, VA -- September 26, 2007 • Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the appointment of Stephanie Shank as assistant director of the W&L Fitness Center.

ODAC To Videocast a Pair of W&L Football Games
Lexington, VA -- September 25, 2007 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) and Penn Atlantic Inc., will be partnering to broadcast six conference football games throughout the remainder of the 2007 ODAC schedule, including a pair of W&L football games.

Van Devender Named ODAC Women's Soccer Player of the Week
Lexington, VA -- September 17, 2007 • Washington and Lee junior forward Anne Van Devender (Jackson, Miss./Choate Rosemary Hall) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week for the Week ending Sept. 16.

W&L Cross Country Teams Break into Top 5 in the Region
Lexington, VA -- September 13, 2007 • The 2007 Washington and Lee men's and women's cross country teams were picked by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the Division III Preseason Regional rankings. The women's team was selected third in the South/Southeast Regional rankings, while the men's team was picked fifth.

W&L-Averett Football Game to Benefit Habitat for Humanity
Lexington, VA -- September 12, 2007 • Washington and Lee University and Averett University will be meeting on the gridiron on Sat., Sept. 22 at Salem Stadium in Salem, Va. Proceeds from the football game will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.

Michael Welsh Named ODAC Cross Country Runner of the Week
Lexington, VA -- September 10, 2007 • Washington and Lee junior cross country runner Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week for the week ending September 9.

August 2007

W&L Volleyball Picked to Win ODAC
Lexington, VA -- August 30, 2007 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2007 preseason volleyball coaches poll on Thursday afternoon and Washington and Lee was picked to win the conference.

W&L Women's Soccer Picked Second in ODAC Preseason Poll
Lexington, VA -- August 29, 2007 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2007 preseason women's soccer coaches poll on Wednesday afternoon and Washington and Lee was picked to finish second in the voting.

W&L Men's Soccer Tabbed Fourth in ODAC Preseason Poll
Lexington, VA -- August 29, 2007 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2007 preseason coaches poll for men's soccer on Wednesday afternoon and Washington and Lee was picked to finish fourth out of the league's 10 teams.

W&L Field Hockey Picked Second in ODAC Preseason Poll
Lexington, VA -- August 28, 2007 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2007 preseason coaches poll for field hockey on Tuesday afternoon and Washington and Lee was picked to finish second with 75 overall points, just two points less than top-pick Lynchburg's 77 points.

W&L Names Eric Ishida Interim Women's Tennis Coach
Lexington, VA -- August 28, 2007 • Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that Eric Ishida will serve as the interim head women's tennis coach, assistant director of the Duchossois Tennis Center and assistant professor of physical education for the 2007-08 season.

W&L Cross Country Teams Picked to Win ODAC Title
Lexington, VA -- August 27, 2007 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2007 preseason coaches poll on Monday afternoon and the Washington and Lee men's and women's teams were both chosen as the favorites to win the crown.

Cinda Rankin Retires as Assistant AD and Women's Tennis Coach
Lexington, VA -- August 24, 2007 • Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that Cinda Rankin, assistant athletic director and women's tennis coach, has decided to retire after nearly 40 years as an educator, administrator and coach.

W&L Swimming Teams Combine to Post the Top GPA in the Nation
Lexington, VA -- August 21, 2007 • The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) recently released its 2007 Winter/Spring Academic All-America Teams and both of Washington and Lee's programs were ranked second in Division III and combined to take the overall crown with the nation's highest grade-point average (GPA).

W&L Women's Lax Honored By the NCAA for Top Defense
Lexington, VA -- August 13, 2007 • The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently honored the Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team in recognition of the national statistical title the team won for scoring defense during the 2007 season.

W&L Claims 238 ODAC Scholar-Athlete Citations
Lexington, VA -- August 8, 2007 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced that 238 Washington and Lee student-athletes have been cited as ODAC Scholar-Athletes for the 2006-07 school year.

W&L Football Picked Second in ODAC Preseason Poll
Lexington, VA -- August 7, 2007 • The Old Dominion Athletic Conference hosted its annual football media day on Tuesday afternoon at the Salem Civic Center. Washington and Lee was picked to finish second in the league's preseason coaches poll, which was unveiled at the event.

July 2007

W&L Football Receives Preseason Recognition
Lexington, VA -- July 31, 2007 • Coming off its first Old Dominion Athletic Conference title in 21 seasons, the Washington and Lee football team has been receiving plenty of attention in the preseason publications.

W&L Women's Lacrosse Earns Academic Honor
Lexington, VA -- July 23, 2007 • The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) recently announced its 2007 Division III team and individual honor rolls. Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team was among 41 Division III schools recognized as an IWLCA Honor Squad for notching a team grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 of better for the second semester of the 2006-07 academic year.

W&L Volleyball Receives Team Academic Award
Lexington, VA -- July 23, 2007 • The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) recently announced its 2007 Division III team and individual honor rolls. Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team was among 41 Division III schools recognized as an IWLCA Honor Squad for notching a team grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 of better for the second semester of the 2006-07 academic year.

W&L Promotes Neil Cunningham to Director of Physical Education
Lexington, VA -- July 19, 2007 • Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the promotion of Neil Cunningham to Director of Physical Education effective immediately. He will also remain as head coach of the women's soccer program.

W&L Promotes Bryan Snyder to Assistant Athletic Director
Lexington, VA -- July 17, 2007 • Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the promotion of Bryan Snyder to Assistant Athletics Director for finance effective immediately.

W&L Names Additional Athletic Department Assistants
Lexington, VA -- July 13, 2007 • Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the hiring of Michael Bennett, Garrett Brickner and Jocelyn Keller as assistant coaches within the department.