LEXINGTON, Va. – Washington and Lee seniors Charlie Craigle (Greenville, N.C./Rose) and Matt Cassilly (Gambrills, Md./Archbishop Spaulding) were both named to the D3Football.com All-South Region team, which was announced on Friday morning.
Both were selected to the second team and are the first W&L players to earn all-region honors since Kyle Luby ’08 received first team laurels in 2007.
A 2009 First Team All-ODAC selection and a finalist for the Dudley Award, which is presented to the Virginia College Division Player of the Year, Cassilly started all 10 games at defensive end and finished third on the team with 65 tackles. He also led the conference with 20.5 tackles for a loss (-103) and finished second in the ODAC with 10.0 sacks (-70). Additionally, he forced three fumbles, broke up three passes, recovered two fumbles and notched a pair of interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown. For his career, Cassilly totaled 171 tackles and 15.0 sacks.
Craigle is a two-time First Team All-ODAC honoree as a member of the Generals’ offensive line. He started all 10 games at tackle for an offensive line that paved the way for a rushing attack that averaged 201.4 yards per game on the ground, good for 36th nationally. Overall, the Generals’ offense averaged 311.2 yards and 23.8 points per game.
Washington and Lee finished the 2009 season with a 4-6 overall record and a 2-4 mark in the ODAC. The Generals’ six losses were by a combined total of 29 points with eight points being the largest margin of defeat.
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