LEXINGTON, Va. – Three members of the Washington and Lee football team have been named to the D3Football.com All-South Region team that was announced on Thursday morning.
Sophomore running back Luke Heinsohn (Charlottesville, Va./Covenant) and sophomore safety Jake Pelton (Charlottesville, Va./Monticello) were both named to the second team, while senior center Greg Kurkis (Roswell, Ga./Westminster) was a third team honoree.
Heinsohn adds the honor to his resume after receiving First Team All-ODAC honors earlier this fall. He started all 11 games in the Generals' backfield, rushing for 1,321 yards and 13 touchdowns on 194 carries. Heinsohn finished the season just four yards shy of tying the school record for season rushing yards and his 13 touchdowns were tied for best on the team. He averaged 6.8 yards per carry and currently ranks 18th-nationally with an average of 120.1 yards per game.
Pelton was also a First Team All-ODAC selection after finishing second on the team in tackles with 82 total stops. He also led the ODAC with six interceptions and posted five pass breakups, 0.5 sacks and one fumble recovery.
Kurkis earned his first all-region accolade after receiving First Team All-ODAC and First Team Academic All-America honors earlier this season. A three-time Second Team All-ODAC selection and two-time ODAC Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year pick, he started every game of his four-year career for the Generals (40 gms). Kurkis was the leader of an offensive line that paved the way for an average of 438.8 yards and 35.3 points per game. He also helped the Generals rush for an ODAC-record 3,955 yards as W&L ranks fifth in Division III with an average of 359.6 yards per game.
Bridgewater senior wide receiver Tyler Beiler was named the South Region Offensive Player of the Year and was joined on the first team by Emory & Henry senior running back Caleb Jennings and junior placekicker David Prizzia, senior linebacker Trevor Ikwild and senior safety Bill Doody of Hampden-Sydney.
Washington and Lee finished the 2010 season with an 8-3 overall record, the program's most wins since 1981. The Generals went 6-0 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, claiming the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. W&L fell in the opening round of the NCAA's to ninth-ranked Thomas More.
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