Three W&L Field Hockey Players Earn Postseason Recognition
FOREST, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its 2011 Field Hockey All-Conference teams and Washington and Lee boasted three players who earned postseason recognition.
Senior midfielder Christina Benedetti (Derwood, Md./Holy Cross) was an All-ODAC Second Team selection, while senior defender Lindsey Edmonds (St. Louis, Mo./Villa Duchesne) and sophomore defender Riley Hampsch (Hopedale, Mass./Hopedale) were both named to the third team.
Benedetti, who served as a two-year captain, earned her first all-conference nod in field hockey after starting all 16 games and posting a team-high 11 points on four goals and a team-best three assists. In a 6-2 win against Frostburg St., she was credited with a goal and two assists and she finished her career tied for third all-time at W&L with 18 assists.
Edmonds also earned her first-ever all-conference recognition after starting all 16 contests and registering a pair of assists and one defensive save. One of the Generals' team captains as well, she helped anchor a defense that allowed 41 goals for 2.46 goals-against average.
Hampsch was honored by the league for the second time in as many years after taking home Honorable Mention All-ODAC accolades as a first-year. A stalwart on the Generals' back line, she started all 16 games and finished the season tied for fourth in the ODAC with a team-high three defensive saves.
Lynchburg claimed the 2011 ODAC Player of the Year and the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year in senior Shelly Milks. LC head coach Enza Steele was honored as the league's top coach and Katie Kline, also of Lynchburg, was named the league's top rookie.
W&L wrapped up the 2011 campaign with a 6-10 overall record and a 2-6 mark in ODAC play.