W&L's LaSala Earns USILA HM All-America Honors

W&L's LaSala Earns USILA HM All-America Honors

PERRY, N.Y. -- The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) announced its 2011 Division III All-America teams on Tuesday and Washington and Lee University sophomore defenseman Joe LaSala (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) was among those honored.

LaSala was selected to the honorable mention squad, giving the Washington and Lee men's lacrosse program a total of 178 USILA All-America selections since instituting a varsity program in 1947.

LaSala was selected to the honorable mention team after receiving First Team All-ODAC laurels.  Despite missing the final six games of the season due to a knee injury, LaSala produced a team-best 37 caused turnovers, a total which also tied for the top mark in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.  He started each of the first 11 games of the season, collecting 22 groundballs and helping the Generals' defense allow an average of just 7.06 goals per game.

Several other players from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference were also selected to the various All-America teams including Roanoke's Alex Burkhead (2nd), Justin Tuma (2nd), Jeff Keating (3rd) and Trey Keeley (HM), Lynchburg's Joe Lisicky (3rd), Franc Cook (HM), Dylan Hoff (HM) and Max Voumard (HM), and Hampden-Sydney's Micah Keller (HM), Cole Hawthorne (HM) and Carter Mavromatis (HM).

Washington and Lee finished the 2011 season with a 9-8 overall record and a 5-2 ODAC mark. The Generals advanced to the semifinals of the ODAC Tournament before falling to Lynchburg College, 9-7.