PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The College Officials Council presented the Washington and Lee men's lacrosse program with the James "Ace" Adams Sportsmanship Award at the U.S. Lacrosse Convention on Saturday in Philadelphia, Pa.
The Generals received the award for District 4 as the program that best exemplifies sportsmanship and fair play for the 2013 season. The award, which is voted on by the College Officials Committee, takes into consideration the conduct and actions of not only coaches and players, but fans and administrators alike.
The prestigious award upholds the traditions of sportsmanship exhibited by Ace Adams, who coached Army, Pennsylvania and Virginia from the 1960's to the 1990's.
Washington and Lee completed the 2013 season with a 16-5 overall record, tying the program record for wins in a season. The Generals advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to Salisbury, 7-4.
W&L opens its 2014 campaign on February 11 when it hosts Ferrum for a 5:00 pm match.