ODAC Announces All-Conference Men's Lacrosse Team
FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2014 all-conference men's lacrosse team on Friday and Washington and Lee had several players honored.
Junior attackman Cameron Dabir (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. / Culver Academy) was named the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year, while senior midfielders Joe Wood (Bronxville, N.Y. / Bronxville) and Jared Mitchell (Garden City, N.Y. / Garden City), and junior defenseman Colin Fraser (Long Beach, N.Y. / Chaminade) were all selected to the All-ODAC First Team.
Additionally, junior attackman Cam Lewis (Chapel Hill, N.C. / Durham Academy), junior midfielder Garrett Paglia (Forest Hill, Md. / Gilman), junior defenseman Conor O'Toole (Upperco, Md. / Loyola-Blakefield) and sophomore defenseman Buck Armstrong (Austin, Texas / Episcopal) were all named to the second team, while Dabir was a third team honoree.
Dabir gives W&L its third straight honoree for the top academic award in the conference. A Second Team All-ODAC selection in 2013 and the ODAC Rookie of the Year in 2012, he has posted 47 points this spring on 23 goals and 24 assists while starting all 16 contests. The accounting & business administration major ranks 17th on the school's all-time scoring list with 153 career points (93 G, 60 A).
Wood received his first career all-conference honor during his final season with the Generals. He ranks third on the team and 19th in the conference in scoring with 39 points on 21 goals and 18 assists. He has also collected 11 ground balls. For his career, Wood has totaled 95 points on 55 goals and 40 assists.
Mitchell was named to the first team for the second straight year as a short stick midfield specialist. The Generals' top faceoff man, Mitchell has won 195-of-313 draws for a 62.3 winning percentage. He has also picked up a career-best 119 ground balls and has totaled six points on four goals and two assists. Mitchell currently ranks second all-time at W&L for faceoffs taken (1,056) and won (630).
Fraser has started all 16 games for a defense that leads the conference with a 7.49 goals-against average. He has picked up 24 ground balls and has forced 11 turnovers in his second full season as a starter.
Lewis leads the team and ranks sixth in the conference in scoring despite missing a game due to injury. He has started 15 contests on attack and earned his first career honor after totaling a career-best 58 points on 43 goals and 15 assists. He has scored multiple goals in 13 games, including a pair of five-goal games. He also totaled nine points (5 G, 4 A) in a 25-8 win over Virginia Wesleyan on April 19.
Paglia was named to the second team for the second year in a row after notching 26 points on 21 goals and five assists. A 2013 Honorable Mention All-American, he has also picked up 22 ground balls and has forced 14 turnovers this season. Paglia currently has 86 career points on 71 goals and 15 assists.
O'Toole and Armstrong are both also receiving their first career postseason recognition. Both have played in all 16 games and have key roles on a defense that led the league in fewest goals allowed (119) and finished second in caused turnovers. O'Toole has started all 16 games to date and has posted 26 ground balls and 17 caused turnovers. Armstrong has started 15 contests and leads the team with 25 caused turnovers, to go along with 45 ground balls.