FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its 2010 men's soccer all-conference teams on Tuesday and Washington and Lee had three student-athletes honored.
Junior midfielder Jamie Paldino (Kensington, Conn./Kingswood-Oxford) highlighted the honorees from W&L, as he was recognized as the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Senior forward James Pymm (Smithtown, N.Y./St. Anthony's) was named to the second team and junior midfielder Connor Pierce (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) earned honorable mention laurels.
Paldino, a mathematics major, earned the scholar-athlete honor for the first time in his career. An ODAC and W&L Scholar-Athlete, Paldino finished his junior campaign second on the team in scoring with seven points (3g, 1a).
Pymm, who served as a team captain, led the team in scoring with 14 points (6g, 2a) over 17 contests during his senior season, en route to earning post-season ODAC recognition for the first time. Over his four seasons at W&L, Pymm appeared in 59 games with 41 starts and collected 37 points (16g, 5a).
A three-year letterwinner, Pierce appeared in all 17 games for the Generals this season, finishing in a tie for third on the team in scoring with four points (2g). It is the first post-season recognition of his career.
Lynchburg College's Hunter Smith was tabbed as ODAC Player of the Year, while Hornets' Head Coach Chris Yeager was named Coach of the Year. The other major award went to Richard Page from Guilford, who was recognized as Rookie of the Year.
W&L concluded its 2010 campaign with an 8-7-2 overall record, and advanced to the semifinals of the ODAC men's soccer tournament for the first time since the 2007 season before being eliminated by Hampden-Sydney, 2-1.