November 13, 2013

W&L Men's Soccer Places Six on All-ODAC Teams

FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has released its 2013 Men's Soccer all-conference teams and Washington and Lee had six athletes honored.

Junior Al Organ (St. Paul, Minn./DeLaSalle) was chosen as the ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Junior forward Zach Colby (Prairie Village, Kan./Shawnee Mission East) and first-year defender Patrick Barry (West Roxbury, Mass./Roxbury Latin School) collected first team all-conference accolades, while junior goalkeeper Albert Civitarese (Bridgeville, Pa./Sewickley Academy) was named to the second team and sophomore midfielder Ben Bayles (Fleming Island, Fla./Fleming Island) and sophomore defender Cary Carabasi (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Harriton) earned third team laurels.

Organ shines on and off the field for Washington and Lee as an accounting and business administration major. A multi-year member of the W&L Dean's List and Honor Roll, Organ has been named to the ODAC All-Academic team each of the past two seasons. On the field, Organ started 17 games this season as part of the Generals' midfield. He helped W&L post 10 shutouts that included a stretch of 329 minutes without allowing a goal. He got forward to score four goals and dished out three assists this season.

Colby led the team and ranked second in the conference in goals (13) and points (27), while starting 17 contests. His overall goal total ranks seventh on the W&L Top 10 list for goals in a season and he sits in eighth for points in a season. He also moved into eighth place in W&L's record book for career goals (26) and fourth in career game-winning goals (11).

Barry made an immediate impact in the back third for the Generals, starting all 18 games as a defender. He helped the defense allow just 13 total goals and just nine throughout conference play. Barry scored his first collegiate goal in the 1-1 tie against Catholic on September 7 and dished out an assist in the 4-0 win over Ferrum.

Civitarese earned his second consecutive all-conference nod after being named to the second team a season ago. Civitarese started 17 games in goal for W&L, posting a 0.80 goals-against average and an 0.833 save percentage in 1469:45. His six solo shutouts this year rank second in the ODAC and moved him into fourth place in the W&L record book for career shutouts (14).

A two-year letterwinner, Bayles was one of the three players on the Generals' roster to start every contest. He registered five points on two goals and one assist as a midfielder. Carabasi also earned third-team laurels after playing in 18 games with 17 starts. He helped anchor the Generals' defense that posted a 0.68 goals-against average and 10 shutouts.

Senior forward Corey Sindle from Randolph was named Player of the Year, while Virginia Wesleyan Head Coach Chris Mills was selected for Coach of the Year honors. Rookie of the Year accolades were awarded to VWC first-year forward Kyle Fisher.

W&L ended the 2013 campaign with a 10-3-5 overall record a 7-2-2 conference mark after falling to Randolph, 2-0, in the ODAC Tournament semifinals.

To view the complete Men's Soccer All-ODAC teams, visit the ODAC website here.

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