Three Generals Named to IWLCA All-Chesapeake Region Squad

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) recently announced its 2010 Division III women’s lacrosse All-Chesapeake Region teams on Friday and Washington and Lee had three players recognized.

Junior goalkeeper Katharine Farrar (Lexington, Va./Episcopal), senior defender Julia Gotwald (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes) and junior midfielder Emmy Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) were all named to the first team squad.

Farrar, who earned All-Chesapeake Region accolades for the first time in her career, started 18 of the 19 games for the Generals this season. In those contests, she posted a 13-5 record with an 8.61 goals-against average and .473 save percentage. She was also named to the First Team All-ODAC squad, the ODAC women’s lacrosse Player of the Week and the womenslacrosse.com Division III Defensive Player of the Week for the week of April 5.

A first-time All-Chesapeake Region selection, Gotwald started all 19 contest this year, leading the team with 39 draw controls while ranking second on the team with 25 caused turnovers and collecting 29 ground balls. She also earned All-ODAC honors for the first time in her career, as she received first team accolades. A four-year letterwinner and a team captain this season, Gotwald played in 68 games over the course of her career, starting the last three seasons for a defense that has ranked among the nation’s-best all three years.

A two-time All-Chesapeake Region First Team honoree, Mathews played in 18 of the Generals’ 19 contests this season, finishing third on the team in scoring with 41 points off of 31 goals and 10 assists. Additionally, she finished second on the team in draw controls (34), while also collecting 31 ground balls and causing 20 turnovers. Mathews was also named to the First Team All-ODAC squad earlier this season.

The trio is now eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-American teams, which will be announced on May 25.

Washington and Lee concluded the 2010 season with a 14-5 overall record and an 8-0 conference mark while collecting its 11th ODAC title.

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