W&L's Mathews and Megargel Earn IWLCA All-America Honors

W&L's Mathews and Megargel Earn IWLCA All-America Honors

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) recently announced its 2011 Division III All-America teams and Washington and Lee seniors Emmy Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) and Wilton Megargel (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield) were both honored.

Mathews and Megargel became the 26th and 27th players in program history to receive All-America status since 1992, as Mathews was named to the second team and Megargel garnered third-team honors.

A midfielder, Mathews appeared in 18 of the Generals' 20 contests this season with 17 starts. She finished the season leading the team in points (76), goals (60), assists (16) and free-position goals (15). She also ranked second in ground balls (30) and caused turnovers (19), and third in draw controls (36). This season, Mathews was named the ODAC Player of the Year and the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year, in addition to garnering first team all-conference honors for the third time in her career. She also collected First Team IWLCA All-Chesapeake Region honors for the third-consecutive season. Recognized as the W&L Outstanding Senior Female Athlete this spring, she concluded her career ranked third in career goals (161) and fifth in career points (199) in W&L program history.

Megargel, who earned first team all-region and all-conference honors this season, appeared in 19 contests as an attacker. She concluded the season second on the team in points (68), goals (53) and assists (15), and also collected seven ground balls, seven caused turnovers and six draw controls. She ended her four seasons at W&L ranked seventh all-time in goals (120) while also registering 144 points.

Mathews and Megargel will join 46 additional honorees from across the country at the IWLCA All-American banquet on June 11 at the Crowne Plaza Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa., to receive their awards.

Washington and Lee concluded the 2011 season with a 15-5 overall record and a 9-0 conference mark while collecting its 12th ODAC title. The squad earned its first NCAA Tournament victory since 2007 with a win over Christopher Newport  (15-6) in the first round. W&L then fell to Salisbury, 13-12, in the second round.