May 21, 2014

W&L's Klein and Stone Earn IWLCA All-America Honors

GRAND LAKE, Colo. – Washington and Lee senior women's lacrosse players Margaret Klein (North Andover, Mass. / Brooks) and Leanne Stone (Darien, Conn. / Darien) have been selected to the 2014 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III All-America team.

Both were chosen for Third Team All-America honors, with Klein earning her first All-America accolade and Stone garnering her second-consecutive honor after being named to the third team last season.

The 2014 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Player of the Year, Klein registered a team-leading 51 goals and nine assists this season. She finished tied for first on the team with 60 points, and also amassed 22 ground balls and 20 draw controls, to go along with her 11 caused turnovers. During her time as a General, Klein has seen action in 79 games with 72 starts, and has tallied 147 goals and 31 assists for 178 points, 53 draw controls, 66 ground balls and 25 caused turnovers. She finished her career ranked fourth all-time at W&L for career goals and eighth for career points, and was also named to the ODAC All-Tournament Team, First Team All-ODAC and First Team All-Chesapeake Region earlier this season.

Stone earned her second consecutive All-America selection after being named to the third team as a junior. W&L's defense ranked 18th in the nation and first in the ODAC in scoring defense, allowing just 7.55 goals per game this season. Stone anchored the back line and led the team in both ground balls (58) and caused turnovers (43). She has made an appearance in 78 games with 75 starts over her four years as a General, and has tallied 194 ground balls and 122 caused turnovers. Earlier this season, she was named to the ODAC All-Tournament Team, First Team All-ODAC and First Team All-Chesapeake Region.

The Generals ended their season with a 17-3 overall record, which tied the program record for wins in a season. W&L captured its 15th conference championship and made its 14th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. W&L made it to the regional round for just the sixth time in program history, before falling to TCNJ, 13-7.

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