Four W&L Women's Lacrosse Players Garner All-State Accolades

W&L women's lacrosse team celebration
W&L women's lacrosse team celebration

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) released its 2018 College Division All-State Women's Lacrosse team on Monday, and four Washington and Lee players garnered accolades.

Senior attacker Jess Castelo (Red Bank, N.J./Lawrenceville) and senior defender Riley Garcia (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) each made the first team, while junior attacker Cordelia Peters (Larkspur, Calif./Hotchkiss) and sophomore midfielder Dani Murray (Denver, Colo./Kent Denver) earned second team laurels. These marked the first all-state honors for each player.

The 2018 ODAC Offensive Player of the Year and first team all-conference honoree, Castelo started 20 games during her senior campaign. She ranked second on the team with 43 goals and 66 points, while her 23 assists were fourth. Additionally, she picked up 25 ground balls and won 16 draw controls.

A team captain and a 2018 first team all-region selection, Castelo finished her career with 126 career goals, which ranks sixth in program history. She tallied 176 points, which is tied for eighth on the W&L all-time list. Castelo also dished out 50 assists over her four years. In a 24-9 win over Lynchburg this season, she recorded a career-high 11 points on six goals and five assists. Castelo's 11 points are tied for the third-most recorded in a game by a General and are the most since the 1993 season.

A two-time First Team All-ODAC honoree and team captain, Garcia started 20 games for the Generals' defensive unit. She led the team with 39 ground balls and 33 caused turnovers. Garcia registered a season-high five ground balls and four caused turnovers in an 18-5 victory at Bridgewater.

Garcia finished her career with 82 caused turnovers, which ranks ninth in program history. She also picked up 105 ground balls and won 16 draw controls. She garnered first team all-region honors earlier this spring and earned third team all-conference honors during her rookie campaign.

A two-time all-conference honoree, including first team honors this season, Peters appeared in all 21 games with 16 starts. She led the team in goals (48), points (73) and assists (25). Her 73 points this season rank fourth in single-season points in program history, while her 48 goals are seventh in W&L single-season goals. Peters also tallied 15 ground balls and six caused turnovers. She was named second team all-region in 2018.

A First Team All-ODAC and a second team all-region honoree this year, Murray appeared in 19 games in the Generals' midfield. She totaled 48 points on 42 goals and six assists. Her 42 goals ranked third on the squad, while her 48 points were fourth. Murray also won 64 draw controls, which ranked second on the team, while tallying 11 ground balls and five caused turnovers.

Washington and Lee completed the 2018 season with a 16-5 overall record and an 8-0 conference mark. The Generals claimed the program's ninth straight conference title and 19th overall ODAC crown. W&L fell to York (Pa.), 10-3, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

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