November 2, 2009

W&L's Deisher and Espina Named to Academic All-District Team

LEXINGTON, Va. – Washington and Lee sophomores Heather Deisher (Cape Girardeau, Mo./Cape Central) and Allie Espina (Gaithersburg, Md./Good Counsel) have been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-District III Women's Soccer team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).  Both Deisher and Espina were third team honorees.
 
A biology major, Deisher was recognized as a W&L and ODAC Scholar-Athlete last year during her first season with the Generals. She is a member of the Generals’ defense  that has allowed just 0.44 goals per game this season, including posting 14 shutouts.
 
Espina, also a biology major, received W&L and ODAC Scholar-Athlete honors last season as a first-year. She currently leads the team in scoring this fall with 24 points on 11 goals and two assists. Espina also finished third on the team in scoring last season, recording 10 goals and three assists.
 
The criteria for the CoSIDA Academic All-District program states that a player must be of sophomore academic standing, be a starter or important reserve, and claim a GPA of at least a 3.30 on a 4.0 scale. Washington and Lee is a member of District III, which includes players from small colleges in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

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