W&L Women's Soccer Places Two on All-ODAC Squad
FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its all-conference women's soccer team on Tuesday afternoon and Washington and Lee had two players receive second team honors.
Junior defenders Heather Deisher (Cape Girardeau, Mo./Cape Central) and Kat Lawson (White Post, Va./Clarke County) were named to the squad after helping the Generals post 10 shutouts and a 0.64 goals-against average for the season, which was the second-best mark in the conference.
Deisher, a three-year letterwinner, started all 18 contests for W&L during her junior campaign and earned All-ODAC honors for the first time in her career.
Lawson also started all 18 games for the Generals in the backfield and recorded an assist during the regular-season finale at Randolph (10/26). In her second season at W&L, Lawson garnered All-ODAC honors for the second time after taking home first-team accolades last season, in addition to NSCAA First Team All-America, NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region and Second Team VaSID College Division All-State honors.
Lynchburg College swept all four major awards, with senior forward Betsy Kwiatkowski earning ODAC Player of the Year accolades while head coach Dr. Todd Olsen secured the ODAC Coach of the Year award. Defender Tori Dott was tabbed the ODAC Rookie of the Year, and senior Lauren Hammond was selected as the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete.
W&L concluded its 2010 campaign with a 10-6-2 overall record, and advanced to the semifinals of the ODAC Tournament before falling to Lynchburg College.