W&L's Colby and Daigle Selected For Academic All-District Honors

GREENWOOD, Ind. – The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released its 2012 Capital One Academic All-District Men's and Women's Soccer squads on Thursday and Washington and Lee had two players selected to the District 5 team in the Division III category.

Sophomore Zach Colby (Prairie Village, Kan./Shawnee Mission East) and senior Ainsley Daigle (Lafayette, La./Episcopal School of Acadiana) were both tabbed on the all-district team and will go onto the national ballot where they will have a chance at earning Academic All-America honors.

An undeclared major, Colby led the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in both goals (13) and points (27), while appearing in all 18 games with eight starts as a forward. He finished the year ranked fifth in the W&L record books for goals in a season and tied for eighth for points in a season.

The men's soccer team ended its 2012 campaign with an 11-4-3 overall record after tying Virginia Wesleyan, 1-1, in the ODAC Tournament semifinal match. VWC advanced to the championships on penalty kicks, 3-1.

A math and economics double-major, Daigle entered the field in 13 games with 11 starts as a midfielder this season. She registered 12 points on five goals and two assists, and helped the defense record just a 0.59 goals-against average and claim 10 shutouts. During her four years, Daigle has collected 20 goals and 13 assists (53 points) in 71 appearances and was named a Second Team All-ODAC selection as a first-year.

The women's soccer team finished the 2012 season with a 14-3-1 overall record after advancing to the ODAC Tournament quarterfinals and falling to Shenandoah, 2-1, in double-overtime.

The criteria for the Capital One 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 3.30 on a 4.0 scale. Washington and Lee is a member of District 5, which includes players from small colleges in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

 

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