FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announced its 2012 Women's Soccer all-conference teams and Washington and Lee had five athletes honored.
Sophomores Katherine Rush (Cornelius, N.C./Providence Day School), Katie Rossi (Wyoming, Del./Caesar Rodney) and Taylor DeVoe (Landenberg, Pa./Kennett) were named to the All-ODAC First Team, while senior Ainsley Daigle (Lafayette, La./Epsicopal School of Acadiana) and junior Alexis Blight (Columbia, Md./McDonough) collected second-team accolades.
Rush saw action in 16 games with 15 starts this season. She registered a team-leading 32 points on 14 goals and four assists and finished fourth in the conference in goals scored. This is the second time in as many years that Rush has garnered first-team honors.
A midfielder, Rossi notched five goals and a team-leading six assists for 16 points as she started all 18 games for the Generals.
DeVoe started in 17 games as a defender, scoring her first points as a General on a goal against Guilford on October 16. She helped the back third record a 0.59 goals-against average, to go along with 10 shutouts.
A team captain, Daigle registered 12 points on five goals and two assists, while appearing in 13 games with 11 starts. During her four years at W&L, she has tallied 20 goals and 13 assists (53 points) in 71 appearances and was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District squad.
A defender, Blight started all 18 contests for W&L and collected 10 points on five goals. On defense, she helped the Generals allow just 11 goals throughout the season and, as the team posted 10 shutouts.
Senior defender Krista Witmer from Virginia Wesleyan was named Player of the Year, while Bridgewater Head Coach Mike Van Horn was selected for Coach of the Year honors. Rookie of the Year accolades were awarded to VWC first-year midfielder Kerry Knauss and teammate Jessica Edelman was tabbed as the ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
W&L ended the 2012 campaign with a 14-3-1 overall record and a 10-1-1 conference mark after falling to Shenandoah, 3-2, in double-overtime in the ODAC Tournament quarterfinal round.
To view the complete Women's Soccer All-ODAC team, visit the ODAC website here.
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