Three Generals Named ODAC Player of the Week

Three Generals Named ODAC Player of the Week

FOREST, Va. – Three Washington and Lee athletes were selected on Monday as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Player of the Week for the week ending March 4.

Junior Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) was chosen as the men's lacrosse player of the week, while first-years Taylor Shamshiri (Austin, Texas/ATA College Prep) and Sonja Meighan (McLean, Va./Flint Hill) were picked the players of the week for men's and women's tennis.

Means garnered the award after helping lead the Generals to an 11-10 win over Washington College on Saturday.  The attackman totaled a team-best four goals on five shots and assisted on another goal, to go along with three groundballs.  With the score tied 9-9 in the final quarter, Means scored with 6:28 remaining and then assisted on the game-winner just 58 seconds later as the Generals defeated the Shoremen for the fourth straight time.

For the year, Means leads the team in scoring with 12 points on eight goals and four assists as the Generals have surged out to a 3-1 start to the season.

Shamshiri played a large role in the W&L men's tennis team finishing with a 5-0 record during the week, with each win coming against a conference opponent.  He notched a 4-0 singles record while playing Nos. 1-2 singles and went 3-1 at Nos. 1-2 doubles.

Shamshiri has recorded a 10-7 singles record and a 9-7 doubles record for the Generals, who are 7-3 overall and 6-0 in conference play.

Meighan served as a catalyst for the women's tennis team's 7-0 record over the weekend and helped the Generals claim the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Indoor National Championship at DePauw University.

Meighan went 3-0 at No. 1 singles and 2-1 at No. 2 doubles as W&L defeated 11th-ranked Johns Hopkins, 16th-ranked DePauw and 13th-ranked Carnegie Mellon to improve to 8-2 overall and 5-0 in the ODAC.

For the year, Meighan is 15-4 in singles and 10-3 in doubles.  She finished fifth in singles play at the ITA Small College Championship during the fall season.

The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Swarthmore for a 3:30 pm contest.  The men's tennis team next plays on March 14 at Randolph (4:00 pm) and the women's tennis team will play again on Saturday at Hollins (1:00 pm).