FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its athletes of the week for the week ending December 2, and Washington and Lee junior Emily Hageboeck (Charleston, W.Va./George Washington) and sophomore Danny Lynch (Richmond, Va./Trinity Episocpal School) were named the Swimmers of the Week, while first-year guard Megan Horn (Basking Ridge, N.J./The Pingry School) claimed Women’s Basketball Player of the Week laurels.
Hageboeck led the way for W&L in its first-place finish at the W&L Invitational over the weekend, logging three individual wins, while also swimming on three winning relays. Her individual wins came in the 400 individual medley (4:33.77), 100 breaststroke (1:04.73) and 200 butterfly (2:09.44), with her times in each event ranking third, second and seventh, respectively, in school history.
In addition, Hageboeck's performance in the 100 breaststroke broke a pool record and qualified as an NCAA B-cut time. She also swam on the winning 800 freestyle (7:48.19), 200 medley (1:46.71) and 400 medley relays (3:54.45).
Lynch performed strongly for the Generals, helping the team to a first-place finish at the W&L Invitational on Saturday and Sunday. He won the 100 butterfly (51.80), 200 backstroke (1:53.77) and the 500 freestyle (4:47.57), while logging a pool record and a program eighth-best time in the 200 back. Lynch also swam the opening leg on the 200 medley (1:34.47) 400 medley (3:29.45) and 800 freestyle relays (7:08.96) that all finished first, with the 200 medley relay breaking the pool record.
Horn helped the women’s basketball team to a 1-1 record in a pair of ODAC games last week, including an upset of No. 15/21 Emory & Henry, 71-62, on Saturday. She scored a season-high tying 22 points on 7-of-17 from the field in the game, including 5-for-11 from beyond the arc. It was her second straight 22-point game, as she also tallied 22 in a 68-60 loss to Lynchburg at home on Tuesday night. She finished the week with averages of 22.0 points on 44.4-percent shooting (16-for-26), including 42.9-percent on triples (9-for-21). She added 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.0 steals per game on the week.
Both swim teams will return to action on January 12 when they host Roanoke in an ODAC dual meet at 1:00 pm. The women’s basketball team returns to action tonight when it hosts Roanoke at 7:00 pm in a rematch of a November 20 matchup that the Generals claimed in Salem, 79-65.
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