Nine Generals Earn All-ODAC Honors in Football

Mitch Hornsby

FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2018 all-conference football team on Tuesday and Washington and Lee boasted nine selections, including three first team honorees.

Senior offensive lineman Mitch Hornsby (Loganville, Ga. / Archer), senior defensive back Thomas Freeland (Franklin, Tenn. / Ensworth) and junior punter Bo Sheridan (Charlotte, N.C. / Woodberry Forest) were all named to the first team, with Hornsby earning a repeat selection. 

Junior offensive lineman Sean Clark (Washington, D.C. / Georgetown Prep), junior linebacker Will Corry (Watkinsville, Ga. / Athens Academy), sophomore running back Josh Breece (Lorton, Va. / Stone Bridge) and sophomore defensive lineman Andrew Frailer (Bel Air, Md. / McDonogh) were all named to the second team, while junior defensive lineman Phil Davis (Peachtree Corners, Ga. / Norcross) and sophomore placekicker Jarrett Wright (Charlotte, N.C. / Ardrey Kell) were both tabbed to the third team.

Hornsby started every game at tackle across his final three seasons, helping the Generals rank among the best rushing offenses in Division III throughout his career.  In 2018, W&L ranked fifth in Division III with an average of 292.7 rushing yards per game.

Freeland earned his first career all-conference laurel, garnering first team recognition after posting 44 tackles and four pass breakups this fall.  He finished his career with 213 tackles, 16 pass breakups and seven interceptions.

Sheridan also picked up his first all-conference award, becoming the first W&L punter to earn first team All-ODAC accolades since Bob Ehret went back-to-back in 1991 and 1992.  Sheridan punted 39 times for a 39.2 average with a long of 51 yards.  He placed 11 punts inside the 20-yardline with just three touchbacks.  He also forced 10 fair catches.

Clark was named to the second team after posting third team laurels a season ago.  A starter at tackle each of the last two seasons, he earned Google Cloud First Team Academic All-District honors earlier this season.

Corry enjoyed his most productive season in a W&L uniform, leading the team with 63 tackles and ranking first in the league in tackles for a loss (15) and second in sacks (7).  He also had two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup.

Breece followed up the best season ever by an ODAC running back in his rookie campaign with another solid season in 2018.  He carried 205 times for 1,119 yards and nine touchdowns.  His yardage total was the eighth-best in school history and his 2,944 career rushing yards already rank sixth all-time at W&L.

Frailer earned second team laurels for the second straight year, after totaling 26 tackles and ranking fifth in the ODAC with 4.0 sacks.

Davis was a repeat selection on the third team after posting 26 tackles and a half sack this season.  As a whole, the Generals' defense led the league in scoring defense (24.7 ppg) and was second in yards allowed (365.1 ypg).

Wright earned his first all-conference award after ranking second on the team in scoring with 45 points.  He drilled 7-of-9 field goals with a long of 31 yards.  He also hit 24-of-28 PAT attempts.

Shenandoah senior quarterback Hayden Bauserman received the J. Stokeley Fulton Offensive Player of the Year Award, while Bridgewater junior linebacker Re'Shaun Myers was tabbed for the Lou Wacker Defensive Player of the Year Award.  Randolph-Macon junior quarterback Burke Estes was named the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Hampden-Sydney running back Kaleb Smith was honored as the ODAC Rookie of the Year.  R-MC's Pedro Arruza claimed the ODAC Coach of the Year Award.

Washington and Lee finished the 2018 season with a 5-4 overall record and a 3-4 mark in league play.

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