LEXINGTON, Va. – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has honored the Washington and Lee men's lacrosse program as a national statistical leader for the 2019 season.
The Generals finished the year with an .869 man-down defensive percentage, leading all of Division III in that category.
W&L's man-down squad of senior defensemen Paul Callahan (San Rafael, Calif. / Marin Catholic), John Broderick (Manhasset, N.Y. / Chaminade) and Josh Dolan (Marietta, Ga. / Westminster), junior defenseman Stevan Kriss (Versailles, Ky. / Lexington Catholic), senior short-stick middie Walker Brown (Virginia Beach, Va. / Norfolk Academy) and junior short-stick middie Evans Alison (Huntsville, Ala. / Randolph), along with junior long-stick midfielder Conlan O'Hara (Delray Beach, Fla. / St. Andrew's) and sophomore goalkeeper Jack Taylor (Baltimore, Md. / Saint Paul's), allowed just eight extra-man goals in 61 chances during the 2019 campaign.
St. John Fisher finished second among the 240 NCAA Division III men's lacrosse programs with an .862 percentage, allowing eight goals in 58 chances.
As a team, Washington and Lee also finished third overall in scoring defense (6.48 GPG), sixth in clearing percentage (.877), seventh in scoring margin (9.19) and 10th in ground balls (800). The Generals completed the season with a 16-5 overall record and a perfect 10-0 mark in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. W&L went on to win the ODAC Tournament and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament, before falling to fourth-ranked York, 14-12.