DANVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) released its 2018 College Division All-State Men's Soccer teams on Tuesday, and Washington and Lee had three players recognized, led by senior midfielder Dylan Ritch (Mint Hill, N.C./Independence) who garnered first team laurels.
Joining Ritch on the All-State teams were junior defender Oliver Dolberg (Clovis, Calif./Floyd B. Buchanan) and first-year defender Jack Rawlins (Springfield, Va./Lake Braddock Secondary), who earned second team honors.
Ritch makes the All-State First Team for the second time in his career after he led the Generals' offense in 2018 with 14 goals and a program-record 10 assists for a total of 38 points to win his second ODAC Player of the Year award. He led the ODAC in all three categories and also ranked in the Top 40 in all three categories in Division III. Ritch's season was highlighted by a seven-game goal streak during the team's nine-game winning streak, on the way to winning the ODAC Championship.
Dolberg appears on the All-State First Team for the third consecutive season after totaling three goals in 15 games, with 14 starts. He scored once in an 8-0 win over Emory & Henry before scoring the tying goal in the Generals' 2-1 win over Hampden-Sydney. His third goal of the season went as the game-winner in W&L's 4-0 win over Roanoke in the ODAC Semifinals. Dolberg also earned All-ODAC Second Team honors this season, after claiming first team recognition in each of his first two seasons.
Rawlins earned a spot on the All-State Second Team after turning in a strong rookie campaign that earned his the ODAC Rookie of the Year award. Rawlins played in all 19 games this season, starting 15, and helped anchor a defensive unit the yielded a 0.86 goals-against average and nine shutout, with eight clean sheets in the final nine games of the season. Rawlins also chipped in on the offensive end, scoring twice and assisting once. His first goal came in overtime in the team's 2-1 win over Christopher Newport, while his second goal tied the game against then ninth-ranked Lynchburg in the 88th minute.
The Generals' ODAC Championship win was the fifth in program history, as the team went unbeaten in its final 15 games of the season, a program record. W&L ended the season in the NCAA First Round with a 0-0 draw against Johns Hopkins to conclude with an overall record of 14-3-2 and 9-0-1 in the ODAC to claim the 25th spot in the final D3soccer.com poll of the season.
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