GRAND LAKE, Colo. — The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) released its 2019 Division III all-region teams on Monday, and second-ranked Washington and Lee had five players honored from the Chesapeake Region.
Senior attacker Haley Tucker (Manakin-Sabot, Va./St. Catherine's), junior defender Caitlin Anderson (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) and first-year attacker Katherine Faria (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) all made the first team, and senior midfielder Brianna Hayes (Commack, N.Y./St. Anthony's) and sophomore attacker Landon Shelley (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) were selected to the second team.
The ODAC Offensive Player of the Year and a first team all-conference recipient, Tucker totaled an ODAC-high 69 goals, to go with 17 assists and 86 points (second in the ODAC). The goals and points totals are both the second-most in a single-season in W&L history. She also had 90 draw controls (third in the ODAC), 21 ground balls and 17 caused turnovers. The 90 draw controls are the fourth-most in a single-season in program history
Early in the season, Tucker broke the W&L career draw controls record and finished with 251 over her four seasons. She notched 136 goals in her career, which are the fifth-most in program history. She also ended her four seasons with 172 points (10th-most in program history). This is her third all-region honor and the second time she made the first team.
This marks the first all-region honor for Anderson. She started 19 games, leading the team in caused turnovers (23) and ground balls (38). She had 72 draw controls, which tied for the seventh-most in a single-season in program history.
A First Team All-ODAC honoree and the conference's Defensive Player of the Year this season, Anderson pushed her career draw control total to 112, which is the seventh-most in program history. She led a defense that registered a 7.54 goals-against average.
Faria had one of the most successful rookie seasons in program history for an attacker. She set the W&L rookie records for goals (47) and points (63) in a single season. Her 47 goals are the ninth-most in W&L history and the second-most by a first-year in the ODAC this year.
Faria tallied multiple goals in 14 games this season and added 16 assists. She earned first team all-league honors and was named the ODAC Rookie of the Year.
Shelley finished second in the conference in assists with 53. The 53 assists set the W&L single-season record, breaking the previous mark of 43 set in 2003. Garnering her first all-region honor, she also had 14 goals for 67 total points. The 67 points are tied for the eighth-most in a single-season in program history.
Shelley now has 77 assists in her career, which is the fifth-highest total in program history. She also tied the Generals' single-game assist record this year with six at Lynchburg on April 13.
Earning her first all-region accolade, Hayes totaled a career-best 25 points on 18 goals and seven assists in 20 games (18 starts) this year. She also added 18 ground balls, 20 draw controls and 11 caused turnovers. Hayes registered a career-best three goals in two games this season.
The five all-region honorees are the most for the Blue and White since the team had six during the 2008 season. The three first team citations are the most for W&L since having four in 2017.
The Generals finished the season 18-3 overall, falling to eighth-ranked Wesleyan in the NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinals on Saturday, 13-7.
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