Anderson and Tucker Earn IWLCA First Team All-America Honors

Caitlin Anderson '20 and Haley Tucker '19

GRAND LAKE, Colo. — The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced its 2019 Division III All-America teams on Monday evening, and Washington and Lee had two players recognized on the first team.

Senior attacker Haley Tucker (Manakin-Sabot, Va./St. Catherine's) and junior defender Caitlin Anderson (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) each earned a spot on the first team. This is Tucker's second time on the first team, and this marks Anderson's first All-America laurel. This is also just the third time in program history the Generals have had two players on the first team in a single season.

The ODAC Offensive Player of the Year and a first team all-region recipient, Tucker totaled an ODAC-high 69 goals this season, 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 years. 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). Tucker is now the second player in program history to earn First Team All-America accolades in two seasons.

Anderson started 19 games for the Blue and White, 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, a First Team All-Region award winner and the conference's Defensive Player of the Year, 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, which was the top mark in the conference.

The Generals finished the season 18-3 overall, falling to Wesleyan (Conn.) in the NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinals on May 18, 13-7. W&L ended the year ranked eighth in the IWLCA National Poll.

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