Engeland, Hoeh garner First-Team All-ODAC; six Generals recognized

Megan Engeland, Erin Hoeh

FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2018 women's soccer all-conference teams on Wednesday, and Washington and Lee had six players honored, led by senior midfielder Megan Engeland (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) and sophomore midfielder Erin Hoeh (Chesterland, Ohio/West Geauga) on the first team.

Senior forward Caroline Peters (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Latin School), sophomore forward Sydney von Rosenberg (Boerne, Texas/Boerne-Samuel V. Champion) and junior midfielder Caroline Coppinger (Billerica, Mass./Deerfield Academy) were named to the All-ODAC Second Team. Junior defender Kristen Castle (Gambrills, Md./South River) rounded out the all-conference selections with a third team nod.

Engeland earned her second career first team honor and third all-conference award overall after posting 10 goals and seven assists for 27 points on the season. Her 10 goals marked her third straight season with double-digit goals as she ranked fifth in the ODAC in goals and tied for fourth in assists. Her season was highlighted by a hat trick in a 4-2 win at Shenandoah on October 5, followed by her first career multi-assist game in a 3-0 win over Eastern Mennonite on October 27. Engeland finished her career with 37 goals, tied for sixth most in program history, and 84 points, good for eighth most.

Hoeh received her first career All-ODAC honor after scoring a goal and notching a pair of assists in 15 games and 13 starts in 2018. Her lone goal of the season came in a 3-2 loss to Virginia Wesleyan on October 13, with her assists coming in a 2-1 win at St. Mary's (Md.) on September 23 in the 4-2 win at Shenandoah.

For the third time in her career, Peters garnered All-ODAC recognition after being named to the first team in 2016 and the second team in 2015. Peters totaled nine points on the season on the strength of four goals and an assist. She tallied a season-high three points (one goal, one assist) to lead the Generals to a 3-0 win at Guilford on October 3 and scored in back-to-back wins over Ferrum and Eastern Mennonite during the final week of the season. Peters closed her career with 58 points on 22 goals and 14 assist in 67 career appearances.

Von Rosenberg enjoyed a breakout sophomore campaign to land on the All-ODAC Second Team. She finished second on the team in goals (9) and also contributed four assists on the season as well. She tallied three two-goal games in 2018 and had a run of four straight games with at least one point, including a three-game stretch with at least one assist in each appearance. She appeared in 16 games for the Blue & White, with 15 starts.

Coppinger closes the list of Generals named to the second team with her second straight appearance on the second team. The junior appeared in 16 games during the season with 13 starts and helped the offense produce 2.44 goals per game on the season. In addition, Coppinger was one of the defensive anchors, helping the W&L defensive unit post a 1.20 goals-against average for the season.

Castle appeared in and started 14 games for W&L in landing on the third team, her first All-ODAC accolade. Castle was a strong presence on the Generals' defense, helping the team to six shutouts on the season, allowing just 1.25 goals per game.

The Generals posted a 9-5-2 overall record in 2018, with a 6-3-1 mark in the ODAC, and fell to No. 24 and third-seeded Lynchburg in the ODAC quarterfinals, 2-1, in double-overtime.

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