Date: May 21, 2001
Contact: Scott McGuinness (540) 463-8674
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Priest Also Named to All-America Squad

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Washington and Lee women's lacrosse junior defender Eloise Priest (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephens-St.Agnes) earned a second team selection and freshman goalie Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) garnered honorable-mention status on the 2001 USLacrosse All-American team on Wednesday afternoon. Priest also earned a second team selection to the All-America squad.

Priest picked up the two second team selections after being named to the Brine/IWLCA First Team All-America squad. She spearheaded a defense that led the ODAC and was sixth in Division III, allowing only 6.09 goals per game. She caused a team-high 44 turnovers on the season. Priest was also a First-Team All-ODAC and All-South selection for the second straight year and was named to the ODAC All-Tournament Team.

Perini earned an honorable-mention selection after being one of the top netminders in Division III this season. She finished the season with the fourth-lowest goals against average in the nation (6.05) and the seventh-best save percentage (.633). She also topped the ODAC in both categories, while starting all 19 contests for the Generals. Perini earned ODAC All-Tournament honors after allowing just 10 goals in 156 minutes of action during the tournament.

Washington and Lee finished its season with a record of 15-4, the best in school history. The Generals won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship and qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the third time in W&L history.

-- GENERALS -- Division III All-America Team
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