Priest Becomes W&L's Seventh First Team Selection In History
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Washington and Lee women's lacrosse junior defender Eloise Priest (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephens-St.Agnes) and senior attacker Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) were named to the 2001 Brine/Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-American team on Monday afternoon.
Priest became the first General named to the first team since Whitney Parker was honored in 1998, the seventh overall in school history. Priest 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.
Borges earned second team honors by leading W&L's offense, which ranks 19th in Division III in scoring, with 45 goals and 14 assists for 59 points. She has scored 105 goals and added 41 assists for 146 career points which is fourth all-time at Washington and Lee. She also leads the team with 98 shots and has collected 48 ground balls. Earlier this year, Borges earned First Team All-ODAC and All-South honors and landed a spot on the ODAC All-Tournament Team after firing in two goals during a 6-2 victory over Lynchburg in the ODAC Championship.
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. Priest and Borges joined Roanoke's Kylie Wernert, who was named to the third team, as the only ODAC players on the three squads.