Date: May 22, 2001
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 463-8676
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LEXINGTON, Va. -- Seniors Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) and Lauren Harris (Cincinnati, Ohio/Indian Hill) headed the list of honorees at the annual Washington and Lee University Athletic Awards Ceremony on May 22 at W&L's Lee Chapel. Dugan and Harris were named the Pres Brown Outstanding Senior Male and Female athletes, respectively.

Dugan was a four-year letterwinner in men's lacrosse for the Generals. As an attackman, he re-wrote the W&L record books, setting new career marks for points (290) and goals (182). He also set the season record for points (87) during the 2000 campaign. His career points total is also the Old Dominion Athletic Conference record. Dugan earned Second Team All-ODAC honors as a freshman and was a first team pick each of his final three seasons, winning the league player of the year title as a sophomore. He also has earned national honors, being named to the Second Team All-America squad as a sophomore and to the First Team squad last season. He was a First Team Preseason All-America selection this season.

Harris was a four-year letterwinner in women's soccer. A goalie, Harris owns a few school records of her own, setting a new mark for career goals-against average (1.00). She also holds the season goals against average record, allowing just 0.72 goals per game as a sophomore in 1998. Her 27 career shutouts are second all-time. During the 2000 season, Harris helped lead the Generals to the ODAC Championship game after posting an .864 save percentage and 1.10 goals-against average. Following the season, she was named First Team All-ODAC, Second Team All-South and Honorable Mention All-State.

In other major awards handed out at the ceremony, senior wrestler Josh Chamberlain (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) received the William McHenry Scholar-Athlete Award. Chamberlain carries a 3.882 grade-point average while majoring in philosophy. He is a two-time National Wrestling Coaches Association of America Scholar All-American and earned Verizon Academic All-America honors this spring. On the mat, he notched a 62-44 overall record, finishing as the Centennial Conference runner-up as a sophomore at the 149-pound weight class.

Senior David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) was named the recipient of the Wink Glasgow Spirit & Sportsmanship Award. Sigler was a captain for the 2001 baseball team. He has twice earned First Team All-ODAC honors as a pitcher, posting a 21-15 record and 3.62 ERA for his career. He holds school records for strikeouts in a season (77), starts in a season (13), wins in a season (8), innings pitched in a game (13), innings pitched in a season (85.2), innings pitched in a career (256.0), complete games in a season (9), complete games in a career (26) and shutouts in a season (2).

Men's soccer player Phil Miller (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) and field hockey/lacrosse player Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) were named the Outstanding Freshman Male and Female Athletes of the Year. Miller was named the ODAC Co-Rookie of the Year and Second Team All-ODAC after starting every game and scoring 23 points on nine goals and five assists. Taffe started every game for both teams, leading the field hockey team in scoring with seven points on three goals and one assist. In lacrosse, she was fourth in scoring with 45 points on 31 goals and 14 assists.

Pat Lyles, wife of club sports coordinator and former coach Joe Lyles, was honored with the R.E. "Chub" Yeakel Memorial Service Award for her support of Washington and Lee athletics over the years. Senior Brendan Harrington received the Lefty Newell Memorial Award for his contributions to the W&L athletics program via WLUR's sports broadcasts, while junior wrestler Ezra Morse (Central Point, Ore./Crater) received the Richard Miller Physical Education Scholarship.


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