GENEVA, N.Y. -- On Monday afternoon, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) announced its 2001 Scholar All-America team and Washington and Lee claimed four players on the 31-player list.
Senior midfielders Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) and Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall), senior goalie Wes Hays (Pasadena, Md./Loyola), and senior defenseman Pete Iwancio (Baltimore, Md./Loyola) all earned Scholar All-America honors.
The award recognizes senior lacrosse players that have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher and have been named to one All-America team or have been chosen to participate in the North-South Senior All-Star game. The players, from Division I, II and III schools, will be honored at the annual Lacrosse All-American dinner on June 8, at 7:00 pm, in Albany, N.Y.
Hackney, an economics major, was named First Team All-ODAC, ODAC Player of the Year and First Team All-America earlier this season after scoring 50 points on 37 goals and 13 assists. He will participate in the USILA North-South All-Star game.
Norton, also an economics major, earned First Team All-ODAC and Third Team All-America honors in 2001 after tallying 24 goals and 18 assists.
Hays, an economics major as well, earned Second Team All-ODAC and Third Team All-America honors after leading Division III in goals-against average (4.91 gpg) and placing 17th in save percentage (.647). He, too, will play in the North-South game.
Iwancio, an accounting major, helped spearhead a W&L defense that was tops in Division III, allowing an average of just 4.87 goals per game. He earned First Team All-ODAC and First Team All-America honors this season.
Washington and Lee finished the 2001 season with a 14-1 overall record, 5-1 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The Generals were ranked third in the final USILA Division III poll.