Date: May 13, 2001
Contact: Scott McGuinness (540) 463-8674
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Borges and Priest Named To First Team

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Four members of the Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team have been named to the Brine/IWLCA Women's Lacrosse Divison III South Atlantic Region All-America Team.

Senior attacker Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) and junior defender Eloise Priest (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephens-St.Agnes) were selected to the first team, while freshmen midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) and goalie Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) earned second-team honors.

Borges earned first-team honors by leading W&L's offense, which is ranked 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 was named First Team All-ODAC and earned a spot on the ODAC All-Tournament Team after firing in two goals during a 6-2 victory over Lynchburg in the ODAC Championship.

Priest was named to the first team for the second straight season after spearheading a defense that leads the ODAC and is sixth in Division III, allowing only 6.09 goals per game. Priest caused a team-high 44 turnovers on the season. Priest was also a First-Team All-ODAC selection for the second straight year and was named to the ODAC All-Tournament Team.

Wheeler earned second-team laurels in her freshman season after tallying 35 goals and 11 assists for 46 points, third on the team. She is also third in shots (79) and draw controls (20) and fourth on the squad in turnovers caused (27). She too was named First Team All-ODAC and to the ODAC All-Tournament Team after scoring four goals in each of W&L's three tournament contests.

Perini lands a second-team 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.


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