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Date: November 5, 2001
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Senior Defender Joined On First Team By Murphy

SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team placed six players on the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference team in voting by the league's coaches.

Senior sweeper Paul Wallace (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry) was a first team selection for the third time in his career and garnered player of the year honors. Wallace is the first General to earn player of the year honors since defender Mikel Parker won the award following the 1998 season.

Wallace was joined on the first team by junior forward Brad Murphy (Matoloking, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy). Sophomore midfielders Jacob Stoehr (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) and Philip Miller (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) and junior goalkeeper Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) were all named to the second team. Senior defender Rick Schnatz (Darnestown, Md./Quince Orchard) was an honorable mention pick.

Wallace earned the player of the year award after anchoring a General defense which allowed an average of just 1.1 goals per game. Wallace, who started all 17 games this season, tallied six points on two goals and two assists. He scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Hampden-Sydney in the ODAC semifinals.

Murphy, one of the most dangerous forwards in the ODAC, notched 15 points on six goals and three assists this season.

Stoehr makes his first apperance on the All-ODAC squad after leading the Generals with nine goals and 19 points. Miller was named to the second team for the second consecutive season after he produced 13 points on four goals and five assists. Foley, a first team selection last season, compiled a record of 8-3-1 this season, including four shutouts. He made 47 saves and recorded a save percentage of .810.

Schnatz helped spearhead the General defense which allowed just over one goal per game. He also chipped in on the offensive end with one assist.

W&L finished the season with an overall record of 12-4-1 and won the ODAC regular season championship with an 8-1 conference record. The Generals saw their season come to an end on Saturday as they were defeated by Roanoke, 3-2, in the ODAC Championship.




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