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Date: May 2, 2002
Contact: Greg Murphy (540) 463-8674
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Four Generals Earn First Team Honors

Senior defender Eloise Priest

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference women's lacrosse team on Thursday afternoon and Washington and Lee claimed five players on the team.

Senior defenders Eloise Priest (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephens-St. Agnes) and Julie Carskadon (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown), junior defender Sarah Janowitz (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) and junior attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) were all earned First Team All-ODAC honors, while sophomore attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) garnered Second Team All-ODAC accolades.

Priest was named to the first team for the third consecutive season after anchoring the W&L defense which allowed 7.13 goals per game. Priest, who has picked up 32 ground balls and caused a team-high 38 turnovers, also scored one goal. She is a Preseason First Team All-America pick.

Carskadon was selected to the all-conference team for the first time in her career after scoring 13 goals and dishing out four assists. She leads the Generals with 71 ground balls and has caused 30 turnovers.

Janowitz earned first team honors after being a Second Team All-ODAC pick last season. Like Priest, she has been an integral part of the W&L defense which has allowed just 7.13 goals per contest. She has also amassed 48 ground balls and caused 36 turnovers.

Bogart was named to the All-ODAC First Team for the first time in her career after being a second team pick as a freshman. She was W&L's top scorer with 58 points on 16 goals and 42 assists. Bogart's 42 assists also shattered the W&L single-season record of 30 which she set as a freshman. Her 93 career assists are also a W&L record.

Taffe garnered all-conference honors for the first time in her career after scoring 37 goals and registering nine assists. Her 46 points currently rank second on the squad.

Randolph-Macon senior midfielder Erin Reidy was named the ODAC Player of the Year, while Roanoke's Stephanie Calabrese earned Freshman of the Year honors. Virginia Wesleyan Head Coach Michelle Burt was selected as the Coach of the Year.

The Generals, currently 11-5 overall, conclude their regular season at 12:00 pm on Saturday afternoon when they host Longwood, the top-ranked team in Division II.



Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-463-8670