Date: May 2, 2002
Contact: Greg Murphy (540) 463-8674
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W&L LANDS FIVE ON ALL-ODAC WOMEN'S LACROSSE SQUAD
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.
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