W&L FIELD HOCKEY TIES FOR FOURTH IN ODAC PRESEASON
Va. -- In just its second season competing in the ODAC, the Washington
and Lee field hockey team tied for fourth in the ODAC Preseason Field
Hockey Coaches' Poll, which was released Monday morning.
Defending ODAC champ Lynchburg holds the top spot, having
collected six first-place votes. They are followed by Roanoke (two first-place
votes), Eastern Mennonite (one first-place vote), Randolph-Macon and Washington
and Lee, Virginia Wesleyan, Bridgewater, Sweet Briar, Randolph-Macon Woman's
Last year, a young Generals squad completed its first full
season at the varsity level, posting a 3-10 mark overall (2-7 ODAC). However,
their record belies their competitiveness -- seven of their losses were
by just one goal.
The Generals returning players are highlighted by Second
Team All-ODAC selection and junior team captain, forward Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville,
Va./Albemarle). Also back after earning recognition as an Honorable Mention
All-ODAC performer is sophomore midfielder Kitt Murphy (Richmond, Va./St.
W&L kicks off its season on the road at Mary Baldwin on Wed., Sept. 11 at 5:00 pm. Its home opener is Wed., Sept. 18 against Hollins.
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