W&L PLACES SEVEN ON ALL-ODAC FOOTBALL TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced
its all-conference football team on Thursday afternoon and Washington
and Lee had seven players honored.
Senior offensive lineman Mat Rapoza (Kill Devil Hills, N.C./Manteo),
senior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights)
and junior linebacker Ben Krasnoff (Towson, Md./Towson) were all placed
on the first team, while junior defensive lineman Brian Becker (Vienna,
Va./Gonzaga) and junior offensive lineman Scott Kucinski (Erie, Pa./Cathedral
Prep) were tabbed as second team members. Junior defensive back Ted Maffitt
(Houston, Texas/Episcopal) and sophomore wide receiver Taylor Callaham
(Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh) were honorable mention picks.
Krasnoff earned a first team selection after garnering honorable
mention honors a year ago. He led the ODAC with 94 tackles and led the
team with 16 tackles for a loss despite missing the season-opener with
an injury. He also posted two sacks, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble.
Becker was named to the second team for the third straight
season. He led the team with 4.5 sacks and amassed 43 total stops. Kucinski,
a first team selection last season, teamed with Rapoza to allow just 12
sacks all season.
Maffitt earned honorable mention honors for the second straight
season. He was second on the team and third in the conference with 89
total tackles. He led the team with four interceptions and also recorded
Callaham had a breakout year in 2002, recording team-highs
in catches (36), yards (499) and touchdowns (6). His six touchdown catches
were just two shy of a school record.
Bridgewater junior linebacker Jermaine Taylor was named
the ODAC Player of the Year, while Randolph-Macon's Clay Muench was named
the Rookie of the Year. Bridgewater's Mike Clark was chosen as the Coach
of the Year.
Washington and Lee finished the 2002 season with a 5-5 overall
record, 3-3 in the ODAC. The Generals finished third in the conference
behind second-ranked Bridgewater and Hampden-Sydney.
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