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Date: November 12, 2002
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 463-8676
Release: Upon Receipt

Orrison Named ODAC Coach of the Year

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team claimed two members on the All-ODAC squad in addition to the ODAC Coach of the Year.

Sophomore midfielder Kitt Murphy (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) was named to the First Team All-ODAC squad, while junior midfielder Maitena Moure (Mar Del Plata, Argentina/Holy Trinity) was named Second Team All-ODAC. Junior forward Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and freshman defender Katharine Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) were both placed on the honorable mention squad, while Second-year Head Coach Wendy Orrison was named the Coach of the Year.

Murphy started all 19 games and led the team in scoring with 18 points on five goals and a team-high eight assists. Murphy was named to the Honorable Mention All-ODAC squad in 2001.

Moure also started all 19 games, and was second on the team with five assists. She also recorded four goals for a career-high 13 points.

Taffe played in 18 games with 16 starts, tallying 16 points on six goals and one assist. Taffe earned Second Team All-ODAC honors last season.

Lester played in all 19 games with nine starts. She assisted on one goal and helped spearhead a W&L defense which allowed an average of just 1.72 goals per game.

Orrison garnered the ODAC Coach of the Year award after leading the Generals to a 10-9 overall record, 6-3 in the ODAC. Orrison guided W&L to an ODAC Tournament semifinal berth after leading the program to a 3-10 overall mark in 2001, its first full varsity season in the ODAC.


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