W&L CLAIMS SIX ON ALL-ODAC MEN'S LACROSSE TEAM
SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced
its all-conference men's lacrosse team on Thursday afternoon. Washington
and Lee claimed six players on the first, second or honorable mention
Junior defenseman Lawson Grumbine (Owings Mills, Md./Gilman),
junior midfielder Dustin Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius),
junior goalie Ansel Sanders (Weems, Va./Woodberry Forest) and senior defenseman
Noah Weber (Yorktown, N.Y./Yorktown) were all placed on the first team.
Senior defenseman Matt Conners (Burke, Va./Robinson) was named to the
second team, while senior midfielder Tommy Melanson (Baltimore, Md./Loyola)
and sophomore attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport) received
the nod for the honorable mention team.
Roanoke senior attackman Andy Bonasera and Lynchburg freshman
Scott McAlee was named the Rookie of the Year. The Hornets' Steve Koudelka
was tabbed the ODAC Coach of the Year.
Grumbine earned his first selection to the All-ODAC team
after helping the Generals' defense allow an average of just 5.85 goals
per game, fourth-best in Division III. He has started all 13 games this
Martin also garnered his first selection to the All-ODAC
team. Currently, he is second on the team in scoring with 29 points on
21 goals and eight assists.
Sanders was named to the first team after receiving second
team honors a year ago. A preseason Honorable Mention All-American, Sanders
has posted a .612 save percentage and 5.82 goals-against average, a total
which ranks fifth in Division III.
Weber also earned his first all-conference selection after
starting all 13 games on defense. Like Grumbine, he was a major factor
in the Generals' allowing just 5.85 goals per game.
Conners earned second team honors after receiving First
Team All-ODAC and Third Team All-America honors a year ago. He too has
helped contribute to W&L's defensive efforts.
Melanson received honorable mention honors after earning
second team laurels in 2002 and first team accolades in 2001. An Honorable
Mention All-American a year ago and preseason First Team All-America selection,
Melanson has notched eight goals and one assist while winning 57.7 percent
(120-of 208) of his faceoffs.
Molinelli was also named to the Honorable Mention All-ODAC
team after recording 15 goals and 12 assists.
Washington and Lee (9-4) hosts Limestone in its regular
season finale on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm. The Generals will wait
to see if they receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament
on Sunday evening.
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