SULLIVAN AND RAPOZA CHOSEN TO PLAY IN EAST COAST BOWL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior football players
Mat Rapoza (Kill Devil Hills, N.C./Manteo) and Chris Sullivan (San Antonio,
Texas/Alamo Heights) have been chosen to play in the Second Annual City
of Petersburg East Coast Bowl on Sat., Nov. 30 at Historic Cameron Field
in Petersburg, Va.
The game features draft eligable players from NCAA Division
II and III schools in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware. A total of 35 players
were chosen for a North squad and a South squad which includes Rapoza,
Sullivan and three other ODAC players. All money raised from the game
goes towards a scholarship fund for area high school players planning
on attending a Division II or III school.
A running back, Sullivan earned AP Little All-America honors
last season and is a two-time First Team All-ODAC selection. The Division
III leader in all-purpose yards last season (2,024), he became the first
player in Washington and Lee history to record two, 1000-yard rushing
seasons by amassing 1,123 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground in 2002.
His 175.3 all-purpose yards per game rank 13th nationally. Sullivan completed
his W&L career as the school's all-time leader in rushing yards (3,140)
and all-purpose yards (5,931).
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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Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450