W&L LACROSSE CLAIMS THREE PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS
TOWSON, Md. -- The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team
placed three players on the Inside Lacrosse/Face-off Yearbook Preseason
Division III All-America team.
Senior midfielder Tom Melanson (Baltimore, Md./Loyola) and
senior defenseman Matt Conners (Burke, Va./Robinson) both were named to
the First Team All-America squad, while junior goalie Ansel Sanders (Weems,
Va./Woodberry Forest) was named to the honorable mention team.
Melanson earned his honor as a face-off specialist after
winning nearly 62 percent (172-108) last season, while also adding eight
goals and one assist. Following the season, Melanson garnered Honorable
Mention USILA All-America honors.
Conners was named First Team All-America as a long-stick
midfielder after earning Third Team USILA All-America honors last season.
He was a major factor is the Generals' defense finishing second in the
country in goals-against average (6.11) last season.
Sanders was named to the honorable mention squad after earning
Second Team All-ODAC laurels last season. Sanders started all 18 games
in goal, finishing third in Division III with a 6.09 goals-against average.
He also posted a .601 save percentage between the pipes.
Washington and Lee returns eight starters and 29 lettermen from last season's squad which went 14-4 overall. The Generals won the ODAC Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Semifinals before falling to eventual runner-up, Gettysburg.
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