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Date: April 9, 2003
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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Lisa Dowling Costello, Jim Lewis and John Morris To Be Inducted

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee has announced the 16th class that will be inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held on campus on Fri., Oct. 10, 2003. The group will also be honored prior to the Generals' football game against Catholic University on Saturday, Oct. 11. This year's class includes Lisa Dowling Costello '93, Jim Lewis '58 and John Morris '90.

Lisa Dowling Costello '93 was a four-year starter for the women's lacrosse team, serving as team captain during her senior season. Dowling Costello twice earned First Team All-ODAC honors en route to being named the ODAC Player of the Year and First Team All-American following her senior season. That year, she led the nation in scoring with a school-record 107 points on a school-record 81 goals and 26 assists. Dowling Costello also continues to hold W&L records for points in a game (12), career goals (170) and career points (230). Dowling Costello helped lead the Generals to the ODAC title her final two seasons, advancing to the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals as a senior. Dowling Costello will be the second woman inducted into the W&L Athletic Hall of Fame, joining Elizabeth Miles Mitzlaff '89, who gained induction in 1999.

Jim Lewis '58 was a four-year letterwinner in both lacrosse and football, serving as team captain for both sports as a senior. As a goalie in lacrosse, Lewis was a three-time All-America selection, including a First Team honoree as a senior. That season, Lewis was presented with the C. Markland Kelly Award as the nation's outstanding senior goalie. He was also presented with the Wheelwright Memorial Lacrosse Trophy as the team MVP. As an end in football, Lewis led the team in receiving his senior season with 15 receptions for 309 yards and three touchdowns. For his career, he caught 25 passes for 403 yards and four touchdowns.

John Morris '90 was a four-year letterwinner for the men's tennis team, serving as team captain as a senior. Morris earned All-ODAC honors in singles and doubles each of his four seasons, claiming the No. 1 ODAC singles and doubles brackets as a junior and senior. On the national level, Morris claimed All-America honors twice in singles and three times in doubles. As a junior, he won the NCAA singles championship and teamed with Bobby Matthews to win the NCAA doubles championship. He then teamed with Bill Meadows as a senior to win the NCAA doubles crown for a second straight season. His three individual titles tied the NCAA record. As a sophomore, Morris helped lead W&L to the 1988 Division III National Championship.

The Washington and Lee University Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1987 by the W&L Alumni Association. The Hall of Fame was designed to honor and memorialize those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Washington and Lee athletics and have helped bring recognition, honor, excellence and distinction to the University and its intercollegiate athletic program.


Contact: Brian Laubscher
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Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-463-8670