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Date: May 28, 2004
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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Hagerman, Perini and Murphy Earn Recognition

Senior Joanna Perini

NORFOLK, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) and juniors Lindsay Hagerman (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) and Kitt Murphy (New York, N.Y./Saint Catherines(Va.)) have been named to the CoSIDA College Division At-Large Academic All-District III squad on Friday morning. The team was voted on by members of the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America.

Perini earned first-team honors after carrying a 3.562 grade-point average as a Psychology and Public Policy major. She logged the majority of the minutes in goal for the W&L women's lacrosse team, leading the Generals to a 15-4 overall record, a 7-1 record in the ODAC, their second-straight ODAC championship and their second-straight trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament. The ODAC Women's Lacrosse Player and Scholar-Athlete of the year, Perini ranked in the Top-20 nationally for goals-against average (6.42) and Top-15 nationally in save percentage (.593).

A history major, Hagerman also earned an appointment to the first team after claiming a 3.64 cumulative grade-point average. Playing at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for the W&L women's tennis team, Hagerman led the Generals to their 13th ODAC Championship in the last 14 years and a fourth-place national finish in Division III. After being named the ODAC Women's Tennis Player and Scholar-Athlete of the Year, she earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles. On the season, she claims a 31-5 record in singles and a 29-7 record in doubles.

Murphy rounded out W&L's Academic All-District At-Large selections with an appointment to the second team after claiming a 3.73 cumulative grade-point average. A midfielder for the women's lacrosse team, she was named First-Team All-ODAC this season after notching nine goals, two assists, 23 draw controls and leading W&L with 27 caused turnovers.

The CoSIDA College Division District III At-Large team consists of athletes from Division II and Division III schools in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. With their selections to the all-district First Team, Perini and Hagerman will proceed to the national ballot for consideration for Academic All-America honors.


Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-458-8676