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Date: December 9, 2003
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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Taffe Earns First-Team Honors

Junior Midfielder Kitt Murphy

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Two members of the Washington and Lee field hockey team were honored as selections to the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) College Division All-State Field Hockey Team, which was announced Tuesday afternoon.

Senior forward Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) was named to the first team while junior midfielder Kitt Murphy (New York, N.Y./Saint Catherines(Va.)) makes her second straight appearance as an Honorable Mention all-state pick.

Taffe, who earned First Team All-ODAC and Second Team All-South Region honors, started all 19 games and finished third in the conference with a school-record 19 goals. Her 38 points were also a W&L season record and placed fifth in the ODAC. Taffe finishes her career as the school record holder for goals in a game (3), goals in a season (19), goals in a career (34), points in a game (6), points in a season (38) and points in a career (72).

Murphy earned an honorable mention laurels after playing in 19 games with 18 starts and earning Second Team All-ODAC honors. She finished the season fourth on the team with 11 points on four goals and three assists.

Washington and Lee ended the year with a 10-9 overall record and a 6-3 mark in the ODAC. The Generals were the third seed for the ODAC Tournament, advancing to the semifinals before falling to eventual-champion, Eastern Mennonite, 5-0.



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