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Date: May 28, 2004
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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Taffe, Jurkowsky and Perini Named to First Team

Senior Sara Jurkowsky

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Seniors Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), Sara Jurkowsky (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) and Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) were named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association South Atlantic Region All-America first team, announced Friday morning.

Taffe, a 2004 First-Team All-ODAC selection, earned her second-straight appointment to the first team after leading the Generals with 70 points on a team-high 56 goals with 14 assists. She finished her career with a school-record 238 points after combining a school-best 182 goals with 56 assists.

Jurkowsky, a 2004 First Team All-ODAC choice, is making her first all-region appearance after leading a Generals' defense that ranked sixth nationally with a 6.00 goals against average. She also collected a team-high 53 groundballs while ranking third with 21 caused turnovers.

Perini, the ODAC Player of the Year, is making her second all-region appearance after earning second-team honors in 2003. She logged the majority of the minutes in goal for W&L and made 140 saves to rank in the Top-20 nationally for goals-against average (6.42) and Top-15 nationally in save percentage (.593).

Washington and Lee tied the school record for wins in a season after notching a 15-4 overall mark and finishing 7-1 in the ODAC. The Generals won the ODAC title and advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the second-straight season before falling to Gettysburg, 13-8, in the second-round.


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