Date: February 12, 2004
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
Release: Upon Receipt
W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE NINTH IN PRESEASON NATIONAL
Generals Looking to Return to Post-Season Play
Senior attacker Kelly Taffe
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee's women's lacrosse
team has been ranked ninth in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches
Association Division III preseason poll, which was released on Thursday.
Middlebury earned the top-ranking after finishing 2003 as the national
runner-up. The Panthers are followed by Amherst, The College of New Jersey,
Salisbury, William Smith, Williams, Gettysburg, Mary Washington, W&L
and Saint Mary's (Md.).
The Generals posted a 15-3 overall record, won the ODAC Championship and
advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season before fall to Mary Washington
(12-7) in the opening round.
Washington and Lee welcomes back eight starters, including a trio of 2003
First Team All-ODAC selections in senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville,
Va./Albemarle), junior midfielder Kitt Murphy (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines)
and senior goalie Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington).
Washington and Lee opens its 2004 campaign when it hosts Lynchburg on
Wed., Feb. 25 at 4:00 p.m.
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