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Date: November 11, 2003
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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Senior Forward Kelly Taffe Named to First Team

Senior Forward Kelly Taffe

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Three members of the Washington and Lee field hockey team were honored as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its' all-conference team on Tuesday afternoon.

Senior forward Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) was named to the first team, while junior midfielder Kitt Murphy (New York, N.Y./St. Catherines (Va.)) was named to the second team. Sophomore midfielder Jane Beall (Richmond, Va./James River) was an honorable mention selection.

Taffe earned first team accolades after being an honorable mention selection last season and a second team pick as a sophomore. She started all 19 games, finishing 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 was tabbed as a second team pick after garnering first team honors a season ago. She played in 19 games with 18 starts and finished the season fourth on the team with 11 points on four goals and three assists.

Beall garnered honorable mention laurels after leading the team with six assists. A starter in 18 of the team's 19 games, her nine goals and 24 points were second on the team behind Taffe.

Washington and Lee finished the season with a 10-9 overall record, 6-3 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