W&L CLAIMS FOUR ON ALL-STATE WOMEN'S LACROSSE TEAM
ASHLAND, Va. -- Washington and Lee claimed four selections
to the Virginia Sports Information Director's (VaSID) College Division
All-State Women's Lacrosse team which was released on Wednesday afternoon.
Additionally, 16th-year Head Coach Jan Hathorn was named the State Coach
of the Year.
Senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle),
senior defender Sara Jurkowsky (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) and senior goalie
Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) were all named to the first
team, while junior midfielder Kitt Murphy (New York, N.Y./St. Catherine's)
was tabbed to the second team.
Taffe earned the selection after leading the Generals in
scoring with 70 points on 56 goals and 14 assists. She earned First Team
All-ODAC, First Team All-South Atlantic Region and Second Team All-America
honors in 2004 and graduated as W&L's career leader in goals scored
(182) and points (238).
Jurkowsky, a 2004 First Team All-ODAC and All-South Atlantic
Region choice, earned her selection after leading a Generals' defense
that ranked sixth nationally with a 6.00 goals against average. She also
collected a team-high 53 ground balls while ranking third with 21 caused
Perini garned first team laurels after earning First Team
All-ODAC, ODAC Player of the Year, First Team All-South Atlantic Region
and Third Team All-America accolades this spring. She logged the majority
of the minutes in goal and made 140 saves. Her 6.42 goals-against average
ranked in the Top 20 in Division III, while her .593 save percentage ranked
in the Top 15. She finishes her career ranked second all-time at W&L
in career saves (589) and career save percentage (.613).
Murphy was named to the second team after garnering First
Team All-ODAC honors in 2004. She recorded 12 points on 10 goals and two
assists, and recorded 34 ground balls, 23 draw controls and 27 caused
Hathorn led the Generals to a 15-4 overall record and a
7-1 record in the ODAC. She guided W&L to its second straight ODAC
Championship and a berth to the NCAA Tournament Second Round before falling
to Gettysburg, 13-8. Hathorn is among the sport's winningest active coaches
with a 231-100 (.698) career record over 21 seasons.
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Contact: Brian Laubscher
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Lexington, VA 24450