DEAN, TAFFE HIGHLIGHT AWARD WINNERS AT W&L
Va. -- Seniors Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) and Kelly Taffe
(Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) headed the list of honorees at the annual
Washington and Lee University Athletic Awards Ceremony on May 18 at W&L's
Lee Chapel. Dean was named the Pres Brown Outstanding Senior Male Athlete,
while Taffe was the female recipient of the award.
Dean was a four-year letterwinner for both the football
and baseball teams, serving as a baseball captain during his senior season.
In football, Dean was a three-year starter at quarterback, finishing his
career as the school's sixth all-time leading passer with 3,469 yards
and 19 touchdowns. In baseball, Dean was a three-time First Team All-ODAC
selection and the ODAC Pitcher and Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year
as a senior. He set a new ODAC record for career victories in going 29-7
overall, and set new school records for career ERA (2.20), strikeouts
(232), appearances (54) and innings pitched (290.2). A two-time all-region
honoree, he garnered Second Team Verizon Academic All-America honors following
the 2003 season.
Taffe was a four-year letterwinner and two-year captain
for both the field hockey and women's lacrosse teams. A three-time All-ODAC
selection in field hockey, Taffe set nearly every school scoring record,
including goals and points in a game, season and career. He career totals
stand at 34 goals and 72 points. In lacrosse, Taffe was also a three-time
All-ODAC pick, including a first team selection her final two seasons.
She set new school records for career goals (179) and points (234) in
leading the Generals to three ODAC Championships and three NCAA Tournament
berths during her four seasons. Taffe was named the W&L Outstanding
Freshman Female Athlete in 2001.
In other major awards handed out at the ceremony, senior
women's soccer and basketball player Heather Coleman (Blackwood, N.J./Triton
Regional) received the William McHenry Scholar-Athlete Award. Coleman
carries a 4.077 grade-point average while majoring in economics and politics.
She scored 100 career points as a point guard in basketball and ranks
eighth and ninth all-time in W&L Soccer annals for career goals (19)
and points (44). She earned CoSIDA Third Team Academic All-America honors
Senior Ansel Sanders (White Stone, Va./Woodberry Forest)
was named the recipient of the Wink Glasgow Spirit & Sportsmanship
Award. A goalie for the men's lacrosse team, Sanders is a four-year letterwinner
and two-year captain. A three-time All-ODAC selection, 2004 ODAC Player
of the Year and 2003 Honorable Mention All-American, he ranks fifth all-time
at W&L with 457 career saves.
Swimmer Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) was named the Outstanding Freshman Male and Athlete of the Year, while women's tennis player Kristen McClung (Charleston, W.Va./Charleston Catholic) was named the Outstanding Freshman Female Athlete of the Year. Ginder earned Bluegrass Mountain Conference Swimmer of the Year laurels and All-America honors after setting school records in the 200 freestyle and 200 medley relay.
McClung earned First Team All-ODAC honors and is ranked
10th in the Atlantic South Region in singles. She finished the season
with an 18-5 record at second singles and a 15-7 mark at second doubles.
Roger Crocket, Professor of German, was honored with the
R.E. "Chub" Yeakel Memorial Service Award for his support of
Washington and Lee athletics over the years. Senior Jacob Trotter received
the Lefty Newell Memorial Award for his contributions to the W&L sports
information department and WLUR, while junior women's tennis player Lindsay
Hagerman received the Richard Miller Physical Education Scholarship.
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