NINE GENERALS NAMED TO ALL-ODAC FOOTBALL TEAM
SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced
its 2004 all-conference football team on Monday afternoon and Washington
and Lee had nine players honored, along with Head Coach Frank Miriello
who was named the Coach of the Year.
Sophomore wide receiver Colton Ward (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte
Country Day), senior offensive lineman David Startsman (Terrace Park,
Ohio/Mariemont), junior defensive lineman Liam Murray (Oneonta, N.Y./Oneonta),
senior linebacker Lloyd Wilson (Austin, Texas/Stephen F. Austin) and junior
safety Stuart Swann (Macon, Ga./Woodberry Forest) were all named to the
first team all-conference squad. Junior offensive lineman Trey Allen (Milltown,
N.J./Franklin County) and freshman cornerback Kyle Luby (Dallas, Texas/Highland
Park) were named to the second team, while senior wide receiver Taylor
Callaham (Atlanta, Ga./McDonogh) and junior linebacker Brian Gallagher
(Potomac, Md./Good Counsel) were tabbed to the honorable mention team.
Ward became the first W&L wide receiver to earn first
team honors since William Propst '95 in 1994. Despite missing two games
with an injury, Ward totaled 49 receptions for 496 yards and four touchdowns.
He also rushed 37 times for 112 yards and three touchdowns, and returned
two kickoffs for touchdowns, tying the W&L record for season and career
Startsman and Allen were the leaders of a W&L offensive
line which allowed just 21 sacks in 368 pass attempts. After giving up
seven sacks in the opener, the Generals allowed just 14 sacks in the final
Murray was named to the first team after finishing second
on the team with 61 tackles. He also tallied 12 tackles for a loss and
three sacks for a defense which finished the season ranked third in rushing
defense (67.5 ypg), 23rd in total defense (263.6 ypg) and 27th in scoring
defense (15.7 ppg). The Generals also set a school record with 43 sacks.
Wilson garnered first team recognition after earning honorable
mention honors a year ago. He led the ODAC with 83 tackles and added eight
tackles for a loss, four sacks, three fumble recoveries and one forced
Swann was also named to the first team after totaling 43
tackles, two sacks, two blocked kicks, one interception and one fumble
recovery. Luby, a second team selection, joined him in the defensive backfield
and totaled 47 tackles, four sacks, one interception and a team-best five
Callaham was named to the honorable mention team for the
second time in his career after finishing with 49 catches for a team-high
578 yards and two touchdowns. He completed his career ranked sixth all-time
at W&L in receptions (122), receiving yards (1,531) and receiving
Gallagher also earned honorable mention accolades after
notching 54 tackles, two sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery.
Miriello's election as ODAC Coach of the Year was the third in his 10 seasons as head coach. He led the Generals to their first six-win (6-4) season since 1985 and the first winning season since 1995. W&L finished the ODAC slate with a 4-2 overall mark, its best conference record since 1985. Miriello also claimed the Coach of the Year award in 1996 and 2001.
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