FIVE GENERALS NAMED TO VaSID ALL-STATE FOOTBALL TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Virginia Sports Information Director's
Association (VaSID) announced its College Division All-State Football
team on Friday afternoon. Washington and Lee had five players honored
and all were named to the first team.
Garnering First Team All-State honors were 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), junior defensive back Stuart Swann
(Macon, Ga./Woodberry Forest) and sophomore wide receiver/kick returner
Colton Ward (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day).
In addition to earning first team laurels as a kick returner,
Ward also posted honorable mention recognition as a wide receiver. He
returned a school-record two kickoffs for touchdowns and averaged 28.0
yards per return. As a wide receiver, Ward tied for the team-lead in receptions
(49), despite missing two games with an injury. He averaged 131.2 all-purpose
yards per game and led the team with nine total touchdowns.
Startsman earned all-state honors after being named First
Team All-ODAC this season. He paced a W&L offensive line which allowed
just 21 sacks on the season, including just 14 in the final nine games.
Murray was also a First Team All-ODAC selection in 2004.
He helped pace a Washington and Lee defense which finished the season
ranked second in Division III in rushing defense and set a new school
record with 43 sacks. Murray was second on the team with 61 tackles, 12
of which were for a loss. He also contributed three sacks and forced a
Wilson earned First Team All-ODAC honors this season after
being named to the Honorable Mention All-ODAC team as a junior. He led
the ODAC in tackles in 2004, totaling 83 stops, including eight for a
loss. Wilson also notched four sacks and had three fumble recoveries.
Swann also posted First Team All-ODAC honors this fall after
notching 43 tackles, four pass breakups, two sacks, two blocked punts
and one interception.
Washington and Lee completed the 2004 season with a 6-4 overall record, 4-2 in the ODAC. The six wins were the Generals' most since the 1985 season.
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Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450