FIVE GENERALS NAMED TO ALL-STATE WOMEN'S LACROSSE TEAM
ASHLAND, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse
team placed five players on the Virginia Sports Information Directors
(VaSID) College Division All-State Women's Lacrosse team which was released
on Wednesday afternoon. Additionally, senior Kristen Brown (Baltimore,
Md./Catonsville) was named the Virginia Player of the Year, while 17th-year
Head Coach Jan Hathorn was named the Coach of the Year.
Joining Brown on the first team were senior midfielder Kitt
Murphy (New York, N.Y./St. Catherines), senior defender Maggie Speasmaker
(Charlottesville, Va./St. Annes-Belfield) and junior defender Rachel
Wallick (Phoenix, Md./Notre Dame Prep). Junior attacker Amanda Strickler
(Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) was tabbed as a second team selection.
Brown adds the VaSID Player of the Year award to a list
of accolades which includes First Team All-ODAC, ODAC Player of the Year
and First Team All-South Region honors. She scored 10 goals and was among
the team leaders with 47 ground balls, 19 draw controls and 16 caused
turnovers. For her career, Brown tallied 44 points on 33 goals and 11
Murphy was named to the all-state team after garnering Second
Team All-ODAC, First Team All-Region and Third Team All-America honors.
She totaled nine points on six goals and three assists, and was second
on the team with 52 ground balls. A three-time All-ODAC and two-time All-Region
honoree, Murphy finished her career with 61 points on 52 goals and nine
Speasmaker garnered all-state recognition after posting
First Team All-ODAC, First Team All-Region and Second Team All-America
honors. She notched three goals and two assists and was a mainstay on
the W&L defensive unit which finished among the national leaders,
allowing an average of just 6.16 goals per game. She completed her career
with 21 points on 13 goals and eight assists.
Wallick was also named to the first team after receiving
First Team All-ODAC and Second Team All-South Region honors. She posted
two goals and one assist, and led the team with 23 caused turnovers. Like
Speasmaker, Wallick was a major force behind the Generals' defensive unit.
She will enter her senior season with 20 career points on 17 goals and
Strickler earned second team honors after also garnering
First Team All-ODAC and Second Team All-South Region accolades. She led
the team in scoring with 51 points on 25 goals and 26 assists, and will
enter her senior campaign with 103 career points on 58 goals and 45 assists.
Hathorn was named the Coach of the Year after leading W&L
to a 15-4 overall record and a perfect 8-0 mark in the ODAC. She guided
the Generals to their third straight ODAC Tournament title and a trip
to the NCAA Quarterfinals with an 11-9 opening round victory over Amherst
College, W&L's first NCAA Tournament victory. Hathorn was also named
the ODAC Coach of the Year for the seventh time in her career and she
currently claims a 246-104 (.703) career record.
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Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450