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Date: March 8, 2005
Contact: Chris Hodgson (540) 458-8674
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W&L's BENDER NAMED WOMENSLACROSSE.COM ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Freshman tallied three goals in win over F&M


Freshman Christine Bender

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee freshman attacker Christine Bender (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) was named the Division III Rookie of the Week by womenslacrosse.com for the week ending March 7.

Bender scored three goals to help the Generals defeat No. 14 Franklin and Marshall, 9-8, on Saturday in Lexington, Va.

On the season, Bender is tied for second on the team with three points on those three goals.

W&L is currently ranked 16th in Division III and has a 1-1 overall record heading into Wednesday's home game against Frostburg State.

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