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Date: May 4, 2005
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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Koch and Molinelli Named to First Team

Senior Gavin Molinelli

SALEM, Va. -- Four members of the Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team have been named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference team which was released on Wednesday morning.

Senior attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport) and senior defenseman Eric Koch (Boonton Township, N.J./Mountain Lakes) were both named to the first team, while senior midfielder Adam Chesbrough (Haverford, Pa./Harriton) and sophomore goalie Chris Lalli (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton) were named to the honorable mention squad.

Molinelli garnered first team accolades for the second straight year after leading the Generals in scoring with 32 points on 15 goals and 17 assists. An Honorable Mention All-America selection last season, Molinelli has totaled 159 career points on 66 goals and 93 assists. His point total ranks 13th all-time at W&L, while his assist total ranks sixth all-time.

Koch was named to the first team for the first time in his career after receiving second team laurels a season ago. He started all 14 games in 2005, scoring one goal and picking up 21 ground balls. For his career, he played in 51 games, tallying two goals and collecting 71 ground balls. More importantly, he has been a mainstay on a W&L defensive squad that has consistently ranked among the top in Division III in scoring defense during his career.

Chesbrough garnered honorable mention honors as the team's faceoff specialist. He tallied two goals and one assist, and won 114-of-196 (.582) faceoffs in 2005. For his career, Chesbrough won over 57 percent of his faceoffs, picked up 170 ground balls, and registered 10 points on four goals and six assists.

Lalli was named to the honorable mention squad in his first season as a starter. He started all 14 games in goal and stopped 60.5 percent of shots faced, while allowing an average of just 7.46 goals per game.

Washington and Lee finished the 2005 campaign with a 9-5 overall record, 4-2 in the ODAC, and a No. 21 ranking in Division III.


Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-458-8676