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Date: November 9, 2004
Contact: Chris Hodgson (540) 458-8674
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Wiltshire, Von Sternberg, Megear, Rogers, and Zagol Named to First Team

Junior midfielder Gina Von Sternberg

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team placed five players on the 2004 All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference First Team, which was the most of any team in the conference.

Sophomore forward Anne Wiltshire (Richmond, Va./Collegiate), junior midfielder Gina Von Sternberg (Houston, Texas/Episcopal), sophomore midfielder Maggie Megear (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor), junior defender Heather Rogers (Atlanta, Ga./Lovett School) and senior defender Kelley Zagol (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) were all named to the first team, while freshman forward Shana Oltmans (Albuquerque, N.M./Valley) earned honorable mention honors.

Wiltshire, who earned Second Team All-ODAC honors as a freshman, had an outstanding season on the offensive end of the field as she led the Generals with 35 points on a team-high 15 goals and five assists. After just two seasons, she is already sixth all-time in both points (68) and goals (28).

Von Sternberg, who was the ODAC Rookie of the Year and a Second Team All-ODAC selection as a freshman,returned to the field this season after missing all of 2003 with a knee injury. She finished the season with seven points on one goal and five assists and tied a school record with three assists in a 10-0 victory over Hollins on Sept. 22.

Megear, who played in all 18 games with 16 starts, helped control the game from her midfield position while helping set up the Generals' offensive attack.

Rogers, who garnered Honorable Mention All-ODAC honors as a sophomore, played at a high level on the defensive side of the field as she helped W&L hold the opposition to just 0.71 goals per game and 10 shutouts, including a school-record tying five in a row.

Zagol, who set career-highs with 14 points, six goals and two assists while playing her usual stellar defense, has received many honors during her career. As a junior, she garnered First Team All-ODAC, First Team All-State, First Team NSCAA All-South Region and Second Team NSCAA All-America accolades. As a sophomore, she was named Second Team All-ODAC and NSCAA First Team All-South Region. She was an Honorable Mention All-ODAC selection as a freshman.

Oltmans made an immediate impact for the Generals by finishing second on the team with 19 points on eight goals and three assists.

Washington and Lee finished the season with a 12-4-3 overall record and an 8-2-1 mark in the ODAC.





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