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Date: November 9, 2005
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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Rogers, Von Sternberg, Wiltshire and Bunting Named to First Team

Senior Gina Von Sternberg

SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference women's soccer team on Wednesday afternoon and Washington and Lee had five players honored.

Senior defender Heather Rogers (Atlanta, Ga./Lovett School), senior midfielder Gina Von Sternberg (Houston, Texas/Episcopal), junior forward Anne Wiltshire (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) and sophomore defender Haley Bunting (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) were all named to the first team, while junior midfielder Maggie Meager (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) garnered second team recognition.

Rogers was named to the first team for the second straight season after spearheading the W&L defense which has allowed an average of just 0.43 goals per game and produced a school-record 12 shutouts. Rogers also earned Honorable Mention All-ODAC honors following the 2003 season.

Von Sternberg also earned first team laurels for the second straight season after producing 14 points on five goals and four assists. The 2002 ODAC Rookie of the Year, Von Sternberg has totaled 47 career points on 16 goals and 15 assists.

Wiltshire was also tabbed to the first team for the second straight year after posting second team accolades during her freshman season. She leads the team in scoring this fall with 36 points on 15 goals and six assists and already ranks second all-time W&L in career goals (43) and third in career points (104).

Bunting earned the first honor of her career after being named to the first team as well. Like Rogers, Bunting has been a major factor in the Generals' defense allowing just 0.43 goals per game and producing a school-record 12 shutouts. She also contributed on the offensive end with three assists.

Megear was named to the second team after recording first team accolades a season ago. Megear's aggressive play in the midfield was also a major factor behind the W&L defense's successes this season.

Virginia Wesleyan forward Sharon Hay was named the ODAC Player of the Year, Eastern Mennonite forward Katie Lamm was named the Rookie of the Year, Hollins' Lindsay Lucas was named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Virginia Wesleyan Head Coach Jeff Bowers was selected the Coach of the Year.

Washington and Lee (13-2-3) continues its season on Saturday at 1:30 pm as it takes on Moravian in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament at Dickinson College.


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