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Date: May 10, 2006
Contact: Chris Hodgson (540) 458-8674
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Madden Selected to Second Team; McConnell Named Honorable Mention

Sophomore James Madden

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team had two players named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference Team that was announced on Wednesday. Sophomore outfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) was named to the second team, while senior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) earned honorable mention accolades.

Madden, who was one of five Generals to start all 34 games, had a stellar sophomore campaign. He led the team in hits (54), runs (39), homeruns (7), triples (5), total bases (94) and slugging percentage (.758). Madden was also second on the team in batting average (.435), RBI (30) and on-base percentage (.510), while hitting nine doubles. His five triples and 94 total bases were both the second-most in a season in W&L history.

Madden hit safely in 30 of 34 games, including 18 multi-hit games, and had a 19-game hitting streak during the season.

McConnell, who earned Second Team All-ODAC honors as a junior, played in 32 games with 31 starts and batted .301 with a team-high 15 doubles, three homeruns, 24 runs, 26 RBI and a team-best 22 walks.

McConnell finished his career as W&L's all-time leader with 47 career doubles. He also ranks second all-time with 109 career RBI, tied for fifth with 13 career homeruns, and sixth with 149 career hits. McConnell also had a .348 career batting average.

Washington and Lee finished the season with an 18-15-1 overall record and a 10-8 mark in the ODAC.


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