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Date: April 24, 2006
Contact: Chris Hodgson (540) 458-8674
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W&L's BENDER NAMED ODAC WOMEN'S LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore Attacker Totaled Eight Points in Two Games


Sophomore Christine Bender

SALEM, Va. -- Washington and Lee sophomore attacker Christine Bender (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week for the week ending April 23.

Bender totaled eight points on four goals and four assists in victories over Guilford and Virginia Wesleyan.

Bender scored two goals and notched a career-high four assists in a 21-5 win over Guilford. She then tallied two goals, including the game-winner with 4:36 remaining, to give the Generals a 9-8 victory over Virginia Wesleyan. With the wins, the Generals finished with a perfect 8-0 mark in the ODAC for the second consecutive season and earned the No. 1 seed for the ODAC Tournament.

On the season, Bender has recorded 26 points on 19 goals and seven assists.

The 11th-ranked Generals return to action on Saturday in the ODAC Tournament semifinals at 12:30 pm. The opponent is still to be determined.

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