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Date: March 6, 2006
Contact: Chris Hodgson (540) 458-8674
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Wesley, Megear, Shay and Will Earn the Weekly Honor

Sophomore Kelly Will

SALEM, Va. -- Washington and Lee University earned the ODAC Player of the Week award for the sports of baseball, women's lacrosse and men's and women's tennis for the week ending March 5.

Sophomore catcher Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) garnered the award for baseball, junior midfielder Maggie Megear (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) was honored in women's lacrosse, while senior David Shay (Martinez, Ga./Augusta Prep) and sophomore Kelly Will (Holly Springs, N.C./Cary Academy) were recognized in men's and women's tennis, respectively.

Wesley helped the Generals to a 2-1 overall record during the week. He went 5-for-10 with three doubles, four runs and seven RBI. In a 12-4 win over Emory & Henry in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, he batted 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and a career-high five RBI. Wesley then went 3-for-3 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI in a 23-3 victory over the Wasps' in the second game.

Megear totaled seven points on five goals and two assists to help lead 13th-ranked W&L to a pair of ODAC wins. In a 13-5 victory over Roanoke on Wednesday, Megear notched four points on three goals and one assist. She then recorded three points on two goals and one assist with six ground balls and four draw controls in a 17-7 win over Randolph-Macon on Saturday.

Shay helped the 11th-ranked Generals' knock off No. 22 Carnegie Mellon by winning his No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles matches in W&L's 6-1 win on Saturday. Shay defeated Yiran Liu, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles and teamed with sophomore Stuart Sanford to win 8-2 at No. 1 doubles.

Will posted a 3-0 singles record and a 3-0 doubles mark in helping second-ranked W&L to a 5-0 record. She went 2-0 at No. 1 singles with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Bridgewater's Hilary Teeter and a 6-0, 6-0 win over Caroline Byrd of Sweet Briar. Will also defeated Candice Dalton of Hollins, 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4 singles. She also went 2-0 at No. 1 doubles and 1-0 at No. 3 doubles.


Contact: Brian Laubscher
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Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-458-8676