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Date: May 4, 2007
Contact: Austin Stair Calhoun (540) 458-8674
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Hathorn Earns Coach of Year Honors for Fifth-Straight Season

Senior Maggie Megear

SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announced its women's lacrosse all-conference awards and 2007 ODAC Champion Washington and Lee had four players receive first-team honors and two athletes garner second-team accolades. Additionally, Head Coach Jan Hathorn was named ODAC Coach of the Year for the fifth-straight season.

Senior attacker Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County), sophomore attacker Kelsi Robinson (West Chester, Pa./Westtown), senior midfielder Maggie Megear (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) and junior defender Kat Michaels (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) represented W&L on the first team, while junior midfielder Megan Slosson (Cockeysville, Md./Maryvale Prep) and junior goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) earned second-team honors.

Evans has played in 16 contests this season with 15 starts, notching 12 goals and 25 assists, while Robinson leads the Generals in points (63), off 31 goals and 32 assists.

Megear, who earned First-Team All-ODAC honors for the second-straight year, started 16 contests and recorded 13 goals, two assists and a team-high 44 ground balls to go along with 20 caused turnovers. Micheals is also a two-time first-team honoree and spearheads a W&L defense that is first in DIII in scoring defense (4.59 GAA).

Slosson tallied 30 goals and five assists, including five goals in both of the Generals' ODAC Tournament wins. Tilbor holds a 5.48 goals-against-average and a .619 save percentage and leads the ODAC in both of those categories, while the Generals as a team have the number one scoring defense in the nation (4.59 GAA).

Hathorn, who recently was named W&L's athletic director, has earned Coach of the Year laurels nine times in her 19-year career, including six times in the last seven years. She has a career record of 221-92 (.706).

Roanoke goalkeeper Katlyn Scarlett was named Player of the Year and the Maroons also won Rookie of the Year honors with the accolade going to Brooks Laufman. Randolph-Macon's Torrie Higgins was selected as the Women's Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

W&L currently has a 14-3 overall record and awaits to hear its opponent for the 2007 Division III National Championships, which will be announced on Sunday evening.


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