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Date: June 20, 2007
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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Jan Hathorn Tabbed Coach of the Year

Kelly Evans

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee placed five players on the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) College Division All-State Women's Lacrosse team, which was announced on Wednesday afternoon. Additionally, Head Coach Jan Hathorn was named the VaSID College Division Coach of the Year.

Senior attacker Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County), junior midfielder Megan Slosson (Cockeysville, Md./Maryvale Prep) and junior defender Kat Michaels (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) were all named to the first team, while senior midfielder Maggie Megear (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) and junior goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) were both selected to the second team.

Evans, a First-Team All-ODAC and First Team All-Region selection, played in 18 contests with 17 starts this season en route to notching 43 points on 15 goals and 28 assists. For her career, she has totaled 136 points on 81 goals and 55 assists. Her 28 assists in 2007 rank seventh all-time at W&L, while her 55 career assists rank sixth all-time in the program.

A Second Team All-ODAC and Second Team All-Region pick, Slosson tallied 32 goals and eight assists during the 2007 season. She experienced a tremendous postseason, scoring five goals in both of the Generals' ODAC Tournament wins and totaling two goals and one assist in the Generals' 10-7 loss to Salisbury in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Michaels adds the all-state honors to a list that includes First Team All-ODAC, First Team All-Region and Third Team All-America accolades. Michaels spearheaded a W&L defense that was first in Division III in scoring defense (4.86 GAA) and, individually, she ranked 22nd in Division III in caused turnovers (2.39).

A First-Team All-ODAC and First Team All-Region selection, Megear started 18 contests for the Generals and accumulated 14 goals and four assists. She led the team in ground balls, scooping up 47, and racked up 57 career goals and 19 career assists.

Tilbor was a Second Team All-ODAC and Second Team All-Region pick following the 2007 season. She recorded a 5.67 goals-against-average and a .619 save percentage and led the conference in both of those categories, while the Generals as a team had the number one scoring defense in the nation (4.86 GAA).

Hathorn, who was also named ODAC Coach of the Year, guided the Generals to a 15-4 overall record, the program's fifth-straight ODAC title and fifth-straight ODAC Tournament berth. She completed her 19th and final season as W&L's coach with a 222-93 career record.

Mary Washington attacker Kaitlyn Barker was named the Player of the Year, while Lynchburg midfielder Kathryn Ollice garnered Rookie of the Year honors.


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