Date: November 15, 2006
SIX GENERALS NAB ALL-ODAC MEN'S SOCCER HONORS
SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference men's soccer team on Wednesday afternoon and Washington and Lee had six players honored.
Junior midfielder Josh Dodds (Marion, Iowa/Linn-Mar), senior defender Scot Pittman (Waxhaw, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) and junior goalkeeper Ted Sheedy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) were named First Team All-ODAC. Senior forward Kyle Garcia (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) and senior midfielder Rhett McCraw (Greenville, S.C./Christ Church Episcopal) were selected to the second team, while senior defender J.D. McDermott (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cheyenne Mountain) earned honorable mention accolades.
Roanoke's Eric Eversole was named Player of the Year, while Virginia Wesleyan's Brandon Massie was selected as the ODAC Rookie of the Year. Chris Yeager of Lynchburg nabbed Coach of the Year and Hampden-Syndey's Greg Smith was honored as Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
A Second Team All-ODAC selection in 2005, Dodds started all 17 contests en route to being the Generals' second-leading scorer this season with 13 points (5g, 3a). He also led the team with four game-winning goals.
Pittman, who started in all 17 of W&L's matches in 2006, anchored the W&L backfield that allowed a mere 0.52 goals-per-game and posted 10 shutouts. He also registered two assists this season.
Sheedy manned the net for the Generals in 15 contests this season, allowed a school-record 0.49 goals per game and registered a school-record-tying eight shutouts. His career goals-against average (0.714) is also a program-best.
Garcia started all 17 games for W&L as a forward, notching two goals and four assists, while McCraw saw action in all 17 matches this season and tallied three goals and one assist. McDermott also started all of the Generals' 2006 contests and was a key component of the stifling defense that registered 10 shutouts and allowed just seven goals.
The Generals opened the 2006 season with an 8-0 mark for the first time in school history. They completed the 2006 season with a 12-3-2 mark, falling to eventual-ODAC champion Lynchburg, 1-0, in the semifinals of the ODAC Tournament.
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