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Date: March 26, 2007
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Edwards, James and Skeen Each Obtain ODAC Honors

Sophomore Tim Skeen

SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athlete Conference (ODAC) announced its athlete of the week awards for the week ending March 25 and Washington and Lee had three athletes earn the accolade.

Senior righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) was tabbed the ODAC Pitcher of the Week, while junior Nathaniel James (Keller, Texas/Keller) was named golfer of the week. Sophomore attackman Tim Skeen (Baltimore, Md./Towson) was selected as men's lacrosse player of the week.

Edwards, who earns the ODAC Pitcher of the Week award for the second time this season, improved to 4-1 with a 3-1 win over Lynchburg on Saturday. In the win, he allowed just one earned run and five hits, while registering six strikeouts. On the season, Edwards leads the team in wins (4), strikeouts (27), innings pitched (31.1) and holds a 3.45 ERA.

James helped lead the W&L golf team to an 11th place tie out of 24 teams at the Jekyll Island Intercollegiate held at the Oleander Golf Course in Jekyll Island, Ga., over the weekend. He finished 10th overall out of 132 golfers with a score of 70-76-74—220 (+6). A Third Team All-American and the ODAC Golfer of the Year last year, James is averaging 74.6 strokes over 14 rounds this year.

Skeen helped lead the Washington and Lee men’s lacrosse team to a 14-13 victory over Roanoke on Saturday by totaling a career-high eight points on a career-high five goals and three assists. Skeen scored three first quarter goals as the Generals raced out to a 6-1 lead only to see the Maroons come back to take a fourth-quarter lead. After the game was tied at 13-13 late in the fourth period, Skeen tallied the game-winner with a one-on-one move with 7.4 seconds remaining. The 2006 ODAC Rookie of the Year, Skeen has played in five of the team’s seven games to date and is tied for second on the team in scoring with 16 points on eight goals and eight assists.


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