Date: November 18, 1997
Contact: Brian Logue (540) 463-8676
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W&L leads all schools in selections for the seventh straight year

LEXINGTON, Va. - For the seventh consecutive year, Washington and Lee University had the most selections to the GTE Academic All-District III football team. Five Generals were among the 18 players honored and will advance to the ballot for GTE Academic All-America honors.

Named to the team from W&L were senior defensive linemen Jack Boyd (Richmond, Va./St. Christophers) and Omar Moneim (Albuquerque, N.M/Albuquerque Academy), senior offensive lineman Stefan Neumeister (Dayton, Ohio/Oakwood), sophomore offensive lineman John Sensing (Hockessin, Del./Tatnall) and sophomore wide receiver J.T. Malatesta (Washington, D.C./Landon).

Boyd is a first team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference defensive end this season who had 57 tackles and led the team with 15 tackles for loss while serving as a tri-captain. He has a 3.5 grade point average as a history major. Moneim earned second team All-ODAC honors as a defensive tackle after leading the team with 72 tackles. He's a history major with a 3.6 grade point average.

Neumeister was a tri-captain for the Generals who started all 10 games at center and finished his career by starting 29 consecutive games. He has a 3.4 grade point average as a business major. Sensing started all 10 games at left tackle for the Generals after seeing significant acti as a freshman last year. He has a 3.5 grade point average.

Malatesta was one of the top wide receivers in the ODAC this year, catching 48 passes for 863 yards and seven touchdowns wih a long reception of 78 yards. He has a 3.3 grade point average.

The GTE Academic All-District team includes players from small colleges in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Ten of the 18 selections came from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference as Hampden-Sydney College had three selections and Guilford College had two selections.


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