Date: May 25, 1999
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 463-8676
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LEXINGTON, Va. -- Mikel Parker (Marietta, Ga./Walton) and Karin Treese (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) headed the list of honorees at the annual Washington and Lee University Athletic Awards Ceremony on May 25 at W&L's Lee Chapel. Parker and Treese were named the Pres Brown Outstanding Senior Male and Female athletes, respectively.

Parker was a four-year letterwinner and three-year captain in menŐs soccer for the Generals. He started 67 of 68 career games in the W&L defense and earned First Team All-ODAC honors all four years. This past season, he was named the ODAC and Virginia State Player of the Year.

In addition, Parker is a three-time First Team All-State selection and a four-time member of the All-South Region team, three times as a first team pick. He also earned Third Team All-America honors as a sophomore. Parker tallied four goals and six assists for his career.

Treese earned four letters in soccer, two in lacrosse and two in basketball. She was two-year captain in soccer and either owns or is tied for eight records in the sport including career goals (72), assists (23), and points (167).

Four times, Treese has been named All-ODAC, including three first team selections. She also earned All-South honors three years and was named First Team All-State as a junior and senior.

Treese totaled 10 goals and eight assists as a defensive player for the lacrosse team and scored 165 career points on the basketball team.

In other major awards handed out at the ceremony, senior men's tennis player David Lehman (Belle Meade, N.J./Montgomery) received the William McHenry Scholar-Athlete Award. Lehman carries a grade point average in excess of 3.7 and has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He is a two-time ODAC singles champion, who posted a 43-11 career record at No. 5 and No. 6 singles.

Senior Zeb Mellett (Potomac, Md./Bullis) was named the recipient of the Wink Glasgow Spirit & Sportsmanship Award. Mellett was a captain for the 1999 menŐs lacrosse team that went 13-2, won the ODAC Championship, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals.

Volleyball player Lindsay Ruckert (Metairie, La./Sacred Heart) and men's soccer player Paul Wallace (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry) were named the Outstanding Freshman Female and Male Athletes. Ruckert earned ODAC Freshman of the Year honors in addition to ODAC Tournament MVP accolades. She was also selected First Team All-ODAC and First Team All-State after leading the team in kills (318) and hitting percentage (.344).

Wallace started all 17 games for the menŐs soccer team, earning First Team All-ODAC and ODAC Rookie of the Year honors. He was fourth on the team in scoring with three goals and five assists.

Former W&L coach and administrator Dick Miller was honored with the R.E. "Chub" Yeakel Memorial Service Award for his support of W&L athletics. Senior Veronica Langhofer (Bayard, Neb.) received the Lefty Newell Memorial Award for her work assisting the swimming teams and junior Alex McManimen (Rosemont, Pa./Radnor), a wrestler, received the Richard Miller Physical Education Scholarship.


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