Date: August 31, 1998
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 463-8676
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LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Mike Walsh has announced the hiring of six new assistant coaches and two new members of the athletic training staff.

Joining the staff as assistant coaches are Gregory Carroll (men's lacrosse), Richard Daughtridge (men's soccer), Jeffrey Lafave (men's basketball/baseball), Ana Litton (women's basketball/volleyball), Toby Strange (football), and Lorraine Taurassi (women's soccer/women's lacrosse). Elizabeth Butterer will be the new assistant athletic trainer and Holly Marie Rose will serve as a graduate assistant trainer.

Carroll is a 1998 graduate of Loyola College where he was a four-year member of the Greyhounds' nationally-ranked Division I lacrosse program. Carroll was a member of four NCAA playoff teams at Loyola and served as assistant coach at Severn High School in Annapolis, Md., his final semester at Loyola.

Daughtridge is a 1998 graduate of Virginia Military Institute where he is the Keydets' all-time leading scorer in soccer. A two-time captain at VMI, Daughtridge started every game during his tenure at VMI and holds career records for points (82), games played (73), games started (73). The Southern Conference Rookie of the Year in 1994, Daughtridge earned first team All-Southern Conference honors three years and was third team All-South Atlantic Region and second team all-state as a senior.

Lafave joins W&L after three seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. In his three seasons, Lafave helped guide the Ephs to two NCAA Division III "Final Four" appearances and one "Sweet 16" showing. He also assisted the Williams staff in the development of the 1998 Division III National Player of the Year. He is a 1993 graduate of Southern Connecticut State University.

Litton comes to W&L after spending the past three seasons as the head volleyball and softball coach at Shenandoah University. Litton is a 1994 graduate of Longwood College where she played basketball and softball. She left as the all-time leading scorer in basketball and earned Kodak Honorable Mention All-America honors as a senior.

Strange is a 1998 graduate of West Georgia University where he holds seven school records as a quarterback on the football team. He was named team captain, Gulf South Conference Player of the Year, and all-american as a senior. Strange completed 59.1 percent of his passes over his career, while throwing for 5,046 career yards, ninth all-time at West Georgia. His 143.4 career passing efficiency rating is 10th all-time in Division II.

Taurassi graduated from W&L in 1998 with a bachelor of arts degree in english. A four-time letterwinner in womenÕs lacrosse and soccer for the Generals, Taurassi served as team captain for both sports as a senior. She earned All-ODAC kudos her final three seasons in soccer and lacrosse and is W&LÕs third all-time leading scorer in lacrosse with 112 career goals.

Butterer is a 1998 graduate of Guilford College. She worked as a student trainer for three years at Guilford and has served as an intern at the Murphy-Wainer Sports Medicine Clinic in Greensboro, N.C.

Rose is a 1998 graduate of Indiana University where she served as a student assistant trainer for three years. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in athletic training from the University of Virginia.


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