Date: 12/14/98
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 463-8676
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PARKER NAMED STATE COLLEGE DIVISION PLAYER OF THE YEAR Jamie Parker and Chase Earn First Team Honors As Well
WINCHESTER, Va. -- W&L senior back Mikel Parker (Marietta, Ga./Walton) continued to rack- up the post season honors on Monday when he was named the Virginia College Division Men's Soccer Player of the Year. Senior forward Sam Chase (Marietta, Ga./Walton) earned First Team All-State honors as did junior midfielder Jamie Parker (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Sutherland).

Earlier this year, Parker was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Year. First Team All-State each of the past three seasons and a four-time First Team All-ODAC honoree, Parker anchored a W&L defense that allowed only 16 goals in 17 games and only two goals in a seven-game stretch.

Chase earned First Team All-State honors in 1996 and is a two-time First Team All-ODAC selection. He leaves the W&L program as its all-time leading goal scorer (52) and total point scorer (117). He also led the Generals in both categories this season.

Parker earned First Team All-State and First Team All-ODAC honors in each of his first three seasons for W&L. He was second on the team in goals (9) and total points (19). Parker is tied for second in all-time goals at W&L (40) and tied for third in all-time total points (86).

Eastern Mennonite's Roger Mast earned Coach of the Year honors.

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