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Game 3 • W&L (0-2) vs. Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (1-1) 11/25/03 7:00 pm Lexington, Va.

#10 Sarah Otey, Fr., G, 5-6 7.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg
#12 Louisa Feve, So., G, 5-8 11.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.0 apg, 0.5 spg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Jr., G, 5-5 2.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.5 bpg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Fr., F, 6-0 12.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg
#44 Sarah Michaels, Sr., F, 5-8 16.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.5 apg

#20 Amy Volkmann, Fr., G, 5-6 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
#22 Emily Barker, Jr., F, 5-11 2.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg
#34 Ashley Brown, So., G, 5-2 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
#42 Peggy Altman, Jr., G, 5-7 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg

Mandy King (Southern Maine ‘99) is in her first season as head women's basketball coach at W&L. King came to W&L after serving as the assistant women's basketball coach at Bloomsburg University for two seasons. She also was a graduate assistant coach at the College of New Jersey for two seasons following graduation from the University of Southern Maine where she earned a bachelor of science in sports medicine in 1999. During her time at Bloomsburg, King helped the Huskies achieve a 36-17 overall record and two berths to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament. The 2001-02 squad finished the season 21-6 overall and was ranked as high as second nationally in Division II. As assistant coach, King served as recruiting coordinator and was responsible for on-court coaching, scouting and game preparation. This season marks Erin Shaw's (Southern Maine ‘02) first as an assistant women's basketball coach at W&L. Shaw, a 2002 graduate of Southern Maine, comes to Lexington after serving as the assistant women's basketball coach at her alma mater last season. Amy Forbes (Salisbury ‘01) enters her second season as an assistant for the Generals. Forbes is also the assistant women’s soccer coach, and helped W&L win its second-straight ODAC title this season, and advance to the NCAA South Region Championship. Randolph-Macon Woman’s is guided by fifth-year Head Coach Melissa Wiggins. A graduate of Longwood University, Wiggins has been coaching in the college ranks since 1989. Wiggins is assisted by Michelle Cunningham, Melissa Lacks and Jeff Lakin.


Washington and Lee’s match-up with Randolph-Macon Woman’s College marks the 19th meeting between the Generals and the WildCats. W&L leads the all-time series 13-5, emerging victorious in the last 10 games with RMWC. The WildCats last defeated the Generals in December 8, 1998 when they won 86-79.

The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team dropped a pair of decisions this weekend at the Jackie Ammons Memorial Tournament, hosted by Peace College in Raleigh, N.C. In the opening game, held on Friday, the Generals fell to Peace, 62-43. Washington and Lee returned to action on Saturday, dropping the consolation final to Howard Payne, 61-60. For the weekend, the Generals were led by senior forward Sarah Michaels, who averaged 16 points per game with a 24-point performance in the consolation final. Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger and sophomore guard Louisa Feve both averaged double digits in the tournament, with 12 and 11 points per game respectively.

The Generals return to action next week with a home contest and a pair of road trips. W&L travels to Bridgewater in Monday, hosts Emory & Henry on Wednesday and travels to St. Mary’s (Md.) on Saturday.

Randolph-Macon Woman’s College takes to the court after splitting a pair of decisions at the Hunter College Tip-Off Tournament last Friday and Saturday. The WildCats defeated Emerson, 58-41, in the opening round on Friday before falling to Hunter, 85-47, in Saturday’s final. Against Hunter the WildCats were led by sophomore forward Jennifer Prewitt, who recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore forward Meghan Stensrud also scored 12 points, while senior Morgan Greene grabbed 10 rebounds.


Washington and Lee welcomes back seven letterwinners and four starters from last season’s squad. Senior forward Sarah Michaels takes to the court after leading last year’s Generals with 14.8 points per game. She was also second on the team with 6.1 rebounds per game. Sophomore guard Louisa Feve also averaged double figures for W&L, contributing 12.8 points per contest. Other returnees include junior guard Bethany Dannelly (8.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg), junior forward Emily Barker (6.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg), junior guard Peggy Altman (0.8 ppg, 0.8 rpg), sophomore guard Ashley Brown (0.2 ppg, 0.5 rpg) and sophomore guard Sarah Williamson. All told, this year’s veterans combined for 38.4 of the Generals 48.1 points per game.


Seven of Washington and Lee’s round-ballers are multiple-sport athletes for the Generals, with junior forward Emily Barker and sophomore guards Ashley Brown and Sarah Williamson leading the way as three sport athletes. Barker is a goalie for the ODAC-Champion women’s soccer team and a thrower for the track and field program, while Brown and Williamson are distance runners for the cross country and track teams. Junior guard Bethany Dannelly is a thrower on the track and field team, sophomore guard Louisa Feve plays lacrosse, freshman guard Amy Volkmann plays field hockey and senior guard Sarah Michaels is the captain of the riding team.


Junior forward Sarah Michaels was tabbed Honorable Mention All-ODAC after leading the Generals in scoring last season with 14.8 points per game. In addition to her 6.1 rebounds per game and 1.5 steals per game, she hit 27 three pointers and led W&L with an 81.7 free throw percentage (85-for-104). In only two years, (she took her sophomore year off) Michaels ranks sixth all-time for point per game in a season (14.8), eighth all-time for points in a season with 326 (2002-03) and 10th all-time for career points (486).


Junior guard Bethany Dannelly needed only two years to write herself into the W&L record book. She combined 84 assists last season with a program-record 152 assists as a freshman to become W&L’s all-time leader for assists in a career (236). She finished last season third on the team with 8.0 points per game and swiped a co-team-high 43 steals. Dannelly scored a career-high 14 points on four occasions last season.


Sophomore guard Louisa Feve came to Lexington from Potomac, Md., and quickly made a name for herself in the Generals’ basketball program. In her inaugural season, she was second on the team with a 12.8 points per game average that ranks her 10th all-time for points per game in a season. She took the 11th spot on the W&L all-time list for points in a season (307) and became the Generals’ all-time leader for three-pointers made in a season (37). Her initial success, coupled with a revitalized program, looks to make her one of the most successful basketball players in W&L’s history.


Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger and freshman guard Sarah Otey both made an immediate impact in the Generals’ ranks last weekend. In W&L’s season opener against Peace Otey was second on the team with 11 points, while grabbing four rebounds and dishing out three assists. In the Generals’ second game Hunsinger scored 16 points and grabbed a game-high seven rebounds.


For the season, the Generals are averaging 51.5 points a game and have hit 38-of-109 from the field for a 34.9 shooting percentage. Washington and Lee is 7-for-29 (24.1%) from beyond the three-point arc and 20-for-34 (58.8%) from the charity stripe this season. King’s squad is also averaging 32.5 rebounds per game, 17.5 assists per game, 12 turnovers per game and 3.5 blocks per game.


Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-463-8670