Four Generals Garner ODAC Weekly Honor

FOREST, Va. — The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its Athletes of the Week on Monday and four Washington and Lee athletes were recognized for the week ending March 23.

Junior Sonja Meighan (McLean, Va./Flint Hill) was named the Player of the Week for women’s tennis, junior attackman Cam Lewis (Chapel Hill, N.C./Durham Academy) garnered the honor for men’s lacrosse, senior Zander Tallman (Grand Blanc, Mich./Cranbrook-Kingswood) earned the recognition for men’s track and field and first-year Tom Conklin (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central) received the Pitcher of the Week accolade.

Meighan helped lead the Generals to a 2-0 record last week by winning all four of her matches, dropping just seven games in the process. In a 9-0 sweep over Emory & Henry, Meighan took down Stella Di Michele, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 1 singles and then teamed up with junior Patricia Kirkland (Charleston, S.C./Ashley Hall) to take No. 1 doubles over Di Michele and Alyssa Wingate by a score of 8-2.

Meighan followed that performance with a perfect day against CNU. She won at No. 1 singles over Jodi Noland, 6-0, 6-0, and at No. 1 doubles, 8-0, with Kirkland as her partner. For the season, Meighan is 17-2 in singles play and 17-3 in doubles action. 

Lewis had a career week in helping lead W&L to a 2-0 record with wins over Sewanee (13-7) on Wednesday and Guilford (19-8) on Saturday.

In the win over Sewanee, Lewis notched a career-best four goals and picked up three ground balls. He followed that up by setting new career-bests for goals (5) and points (7) in W&L’s victory over the Quakers.

Through nine contests, Lewis leads the team and ranks fifth in the conference in scoring with 32 points on a team-best 24 goals and eight assists.

Concklin earned his second victory of the season on Saturday in a 7-0 win at Roanoke. He pitched 7.2 scoreless innings, while allowing just six hits and one walk. He also struck out four batters. Concklin lowered his season ERA to 1.17 in 23.0 innings, which is tied for the ODAC lead with teammate Kyle Tipping (Green Lane, Pa./The Hill School).

In the first outdoor meet of the season at the W&L Carnival, Tallman notched three victories and one second-place finish. Individually, he took the top spot in the 400m and 200m. His time in the 400m (47.92) is currently the top time in Division III. Tallman crossed the finish line in 21.86 in the 200m, which is the sixth-fastest time in Division III.

Tallman was also part of the winning 4x100m relay. He joined seniors Agustin Kim (La Habra, Calif./Troy) and Cole Glasgow (Dallas, Texas/Jesuit College Prep), and junior Aaron Jeong (Federal Way, Wash./Thomas Jefferson) to set a W&L record in 41.73, and it also tied the ODAC record. It is also the second-best time in Division III this year. Tallman was also part of the 4x400m relay that took second. The foursome of Tallman, sophomore Charlie Zachariades (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) and first-years Isidro Camacho (Brooklyn, N.Y./Xavier) and Jack Jones (Lookout Mountain, Ga./McCallie School) crossed the finish line in 3:19.02, which is the fastest time in Division III this year.

The women’s tennis team returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Carnegie Mellon for a 1:00 pm game. Men’s lacrosse hosts Roanoke on Saturday at 1:00 pm. The baseball squad hosts Southern Virginia on Tuesday at 3:00 pm, and the men’s track and field team competes at the Commonwealth Duals on Saturday.

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