FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its 2014 ODAC Spring Sportsmanship teams on Thursday, and Washington and Lee had several athletes honored in each of the spring sports sponsored by the conference.
First-year Conley Hurst (Little Rock, Ark. / Episcopal) and sophomore Sara Moir (Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley) were recognized for the men’s and women’s golf teams, sophomore Michael Holt (Henrico, Va. / Mills Godwin) and senior Chelsea Mixson (Beaufort, S.C. / Hilton Head Prep) were honored from the men’s and women’s tennis teams, while first-year Ian McDonald (Richmond, Va./Douglas S. Freeman) and senior Leigh Dannhauser (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) earned the award from the men’s and women’s outdoor track & field teams. Additionally, senior Jared Mitchell (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) and senior Kingsley Schroeder (Dayton, Ohio / Westminster School / Miami Valley) garnered the honor for men’s and women’s lacrosse, while senior Josh Josephson (Boca Raton, Fla. / American Heritage) was honored on the baseball team and sophomore Laura Lemon (Roanoke, Va. / North Cross) was honored on the equestrian team.
A Second Team All-ODAC and all-state honoree, Hurst led the team and was fifth in the ODAC with a 75.6 stroke average across 20 rounds played. He had four Top 10 finishes throughout the year, including a pair of Top 5 finishes. Among them was a first-place tie at the ODAC Championship with a score of 77-72-73—222 (+6). Hurst fell in a playoff to Guilford's Tanner Gross, earning ODAC All-Tournament accolades.
Moir produced a 91.7 scoring average over 13 rounds played and placed 14th at the conference championship. She carded a 95-95-91—281 to help the Generals finish the team competition in third place. She registered three Top 10 finishes on the year, including a sixth-place finish at the Bridgewater Invitational (87-82—169).
The ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men's tennis, Holt recorded an 18-6 record at No. 2 singles and a 26-5 mark at No. 1 doubles this season. He earned First Team All-ODAC accolades in both singles and doubles and All-America accolades in doubles for the second time in his career. He teamed with junior Taylor Shamshiri (Austin, Texas / ATA College Prep) to participate in the NCAA Division III Doubles Championship for the second straight year, advancing to the quarterfinals before falling to a team from Washington (Mo.).
A First Team All-ODAC selection as a junior and senior, Mixson finished her senior campaign with a 13-4 overall record in singles, while claiming an 18-3 record in doubles. Over her four years as a General, she notched a 48-24 mark in doubles play, and a 33-18 record in singles action.
McDonald capped his rookie season with a first-place finish in the 1,500m at the ODAC Championships as he crossed the finish line in 4:07.70. He also registered two Top 5 finishes during the season, including a first-place finish at the Commonwealth Duals. In his 12th-place finish at the Liberty Twilight, McDonald set a career best in the 1,500m with a time of 3:56.56.
Dannhauser competed in the pole vault, high jump and the javelin for the Generals this season. She place third in the high jump with a mark of 1.53m (5’00.25), took sixth with a vault of 2.51m (8’02.75”), and placed sixth in the javelin with a toss of 29.29m (96’01.00”) at the ODAC championship meet. She was named Third Team All-ODAC as a first-year and senior and earned a letter each of her four seasons.
Mitchell earned First Team All-ODAC honors for the second straight season and was named to the USILA Scholar All-America Team after totaling four goals and two assists, and winning 61.4 percent (205-334) of his faceoffs while picking up 125 ground balls. He completed his career ranked second all-time at W&L in faceoffs taken (1,077) and won (640). Mitchell totaled 19 points (10 G, 9 A), won 59.4 percent of his faceoffs and collected 349 ground balls over his four seasons.
Schroeder, the W&L Wink Glasgow Spirit & Sportsmanship Award winner, joined the lacrosse team this spring. She played in four games as a reserve goalkeeper, making two saves with three goals-allowed. She was also a three-year member of the women’s soccer team where she played in 13 games as a goalkeeper. She posted an .833 save percentage and a 0.22 goals-against average for her career.
Josephson played in 26 games as a first baseman this spring. He finished the season batting .247 with seven doubles, one home run and 10 RBI. He ranked third on the team with 21 runs, while his on-base percentage (.375) ranked sixth. He also helped lead the Generals to their second straight ODAC Tournament appearance.
Lemon garnered the honor after helping the Generals claim their first ODAC title since 2006. At the championship meet, Lemon tied for first-place in the flat phase with senior Claire Stevenson (Southampton, N.Y. / St. Paul's School) with a score of 86.5 that claimed the title for the Blue and White. She averaged 72.75 points (67.0, 78.5, 86.5) in three events to place 19th overall. Lemon also qualified for the IHSA Regional event for the first time in her career.
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