W&L PLACES SEVEN PLAYERS ON THE 360LACROSSE.COM ALL-AMERICA TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 360Lacrosse.com Division III All-America team was released on Wednesday morning and Washington and Lee posted seven players on the team, including two first-teamers.
Senior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) and senior midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) both earned first team honors, while senior defenseman Pete Iwancio (Baltimore, Md./Loyola) and senior goalie Wes Hays (Pasadena, Md./Loyola) were named to the second team. Senior midfielder Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall) was placed on the third team, while sophomore midfielder Tom Melanson (Baltimore, Md./Loyola) and junior defenseman Eric Kontargyris (Woodstock, Vt./Loomis Chaffee) both earned honorable mention honors.
Dugan led the Generals in scoring with 63 points on 38 goals and 25 assists. He broke the W&L and ODAC career scoring records during the season (290 pts.) and also set a new W&L record for career goals (182). Dugan was named First Team All-ODAC earlier this season.
Hackney claimed his best season at W&L after scoring 50 points on 37 goals and 13 assists. He also earned First Team All-ODAC honors this season and graduates with 160 career points on 112 goals and 48 assists.
Norton earned First Team All-ODAC honors as well after tallying 24 goals and 18 assists. He ends his career with 133 career points (72 g, 61 a).
Melanson was a First Team All-ODAC selection earlier this season. He tallied 14 points on nine goals and five assists and won 197-of-268 (.735) faceoffs.
Iwancio, Kontargyris and Hays helped spearhead a W&L defense that was tops in Division III, allowing an average of just 4.87 goals per game. Iwancio earned First Team All-ODAC honors, while Hays and Kontargyris were second team all-conference selections. Hays led the nation in goals-against average (4.91) and was 17th in save percentage (.647).
Washington and Lee finished the 2001 season with a 14-1 overall record, 5-1 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The Generals were ranked third in the final USILA Division III poll.