SECAUKUS, N.J. -- Washington and Lee seniors Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) and Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) have been selected to participate in the 2001 Warrior Major League Lacrosse Challenge held on June 2 at Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Field.
The challenge, which features the Top 40 seniors as selected from recommendations by a panel of key lacrosse members, MLL players and coaches, League personnel and voting by fans on majorleaguelacrosse.com, will consist of three events. A game will be played featuring MLL rules, there will be a morning and afternoon combine followed by the 2001 Warrior Collegiate Awards Ceremony and the MLL Collegiate Draft.
"The Warrior Major League Challenge is the premier showcase for collegiate lacrosse talent in the country," said Jake Seinfeld, founder of Major League Lacrosse and CEO of Body By Jake Enterprises. "This is an opportunity for the best of the best from Division I, Division II and Division III to play their hearts out on the field to show us they have what it takes to play Major League Lacrosse."
Dugan and Hackney are among six Division III players taking part in the challenge and will participate on Team Accelerator along with players from the University of Virginia, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola College, Georgetown University, University of Delaware, Hofstra University, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, University of Denver, Middlebury College and Nazareth College.
Dugan and Hackney both ended their senior seasons by being named to the USILA and 360Lacrosse.com First Team All-America squads.
Dugan, an attackman, 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).
Hackney, a midfielder, claimed his best season at W&L after scoring 50 points on 37 goals and 13 assists. He graduates with 160 career points on 112 goals and 48 assists.
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.
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