POPE HACKNEY NAMED ODAC LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
SALEM, Va. -- Washington and Lee dominated the Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's lacrosse post-season honors as eight Generals were named to the first, second or honorable mention all-conference teams. Senior midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) was honored as the ODAC Player of the Year.
The Generals placed five players on the first team led by Hackney. Senior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes), senior defenseman Pete Iwancio (Baltimore, Md./Loyola), sophomore midfielder Tom Melanson (Baltimore, Md./Loyola) and senior midfielder Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall) also made the first team. Junior defenseman Eric Kontargyris (Woodstock, Vt./Loomis Chaffee) and senior goalie Wes Hays (Pasadena, Md./Loyola) were placed on the second team, while junior attackman Andrew Barnett (Darien, Conn./Darien) earned honorable mention honors.
Hackney's selection to the first team was his third straight after tallying 34 goals and 12 assists for 46 points this season. For his career, Hackney has scored 156 points on 109 goals and 47 assists.
Dugan also earned his third straight selection to the first team after garnering second team honors as a freshman. The 1999 ODAC Player of the Year, Dugan set the W&L and ODAC career scoring record this season and claims 286 points on 179 goals and 107 assists. He has posted 35 goals and 24 assists for 59 points this season.
Iwancio also earned a third straight selection to the first team after posting second team honors as a freshman. He helps spearhead the top defense in Division III this season, allowing an average of only 4.71 goals per game.
Melanson earned his first selection to the All-ODAC team after dominating faceoffs this season by winning nearly 74 percent. He also has notched eight goals and five assists this season.
Norton was placed on the first team after earning second team honors each of the past two seasons. This season, he has tallied 41 points on 23 goals and 18 assists.
Kontargyris was named to the All-ODAC team for the first time after scoring one goal and helping hold the Generals' opponents to an average of just 19.1 shots per game.
Hays earned his second straight selection to the second team after leading Division III in goals-against average (4.73) and placing sixth in save percentage (.663).
Barnett earned an Honorable Mention All-ODAC selection after amassing 27 goals and 17 assists for 44 points this season.
Washington and Lee is 14-1 and ranked third in Division III. The Generals will wrap up their 2001 season by hosting defending Division II champion Limestone on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 pm.
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