June 10, 2002

W&L'S PRIEST NAMED DIVISION III DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Washington and Lee senior defender Eloise Priest (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephens-St. Agnes) was named the Division III Defensive Player of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) prior to the North-South game on June 8.

Priest is the first W&L women's lacrosse player to have earned a national player of the year award.

In 2002, Priest earned First Team All-ODAC, First Team All-State, First Team All-South Atlantic Region and First Team All-America honors after spearheading a W&L defense which allowed an average of just 7.74 goals per game. She caused a team-high 41 turnovers and picked up 35 ground balls.

Priest also earned First Team All-ODAC, First Team All-State, First Team All-South Atlantic Region and First Team All-America laurels following the 2001 season.

The Generals concluded their season with an overall record of 11-6. W&L advanced to the ODAC Championship game where it was defeated by Randolph-Macon, 12-11, in overtime.

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