June 2003

W&L's BEN KRASNOFF NAMED PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior linebacker Ben Krasnoff (Towson, Md./Towson) was selected as a Second Team Preseason All-American by Lindy's College Football Preview Magazine.

W&L PLACES THREE ON ALL-STATE WOMEN'S LACROSSE TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Virginia Sports Information Director's Association (VaSID) announced its 2003 College Division All-State Women's Lacrosse team on Thursday morning and Washington and Lee claimed three members of the first and second team.

W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING TEAM RANKS NO. 1 IN ACADEMICS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) recently released its team rankings for Academic All-America and the Washington and Lee women's swimming team topped the list.

THREE W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE PLAYERS EARN IWLCA ACADEMIC HONORS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton), senior defender Sarah Janowitz (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) and junior goalkeeper Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) were among 127 players named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Academic Honor Roll. Additionally, W&L was among 32 squads recognized for achieving a team GPA of 3.00 or greater.

W&L FINISHES 39TH IN NACDA DIRECTOR'S CUP STANDINGS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The National Association of Collegiate Director's of Athletics (NACDA) recently announced the final 2003 Director's Cup Standings and Washington and Lee University ranked 39th on the Division III list.

MICHAEL HANSON SIGNS FREE AGENT CONTRACT WITH ATLANTA BRAVES
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Just one day after graduating from Washington and Lee University, former Generals' shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) found himself at Turner Field signing a rookie free agent contract with the Atlanta Braves on June 6.

W&L CLAIMS ODAC COMMISSIONER'S CUP
SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee athletic program captured the 2003 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Commissioner's Cup for overall excellence, marking the seventh time in nine years that the Generals have claimed the best overall program in the conference. W&L also won the men's overall cup for the eighth straight time and finished second in the women's overall cup.

PROKO NAMED ODAC FEMALE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
SALEM, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior women's tennis player Erika Proko (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) has been named the recipient of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's (ODAC) Marjorie Berkley Award presented to the league's top female scholar-athlete.

W&L's JAN HATHORN NAMED SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION COACH OF THE YEAR
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee head women's lacrosse coach Jan Hathorn has been named the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III South Atlantic Region Coach of the Year in voting conducted by the association's members. Amherst's Chris Paradis was named the IWLCA National Coach of the Year after claiming the Division III National Championship.

May 2003

PROKO, SULLIVAN HIGHLIGHT AWARD WINNERS AT W&L
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Seniors Erika Proko (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) and Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) headed the list of honorees at the annual Washington and Lee University Athletic Awards Ceremony on May 27 at W&L's Lee Chapel. Proko was named the Pres Brown Outstanding Senior Female Athlete, while Sullivan was the male recipient of the award.

FIVE W&L ATHLETES EARN VaSID ACADEMIC ALL-STATE HONORS
HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Washington and Lee had five athletes recognized on the 2003 Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) Academic All-State Team which was voted on by the members and released on Tuesday afternoon.

W&L BASEBALL PLACES FOUR ON VaSID ALL-STATE TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Four members of the record-setting Washington and Lee baseball team were named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State Team which was released on Tuesday.

W&L PLACES THREE ON USILA DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA TEAM
BALTIMORE, Md. -- The 2003 USILA Division III Men's Lacrosse All-America teams have been announced and Washington and Lee claimed three players on the list, including junior midfielder Dustin Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius), junior goalie Ansel Sanders (Weems, Va./Woodberry Forest) and senior defenseman Noah Weber (Yorktown, N.Y./Yorktown), who were all honorable mention selections.

SARAH JANOWITZ EARNS ALL-AMERICA ACCOLADES
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior defender Sarah Janowitz (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) was named to both the Warrior/Inside Lacrosse and Brine/US Lacrosse All-America teams which were announced on Monday.

PETER DEAN HONORED AS ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior pitcher Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) was placed on the Second Team Verizon Academic All-America College Division Baseball squad which was announced on Tuesday.

MICHAEL HANSON NAMED TO ALL-AMERICA BASEBALL TEAM
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Washington and Lee senior shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) was named to the ABCA/Rawlings Division III All-America baseball team which was released on Friday morning.

NATE HOEY APPOINTED AS DIRECTOR OF TRACK & FIELD OPERATIONS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee athletic director Mike Walsh has announced the appointment of Nate Hoey as director of track and field and running programs and head coach of men's and women's track and field. Hoey replaces Norris Aldridge, who has announced that he will enter phased retirement this fall.

BOGART, PROKO AND HAGERMAN EARN ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT HONORS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee had three athletes named to the 2003 Verizon Academic All-District III Women's At-Large Team which was announced on May 22.

AUSTIN KIM SELECTED TO VERIZON ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior men's tennis player Austin Kim (Richmond, Va./Clover Hill) was one of 10 athletes selected to the 2003 Verizon Men's College Division At-Large Academic All-District III squad on Thursday morning. The team was voted on by members of the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America.

PROKO AND HAGERMAN EARN ALL-AMERICA ACCOLADES
REDLANDS, Calif. -- A pair of Washington and Lee women's tennis players, senior Erika Proko (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) and sophomore Lindsay Hagerman (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park), earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles at the recently completed NCAA Division III Tournament.

FIVE GENERALS EARN ALL-SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION ALL-AMERICA HONORS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Five Washington and Lee women's lacrosse players were named to the Brine/Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association South Atlantic Region All-America team.

W&L BASEBALL PLACES THREE ON ALL-REGION SQUAD
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Three members of the Washington and Lee baseball team were named to the 2003 American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings NCAA Division III All-South Region team which was announced on Monday.

PROKO AND HAGERMAN TO VIE FOR SINGLES AND DOUBLES TITLES
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Two Washington and Lee women's tennis players, senior Erika Proko (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) and sophomore Lindsay Hagerman (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park), were selected to participate in the NCAA Division III singles and doubles championships.

W&L's PROKO EARNS NATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior women's tennis player Erika Proko (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) was awarded the National Division III ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship it was announced on Friday.

CONNERS, MELANSON AND WEBER TO PLAY IN NORTH-SOUTH GAME
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Washington and Lee senior men's lacrosse players Matt Conners (Burke, Va./Robinson), Tommy Melanson (Baltimore, Md./Loyola) and Noah Weber (Yorktown, N.Y./Yorktown) have been selected to participate in the North-South All-Star game held June 7 at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn.

W&L NAMES JOEL SHINOFIELD HEAD MEN'S SWIMMING COACH
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee athletic director Mike Walsh has announced the appointment of Joel Shinofield as head men's swimming coach and assistant professor of physical education. Shinofield will begin his duties effective August 1.

SEVEN W&L WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYERS EARN FIRST TEAM ALL-ODAC
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Each of the seven members of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference champion Washington and Lee women's tennis team earned first team all-conference honors. Further, senior Erika Proko (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) was named the ODAC Player of the Year, while Head Coach Cinda Rankin was named the ODAC Coach of the Year for the 10th time.

TWO GENERALS NAMED TO NORTH-SOUTH SENIOR ALL-STAR GAME
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) and senior defender Sarah Janowitz (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) were named to the 2003 STX Farewell Lacrosse Festival Division III North-South Senior All-Star game.

PETER DEAN EARNS ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT LAURELS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior pitcher Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) was named to the 2003 Verizon Academic All-District College Division Baseball team which was announced on Thursday. He was a first team honoree.

W&L BASEBALL HAS EIGHT PLAYERS EARN ALL-ODAC
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy), named the 2003 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Player of the Year, was one of eight Washington and Lee baseball players named to the all-conference team which was announced on Wednesday afternoon. Head Coach Jeff Stickley was also selected as the ODAC Coach of the Year.

W&L's PROKO RECEIVES INTERCOLLEGIATE TENNIS ASSOCIATION AWARD
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior women's tennis player Erika Proko (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) has been awarded the ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award for the Atlantic South Region.

W&L's McCLURE SELECTED FOR NCAA TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee sophomore Paul McClure (Memphis, Tenn./Memphis University School) has been selected to participate in the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Singles Championship.

SIX GENERALS GARNER ALL-ODAC HONORS IN WOMEN'S LACROSSE
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Six members of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference champion Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team earned spots on the All-ODAC team which was announced Monday afternoon. Moreover, senior defender Sarah Janowitz (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) was named ODAC Player of the Year, while Head Coach Jan Hathorn was named ODAC Coach of the Year for the fifth time.

W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE EARNS BERTH IN NCAA TOURNAMENT
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team will face Mary Washington in a first-round game of the NCAA Division III Tournament. The game will be played at 2:00 p.m., on Sat., May 10, at The College of New Jersey.

W&L CLAIMS SIX ON ALL-ODAC MEN'S LACROSSE TEAM
SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference men's lacrosse team on Thursday afternoon. Washington and Lee claimed six players on the first, second or honorable mention squads.

W&L's CAMPBELL TO PLAY IN NCAA GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior Chip Campbell (Memphis, Tenn./Memphis University School) has been selected to participate in the NCAA Division III Golf Championships held May 12-15 at the Dornoch Golf Club in Delaware, Ohio.

W&L PLACES THREE ON ALL-ODAC GOLF TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee placed three individuals on the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference golf team which was announced recently. 

April 2003

W&L MEN'S TENNIS MAKES NCAA TOURNAMENT FIELD
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team has been selected to participate in the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year.

W&L WOMEN'S TENNIS CHOSEN AS NCAA TOURNAMENT HOST SITE
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's tennis team was chosen as one of eight schools to host first- and second round-matches of the 2003 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships.

ONE-HUNDRED TWELVE W&L STUDENTS EARN SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARDS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Mike Walsh has announced that 112 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed winter term. The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.500.

W&L ANNOUNCES 2003 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME CLASS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee has announced the 16th class that will be inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held on campus on Fri., Oct. 10, 2003. The group will also be honored prior to the Generals' football game against Catholic University on Saturday, Oct. 11. This year's class includes Lisa Dowling Costello '93, Jim Lewis '58 and John Morris '90.

W&L NAMES MANDY KING HEAD WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACH
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee athletic director Mike Walsh has announced the appointment of Mandy King as head women's basketball coach and assistant professor of physical education. King will begin her duties effective May 1.

W&L BASEBALL RANKED SEVENTH IN SOUTH REGION
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team has received a No. 7 ranking in the South Region in the latest American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division III Poll that was released on Monday afternoon.

March 2003

W&L's TAFFE NAMED WARRIOR/INSIDE LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) has been named the Warrior/Inside Lacrosse National Division III Women's Player of the Week.

W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's swimming team garnered recognition as a College Swimming Coaches Association of America Academic All-America team for its success both in the pool and in the classroom.

PRESEAON OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD POLL ANNOUNCED
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's track and field teams were picked to finish fourth and fifth, respectively, in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll which was released on Tuesday.

W&L PLACES EIGHT ON NFHCA NATIONAL ACADEMIC SQUAD
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Eight members of the Washington and Lee field hockey team were named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad which was released on Tuesday.

W&L GOLF MOVES UP IN GOLFSTAT RANKINGS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee golf team continues to move up in the GolfStat Division III Rankings. The Generals are tied for eighth following their performance in the Pfeiffer/Pine Needles Invitational.

W&L's MELILLO AWARDED NCAA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Washington and Lee senior football player John Melillo (Forney, Texas/Belle Plaine) has been awarded a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Postgraduate Scholarship. The award is a $6,900 scholarship for academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time or part-time graduate student.

W&L LACROSSE MOVES UP IN USILA DIVISION III POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team moved into fourth place in the Division III men's lacrosse poll which was released on Monday evening.

SIX W&L SWIMMERS GARNER ALL-ODAC ACCOLADES
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Six members of the Washington and Lee women's swimming team received All-ODAC honors for their performances this season as announced on Monday afternoon.

W&L MEN'S TENNIS ODAC PRESEASON FAVORITE
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team nabbed all six first-place votes and is the No. 1 ranked team in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference preseason coaches poll which was released on Monday.

W&L WOMEN'S TENNIS PICKED TO FINISH FIRST IN ODAC
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's tennis team was the unanimous preseason favorite in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference preseason coaches poll which was released on Monday.

W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE TOPS ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team garnered six first-place votes and 10 points overall to sit atop the Old Dominion Athletic Conference preseason coaches poll which was released on Monday.

February 2003

SARAH MICHAELS NAMED HONORABLE MENTION ALL-ODAC
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior forward Sarah Michaels (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) was tabbed an Honorable Mention All-ODAC performer by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference coaches on Thursday morning.

W&L BASEBALL PICKED TO FINISH FIFTH IN ODAC
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team has been ranked fifth in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference preseason coaches poll which was released on Wednesday.

HETTERMANN NAMED HONORABLE MENTION ALL-ODAC
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior forward Scott Hettermann (Falls Church, Va./Landon) was named to the Honorable Mention All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference team at the conference's tournament banquet held on Friday evening.

W&L MEN'S LACROSSE PICKED SECOND IN ODAC COACHES POLL
SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team is ranked second in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference preseason coaches poll which was released on Friday afternoon.

W&L GOLF RANKED 16TH IN PRESEASON DIVISION III POLL
NORMAN, Okla. -- The Washington and Lee golf team received a No. 16 preseason ranking in the Division III Precept Coaches Poll released by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE RANKED 14TH IN PRESEASON
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team has received a No. 14 ranking in the IWLCA NCAA Division III preseason poll which was announced on Wednesday morning.

January 2003

W&L LACROSSE CLAIMS THREE PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS
TOWSON, Md. -- The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team placed three players on the Inside Lacrosse/Face-off Yearbook Preseason Division III All-America team.

ONE-HUNDRED FIFTEEN W&L STUDENTS EARN SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARDS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Mike Walsh has announced that 115 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed fall term. The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.500.

December 2002

W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER CONCLUDES SEASON WITH NO. 16 RANKING
LEXINGTON, Va. -- After a season in which the Washington and Lee women's soccer team attained its first-ever national ranking, won its first ODAC Championship and advanced to its first NCAA Division III Tournament, the Generals earned a No. 16 ranking in the final NSCAA/adidas National Rankings.

RAPOZA EARNS D3FOOTBALL.COM ALL-AMERICA HONORS
SALEM, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior offensive lineman Mat Rapoza (Kill Devil Hills, N.C./Manteo) earned Third Team All-America honors from D3Football.com.

W&L PLACES THREE ON ROANOKE TIMES ALL-STATE FOOTBALL TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Roanoke Times recently announced its Division II-III All-State Football team and Washington and Lee had three players honored.

W&L MEN'S LACROSSE RANKED SIXTH IN FACEOFF PRESEASON POLL
TOWSON, Md. -- Inside Lacrosse released its Faceoff Magazine preseason Division III men's lacrosse coaches poll on Friday afternoon. Washington and Lee ranked sixth overall in the voting.

W&L GOLF RANKED 13TH FOLLOWING FALL SEASON
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee golf team is ranked 13th in the GolfStat Division III fall rankings. The Generals completed the fall season with a 301.1 stroke average over nine rounds.

BRYAN SNYDER NAMED VaSID COACH OF THE YEAR
DANVILLE, Va. -- Washington and Lee Head Volleyball Coach Bryan Snyder was named the Virginia College Division Coach of the Year in voting conducted by the Virginia Sports Information Director's Association (VaSID).

W&L MEN'S TENNIS GARNERS NATIONAL RANKING
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team is ranked 14th in the Omni Hotels Division III Men's Tennis rankings which were released recently by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

W&L RANKED 34TH IN NACDA DIRECTORS' CUP STANDINGS
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Washington and Lee University ranks 34th nationally in the NACDA Directors' Cup Division III fall standings which were released on Thursday.

THREE W&L FOOTBALL PLAYERS EARN ALL-SOUTH REGION HONORS
ABILENE, Texas -- Washington and Lee had three players chosen to the Football Gazette All-South Region teams which were announced on Wednesday afternoon.

W&L ATHLETICS RECEIVES ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee recently received the 2002 USA Today/NCAA Academic Achievement Award for placing among the Top 10 schools in Division III in student-athlete graduate rates.

CUNNINGHAM NAMED VaSID COLLEGE DIVISION COACH OF THE YEAR
FERRUM, Va. -- The Virginia Sports Information Director's Association announced its College Division Women's Soccer All-State team on Wednesday afternoon.

CHRIS SULLIVAN NAMED VaSID COLLEGE DIVISION FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Virginia Sports Information Director's Association (VaSID) announced its 2002 College Division All-State Football team on Wednesday afternoon.

W&L'S CUNNINGHAM NAMED SOUTH REGION COACH OF THE YEAR
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Head Women's Soccer Coach Neil Cunningham was voted the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas NCAA Division III South Region Coach of the Year.

KITT MURPHY GARNERS ALL-STATE FIELD HOCKEY RECOGNITION
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore midfielder Kitt Murphy (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) earned a spot on the Honorable Mention Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State College Division Field Hockey Team which was announced Monday morning.

MURPHY EARNS ALL-SOUTH REGION HONORS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior forward Brad Murphy (Mantoloking, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) was honored as a Third Team All-South Region performer by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America on Friday afternoon.

W&L WOMEN'S TENNIS RANKED SECOND NATIONALLY
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's tennis team has earned a preseason ranking of No. 2 in NCAA Division III in the Omni Hotels Collegiate Tennis Ranking which was announced Nov. 27.

W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER PLACES THREE ON ALL-SOUTH REGION TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team had three players earn spots on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III All-South Region team which was announced on Wednesday.

ODAC PRESEASON INDOOR TRACK POLL ANNOUNCED
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's indoor track teams were picked to finish fourth and fifth, respectively in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll which was released on Tuesday morning.

MELILLO NAMED FIRST TEAM VERIZON ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior offensive lineman John Melillo (Forney, Texas/Belle Plaine (Kan.)) was named to the Verizon College Division Football Academic All-America squad on Monday morning as voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.

November 2002

SULLIVAN NAMED A FINALIST FOR THE GAGLIARDI TROPHY
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. -- The J-Club of Saint John's University announced its 10 finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy on Tuesday afternoon. Washington and Lee senior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) is among the 10 selections.

SULLIVAN AND RAPOZA CHOSEN TO PLAY IN EAST COAST BOWL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior football players Mat Rapoza (Kill Devil Hills, N.C./Manteo) and Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) have been chosen to play in the Second Annual City of Petersburg East Coast Bowl on Sat., Nov. 30 at Historic Cameron Field in Petersburg, Va.

W&L PLACES SEVEN ON ALL-ODAC FOOTBALL TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference football team on Thursday afternoon and Washington and Lee had seven players honored.

W&L'S GAILLARD NAMED TO ALL-REGION VOLLEYBALL TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its All-South Region team on Thursday and Washington and Lee had one player honored on the team.

EIGHT GENERALS TABBED TO ALL-ODAC WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Eight members of the record-setting Washington and Lee women's soccer team earned spots on the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) team which was announced Wednesday morning. Additionally, Head Coach Neil Cunningham was honored as the ODAC Coach of the Year, while freshman midfielder Gina Von Sternberg (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) was selected as the Rookie of the Year.

MURPHY EARNS ALL-SOUTH REGION HONORS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore midfielder Kitt Murphy (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) was recognized on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-South Region team announced Monday morning. Murphy garnered Second Team honors.

W&L FOOTBALL PLACES FIVE ON VERIZON ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
VALDOSTA, Ga. -- Washington and Lee placed five players on the Verizon College Division Academic All-District Team that was announced Thursday afternoon.

TWO GENERALS NAMED TO ALL-ODAC MEN'S SOCCER TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced the 2002 All-ODAC men's soccer team on Tuesday and Washington and Lee had two players honored.

FOUR GENERALS NAMED TO ALL-ODAC FIELD HOCKEY TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team claimed two members on the All-ODAC squad in addition to the ODAC Coach of the Year.

W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER EARNS BERTH IN NCAA TOURNAMENT
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team will face Greensboro College in a first round match in the NCAA South Region Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 pm on the Liberty Hall Fields.

W&L VOLLEYBALL EARNS NCAA TOURNAMENT BID
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee volleyball team received the fourth seed and will face fifth-seeded Christopher Newport (24-7) on Thursday afternoon at 4:30 pm in the first round of the NCAA Division III South Regional held at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.

W&L VOLLEYBALL NETS TWO ALL-ODAC SELECTIONS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference volleyball team was announced on Friday evening and Washington and Lee had two players honored in addition to capturing the Coach of the Year.

THOMAS AND PLUMMER NAMED TO VERIZON ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team had two members named as Second Team Verizon Academic All-District honorees.

W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PICKED 10TH IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's basketball team was picked to finish 10th in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Coaches' Poll which was released Thursday morning.

W&L MEN'S SOCCER BACK IN ODAC TOURNAMENT PLAY
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team will resume play in the ODAC Tournament even after falling to Virginia Wesleyan in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

W&L VOLLEYBALL EARNS NO. 1 SEED FOR ODAC TOURNAMENT
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee volleyball team earned the top seed for the 2002 ODAC Volleyball Tournament to be held at Eastern Mennonite University on Friday and Saturday.

W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER RANKED 14TH NATIONALLY
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team has attained its highest-ever national ranking in the November 4 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III poll. The Generals, who are also ranked second in the NCAA South Region, moved up two spots to No. 14 following a 2-0 win over Bridgewater on Saturday in the first round of the ODAC Tournament.

W&L MEN'S SOCCER EARNS NO. 6 SEED IN ODAC TOURNEY
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team earned the No. 6 seed in the 2002 ODAC Tournament and will travel to third-seeded Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon for a 1:30 pm contest.

W&L FIELD HOCKEY EARNS NO. 4 SEED IN ODAC TOURNEY
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team earned the No. 4 seed in the 2002 ODAC Tournament and will host fifth-seeded Virginia Wesleyan at 4:00 pm on Saturday afternoon at the W&L Turf Field.

W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER EARNS NO. 3 SEED IN ODAC TOURNEY
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer earned the No. 3 seed in the 2002 ODAC Tournament and will host sixth-seeded Bridgewater at 1:00 pm on Saturday afternoon at the Liberty Hall Fields.

October 2002

W&L MEN'S BASKETBALL PICKED EIGHTH IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's basketball team was picked to finish eighth out of 10 teams in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll which was released on Thursday afternoon.

BEN KRASNOFF NAMED TO D3FOOTBALL.COM TEAM OF THE WEEK
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior linebacker Ben Krasnoff (Towson, Md./Towson) was among 21 players recognized on the D3Football.com Team of the Week.

W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER EARNS FIRST-EVER NATIONAL RANKING
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team has achieved its first-ever national ranking. The Generals currently hold the 16th spot in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), and are recognized as No. 2 in the NCAA South Region.

ANDREW PULSIFER RESIGNS AS MEN'S SWIMMING COACH AT W&L
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Andrew Pulsifer, head men's swimming coach at Washington and Lee University since 1997, has resigned for personal reasons related to his health.

W&L NAMES AMY FORBES ASSISTANT WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACH
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike Walsh has announced the appointment of Amy Forbes as assistant women's basketball coach. Forbes, currently the assistant women's soccer coach at W&L, begins her appointment immediately in addition to her women's soccer duties.

September 2002

W&L TO INDUCT HALL OF FAME CLASSES
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its 14th and 15th classes in a ceremony to be held on campus this Friday evening at 8:00 pm. The groups will also be recognized at the Generals' football game against Johns Hopkins on Saturday at 1:00 pm.

W&L NAMES BRYAN SNYDER INTERIM WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACH
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike Walsh has announced that Washington and Lee head volleyball coach Bryan Snyder will serve as the interim women's basketball coach for the 2002-03 season. Snyder had served as the women's basketball assistant coach each of the past two seasons in addition to his volleyball coaching duties.

W&L SOCCER TEAMS RANKED IN NSCAA REGIONAL POLLS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has released its 2002 regional rankings and the Washington and Lee men's and women's teams were both recognized in the South Region polls. The W&L men are ranked sixth, while the women are rated seventh.

W&L NAMES GRANT AND VEREB ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINERS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike Walsh has announced the appointments of Heather Grant and Jason Vereb as Assistant Athletic Trainers. Both Grant and Vereb begin their appointments immediately.

August 2002

W&L CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS PICKED THIRD IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's cross country teams were both picked to finish third in the preseason ODAC Coaches' Poll, which was released Wednesday morning.

W&L FIELD HOCKEY TIES FOR FOURTH IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- In just its second season competing in the ODAC, the Washington and Lee field hockey team tied for fourth in the ODAC Preseason Field Hockey Coaches' Poll, which was released Monday morning.

W&L VOLLEYBALL PICKED FIRST IN ODAC PRESEASON COACHES POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) preseason volleyball coaches poll was released on Friday afternoon. Washington and Lee received seven first place votes to grab the top spot in the voting.

W&L VOLLEYBALL RECEIVES VOTES IN AVCA PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III Preseason Top 25 poll was released on Thursday afternoon with Washington and Lee receiving 24 votes to rank 28th overall.

W&L MEN'S SOCCER PICKED FOURTH IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team was picked to finish fourth in the preseason ODAC Coaches Poll, which was released Wednesday morning.

W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER PICKED THIRD IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team was picked to finish third in the preseason ODAC Coaches Poll, which was released Wednesday morning.

W&L NAMES CHRIS OSTROWSKY ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike Walsh has announced the appointment of Chris Ostrowsky as assistant football coach. Ostrowsky will begin his appointment immediately.

W&L ELEVATES HOLLY SNYDER TO HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike Walsh has announced the elevation of Holly Rose Snyder from Associate Athletic Trainer to Head Athletic Trainer. Snyder replaces Tom Jones, who has entered phased retirement following 32 years as the head trainer at W&L.

RICK MATTHEWS ELEVATED TO ASSISTANT LACROSSE COACH AND ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR FOR UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike Walsh has announced that Rick Matthews has been promoted to Assistant Lacrosse Coach and Athletic Department Coordinator for Underrepresented Students. He begins his appointment immediately.

July 2002

W&L FOOTBALL PICKED FIFTH IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- At the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference football media day held Friday, July 26, on the campus of Hampden-Sydney College, the conference's preseason poll was announced.

W&L NAMES MELISSA MIRANDA ASSISTANT FIELD HOCKEY COACH
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike Walsh has announced the appointment of Melissa Miranda as assistant field hockey coach and athletic administrative assistant. The position is largely funded by the NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Internship Program. Miranda will begin her appointment in early August.

MAT RAPOZA NAMED TO D3FOOTBALL.COM PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior offensive lineman Mat Rapoza (Kill Devil Hills, N.C./Manteo) was selected to the D3Football.com Preseason First Team All-America squad which was announced on Monday afternoon.

HOLLACK RESIGNS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL POST AT WASHINGTON AND LEE
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike Walsh has announced that Janet Hollack, the University's head women's basketball coach for the past two seasons, has resigned to pursue coaching opportunities at the Division I or Division II level.

W&L NAMES NATHAN HOEY FITNESS CENTER DIRECTOR & STRENGTH COACH
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike Walsh has announced the appointment of Nathan Hoey as W&L's new Fitness Center Director and Strength Coach. Hoey will begin his appointment in late July.