May 25, 2005

A PAIR OF W&L WOMEN'S LAXERS EARN ALL-AMERICA HONORS

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. -- The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team had two players selected to the IWLCA/US Lacrosse Division III All-America team, which was released on Monday afternoon. Senior defender Maggie Speasmaker (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield) earned second team honors, while senior midfielder Kitt Murphy (New York, N.Y./St. Catherines) was named to the third team.

Speasmaker, who was a First Team All-ODAC and First Team All-Atlantic South Region selection, tallied five points on three goals and two assists and her 22 caused turnovers were second on the squad. Speasmaker also helped the Generals to a No. 7 national ranking in scoring defense, allowing just 6.10 goals per game.

Murphy, who was a First Team All-Atlantic South Region honoree, collected nine points on six goals and three assists. She was second on the team with 52 ground balls and third with 18 draw controls. Murphy was also a Second Team All-ODAC performer in 2005 after earning First-Team All-ODAC accolades the previous two years. She also garnered first team all-region honors as a sophomore.

W&L finished the season with a 15-4 overall record, 8-0 in the ODAC, and a No. 13 national ranking. The Generals won their third consecutive ODAC Championship and defeated No. 4 Amherst, 11-9, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to No. 1 Salisbury, 15-4, in the NCAA quarterfinals.

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