April 18, 2006

THREE GENERALS NAMED ODAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

SALEM, Va. -- Washington and Lee University received the ODAC Player of the Week award for the sports of men's lacrosse, women's tennis and women's track & field for the week ending April 16.

Freshman midfielder Harry St. John (Essex Falls, N.J./West Essex) garnered the award for men's lacrosse, junior Emily Applegate (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud) was honored in women's tennis, while freshman Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) was recognized in women's track & field.

St. John helped the Generals to a 2-0 week by totaling eight points on six goals and two assists. In a 13-3 win over Guilford on Wednesday, he tallied a team-best four points on two goals and two assists. On Saturday in an 11-5 win over Virginia Wesleyan, St. John posted a career-high four goals. St. John currently leads the team with 17 goals on the season. He is also tied for the scoring lead with 22 points.

Applegate went 3-0 at No. 1 singles and 3-0 at No. 3 doubles with sophomore Rebecca Timmis (Peachtree City, Ga./McIntosh) to help second-ranked W&L to a 3-0 record over nationally-ranked opponents. In a 6-3 win over No. 11 Sewanee, Applegate defeated Gabriela Carvalho, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, and teamed with Timmis to knock off Lauren Willett and Landon Viney, 8-3. In an 8-1 victory over No. 26 Rhodes, Applegate beat Allison Tinney, 6-3, 6-0, and partnered with Timmis to defeat Sunya Sweeney and Staci Thomas, 8-2. In a 6-3 win over No. 1 Emory, Applegate defeated Richelle Marasigan, 6-2, 6-1, and teamed with Timmis to knock off Cristina Arellano and Indu Anand, 8-4. Applegate is 22-3 in singles and 19-5 in doubles on the season.

Doornbos, who won the award for the second time this season, had two first-place finishes, a second-place result and set a pair of school records at the Eastern Mennonite Invitational on Saturday. She won the 200 meters in a school-record time of 26.47 and the 400 meters in a school-record mark of 59.57. Doornbos was also second in the long jump (16’06.50”).

--GENERALS--