May 11, 2006

ODAC ANNOUNCES ALL-CONFERENCE MEN'S LACROSSE TEAM

SALEM, Va. -- Washington and Lee placed six players on the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's lacrosse team which was released by the conference on Thursday afternoon.

Junior defensemen Peter Goodwin (Darien, Conn./Darien) and Charlie McCombs (Bethesda, Md./Landon), freshman attackman Tim Skeen (Baltimore, Md./Towson) and freshman midfielder Harry St. John (Essex Falls, N.J./West Essex) were all named to the second team. Senior midfielder Perrin Monroe (Washington, D.C./Phillips Exeter) and sophomore long-stick midfielder Spotty Robins (Richmond, Va./Woodberry Forest) were selected to the honorable mention team. The selections marked the first time since joining the ODAC in 1987 that W&L did not claim a first team all-conference pick.

Additionally, Skeen was selected the ODAC Rookie of the Year, W&L's first since Matt Dugan '01 earned the award in 1998. Roanoke senior midfielder Chris Keating was selected the ODAC Player of the Year, while the Maroons' Bill Pilat was chosen ODAC Coach of the Year. Lynchburg senior attackman A.J. Tinklepaugh was picked as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Goodwin started all 13 games, totaling two goals and one assist, and picking up 28 ground balls. For his career, he has played in 43 career games, totaling four points.

McCombs also started all 13 contests and picked up 44 ground balls. He and Goodwin helped the Generals' defense allow an average of just 8.85 goals per game. McCombs has played in 32 career games and has picked up 109 ground balls.

Skeen also started all 13 games and led the team in scoring with 35 points on 17 goals and 18 assists. He played his best in big games, averaging 3.1 points per game in contests against ODAC opponents.

St. John played in all 13 games and finished second on the team in scoring with 32 points on 24 goals and eight assists. He tallied at least one point in 12 games and had eight multi-goal games.

Monroe played in all 13 games as a defensive midfielder and finished second on the team with 70 ground balls. He also tallied a career-best 10 points on six goals and four assists. For his career, Monroe played in 54 games and collected 197 ground balls. He also totaled 20 career points on 12 goals and eight assists.

Robins also played in all 13 contests and picked up 32 ground balls. He was also a main component for a W&L defense that allowed just 8.85 goals per game.

Washington and Lee finished the 2006 season with a 7-6 overall record and a 3-3 mark in the ODAC. The Generals dropped five games to teams in the USILA Division III Top 10 and the sixth loss was to a Top 20 opponent.

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