November 17, 2006

SIX FIELD HOCKEY PLAYERS AWARDED ALL-ODAC ACCOLADES

SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference field hockey team on Friday and Washington and Lee had six players honored. Additionally, junior midfielder Kendall Korte (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) was selected as the ODAC Player of the Year.

Korte was joined on the first team by freshman forward Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's School). Senior defenders Kim Babbitt (Hudson, Ohio/Hudson) and Rebecca Hatchett (Newport News, Va./Hampton Roads), and senior forward Amy Volkmann (Norfolk, Va./Granby) were named to the second team, while junior goalkeeper Tara Rubenstein (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) received an honorable mention nod.

Lynchburg's Allie Weir and Enza Steele were named Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively. Torrie Higgins of Randolph-Macon was selected as Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Eastern Mennonite received the Sportsmanship Award.

Korte, who earned First Team All-ODAC honors for the second-straight year, started all 20 games for the Generals this season as a dominant part of the W&L midfield. She registered 20 points (6g, 8a), tallied three game-winners and made one defensive save. Korte currently ranks second-all time at W&L in career assists (19), tied for third in career goals (19) and third in career points (57).

Armstrong led the Generals with 25 points this season (7g, 11a). Her 11 assists broke the school-record for season assists (10, Kendall Korte in 2005)

Babbitt saw minutes in 18 contests, making 17 starts. She was a key component of the W&L defense that allowed an average 1.17 goals per game and racked up a school-record eight shutouts. Babbitt also notched one goal and one defensive save this season.

An All-ODAC selection for the past three seasons, Hatchett played in 15 contests with 12 starts and was a important member of the stingy W&L defense that accumulated the school-record eight shutouts. She also registered one defensive save this season.

Volkmann started all 20 contests for the Generals en route to racking up 16 points (6g, 4a), including three game-winning goals.

Rubenstein started all 20 games for W&L this season. She set school-records for GAA (1.33), save percentage (.798) and shutouts (5).

W&L completed the 2006 season with a 14-6 overall mark and advanced to at least the ODAC semifinal match for the fifth-straight season.

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