THREE GENERALS NAMED TO ALL-STATE MEN'S SOCCER TEAM

ASHLAND, Va. -- Washington and Lee placed three players on the Virginia Sports Information Director's (VaSID) College Division All-State Men's Soccer team which was released on Thursday afternoon.

Senior defender Scot Pittman (Waxhaw, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) and junior goalkeeper Ted Sheedy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) were both named to the first team, while junior midfielder Josh Dodds (Marion, Iowa/Linn-Mar) was tabbed to the second team.

Pittman earned First Team All-ODAC, First Team All-South Region and Third Team All-America honors during the 2006 season. He started all 17 games and spearheaded a defense that allowed an average of just 0.52 goals per game and posted 10 shutouts. He also tallied a pair of assists and finished his career with three assists in 64 games played.

Sheedy also notched First Team All-ODAC laurels this fall after starting 15 games in goal. He recorded 37 saves for the season and posted an .841 save percentage. Sheedy's 0.49 goals-against average is a new W&L season record, while his eight shutouts are tied for the program record.

Dodds was also a first team all-conference selection in 2006 after starting all 17 games and finishing second on the team in scoring with 13 points on five goals and three assists. His four game-winning goals led the team and he will enter his senior season with 35 career points on 14 goals and seven assists.

Christopher Newport midfielder Daniel Fogarty was named the VaSID Player of the Year, while Virginia Wesleyan forward Brandon Massie was named the Rookie of the Year. Lynchburg's Chris Yeager was selected the Coach of the Year.

Washington and Lee finished the 2006 season with a 12-3-2 overall record and a 6-2-1 mark in the ODAC. The Generals began the season with a school-record 10-game unbeaten streak and advanced to the ODAC Tournament semifinals before falling to eventual-ODAC Champion Lynchburg College, 1-0.

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