W&L Claims Five Selections to the All-State Football Team

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) announced its College Division All-State Football Team on Tuesday afternoon and Washington and Lee had five selections to the team.

Senior running back Stuart Sitterson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) was named to the first team as a return specialist and also to the second team as a running back. Senior defensive lineman Scott Russell (Mendham, N.J./West Morris Mendham), senior defensive back Chris Prugar (Prospect, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) and junior offensive lineman Charlie Craigle (Greenville, N.C./Rose) were all also selected to the first team.

Sitterson was named to the all-state team for the second time after garnering First Team All-ODAC honors each of the past two seasons. He played in all 10 games and finished the season with a school-record 2,096 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns (second all-time). Sitterson also rushed for 960 yards and 14 touchdowns, caught 19 passes for 237 yards, returned 12 punts for 107 yards and had 22 kickoff returns for 792 yards and one touchdown. He finished the season ranked second nationally in kickoff return average (36.0), fifth in all-purpose yards per game (209.6), 32nd in points per game (9.2) and 55th in rushing yards per game (96.0). Sitterson completed his career tops all-time at W&L in career all-purpose yards (5,981) and kickoff return yards (1,981), second in scoring (212), tied for second in touchdowns (34) and fifth in rushing yards (2,243).

Russell earned his first all-state citation after garnering First Team All-ODAC laurels in 2008. He started all 10 contests and led the team with 75 tackles. Russell also tallied 7.5 tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks, three pass breakups and forced a pair of fumbles. He finished his career with 173 tackles, 20.5 tackles for a loss and 9.5 sacks.

Prugar also notched his first all-state recognition after being a First Team All-ODAC pick this fall. He also started all 10 games and finished with 47 tackles, seven interceptions, five pass breakups, four blocked punts and one fumble recovery. His seven interceptions led the ODAC, while his average of 0.7 interceptions per game tied for seventh in Division III. He completed his career with 105 tackles and 10 interceptions.

Craigle was also a First Team All-ODAC and first team all-state selection this fall after starting all 10 games at left guard and helping anchor an offensive line that paved the way for an average of 162.7 yards per game on the ground and allowed just 12 sacks.

Washington and Lee finished the 2008 season with a 4-6 overall record and a 1-5 mark in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.