Three Generals Selected to Men's North-South Senior All-Star Game
PERRY, N.Y. -- The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) has announced the rosters for the 2009 Division III North-South Senior All-Star game, which will be held on Fri., May 22 at 2:00 pm on the campus of Harvard University.
Washington and Lee senior midfielders Seldon Clarke (Short Hills, N.J./Delbarton), Tim Skeen (Baltimore, Md./Towson) and Harry St. John (Essex Fells, N.J./West Essex) have all been selected to compete for the south squad.
Clarke was tabbed to the team after garnering First Team All-ODAC honors during the 2009 season. He played in all 20 games and won 61.1 percent (171-280) of his faceoffs, while also tallying five goals. Clarke finished his career ranked third all-time at W&L in faceoff wins (489) and fourth in faceoff winning percentage (.621). He also totaled 13 goals and three assists in 53 career games.
Skeen garnered Second Team All-ODAC honors during the 2009 campaign, the third time in his career he was so honored. An Honorable Mention All-ODAC honoree in 2008, he was also the 2006 ODAC Rookie of the Year. Skeen played in all 20 games this spring and finished fourth on the team in scoring with 39 points on 19 goals and 20 assists. He completed his career tied for 20th on the school's all-time scoring list with 144 career points (65 G, 79 A). His 79 career assists also rank 10th all-time at W&L.
St. John earned First Team All-ODAC honors for the second-straight season and was also named the ODAC Lacrosse Player and Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2009. A Second Team All-ODAC honoree his first two seasons and a USILA Honorable Mention All-American in 2008, St. John played in 16 games this spring and finished fifth on the team in scoring with 37 points (28 G, 9 A). St. John finished tied for 20th on the W&L career scoring list with 144 points on 104 goals and 40 assists. His 104 goals also rank ninth on the all-time goal list.
With Clarke, Skeen and St. John being tabbed to the 2009 south roster, W&L has now had 105 players selected to participate in the game since 1942. The trio will be joined on this year's team by Mike Mundorf and Tyler Tolson of Lynchburg and Zach Thomas and Chaz Carlson of Roanoke.
Washington and Lee finished the 2009 season with a 16-4 overall record and a 4-2 ODAC mark. The Generals tied the school record for wins in a season and won their first ODAC title since the 2004 season by defeating top-ranked Roanoke in the ODAC title game, 15-14 in overtime. W&L won its first round NCAA Tournament game over FDU-Florham, 6-5 in overtime, before falling to Gettysburg, 15-10.