June 7, 2011

ODAC Announces Spring Sportsmanship Teams

FOREST, Va.  – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced its 2011 ODAC/StellarOne Bank Sportsmanship Teams in each of nine spring sports sponsored by the conference.

For Washington and Lee, seniors Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill), Allison Lemon (Roanoke, Va./North Cross), JD Englehart (Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney), Kate Donnelly (Houston, Texas/St. John's) and Tim Gavrich (Avon, Conn./Westminster), juniors Ben Fass (Baltimore, Md./Friends) and Trelsie Sadler (Wakefield, R.I./Groton School), sophomore Wayde Marsh (Milford, Del./Salesianum) and first-year Leigh Dannhauser (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) were all honored in their respective sports.

"I am pleased that the conference recognizes student-athletes for their focus on fair play and sportsmanship," explained ODAC Commissioner Brad Bankston. "The conference prides itself on positive sportsmanship and encouraging student-athletes to lead by example."

The ODAC has a rich tradition in promoting fair play and good sportsmanship in each sport across the league. The character of the conference's student-athletes on and off the field is a representation of not only the individuals and teams, but also the institutions they play for.

An outfielder, Cardona served as a baseball team captain while starting 30 of the Generals' 31 contests this season. He concluded his senior campaign hitting .250 on the year, scoring 25 runs and driving in 10 runs. Cardona led the team with 10 stolen bases, and ranked in the top five on the team in runs scored (25), hits (32) and doubles (4).

Lemon, a four-year member of the equestrian team and captain as a senior, collected First Team All-ODAC honors for the fourth time in her career this season. She finished sixth in the Cacchione Cup, awarded to the region's top rider, while her best finishes came at the Virginia Intermont Classic Cup where she finished as the high point rider in the intermediate over fences. She also earned reserve champion honors in the low hunter championship at the Hollins Horse Show.

Serving as a team captain during his senior season, Englehart played in 12 games with three starts as a defenseman on the men's lacrosse squad. He finished with five ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Appearing in 19 games with 16 starts as a midfielder, Donnelly also served as a team captain with the women's lacrosse team this past season. She recorded 23 points off of 14 goals and nine assists, while also collecting 13 ground balls, four draw controls and five caused turnovers. Donnelly was the recipient of the W&L Wink Glasgow Spirit and Sportsmanship Award at the end of the year awards ceremony.

As a captain on the golf team, Gavrich averaged a career-best 75.0 strokes over 22 rounds played in 2010-11. He earned First Team All-ODAC honors and produced a 10th-place finish at the 2011 ODAC Championship with a score of 80-77-74—231 during his senior season.

Fass posted an overall record of 13-5 last season playing mostly at No. 5 singles for the men's tennis team. He went a perfect 6-0 in ODAC competition while garnering first team all-conference accolades at No. 6 singles.

Sadler played singles and doubles for the women's tennis squad, going 14-7 overall playing mostly at No. 4 singles. She posted a 16-12 overall ledger playing No. 1 doubles with junior Lauren Lukas (Manitowoc, Wis./Lincoln) en route to earning First Team All-ODAC honors at both positions.

Marsh, also a member of the men's swimming team, ran in both the 400m and 800m events last season for the men's track team in addition to several relay events. He set a personal record in the 800m with a time of 1:58.52 while finishing fourth at the ODAC Outdoor Championships.

In her first season with the W&L women's track team, Dannhauser earned Honorable Mention All-ODAC honors in the high jump after finishing third at the ODAC Outdoor Championships with a height of 1.52m. She also finished fourth in the pole vault with a height of 2.58m and eighth in the javelin with a distance of 24.85m at the conference championships. Her high jump and javelin marks led the team, while her pole vault was the second-best height on the squad for the season.

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