June 7, 2012

Eight Named to ODAC Spring Sportsmanship Teams

FOREST, Va. – Several Washington and Lee athletes have been selected to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference/Stellar One Sportsmanship Teams for the 2012 spring season.

Among the 89 student-athletes recognized from the conference were W&L seniors Lauren Acker (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Seaholm), Wilson Anthony (Fordyce, Ark./Episcopal), Jeremy Becht (Woodstock, Ga./Etowah), Mike Decembrino (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury), Rob Look (Dallas, Texas/Hillcrest), Trelsie Sadler (Wakefield, R.I./Groton School) and Natalie Stier (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton), junior Molly Rountree (Andover, Mass./Phillips Academy) and sophomore Parker Howard (Naperville, Ill./Nequea Valley).

Acker was one of 10 women honored for sportsmanship in women's lacrosse. At W&L's annual Athletic Awards Ceremony this spring, she was voted the Lefty Newell Award Winner. Starting all 20 games for the Generals, Acker recorded 26 ground balls, 14 caused turnovers and six draw controls this season as a defender.

Anthony was one of eight athletes honored for sportsmanship in golf. A 2012 Second Team All-ODAC selection, he posted a team-leading 77.8 average over 20 rounds this season. Anthony played a total of 71 rounds in his career, recording a 78.1 average in four seasons.

Becht was one of 10 athletes receiving the sportsmanship award in men’s tennis. As a team captain this season, he registered a 12-11 record in singles play and a 17-6 mark for doubles. Becht earned first team all-conference honors at No. 3 singles and at No. 3 doubles this year, his fourth-consecutive season garnering All-ODAC accolades.

Decembrino was among 10 men honored for baseball. As a centerfielder, he started all 34 games and recorded a .262 batting average with one double, 16 runs scored and 10 runs batted in.

Look was one of eight athletes honored for sportsmanship in men’s lacrosse. As a midfielder, he played in 14 games, notching eight points on one goal and seven assists. Look also tallied 18 ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Sadler was one of 11 athletes receiving sportsmanship honors for women’s tennis. As a captain this season, she registered a 9-9 mark in singles and a 14-11 record in doubles and was named First Team All-ODAC at No. 1 doubles.

Stier was among eight women honored for sportsmanship in women’s outdoor track and field. The 2012 Wink Glasgow Spirit & Sportsmanship Award recipient, she helped set a new school record in the 4x400m relay (4:02.69). Stier earned All-ODAC accolades after placing second in the 400m hurdles at the conference championship meet this season.

Rountree was one of six women honored for riding. At the ODAC Championships, Rountree finished in 14th place with 71.0 points to help the Generals take fifth place as a team.

Howard was one of eight men receiving sportsmanship honors for men’s outdoor track and field. Parker earned All-ODAC laurels while a member of the 4x100m relay team that finished second at the conference championships this spring.

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