June 1999

W&L NAMES TODD PETERS HEAD WATER POLO COACH
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee athletic Director Mike Walsh has announced the appointment of Todd Peters as head water polo and assistant swim coach.

TOM JONES TO RECEIVE AWARD FROM NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINERS ASSOCIATION
LEXINGTON, Va. -- W&L head athletic trainer Tom Jones is slated to receive the Most Distinguised Athletic Trainer Award from the National Athletic Trainers Association at its national convention in Kansas City this month.

W&L'S BATCHELLER SIGNS WITH PIRATES
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior rightfielder Christian Batcheller (Stuart, Va./Patrick County), who was selected in the 46th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates last week, has signed a contract to play professionally with the Pirates organization.

W&L WINS ODAC COMMISSIONER'S CUP FOR OVERALL EXCELLENCE
LEXINGTON, Va. - Washington and Lee received the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Commissioner's Cup for overall excellence in athletics for the third straight year as announced by the conference on Monday evening.

W&L'S BATCHELLER TAKEN IN THE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DRAFT
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior rightfielder Christian Batcheller (Stuart, Va./Patrick County) was selected in the 46th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday evening.

FOUR W&L MEN'S LACROSSE PLAYERS EARN ALL-AMERICA HONORS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team was showered with postseason praise as four Generals were named to the STX/USILA All-America Lacrosse Team.

May 1999

PARKER, TREESE HIGHLIGHT AWARD WINNERS AT W&L
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Mikel Parker (Marietta, Ga./Walton) and Karin Treese (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) headed the list of honorees at the annual Washington and Lee University Athletic Awards Ceremony on May 25 at W&L's Lee Chapel. Parker and Treese were named the Pres Brown Outstanding Senior Male and Female athletes, respectively.

Baseball's Sigler Named All-South Region
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee sophomore pitcher David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./ Lampter-Strasburg) was named Second Team All- South Region on Monday by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

W&L'S BURRICE TO COMPETE IN NCAA DIV. III GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
LEXINGTON, Va. -- W&L senior golfer Rick Burrice (Louisville, Ky./Trinity) has been chosen to compete as an individual in the NCAA Division III Golf Championships to be held May 17-20 at the Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, Mass.

GENERALS RECEIVE FIRST ROUND BYE FOR THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team has earned a bye and home field advantage through the quarter and semifinals of the NCAA Tournament in an announcement made Sunday afternoon by the NCAA.

W&L'S DUGAN NAMED ODAC MEN'S LAX PLAYER OF THE YEAR
SALEM, Va. -- Washington and Lee dominated the Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's lacrosse postseason honors as seven Generals were named first or second team all-conference. Sophomore attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) was named the ODAC Player of the Year and Jim Stagnitta was tabbed as the Coach of the Year.

HATLEY AND HARTZELL HONORED BY ITA
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee women's tennis players Brook Hartzell (Palo Alto, Calif./ Branson School) and Melissa Hatley (Columbia, S.C./ Heathwood Hall) have been honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association for their tremendous 1999 campaigns. Hartzell, a junior, received the Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship/ Leadership Award, representing the south region. Also representing the south region, Hatley was named Rookie of the Year.

STICKLEY NAMED ODAC BASEBALL COACH OF THE YEAR
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee head baseball coach Jeff Stickley was named the 1999 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, while four of his players were named to the All-ODAC team. Senior second baseman Patrick Hall (Houston, Tex./ Episcopal) and sophomore pitcher David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./ Lampeter - Strasburg) were named to the first team. Senior catcher E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./ Chestnut Hill Academy) and junior shortstop David Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./ Pace Academy) were named to the second team.

April 1999

Four W&L Women's Lax Players Named All-ODAC
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team was honored on Thursday as four Generals were named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference team. Senior defenders Kimmy Lubin (Wimington Del./ Lawrenceville) and Cory Mettee (Baltimore, Md./ Notre Dame Prep) were named to the conference's first team. Senior midfielder Lauren Francis (Chester Springs, Pa./ Downingtown) and junior attack Katherine Riddle (St. Clair Shores, Mich./ University - Liggett) were named to the second team.

W&L Men's Lacrosse Tied For No. 1 in Division III
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team is tied for No. 1 in Division III in the lastest STX/USILA Division III National Coaches' Poll.

WASHINGTON AND LEE WOMEN'S TENNIS TEAM REACHES NCAA TOURNAMENT
LEXINGTON -- The Washington and Lee women's tennis team (16-4, 11-0 ODAC) has been selected to participate in the NCAA Tournament for the sixth consecutive season and for the seventh time in nine years. The Generals will face Kenyon College in the tournament's first round on Tuesday, May 4 at The College of New Jersey in Trenton, N.J. W&L defeated Kenyon, 5-4, in Lexington on March 12. The team championship will run through Friday, May 7.

SEVENTY-SIX W&L STUDENTS EARN SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARDS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Mike Walsh has announced that 76 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed winter term. The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.500.

W&L TO OPEN NEW BASEBALL STADIUM
LEXINGTON, Va. -- After months of construction, Washington & Lee will unveil its new Cap'n Dick Smith Baseball Field when it faces St. Mary's (Md.) College for a doubleheader on April 11 at 1:00 pm.

COLUMBUS MULTIMEDIA NAMES MENTZ SOUTH REGION FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington & Lee freshman center Jessica Mentz (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) has been named the South Region Women's Basketball Freshman of the Year by Columbus Multimedia. 

March 1999

W&L ANNOUNCES 1999 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee has announced the 12th class that will be inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held on campus on Friday, Sept. 24. The group will also be honored prior to the Generals' football game against Centre College on Saturday, Sept. 25. This year's class includes Rob Lindsay '76, Jim Lukens '48L, Elizabeth Miles Mitzlaff '89, and "Bullet" Joe Silverstein '22.

February 1999

W&L's MENTZ AND BURGHARDT EARN ALL-ODAC HONORS
SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's basketball team was honored on Wednesday evening when freshman center Jessica Mentz (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year. She also garnered second team All-ODAC honors. Senior forward Chrissy Burghardt (Rockaway, N.J./Morris Hills) earned honorable mention honors. Mentz was the first rookie of the year and first or second team all-league member in the history of the program.

Four W&L Swimming's Hoehl and Jacobs Moore Honored by ODAC and Atlantic States
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee womenUs swimming program was honored at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference/ Atlantic States meet this weekend as senior Margaret Hoehl (Tullahoma, Tenn./ Tullahoma) was named the ODAC/ Atlantic States Swimmer of the Year and head coach Kiki Jacobs Moore was named ODAC Coach of the Year. Hoehl broke three meet and school records this weekend, finishing in first place in all events. She timed 5:09.25 in the 500 freestyle event and 1:57.36 in the 200 freestyle event. Hoehl finished up her trifecta of first place finishes with a time of 17:46.18. Hoehl made RBS cuts for all three events for the NCAA meet, which will occur in Oxford, Ohio. The meet will run March 11-13. This is the second straight honor Hoehl, who has been named All-ODAC in each of her four years at W&L.

Four W&L Women's Lax Ranked Sixth by College Lacrosse USA
LEXINGTON, VA. -- College Lacrosse USA has ranked Washington and Lee's women's lacrosse team sixth in the nation in its 1999 preseason poll. The Generals finished last season with a 13-3 record and as Old Dominion Athletic Conference champions. W&L also made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 1993.

MEN'S LACROSSE RANKED SEVENTH IN THE FACEOFF MAGAZINE PRESEASON POLL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The spring season is just around the corner and the preseason accolades for the Washington and Lee men's lacrosse program are already rolling in. W&L is ranked seventh in the preseason rankings by Faceoff '99 Men's College Lacrosse Yearbook and three Generals are cited as preseason All-Americans in the publication.

January 1999

Four W&L Women's Lax Players Named Pre-season All-Americans
LEXINGTON, VA. -- Washington and Lee's women's lacrosse team has been honored with four players being named to College Lacrosse USA's preseason All-America Team. Each of the honorees were named to the honorable mention team. The Generals are defending champions of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Last season, they posted a record of 13-3 and 8-0 in the ODAC.

W&L PLACES SIX PLAYERS ON ROANOKE TIMES ALL-STATE FOOTBALL TEAM
ROANOKE, Va. - Washington and Lee placed six players on the Roanoke Times Division II, III All-State Football team.

SEVENTY W&L STUDENTS EARN SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARDS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Mike Walsh has announced that 70 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed fall term. The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.500.

December 1998

W&L PLACES FOUR ON THE ALL-STATE FOOTBALL TEAM
LEXINGTON, Va. - Washington and Lee senior tight end David Ritchey (McLean, Va./Langley), senior offensive lineman Marc Granger (Midlothian, Va./Clover Hill), sophomore defensive back Will Baker (Birmingham, Ala./Mountain Brook), and junior quarterback Christian Batcheller (Stuart, Va./Patrick County) were all named the the VaSID College Division All-State Football team on Thursday.

PARKER NAMED STATE COLLEGE DIVISION PLAYER OF THE YEAR
WINCHESTER, Va. -- W&L senior back Mikel Parker (Marietta, Ga./Walton) continued to rack- up the post season honors on Monday when he was named the Virginia College Division Men's Soccer Player of the Year. Senior forward Sam Chase (Marietta, Ga./Walton) earned First Team All-State honors as did junior midfielder Jamie Parker (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Sutherland).

 Bidwell, Johnson, Treese Named to All-State Soccer TeamBidwell, Johnson, Treese Named to All-State Soccer Team
LEXINGTON, Va. - The honors for the 1998 ODAC regular season champion Washington and Lee women's soccer team continued to roll in on Wednesday as three Generals were named to the Virginia Sports Information Director's All-State team.

VOLLEYBALL HONORS CONTINUE FOR W&L
DANVILLE, Va. -- The honors continue to roll in for the Washington and Lee ODAC Champion volleyball squad as two Generals were named to the Virginia Sports Information Director's College Division All-State team.

November 1998

W&L TO HOST TREMENDOUS WEEK OF BASKETBALL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's basketball teams will host a vast array of games this week against top-notch competition.

 W&L FOOTBALL PLACES 10 PLAYERS ON ALL-ODAC TEAM
SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee football team placed 10 players on the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference football team, including four first team members in voting conducted by the league's coaches.

SIX GENERALS NAMED TO ALL-ODAC WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM
Lexington, Va. -- Washington and Lee's Old Dominion Atheltic Conferece regular season champion women's soccer team was honored, when six Generals were named to the all-ODAC team on Wednesday. W&L boasted three first-teamers and three second-teamers.

W&L VOLLEYBALL FAIRS WELL IN ALL-ODAC SELECTIONS
SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee volleyball team placed two players on the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference first team and also claimed the league's coach and rookie of the year in voting conducted by the league's coaches.

October 1998

W&L VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCING RECORD BREAKING SEASON
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee volleyball team is in the midst of a record-breaking season in which virtually no record is safe. Most recently, freshman outside hitter Lee Charbonnet (New Orleans, La./Benjamin Franklin) set two new W&L marks in the championship game of the Goucher Invitational on October 17.

W&L DOUBLES TEAM EARNS BID TO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee's women's tennis doubles team of Erin Eggers (Louisville, Ky./Collegiate) and Brook Hartzell (San Rafael, Calif./Branson School) have qualified to participate in the 1998 Rolex National Small College Championships held at the Racquet Club of Memphis on Oct. 22-25.

September 1998

August 1998

W&L NAMES NEW ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT ASSISTANTS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Mike Walsh has announced the hiring of six new assistant coaches and two new members of the athletic training staff.

ODAC Releases Fall Sports Polls
SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its annual fall sports polls determined by voting conducted by the league's coaches.

W&L Picked Fourth in ODAC Preseason Football Poll
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- At the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference football media day held Friday afternoon on the campus of Hampden-Sydney, the league's preseason poll was announced. Washington & Lee was picked to finish fourth overall of the league's six football member schools in voting conducted by the league's coaches.

July 1998

W&L Wrestling Accpets Bid To The Centennial Conference
In an announcement made today, Washington and Lee University has accepted a provisional associate membership to the Centennial Conference for the sport of Wrestling after competing as an independent for the past 17 years.

W&L Women's Tennis Receives ITA All-Academic Award
Princeton, N.J. -- For the second-straight year, the Washington and Lee University women's tennis team earned All-Academic Team honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

W&L Names McCabe Assistant Football and Assistant Lacrosse Coach
LEXINGTON, VA -- Washington and Lee University has named Eugene McCabe it's new assistant football and men's lacrosse coach. He will work with the running backs on the gridiron and midfielders on the lacrosse field.

Laubscher Named S.I.D. at W&L
Washington and Lee University has named Brian Laubscher as its new sports information director. Laubscher will oversee the publicity efforts for Washington and Lee's 21-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and will begin his duties immediately.