December 16, 1999

SIX GENERALS NAMED TO ROANOKE TIMES ALL-STATE TEAM

ROANOKE, Va. -- The postseason honors continue to roll in for the Washington and Lee football team as six Generals were named to the Roanoke Times All-State team on Thursday morning.

Leading the W&L contingent were senior quarterback Christian Batcheller (Stuart, Va./Patrick County) and freshman tight end Davis White (Birmingham, Ala./Episcopal (Va.). Both were First Team selections.

Sophomore linebacker Jeff Bahl (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Country Day), junior offensive lineman Justin Holton (Pittsburg, Texas/Pittsburg), junior linebacker Jayson Lipsey (Longwood, Fla./Lake Brantley), and senior wide receiver J.T. Malatesta (Washington, D.C./Landon) earned Second Team honors.

Batcheller garnered First Team honors for the second straight year after completing 178-of-313 attempts for 2,273 yards and 15 touchdowns on the season. He earned First Team All-ODAC laurels for the second year in a row and was a First Team VaSID All-State pick earlier this season.

White was named to the First Team after catching 39 passes for 626 yards and six touchdowns. He had already earned Honorable Mention All-ODAC, Third Team All-South Region, and First Team VaSID All-State honors, in this, his freshman year.

Bahl earned Second Team honors after totaling 78 tackles, 4.5 sacks, five pass breakups, and five fumble recoveries. He was a Second Team All-ODAC selection as well.

Holton anchored a W&L offensive line that paved the way for a school-record 384.7 yards of total offense per game and allowed just 12 sacks in 327 passing attempts. He is a 1999 First Team All-ODAC, First Team VaSID All-State, and Third Team All-South Region selection.

Lipsey led the ODAC with 105 total tackles and posted 25 tackles in a win over Bridgewater. He has also garnered First Team VaSID All-State and Second Team All-ODAC citations this season.

Malatesta was a Second Team pick after garnering Second Team All-ODAC laurels. He caught 64 passes for 951 yards and five touchdowns, breaking several W&L career records in the process.

Washington and Lee finished the 1999 season with a 5-5 overall record, 3-3 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

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