BORGES AND PROKO EARN VERIZON ALL-DISTRICT HONORS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior women's lacrosse player Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) and sophomore women's tennis player Erika Proko (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) were named to the 2001 Verizon Women's College Division Spring Academic All-District III squad on Tuesday afternoon as voted on by members of the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America. Both were second team selections.
Borges, a psychology and pre-med double major with a 3.422 GPA, led W&L's offense, which ranked 19th in Division III in scoring, with 45 goals and 14 assists for 59 points. She scored 105 goals and added 41 assists for 146 career points which is fourth all-time at Washington and Lee. She also led the team with 98 shots and collected 48 ground balls at her attack position. Earlier this year, she was named Second Team All-America, First Team All-ODAC and All-South and landed a spot on the ODAC All-Tournament Team squad. She also was a two-time ODAC Player of the Week and earned Division III National Player of the Week honors for the week of March 19. Borges helped lead the Generals to a 15-4 overall record, the best in school history.
Proko earned a spot on the second team after holding down a 3.693 GPA with a major in neuroscience and leading the Generals to a 20-3 overall record and a No. 5 ranking in Division III. Playing mostly at the No. 2 singles position, she earned All-America status by advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Championships and holds a 25-3 overall record. She also earned All-ODAC honors by winning the No. 2 singles flight at the ODAC Championships. In doubles, she combined with teammate Melissa Hatley to win the No. 1 doubles title at the ODAC Championships. The duo finished with an overall record of 23-9 after falling in the first round at the NCAA Championships.
The District III team is composed of 16 schools from throughout the southeastern United States. Washington and Lee tied Barry University, Rollins College and Wingate University as the only schools to place two student-athletes on the first or second teams.