December 12, 2003

W&L PLACES FOUR ON ALL-STATE WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM

FERRUM, Va. -- The Virginia Sports Information Director's Association (VaSID) announced its College Division All-State Women's Soccer team on Friday afternoon and Washington and Lee had four players honored.

Seniors Meghan Hayde (Massapequa, N.Y./St. Anthony) and Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac), junior Kelley Zagol (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) and sophomore Kerry Giblin (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J./Northern Highland Regional) were all members of the 12-player first team.

Julie Green of Virginia Wesleyan and Ellie Lind of Eastern Mennonite were selected Co-Players of the Year, while the Marlins' Jeff Bowers was picked as the Coach of the Year.

A defender, Hayde adds the all-state honor to First Team All-ODAC and Second Team All-South Region accolades in 2003. She was a member of a Washington and Lee defense which posted program records for goals-against average (0.49) and shutouts (11).

Marcoux, a forward, was a First Team All-ODAC and Second Team All-South Region selection this season as well. She tallied 23 points on seven goals and a team-best nine assists. She ends her career as the program's all-time leader for assists in a season (12) and career (36), and ranks second all-time for career points (110).

A defender, Zagol has become the most decorated women's soccer player in school history. A First Team All-ODAC selection this season, she is a two-time First Team All-South Region honoree and W&L's first All-America women's soccer player. She earned Second Team All-America accolades this season after scoring nine points on four goals and one assist while helping the Generals' defense to its' record-breaking season.

A midfielder, Giblin earned First Team All-ODAC honors this season. She finished tied for third on the team in scoring with 16 points on eight goals.

W&L wrapped up its season with a 15-2-3 overall record and a 9-1-1 mark in the ODAC. The Generals won their second-straight ODAC title and advanced to the NCAA South Region championship match for the first time in school history.

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