January 3, 2006

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

FERRUM, Va. -- Washington and Lee placed four players on the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) College Division All-State Women's Soccer Team, which was recently announced.

Senior midfielder Gina Von Sternberg (Houston, Texas/Episcopal), senior defender Heather Rogers (Atlanta, Ga./Lovett School), junior forward Anne Wiltshire (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) and sophomore defender Haley Bunting (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) all garnered first team honors.

Von Sternberg, who also earned First Team All-ODAC, First Team All-South and CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-District III second team honors, finished the season with 14 points on five goals and four assists. She ended her career with 47 points on 16 goals and 15 assists. Von Sternberg was named First Team All-ODAC as a junior, while garnering Second Team All-ODAC, ODAC Rookie of the Year, ODAC All-Tournament Team, First Team All-State and NSCAA Second Team All-Region honors as a freshman.

Rogers, who also earned First Team All-ODAC, Third Team All-South and CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-District III second team honors, spearheaded a W&L defense which allowed an average of just 0.43 goals per game and produced a school-record 12 shutouts. As a junior, Rogers earned First Team All-ODAC and ODAC All-Tournament team honors. She was also named Honorable Mention All-ODAC and to the ODAC All-Tournament team as a sophomore.

Wiltshire, who also notched First Team All-ODAC and First Team All-South accolades, led the team in scoring with 36 points on 15 goals and six assists. She already ranks second all-time at W&L in career goals (43) and third in career points (104). Wiltshire notched First Team All-ODAC, First Team All-State and NSCAA Third Team All-South Region honors as a sophomore and Second Team All-ODAC recognition as a freshman.

Bunting was a major factor in the Generals’ defense which allowed just 0.43 goals per game and produced a school-record 12 shutouts. She also contributed on the offensive end with three assists in earning First Team All-ODAC and Second Team All-State honors.

W&L finished the season with a 13-3-3 record (9-0-2 ODAC) and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in the last four seasons.

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