November 7, 2007

Five Generals Named to All-ODAC Women's Soccer Squad

SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announced its all-conference teams for women's soccer on Tuesday and Washington and Lee had five players honored, including junior forward Anne Van Devender (Jackson, Miss./Choate Rosemary Hall), who was named ODAC Player of the Year.

Joining Van Devender on the first team were sophomore midfielder Roz Klann (Denver, Colo./George Washington) and junior defender Marisa Van Brunt (Sayville, N.Y./Sayville). Senior Haley Bunting (Houston, Texas/St. John's) earned second team all-conference accolades, while junior defender Sara Foster-Reeves (Crozet, Va./Western Ablemarle) was named to the honorable mention squad.

Van Devender earns first-team honors for the second-straight season and is the first General to be named player of the year since Nancy Mitchell in 1991. She led the Blue and White in scoring with 40 points (15g, 10a) and her 15 goals this season were good for sixth all-time at W&L. Her 10 assists rank fifth all-time, while her 40 points represent the fourth-best season total at W&L. A two-time academic all-district selection, Van Devender continues to rise in the W&L record books as her 116 career points (47g, 22a) already rank third all-time.

An honorable mention selection as a freshman, Klann started all 20 contests in the midfield and was the team's second-leading scorer this season with 17 points. Klann totaled eight goals, including three game-winners, and added one assist. Van Brunt started 19 games for W&L this season as she spearheaded a W&L defense that allowed a 0.68 GAA and posted 11 shutouts. She registered five goals, including two game-winners, and one assist. Van Brunt was a Second Team All-ODAC selection as a sophomore.

An all-conference and all-state honoree for the past two seasons as a member of the W&L defense, Bunting earned Second Team All-ODAC honors as a member of the W&L midfield this fall. She played in 19 contests with 18 starts and recorded three goals and two assists to finish her career with 18 career points (4g, 10a).

Foster-Reeves rounded out the honored Generals with her first-ever All-ODAC citation. She started 19 games as a member of the W&L defense that totaled 11 shutouts and a 0.60 GAA.

Roanoke's Phil Benne was tabbed the ODAC Coach of the Year, while Lynchburg midfielder Betsy Kwiatkowski was named the Rookie of the Year. LC defender Lauren Askey was named the ODAC Women's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

The Generals completed the 2007 with a 16-4 overall record, falling in the ODAC Semifinals to conference runner-up and NCAA Tournament Participant, Roanoke, 2-1.

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