Inside Lacrosse Names Michaels Preseason All American

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Inside Lacrosse recently released its 2008 women's preseason All America teams and Washington and Lee senior defender Kat Michaels (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) was tabbed to the Division III first team.

As a key member of the W&L defense that led the country in scoring defense in 2007, Michaels was a First Team All-ODAC member, first-team all-region selection and third-team All America pick. She started all 18 games for the Blue and White and led the team with 43 caused turnovers.

The Generals are currently ranked 13th in Division III entering the 2008 campaign and won its season opener against Sewanee on Tuesday with an 18-3 victory.

The Generals return to action on Sunday at St. Mary's (Md.) for a 1:00 pm contest.