Seven Generals Named to All-ODAC Men's Lacrosse Team
SALEM, Va. -- Seven members of the Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team were named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's lacrosse team, which was announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Senior attackman Will Englehart (Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney), junior midfielder Harry St. John (Essex Fells, N.J./West Essex) and junior defenseman James Shanahan (Potomac, Md./Georgetown Prep) were all named to the 14-player first team. Senior long-stick midfielder Spotty Robins (Richmond, Va./Woodberry Forest) was tabbed to the second team, while senior attackman Ned Rider (Manakin-Sabot, Va./Collegiate), junior midfielder Tim Skeen (Baltimore, Md./Towson) and freshman defenseman Austin Wernecke (Lutherville, Md./Boys' Latin) were all selected to the honorable-mention squad.
Englehart earned his first All-ODAC selection after leading the team with a career-best 37 goals. He started all 15 games at attack and was tied for second on the team in scoring with 42 points (37 g, 5 a). Englehart completed his career with 68 points on 62 goals and six assists.
St. John was selected to the first team after garnering second-team accolades his first two seasons. He played in all 15 games in 2008 and led the team with 43 points on 30 goals and 13 assists. Through three seasons, he has recorded 76 goals and 31 assists and is tied for 28th all-time at W&L with 107 career points.
Shanahan earned his first all-conference honor after starting 14 games for the W&L defense in helping the Generals rank second in the ODAC in goals-against average (7.88). He also notched one assist and scooped up 34 ground balls.
Robins was named to the second team after receiving honorable-mention honors as a sophomore. He played in all 15 games with 14 starts and tallied four assists and 23 ground balls. He also helped spearhead a defensive unit that allowed just 7.88 goals per game.
Rider received his first all-conference recognition after starting 14 games and posting a career-high 39 points on a career-best 27 goals and 12 assists. He finished his career ranked 24th all-time at W&L with 120 points (80 g, 40 a).
Skeen received honorable-mention honors after nabbing second-team honors each of his first two seasons. The 2006 ODAC Rookie of the Year, Skeen notched a career-best 42 points on 17 goals and a team-high 25 assists this spring. He will enter his senior campaign ranked 30th all-time at W&L with 105 career points on 46 goals and 59 assists.
Wernecke was tabbed to the honorable-mention team after starting all 15 games during his rookie season. He collected 39 ground balls and helped the defensive unit rank second in the ODAC in goals allowed (7.88).
Lynchburg senior goalkeeper Garrett Curran was named the ODAC Player of the Year and the ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Roanoke sophomore attackman Matt Quinton was tabbed the Rookie of the Year, while Virginia Wesleyan's J.P. Stewart was named the ODAC Coach of the Year.
Washington and Lee finished the 2008 campaign with a 9-6 overall record and a 5-1 mark in the ODAC. The Generals dropped three contests by a single-goal, including a 13-12 setback to Virginia Wesleyan in the ODAC Tournament Semifinals.