W&L Women's Lacrosse Earns Academic Honor

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. -- The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) recently announced its 2007 Division III team and individual honor rolls. Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team was among 41 Division III schools recognized as an IWLCA Honor Squad for notching a team grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 of better for the second semester of the 2006-07 academic year.

Additionally, six Generals were named to the Honor Roll for achieving a high level of success in the classroom. Among the individuals honored were recent graduates Lane Earnest (Preston, Md./Easton) and Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County), and rising seniors Allison Gockley (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side Academy), Kat Michaels (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy), Megan Slosson (Cockeysville, Md./Maryvale Prep) and Kelley Zwart (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County).

Among the individuals honored were recent graduates Lane Earnest (Preston, Md./Easton) and Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County), and rising seniors Allison Gockley (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side Academy), Kat Michaels (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy), Megan Slosson (Cockeysville, Md./Maryvale Prep) and Kelley Zwart (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County).

Earnest received a degree in English this spring and saw action in 19 games with 18 starts as she helped lead the Generals' defense that ranked first in Division III in scoring defense (4.86 GAA). A four-year letterwinner, Earnest tallied 15 career goals, four career assists and scooped up 73 career ground balls.

Evans graduated with her degree in business journalism and was a First Team All-State, a First-Team All-ODAC and a First Team All-Region selection. She played in 18 contests with 17 starts last season en route to notching 43 points on 15 goals and 28 assists.

Gockley, a philosophy major, was one of three Generals to start all 19 contests during the 2007 campaign. A key member of W&L stalwart defense, she helped W&L keep opponents under five goals on 10 different occasions.

A french and business administration double major, Michaels earned Third Team All-America laurels, was a First Team All-ODAC and First Team All-Region selection for the 2007 season as she spearheaded a W&L defense that was tops in Division III in scoring defense. Individually, she ranked 22nd in Division III in caused turnovers (2.39) and she tallied 37 ground balls and a pair of assists.

Also a member of W&L's staunch defensive front, Zwart started 18 games for W&L in 2007, racking up 28 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers. A business administration major, Zwart is a three-year letterwinner and has totaled 52 career ground balls and 22 career caused turnovers.

A Second Team All-State, Second Team All-ODAC and Second Team All-Region pick, Slosson tallied 32 goals and eight assists during the 2007 season. Majoring in both biology and business administration, she experienced a tremendous postseason, scoring five goals in both of the Generals' ODAC Tournament wins and totaling two goals and one assist in the Generals' 10-7 loss to Salisbury in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

W&L concluded the season with a 15-4 overall record (8-0 ODAC) as it won its fifth-straight ODAC Championship. The Generals also made their fifth-consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament and defeated Wooster, 14-4, before falling to eventual national runner-up Salisbury, 10-7, in the second round.

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