The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) released its participants on Wednesday for the 2017 Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Division III Senior Game, and Washington and Lee senior midfielder Maggie Sands (Glen Arm, Md./Notre Dame Prep) was selected to participate.
Sophomore Emily Hageboeck (Charleston, W.Va. / George Washington) and senior Tommy Thetford (Birmingham, Ala. / The Altamont) were named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Swimmers of the Week on Monday for the week ending October 15.
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced that Washington and Lee first-year running back Josh Breece (Lorton, Va. / Stone Bridge) has been named the ODAC Offensive Football Player of the Week for the week ending October 14.
W&L and Hampden-Sydney will be meeting for the 76th time, with the Tigers holding a 38-35-2 advantage in the all-time series that began during the 1899 season. H-SC has won six of the last 10 meetings, but W&L has won two straight, including a 52-7 win last season in Lexington. It was W&L’s most lopsided win in the history of the series.
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2017-18 women’s swimming preseason coaches’ poll on Friday, and Washington and Lee claimed the top spot. The Generals received 11 first-place votes and 121 points.
Washington and Lee and Guilford will be meeting for the 31st time, with the Generals holding a 17-13 advantage in the all-time series that began during the 1965 season. W&L has won six of the last seven meetings between the two teams, including a 48-34 win last season in Greensboro. W&L has had a fair amount of offensive success against the Quakers in recent years, having averaged 395.4 rushing yards and 477.4 total yards per game over the last seven meetings. The Generals have also averaged 37.6 points per game.
The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s soccer teams were both recipients of the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award announced on Thursday. The honor was given to those squads whose student-athletes averaged a 3.0 or higher for the 2016-17 academic year.
Washington University of St. Louis holds a 14-7 lead in the all-time series, which began during the 1939 season. The two teams, who used to be conference foes, have not met since 1988 when W&L claimed a 17-13 win in St. Louis. The Generals have taken each of the last two meetings and carry a 2-6 all-time record against the Bears in Lexington.
W&L and Emory & Henry will be meeting for the 47th time, with the Wasps holding a 29-17 advantage in the all-time series that began during the 1921 season. W&L has won 11 of the last 15 meetings and six of the last seven, including a 49-23 win last season at Wilson Field. Despite carrying a 6-15 all-time record against the Wasps at Fred Selfe Stadium, the Generals have produced a 5-1 record in their last six games played at E&H.
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its Athletes of the Week on Monday for the week ending September 24, and Washington and Lee sophomore Austin Kinne (Bolingbrook, Ill./Neuqua Valley) was named the Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week.
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced that Washington and Lee senior running back Walker Brand (Roanoke, Va. / Hidden Valley) has been named the ODAC Football Offensive Player of the Week for the week of September 16.
Former Washington and Lee baseball coach and current assistant football coach Jeff Stickley will be inducted into the Harrisonburg High School Athletics Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Friday, September 15.