March 19, 2012

W&L Takes Home Three ODAC Player of the Week Awards

FOREST, Va. -- Washington and Lee claimed three ODAC Players of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.

Senior Pat Smith (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) was named the ODAC Pitcher of the Week, first-year Janey Fugate (Atlanta, Ga./Whitefield Academy) was tabbed the Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Week, while junior Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson) took home Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week honors.

Smith earned the Pitcher of the Week award after limiting Guilford to a single run (unearned) in 9.0 innings as W&L earned a come-from-behind 2-1 win on Saturday afternoon. Smith yielded only four hits and two walks while striking out six in his first-career complete game. On the season he is 1-0 with a 1.67 ERA in 27.0 innings pitched for the 10-9 Generals.

Fugate picked up her award after breaking the school record in the 400m hurdles on Saturday afternoon at the Dr. Jack Toms Open hosted by Lynchburg College. She finished first overall with a time of 1:04.24, eclipsing the old record of 1:04.45.

White helped lead the Generals to a pair of wins over ranked opponents during the week by going 2-0 in both singles and doubles play.  In a 5-3 win over 23rd-ranked Case Western Reserve on Saturday, he notched a 6-3, 7-5 win at No. 1 singles and then teamed with first-year Taylor Shamshiri (Austin, Texas/ATA College Prep) for an 8-6 win at No. 1 doubles.  In a 5-4 win over 16th-ranked Mary Washington on Sunday, he logged a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles and then posted an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles with Shamshiri.  For the season, White has registered a 13-5 singles record and an 8-5 doubles mark.

The men's tennis team returns to the courts on Wednesday when they travel to Bridgewater for a 4:00 pm match. The baseball team travels to Bridgewater for a 4:00 pm contest on Tuesday and the track & field team begins the two-day W&L-VMI Carnival on Friday at 9:00 am.

 

 

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