2011-12 Washington and Lee Football News Releases

May 15, 2012
Lawson and Westfal Highlight Major Award Winners at W&L
Washington and Lee University held its annual Athletic Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 15 at Lee Chapel. Headlining the award winners were senior soccer player Kat Lawson (White Post, Va./Clarke County) and senior football player Charlie Westfal (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan), who were selected as the “Pres” Brown Outstanding Senior Female and Male Athletes of the Year as voted on by members of the department.

May 9, 2012
W&L Claims the 2012 ODAC Overall Sports Champion Cup
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced that Washington and Lee University has claimed the Dan Wooldridge Overall Sports Champion Cup for the ninth-straight year.

April 24, 2012
Numerous W&L Students Earn Winter Scholar-Athlete Awards
Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that 185 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed winter term. The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.500.

April 10, 2012
Washington and Lee Announces Football Staff Changes
Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced several changes to the football staff effective immediately.

March 30, 2012
W&L Announces its 25th Athletic Hall of Fame Class
Washington and Lee University will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies on campus the weekend of September 14-15. W&L has announced that five new members will join the 112 former athletes, coaches, administrators and support staff, who have already been honored as the University’s best.

January 18, 2012
W&L Names Scott Abell Head Football Coach
Washington and Lee Director of Athletic Jan Hathorn announced that Scott Abell has been promoted to head football coach effective immediately. Abell had previously served as the program’s assistant head coach and offensive coordinator.

January 17, 2012
Frank Miriello Retires as Head Football Coach at W&L
Washington and Lee’s Frank Miriello has announced his retirement as the school’s head football coach effective immediately. Miriello will remain as an instructor of physical education through the remainder of the current term.

January 11, 2012
Numerous W&L Students Earn Fall Scholar-Athlete Awards
Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that 166 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed fall term. The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.50.

January 10, 2012
Westfal Named VaSID Offensive Player of the Year
Washington and Lee senior quarterback Charlie Westfal (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) recently headlined the 2011 VaSID College Division All-State team as the Offensive Player of the Year.

December 19, 2011
W&L Football Earns Two All-America Nods
The Washington and Lee football team had a pair of players honored on the D3Football.com 2011 All-America Teams on Friday evening.

December 12, 2011
W&L's Brett Murray Named Capital One Academic All-American
Washington and Lee junior running back Brett Murray (Lookout Mountain, Tenn./Baylor) has been named to the Capital One Division III Academic All-America Second Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America recently.

December 8, 2011
W&L's Westfal Wins Lanier Award
Washington and Lee senior quarterback Charlie Westfal (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) has been named the 2011 recipient of the Willie Lanier Award, presented annually to the best college football player in NCAA Division II, III and NAIA in the state of Virginia. Westfal was presented the award, which is sponsored by the Touchdown Club of Richmond and the Richmond Times Dispatch, at an awards ceremony held at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa Short Pump on Wednesday evening.

December 6, 2011
Seven Generals Named to ODAC Sportsmanship Team
Seven Washington and Lee student-athletes have been selected to the 2011 ODAC/StellarOne Bank Sportsmanship Teams, with one athlete chosen from each fall sport to represent their respective school.

December 5, 2011
Four Generals Named to D3Football.com All-Region Teams
Four members of the Washington and Lee football team have been named to the D3Football.com All-South Region team, which was announced by the website on Monday afternoon.

December 5, 2011
W&L's Westfal Named a Finalist for the Lanier Award
Washington and Lee senior quarterback Charlie Westfal (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) has been named a finalist for the Willie Lanier Award, which is sponsored by the Richmond Times Dispatch and the Richmond Touchdown Club.

November 16, 2011
W&L Football's Westfal and Murray Receive Top ODAC Awards
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its all-conference football team on Wednesday and Washington and Lee was well represented as senior quarterback Charlie Westfal (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) received J. Stokeley Fulton Offensive Player of the Year honors and junior running back Brett Murray (Lookout Mountain, Tenn./Baylor) was named the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

November 10, 2011
W&L Places Four on the Academic All-District Football Team
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released its 2012 Capital One College Division Academic All-District Football squad on Thursday afternoon and Washington and Lee had four players selected to the 23-member team.

November 5, 2011
W&L Football Falls Short at Hampden-Sydney, 42-35
Washington and Lee fell behind 28-0, before scoring 35 points over the final 23:01 of the game in falling just short against Hampden-Sydney, 42-35, in the ODAC football championship on Saturday afternoon at Everett Stadium.

October 31, 2011
Washington and Lee Football - Hampden-Sydney Game Notes
Washington and Lee and Hampden-Sydney will be meeting for the 70th time, with the Tigers holding a 35-32-2 advantage in the all-time series that began during the 1899 season. W&L has played the Tigers more often than any other opponent in program history and the two teams have met every season since 1955 making it the Generals’ longest standing rivalry.

October 28, 2011
W&L Football Glides Past Catholic, 49-13
Washington and Lee jumped out to a 21-0 first quarter lead and never looked back in claiming a 49-13 win over Catholic in ODAC football action on Friday evening at Wilson Field.

October 24, 2011
Westfal and Cassada Named ODAC Athletes of the Week
Washington and Lee University claimed the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Players of the Week for football and swimming for the week ending October 23.

October 24, 2011
Washington and Lee Football - Catholic Game Notes
Washington and Lee and Catholic will be meeting for the 16th time, with the Generals holding a 12-3 advantage in the all-time series that began during the 1981 season. W&L has won seven of the last eight meetings, including each of the last two. Additionally, the Generals have never lost to the Cardinals in Lexington, going 8-0 against CUA at Wilson Field.

October 22, 2011
Westfal Sets Record as W&L Football Downs BC, 52-42
Washington and Lee racked up 606 yards of total offense and scored 21 points fourth quarter points to pull away for a 52-42 win over Bridgewater in ODAC football action on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

October 17, 2011
W&L Sweeps the ODAC Football POW Awards for October 16
Washington and Lee University swept the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for football for the week ending October 16.

October 17, 2011
Washington and Lee Football - Bridgewater Game Notes
Washington and Lee and Bridgewater will be meeting for the 42nd time, with the Generals holding a 24-17 advantage in the all-time series that began during the 1964 season.

October 15, 2011
W&L Football Wins 34-30 Thriller over Randolph-Macon
Washington and Lee drove 69 yards in just four plays and junior running back Luke Heinsohn (Charlottesville, Va./Covenant) scored on a 5-yard touchdown run with 2:09 remaining to give the Generals a 34-30 win over Randolph-Macon on Saturday afternoon at Day Field.

October 10, 2011
Washington and Lee Football - Randolph-Macon Game Notes
Washington and Lee and Randolph-Macon will be meeting for the 60th time, with the Yellow Jackets holding a 29-27-3 advantage in the all-time series that began during the 1903 season. The Generals have won five of the last seven meetings with R-MC, but has emerged victorious in Ashland just once over the last 20 seasons (1-9), defeating the Wasps 44-7 in 2005.

October 8, 2011
Alston's Field Goal Gives W&L Football a 17-14 win over E&H
Senior placekicker Peter Alston (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) booted a 40-yard field goal as time expired to lift Washington and Lee to a 17-14 win over Emory & Henry in ODAC football action on Saturday afternoon at Fred Selfe Stadium.

October 3, 2011
Washington and Lee Football - Emory & Henry Game Notes
Washington and Lee and Emory & Henry will be meeting for the 41st time, with the Wasps holding a 28-12 advantage in the all-time series that began during the 1921 season.

October 3, 2011
Heinsohn and Dee Named ODAC Athletes of the Week
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced its Athletes of the Week for the week ending October 2 and Washington and Lee had two players honored.

October 1, 2011
W&L Football Rolls Past Guilford, 63-0
Washington and Lee scored its most points in 61 years and recorded its largest margin of victory in 89 years with a 63-0 homecoming win over Guilford on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

September 26, 2011
Washington and Lee Football - Guilford Game Notes
W&L and Guilford will be meeting for the 25th time, with the Generals holding a 13-11 advantage in the series. W&L has won four of the last five encounters, including each of the last two, both of which were played in Greensboro.

September 24, 2011
W&L Football Wins Shootout Over Alma, 49-42
Washington and Lee and Alma combined for 91 points and 1,132 yards of offense as the Generals emerged with a 49-42 victory on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

September 19, 2011
Washington and Lee Football - Alma Game Notes
Washington and Lee will face off against a brand-new opponent when it hosts Alma College on Saturday at 1:00 pm at Wilson Field.

September 17, 2011
W&L Football Drops Shootout with Centre, 42-35
Washington and Lee jumped out to a 14-0 lead just 6:26 into the game but could not hold on as Centre scored 14 points over each of the last three quarters en route to a 42-35 victory over the Generals on Saturday evening at Farris Stadium.

September 12, 2011
Washington and Lee Football - Centre Game Notes
Washington and Lee and Centre will be meeting for the 60th time, with the Colonels holding a 35-22-2 advantage in the all-time series that began during the 1897 season.

September 10, 2011
W&L Football Downs Sewanee Tigers, 31-14
Senior quarterback Charlie Westfal (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Washington and Lee football team defeated Sewanee, 31-14 on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

September 6, 2011
ODAC Releases 2010-11 Academic All-Conference Team
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference recently released its 2010-11 All-Academic Team and Washington and Lee once again led the league in number of athletes honored.

September 5, 2011
Washington and Lee Football - Sewanee Game Notes
Washington and Lee and Sewanee will be meeting for the 60th time, with the Generals holding a 37-22 advantage in the all-time series. W&L has won six-straight in the series, the longest winning streak by either team in the history of the matchup.

September 3, 2011
W&L Football Knocks Off F&M, 24-10
The Washington and Lee defense forced five turnovers and recorded five sacks in ending a three-game losing streak to Franklin & Marshall with a 24-10 victory over the Diplomats on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

August 29, 2011
Washington and Lee Football - Franklin & Marshall Game Notes
W&L and Franklin & Marshall will be meeting for the 12th time, with the Diplomats holding a 6-5 advantage in the all-time series.

August 25, 2011
Washington and Lee University Partners With Special Olympics
Washington and Lee University, in unison with like-minded initiatives set forth by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III, is announcing a partnership with the Special Olympics.

August 18, 2011
2011 Washington and Lee Football Preview
The Washington and Lee football program is in an unfamiliar position as the 2011 season approaches. Coming off of an unexpected Old Dominion Athletic Conference title last fall and, with eight starters returning on offense and nine starters back on defense, the Generals will likely be among the favorites to win the conference title again this fall.

August 11, 2011
W&L Announces Partnership with First Team Broadcasting
Washington and Lee will be partnering with First Team Broadcasting to provide live streaming of selected University events during the 2011-12 school year.

August 8, 2011
W&L Promotes Scott Abell to Assistant Head Football Coach
Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the promotion of Scott Abell to assistant head coach for the football program.

August 8, 2011
W&L Football Gains Ground for Wounded Warriors
The Washington and Lee football team has decided to gain ground to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, setting a goal of raising $25,000 in an effort to raise awareness of the sacrifices made by our country's bravest.

July 29, 2011
W&L Football Picked Atop ODAC Preseason Poll
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2011 preseason coaches poll on Friday morning prior to the conference’s preseason conference calls. Washington and Lee, defending conference champion, was picked atop the poll.

July 22, 2011
Fitzgibbons Named to D3Football.com Preseason AA Team
The D3Football.com website released its 2011 Preseason All-America team on Thursday evening and Washington and Lee senior offensive guard John Fitzgibbons (Martinsville, Va./Martinsville) was cited as a first team selection.

July 11, 2011
Six Generals Earn VaSID Academic All-State Honors
Six Washington and Lee student-athletes have been named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) Academic All-State team for the 2010-11 school year.