2017 Washington and Lee Football News Releases

  • Numerous W&L Students Earn Winter Scholar-Athlete Awards
    April 23, 2018
    Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that 257 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.
  • W&L Hires Three Assistant Football Coaches to Complete Staff
    March 27, 2018
    Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that new Head Football Coach Garrett LeRose has filled out his coaching staff.
  • W&L Names Garrett LeRose '07 Head Football Coach
    February 14, 2018
    Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn announced that following a national search, Garrett LeRose '07 has been promoted to head football coach effective immediately. LeRose had previously served as the program's assistant head coach and coach of tight ends and wide receivers.
  • W&L's Breece Named the Roanoke Times College Division Offensive Player of the Year
    February 02, 2018
    The Roanoke Times announced its 2018 All-State College Football teams on Friday and W&L first-year running back Josh Breece (Lorton, Va. / Stone Bridge) was named the Offensive Player of the Year for the college division (NCAA Division II & III, NAIA and USCAA).
  • Washington and Lee Leads ODAC Commissioner's Cup Fall Standings
    January 04, 2018
    The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its fall standings for the ODAC Commissioner’s Cups and Washington and Lee carries a commanding lead for the men’s, women’s and overall cups.
  • Numerous W&L Students Earn Fall Term Scholar-Athlete Awards
    January 04, 2018
    Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that a record 253 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. The prior record for scholar-athletes in the fall or winter term was 242 set last fall.
  • Scott Abell Resigns as Head Football Coach at W&L to Take Over at Davidson
    January 02, 2018
    Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that Scott Abell has resigned as head football coach to accept the same position at Davidson College.
  • Three Generals Earn All-America Honors From D3football.com
    December 16, 2017
    Three Washington and Lee players have been named to the 2017 D3football.com All-America teams which were announced on Friday evening prior to the Stagg Bowl.
  • W&L's Breece Named to AP Little All-America Team
    December 14, 2017
    The Associated Press (AP) released its 2017 Division III Little All-America football team on Thursday and Washington and Lee first-year running back Josh Breece (Lorton, Va. / Stone Bridge) was named to the second team.
  • W&L Football Claims Three Major VaSID Awards
    December 14, 2017
    The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) released its 2017 College Division All-State Football Team on Monday and Washington and Lee had several individuals honored, including claiming three of the five major awards.
  • W&L's Garrett and Reames Earn CoSIDA Academic All-America Honors
    December 13, 2017
    The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released its 2017 Division III Academic All-America Football squad on Wednesday afternoon and Washington and Lee had one player selected to both the first and second teams.
  • W&L's Garrett Named to AFCA All-America Team
    December 12, 2017
    The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced its 2017 Division III Coaches All-America team on Tuesday morning and Washington and Lee senior linebacker Max Garrett (Fairfield, Conn. / Choate Rosemary Hall) was among those honored.
  • Four Generals Earn D3Football.com All-South Region Honors
    December 06, 2017
    Four members of the Washington and Lee football team were named to the D3Football.com, All-South Region squad, which was announced on Tuesday evening.
  • Breece Tabbed a Finalist For Lanier Award; Garrett Named Linebacker of the Year
    December 05, 2017
    Washington and Lee first-year running back Josh Breece (Lorton, Va. / Stone Bridge) has been named a finalist for the Lanier Award, while senior linebacker Max Garrett (Fairfield, Conn. / Choate Rosemary Hall) will receive the Linebacker of the Year Award at the Dudley & Lanier Award Banquet hosted by the Touchdown Club of Richmond on Sunday, December 10 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel.
  • W&L Football Earns 12 All-ODAC Citations; Nearly Sweeps Major Awards
    November 21, 2017
    The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its 2017 all-conference football team on Tuesday and Washington and Lee claimed four of the five major awards in voting conducted by the league’s coaches.
  • W&L Football Falls to Second-Ranked Mount Union, 21-0
    November 18, 2017
    Washington and Lee limited second-ranked Mount Union to a season-low 276 yards of total offense and only 10 first downs in dropping a 21-0 decision to the Purple Raiders in the opening round of the NCAA football tournament at Mount Union Stadium.
  • Three Generals Named to Academic All-District Football Team
    November 16, 2017
    The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released its 2017 Division III Academic All-District Football squad on Thursday afternoon and Washington and Lee had three players selected to the 28-member District 5 team.
  • W&L Football Wins the ODAC Play of the Week
    November 16, 2017
    The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced that Washington and Lee has won the Football Play of the Week for the week ending November 12.
  • Generalssports.com Athlete of the Week Josh Breece (11-14)
    November 14, 2017
    First-year running back Josh Breece rushed for 280 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday to earn Generalssports.com Athlete of the Week honors.
  • Washington and Lee Football - Mt. Union Game Notes
    November 13, 2017
    Washington and Lee and Mount Union have never met on the gridiron. In fact, the Generals have never played a school from the Ohio Athletic Conference and have played a total of just 12 games all-time against schools from the state of Ohio. W&L is 4-8 against schools from the Buckeye state, with the last encounter being a 27-9 loss to Case Western Reserve during the 2006 season.
  • W&L Football To Face Mount Union in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament
    November 12, 2017
    The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced its field for the 2017 Division III football championship on Sunday and Washington and Lee will travel to 12-time National Champion Mount Union for a first-round contest.
  • W&L Football Wins ODAC Title With a 48-21 Win Over Shenandoah
    November 11, 2017
    Washington and Lee rolled up 613 yards of total offense and won its fourth ODAC Football Championship in the last eight years with a 48-21 victory over Shenandoah on Saturday afternoon at Shentel Stadium.
  • Generalssports.com Athlete of the Week Grey Reames (11-7)
    November 07, 2017
    Senior defensive back Grey Reames had an interception return for a touchdown and a forced fumble on Saturday to earn Generalssports.com Athlete of the Week honors.
  • W&L's Reames Named ODAC Defensive Football Player of the Week
    November 06, 2017
    The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced that Washington and Lee senior cornerback Grey Reames (Nashville, Tenn. / Montgomery Bell) has been named the ODAC Defensive Football Player of the Week for the week ending November 5.
  • Washington and Lee Football - Shenandoah Game Notes
    November 06, 2017
    Washington and Lee and Shenandoah will be meeting for the sixth time, with the Generals holding a 4-1 edge in the all-time series. The lone loss was a 21-14 overtime loss at Shentel Stadium during the 2013 season. Last year, the two teams combined for 101 points and 1,145 yards of total offense in a 59-42 W&L victory.
  • W&L Football Rushes Past Bridgewater, 49-21
    November 04, 2017
    The Washington and Lee football team overcame nine fumbles (five lost) to win its fifth straight game with a 49-21 victory over Bridgewater on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.
  • W&L Football & Golf to Recognize Fallen Heroes on Saturday
    November 02, 2017
    The Washington and Lee football team is partnering with the Generals’ golf teams to honor our fallen heroes through the Folds of Honor program this weekend.
  • Washington and Lee Football - Bridgewater Game Notes
    October 30, 2017
    Washington and Lee and Bridgewater will be meeting for the 48th time, with the Generals holding a 27-20 advantage in the all-time series that began during the 1964 season. W&L has won just four of the last seven meetings between the two teams, but has won each of the last three played at Wilson Field. In those three wins at Wilson Field, the Generals are averaging 46.3 points, 527.7 total yards and 440.7 rushing yards per game.
  • W&L Football Sweeps ODAC Weekly Honors
    October 30, 2017
    The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced that Washington and Lee University has swept the ODAC Football Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week Awards for the week ending October 28.
  • W&L Football Survives at Randolph-Macon, 17-14
    October 28, 2017
    First-year running back Josh Breece (Lorton, Va. / Stone Bridge) scored on a 1-yard run with 38 seconds remaining to lift the Washington and Lee football team to a hard-fought 17-14 victory over Randolph-Macon on Saturday at Day Field.
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