FOREST, Va. – 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.
The seven Generals selected were sophomore Kane Thomas (Seattle, Wash./Shorewood), sophomore Annelise Madison (Roca, Neb./Norris), junior Greg Barton (New York, N.Y./Dalton School), junior Ashley Barnes (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's), senior Dory Blackey (Versailles, Ky./Sayre School), senior Jamie Paldino (Kensington, Conn./Kingswood-Oxford), and senior Megan Tomlinson (Petersburg, Pa./Huntingdon Area).
Thomas, a member of the men's cross country team, was the highest-placing finisher for the Generals at the 2011 ODAC Cross Country Championship. He crossed the line in 18th place with a time of 27:16.00, as W&L finished sixth overall.
Madison was a First Team All-ODAC honoree in women's cross country, placing 5th at the conference championship clocking in at 23:40. The Generals finished second overall trailing only Bridgewater.
As a defensive lineman on the football team, Barton tallied 25 tackles (11 solo) on the season. Barton also recorded one interception and one sack as W&L finished 8-2 overall and 5-1 in the ODAC.
Barnes played in 16 games for the field hockey team, starting 10 of them. She logged two points on one goal against Sweet Briar, a 3-0 win for the Generals. W&L finished 6-10 overall and 2-5 in the ODAC.
Blackey appeared in 15 games for the women's soccer team, starting in six of them. She claimed three points on one goal and one assist. Blackey's lone goal came against Greensboro in a 4-0 shutout victory. W&L went 13-4-2 overall and 7-2-2 in conference play.
Paldino, who played in 13 games and started 10, recorded four points on two goals. At the conclusion of the season, he was named the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Men's Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year for the second time in his many years. W&L wrapped up with an 8-5-4 overall record and 5-2-3 in the ODAC.
In 89 sets this season, Tomlinson claimed 111 digs, 46 service aces, and 11 kills. Her 46 service aces ranked her fourth in the conference, and she registered a career-high seven service aces in a 3-0 win over Hollins. The Generals finished 2011 at 27-8, 10-0 in the ODAC before falling to Randolph-Macon (3-1) in the ODAC Championship match.
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