LYNCHBURG, Va. – Six members of the Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team have been named to the Virginia Sports Information Director's (VaSID) College Division All-State team, which was released on Wednesday afternoon.
Senior defensemen Joe LaSala (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) and Andrew Fusselbaugh (Ardmore, Pa./Friends Central), and senior attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley) were all named to the first team. Junior midfielder Jared Mitchell (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City), sophomore long-stick midfielder Noah Lessing (Babylon, N.Y. / Babylon) and sophomore attackman Cameron Dabir (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich./Culver Academy) were all named to the second team.
LaSala garnered the award after receiving First Team All-ODAC and Second Team All-America laurels earlier in the year. This season, he started all 21 games and led the ODAC with 43 caused turnovers, while collecting 30 ground balls and one assist for a defense that allowed an average of just 7.0 goals per game.
Fusselbaugh was also a First Team All-ODAC selection and he posted Honorable Mention All-America honors. He started all 21 games and finished second in the conference with 41 caused turnovers. His 63 ground balls were also the second-most on the team.
Also a First Team All-ODAC and Honorable Mention All-America honoree, Means finished second on the team in scoring this season with a career-high 56 points on 40 goals and 16 assists. He graduated ranked fifth all-time at W&L with 155 goals, while his 158 points are 15th all-time.
A Third Team All-ODAC selection, Lessing played in all 21 games and helped the defense post an ODAC-best 6.94 goals-against average. He scooped up 58 ground balls and produced 21 opponent turnovers.
Mitchell was a First Team All-ODAC honoree after he won 190-of-309 (.615) faceoffs in 17 games played. He also totaled two goals and two assists, while picking up 94 ground balls.
Dabir was a Second Team All-ODAC selection after totaling a team-best 61 points on 43 goals and 18 assists. He started 20 games, registering at least one point in all but two contests. He will enter his junior season with 106 career points on 70 goals and 36 assists.
Roanoke senior attackman Richard Lachlan was named the VaSID Player of the Year, while Virginia Wesleyan first-year attackman Josh Currier was named the Rookie of the Year. Lynchburg's Steve Koudelka was honored as the VaSID Coach of the Year.
Washington and Lee completed the 2013 season with a school-record 16 wins against just five losses. The Generals received an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament and fell to Salisbury in the second round by a score of 7-4.