USILA Anounces its 2014 Postseason Division III Awards

PERRY, N.Y. -- The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) announced its 2014 Division III All-America team and Scholar All-America team, along with the rosters for the USILA/LaxWorld Division III North-South Senior All-Star team on Tuesday and Washington and Lee was represented in all three.

Senior midfielder Joe Wood (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) was tabbed to participate in the North-South game and received Honorable Mention All-America honors.  Additionally, senior midfielder Jared Mitchell (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) was selected to the USILA Scholar All-America team.

Wood's All-America honor was the first of his career after garnering First Team All-ODAC accolades in 2014.  He started all 17 games and finished with a career-high 41 points on 23 goals and 18 assists.  Wood completed his career with 97 career points on 57 goals and 40 assists.  He also picked up 45 ground balls over his four seasons.

The selection of Wood to the All-America team gives the W&L men's lacrosse program a total of 184 All-America selections since instituting a varsity program in 1947.  With Wood's selection to the 2014 North-South game, W&L has now had 111 players chosen to participate in the game since 1942.

Mitchell was tabbed to the Scholar All-America team which recognized 105 players from Division I, II and III schools who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities.  The criteria states that they must be a senior player and outstanding contributor with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average.

Mitchell earned First Team All-ODAC honors for the second straight season after totaling four goals and two assists, and winning 61.4 percent (205-334) of his faceoffs while picking up 125 ground balls.  He completed his career ranked second all-time at W&L in faceoffs taken (1,077) and won (640).  Mitchell totaled 19 points (10 G, 9 A), won 59.4 percent of his faceoffs and collected 349 ground balls over his four seasons.

Mitchell's selection gives W&L 30 USILA Scholar-Athlete citations over the course of the program's history and 11 over the last six years.

The 73rd USILA Division III North-South Senior All-Star game will be held on Sunday, May 25 at 10:00 am at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md.  The 2014 USILA All-America Awards Ceremony presented by Northwestern Mutual will be held at the Baltimore Hilton on Saturday, May 24 at 10:00 am.

Washington and Lee completed the 2014 season with an 11-6 overall record and an 8-1 mark in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.  The Generals advanced to the semifinals of the ODAC Tournament before falling to Lynchburg, 12-9.

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