W&L's Klein Named ODAC Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year

FOREST, Va. – Six members of the Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team have received All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honors, including senior attacker Margaret Klein (North Andover, Mass. / Brooks) being selected as the ODAC Player of the Year, as the league announced the all-conference teams on Monday.

Klein also earned First Team All-ODAC accolades, and was joined by senior defenders Leanne Stone (Darien, Conn. / Darien) and Olive Waxter (Baltimore, Md. / Roland Park). Senior attacker Greta Witter (Houston, Texas / The Hill School), senior midfielder Meade Brewster (Brookside, N.J. / West Morris Mendham) and junior keeper Cara Mulligan (Glen Ridge, N.J. / Glen Ridge) each garnered Second Team All-ODAC honors.

A two-time ODAC Player of the Week honoree this spring, Klein registered 47 goals and nine assists. She is second on the team with 56 points, and has also grabbed 22 ground balls and caused 11 turnovers. During her time as a General, Klein has seen action in 77 games with 70 starts, and has tallied 143 goals and 31 assists for 174 points, 53 draw controls, 66 ground balls and 25 caused turnovers. Klein is currently ranked fourth all-time at W&L for career goals and eighth for career points.

Stone earned her third consecutive first-team selection after being named to the top team as a sophomore and junior. W&L ranks 17th in the nation and first in the conference in scoring defense with a 7.35 goals-against average this season. Stone leads the team in both ground balls (51) and caused turnovers (36). She has made an appearance in 76 games with 73 starts over her four years as a General, and has tallied 187 ground balls 115 caused turnovers. 

Waxter picks up her first career first-team all-conference award after starting in all 18 games for the Generals. She joined Stone on the defensive unit that allowed just 7.35 goals per game and ranked 17th nationally. Waxter ranks second on the team in ground balls (45), caused turnovers (22) and draw controls (29). She has seen the field 68 times over her career, making 63 starts, and has collected 116 ground balls, 55 draw controls, and 63 caused turnovers.

Appearing in all 18 games to date, Brewster notched 22 points on 15 goals and seven assists to receive her second-straight second team all-conference laurel. She is fourth on the team with 33 ground balls, third with 19 caused turnovers and leads the team with 34 draw controls. Over her career, she has made an appearance in 76 games with 43 starts, and has recorded 100 goals and 26 assists for 126 points, to go along with her 119 ground balls, 146 draw controls and 65 caused turnovers.

A 2014 ODAC All-Tournament Team member, Mulligan logged 1007:44 minutes in 18 contests. While in the cage, she ranks first in the ODAC and 23rd nationally with a 7.74 goals-against average. She stopped 104 shots and registered a .444 save percentage, which ranks sixth in the conference. She is third on the team with 34 ground balls.

Witter has started in all 18 games as an attacker this season. Her 58 points lead the team, which is just one point shy of 10th place in the W&L record book for season points. She has dished out 17 assists, which ranks second on the team, to go along with her 19 ground balls and seven caused turnovers. During her three years on the team, Witter has seen action in 47 games with 23 starts, and has registered 91 points on 64 goals and 27 assists. She has also tallied 37 ground balls, 26 draw controls, and 16 caused turnovers.

Susie Snee from Randolph-Macon was named the ODAC Rookie of the Year, and Guilford's Head Coach Sarah Lamphier was tabbed the Coach of the Year. The Quakers' E'Leyna Garcia was awarded the ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar Athlete of the Year honor.

The Generals are currently 16-2 overall record, and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament after winning the program's 15th ODAC Championship. W&L will host Denison on Saturday for the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

-- www.gerneralssports.com --