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.
Despite a goal from junior forward Caroline Peters (Charlotte, N.C. / Charlotte Latin School) the fifth-seeded Washington and Lee women’s soccer team fell to fourth-seeded Bridgewater, 2-1, in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at Bridgewater.
Sophomore forward Kelsey Anderson (Alexandria, Va. / Episcopal) scored the game-winning goal in the 32nd minute to give the Washington and Lee women’s soccer team a 2-0 victory over Emory & Henry in ODAC action on Wednesday afternoon at Watt Field.
With 15.5 seconds left in double overtime, junior midfielder Megan Engeland (Yardley, Pa. / Pennsbury) scored the game-winning goal to give the Washington and Lee women’s soccer team a 2-1 victory at Roanoke on Tuesday at Kerr Stadium. The win marked the 300th for W&L Head Coach Neil Cunningham.
The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s soccer teams were both recipients of the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award announced on Thursday. The honor was given to those squads whose student-athletes averaged a 3.0 or higher for the 2016-17 academic year.
Senior midfielder Rebecca Morris (Nashville, Tenn. / Harpeth Hall) scored three goals and had two assists to lead the Washington and Lee women’s soccer team to a 7-0 victory over Randolph on Saturday afternoon at WildCat Stadium.
Junior midfielder Megan Engeland (Yardley, Pa. / Pennsbury) netted the game-winning goal in the 29th minute to give the Washington and Lee women’s soccer team a 2-0 victory over Randolph-Macon on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field.
Junior midfielder Megan Engeland (Yardley, Pa. / Pennsbury) registered her first career hat trick to lead the Washington and Lee women’s soccer team past Averett, 6-0, on Sunday afternoon at Watt Field.
Kenyon first-year forward Samantha Hayes scored a pair of second-half goals just 2:57 apart to lift the Ladies to a 2-0 victory over the 22nd-ranked Washington and Lee women’s soccer team on Saturday at Mavec Field.
The Washington and Lee women's soccer team opens up its season on Friday at 4:00 pm against Berry at Centre College. Head Coach Neil Cunningham, along with senior defender Olivia Hunter, senior midfielder Rebecca Morris and senior defender Kelsey Jervis, recently previewed the upcoming season.
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2017 women’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll on Friday, and Washington and Lee and Lynchburg both totaled 138 points to tie for the top spot in the poll. However, the Generals received seven first-place votes, while the Hornets earned six first-place nods.
The United Soccer Coaches (Formerly the National Soccer Coaches Association of America) recently announced its 2017 NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Preseason Ranking and Washington and Lee sits in the Top 25.