2010-11 Women's Lacrosse News

  • Four Named All-Americans by IWLCA
    May 27, 2011
    Four ODAC student-athletes were named All-Americans by the IWLCA on Friday. W&L's Emmy Mathews, LC's Christina Tran, and RC's Gina Valles (pictured) were tabbed to the second team, while the Generals' Wilton Megargel was selected to the third team.
  • W&L Falls to Salisbury in NCAA Action
    May 14, 2011
    A late second-half rally came up short as the No. 15 Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team fell to No. 5 Salisbury, 13-12, on Saturday afternoon at Sea Gull Stadium in Salisbury. With the loss, the Generals end their season with a 15-5 overall record.
  • Generals Down CNU in NCAA First Round
    May 11, 2011
    The No. 15 Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team earned its first NCAA Tournament win since the 2006 season as it defeated Christopher Newport University, 15-6, in first round action on Wednesday afternoon at Watt Field. The Generals head to Salisbury on Saturday for their second round contest.
  • W&L Sweeps Women's Lacrosse Awards
    May 10, 2011
    Washington & Lee captured each of the individual honors as part of the 2011 All-ODAC Women’s Lacrosse Teams. Emmy Mathews was tabbed the Player of the Year and the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete. W&L mentor Brooke Diamond was named the Coach of the Year, and Alex Van Horn was selected as the Rookie of the Year.
  • Generals to Host CNU in NCAA First Round
    May 08, 2011
    The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced its 2011 Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament field on Sunday evening and Washington and Lee has been selected to host a first round contest on Wednesday, May 11 at Watt Field.
  • Generals Win 12th ODAC Title
    May 08, 2011
    Emmy Mathews scored a career-high eight goals to help lead Washington and Lee to its 12th ODAC Title with a 21-13 victory over Roanoke College on Sunday afternoon at Watt Field. The Generals earn the ODAC's automatic qualifier in to the NCAA Division III Tournament. Selections for that tourney are Sunday night at 9:30 p.m. on www.ncaa.com.
  • Generals Hold Off Marlins in Semifinals
    May 04, 2011
    The top-seeded Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team withstood a late rally by fourth-seeded Virginia Wesleyan as it held on for a 9-6 victory in semifinal action of the ODAC Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at Watt Field. The Generals host the 2011 title game, in which they'll go after their 12th overall and second straight league crown.
  • Valles Powers Maroons to Title Game
    May 04, 2011
    Roanoke defeated Lynchburg, 14-8, in the ODAC semifinals on Wednesday evening at Shellenberger Field. The Maroons advance to the conference championship for the fifth appearance at the ODAC title game in the last six years. Gina Valles fired in five goals to go along with an assist to lead RC to victory over LC.
  • Marlins Push Past Quakers into Semis
    April 30, 2011
    Everything came together impressively on both sides of the field for Virginia Wesleyan in the second half of Saturday's ODAC quarterfinal tournament contest against Guilford. The result was an 8-1 half posted by the host Marlins en route to an 18-7 victory on Foster Field at the Trinder Center.
  • Maroons Top Jackets, Head to Semis
    April 30, 2011
    Roanoke outscored Randolph-Macon, 18-2, in the final 45-minutes to win, 26-8, in the ODAC Quarterfinals on Saturday. The Maroons improve to 11-7 while the Yellow Jackets season closes with a 7-10 mark. The Maroons own a 9-2 record against the Yellow Jackets in the ODAC Tournament. RC has won five of the last six meetings against its conference opponent.
  • Seeding Set for Women's Lax Tourney
    April 28, 2011
    Washington and Lee enters the 2011 ODAC Women’s Lacrosse Tournament as the top seed for the second-consecutive season. The Generals boast an undefeated league record, which stands at 9-0, and a 12-4 overall mark. Lynchburg occupies the second seed 21-4 overall, 8-1 in league play. The Generals and the Hornets receive byes into the semifinals.
  • ODAC Players of the Week: April 25, 2011
    April 25, 2011
    The past week saw six new ODAC champions crowned throughout the conference, leaving men's and women's lacrosse as the only two sports in regular season action. Max Voumard helped lead Lynchburg to pair of conference wins, and Gina Valles set both Roanoke and ODAC scoring records in two wins for the Maroons.
  • ODAC Players of the Week: April 18, 2011
    April 18, 2011
    ODAC spring championships have either begun with conference athletes continuing to perform at a high level. Those earning weekly honors include: Chris Martin, HSC; Brooke Hensley, EMU; Andy Richter, EMU; Lisa Lee, EMU; Jeff Keating, RC; Sheila Anthony, HU; Noah Ratner, GC; Katie Gordon, BC; Tyler Mercier, GC; Ashley Allen, LC; Johnathan Smith, GC.
  • ODAC Players of the Week: April 11, 2011
    April 11, 2011
    Bad weather threatened play last week, but ODAC athletes came through with flying colors. Those who earned weekly honors include: Mark Manthe, RC; Lauren Childress, BC; Will James, GC; Jessica Burcham, GC; Jeff Keating, RC; Tara Harding, VWC; Mike Redwood, BC; Ariel Taylor, SBC; Peter Hawkins, BC; Krystle Landes, LC; Rachad Davis, LC.
  • ODAC Players of the Week: April 4, 2011
    April 04, 2011
    Golf took a brief hiatus from play last, but 10 other student-athletes earned weekly honors, including: C.J. Thompson, W&L; Lisa Scruggs, RC; Matt Morgan, LC; MacKenzie Creech, VWC; Richard Lachlan, RC; Kelly Egan, RMC; Hayden White, W&L; Jen Snyder, W&L; Sean Whitson, VWC; Carmen Graves, RC.
  • ODAC Players of the Week: March 28, 2011
    March 28, 2011
    ODAC athletes continued to perform over the past week. Those earning ODAC weekly awards include: Jordan Walton, RMC; Brooke Hensley, EMU; Gregg Laswell, W&L; Heather Jenkins, BC; Cole Hawthorne, HSC; Lesley Buckingham, LC; Noah Ratner, GC; Whitney Fitzwater, RC; John Michael Pavia, LC; Brittany Wilson, BC; Shad Harrell, HSC.
  • ODAC Players of the Week: March 21, 2011
    March 21, 2011
    Outdoor track competed for the first time this season, putting all nine ODAC spring sports in action. This week's Players of the Week include: Jonathan Mason, BC; Leona Rainey, RC; Jody Davis, W&L; Lisa Lee, EMU; Jason Lumpkin, W&L; Meegan Rourke, RC; Max Wyndorf, RMC; Carmen Graves, RC; Johnathan Smith, GC; Ariel Taylor, SBC; Rich Pugh, HSC.
  • ODAC Players of the Week: March 14, 2011
    March 14, 2011
    The weather played some tricks with spring action last week, but plenty of games and standout performances still featured throughout the conference. This week's players of the week include: Kyle Wooden, GC; Paige Smith, RMC; Kevin Chandler, BC; Heather Jenkins, BC; Taylor Chamberlain, BC (not pictured); Henry Farley, GC; Martha Vlahakis, RMC; Brad DeWitt, BC.
  • ODAC Players of the Week: March 7, 2011
    March 07, 2011
    Spring Break is in full swing for many schools, with tournaments featuring in several spring sports. This week, nine athletes earned weekly honors, including: Joseph Lucas, BC; Katie Bruce, LC; Shayne Paskanik, VWC (not pictured); Brenae Pettit, VWC; Tim Gavrich, W&L; Gina Valles, RC; Jeff Keating, RC; Christina Douglas, W&L; Will Hall, W&L
  • ODAC Players of the Week: Feb. 28, 2010
    February 28, 2011
    Golf joined the group of sports participating in weekly conference action. This week, nine athletes earned weekly honors, including: Jacob Clifton, RC; Lisa Scruggs, RC; Michael Haslam, RC; Heather Lewis, R-MC; Noah Ratner, GC; Wilton Megargel, W&L; Tyler Midwinter, R-MC; Sarah Budrus, HU; Jeremy Becht, W&L.
  • ODAC Players of the Week: Feb. 21, 2010
    February 21, 2011
    On the eve of a pair of championships, 12 athletes earn weekly honors. Those individuals include: Jay Thompson, BC; Ami Hutcherson, GC; Sammy Stuart, GC; Caitlin Dolby, LC; Todd Phillips, EMU; Kala Yoders, EMU; Randy Lott, VWC; Erica Garber, EMU; Micah Keller, HSC; Emmy Mathews, W&L; Tyler Mercier, GC; Ellen Yeatman, W&L.
  • W&L Unanimous atop Women's Lax Poll
    February 10, 2011
    Washington and Lee University earned 100 total points and received all 10 first place votes in the 2011 ODAC Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll. Lynchburg College holds down the second position after picking up 87 points in the annual survey of the league’s coaches, while Roanoke College rounds out the top three with 82 tallies.
  • R-MC Tabs Erickson to W. Lacrosse Post
    October 20, 2010
    Randolph-Macon Director of Athletics, Jeff Burns, announced on Wednesday that former Mary Washington All-American, Caitlin Erickson, has been named the new women's lacrosse head coach at R-MC. Erickson arrives in Ashland after a two-year stint as an assistant coach with her alma mater, helping lead the Eagles to 28 wins.
  • BC Tabs Lowry for Lacrosse Post
    August 12, 2010
    Bridgewater announced the hiring of Kim Lowry as the Eagles' new women's lacrosse coach on Thursday. Lowry, who takes over for Kathy Kerr, arrives in Bridgewater from national power Hamilton College. The Continentals won the 2010 D-III national title and reached the semifinals in 2009, both with Lowry as an assistant coach
  • Hollins Announces New Lacrosse Coach
    August 02, 2010
    Director of athletics, Aubrey Shinofield made the announcement on Monday that Randy Polito will be the new lacrosse coach at Hollins University. The announcement was made after a nationwide search throughout the summer to find a replacement for Lizz Steinnmetz, who left the school after four seasons. Polito will begin his duties at the University on August 8, 2010.