The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its all-conference women's soccer team on Tuesday afternoon and Washington and Lee had several players honored, including senior forward Anne Van Devender (Jackson, Miss./Choate Rosemary Hall), who was selected the ODAC Women's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Van Devender was also selected to the first team, where she was joined by senior defender Marisa Van Brunt (Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) and junior midfielder Maggie Sutherland (Pittsburgh, Pa./Sewickley Academy). Junior midfielder Roz Klann (Denver, Colo./George Washington) was tabbed to the second team, while first-year forward Kat Barnes (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) and first-year defender Corinne Smith (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) were named to the honorable mention squad. Senior midfielder Katie Kern (Charleston, W. Va./Charleston Catholic) was selected to the 12-player All-ODAC Sportsmanship Team.
Van Devender, the 2007 ODAC Player of the Year, was selected as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year after finishing fourth in the league in scoring with 45 points on 17 goals and 11 assists. A computer science major with a concentration in women's studies, she is a three-time First Team All-ODAC honoree and was a 2007 Second Team All-American. Van Devender finished her career ranked second all-time at W&L in career goals (64), career assists (33) and career points (161).
Van Brunt started all 18 games this fall and contributed five points on one goal and three assists. A First Team All-ODAC selection last season and a second team honoree as a sophomore, Van Brunt completed her career with 25 points on eight goals and nine assists. She also had a major impact on a defensive unit that allowed just 41 goals over 80 games during her four seasons.
Sutherland was tabbed to the first team after being named Second Team All-ODAC and ODAC Rookie of the Year in 2006. She started 15-of-18 games this season and notched nine points on four goals and one assist.
Klann garnered second team laurels after receiving first team status as a sophomore and honorable mention honors as a first-year in 2006. She played in 17 games with 15 starts this fall and tallied three goals for six points.
Barnes and Smith were named to the honorable mention squad after both turned in stellar rookie seasons with the Generals. Barnes started 13 of the team's 18 games and finished sixth in the conference in scoring with 38 points on 16 goals and six assists. Smith started 17 contests and tallied a pair of goals for a defense that allowed an average of just 0.88 goals per game with 10 shutouts.
Kern finished the 2008 season with 19 points (8 g, 3 a) after playing in 17 games with 13 starts. She completed her career with 47 points on 18 goals and 11 assists despite missing her entire sophomore season with a knee injury.
Lynchburg College swept the other major awards handed out by the conference as junior Ashley Hoath was named the Player of the Year, sister Beverly Hoath was selected the Rookie of the Year and Todd Olsen was named the Coach of the Year.
Washington and Lee finished the 2008 campaign with a 13-5 overall record and a 9-2 mark in the ODAC. The Generals advanced to the ODAC Tournament Semifinals before falling to third-ranked Lynchburg College, 1-0.
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