Volleyball claimed its third consecutive conference title after posting
a 27-7 overall record and a 9-2 league record. Led by Honorable
Mention All-American middle blocker Kenzie Shand ’17, the Gener-
als advanced to the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Clayton Murtha ’ 18 was named the W&L Outstanding First-Year Male Athlete after the basketball forward was selected
as the ODAC, State and Regional Rookie of the Year. Murtha
finished third in the voting for the National Rookie of the Year
after averaging 17.4 points, 6. 1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per
Ian McDonald ’17 had a tremendous year
with the cross country and track and field
teams. McDonald was the first General
to win the ODAC Cross Country title since
2005 in being named the ODAC Runner of
the Year. He then finished second in the mile
at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in March to earn First Team All-America honors.
in Review BY BRIAN LAUBSCHER
Tennis player Sonja Meighan ’ 15 became the
first W&L athlete and just the fifth athlete in
conference history to be named the ODAC
Player of the Year all four years. Meighan
earned the Pres Brown Award as the top
senior female athlete at W&L and finished
her career as a seven-time All-American.
Washington and Lee won its first ODAC women’s
golf title in just its third season, and the Generals
received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, where they finished 14th overall. W&L won
two tournaments during the season and finished
in the top three of every tournament it played
except the national championship.
W&L claimed the first-ever ODAC men’s swimming championship
and finished the season with an 8-2 overall record. Led by the exploits
of All-America Tommy Thetford ’ 18, who was named ODAC Rookie
of the Year, the Generals set two school records during the season.
The women’s swimming team finished 8-2 overall and won the
ODAC title for the eighth season in a row. The Generals set nine
school records, led by Emily Rollo ’17, who had a hand in five of the
records and was named the ODAC Swimmer of the Year.