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Former Spartan, Hawk Bolster Top-10 D-III Lax Team

Andrew Generazio, a 2003 West Springfield graduate, has had a long and winding collegiate journey, but his fourth-ranked Washington College men’s lacrosse team is in the NCAA Division III Tournament after receiving one of the four at-large bids.

Generazio, who has started 11 of 16 games, scored his eighth goal of the season to cut the Salisbury University lead to 5-2 on April 26, but the top-ranked Sea Gulls won, 15-11, during the annual "War on the Shore" for the Charles B. Clark Cup.

Generazio, who missed a portion of last season with a shoulder injury, has eight assists and touts a team-best .644 (29-of-45) face-off percentage.

The 5-foot-11, 182-pound senior midfielder also attended Bridgton Academy (North Bridgton, Maine), but was a two-time All-District and 2003 honorable mention All-Region selection at West Springfield.

Fairfax resident Steve Humphries, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound 2004 Hayfield graduate, is also on the team. Humphries, who played in 15 games and scored three goals in 2007, has only one assist this season through 10 games.

He was a 2004 second-team All-Region selection and a two-time All-District honoree, who led his team in assists as a sophomore, junior, and senior. He attended Bishop Ireton as a sophomore, where he won the Virginia Independent School Athletic Association (VISAA) state title.

The Shoremen, who won their last Division III National Championship in 1998, are currently 13-3 after falling to third-ranked Gettysburg, 12-7, in the Centennial Conference Championship on May 4.

The Shoremen will host a second round game against Lynchburg, a team that it holds an 11-0 all-time record against. The two teams are currently tied for fourth in the USILA Division III Top 20. The game was tentatively scheduled for Saturday, but was been moved to Sunday at 1:30 p.m. due to Lynchburg's commencement on Saturday.