ROANOKE, Va. – The Roanoke Times released its 2015 All-State Football Teams on Tuesday and Washington and Lee had eight players honored by the publication.
Senior offensive lineman Raymond Monasterski (Roswell, Ga. / Westminster), junior offensive lineman Michael LaSala (Wilton, Conn. / Wilton), sophomore offensive lineman Chris Osier (Lebanon, Tenn. / Lebanon) and sophomore linebacker Max Garrett (Fairfield, Conn. / Choate Rosemary Hall) were all named to the College Division First Team All-State squad, while junior running back Marshall Hollerith (Richmond, Va. / St. Christopher's), senior defensive lineman Moody Heard (Houston, Texas / Episcopal), sophomore safety Michael Shields (Charlotte, N.C. / Charlotte Country Day) and junior placekicker Matt Underhill (Bethesda, Md. / Landon) were all named to the second team.
Monasterski, LaSala and Osier were all named to the first team after helping pave the way for the top rushing offense in all of college football, averaging 433.9 yards per game on the ground. The Generals set a slew of offensive records, including total offense (5,439 yds.), rushing offense (4,773 yds.) and points scored (417).
Garrett started all 11 games at linebacker and led the team and finished second in the conference in total tackles with 105 stops. He also had four pass breakups for a defense that allowed an average of just 21.9 points per game in conference contests.
Hollerith played in 10 games and ranked second on the team in rushing with 850 yards on 161 carries. He led the team with 13 touchdowns and finished fifth in the conference in scoring with 78 points. Through three seasons, he already ranks fifth on the school's all-time rushing list with 2,634 career yards. His 35 career rushing touchdowns rank second all-time at W&L.
Heard ranked fifth on the team in tackles with 52 total stops. He started all 11 games and notched 6.0 tackles for a loss (-26) and tied for the team-lead with 3.0 sacks (-17). Additionally, he posted three forced fumbles, two pass breakups and one interception.
Shields started all 11 games at safety and finished third on the team in tackles with 63 stops, including 54 solo tackles. He tied for the team lead with three forced fumbles and was second in both interceptions (3) and pass breakups (7).
Underhill ranked second on the team and sixth in the ODAC in scoring with 69 points. He went 4-of-6 (.667) on field goals and 57-of-58 (.983) on PAT's during the season. His 57 made PAT's are a school-record and he also set a record by booting a 51-yard field goal in a 20-17 win over Guilford.
Virginia Union junior quarterback Shawheem Dowdy was selected as the Roanoke Times College Division Offensive Player of the Year and UVA-Wise junior linebacker Zachary Blair was named the Defensive Player of the Year.
Washington and Lee set a school record for wins in producing a 10-1 overall record. The Generals finished with their first undefeated regular season in 54 years and became the first ODAC team to go 7-0 in conference play. W&L completed its 2015 season in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Tournament, falling to Thomas More by a score of 51-21. The Generals finished 21st in the final D3football.com poll.