W&L Announces 2022 Athletics Hall of Fame Class
LEXINGTON, Va. — Washington and Lee University announced the 35th class will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at a ceremony this fall.
Class of 2022 includes former men’s lacrosse player Tommy Tongue ’50 (deceased), former women’s swimmer Margaret Hoehl O’Shea ’99, former men’s tennis player Paul McClure ’05, former equestrian rider Caitlin Lane ’06, former women’s tennis player Emily Applegate ’07 and former field hockey player Kendall Korte Dickenson ’08.
Tommy Tongue ’50 earned four letters as a member of the varsity men’s lacrosse program. Tongue was a member of the first-ever varsity team in 1947 and was a mainstay in the offensive unit throughout his distinguished career. He earned USILA All-America honors all four years, receiving third-team honors in 1947 and 1948, honorable mentions in 1949, and second-team laurels in 1950. Tongue was among the league’s top scorers. team for all four years and was selected to play in the Senior All-Star North-South Game after the 1947, 1948 and 1950 seasons. As a sophomore in 1948, he played all 60 minutes of the North-South Game.
Margaret Hoehl O’Shea ’99 earned four letters with the women’s swim team, serving as team captain for her senior campaign. She was a dominant force in the pool, earning first-team All-ODAC honors in each of her four seasons, while twice being named ODAC/Atlantic States Swimmer of the Year. Hoehl O’Shea qualified for the NCAA Division III championship as a senior when she held the ODAC best time in 10 of 14 individual events. She went on to earn honorable mention All-America honors in the 500 freestyle and 1650 freestyle after placing 10th in the 500 and 11th in the 1650 at the NCAA Championship. A two-time recipient of the team’s Outstanding Swimmer award, she graduated while holding school records in the 200m freestyle (1:57.36), 500m freestyle (5:03.57), 1000m freestyle (10: 38.7), 1650 m freestyle (17: 35.21) and the 400 IM (4:46.41). Each of those records had stood for more than 10 years before she broke them. Hoehl O’Shea was featured in the March 1, 1999 edition of Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd.
Paul McClure ’05 earned four letters as a member of the men’s tennis team and served as team captain for his senior campaign. He received first-team All-ODAC singles and doubles honors in each of his first three seasons, but was ineligible as a senior due to an injury that kept him out of the tournament. ODAC. He was selected as ODAC Player of the Year following his sophomore and junior campaigns, and he was named ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men’s tennis as a senior. McClure earned first-team All-America singles honors in 2004 and 2005, and he teamed with ’06 David Shay to post All-America doubles honors in 2005 as well. McClure finished his career with a 64-41 record in singles and a 57-37 record in doubles. He was named W&L Outstanding Freshman Male Athlete in 2002 and winner of the 2005 Pres Brown Award as Top Senior Male Athlete. Additionally, he won the 2005 Doc Jopson Award as ODAC’s Top Male College Athlete.
Caitlin Lane ’06 was a four-year laureate for the Equestrian Team, earning All-ODAC First Team laurels every four years. Additionally, she was named ODAC Rider of the Year following her rookie, sophomore and senior campaigns. Lane has taken first place in the open flat or open fences 29 times in his career, including eight times in his only senior season. She qualified for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championships for four years, finishing fourth in the open flat as a sophomore, third in the open fences and fifth in the open flat as a junior, and fourth in the open dish. as a senior. That season she also finished seventh in the Cacchione Cup for National Rider of the Year. Lane helped lead the Generals to the program’s first-ever ODAC championship as a senior in 2006.
Emily Applegate ’07 earned three letters as a member of the women’s tennis team, transferring to W&L from the University of Richmond after her rookie season. She was the team’s MVP of the 2007 team that won the NCAA Division III National Championship and she also won the NCAA Division III Singles Championship in 2006 after finishing with a 33-3 singles record. Applegate also finished second in the NCAA in singles in 2007 and she has received All-America honors a total of five times in singles and doubles. A three-time All-ODAC First Team winner and two-time ODAC Player of the Year, she was nominated in 2006 for the Honda Award, which is given to the Division III Female Athlete of the Year. She posted a 65-6 career record in singles and a 58-14 career record in doubles. Along with winning the tag team title in 2007, she also helped the Generals earn two NCAA second-place finishes and a 70-3 overall record in her three seasons.
Kendall Korte Dickenson ’08 earned four letters as a member of the field hockey team, serving as team captain for his final season. As a midfielder, Korte Dickenson controlled the game both on offense and defense, earning three All-ODAC First Team Citations and she was named ODAC Player of the Year as a junior and senior. She added All-State First-Team laurels in her final three seasons and was a two-time All-South Region First-Team winner. Korte Dickenson was the first player in program history to earn All-America honors, earning third-team recognition as a senior. A senior NFHCA star in 2007, she graduated holding the program record in assists (24), while finishing second all-time in points (76) and third in goals (26). . She also graduated with program records for goals in a game (4), assists in a game (3) and points in a game (8). Additionally, Korte Dickenson helped lead the field hockey program to its first-place finish at the NCAA Tournament in 2005.