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2009 Tribe Team to be Honored at Halftime of Men’s Basketball Game
After posting one of the best seasons in the program’s long and storied history, the 2009 William and Mary football team will be honored at halftime of the Tribe men’s basketball game against Drexel this Saturday evening at Kaplan Arena.
This year’s team equaled a school record with 11 victories and advanced to the NCAA Semifinals for the second time in the last six seasons en route to ranking as high as No. 3 nationally in the final polls.
The 2009 season highlight video is now available online by clicking here
W&M established itself as one of the nation’s top defensive teams in ’09, as it led the country by allowing just 61.1 yards per game – a school record. Additionally, the College ranked second nationally in total defense (229.8 ypg) and scoring defense (12.1 ppg), while it ranked third in sacks per game (3.43) and eighth in tackles for a loss per game (8.0). The Tribe also outgained all 14 of its opponents last season.
The individual accolades poured in as well, as 12 players earned a school-record 15 all-conference selections. Highlighting the impressive group were All-Americans Adrian Tracy and Sean Lissemore, both of whom garnered multiple national accolades.
In addition to the success on the field, Tribe players continued to excel in the classroom and were recognized by the NCAA for outstanding academic achievement for the sixth consecutive year.
The season also marked a milestone for Head Coach Jimmye Laycock, as he became part of the exclusive 200-win club with the NCAA Quarterfinal victory at top-ranked Southern Illinois. He was recognized for his accomplishments by being selected as the Richmond Touchdown Club Division I Coach of the Year on Thursday evening.
By College of William and Mary Sports Information