Interview with WLU's Cunningham and Sutherland
The ODAC Podcast tackles men's and women's soccer in this week's
show. Brad and J.J. talk about the tight standings in both
sports as schedules start to wind down towards the ODAC postseason,
which begins the weekend of October 31. This week's interview
features Washington and Lee women's soccer head coach, Neil
Cunningham, and senior midfielder Maggie Sutherland.
The Generals currently sit atop the ODAC standings with a 12-1-1 overall record and 8-0-1 showing in conference action. Washington and Lee also leads a strong ODAC contingent in the first release of the NCAA Division III regional rankings. WLU sits third in the South Atlantic Region, followed closely by Virginia Wesleyan, Lynchburg and Roanoke. The Generals also debuted in the NSCAA national coaches poll as the 21st ranked program.
Cunningham is in his ninth season as head women's soccer coach and third year as director of physical education at Washington and Lee. He also serves as an Assistant Athletic Director for the Generals. Through his first eight years, Cunningham has accumulated a 116-25-16 record.
Sutherland patrols the center of the Generals' midfield, serving as a main cog in the squad's transition from defense to offense. She earned a spot on the All-ODAC First Team in 2008 and was named the ODAC Rookie of the Year in 2006. This season, Sutherland has scored four goals to go with one assist for nine total points.
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ODAC Podcast - October 23, 2009