Men's and women's swimming and men's and women's hoops continued their regular seasons with fall sports now fully complete thru their regular slates. Those earning ODAC weekly honors include (pictured from top-left): Patrick Sullivan from Washington and Lee men's swimming, Kelly Williams from Randolph-Macon women's basketball, Daniel Spencer from Emory & Henry men's basketball, and Emily Hageboeck from W&L women's swimming.
University of Lynchburg sophomore Kaitlyn Johnson highlighted the ODAC's contingent of five runners at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships as she earned All-American honors. She is the first All-American in Lynchburg women's cross country history.
Randolph-Macon College made good on its fourth appearance in the NCAA Division III Football Tournament as the Yellow Jackets earned the program's first win on the D-III national stage via a 23-20 result at John Carroll University on Saturday afternoon.
The University of Lynchburg and Messiah College played to a 2-2 tie thru 90 minutes of regulation and a pair of sudden-victory 10-minute overtime periods in the round of 16 in the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament at Christopher Newport on Friday evening. Lynchburg made three kicks while Messiah missed twice and had a third save by Delia LoSapio (pictured) to advance the Hornets to the sectional finals.
The final ODAC Football Play of the Week Fan Poll wins goes to a different school for the first time in five weeks as Major Morgan's one-handed touchdown grab earned the majority vote and the second poll victory of the season for Hampden-Sydney College.
For the second time in as many seasons, Bridgewater Colllege senior Jamie Hiegel is among the headliners for the final ODAC cross country awards. He is joined this season by University of Lynchburg sophomore Kaitlyn Johnson as the duo were named the ODAC Men's and Women's Cross Country Runners of the Year, respectively, in a vote of the league's head coaches.
Men's and women's basketball opened their seasons over the past week, joining men's and women's swimming and football in this week's list of weekly accolades. Those earning ODAC weekly honors include (pictured from top-left): Caroline Baber from Washington and Lee women's swimming, Kevin Whalen from Bridgewater men's swimming, Hunter Taylor from Emory & Henry football, Madison Baum from BC women's basketball, Anthony Williams from Randolph-Macon football, and Buzz Anthony from R-MC men's basketball.
University of Lynchburg women's soccer earned a 2-0 victory over Emory University on Sunday afternoon to advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament. The Hornets square off against Messiah College and join Hope College at Christopher Newport University this coming weekend.
The final ODAC table is an odd view of separation and logjams with two large ties amongst the eight league teams. Randolph-Macon separated itself at the top with a win over Hampden-Sydney. The Yellow Jackets are now tied with an ODAC record 11 football championships and earn the ODAC's bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
The Virginia Wesleyan University women's soccer team dropped its contest with Swarthmore College, 3-0, Sunday afternoon in the Second Round of the Division III NCAA National Championship. The Marlins conclude their season with a record of 12-5-4, making their third-straight appearance in the National Tournament.
Two men and two women's competitors earned automatic qualification into the national field after strong showings at the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Region Cross Country Championships hosted by Berry College in Mount Gerry, Ga.
Sophomore Jordan Hall ran for 99 yards and four touchdowns to help lead Randolph-Macon to a 48-35 victory at Hampden-Sydney to earn the ODAC football title and the league's automatic entry to the NCAA Division III Football Tournament.
A Brooke Adamchak goal in overtime propelled the Virginia Wesleyan University women's soccer team to a win over New York University in the opening round of the Division III NCAA Championship. With the win the Marlins are now 12-4-4 on the year and will square off against host Swarthmore University at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
The No. 23 Washington and Lee men's soccer team's season came to a close after a 0-0 draw with No. 25 Johns Hopkins in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament, with the Blue Jays advancing, 4-2, on penalty kicks.
Lynchburg trailed Piedmont, 1-0, inside of two minutes in its first round matchup in the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament on Saturday afternoon, but goals from Caitlin Mertens and Alyssa Rudy (pictured) within 1:16 of each other propelled the Hornets to a 2-1 triumph.