The final ODAC Football Play of the Week Fan Poll of the season brought about a first-time winner. Washington and Lee University claims its first win the season on the heels for a Josh Breece's school-record touchdown run against Shenandoah on Saturday.
Virginia Wesleyan University senior Marissa Coombs and Bridgewater College junior Jamie Hiegel highlight the final conference awards for cross country this season as the ODAC's head coaches completed the 2017 All-ODAC awards process. Coombs and Hiegel were named the ODAC Women's and Men's Runners of the Year, respectively.
Randolph-Macon College outside hitter Miranda Hall was tabbed a Third Team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) on Tuesday, leading a list of three athletes that earned All-America distinction.
Shenandoah University President Tracy Fitzsimmons, Ph.D., announced Tuesday that Bridget Lyons, Ph.D, has been selected as the university's new director of intercollegiate athletics. She is the first woman to lead the university's athletics department in this capacity and the sixth person to hold the full-time athletics director position at Shenandoah.
Three sports dotted the ODAC regular season list of events for a second straight week as men's and women's swimming continued with football closing out its campaign. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured, l-r, t-b): Tommy Thetford from Washington and Lee men's swimming, Ryan Burns and Eric Hoy from Randolph-Macon football, and Emily Hageboeck from W&L women's swimming.
Caitlin Mertens (Succasunna, N.J.) and Rachel Cooke (Charlottesville, Va.) provided the goals, junior goalkeeper Delia LoSapio (Raleigh, N.C.) made eight saves, and Lynchburg rolled to a 2-1 NCAA Division III Tournament second-round victory over previously undefeated and No. 7-ranked Christopher Newport.
The Washington and Lee men's soccer team moved on to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament after advancing on penalty kicks (5-4), following a 3-3 draw against Oglethorpe on Sunday afternoon at Watt Field.
Virginia Wesleyan University saw its season come to a close on Sunday afternoon as the Marlins dropped a 3-0 decision to host The College of New Jersey in NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament second round action. The loss leaves VWU with a 15-7-1 overall record.
ODAC and school record books got a workout on Saturday with several explosive performances highlighting this weekend's games. But the biggest headline belongs to Washington and Lee as the Generals secured the ODAC title with a win at Shenandoah. They will face the University of Mount Union in the NCAA first round. Randolph-Macon claimed a win in "The Game" against Hampden-Sydney, while Guilford closed with a win over Emory & Henry. Bridgewater dropped its final contest of the season in non-conference play.
Lynchburg College junior Kennedy Jakubek scored the game's lone goal in the 96th minute for a 1-0 overtime victory over McDaniel College in the first round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament on Saturday evening in Newport News, Va. LC moves on to face host Christopher Newport University at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday in the second round.
Lynchburg College scored three goals while keeping their opponents off the board with a 3-0 shutout of Penn State University at Abington on Saturday afternoon at Shellenberger Field in Lynchburg. The Hornets move on to face Emory University on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
The high-powered offense of Virginia Wesleyan University carried the Marlin women's soccer team to the second round of the NCAA Division III National Tournament with a 3-2 victory over Tufts University on Saturday.
Sophomore defender Oliver Dolberg (Clovis, Calif. / Buchanan) netted the game-winning goal in the fifth minute to give the Washington and Lee men's soccer team a 2-0 victory over Mary Washington in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field.
Washington and Lee rolled up 613 yards of total offense and won its fourth ODAC Football Championship in the last eight years with a 48-21 victory over Shenandoah on Saturday afternoon at Shentel Stadium.
Despite two goals from sophomore forward Lauren Paolano (Huntington, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) and 16 saves from junior goalkeeper Ariyel Yavalar (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest School), the Washington and Lee field hockey team fell at top-ranked Messiah, 3-2, on Saturday, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.