ODAC Men's Soccer News Archive

2017-18 ODAC Men's Soccer News


December 6, 2017
Washington and Lee University goalkeeper Gillen Beck added a very unique honor to his career list of plaudits on Tuesday afternoon as he was named a Second Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Beck is the first men's soccer player in Generals' history to earn Academic All-America laurels.

December 1, 2017
Lynchburg College goalkeeper Dylan McLaurin was tabbed a Third Team All-American by the United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) on Thursday night. This is his first All-America nod following two straight assignments as an all-region goalkeeper.

November 18, 2017
Despite taking five more shots than fifth-ranked North Park, the Washington and Lee men's soccer team lost to the Vikings, 3-0, in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday at the Holmgren Complex.

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2016-17 ODAC Men's Soccer News


February 21, 2017
Hampden-Sydney College interim athletic director Davis Yake announced the hiring of Tommy DiNuzzo as the college's new head soccer coach.

January 10, 2017
Shenandoah University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Doug Zipp announced Tuesday that Matt Smith has been selected as the university's new head men's soccer coach. Smith, the winningest coach in both Johns Hopkins University and Centennial Conference history, comes to Shenandoah after leading the men's soccer program at Alfred (N.Y.) University for the past three seasons.

November 12, 2016
The 20th-ranked Washington and Lee men's soccer team fell to 14th-ranked Franklin & Marshall in the second-round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night at Tylus Field.

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2015-16 ODAC Men's Soccer News


November 12, 2015
Washington and Lee took home a pair of special honors in leading the 2015 ODAC Men's Soccer awards, as midfielder Ben Bayles and head coach Mike Singleton earned ODAC Player of the Year and ODAC Coach of the Year laurels. Virginia Wesleyan forward Ricky Perrault was tabbed the ODAC Rookie of the Year, while Hampden-Sydney forward Robert Kerby picked up the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award.

November 12, 2015
The 23rd-ranked Washington and Lee men's soccer team scored three second-half goals en route to posting a 3-0 triumph over Methodist on Thursday afternoon at Watt Field in the first-round of the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament.

November 9, 2015
We knew Washington and Lee University would be representing the ODAC in the NCAA Division III Tournaments, but the Generals were informed of an added bonus on Monday. While it did not receive one of three first round byes in the 61-team field, those three off dates did afford the Generals an opportunity to host in the first round.

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2014-15 ODAC Men's Soccer News


March 6, 2015
Hampden-Sydney College Director of Athletics Richard Epperson announced the hiring of Ian McMichael as the new soccer head coach on Friday. Coach McMichael comes to H-SC after spending the past two seasons at NCAA Division II institution Pfeiffer University, where he served as an assistant coach for one season before being named Associate Head Coach and Assistant to the Athletic Director.

January 18, 2015
Josh Laux is set to return to his alma mater as the now former Hampden-Sydney College men's soccer coach has resigned at H-SC to take over the reigns at Randolph-Macon College. Laux spent 11 seasons guiding the Tigers soccer program, becoming the winningest head coach in program history during his tenure. Laux, a former three-time All-ODAC choice, graduated from R-MC in 2001.

January 8, 2015
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2014-15 ODAC Sportsmanship Teams in each of the fall sports sponsored by the conference. This marks the sixth year the league has recognized these fine student-athletes for their excellence in sportsmanship. Seventy-five athletes were honored this season.

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2013-14 ODAC Men's Soccer News


April 10, 2014
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2013-14 ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Teams in each of the fall and winter sports sponsored by the conference. This marks the fifth year the league has recognized these fine student-athletes for their excellence in sportsmanship.

February 20, 2014
Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the appointment of Michael Singleton as head men's soccer coach and associate professor of physical education. Singleton will begin his appointment on July 1 as the program's first new head coach in 39 years following the retirement of longtime mentor Rolf Piranian.

December 9, 2013
Nine players from the ODAC's men's soccer ranks earned a spot on the NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region team on Monday. Four of those standouts were selected to the first team, including Lynchburg goalkeeper Jonathan Sheffield (pictured).

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2012-13 ODAC Men's Soccer News


December 20, 2012
Former Virginia Wesleyan College player, assistant and associate head coach Chris Mills continues to trend upward in the VWC men's soccer ranks as he was named the new head coach of the Marlins' program. He takes the reins from Jeff Bowers, who served as the head coach for both the men's and women's programs in 2012.

December 11, 2012
Ryan Pflugrad '02 will serve as the new head coach of the Roanoke College men's soccer program announced by Director of Athletics, Scott Allison, on Tuesday. Allison retired from coaching after 27 years at the helm of the program, and will stay on as Athletic Director.

December 5, 2012
Roanoke College senior defender Chris Conover was named to the 2012 NSCAA Men's Soccer Division III All-America Team announced this week. Conover is the first Maroon to garner the honor since Michael Stark was named second team in the 2010 season.

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2011-12 Men's Soccer News


June 29, 2012
The 2012 Virginia Wesleyan men's and women's soccer teams will have more in common than ever before as this year they will both be led by one of the most experienced and successful head coaches in Division III soccer. Jeff Bowers has been named Director of Men's and Women's Soccer, adding men's head coaching duties to his role as women's head coach.

November 18, 2011
The Randolph College men’s soccer team’s history-making journey through the NCAA Tournament ended Friday night as the University of Texas at Tyler got an overtime tally from Elijah Shipman in a 2-1 decision in action from Farquhar Field at University of Redlands. The WildCats end the season with a program record 18 wins, falling in only six contests.

November 17, 2011
Randolph picked up a pair of individual honors as part of the ODAC Men’s Soccer All-Conference Awards. Corey Sindle was tabbed the Player of the Year, while Bryan Waggoner earned the league’s top coaching prize. Lynchburg's Luke Moore was named the Rookie of the Year, and Washington and Lee's Jamie Paldino repeated as the scholar-athlete.

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2010-11 Men's Soccer News


May 16, 2011
Emory & Henry College has tabbed Nathan Kish to be the next men's soccer coach of the Wasps' program. Kish comes to Emory from Catholic University, where he served as an assistant for one season. He previously was an assistant at Capital University (Ohio) and Frostburg State University (Md.).

January 15, 2011
Lynchburg College's Chris Yeager was named the 2010 Division III Men's Soccer National Coach of the Year Friday evening, announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) at the NSCAA annual convention. It is the first national coach of the year award garnered by any LC athletics mentor.

December 22, 2010
The 2010 portion of the 2010-11 athletic season has all but come to close. Brad and J.J. take the time to close out the fall campaign, looking back on the run to the NCAA D-III title game experienced by Lynchburg College men's soccer. They also look at on this past weekend's Stagg Bowl in Salem, Va., and handicap the first month and a half of men's and women's hoops.

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2009-10 Men's Soccer News


November 20, 2010
Junior midfielder Jordan Clark netted the game winner as the Lynchburg men's soccer team upset top-ranked Trinity University (TX) 2-0 Saturday in the third round of the 2010 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament. LC will face the Ohio Wesleyan on Sunday at 6 p.m. for the right to advance to the final four in San Antonio in two weeks.

December 29, 2009
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum recentley announced its inductees for the Class of 2010. Former Lynchburg College standout soccer player and Randolph-Macon College veteran coach, Helmut Werner, is amongst the eight honorees. Werner was an All-American at LC and spent 43 years coaching in Ashland.

December 22, 2009
Eight student-athletes from Old Dominion Athletic Conference member schools to earn a 2009 ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete Award during the fall athletic schedule. Farm Bureau Insurance is the proud presenter of each award for the ODAC's 22 sponsored sports.

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2008-09 Men's Soccer News


January 6, 2009
Bridgewater College has named Matt O’Toole as its new head men’s soccer coach for the 2009 season. O’Toole succeeds Anthony “Nino” Altomonte, who resigned following the completion of the 2008 season.

December 12, 2008
Sophomore defender Michael Stark was named to the NSCAA All-American Third Team following the 2008 campaign. He is the first All-American for the men’s soccer program at Roanoke since Donny Smith in 2005 and the ninth overall.

November 18, 2008
Virginia Wesleyan striker Brandon Massie was named the ODAC Men’s Soccer Player of the Year for the second straight season. Also receiving honors were Roanoke's Scott Allison (COY) and Michael Stark (ROY) and Bridgewater's Chris Thomas (Scholar-Athlete).

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2007-08 Men's Soccer News


November 8, 2007
The annual All-ODAC Men’s Soccer voting has ended and the league’s top awards have been named. Virginia Wesleyan’s Brandon Massie was tabbed the ODAC Player of the Year. Hampden-Sydney’s Josh Laux and John Robert Plyler earned Coach of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors, respectively. Virginia Wesleyan’s Travis Cober earned the ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete award following a vote by the league’s sports information directors.

October 23, 2007
Hampden-Sydney College and Washington & Lee University sat tied atop the ODAC men’s soccer standings going into their regular season-ending clash on Tuesday, but neither came out victorious as the game ended dead-locked 1-1 after a pair of overtime periods.

August 29, 2007
Only one vote separates the top two spots in the 2007 ODAC Men’s Soccer Preseason Poll as Roanoke College sits a slim favorite over Virginia Wesleyan College atop the annual coaches’ survey. The Maroons received six first place votes and 88 overall tallies while the Marlins managed 87 total votes including a pair of first place nods. Lynchburg College, the defending league champion, rounds out the top three with 81 votes and the remaining two top spot considerations.

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2006-07 Men's Soccer News


May 25, 2007
Each spring, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Board of Directors recognizes its top male and female athlete with a pair of the conference’s highest honors. This year, the 2007 Harry G. “Doc” Jopson Scholar-Athlete Award winner as the top male student-athlete is Hampden-Sydney College senior, Greg Smith. A native of Warrenton, Virginia, Smith is a standout on the Tigers’ men’s soccer team.

December 12, 2006
The last three months have been marked by historical events on the campus of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. On September 9, the Board of Trustee’s announced a strategic plan that will make the college coed in the fall of 2007. On December 9, the new name of the college—Randolph College—was announced to the public.

November 15, 2006
The 2006 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men’s soccer standings saw a logjam throughout its listings this season, lending one of the most competitive seasons in recent years. Roanoke College’s Eric Eversole stood out among the rest in the eyes of the league coaches, earning the ODAC Player of the Year award.

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