2015-16 ODAC Softball News

  • VWC's Kresinske Named Schutt Sports/NFCA Div. III Freshman of the Year
    May 25, 2016
    Virginia Wesleyan College pitcher Kandis Kresinske headlined four ODAC players who received All-American awards from the NFCA at a presentation on Wednesday evening in Salem, Va. The Marlins righty was named the inaugural Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III Freshman from the Year in addition to earning First Team All-America distinction.
  • Marlins Comeback Falls Short in NCAA Loss to Salisbury
    May 14, 2016
    The No. 1-ranked Virginia Wesleyan College softball team put two runners on base in the final inning with one out, but could not push across the tying run, falling 2-1 to No. 2 Salisbury University in the Norfolk, Virginia Regional of the NCAA Division III Softball Tournament.
  • Marlins' Softball Opens NCAA Play with Loss to St. Vincent
    May 13, 2016
    The No. 1-ranked Virginia Wesleyan College softball team opened up play in the Norfolk, Virginia Regional of the NCAA Division III Softball Tournament with a 2-0 loss to Saint Vincent College.
  • Virginia Wesleyan Selected to Host Regional in NCAA Softball Tournament
    May 09, 2016
    Virginia Wesleyan College locked up its entry into the NCAA Division III Softball Tournament last weekend, but the news got better for the Marlins on Monday afternoon. Virginia Wesleyan was selected as one of 16 regional hosts as VWC will open its Virginia Beach campus to three other squads this weekend.
  • SU's Brady, VWC's Kresinske Headline All-ODAC Softball Awards
    May 03, 2016
    Shenandoah outfielder Kimberly Brady and Virginia Wesleyan righty Kandis Kresinske headline the 2016 All-ODAC Softball Awards as the two were named the ODAC Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. Kresinske added a second honor, doubling as the ODAC Rookie of the Year. Eastern Mennonite mentor J.D. McCurdy earned ODAC Coach of the Year laurels, while Guilford outfielder Laura Hall picked up her second straight ODAC/Va. Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete award.
  • Galvin's Double Provides Winning Run Towards Ninth ODAC Softball Title
    May 02, 2016
    Virginia Wesleyan College catcher Taylor Galvin smacked a walk-off double with two-out in the ninth inning to plate the Marlins' 10th run towards a 10-9 extra-inning victory over Eastern Mennonite University on Monday afternoon at the James I. Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Va.
  • Weather Postpones ODAC Softball Championship Game
    May 01, 2016
    The ODAC Softball Tournament staved the rain showers surrounding the James I. Moyer Sports Complex on Saturday, but luck ran out on Sunday as precipitation overnight and into the morning accompanied by further predicted rainfall has postponed play in the title game.
  • ODAC Players of the Week: April 25, 2016
    April 25, 2016
    As the season winds down, the performances remain high. Those earning weekly awards include (l-r, t-b): Tessa Hill, W&L (WTEN); Kyle Hartfield, BC (MTEN); Alex Lightfoot, RMC (WLAX); Reggie Johnson, HSC (BSB); Kandis Kresinske, VWC (SBALL); Jake Loew, SU (BSB); Hannah Bays, E&H (SBALL).
  • Eight-Team Field Set for ODAC Softball Tournament
    April 24, 2016
    Two ties dotted the ODAC softball standings following the last day of competition in the regular season, but neither dealt with the top seed as Virginia Wesleyan College (34-5, 17-1) enters next week's ODAC Softball Tournament with No. 1 billing. Eastern Mennonite University (28-12, 13-5) slots as the second seed in the eight-team field.
  • ODAC Players of the Week: April 18, 2016
    April 18, 2016
    Those earning weekly awards include (l-r, t-b): Carli Hill, EMU (SB); Christina Herbert, BC (WGOLF); Tommy Schick, GC (MGOLF); Alicia Hsieh, RMC (WLAX); Tyler McWilliams, RC (MLAX); Patrick Robertson, W&L (MOTF); Katelyn Senger, BC (WOTF); Davonta Womack, BC (MOTT); Amber Celen, BC (WOTT); Travis Lodge, RMC (BSB); Kandis Kresinske, VWC (SB); Sean Greiser, VWC (BSB); Kelsie Grice, RMC (WTEN); Drew Tomajczyk, VWC (MTEN).
  • LC Softball Head Coach Dawn Simmons Wins 500th Career Game
    April 13, 2016
    Head coach Dawn Simmons earned her 500th career win Wednesday night in a 9-2 victory over Shenandoah University in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play. The Hornets also took game one earlier in the day 10-1 to earn the doubleheader sweep. It is Simmons' 18th season as the head mentor at LC after a stellar three-sport playing career at the school.
  • ODAC Players of the Week: April 11, 2016
    April 11, 2016
    Those earning weekly awards include (l-r, t-b): Travis Lodge, RMC (BSB); Amy Bresson, LC (SB); Ryan Leake, BC (BSB); Kandis Kresinske, VWC (SB); Olivia Bowling, RMC (WG); Evan Truman, LC (MOTF); Katelyn Senger, BC (WOTF); Ansel Borhauer, SU (MOTT); Adam Fiore, GC (MLAX); Kat Francis, LC (WLAX); Bradley Strober, RAND (MTEN); Sveva Mazzari, E&H (WTEN); Lexie Janney, RC (WOTT).
  • ODAC Players of the Week: April 4, 2016
    April 04, 2016
    Those earning weekly awards include (l-r, t-b): Hannah Chappell-Dick, EMU (WOTT); Caley Hodge, E&H (SB); Matt Wasson, W&L (BSB); Candace Whittemore, RMC (SB); Tom Concklin, W&L (BSB); Evan Cox, VWC (MG); Marin Warring, BC (WG); Burke McManus, RC (MLAX); Marina Bailey, GC (WLAX); Josephus Mitchell, GC (MOTT); Kristen Trice, BC (WOTF); Darin Council, BC (MOTF); Michelle Fleenor, W&L (WTEN); Kenneth Downing, VWC (MTEN).
  • ODAC Players of the Week: March 28, 2016
    March 28, 2016
    Those earning weekly awards include (l-r, t-b): A.J. Witherell, W&L (MLAX); Melissa Coggins, W&L (WLAX); Graham Wilson, VWC (MTEN); Brooke Donnelly, W&L (WTEN); Rolonda Taylor, VWC (WOTF); Jeremy Heizer, EMU (MOTF); Hannah Chappell-Dick, EMU (WOTT); Harrison Toney, RC (MOTT); Travis Lodge, RMC (BSB); Blake Henderson, VWC (SB); Ryan Leake, BC (BSB); Kandis Kresinske, VWC (SB); Josh Alderfer, EMU (MG); Olivia Bowling, RMC (WG).
  • ODAC Players of the Week: March 21, 2016
    March 21, 2016
    Weather limited some games this past week, but the athletes continued to perform at a high level. Those earning weekly awards include (l-r, t-b): Hayden Combs, W&L (MG); Christina Herbert, BC (WG); Aaron Murphy, LC (MLAX); Claire Feeney, RC (WLAX); John Wilt, SU (BSB); Taylor Carter, RC (SB); Reggie Johnson, HSC (BSB); Lauren Seale, EMU (SB); Dana Lee, W&L (WOTF); Davis Turner, W&L (MOTF); Kaleigh Hinton, W&L (WOTT); Tyler Denlinger, EMU (MOTT); Tessa Hill, W&L (WTEN); John Adam, RMC (MTEN).
  • ODAC Players of the Week: March 14, 2016
    March 14, 2016
    Outdoor track opened its campaign, bringing the spring sports to full action. Those earning weekly awards include (l-r, t-b): Candace Whittemore, RMC (SB); Sabrina Moreno, GC (SB); James Walsh, RMC (BSB); Marin Warring, BC (WG); Sean Guida, RC (BSB); Ty Palmer, GC (MG); Alicia Hsieh, RMC (WLAX); Will Pilat, RC (MLAX); Fernanda Gonzalez, GC (WTEN); Michael Holt, W&L (MTEN); Mary Kelly, RC (WOTF); Evan Truman, LC (MOTF); Lindsey Crill, LC (WOTT); Cameron Thompson, RC (MOTT).
  • ODAC Players of the Week: March 7, 2016
    March 07, 2016
    Spring sports are participating in some of their spring break trips as a prelude to the conference season. Those earning weekly awards include (l-r, t-b): Cassetty Howerin, VWC (SB); Joe Coleman, SU (BSB); Courtney Lackey, GC (SB); Josh Currier, VWC (MLAX); Megan Schallock, VWC (WLAX); Will Bannister, W&L (MTEN); Catherine Lee, RC (WTEN); John Ruhlman, RC (BSB).
  • VWC's Howering Named NFCA National Player of the Week
    March 02, 2016
    Virginia Wesleyan's Cassetty Howerin and Texas-Tyler's Kelsie Batten have been selected as the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III National Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. Howerin was 7-for-10 last week with three homers, 10 RBI and six runs scored last week.
  • ODAC Players of the Week: February 29, 2016
    February 29, 2016
    Spring sports have officially taken over the ODAC weekly awards. Those earning weekly awards include (l-r, t-b): Brooke Donnelly, W&L (WTEN); Michael Holt, W&L (MTEN); Anna O'Hara, BC (WLAX); IV Stucker, RC (MLAX); Colin Selby, RMC (BSB); Kandis Kresinske, VWC (SB); Cole Migliarini, RMC (BSB); Courtney Bogan, VWC (SB).
  • ODAC Players of the Week: February 22, 2016
    February 22, 2016
    Several spring sports joined this week's report. Those earning weekly awards include (l-r, t-b): Emma Redding, W&L (WBB); Austen Arnold, LC (MBB); Marina Bailey, GC (WLAX); Duncan Morris, HSC (MLAX); Evan Truman, LC (MITF); Kim Alfaro, LC (WITF); Sam Gunther, BC (MITT); Amber Celen, BC (WITT); Brooke Donnelly, W&L (WTEN); Jordan Krasner, W&L (MTEN); Sabrina Moreno, GC (SB); Justin Petock, BC (BSB); Mary Shipp, VWC (SB); Kenner Berry, BC (BSB).
  • Randolph-Macon Tops ODAC Softball Preseason Poll
    February 12, 2016
    Reigning ODAC champion Randolph-Macon College was tabbed the favorite by the league's head coaches entering the 2016 season as the Yellow Jackets earned 78 total points and six first place votes to lead the ODAC Softball Preseason Poll. Virginia Wesleyan College collected 72 tallies and three top nods, while Lynchburg College secured third place with 69 points including the remaining first place vote.
  • ODAC Tabs Cornwell as Supervisor of Softball Officials
    July 15, 2015
    The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christie Cornwell as the new supervisor of officials for softball. Cornwell assumes the position immediately. She replaces Carlton "Corkey" Oliver, who retired from the post following the completion of the 2015 spring season.
  • EMU's McCurdy Inducted into RCBL Hall of Fame
    July 02, 2015
    J.D. McCurdy has been involved with softball far more years than he played baseball. Yet Eastern Mennonite University's head softball coach was once a regular All-Star first baseman and clean-up hitter in the Rockingham County Baseball League (RCBL) from 1968 to 1984. For both his athletic prowess and his coaching contributions to the Shenandoah Valley, McCurdy was among 13 inductees into the RCBL Hall of Fame on June 27, 2015, at the Weyers Cave Community Center.