2017-18 ODAC Women's
Basketball Virtual Guide

Overview

The past two seasons of ODAC women's basketball have ended with the same two teams playing for the league crown, just with different results. In 2016, it was Lynchburg College who captured the program's first conference title with a victory over Guilford College. But last season, the Quakers returned the favor by hoisting Guilford's fifth program title at the expense of Hornets. Both teams qualified for the NCAA Tournament in each of those seasons as well. That lends the question are we in for a third chapter in 2017-18, or will we see a new matchup showcased for ODAC title and NCAA goals.

Entering the 2017-18 season, 10 All-ODAC athletes are back for another season including three from last year's All-ODAC First Team. Kelly Williams, the 2017 ODAC Rookie of the Year, leads the way for Randolph-Macon, while guards Jayla Harris from Virginia Wesleyan University and Emily Perszyk from Washington and Lee round out the returning first team trio.

Eastern Mennonite and Lynchburg both have a pair of all-conference standouts returning to their rosters. The Hornets feature second team forward Caroline Nauman and third team forward Molly Shephard, while the Royals look to second team guard Myneshia Walker and third team playmaker Chloe Roach.

Emory & Henry forward Taylor Blevins is back after a pair of second team honors the past two years, while guard Lauren Ramsey has leadership responsibilities for Guilford following a second straight third team selection. Bridgewater College center Kaitlyn Lehan affords new head coach Sarah Mathews a solid post presence after picking up third team laurels last season.

The 2017-18 season kicks off on Wednesday, November 15, with 10 league schools in action versus non-conference opponents. The first ODAC games are slated for Tuesday, November 28.

Teams

Bridgewater College Eagles


Head Coach
Sarah Mathews (bio - 31-40/3 yrs.)
 - at BC: first season
Assistant Coaches
Brittany Batts, Marita Mathe

Home Court
Nininger Hall (1,100)

2016-17 Records
Overall: 14-12
ODAC: 7-9/T-7th
ODAC Tournament Results
Eliminated in First Round
 - L, 78-65, at Randolph

Starters Returning
Kaitlyn Lehan, Briana Moore, Sydni Carey
Starters Lost
Jessica Lam
All-ODAC Players Returning
Kaitlyn Lehan (3rd)
All-ODAC Lost
Jessica Lam (POY/1st)

ODAC Titles
3 (1990, 99, 2008)
NCAA Appearances
5 (1997-99, 2006, 08)
NCAA Record
4-5 (.444)
NCAA Titles
0

Eastern Mennonite University Royals


Head Coach
Kevin Griffin (bio - 217-99/12 yrs.)
Assistant Coaches
Ebony Dennis, Jennifer Thompson, Eric Payne, Quntashea Lewis

Home Court
Yoder Arena (1,800)

2016-17 Records
Overall: 17-8
ODAC: 12-4/T-3rd
ODAC Tournament Results
Eliminated in Quarterfinals
 - L, 71-58, vs. Randolph-Macon

Starters Returning
Lexi Deffenbaugh, Chloe Roach, Myneshia Walker, Jess Washington
Starters Lost
Jonae Guest
All-ODAC Players Returning
Myneshia Walker (2nd), Chloe Roach (3rd)
All-ODAC Lost
Jonae Guest (3rd)

ODAC Titles
2 (1985, 2004)
NCAA Appearances
4 (2004, 13-15)
NCAA Record
2-4 (.333)
NCAA Titles
0

Emory & Henry College Wasps


Head Coach
Anne Crutchfield (bio - 53-29/3 yrs.)
Assistant Coaches
Jaclyn Dickens, Megan Jacoby

Home Court
King Center (1,240)

2016-17 Records
Overall: 19-8
ODAC: 12-4/T-3rd
ODAC Tournament Results
Eliminated in Semifinals
 - W, 80-38, vs. Shenandoah
 - L, 67-52, vs. Guilford

Starters Returning
Taylor Blevins, Kara Stafford
Starters Lost
Megan Jacoby, Asja Jenkins
All-ODAC Players Returning
Taylor Blevins (2nd)
All-ODAC Lost
Megan Jacoby (2nd)

ODAC Titles
1 (1988)
NCAA Appearances
0
NCAA Record
N/A
NCAA Titles
0

Guilford College Quakers


Head Coach
Stefanie Flamini (bio - 288-189/18 yrs.)
 - at GC: 230-148/14 yrs.
Assistant Coaches
Brittany Atwater, Nick Siebert

Home Court
Ragan-Brown Field House (1,750)

2016-17 Records
Overall: 24-4
ODAC: 14-2/T-1st
ODAC Tournament Results
Champion
 - W, 72-55, vs. Washington and Lee
 - W, 67-52, vs. Emory & Henry
 - W, 59-53, vs. Lynchburg
NCAA Tournament Results
Eliminated in First Round
 - L, 74-70, vs. Marymount (Va.)

Starters Returning
Lauren Ramsey
Starters Lost
Anais Weatherly, Heaven Walters, Amy Steller, Katelyn Clark
All-ODAC Players Returning
Lauren Ramsey (3rd)
All-ODAC Lost
Anais Weatherly (1st), Heaven Walters (2nd)

ODAC Titles
5 (2001-02, 12-13, 17)
NCAA Appearances
6 (2001-02, 12-13, 16-17)
NCAA Record
3-6 (.333)
NCAA Titles
0

Hollins University


Head Coach
Jenny Logan (bio - 8-43/2 yrs.)
Assistant Coaches
Britney Campbell

Home Court
Main Gym (1,000)

2016-17 Records
Overall: 5-21
ODAC: 0-16/12th
ODAC Tournament Results
Eliminated in First Round
 - L, 65-44, at Randolph-Macon

Starters Returning
Deana Campbell, LaChrisha Hill
Starters Lost
Jewellanna Parfitt, Sally Sroge, Nikki Valencia, Porsha Waddey
All-ODAC Players Returning
None
All-ODAC Lost
None

ODAC Titles
None
NCAA Appearances
0
NCAA Record
N/A
NCAA Titles
0

Lynchburg College Hornets


Head Coach
Abby Pyzik Smith (bio - 116-78 (7 yrs.)
Assistant Coaches
Lauren Hayden, Katie Crump

Home Court
Turner Gymnasium (2,500)

2016-17 Records
Overall: 23-7
ODAC: 14-2/T-1st
ODAC Tournament Results
Runner-up
 - W, 58-48, vs. Randolph
 - W, 69-60, vs. Randolph-Macon
 - L, 59-53, vs. Guilford
NCAA Tournament Results
Eliminated in Second Round
 - W, 69-64, vs. Catholic
 - L, 69-51, at Christopher Newport

Starters Returning
Caroline Naumann, Olivia DeFrancesco, Brittany Afolabi-Brown
Starters Lost
Charmaine Hairston, Sarah Coronel
All-ODAC Players Returning
Caroline Naumann (2nd), Molly Shephard (3rd)
All-ODAC Lost
Charmaine Hairston (1st)

ODAC Titles
1 (2016)
NCAA Appearances
2 (2016-17)
NCAA Record
1-2 (.333)
NCAA Titles
0

Randolph College WildCats


Head Coach
Andrea Kendall (bio - 27-27/2 yrs.)
 -- at Randolph: 13-14/1
Assistant Coaches
Tamara Brewster, Ellen Geraghty, Lindsey Sharman, Erika Valek

Home Court
The Den in the RAD Center (500)

2016-17 Records
Overall: 13-14
ODAC: 7-9/T-7th
ODAC Tournament Results
Eliminated in Quarterfinals
 - W, 78-65, vs. Bridgewater
 - L, 58-48, vs. Lynchburg

Starters Returning
Alexis Calloway, Taylor Samuels, Daijah Johnson
Starters Lost
Jacqueline Hockman, Korin Harris
All-ODAC Players Returning
None
All-ODAC Lost
None

ODAC Titles
None
NCAA Appearances
0
NCAA Record
N/A
NCAA Titles
0

Randolph-Macon College Yellow Jackets


Head Coach
Carroll LaHaye (bio - 587-351/35 yrs.)
Assistant Coaches
Hannah Livermon, Dwight Watson Jr.

Home Court
Crenshaw Gymnasium (2,600)

2016-17 Records
Overall: 16-12
ODAC: 8-8/T-5th
ODAC Tournament Results
Eliminated in Semifinals
 - W, 65-44, vs. Hollins
 - W, 71-58, vs. Eastern Mennonite
 - L, 69-60, vs. Lynchburg

Starters Returning
Kelsey Wisner, Kelly Williams
Starters Lost
Amber Lee, Taylor Intermill, Kareema Conteh
All-ODAC Players Returning
Kelly Williams (ROY/1st)
All-ODAC Lost
Amber Lee (3rd)

ODAC Titles
8 (1996, 2003, 05-07, 09, 11, 14)
NCAA Appearances
10 (1996, 98-99, 2003, 05-07, 09, 11, 14)
NCAA Record
13-10 (.565)
NCAA Titles
0*

*Randolph-Macon finished as the national runner-up in 2005. 

Roanoke College Maroons


Head Coach
Carla Flaherty (bio - 58-121/7 yrs.)
 - at RC: 31-47/3 yrs.
Assistant Coaches
Allison Nichols, David Carter, Harrison Lionberger

Home Court
Charles Moir Court at The Cregger Center (1,764)

2016-17 Records
Overall: 10-16
ODAC: 5-11/10th
ODAC Tournament Results
Eliminated in First Round
 - L, 88-79, at Washington and Lee

Starters Returning
Chris Martin, Molly Hassell, Allison Livengood
Starters Lost
Cary Beahm, Bridget Holleran
All-ODAC Players Returning
None
All-ODAC Lost
Cary Beahm (SAOY/2nd)

ODAC Titles
13 (1983-84, 86-87, 89, 91-95, 97-98, 2000)
NCAA Appearances
11 (1990-98, 2000, 10)
NCAA Record
7-11 (.389)
NCAA Titles
0

Shenandoah University Hornets


Head Coach
Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft (bio - 21-58/3 yrs.)
Assistant Coaches
Elsebeth Birman, Aby Diop

Home Court
Fall Semester: Shingleton Gymnasium (750)
Spring Semester: Dave and Kathy Dutton Court at the James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center (1,600)

2016-17 Records
Overall: 6-21
ODAC: 2-14/11th
ODAC Tournament Results
Eliminated in Quarterfinals
 - W, 82-73, at Virginia Wesleyan
 - L, 80-38, vs. Emory & Henry

Starters Returning
Kirstyn Arcata, McKenzie Mathis
Starters Lost
Olivia Callan, Erin French, Mary Severin
All-ODAC Players Returning
None
All-ODAC Lost
None

ODAC Titles
None
NCAA Appearances
2 (1996, 2000)
NCAA Record
0-2 (.000)
NCAA Titles
0

Virginia Wesleyan University Marlins


Head Coach
Stephany Dunmyer (bio - 222-155/14)
Assistant Coaches
Brittany Glasco, Andrea Paphites (Volunteer)

Home Court
Batten Center (1,200)

2016-17 Records
Overall: 13-13
ODAC: 8-8/T-5th
ODAC Tournament Results
Eliminated in First Round
 - L, 82-73, vs. Shenandoah

Starters Returning
Jayla Harris, Amanda Gerni, Raya Berkley, Naeemah Morris
Starters Lost
Crystal Strother
All-ODAC Players Returning
Jayla Harris (1st)
All-ODAC Lost
None

ODAC Titles
1 (2015)
NCAA Appearances
5 (1984, 86, 88-89, 2015)
NCAA Record
1-8 (.111)
NCAA Titles
0

Washington and Lee University Generals


Head Coach
Christine Clancy (bio - 60-69/5 yrs.)
Assistant Coaches
Kacie Lang

Home Court
Warner Center (1,500)

2016-17 Records
Overall: 12-14
ODAC: 7-9/T-7th
ODAC Tournament Results
Eliminated in Quarterfinals
 - W, 88-79, vs. Roanoke
 - L, 72-55, vs. Guilford

Starters Returning
Emily Perszyk, Taylor Casey, Ailyn Kelly, Emma Redding
Starters Lost
Jackie Clifford
All-ODAC Players Returning
Emily Perszyk (1st)
All-ODAC Lost
None

ODAC Titles
1 (2010)
NCAA Appearances
1 (2010)
NCAA Record
0-1 (.000)
NCAA Titles
0

Interviews

Below are interviews each head coach following their appearances at the ODAC Women's Basketball Media Day at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va., on Thursday, November 2.

  • 2017 ODAC WBB Media Day - Bridgewater

    Head coach Sarah Mathews joined us to talk about her Eagles and the rest of the ODAC entering the 2017-18 campaign.

  • 2017 ODAC WBB Media Day - Eastern Mennonite

    Head coach Kevin Griffin joined us to talk about his Royals and the rest of the ODAC entering the 2017-18 campaign.

  • 2017 ODAC WBB Media Day - Emory & Henry

    Head coach Anne Crutchfield joined us to talk about her Wasps and the rest of the ODAC entering the 2017-18 campaign.

  • 2017 ODAC WBB Media Day - Guilford

    Head coach Stephanie Flamini joined us to talk about her Quakers and the rest of the ODAC entering the 2017-18 campaign.

  • 2017 ODAC WBB Media Day - Hollins

    Head coach Jenny Logan joined us to talk about her squad and the rest of the ODAC entering the 2017-18 campaign.

  • 2017 ODAC WBB Media Day - Lynchburg

    Head coach Abby Pyzik Smith joined us to talk about her Hornets and the rest of the ODAC entering the 2017-18 campaign.

  • 2017 ODAC WBB Media Day - Randolph

    Head coach Andrea Kendall joined us to talk about her WildCats and the rest of the ODAC entering the 2017-18 campaign.

  • 2017 ODAC WBB Media Day - Randolph-Macon

    Head coach Carroll Lahaye joined us to talk about her Yellow Jackets and the rest of the ODAC entering the 2017-18 campaign.

  • 2017 ODAC WBB Media Day - Roanoke

    Head coach Carla Flaherty joined us to talk about her Maroons and the rest of the ODAC entering the 2017-18 campaign.

  • 2017 ODAC WBB Media Day - Shenandoah

    Head coach Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft joined us to talk about her Hornets and the rest of the ODAC entering the 2017-18 campaign.

  • 2017 ODAC WBB Media Day - Virginia Wesleyan

    Head coach Stephany Dunmyer joined us to talk about her Marlins and the rest of the ODAC entering the 2017-18 campaign.

  • 2017 ODAC WBB Media Day - Washington and Lee

    Head coach Christine Clancy joined us to talk about her Generals and the rest of the ODAC entering the 2017-18 campaign.

General Information

Bridgewater College Eagles

Location: Bridgewater, Va.
Founded: 1880
Enrollment: 1,850
Nickname: Eagles
Colors: Crimson & Gold
President: Dr. David Bushman
Director of Athletics: Curt Kendall

Director of Athletic Communications
Jimmy McCumber
jmccumber@bridgewater.edu  /  540-828-5615
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
Steve Cox
scox@bridgewater.edu / 540-828-5360
Sports Information Assistant
Felicia Lennon
flennon@bridgewater.edu / 540-828-5683

Athletics Website: www.bridgewatereagles.com
Twitter: @BCAthletics
Instagram: @bridgewatereagles

Eastern Mennonite University Royals

Location: Harrisonburg, Va.
Founded: 1917
Enrollment: 1,695
Nickname: Royals
Colors: Royal Blue and White
President: Dr. Susan Schultz Huxman
Director of Athletics: Dave King

Sports Information Director
James DeBoer
james.deboer@emu.edu / 540-432-4441
Asst. Sports Information Director
Kate Smucker
kate.smucker@emu.edu / 540-432-4441

Athletics Website: www.emuroyals.com
Twitter: @EMU_Athletics
Instagram: @emu_athletics

Emory & Henry College Wasps

Location: Emory, Va.
Founded: 1836
Enrollment: 1,234
Nickname: Wasps
Colors: Blue & Gold
President: Mr. Jake Schrum
Director of Athletics: Anne Crutchfield (interim)

Sports Information Director
Joe Matthews
jmatthews@ehc.edu / 276-944-6830

Athletics Website: www.gowasps.com
Twitter: @GoWasps
Instagram: @waspsathletics

Guilford College Quakers

Location: Greensboro, N.C.
Founded: 1837
Enrollment: 1,776
Nickname: Quakers
Colors: Crimson & Gray
President: Dr. Jane Fernandes
Director of Athletics: Tom Palombo

Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Information
Dave Walters
dwalters@guilford.edu / 336-316-2107
Asst. Sports Information Director
Bob Lowe
lowerb@guilford.edu / 336-316-2334

Athletics Website: www.guilfordquakers.com
Twitter: @goquakers
Instagram: @goquakers

Hollins University

Location: Roanoke, Va.
Founded: 1842
Enrollment: 750
Nickname: None
Colors: Green & Gold
President: Ms. Pareena Lawrence
Director of Athletics: Bill Mannino

Sports Information Directory
Richie Waggoner
rwaggoner@hollins.edu / 540-362-6470

Athletics Website: www.hollinssports.com
Twitter: @HollinsSports
Instagram: @hollinssports

Lynchburg College Hornets

Location: Lynchburg, Va.
Founded: 1903
Enrollment: 2,578
Nickname: Hornets
Colors: Crimson & Gray
President: Dr. Kenneth Garren
Director of Athletics: Jon Waters

Sports Information Director
Mark Robertson
robertson_md@lynchburg.edu / 434-544-8495
Director of Digital Media
Joe Hutzler
hutzler_j@lynchburg.edu / 304-261-8303
Sports Information Assistant
Taylor Alexander
alexander_t@lynchburg.edu / 434-544-8495

Athletics Website: www.lynchburgsports.com
Twitter: @lchornets
Instagram: @lynchburg_sports

Randolph College WildCats

Location: Lynchburg, Va.
Founded: 1893
Enrollment: 645
Nickname: WildCats
Colors: Black & Yellow
President: Dr. Brad Bateman
Director of Athletics: Tina Hill

Sports Information Director
Dave Heberger
dheberger@randolphcollege.edu / 434-947-8540
Asst. Sports Information Director
Colleen Gonzalez
cgonzalez@randolphcollege.edu / 434-947-8341

Athletics Website: www.randolphwildcats.com
Twitter: @TrackTheCats
Instagram: @trackthecats

Randolph-Macon College Yellow Jackets

Location: Ashland, Va.
Founded: 1830
Enrollment: 1,440
Nickname: Yellow Jackets
Colors: Lemon & Black
President: Mr. Robert Lindgren
Director of Athletics: Jeff Burns

Sports Information Director
Phil Stanton
philipstanton@rmc.edu / 804-752-7387
Assistant Sports Information Director
Taylor Mickelberry
taylormickelberry@rmc.edu / 804-753-3278

Athletics Website: www.rmcathletics.com
Twitter: @R_MCAthletics
Instagram: @rmcathletics

Roanoke College Maroons

Location: Salem, Va.
Founded: 1842
Enrollment: 1,973
Nickname: Maroons
Colors: Maroon & Gray
President: Mr. Michael Maxey
Director of Athletics: Scott Allison

Director of Athletic Communications
Chris Kilcoyne
kilcoyne@roanoke.edu / 540-375-2086
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
Kelly Higbie
higbie@roanoke.edu / 540-375-2344

Athletics Website: www.roanokemaroons.com
Twitter: @RCmaroons
Instagram: @rcmaroons

Shenandoah University Hornets

Location: Winchester, Va.
Founded: 1875
Enrollment: 2,099
Nickname: Hornets
Colors: Red, White and Blue
President: Dr. Tracy Fitzsimmons
Director of Athletics: Dr. Brian Wigley (interim)

Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Information
Scott Musa
smusa@su.edu / 540-665-5417

Athletics Website: www.suhornets.com
Twitter: @SUHornets
Instagram: @suhornets

Virginia Wesleyan University Marlins

Location: Virginia Beach, Va.
Founded: 1961
Enrollment: 1,500
Nickname: Marlins
Colors: Navy Blue, Silver and Coastal Blue
President: Dr. Scott Miller
Director of Athletics: Joanne Renn

Sports Information Director
Cody Clifton
cclifton@vwu.edu / 757-455-3393
Assistant Sports Information Director
Martin Perry
mperry1@vwu.edu / 757-233-8796

Athletics Website: www.vwuathletics.com
Twitter: @vwu_marlins
Instagram: @vwu_marlins

Washington and Lee University Generals

Location: Lexington, Va.
Founded: 1749
Enrollment: 1,854
Nickname: Generals
Colors: Royal Blue & White
President: William C. Dudley
Director of Athletics: Jan Hathorn

Sports Information Director
Brian Laubscher
blaubsch@wlu.edu / 540-458-8676
Associate Sports Information Director
Chip Whipple
nwhipple@wlu.edu / 540-458-8674
Sports Information Assistant
Chaney Forbush
forbushc@wlu.edu / 540-458-8988

Athletics Website: www.generalssports.com
Twitter: @WLUGenerals
Instagram: @wlugenerals

Statistical Leaders

Individual Offense Leaders
Points per game#
J Lam
Bridgewater
21.1
C Beahm
Roanoke
19.8
J Harris
Virginia Wesleyan
19.7
E Perszyk
Washington and Lee
19.4
K Williams
Randolph-Macon
18.5
Complete leaders
Rebounds per game#
K Williams
Randolph-Macon
13.1
C Beahm
Roanoke
9.2
A Calloway
Randolph
9.2
J Guest
Eastern Mennonite
9.0
E French
Shenandoah
8.6
Complete leaders
FG Pct#
K Williams
Randolph-Macon
60.6
T Blevins
Emory & Henry
55.4
M Shephard
Lynchburg
54.0
H Walters
Guilford
52.2
C Beahm
Roanoke
50.3
Complete leaders
3PT Pct#
A Gerni
Virginia Wesleyan
40.9
N Caldwell
Virginia Wesleyan
40.0
S Donley
Shenandoah
39.0
E Perszyk
Washington and Lee
38.0
M Hassell
Roanoke
37.8
Complete leaders
Sortable Team Stats
Points
FG Pt
Rebounds
More Stats
Player Stats by Team

All-Time Program Records

TEAM FIRST SEASON OVERALL
PROGRAM RECORD
FIRST
ODAC SEASON
OVERALL RECORD
(AS ODAC MEMBER)
OVERALL
ODAC RECORD
ODAC TOURNAMENT
RECORD
Bridgewater 1949 922-505 (.646) 1982-83 573-352 (.619) 429-193 (.690) 40-32 (.556)
Eastern Mennonite 1967 582-536 (.521) 1982-83 484-404 (.545) 346-278 (.554) 20-29 (.408)
Emory & Henry 1964-65 645-543 (.543) 1982-83 454-434 (.511) 335-290 (.536) 26-29 (.473)
Guilford 1973-74 606-482 (.557) 1991-92 445-252 (.638) 330-172 (.657) 32-20 (.615)
Hollins N/A 168-633 (.210)* 1982-83 168-633 (.210) 98-512
(.161)
1-16 (.059)
Lynchburg 1908 387-490 (.441)* 1982-83 387-490 (.441) 276-349 (.442) 15-26 (.366)
Randolph 1963 170-609 (.218)* 1983-84 170-609 (.218) 104-506 (.170) 1-16 (.059)
Randolph-Macon 1976 587-351 (.626) 1989-90 510-255 (.667) 380-146 (.722) 37-20 (.649)
Roanoke 1970-71 767-397 (.659) 1982-83 629-305 (.673) 452-173 (.723)

59-22 (.728)

Shenandoah 1976 437-588 (.426) 2012-13 43-90 (.323) 23-57
(.288)
3-5 (.375)
Virginia Wesleyan 1976-77 591-446 (.570) 1989-90 408-323 (.558) 312-214 (.593) 19-24 (.442)
Washington and Lee 1993-94 275-334 (.452) 1994-95 264-326 (.447) 191-249 (.434) 11-18 (.379)

 

* All-time program records for Hollins, Lynchburg and Randolph are not complete. Records shown are overall since each school began playing in the ODAC.