ODAC Women's Soccer News Archive

2017-18 ODAC Women's Soccer News


December 6, 2017
Two ODAC women's soccer standouts took home impressive dual-emphasis honors on Tuesday afternoon as Lynchburg College centerback Emily Maxwell and Shenandoah University back Alex Wessel were named Academic All-Americans by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Maxwell earned a spot on the second team, while Wessel was tabbed to the third team.

December 1, 2017
Lynchburg College centerback Emily Maxwell added to a rather lengthy list of awards on Thursday night as she was tabbed a First Team All-American by the United Soccer Coaches (formerly the NSCAA). This marks her third straight appointment to a soccer coaches organization All-American team, joining a first team nod in 2015 and second team selection last season.

November 18, 2017
Lynchburg College's women's soccer season came to a close in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Division III tournament Saturday with a 5-0 loss to top-ranked The College of New Jersey.

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2016-17 ODAC Women's Soccer News


May 1, 2017
Stephanie Webb became Guilford College’s 10th head women’s soccer coach in the program’s 32-year history Monday. The appointment marks the first college head-coaching position for the former Queens University of Charlotte assistant. She replaces Michael Shenigo, who resigned in March to become the goalkeepers’ coach for the University of Delaware’s women’s soccer team.

February 22, 2017
The Emory & Henry College Department of Athletics and Director of Athletics Myra Sims are pleased to announce the hiring of McCallie Jones as Head Women's Soccer Coach. Jones, who has spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, will begin her duties at E&H on March 1.

December 8, 2016
In the fifth installment of the ODAC 40 top moments features, we look back just two years at the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship won by Lynchburg College. That season's version of Hornets went undefeated on the way to capturing the program's first national title in penalty kicks over William College. Head coach Dr. Todd Olsen and midfielder Sam Bagherpour, who was a midfielder and Elite 89 winner on that team, reminisce about LC's championship run.

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2015-16 ODAC Women's Soccer News


December 4, 2015
Lynchburg College centerback Emily Maxwell and winger Jade Woll added to their lists of postseason honors as the duo earned recognition as First Team All-Americans by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). It is the first time in Hornet women's soccer program history that LC had two members on the first team in the same season.

November 20, 2015
Shenandoah University midfielder Danielle Burris and Lynchburg College defender Natalie Deacon added to their stock of postseason awards, earning First Team Academic All-America honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Both were also tabbed Academic All-Americans in 2014.

November 15, 2015
Darah Wagner headed in a corner kick with under two minutes to play to give the Rowan University women's soccer team a 1-0 win over Lynchburg College Sunday evening in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

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2014-15 ODAC Women's Soccer News


January 16, 2015
Former assistant coach Eric Struble has been named the interim head soccer coach at Sweet Briar College, replacing Kevin Fabulich. Struble will organize and coach the team's non-traditional practice sessions in the spring, along with continuing recruiting efforts for the remainder of the 2014-15 school year.Fabulich, who led the Vixen program for the past eight years, has accepted the position of Executive Director at Central Virginia United Soccer Club in Lynchburg, Va.

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.

December 18, 2014
Lynchburg College senior forward Angela Bosco was named the Division III National Player of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of the America (NSCAA). Bosco led the ODAC in points (76), goals scored (30) and assists (16), helping lead the Hornets to the NCAA Division III national title and an undefeated record (27-0-1).

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2013-14 ODAC Women'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.

April 10, 2014
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Ted Erickson as the new head women's soccer coach. Erickson, a 2005 EMU alum, becomes the fifth head coach in the history of the program. He has been the head coach of boys' soccer at Harrisonburg High School since 2007. During those same years, Erickson has also been an assistant coach for EMU's women's and men's programs, as well as with the Bridgewater College men.

March 20, 2014
Lynchburg College senior Rachel Sadowski of the women's soccer team was recently selected as a recipient of the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, based on her academic, athletic, and community achievements during her career as a student-athlete at LC.

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2012-13 ODAC Women's soccer News


December 5, 2012
Lynchburg College defender Rachel Sadowski and Virginia Wesleyan College forward Jessica Edelman were recognized as NSCAA All-Americans earlier this week. Sadowski garnered a spot on the first team, while Edelman was tabbed to the second team. This is first All-American honor for Sadowski and the second for Edelman.

November 30, 2012
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2012 ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Teams in each of seven fall sports sponsored by the conference. This marks the fourth year the league has recognized these fine student-athletes for their excellence in sportsmanship.

November 17, 2012
Lynchburg College women's soccer hadn't lost a game all season coming into its third round contest against Johns Hopkins University in the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Blue Jays got the best of the Hornets on Saturday by a 3-1 scoreline, making LC's first loss of the season also the capper to its season. The Hornets finished with a 21-1-3 record, tied for the most wins in program history.

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2011-12 Women'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.

June 29, 2012
Lynchburg women's soccer coach, Dr. Todd Olsen, was inducted into the Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The ceremony, which took place at CoSIDA's annual convention last week in St. Louis, honored six individuals from all divisions of NCAA competition.

June 25, 2012
Lynchburg College head women's soccer coach Dr. Todd Olsen is to be inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame Monday, June 25, starting at 5:45 p.m. (Central Time Zone).

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2010-11 Women's Soccer News


February 11, 2011
Eastern Mennonite has announced the hiring of Sue Kolb as its new women's soccer coach. She has been the assistant women's coach at Bluffton University the past two seasons, with this being her first collegiate head coaching position. Kolb is the program's fourth head coach as it heads into its 13th year of existence.

December 20, 2010
Lynchburg College senior forward Betsy Kwiatkowski was recently named a 2010 Second Team NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-American. Kwiatkowski also headlines 11 ODAC student-athletes who were named to the South Atlantic All-Region Teams, including four on the first team. Hornets’ head coach Todd Olsen was named the South Atlantic Coach of the Year.

December 3, 2010
Seven student-athletes from Old Dominion Athletic Conference member schools earned a 2010 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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2009-10 Women's Soccer News


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.

December 22, 2009
Eastern Mennonite University women’s soccer athlete, Mary Dunn, is one of 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. Dunn was tabbed from a pool of nominees by a vote of each of the conference’s sports information directors.

December 4, 2009
Lynchburg and Washington-St. Louis tied 1-1 through two overtimes in their NCAA Division III semifinal matchup. The Bears advanced through to the national championship game on penalty kicks, 4-3. The Hornets season ends with a 17-3-5 record and the program's first trip to the NCAA Division III championship series.

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2008-09 Women's Soccer News


March 9, 2009
Washington and Lee senior forward Anne Van Devender has been awarded a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. The award is a $7,500 scholarship for academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time or part-time graduate student.

January 13, 2009
Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that Neil Cunningham has been promoted to assistant athletic director effective immediately. Cunningham will remain the school's women's soccer coach and director of physical education.

December 10, 2008
Virginia Wesleyan's Jackie Ochs-Gregory led three ODAC players on the NSCAA All-American Teams. The senior defender earned first team status while Lynchburg midfielder Ashley Hoath and Washington and Lee striker Anne Van Devender were tabbed to the third team.

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2007-08 Women's Soccer News


November 29, 2007
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) voted women’s soccer coach Phil Benne the 2007 South Region Coach of the Year. This is the first time Benne has been awarded this prestigious honor. He will be in the running for national coach of the year.

November 7, 2007
The annual All-ODAC Women’s Soccer voting has ended and this year’s top awards have been set. Washington & Lee University’s Anne Van Devender collected the league’s Player of the Year award and Roanoke College’s Phil Benne was tabbed as the ODAC Coach of the Year. Lynchburg College’s Betsy Kwiatkowski earned ODAC Rookie of the Year honors, and the Hornets’ Lauren Askey received her second straight ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete award following a vote of the league’s sports information directors.

October 31, 2007
The ODAC Women’s Soccer Tournament experience the conference’s first postseason upset on Saturday evening as fourth-seeded Lynchburg College played even with Virginia Wesleyan College through two overtimes periods before defeating the Marlins 3-1 on penalty kicks. In the other semifinal, Roanoke College sandwiched two second half goals around one Washington & Lee University tally to defeat the Generals, 2-1.

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2006-07 Women's Soccer News


September 1, 2009
Lynchburg College claimed top billing with seven of 12 first place votes in the 2006 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) preseason women’s soccer poll announced by the conference on Monday. Virginia Wesleyan College (three first place votes) and Washington and Lee University (two) round out the survey’s top three, all of which earned a spot in last season’s NCAA Division III national tournament.

November 21, 2006
You’ve all seen the parody commercials that have super bowl winners and World Series MVP’s claim that “We’re going to Disney World!” For Virginia Wesleyan College women’s soccer, there’s no faking it when the Marlins let out the all-too-famous exclamation.

November 14, 2006
The two Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) women’s soccer teams that began competition in the Division III National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Soccer tournament are still in it. Both the Virginia Wesleyan College Marlins and the Washington & Lee Generals defeated both their opponents this weekend to advance to the NCAA’s “Sweet Sixteen”.

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