The seventh week of ODAC fall golf has been just like the previous six with multiple players posting impressive results up and down the tournament leaderboards. Those earning the ODAC Golfer of the Week honors are Lynchburg sophomore Harry Hodgert and Bridgewater senior Jesse Bartley.
ODAC teams and athletes further ramped up their preparation for the postseason despite just two events on the league schedule. There were several impressive times posted. This weeks' ODAC Men's and Women's Cross Country Runners of the Week are Virginia Wesleyan junior Skyler Lattuca and Washington and Lee sophomore Sara Stephenson.
Just a few weeks remain in the regular season for ODAC fall sports. The athletes certainly have that on their radars with their strong performances as evidence. Those earning weekly honors in field hockey, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's swimming, and women's volleyball include (headshots; from top and left-right) Maria Teresa Ambrogi-Torres from Randolph-Macon field hockey, Grace Parker from R-MC women's volleyball, Abibi Osman from Lynchburg men's soccer, Emily Yergin from Shenandoah women's soccer, and Caroline Baber and Patrick Sullivan from Washington and Lee swimming.
The four teams that won ODAC contests this weekend scored 35 or more points each with a pair eclipsing the 50-point mark. Bridgewater remains unbeaten overall and improved to 3-0 in league play with idle Washington and Lee. Randolph-Macon won for the fifth straight time and stands at 4-0 in the ODAC table. Emory & Henry picked up its third consecutive victory, while Ferrum registered its first league win of the year.
This week's ODAC Offensive and Defense Players of the Week are Bridgewater quarterback Jay Scroggins and cornerback Chase Rosenthal.
Caroline Wesley Siler is about to be inducted into Lynchburg's athletic Hall of Fame, but she is more than a former star on the Turner Gymnasium floor as a basketball student-athlete. The Hornets' Director of Athletic Training Services is all-conference on the sidelines, helping Lynchburg's new crop of student-athletes reach their potential.
ODAC golfers continued their strong fall slates with multiple top-10 finishes plus individual and team victories in events played over the past week. Those earning the ODAC Golfer of the Week honors are Hampden-Sydney first-year Alex Rubino and Lynchburg first-year Lily Self.
A trio of events dotted the league schedule over the past week with roughly half of ODAC teams in action. Several conference top-5 times were established this weekend as runners continue their preparation towards the postseason. This weeks' ODAC Men's and Women's Cross Country Runners of the Week are Virginia Wesleyan junior Skyler Lattuca and Shenandoah senior Emily Miller.
ODAC standings are starting to take shape as we're thru the sixth week of the fall campaign, just past the midway point. Conference athletes continue to perform at high levels. Those earning weekly honors in field hockey, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's swimming, and women's volleyball include (headshots; from top and left-right) Emily Dudley from Lynchburg field hockey, Sydney Koch from Randolph-Macon volleyball, Jacob Mann from Hampden-Sydney men's soccer, Sarah Barnes from Lynchburg women's soccer, Carolyn O'Halloran from Guilford women's swimming, and Anis Yahi from Greensboro men's swimming.
It was all about conference play in week five as four ODAC contests dotted the league scoreboard. Randolph-Macon and Washington and Lee both moved to 3-0 in conference contests, each improving to 4-1 overall. Shenandoah moved above .500 in conference games (2-1) and sits 3-1 overall. Emory & Henry leveled its ODAC and overall records to 1-1 and 2-2, respectively. Bridgewater, who was idle this weekend, remains 2-0 in ODAC contests and 4-0 overall.
This week's ODAC Offensive and Defense Players of the Week are Shenandoah quarterback Ben Agostino and Randolph-Macon linebacker Calvin Whitehead.
ODAC men's and women's golfers played in a combined five tournaments over the past week with each featuring solid performances by league players. Those earning the ODAC Golfer of the Week honors are Guilford senior James Mishoe and Washington and Lee first-year Megan Kanaby.
Several ODAC teams have started their gear-up towards the conference championship as well as other postseason events as the calendar turns to Octobers. League teams and athletes competed in a few events across the region, leading to some solid performances. This weeks' ODAC Men's and Women's Cross Country Runners of the Week are Eastern Mennonite sophomore Isaac Alderfer and Bridgewater senior English Jackson.
The first week of swimming is in the books, joining ODAC fall sports in this week's reports. Most sports are a few games into their league slates by now as the calendar turns to October. Those earning weekly honors in field hockey, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's swimming, and women's volleyball include (headshots; from top and left-right) Jackie Lerro from Lynchburg field hockey, Linsey Bailey from Roanoke women's volleyball, Kyle Gallagher from Lynchburg men's soccer, Sara Bane from Randolph women's soccer, and Alyssa Reed and Kevin Bennett from Lynchburg swimming.
The list of ODAC unbeaten squads is down to the smallest of numbers with just Bridgewater unblemished thru four weeks of action. The Eagles are at 2-0 in league play along with Randolph-Macon and Washington and Lee following wins on Saturday. Shenandoah improved its league record to 1-1, while Emory & Henry closed the non-conference portion of its schedule with its first victory of the season.
The second installment of the ODAC Men's Swimming Preseason Poll has a familiar feel with five-time league champion Washington and Lee University topping the survey entering the 2019-20 campaign. The Generals secured the top position with 100 points including 10 first place votes. Roanoke College picked up the remaining top nod on the way to 88 markers and the second spot. Randolph-Macon College rounds out the top-three with 85 tallies.
Washington and Lee University, fresh off capturing its 12th straight conference championship, enters the 2019-20 campaign as the favorite to add to its stable of team trophies as the Generals were picked atop the ODAC Women's Swimming Preseason Poll. W&L earned 144 points and 12 first place votes to top the chart, while Roanoke College moves to its highest position in the program's history in second position with 128 points. Randolph-Macon College is close on the Maroons' heels with 127 markings, including the remaining first place consideration.