ODAC Players of the Week: December 9

ODAC Players of the Week: December 9

Indoor Track Joins Winter Season Schedule

Indoor track joined swimming and basketball in action as the full ODAC winter season is now in full swing.  Four teams, including the ODAC's newest programs at Guilford College, took to the indoor facilities over the past week.  John Michael Pavia was one of the stars for Lynchburg at West Virginia University.  The junior thrower tossed the weight 53 feet to win the event.  He later placed sixth in the shot put with a 46-foot 1-inch throw.

Sophomore Elizabeth Bransky got off to a solid start for Roanoke.  Also a thrower, Bransky placed 13th in both the shot put and weight throw at Christopher Newport University.  She tossed the shot put 36-feet 7.4-inches and the weight 36-feet 4.75-inches.

In swimming, Washington and Lee had a strong showing at the University of Virginia, led by Sarah Simpson.  The Generals' senior swam in eight events and was WLU's top finisher each of the three individual events.  Her times in the 50-, 100- and 200-yard freestyles either set or placed within the top five in the ODAC this season.  She also participated in five freestyle relays.

In men's basketball, Virginia Wesleyan's Stephen Fields helped the Marlins to three wins last week, highlighted by a 71-68 triumph over then No. 4-ranked Guilford.  Fields averaged better than 19 points for the week, shooting an even 50-percent from the field.

In women's basketball, Baylie Snyder (above) helped Emory & Henry to three ODAC wins, the first three for the team this season and the inaugural victories for new mentor Steve Kenner as a collegiate head coach.  Snyder notched double figures in each contest, averaging better than 16 points for the week.

Listed below is each of this week's ODAC Players of the Week.  Click each link to learn more about that athlete's performances as well as those in the respective sport honor rolls (swimming and indoor track).  Click on the basketball players to read the ODAC Basketball Report for week three.

Men's Basketball: Stephen Fields, Virginia Wesleyan

Women's Basketball: Baylie Snyder, Emory & Henry

Men's Indoor Track: John Michael Pavia, Lynchburg

Women's Indoor Track: Elizabeth Bransky, Roanoke

Swimming: Sarah Simpson, Washington and Lee