ODAC Players of the Week - Week 29Spring schedules filled with a few more conference games over the past week as ODAC teams return from spring break and associated trips. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured, l-r, t-b): Kiersten Richardson from Virginia Wesleyan softball, Anderson Baldy from Washington and Lee baseball, Hanna Hull from VWC softball, Amanda Dionne from Guilford women's lacrosse, Ian Levin from Hampden-Sydney men's lacrosse, Michelle Fleenor from W&L women's tennis, Will Bannister from W&L men's tennis, Carter Morgan from VWC men's golf, Katelyn Senger from Bridgewater women's track, Dash Dericks from W&L mens' track, Amanda Lee from W&L women's track, Evan Truman from Lynchburg men's track, and Nick Bay from VWC baseball.
NCAA Division III Swimming Championships: Day-by-Day RecapIt was a historic weekend for the nine ODAC swimmers that traveled to Shenandoah, Texas, for the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, especially those wearing Washington and Lee apparel. Eight Generals combined to secure 21 All-American awards over four days of competition at the CISD Natatorium.
ODAC Players of the Week - Week 28The first day of spring brings about the first full report for spring sports with a complete list of 14 honorees. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured, l-r, t-b): Teresa Wagner from Roanoke softball, Chase Mayberry from Hampden-Sydney baseball, Caley Hodge from Emory & Henry softball, Cole Migliorini from Randolph-Macon baseball, Robert Quinilty from Washington and Lee men's golf, Christina Herbert from Bridgewater women's golf, Hunter Brown from HSC men's lacrosse, Jess Castelo from W&L women's lacrosse, Brooke Donnelly from W&L women's tennis, Matthew Moody from HSC men's tennis, Dana Lee from W&L women's track, Connor Faint from Eastern Mennonite men's track, Trevanna Berryman from Randolph women's track, and Dash Dericks from W&L men's track.
Bridgewater's Amber Celen Receives Two National HonorsHaving already been named the indoor National Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), Amber Celen has also earned the Outstanding Performer of the Meet Award for the 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships.
Nine ODAC Competitors Set for NCAA Swimming ChampionshipsNine swimmers from ODAC schools are just hours away from competing in the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships at the Conroe ISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas. A total of 527 competitors (479 swimmers and 48 divers) will spend four days with action slated to begin the morning of Wednesday, March 15 and continuing thru Saturday, March 18.
ODAC Players of the Week - Week 27Spring break trips dotted this week's schedules with teams playing a heavy amount of games. Those earning weekly awards include (pictured, l-r, t-b): Liza Freed from Washington and Lee women's golf, Brian Peccie from W&L men's golf, Mesa Martorell from Guilford men's tennis, Caitlin Delmas from Randolph-Macon women's tennis, Stephen LaTona from Shenandoah men's lacrosse, Mariah Foltz from Eastern Mennonite softball, Stuart Brown from R-MC baseball, Hanna Hull from Virginia Wesleyan softball, Patrick Monteverde from VWC baseball, and Alex Lightfoot from R-MC women's lacrosse.
Bridgewater's Celen Leads ODAC Five in NCAA Indoor Track ChampionshipsFive student-athletes from ODAC members will carry the league's banner at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend. Standouts from four schools will make the trip to Naperville, Ill., for two days of competition on March 10-11 at the Res Rec Center on the campus of North Central College.
ODAC Players of the Week - Week 26Weather tried to effect play over the past week, but it didn't keep ODAC athletes from performing at high levels. Those earning weekly awards include (pictured, l-r, t-b): Kiersten Richardson from Virginia Wesleyan softball, Jake Loew from Shenandoah baseball, Candace Whittemore from Randolph-Macon softball, Peter Lindley from Roanoke men's lacrosse, Hayley Soutter from Washington and Lee women's lacrosse, Jordan Krasner from W&L men's tennis, Melissa Tomlin from R-MC women's tennis, and John Ruhlman from RC baseball.
Lynchburg Advances to Second Round, Earns First NCAA Tournament WinLynchburg College won its first NCAA Division III Tournament game on Friday evening in the Freeman Center at Christopher Newport University, dispatching Catholic University, 69-64, to move on to the second round. The Hornets will square off with the host Captains on Saturday night following CNU's 98-56 triumph over the College of Staten Island.
Quakers Blow Past Thomas More into NCAA Second RoundGuilford College's Kyler Gregory came off the bench to lead the Quakers with 13 points as Guilford advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship with a victory over Thomas More College, 74-54, in the first round hosted by Marietta College.
Guilford Headlines Tight ODAC Men's Golf Spring Preseason PollJust two points separate the top-two teams and 12 points differ amongst the top-three squads in the annual ODAC Men's Golf Spring Preseason Poll. Guilford College returns to the top of the coaches' survey with 95 points powered by seven first place votes, but Washington and Lee University is just two tallies back after collecting the remaining four top nods. Hampden-Sydney College rounds out a tight top-three with 83 points.
Previewing the 2017 Women's Golf Spring SeasonODAC women's golf continues to make strides as the sport prepares to open its fifth spring campaign under the ODAC banner. The conference's ranks have grown by two squads this season, with Sweet Briar College and Virginia Wesleyan College joining the league's previously established six programs.
Roanoke's Beahm Named First Team Academic All-AmericanRoanoke College forward Cary Beahm took home her second straight Academic All-America Award as presented by the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA). Beahm moved up the 2015-16 third team and earned recognition as a First Team Academic All-American in a national vote of athletic communication professionals.