Emory & Henry College won for the ninth straight outing on Saturday afternoon, eliminating the possibility for a tie at the top of the standings and securing the #1 seed in the upcoming ODAC Women's Basketball Tournament. There were, however, three other ties that helped shape the tournament field.
Four different ties dotted the final men's basketball standings, dictating much of the seeding in the upcoming ODAC Men's Basketball Tournament. Unlike last season, there was not a tie that included the top seed with Randolph-Macon College earning this season's top billing.
Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn announced that following a national search, Garrett LeRose '07 has been promoted to head football coach effective immediately. LeRose had previously served as the program's assistant head coach and coach of tight ends and wide receivers.
It was another banner campaign for ODAC men's and women's swimming, which culminated in the 2018 championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center this past weekend. The news continues today with the announcement of the 2018 All-ODAC Swimming Awards.
Spring seasons are starting to trickle into action with baseball and men's lacrosse joining indoor track and basketball in this week's awards pool. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured, l-r, t-b): Zach Loewenberg and Carson McKoon from Washington and Lee baseball, Connor Schroeder from Lynchburg men's basketball, Kelly Williams from Randolph-Macon women's basketball, Hunter Brown from Hampden-Sydney men's lacrosse, Lindsey Baxter from Roanoke indoor track, Donovan Fiore from W&L indoor track, Natalie Deacon from LC indoor track, and Shep Sims from W&L indoor track.
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of current assistant coach Melvin Felix as the new Head Men's Basketball Coach. He has been the lead assistant at EMU under Coach Kirby Dean the past seven seasons.
For the fourth straight season, Washington and Lee University stands atop the conference swimming podium after claiming both the men's and women's team titles at the 2018 ODAC Swimming Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C.
It's no secret that 2017-18 brought big changes to the conference's swimming ranks. Five men's programs and three women's squads kicked off their first seasons, bringing the league's total contingent to 22 teams -- 12 women and 10 men. One would only expect that the the championship event would then be large.
That's exactly what swimming fans can look forward to this weekend as the largest contingent of swimmers in conference history will compete at the 2018 ODAC Swimming Championships over the next three days, February 9-11. The Greensboro Aquatic Center reprises its role as exemplary host for the six-session 36-event affair.
Fresh off national signing day and the excitement surrounding it, the look of the College Football 150th Anniversary celebration is ready with the release of the campaign logo. In addition, CFB150 has announced a partnership with The Marketing Arm to assist with all facets of the upcoming anniversary.
Two-time defending conference champion Virginia Wesleyan University opens the season as the coaches favorite to add to its league-record 10 overall crowns as the Marlins headline the 2018 ODAC Softball Preseason Poll. VWU collected a perfect 81 points and nine first place votes to lead the 10-team survey.
Just one point separates the top two teams in the ODAC Baseball Preseason Poll conducted by the league's head coaches. Shenandoah University collected six first place votes on the way to 96 total points, leaving the Hornets just one tally clear of Randolph-Macon College. The Yellow Jackets received the remaining five first place nods as part of their 95-point haul.
Eight-time reigning league champion Washington and Lee University was picked as the favorite to hoist yet another conference trophy as the Generals were tabbed atop the ODAC Women's Lacrosse Preseason Poll. W&L received a full allotment of 64 points powered by eight first place votes. Randolph-Macon College sits second with 55 tallies and the remaining top nod.
With swimming preparing for its championship this weekend, basketball and indoor track highlight this week's set of ODAC awards. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured, l-r, t-b): Davonta Womack and Amber Celen from Bridgwater track, Curtis Dudley from Virginia Wesleyan track, Josh Freund from Roanoke men's basketball, Kelly Williams from Randolph-Macon women's basketball, and Marissa Coombs from Virginia Wesleyan track.
Last season, Hampden-Sydney College came thru as a mild surprise in winning its first conference title since 2001 as the fourth seed. This year, the Tigers don't have the luxury of flying under the radar as they were picked first in the ODAC Men's Lacrosse Preseason Poll, conducted annually by the league's head coaches. H-SC collected seven first place votes on the way to 77 points. Lynchburg College garnered two top nods and 72 overall tallies. Washington and Lee University picked up the remaining first place vote, but its 64 points are just one clear of fourth place Roanoke College.
Washington and Lee University has lifted eight straight league trophies and was picked to repeat yet again as the Generals headline the annual ODAC Men's Tennis Preseason Poll conducted by the league's head coaches. W&L earned 10 first place votes on the way to 100 total points. Guilford College and Hampden-Sydney College are separated by just three points for the next two positions. The Quakers tallied 84 points, while the Tigers picked up 81 markers including the remaining top nod.
Washington and Lee University, winner of 15 straight ODAC titles, sits perched atop the ODAC Women's Tennis Preseason Poll, conducted annually by the league's head coaches. The Generals earned 121 points with a full allotment of 10 first place votes. Bridgewater College takes up position in second place with 104 tallies, while Randolph-Macon College rounds out the top-three after picking up 100 points including the remaining top nod.
ODAC teams and athletes continue to push thru the winter season with February and a stretch run to their respective postseason events bearing down. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured, l-r, t-b): Charlotte Woods from Randolph-Macon women's basketball, John Shelor from Emory & Henry men's basketball, Patrick Sullivan from Washington and Lee men's swimming, Emily Hageboeck from Washington and Lee women's swimming, Amber Celen from Bridgewater women's track, Davonta Womack from Bridgewater men's track, Marissa Coombs from Virginia Wesleyan women's track, and Grant Amoateng from Eastern Mennonite men's track.