2011-12 Men's Soccer News
June 29, 2012
VWC's Bowers Adds Men's Soccer Post
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.
November 18, 2011
Randolph Falls to UT-Tyler in NCAA's
The Randolph College men’s soccer team’s history-making journey through the NCAA Tournament ended Friday night as the University of Texas at Tyler got an overtime tally from Elijah Shipman in a 2-1 decision in action from Farquhar Field at University of Redlands. The WildCats end the season with a program record 18 wins, falling in only six contests.
November 17, 2011
Sindle, Waggoner Head Soccer Awards
Randolph picked up a pair of individual honors as part of the ODAC Men’s Soccer All-Conference Awards. Corey Sindle was tabbed the Player of the Year, while Bryan Waggoner earned the league’s top coaching prize. Lynchburg's Luke Moore was named the Rookie of the Year, and Washington and Lee's Jamie Paldino repeated as the scholar-athlete.
November 13, 2011
Randolph Tops DeSales, Off to Sectionals
Randolph College saw its string of 2-1 victories end on Sunday evening as the WildCats mustered three first-half goals to defeat DeSales University, 3-2, at Christopher Newport University. The win propels Randolph into a matchup with the University of Texas at Tyler next weekend in the sectional round. A location for that sectional has yet to be announced.
November 12, 2011
Randolph Stuns CNU in NCAA First Round
Randolph won its first-ever NCAA Tournament game Saturday evening, knocking off No. 2 and title hopeful Christopher Newport on Saturday evening from Captains Field. With the victory, Randolph (17-5) advances to the second round to take on DeSales on Sunday evening at 6 p.m. DeSales knocked off York (PA) College 1-0 Saturday afternoon.
November 9, 2011
Fall Championships Video Recap
Five ODAC tournaments crown champions on Saturday, November 5. This video recaps the title games in field hockey, women's soccer, men's soccer and volleyball.
November 7, 2011
Randolph to Face CNU in NCAA Soccer
Randolph College men's soccer will travel to Newport News this weekend for its first appearance in the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament. The WildCats will square off with regional host Christopher Newport University on Saturday at a time yet to be determined. The winner faces DeSales University or York College (Pa.) on Sunday, also at CNU.
November 5, 2011
WildCats Win First Men's Soccer Title
The Randolph College men’s soccer team, in only its fifth season of existence, reached the top of the ODAC Saturday earning its first ever conference crown with a 2-1 victory over Lynchburg College in action from WildCat Stadium. The WildCats will make their first appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament next week.
November 2, 2011
Hornets Headed Back to Title Game
Ryan Renfro made his first two goals of the season count Wednesday evening as the sixth-seeded Lynchburg upset #2 Eastern Mennonite University, 2-1, in an ODAC Tournament semifinal on Wednesday. LC will meet Randolph in a cross-town contest on Saturday at Randolph for the ODAC championship.
November 1, 2011
Randolph Headed to First Men's Soccer Final
Randolph striker Corey Sindle slipped a header past VWC keeper Ryan Zmuda in the 103rd minute to propel the WildCats to a 2-1 double-overtime victory in Lynchburg on Tuesday night. Randolph advances to its first men's soccer final against either W&L or EMU on Saturday.
October 31, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Oct. 31, 2011
ODAC fall tournaments have begun, and the league's athletes continue to shine. These week's award winners include (l-r, t-b): Kirk Rohle, H-SC (FB); Carrie Jacobs, R-MC (FH); Rob Look, W&L (FB); Becca Loftis, LC (VB); Carmen Graves, RC (WS); Mitchell Leap, EMU (MS); Jocelyn Cassada, W&L (SW); Noah Ratner, GC (GLF).
October 30, 2011
EMU Shuts Out BC in Quarterfinals
It had been six years, but Eastern Mennonite finally got a win in the ODAC Tournament. The Royals blanked rival Bridgewater, 2-0, on a cold Sunday night, getting out of the tourney's first round since finishing as the runner-up in 2005. EMU moves on to face Lynchburg on Tuesday in Harrisonburg. The sixth-seeded Hornets upset Washington and Lee earlier on Sunday.
October 30, 2011
Lynchburg Tops W&L in Quarterfinals
Senior Kyle Symczak scored the only goal of the game to help #6 Lynchburg defeat #3 Washington and Lee on Sunday in the ODAC Tournament quarterfinal round. The Hornets move on to face Eastern Mennonite in Harrisonburg on Tuesday. EMU beat Bridgewater earlier on Sunday.
October 29, 2011
Marlins Knock-Off Top-Seeded Maroons
Eighth-seeded Virginia Wesleyan College stunned top-seeded Roanoke College with a 2-0 victory in an ODAC quarterfinal game played on the Maroons' field. The Marlins move on to face Randolph College in the semifinals on Tuesday in Lynchburg. The WildCats defeated Randolph-Macon College, 2-1 in overtime, earlier on Saturday.
October 29, 2011
Randolph Advances Past R-MC in OT
Sophomore Will Wolf headed in a corner 4:45 into overtime to lift Randolph College to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Randolph-Macon College in ODAC Tournament action from WildCat Stadium Saturday. The WildCats move on to face Virginia Wesleyan College on Tuesday in the semifinals in Lynchburg.
October 26, 2011
Men's Soccer Tournament Field Set
Roanoke College enters the 2011 ODAC Men’s Soccer Tournament as the #1 seed via head-to-head tie-breaker results over second-seeded Eastern Mennonite University during the regular season. The Maroons have not entered postseason play as the top seed since the 2008 campaign.
October 24, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Oct. 24, 2011
The fall season is beginning to wind down and teams are starting to prepare for the ODAC fall tournaments. This week's award winners include (l-r, t-b): Charlie Westfal, W&L (FB); Galen Goodman, BC (FH); Miniard Culpepper, CUA (FB); Mallory Carter, RMC (VB); Carmen Graves, RC (WS); Ryan Tavermaris, BC (MS); Jocelyn Cassada, W&L (SW).
October 17, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Oct. 17, 2011
Golf returned to action and swimming start its campaign over the past week. Those honorees include (l-to-r, t-to-b) Charlie Westfal, W&L (FB); Lindsay Leonard, LC (FH); Rob Look, W&L (FB); M.A. Boles, W&L (VB); Noah Ratner, GC (GLF); Lauren Kasoff, W&L (SW); Drew Claytor, RC (MS); Angela Bosco, LC (WS); Tim Smith, RC (MXC); Lauren Schultz, W&L (WXC).
October 10, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Oct. 10, 2011
Without a golf tournament over the past week, eight student-athletes were honored for their stellar weekly performances. Those honorees include (l-to-r, t-to-b) Zac Naccarato, RMC (FB); Lindsay Leonard, LC (FH); Tyler Houk, E&H (FB); M.A. Boles, W&L (VB); Emily Leary, W&L (WS); Mitchell Leap, EMU (MS); Grace England, RC (WXC); Tim Smith, RC (MXC).
October 3, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Oct. 3, 2011
ODAC athletes continue to perform at a high level as the season moves into its second month. Those earning weekly awards include (l-r, t-b) Luke Heinsohn, W&L; Lindsay Leonard, LC; Devan Sproles, E&H; Lindsey Dee, W&L; Noah Ratner, GC; Dessi Dupuy, LC; Brian White, RC; Olivia Mills, BC; Sean Whitson, VWC.
September 26, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Sep. 26, 2011
Golf enjoyed its first weekly award of the fall season, bringing our weekly total to nine winners. This week's awards went to (l-r, t-b): Kyle Boden, E&H; Jennifer Bateman, BC; Jeremy Bowry, RMC; Mallory Carter, RMC; Rick O'Connell, HSC; Katherine Rush, W&L; Mitchell Leap, EMU; Grace England, RC; Tim Smith, RC.
September 21, 2011
'Cats Men's Soccer Ranked for First Time
Powered by a 7-0 start and its first win over a ranked opponent, the Randolph men's soccer team finds itself atop the ODAC standings and ranked in the D3soccer.com National Top-25 poll heading into conference play. The WildCats' ranking is just one of several for ODAC teams amongst various national polls and statistical ratings. Read on to learn more.
September 19, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Sep. 19, 2011
The third week of action is in the books and teams are ready to start ODAC play. Those earning weekly honors include (l-r, t-b): Kyle Vance (HSC), Mallory Carter (RMC), Sean Stewart (HSC), Lindsay Leonard (LC), Dessi Dupuy (LC), Corey Sindle (RAND), Emma Helsel (VWC) and Chad Norton (GC).
September 12, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Sep. 12, 2011
ODAC student-athletes continued their winning ways through the second week of action. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured l-r, t-b) Travis Lane (HSC), Kelli Williams (LC), Jeff Mehlhaff (BC), M.A. Boles (W&L), Jessica Edelman (VWC), Nick Cornell (RAND), Grace England (RC), and Tim Smith (RC).
September 6, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Sep. 6, 2011
The first week of ODAC action is in the books, and all signs point to a quality 2011-12 campaign. Those earning weekly honors including: Olivia Mills, BC (pictured), Dan Nafziger (EMU), Lindsay Leonard (LC), Greg Cordivari (CUA), Chris Wholey (BC), Johnny Hughes (RC), Jessica Edelman (VWC) and Mallory Carter (RMC).
August 25, 2011
LC Favored Atop ODAC Men’s Soccer Poll
Four teams received first place consideration in the ODAC Men’s Soccer Preseason Poll. LC sits atop the list after earning five first place nods towards 94 poll points. VWC is second with 87 tallies and two top votes, just two points clear of RC, which also received a first place vote. H-SC collected the three remaining first place votes on the way to 76 points.
August 5, 2011
BC Tabs Bennison to Men's Soccer Post
Bridgewater College President George Cornelius and director of athletics Curt Kendall have announced the hiring of Ryan Bennison as the head coach of the College’s men’s soccer program. He comes to BC following three years as the top assistant at Anderson University (Ind.).