2009-10 Softball News
May 28, 2010
BC's Morris Tabbed NFCA All-American
Bridgewater College designated player Emily Morris was recently named to the All-America Third Team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). The only ODAC student-athlete on any of three All-America teams, Morris heads a list of 11 conference student-athletes named to the NFCA Atlantic All-Region Teams.
May 14, 2010
EMU Eliminated from NCAA Tournament
Eastern Mennonite took on Greensboro College in the loser's bracket at the Newport News Regional of the NCAA Division III National Softball Championships. EMU took an early lead but had hopes of an NCAA win dashed when the Pride scored five in the bottom of the sixth to steal a 7-3 decision. The loss knocks EMU out of the NCAA tournament.
May 13, 2010
Four Earn Softball Academic Awards
Four ODAC softball players added honors to their portfolios as CoSIDA announced its academic all-district teams. LC outfielder Lauren Duguay and BC designated player Emily Morris were named to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 3 First Team. Eagles infielders Leah Cossentino and Angela Spinelli were tabbed to the second team.
May 13, 2010
EMU Falls to Salisbury in NCAA Softball
Eastern Mennonite squared off with third-ranked Salisbury in its opening game of the NCAA Division III Softball Tournament. The Royals, playing as the eighth, lost to the Seagulls, 4-0, and must now work back through the double-elimination eight-team regional through the loser's bracket. They take on Greensboro on Friday.
May 10, 2010
NCAA Announces 2010 Softball Bracket
Eastern Mennonite will be the lone representative from the ODAC in the NCAA Division III Softball Tournament. The Royals earned their place in the NCAA field by winning the ODAC Tournament as the eighth seed. EMU took the shortest route to the title, winning four games including the final against Virginia Wesleyan, 5-1. EMU opens NCAA play with #3 Salisbury.
April 30, 2010
Duguay, Brown Top ODAC Softball Awards
Lynchburg, Roanoke and Virginia Wesleyan each garnered three honorees on the All-ODAC First Team. Lynchburgs Lauren Duguay took home a pair of individual honors as the ODAC Player of the Year and ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete. VWCs Brittaney Brown was named the ODAC Pitcher of the Year.
April 25, 2010
Royals Win Second ODAC Softball Title
Eastern Mennonite made the 20th anniversary of the ODAC Softball Tournament feel much like the first event as the Royals topped Virginia Wesleyan, 5-1, to claim the 2010 title and earn the ODAC's automatic bid into the NCAA D-III Softball Tournament. EMU (then EMC) won the inaugural ODAC crown in 1990.
April 24, 2010
ODAC Softball Halted with EMU in Waiting
After a clean first day of action, the 2010 ODAC Softball Tournament saw its luck run out on Saturday evening as ever-looming weather suspended the loser's bracket semifinal in the bottom of third inning. Play between Virginia Wesleyan and Randolph-Macon will resume at 12:00 p.m on Sunday. EMU awaits the winner in the championship game.
April 21, 2010
Listen to the ODAC Podcast: April 21, 2010
Brad and J.J. sit down to talk more championships as the spring title season reaches a full glimmer. Seven championships are slated for action over the weekend, so there is plenty of material to cover. Bridgewater baseball coach Curt Kendall and Guilford softball coach Dennis Shores chime in to talk about their respective programs and upcoming tournaments.
April 20, 2010
ODAC Softball Ready for Moyer
Guilford emerged from a three-way tie at the top of the ODAC softball standings as the top seed heading into the 2010 ODAC Softball Tournament. The Quakers (28-11-1, 13-5) posted the best head-to-head mark against tied foes Roanoke (30-7, 13-5) and Virginia Wesleyan (30-7, 13-5), earning them the #1 slot through conference tie-breakers.
February 11, 2010
Lynchburg Tops ODAC Softball Poll
Lynchburg received six of a possible ten first place votes on the way to 95 total points as the Hornets were chosen atop the 2010 ODAC Softball Preseason Poll. Bridgewater sits second after earning 88 poll points and one top nod. Roanoke gathered 84 total tallies and the remaining three first place votes to complete the top three in the annual coaches survey.