2010-11 Women's Basketball News
June 14, 2011
Katz to Lead Wasps Women's Hoops
Emory & Henry College has selected Rose Katz as its next women's basketball coach, College officials announced Monday. Katz becomes the Wasps’ third head coach in the ODAC era. Katz comes to Emory from Widener University in Chester, Pa., where she has served as an assistant coach for the past three seasons.
March 30, 2011
Saluting the Winter Scholar-Athletes
Five student-athletes from Old Dominion Athletic Conference member schools earned a 2011 ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete Award during the winter athletic schedule. Farm Bureau Insurance is the proud presenter of each award for the ODAC's 22 sponsored sports.
March 25, 2011
Burkholder Nabs Postseason Awards
Bridgewater senior forward Jordan Burkholder added to her awards resume over the past week with a pair of postseason honors. The 2011 ODAC Player of the Year was named to the All-South Region First Team by D3hoops.com, and later earned selection to the 2011 State Farm Coaches' NCAA Division III All-America Honorable Mention Team by the WBCA.
March 5, 2011
Late Run Lifts LVC Over Yellow Jackets
Four Yellow Jackets finished in double figures, but Lebanon Valley ended the game on a 14-0 run to get past Randolph-Macon, 73-56, in Annville, Pa., on Saturday night in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament. R-MC ends the season with a 23-7 overall record.
March 4, 2011
R-MC Tops Bridgewater St. in NCAA Win
Led by Taylor Wieczorek's (pictured) 27 points and 15 rebounds, Randolph-Macon defeated Bridgewater State, 80-69, in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday night in Annville, PA. The Yellow Jackets will now face host Lebanon Valley College at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday evening with a spot in the Sweet 16 on the line.
February 28, 2011
R-MC Women Head To Lebanon Valley
The 2011 ODAC champion, Randolph-Macon College, earned the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Yellow Jackets will travel to Lebanon Valley in Annville, Pa. where they will face Bridgewater State of the MSCAC in the First Round on Friday afternoon as announced on www.ncaa.com on Monday afternoon.
February 27, 2011
R-MC Captures Seventh ODAC Title
Tournament MOP Molly Brown notched a game-high 22 points and Jennifer O'Briant hit a three at the regulation buzzer to send the game into overtime as Randolph-Macon defeated Roanoke, 77-68, to claim its seventh ODAC title. The Yellow Jackets earn an automatic berth into the NCAA Division III Tournament.
February 26, 2011
Roy, Brown Power R-MC into Finals
Maggie Roy poured in 26 points and Molly Brown added 19 tallies as the duo helped Randolph-Macon past defending champion Washington and Lee, 79-66, in the first semifinal of the ODAC Women's Basketball Tournament. The Yellow Jackets will square off with Roanoke in the title game on Sunday. That contest is set for 1:00 p.m. in the Salem Civic Center.
February 26, 2011
Maroons Beat Quakers, Head to Finals
Nicci Moats notched her 15th double-double of the season to lead Roanoke to the ODAC women's title game with a 68-57 win over Guilford. The Maroons will square off with Randolph-Macon on Saturday in the ODAC Championship Game. That contest, the third time the two programs have met for a tournament title, is set for 1:00 p.m. in the Salem Civic Center.
February 24, 2011
ODAC Podcast: February 24, 2011
We're heavy into championship week as the men's and women's basketball tournament is just about underway with the first women's quarterfinal of the day. And if that weren't enough, track is set to hit the indoor facility at Liberty for its championship on Friday. Brad and J.J. take the time to speak of each in this edition of the ODAC Podcast.
February 24, 2011
Randolph-Macon Advances Past LC
Randolph-Macon shot 44-percent in the second half and forced 24 total Lynchburg mistakes in advancing to the ODAC semifinals, 74-49, on Thursday afternoon. The Jackets will now face either Washington and Lee or EMU on Saturday at the Salem Civic Center
February 24, 2011
Generals Top EMU to Move on in Tourney
Washington and Lee set three school records in defeating Eastern Mennonite, 86-56, in the quarterfinal round of the ODAC Women's Basketball Tournament. The fourth-seeded Generals move on to face top-seeded Randolph-Macon on Saturday in the semifinals. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. in the Salem Civic Center.
February 24, 2011
Quakers Upset Eagles in Quarterfinals
Guilford's Morgan King had a career day with 22 points and 12 rebounds to propel the seventh-seeded Quakers past second-seeded Bridgewater, 67-66, in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament. Gabby Oglesby hit the deciding layup with 27 seconds to play.
February 24, 2011
Moats Leads Roanoke Past Va. Wesleyan
Roanoke center Nicci Moats dropped in 22 points to go with 18 rebounds to lead the Maroons past Virginia Wesleyan, 70-49, in the fourth quarterfinal of the ODAC Women's Basketball Tournament. Third-seeded RC moves on to face seventh-seeded Guilford on Saturday in the semifinals. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m. in the Salem Civic Center.
February 23, 2011
Burkholder, Willi Lead Women's Hoops Awards
Bridgewater took home two major awards on Wednesday evening. Jordan Burkholder garnered the ODAC Player of the Year accolade, while Jean Willi was tabbed the ODAC Coach of the Year. EMU's Kala Yoders received ODAC Rookie of the Year honors and W&L's Becca Bolton was selected as the 2011 ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete.
February 21, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Feb. 21, 2010
On the eve of a pair of championships, 12 athletes earn weekly honors. Those individuals include: Jay Thompson, BC; Ami Hutcherson, GC; Sammy Stuart, GC; Caitlin Dolby, LC; Todd Phillips, EMU; Kala Yoders, EMU; Randy Lott, VWC; Erica Garber, EMU; Micah Keller, HSC; Emmy Mathews, W&L; Tyler Mercier, GC; Ellen Yeatman, W&L.
February 19, 2011
ODAC Women's Tournament Seeds Set
Randolph-Macon enters to the 2011 ODAC Women’s Basketball Tournament as the #1 seed, earning the spot in through conference tie-breakers over Bridgewater. The second-seeded Eagles collected their program-best 22nd win on Saturday. Roanoke occupies the third seed, and defending champion Washington and Lee will look to repeat out of the fourth position.
February 18, 2011
ODAC Podcast: February 18, 2011
The swimming championships are in the books, but two more events are on the horizon. Brad and J.J. take the time to recap the ODAC/Atlantic States Swimming Championships before breaking into analysis of the ODAC Basketball Tournaments and the ODAC Indoor Track Championships. W&L's Mandy King and VWC's Mat Littleton are featured on this week's show.
February 14, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Feb. 14, 2010
Baseball joins the list of ODAC weekly awards as the 2011 spring season entered its second week of action. This week's honorees include: Joseph Lucas (BC), Jacob Pierce (VWC), W&L men's 4x400 relay team, Carmen Graves (RC), Harrison George (H-SC) and Becca Bolton (W&L)
February 11, 2011
ODAC Teams with WBCA's "PinkZone"
ODAC women's basketball teams are participating in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Pink Zone initiative during the month of February. The "Pink Zone," is an outreach and fundraising effort supported by the WBCA to raise breast cancer awareness in college communities and beyond. This year's Pink Zone dates are February 11-20.
February 7, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Feb. 7, 2010
ODAC student-athletes continued to perform at a high level as the winter season winds down to its final few weeks. This week's weekly honorees include: Taylor Wieczorek (R-MC), Todd Phillips (EMU), Eric Van Brunk (LC) and Caitlin Walton (LC).
February 4, 2011
R-MC, RC in Women's Reg Rankings
The NCAA released its first set of regional rankings for women’s basketball on Wednesday with the ODAC earning the two spots. Randolph-Macon sits in fourth place in the South Region rankings, followed closely by ODAC counterpart Roanoke (5th).
January 31, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Jan. 31, 2010
One more week of the winter season is in the books with programs in all sports starting to gear towards their respective championship events. This week's ODAC Players of the Week include: Jessica Gibbs (LC), James Bell (LC), Tracilynn Babington (RMC), Nate Campbell (LC) and Jordan Burkholder (BC).
January 28, 2011
ODAC Podcast: January 28, 2011
Brad and J.J. spend some time focusing on men's and women's basketball with the glint of the upcoming tournament lingering ahead. Roanoke-area do-it-all media personality Dave Ross chimes in to speak of a new radio show beginning this weekend. R-MC women's hoops guard Maggie Roy also joins the podcast to talk about the Yellow Jackets.
January 24, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Jan. 24, 2010
A full week of action in the conference brought about several exciting outcomes from the past week, highlighted by some standout performances. Those earning ODAC Player of the Week recognition include: Becca Bolton (W&L), Colton Hunt (RAND), Tracilyn Babington (R-MC), David Kidd (VWC) and Olivia Mills (BC).
January 18, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Jan. 18, 2010
Men's and women's ndoor track and swimming rejoined men's and women's basketball in the growing list of sports active in the ODAC. This week's honorees are Maggie Roy (R-MC), Danny Jones (R-MC), Jocelyn Cassada (W&L), Cole Glasgow (W&L), and Marissa Thompson (W&L).
January 10, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Jan. 10, 2010
The majority of the ODAC basketball teams squared off against multiple league competitors in the first major week of competition in the new year. GC's Josh Pittman helped the Quakers to a 3-0 week, including a pair of ODAC wins, by averaging better than 20 points per game. Nicci Moats helped RC to a 2-0 week with a pair of double-doubles and game-winning lay-up.
January 7, 2011
ODAC Podcast: Men's and Women's Hoops
Men's and women's basketball was quick to return to action following the holiday break. Both the Bridgewater women 's and Washington and Lee men's teams have experienced early success this season. BC head coach Jean Willi and W&L mentor Adam Hutchinson join Brad and J.J. to talk about their programs and their views on the ODAC to this point in the schedule.
January 3, 2011
ODAC Players of the Week: Jan. 3, 2010
The calendar may have turned, but the change in year didn't have any effect on the high-caliber of play from the league's basketball teams. Harrison George helped the Tigers to a pair of wins over the holiday season, earning him a second weekly honor. Katy Wilson nearly notched a double-double in aiding the Generals' winning effort over Apprentice School.
December 22, 2010
ODAC Podcast: Turning the Calendar
The 2010 portion of the 2010-11 athletic season has all but come to close. Brad and J.J. take the time to close out the fall campaign, looking back on the run to the NCAA D-III title game experienced by Lynchburg College men's soccer. They also look at on this past weekend's Stagg Bowl in Salem, Va., and handicap the first month and a half of men's and women's hoops.
December 20, 2010
ODAC Players of the Week: Dec. 20, 2010
Basketball is the only ODAC sport on the docket for the next three weeks. Jordan Burkholder picked up her second honor as she averaged 20.7 points in helping the Eagles to three wins last week. Adam Desgain provided scoring punch off the bench in R-MC's win over Averett. He buried 11-of-15 from deep on the way to 33 points, tying ODAC and R-MC records.
December 13, 2010
ODAC Players of the Week: Dec. 13, 2010
ODAC athletics began to wind down for the holiday season over the past week, but basketball remained in action with several contests dotting the schedule. Eric Pugh knocked 13 three-pointers over two Randolph-Macon conference victories. Jazlyn Gibbs had two high-scoring games for the Quakers, including a 20-point night in a win over Averett.
December 6, 2010
ODAC Players of the Week: Dec. 6, 2010
Indoor track began its season over the weekend, but its stay amongst the league's activity is short with no meets scheduled until after the turn of the calendar. Swimming and basketball also remain in action. This week's winners (pictured; l-r, t-b) Jordan Burkholder (BC), Colton Hunt (RAND), Katie Salvati (W&L), Zander Tallman (W&L) and Ashley Allen (LC).
November 29, 2010
ODAC Players of the Week: Nov 29, 2010
Basketball remained in action over the holiday with several strong showings throughout the league. Harrison George helped lead H-SC to a pair of wins with a double-double and a career-best 34-point effort in his outings. Jenny Logan aided the Eagles in a 1-0 start to league play with 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting to go with six boards, three assists and two steals.
November 22, 2010
ODAC Players of the Week: Nov 22, 2010
Basketball completed its first full week of action, joining swimming in this week's list of weekly honors. R-MC's Danny Jones helped the Jackets to a 3-0 week. W&L's Meg Ingram aided in the Generals efforts towards a 1-1 week against a pair of ranked opponents. Elizabeth Buckley was a part of seven first place events for R-MC swimming.
November 4, 2010
W&L Tops ODAC Women's Hoops Poll
Washington and Lee University earned six first place votes on the way to 115 total points to top the 2010-11 ODAC Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll. Roanoke College collected 110 tallies and four top nods to take second, and Randolph-Macon College earned the final first place vote and 97 points in the annual coaches’ survey.
October 8, 2010
LaHaye Tabbed for Midcoast Sports Hall
R-MC's Carroll LaHaye will be inducted into the Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame, announced the organization on Thursday. The Midcoast Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding athletes from all eras of sports history in Midcoast, Maine. LaHaye attended high school (Medomak Valley) and college (University of Maine at Machias) in Maine.
August 2, 2010
Pyzik Returns to LC as Head Coach
Lynchburg director of athletics Dr. Jack Toms announced Monday that former LC standout Abby Pyzik '04 will return to the College as the head women's basketball coach. Pyzik has assisted at neighboring Washington & Lee the last two seasons, helping the Generals to their first ODAC title and NCAA Tournament bid in 2010.