ODAC Football News Archive
2017-18 ODAC Women's Lacrosse News
|February 19, 2018
Spring sports are nearly in full action, even with the weather playing games with the past week's schedules. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured, l-r, t-b): Kelly Williams from Randolph-Macon women's basketball, Clayton Murtha from Washington and Lee men's basketball, Annie McCorry from Shenandoah women's lacrosse, Garritt Schwarz from Roanoke men's lacrosse, Shep Sims from W&L men's indoor track, Lindsey Baxter from RC women's indoor track, Connor Faint from Eastern Mennonite men's indoor track, Amber Celen from Bridgewater women's indoor track, Leslie Bourgeois from Lynchburg softball, Austin Batten from BC baseball, Hannah Hull from Virginia Wesleyan softball, Colin Selby from R-MC baseball, and Michelle Fleenor from W&L women's tennis.
|February 6, 2018
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.
|July 6, 2017
Former Muhlenberg assistant Rachael Bragg has been named the new head women's lacrosse coach at Bridgewater College.
2016-17 ODAC Women's Lacrosse Standings
|June 1, 2017
Virginia Wesleyan University has turned to an experienced head coach to lead its women's lacrosse program with the announcement of 2017 USA South Coach of the Year Kendyl Clarkson as the new Marlin mentor.
|May 27, 2017
First-year midfielder Alexandria Fitzpatrick scored with 4.7 seconds remaining in the first half of the second overtime, as The College of New Jersey, the nation's top-ranked team, defeated the second-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team, 5-4, on Saturday at Kerr Stadium in the NCAA Semifinals.
|May 21, 2017
Senior attacker Hayley Soutter (McLean, Va. / Langley) scored with 1:24 remaining in overtime to lead the Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team to a 7-6 victory over William Smith in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Sunday afternoon at Watt Field.
2015-16 ODAC Women's Lacrosse News
|May 31, 2016
Sweet Briar College athletic director Teresa Boylan has announced the hiring of Meredith Newman ’09, as the new head coach of the Vixen lacrosse program. Newman will return to Sweet Briar from Augustana College in Illinois, where she headed the women’s lacrosse program for the last two seasons.
|May 27, 2016
Roanoke College attacker Claire Feeney headlines ODAC honorees by the IWLCA as the 2016 ODAC Player of the Year earned recognition as a Third Team All-American. Feeney was the lone conference athlete to pick up All-America laurels, but she is one of seven to receive all-region accolades.
|May 14, 2016
Senior attacker Katherine Doraty scored five goals to lead the Mount Union women's lacrosse team to an 11-10 win over 17th-ranked Washington and Lee in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Tylus Field at Franklin & Marshall.
2014-15 ODAC Women's Lacrosse News
|August 20, 2015
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2014-15 ODAC Sportsmanship Teams in each of the 17 winter and spring sports sponsored by the conference. This marks the sixth year the league has recognized these fine student-athletes for their excellence in sportsmanship.
|May 16, 2015
The 17th-ranked Fredonia women's lacrosse team used a three-goal run in the second half to pull away for a 9-5 win over 10th-ranked Washington and Lee on Saturday afternoon in the regional round of the NCAA Division III Tournament at Tylus Field.
|May 10, 2015
Junior attacker Melissa Coggins tallied five points on two goals and three assists in the 10th-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team's 18-4 victory over Sewanee in second round action of the 2015 NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament at Watt Field on Sunday.
2013-14 ODAC Women's Lacrosse News
|May 19, 2014
Guilford College attack E'leyna Garcia and Washington and Lee University attack Margaret Klein and defender Leanne Stone highlight the ODAC's contingent of honored student-athletes by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. Each standout earned IWLCA Third Team All-American accolades, while nine other players earned IWLCA All-Chesapeake Region laurels.
|May 17, 2014
Fourth-ranked TCNJ used a 9-5 lead in the first half to pull ahead of the 12th-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team and claim a 13-7 win over the Generals on Saturday afternoon in the NCAA Division III Tournament regional round at Pratt Field.
|May 10, 2014
The 12th-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team advanced to the regional round of the NCAA Tournament after posting a 13-5 victory over the Denison Big Red on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field. With the win, W&L (17-2) has tied the program's record for wins in a season.
2012-13 ODAC Women's Lacrosse News
|May 8, 2013
Ninth-ranked York (Pa.) used a 10-4 lead in the first half to pull well ahead of the Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team and claim a 13-6 win on Wednesday in NCAA Division III Tournament first round action at Kinsley Field.
|May 7, 2013
Guilford attack E'leyna Garcia headlines the 2013 ODAC Women's Lacrosse All-Conference awards as she was tabbed the ODAC Player of the Year. Washington and Lee mentor Brooke O'Brien earned ODAC Coach of the Year honors, while Lynchburg midfielder Katherine Francis received ODAC Rookie of the Year accolades. Randolph-Macon midfielder Rachel Johnsen garned ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete laurels for the second straight year.
|May 5, 2013
Four ODAC schools will continue their seasons into the NCAA postseason this week as first round competition begins in the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Lacrosse Tournaments. Washington and Lee will be the conference's lone participant on the women's side, while the Generals are joined by Roanoke and Lynchburg in the men's bracket. Opening games in both tourneys begin on Wednesday.
2011-12 Women's Lacrosse News
|May 24, 2012
Washington and Lee's Christina Benedetti was selected as a Second Team All-American by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). The Generals' senior, who also garnered ODAC Player of the Year honors earlier this month, heads a list of nine ODAC players that earned recognition on the All-Chesapeake Region Teams.
|May 15, 2012
Washington and Lee's Christina Benedetti headlines the 2012 All-ODAC Women's Lacrosse Teams as she was named Player of the Year. Guilford's Matthew Grosso earned Coach of the Year accolades, and Roanoke's Darragh Evarts was tabbed the Rookie of the Year. Randolph-Macon's Rachel Johnsen was named the ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete.
|May 9, 2012
Mary Washington scored the first nine goals of the second half to produce a 16-8 victory over Washington and Lee in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at the Battleground Athletic Complex. W&L season comes to a close with a 15-5 overall record, having won its 13th ODAC title.
2010-11 Women's Lacrosse News
|May 27, 2011
Four ODAC student-athletes were named All-Americans by the IWLCA on Friday. W&L's Emmy Mathews, LC's Christina Tran, and RC's Gina Valles (pictured) were tabbed to the second team, while the Generals' Wilton Megargel was selected to the third team.
|May 14, 2011
A late second-half rally came up short as the No. 15 Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team fell to No. 5 Salisbury, 13-12, on Saturday afternoon at Sea Gull Stadium in Salisbury. With the loss, the Generals end their season with a 15-5 overall record.
|May 11, 2011
The No. 15 Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team earned its first NCAA Tournament win since the 2006 season as it defeated Christopher Newport University, 15-6, in first round action on Wednesday afternoon at Watt Field. The Generals head to Salisbury on Saturday for their second round contest.
2009-10 Women's Lacrosse News
|May 27, 2010
Roanoke midfielder Gina Valles earned her second All-America award in as many seasons through an annual vote by the Intercollegiate Womens Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). The only ODAC student-athlete on the list, Valles improved upon her 2009 second team showing as she was named to the 2010 IWLCA All-America First Team.
|May 12, 2010
Washington and Lee University saw its comeback bid fall a goal short as the Generals fell to Elizabethtown College, 13-12, in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament. Washington and Lee trailed 13-9 with just under eight minutes to play, but went on a 3-0 run to pull within one with 2:43 to go, one short of forcing overtime.
|May 9, 2010
Washington and Lee will be the only representative from the ODAC in the 2010 NCAA Division III Womens Lacrosse Tournament, as announced in the tourneys selection show on Sunday evening. The Generals, ranked 15th in the nation, defeated Lynchburg, 14-6, to claim its 11th conference crown. W&L opens with Elizabethtown in the NCAA first round.
2008-09 Women's Lacrosse News
|May 27, 2009
Sophomore midfielder Gina Valles added to her post-season accolades as she was named to the 2009 IWLCA Div. III All-America Second-Team. She is the sixth player this decade and the first since Katlyn Scarlett (2007) to receive this honor.
|May 26, 2009
The IWLCA recently announced its 2009 Division III All-America teams and Washington and Lee senior midfielder Kelsi Robinson garnered third-team laurels.
|May 9, 2009
No. 7 Gettysburg defeated #17 Roanoke, 15-6, in game two of the NCAA Div. III Womens Lacrosse Regional Semifinals Saturday afternoon at Lions Field. The Maroons end their season with a 16-5 record.
2007-08 Women's Lacrosse News
|September 2, 2008
Washington and Lee added a couple top individual awards to their sixth straight ODAC Womens Lacrosse Championship with Kat Michaels being named Player of the Year and Brooke Diamond receiving Coach of Year honors.
|April 19, 2008
ODAC Womens Lacrosse Tournament Set
|April 5, 2008
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced the pairings for the 2008 Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament and Washington and Lee earned a first-round bye. The Generals will play the winner of Amherst and Endicott at Franklin & Marshall on Sat., May 10.
2006-07 Women's Lacrosse News
|June 26, 2007
Washington and Lee Interim Athletic Director Chuck O'Connell has announced the appointment of Brooke Diamond as head women's lacrosse coach and assistant professor of physical education. Diamond will begin her duties effective July 1.
|April 30, 2007
In its 258-year history, Washington and Lee University has appointed only six athletic directors. The seventh, announced April 24, will be the first woman to hold the position. Janine Hathorn, who has been assistant director of athletics at W&L since 2002 and womens lacrosse coach since 1987, will start her new position July 1, 2007.
|April 29, 2007
Junior midfielder Megan Slosson recorded five goals and junior goalkeeper SarahTilbor registered a season-high 13 saves as top-seeded and 20th-ranked Washington and Lee won its fifth-straight ODAC Championship with a 10-4 victory over third-seeded Roanoke in the finals of the ODAC Women's Lacrosse Tournament on Sunday afternoon at Watt Field.