March 7, 2011

ODAC Players of the Week

Thru Week Prior to: March 7, 2011

JOSEPH LUCAS, Bridgewater, Sophomore, Pitcher
Lucas, a sophomore from Waynesboro, Va., picks up his second weekly honor of the season. Lucas pitched a nine-inning complete game shutout in a victory over Hampden-Sydney on Saturday. He struck out eight and walked just one while surrendering only three hits in his time on the bump. He is now 2-2 on the season with a 2.33 ERA.

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SHAYNE PASKANIK, Virginia Wesleyan, Junior, Outfielder
Paskanik, a junior from Fredericksburg, Va., turned in an outstanding effort in a VWC sweep at Eastern Mennonite University. He was 5-for-5 in the opener, including a double and home run, the latter his second of the season. He followed that with a 2-for-4 showing in the second game to complete a three-game weekend with a .667 batting average. Paskanik ranks second among VWC hitters currently with a .407 batting average. He leads the Marlins with 22 hits.

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TIM GAVRICH, Washington and Lee, Senior
Gavrich, a senior from Avon, Conn., won the Pine Needles Invitational held at the Pine Needles Resort in Southern Pines, N.C., on Monday and Tuesday. He carded a +6 score of 76-72—148 to win the tournament by one stroke. It was his second individual win on the year after claiming the Virginia Intercollegiate held at the Wintergreen Resort in October. As a team, W&L finished seventh overall at the Pine Needles Invitational. Gavrich currently holds a 75.2 scoring average over 14 rounds played in 2010-11.

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JEFF KEATING, Roanoke, Junior, Attack
Keating, a junior from Chatham, N.J., led the Maroons to a 17-8 victory over Birmingham Southern College with a career-high six goals to go with one assist for seven total points. Keating did his damage on just eight shots. He also collected four groundballs and caused three turnovers on the Maroons' front line.

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WILL HALL, Washington and Lee, Senior, No. 1-3 Singles, No. 1 Doubles
Hall, a senior from Cape Elizabeth, Me., helped the Generals to a 4-0 week by notching a 3-0 record in singles and a 4-0 mark in doubles last week. In an 8-1 win over Lynchburg on Thursday, Hall posted a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles then teamed with junior Mac Davis to notch an 8-3 victory at No. 1 doubles. In a 9-0 win over Randolph-Macon on Friday, Hall logged a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles and an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles while playing with Davis. On Saturday, he posted a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles and an 8-0 win with Davis at No. 1 doubles in a 5-0 win over Virginia Wesleyan and registered an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles in a 5-0 win over Emory & Henry. For the year, Hall has recorded a 5-4 singles mark and a 10-2 doubles record.

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KATIE BRUCE, Lynchburg, Senior, Pitcher
Bruce, a senior from Lanexa, Va., earned two victories this weekend at the Beach Blast Tournament hosted by Virginia Wesleyan College. Bruce worked 6.2 innings Friday in a 6-5 win against Rowan, allowing just one run with five strikeouts while scattering two hits and one walk. Bruce registered a complete-game 4-0 shutout victory against Stevenson University in the opener on Saturday, allowing just three hits and one walk with five strikeouts.

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BRENAE PETTIT, Virginia Wesleyan, Junior, Outfielder
Pettit, a junior from Onancock, Va., helped the Marlins to a 3-1 showing at the Beach Blast Tournament at the dish and with her legs. Pettit rapped six hits in eight at bats for a .750 batting average. She collected a pair of multi-hit games amongst the four, recording at least one hit in each contest. She scored four runs and drove in four others. She also stole three bases, including a pair in the Marlins 4-1 win over Old Westbury.

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GINA VALLES, Roanoke, Senior, Midfielder
Valles, a senior from South Windsor, Conn., became Roanoke's all-time leader in points with her 299th tally in a win over Hollins last week. The two-time ODAC Player of Year helped that Maroons to their first conference win of the season with four goals and six assists. She also collected eight groundballs, secured six draw controls, and caused three turnovers from her midfield post. Valles is currently third on the ODAC's all-time scoring list, needing just four points to move into the second position.

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CHRISTINA DOUGLAS, Washington and Lee, Sophomore, No. 1 Singles, No. 2 Doubles
Douglas, a sophomore from Fayetteville, N.Y., helped Washington and Lee to a trio of ODAC wins over the weekend, surrendering just three points in No. 1 singels and No. 2 doubles action. She and teammate Kerry Cotter topped Randolph-Macon's #2 duo, 8-1, followed by victories over Emory & Henry (8-0) and Virginia Wesleyan (8-2). She also won from the top singles spot against the Wasps, topping Ashley Wingate 6-0, 6-0. She was also leading VWC's Saida Bennou, 5-0, when the Marlin retired in-set.

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