Milks, Carper Head Field Hockey Awards

Milks, Carper Head Field Hockey Awards

EMU’s Spicher, W&L’s Mathews also Honored

FOREST, Va. --- Lynchburg College placed three student-athletes on the All-ODAC First Team and earned one of the four major awards as part of the 2010 All-ODAC Field Hockey Awards.  Hornets’ midfielder Shelly Milks was named the ODAC Player of the Year.  Randolph-Macon College head coach, Crystal Carper, earned the ODAC Coach of the Year award.  Eastern Mennonite University’s Morgan Spicher was tabbed the ODAC Rookie of the Year, and Washington and Lee University’s Emmy Mathews was selected as the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete.

Milks, a sophomore from Gloucester, Va., adds this honor to a second team award in 2009.  Milks helped lead the Hornets to their fifth straight and ODAC-best 14th overall conference field hockey title in 2010.  She and the Hornets open play in the NCAA Division III Tournament on Wednesday at Christopher Newport.  Milks was a key cog on both sides of the field for LC.  She ranked third on the team with 29 points on 10 goals and nine assists.  Her midfield play helped jumpstart the ODAC’s top offense to the tune of 79 goals and 4.16 tallies per game.  Milks registered at least one point in 12-of-19 games played.

Carper enjoys her first ODAC top coaching honor in six seasons at Randolph-Macon.  The 2010 Yellow Jackets tied a program record for wins with 13 on the way their first ODAC title game appearance since 1998.  Carper, who has now won 61 games during her tenure in Ashland, has led R-MC to six straight ODAC tournaments, including this season’s second seed upon entry into the postseason.

Spicher, a freshman from Belleville, Pa., is the first EMU winner of the ODAC’s best rookie award since Jonalyn Denlinger in 2002.  The Royals’ defender helped solidify EMU’s back line in her 13 games played.  She recorded a pair of defensive saves and made her way forward for one assist.  She helped lead the Royals to a semifinal appearance in this year’s postseason tournament.

Mathews, a senior from Baltimore, Md., won this same award as a member of the Generals’ women’s lacrosse team in 2010.  In the classroom, she boasts a 3.887 grade point average as a Philosophy and Business Administration major.  She is a multiple honoree as a W&L scholar as well as a member of the All-ODAC Academic Team.  Three times she has been named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Team.  On the field, Mathews is a former ODAC Rookie of the Year (2007) and is now a two-time All-ODAC First Team honoree following her selection to that squad this season. 

Listed below are the complete 2010 All-ODAC Field Hockey Teams.  For more information, visit the websites of any of the participating schools, or go to the ODAC’s home on the Internet at

ODAC Player of the Year:
Shelly Milks, Lynchburg
ODAC Coach of the Year: Crystal Carper, Randolph-Macon
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Morgan Spicher, Eastern Mennonite
ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Emmy Mathews, Washington and Lee

Erin Clare Cassidy Senior Defender Randolph-Macon
Kalah Hess Senior Midfielder Bridgewater
Monica Jenkins Senior Midfielder Randolph-Macon
Vanessa Landis Senior Defender Eastern Mennonite
Emmy Mathews Senior Midfielder Washington and Lee
Shelly Milks Sophomore Midfielder Lynchburg
Hailee Rittle Senior Midfielder Eastern Mennonite
Kelly Tran Senior Attack Washington and Lee
Taylor Waddell Junior Goalkeeper Bridgewater
Amanda Wain Junior Midfielder Lynchburg
Jenny Weir Senior Attack Lynchburg
Jennifer Bateman Sophomore Defender Bridgewater
Joan Burleson Sophomore Defender Bridgewater
Tiffany Frye Junior Goalkeeper Lynchburg
Caitlin Gibb Senior Defender Lynchburg
Kendall Lam Senior Midfielder Randolph-Macon
Taylor Lober Freshman Midfielder Virginia Wesleyan
Mary McCarthy Senior Attack Randolph-Macon
Jennie Norcini Senior Defender Washington and Lee
Lee Sheldon Junior Midfielder Roanoke
Morgan Spicher Freshman Defender Eastern Mennonite
Alexandra St. Pierre Junior Midfielder Sweet Briar
Tara White Junior Defender Virginia Wesleyan
Evan Bunting Sophomore Defender Virginia Wesleyan
Lindsay Eneguess Senior Midfielder Sweet Briar
Riley Hampsch Freshman Defender Washington and Lee
Brianna Jacques Senior Attack Bridgewater
Lindsay Leonard Sophomore Attack Lynchburg
Kristina Morris Junior Midfielder Lynchburg
Kirsten Olson Freshman Goalkeeper Virginia Wesleyan
Lauren Seal Freshman Attack Randolph-Macon