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
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 www.odaconline.com.
2010 ALL-ODAC FIELD HOCKEY TEAMS
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
|ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM|
|Erin Clare Cassidy||Senior||Defender||Randolph-Macon|
|Vanessa Landis||Senior||Defender||Eastern Mennonite|
|Emmy Mathews||Senior||Midfielder||Washington and Lee|
|Hailee Rittle||Senior||Midfielder||Eastern Mennonite|
|Kelly Tran||Senior||Attack||Washington and Lee|
|ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM|
|Taylor Lober||Freshman||Midfielder||Virginia Wesleyan|
|Jennie Norcini||Senior||Defender||Washington and Lee|
|Morgan Spicher||Freshman||Defender||Eastern Mennonite|
|Alexandra St. Pierre||Junior||Midfielder||Sweet Briar|
|Tara White||Junior||Defender||Virginia Wesleyan|
|ALL-ODAC HONORABLE MENTION|
|Evan Bunting||Sophomore||Defender||Virginia Wesleyan|
|Lindsay Eneguess||Senior||Midfielder||Sweet Briar|
|Riley Hampsch||Freshman||Defender||Washington and Lee|
|Kirsten Olson||Freshman||Goalkeeper||Virginia Wesleyan|