For immediate release - 11/12/2015 - #175
Six Hornets earn All-ODAC Men's Soccer Honors
FOREST, VA - The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announced its men's soccer all-conference teams Thursday afternoon and Lynchburg College had six players honored. Fredy Flores and Nate Berning both earned first-team honors; Daniel Jobrack earned second-team accolades, while Ben Grossfuss, Earl Rimbey and Cory Budka rounded out the third-team.
Flores, a forward, was the main striker for the Hornets in just his second year. He led the team in points with 18 points which was fourth in the ODAC. Flores netted seven goals which also lead the team and tied for fourth in the conference.
Berning, a sophomore, was a vital part of a backline that was one of the best in the ODAC. He was a leader of the defense that allowed just 13 goals all season - the fewest in the conference - and was a part of a school tying record 10 shutouts.
Jobrack earned second-team honors in the midfield during his final season in a Hornet uniform. He found the back of the net twice and added three assists. He was an integral part of an experienced Hornet midfield, one of the best two-way units in the league.
Grossfuss, a junior forward, saw plenty of minutes both as a starter and as a reserve. He notched two goals and two assists on the season and is a pesky player who was able to draw fouls and frustrate the opposition.
Rimbey anchored the Hornet midfield and earned his third-straight recognition from the league's coaches. He was a two-way player who would win 50/50 balls with good ball control.
Budka, a junior goalkeeper, ranked third in the conference with just 13 goals allowed, second in goals against average (0.70), and third in save percentage with (.831). He also had a stretch of four-straight games in which he posted a shutout.
The Hornets finished the 2015 season with s 10-4-4 record and a 6-2-3 mark in conference play.