Forest, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's men's soccer team saw nine players earn All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honors, the league announced Thursday morning.
A league-high five Hornets -- junior midfielder Jack Ashby (Lewes, Del.), senior defender Austin Kues (High Point, N.C.), sophomore midfielder Ben Mackey (Leesburg, Va.), senior goalkeeper Dylan McLaurin (Stafford, Va.), and sophomore forward Abibi Osman (Dadaab, KENYA) -- earned spots on the first team.
Freshman forward Joey Daly (Raleigh, N.C.), sophomore defender Bhayle Kearns (Broad Run, Va.), and senior defender Ryan Pikunas (Chesterfield, Va.) all took second-team honors, while senior midfielder Dan Friedberg (Blacksburg, Va.) earned a third-team accolade and the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete award.
Lynchburg has seen at least four Hornets named to the first team each of the past three seasons, but it's only the seventh time in program history that Lynchburg has had five or more first-teamers.
The Hornets' nine all-conference honorees also matches a program record.
Ashby becomes a first-teamer after earning second-team honors in 2017. The team captain scored two goals, both game-winners, and made three assists.
Kues had another stellar campaign. The two-time first-teamer helped Lynchburg lead the league in scoring defense and also scored three goals and three assists. He was ODAC player of the week for the week leading up to October 15.
Mackey joins the first team after earning third-team honors in 2017. He led the team in goals with seven and also made also made three assists.
McLaurin earns his second-career first-team honor. The senior set Lynchburg's career record for goals-against average (0.57) and tied his own single-season record with just 10 goals allowed this season.
Osman had a tremendous start to the year, scoring five goals in the Hornets' first four matches. He dished out four helpers before injury cut his season short.
Daly broke into the starting lineup early in the year and had a fine season, scoring all three of his goals in ODAC play. He also made two assists.
Kearns, the league's rookie of the year and a third-teamer a year ago, moves up a team after another great season at outside back. He scored one goal and one assist.
Pikunas becomes a three-time All-ODAC honoree at outside back and also chipped in a goal.
A first-time All-ODAC performer, Friedberg finished his career with highs in goals (3) and assists (4).
Lynchburg played to a 13-2-2 record in 2018, reaching as high at No. 5 in the D3soccer.com national rankings, but did not receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III tournament.
The Hornets led the conference in goals-against average, shutouts, and assists.
League champion Washington and Lee swept the ODAC's superlatives as forward Dylan Ritch was player of the year, defender Jack Rawlins earns top rookie honors, and Mike Singleton was coach of the year.
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2018 All-ODAC Men's Soccer Awards
ODAC Player of the Year: Dylan Ritch, Sr., F, Washington and Lee
ODAC Coach of the Year: Mike Singleton, Washington and Lee
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Jack Rawlins, Fr., D, Washington and Lee
ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete: Dan Friedberg, Sr., M, Lynchburg
ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM
Thomas White Jr. Bridgewater
Abibi Osman So. Lynchburg
Adam Watson Sr. Randolph
Ricky Perrault Sr. Virginia Wesleyan
Dylan Ritch Sr. Washington and Lee
Michael Lyons Jr. Ferrum
Jack Ashby Jr. Lynchburg
Ben Mackey So. Lynchburg
Emmanuel Boamah Sr. Eastern Mennonite
Austin Kues Sr. Lynchburg
Jack Rawlins Fr. Washington and Lee
Dylan McLaurin Sr. Lynchburg
ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM
Joey Daly Fr. Lynchburg
Atticus Cooke Jr. Roanoke
Will Hamryka Sr. Washington and Lee
Leo Alcantara Jr. Bridgewater
Spell Carr Jr. Hampden-Sydney
Anthony Astruc Jr. Randolph-Macon
Philani Mlotshwa So. Roanoke
Oliver Dolberg Jr. Washington and Lee
Bhayle Kearns So. Lynchburg
Ryan Pikunas Sr. Lynchburg
Tim Leuenberger Fr. Roanoke
Quentin Boric Sr. Bridgewater
ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM
Dave Drafton Sr. Eastern Mennonite
Tyequis Stallins Sr. Emory & Henry
Liam Camilleri Fr. Roanoke
Dominic Powers Sr. Eastern Mennonite
Dan Friedberg Sr. Lynchburg
Viktor Dolberg Sr. Washington and Lee
Will Rowson Sr. Washington and Le0e
Jacob Heiston Sr. Bridgewater
Matthew Pagano Sr. Bridgewater
Frankie DiOrio Jr. Randolph
Jack Miller Sr. Washington and Lee
Michael Nyc Fr. Washington and Lee