Field hockey lands four on all-region teams

IMages of the two first-team all-region players, Nikki Simpao and Jackie Lerro, flanking text that reads NFHCA first-team all-region

Gilbert, Ariz. -- The National Field Hockey Coaches Association recognized four University of Lynchburg field hockey players on its All-South Region teams, the organization announced Wednesday morning.

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference champions saw two players -- sophomore forward Jackie Lerro (Royersford, Pa.) and senior forward Nikki Simpao (Stafford, Va.) -- on the first team, and the second team included two more in sophomore defender Alexis Brown (Culpeper, Va.) and senior midfielder Kayla Copeman (Williamsburg, Va.).

RELATED: 2018 Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-Region Teams

Lerro moves up to the region's first team after earning second-team honors as a freshman. The speedy sophomore tallied 19 goals and 12 assists, ranking in the top 50 nationally in both categories. She was also a first-team All-ODAC selection and earned a spot on the all-tournament team.

Simpao takes her fourth-career first-team all-region accolade as she ranked second in Division III with 22 assists, a single-season school record, and fourth nationally in points with 68. Her 23 goals also led the ODAC, earning her a second-career conference player of the year. She broke the league record with six assists in the conference championship game and was included on the all-tournament team. Simpao also set the program's career assists record (57) this season, and she finished her career third on Lynchburg's all-time points leaderboard with 223.

Brown piles the region award onto a hefty stack from this season, including first-team all-conference and ODAC all-tournament team recognitions. She scored two goals and an assist and helped the Hornets secure six shutouts on the year.

Copeman earns her first-ever all-region honor, finishing a spectacular career with a flourish. Moving from forward to midfield prior to the season, she still finished with eight goals and eight assists while aiding one of the best defensive units in the region. A four-time All-ODAC honoree, she was a first-time first-teamer as a senior.

Lynchburg finished the season 16-6, winning the program's 19th Old Dominion Athletic Conference title and claiming an NCAA tournament victory for the first time since 2012. The Hornets rode a 12-game win streak into the second round of the national championship before falling 1-0 to No. 3 Rowan. The team received votes in the latest NFHCA coaches poll.

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Tue Jan 01
Final
73 Averett
87 Lynchburg
Sat Jan 05
Final
42 Lynchburg
53 at East. Mennonite
Sat Jan 05
Final
89 Lynchburg
75 at Shenandoah
Mon Jan 07
Final
69 Washington and Lee
75 Lynchburg
Wed Jan 09
Final
50 Hollins
66 Lynchburg
Wed Jan 09
Final
87 No. 22 Lynchburg
73 at Emory & Henry
Sat Jan 12
Final
59 Lynchburg
63 at No. 21 Emory & Henry
Sat Jan 12
Final
66 Va. Wesleyan
68 No. 22 Lynchburg
Wed Jan 16
Final
76 Guilford
85 Lynchburg
Thu Jan 17
Final
82 No. 17 Lynchburg
79 at Washington and Lee
Fri Jan 18
vs. VMI Keydet Invitational
@ Lexington, Va.
Sat Jan 19
vs. VMI Keydet Invitational
@ Lexington, Va.
Sat Jan 19
Final
77 Lynchburg
68 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Sat Jan 19
Final - OT
78 No. 17 Lynchburg
66 at East. Mennonite
Wed Jan 23
Final
66 Lynchburg
55 at Randolph
Wed Jan 23
Final - OT
88 Guilford
82 No. 14 Lynchburg
Track Suits & Sneakers Game
Fri Jan 25
vs. Liberty University Kickoff
@ Lynchburg, Va.
Sat Jan 26
vs. Liberty University Kickoff
@ Lynchburg, Va.
Sat Jan 26
Final
65 Roanoke
77 Lynchburg
Alumni Day
Sat Jan 26
Final
70 No. 12 Randolph-Macon
64 No. 14 Lynchburg
Alumni Day/Coaches vs. Cancer Week
Wed Jan 30
Final - OT
61 Emory & Henry
59 Lynchburg
Wed Jan 30
Final
56 No. 21 Lynchburg
78 at Roanoke
Sat Feb 02
vs. At The Last Minute Invitational
@ Roanoke College, Salem, Va. Note schedule change
Sat Feb 02
Final
80 Bridgewater (Va.)
77 No. 21 Lynchburg
Wed Feb 06
Final
67 Lynchburg
63 at Ferrum
Wed Feb 06
Final
76 Lynchburg
64 at Ferrum
Fri Feb 08
vs. VMI Winter Relays
@ Lexington, Va.
Fri Feb 08
Final
7 No. 6 Texas Christian
1 Lynchburg
Sat Feb 09
vs. VMI Winter Relays
@ Lexington, Va.
Sat Feb 09
Final
11 No. 2 Salisbury
9 No. 16 Lynchburg
Sat Feb 09
Final - 5 innings
11 Lynchburg
0 at Methodist
Note time change
Sat Feb 09
Final
61 East. Mennonite
68 Lynchburg
Play4Kay Game
Sat Feb 09
Final - 5 innings
9 Lynchburg
1 at Methodist
Sat Feb 09
Final
70 Shenandoah
96 Lynchburg
Senior Day
Sun Feb 10
t-6th/8
at Randolph IHSA
Wed Feb 13
Final
72 Lynchburg
78 at Roanoke
Wed Feb 13
Final
91 Lynchburg
80 at Hampden-Sydney
Fri Feb 15
vs. Virginia Tech Challenge
@ Blacksburg, Va.
Sat Feb 16
vs. Virginia Tech Challenge
@ Blacksburg, Va.
Sat Feb 16
6th/8
at Bridgewater IHSA
Sat Feb 16
Final
11 No. 17 Lynchburg
8 at No. 19 Franklin & Marshall
Sat Feb 16
Final
2 Lynchburg
0 at Maryville (Tenn.)
Sat Feb 16
Final
57 Shenandoah
49 Lynchburg
Senior Day | CODE RED Game
Sat Feb 16
Final
1 Lynchburg
9 at Maryville (Tenn.)
Sun Feb 17
Cancelled
Lynchburg
at Maryville (Tenn.)
Tue Feb 19
Final
4 Lynchburg
5 at Averett
Moved from Feb. 20
Thu Feb 21
8:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. Game 6 - ODAC Quarterfinals
Fri Feb 22
2:00 PM
Ferrum
Lynchburg
Fri Feb 22
8:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Washington and Lee
@ Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. Game 6 - ODAC Quarterfinals
Sat Feb 23
at Hollins IHSA
Sat Feb 23
Cancelled
Olivet
vs. Lynchburg
@ Cary, N.C. Grand Slam Triangle Classic
Sat Feb 23
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
vs. Penn St.-Behrend
@ Fayetteville, N.C. Armstrong/Diamond Invitational
Sat Feb 23
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at No. 8 Mary Washington
Sat Feb 23
1:00 PM
No. 8 Cabrini
No. 15 Lynchburg
Sat Feb 23
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Sat Feb 23
Cancelled
No. 5 Rowan
vs. Lynchburg
@ Cary, N.C. Grand Slam Triangle Classic
Sat Feb 23
5:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Rutgers-Camden
@ Fayetteville, N.C. Armstrong/Diamond Invitational
Sun Feb 24
vs. ODAC Indoor Championships
@ Roanoke College, Salem, Va.
Sun Feb 24
10 a.m.
Lynchburg IHSA
Sun Feb 24
Cancelled
Lynchburg
vs. Emory
@ Cary, N.C. Grand Slam Triangle Classic
Sun Feb 24
Cancelled
Lynchburg
vs. Greensboro
@ Cary, N.C. Grand Slam Triangle Classic
Sun Feb 24
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Methodist
Armstrong/Diamond Invitational
Fri Mar 01
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Guilford
Sat Mar 02
vs. Roanoke Last Chance Qualifier
@ Salem, Va.
Sat Mar 02
10:00 AM
St. Mary's (Md.)
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
10:00 AM
St. Mary's (Md.)
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
12:00 PM
Geneva
Lynchburg
Suicide Awareness Day
Sat Mar 02
12:00 PM
Penn St.-Harrisburg
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at York (Pa.)
One Love Foundation Game
Sat Mar 02
1:00 PM
Frostburg St.
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
2:00 PM
Guilford
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
2:00 PM
Geneva
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
3:00 PM
Penn St.-Harrisburg
Lynchburg
Sun Mar 03
12:00 PM
York (Pa.)
Lynchburg
Sun Mar 03
12:00 PM
York (Pa.)
Lynchburg
Sun Mar 03
1:00 PM
Penn St.-Harrisburg
Lynchburg
Mon Mar 04
Hill City Invitational, Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, Va. -- Day 1
Tue Mar 05
Hill City Invitational, Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, Va. -- Day 2
Tue Mar 05
2:00 PM
Salem
Lynchburg
Tue Mar 05
2:00 PM
William Peace
Lynchburg
Tue Mar 05
3:00 PM
William Peace
Lynchburg
Tue Mar 05
4:00 PM
Salem
Lynchburg
Wed Mar 06
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at William Peace
Wed Mar 06
4:00 PM
Gwynedd Mercy
Lynchburg
Fri Mar 08
vs. NCAA Division III Indoor Championships
@ Boston, Mass.
Fri Mar 08
vs. UNCW Seahawk Invitational
@ Wilmington, N.C.
Fri Mar 08
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Salem
Sat Mar 09
vs. NCAA Division III Indoor Championships
@ Boston, Mass.
Sat Mar 09
vs. UNCW Seahawk Invitational
@ Wilmington, N.C.
Sat Mar 09
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. TCNJ
@ Salisbury, Md. Salisbury Invitational
Sat Mar 09
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Mar 09
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Sat Mar 09
1:00 PM
Columbia (S.C.)
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 09
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. TCNJ
@ Salisbury, Md. Salisbury Invitational
Sat Mar 09
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sun Mar 10
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. Gordon
@ Hilton Head Invitational, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Sun Mar 10
12:00 PM
Cortland
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salisbury, Md. Salisbury Invitational
Sun Mar 10
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Elizabethtown
@ U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Sparks, Md.
Sun Mar 10
2:00 PM
Cortland
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salisbury, Md. Salisbury Invitational
Mon Mar 11
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Salisbury
Mon Mar 11
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Salisbury
Tue Mar 12
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. Milligan
@ Hilton Head Invitational, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Tue Mar 12
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. Milligan
@ Hilton Head Invitational, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Tue Mar 12
10:00 AM
Lynchburg
vs. Swarthmore
@ Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex, Clearwater, Fla.
Tue Mar 12
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Mary Washington
Thu Mar 14
vs. Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational
@ Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Thu Mar 14
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. Mount Union
@ Hilton Head Invitational, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Thu Mar 14
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. Mount Union
@ Hilton Head Invitational, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Thu Mar 14
2:30 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Thu Mar 14
4:30 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Thu Mar 14
7:00 PM
Meredith
vs. Lynchburg
@ Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex, Clearwater, Fla.
Fri Mar 15
vs. Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational
@ Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Fri Mar 15
8:30 PM
Lynchburg
at Stevenson
Mustang Classic
Sat Mar 16
vs. Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational
@ Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Sat Mar 16
12:00 PM
East. Mennonite
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 16
1:30 PM
Mary Washington
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 16
3:00 PM
East. Mennonite
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 16
3:30 PM
Mary Washington
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 16
6:15 PM
Wesleyan (Conn.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Stevenson University, Owings Mills, Md. Mustang Classic
Tue Mar 19
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Wed Mar 20
3:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney
Lynchburg
CODE RED Game
Wed Mar 20
5:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Wed Mar 20
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Thu Mar 21
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Mary Baldwin
Fri Mar 22
Dr. Jack M. Toms Alumni Invitational
Fri Mar 22
3:00 PM
Tufts
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 23
Dr. Jack M. Toms Alumni Invitational
Sat Mar 23
at University of Virginia IHSA
Sat Mar 23
12:00 PM
Ferrum
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 23
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
Lynchburg
Military Appreciation Day
Sat Mar 23
2:00 PM
Averett
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 23
3:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 23
3:00 PM
Ferrum
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 23
7:00 PM
Randolph
Lynchburg
HEADstrong Foundation Game
Sun Mar 24
at IHSA Regionals at University of Virginia
Sun Mar 24
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hampden-Sydney
Tue Mar 26
3:00 PM
Randolph
Lynchburg
Tue Mar 26
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Mar 26
5:00 PM
Randolph
Lynchburg
Wed Mar 27
5:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Thu Mar 28
3:00 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
Lynchburg
Thu Mar 28
3:00 PM
Averett
Lynchburg
Fri Mar 29
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Sat Mar 30
at McDaniel Spring Invitational, The Bridges GC, Abbottstown, Pa. -- Day 1
Sat Mar 30
vs. Blue & Silver Challenge
@ Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Va.
Sat Mar 30
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory & Henry
Sat Mar 30
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Sat Mar 30
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Sat Mar 30
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Sat Mar 30
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Sat Mar 30
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory & Henry
Sat Mar 30
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Sun Mar 31
at McDaniel Spring Invitational, The Bridges GC, Abbottstown, Pa. -- Day 2
Sun Mar 31
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Sun Mar 31
1:30 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory & Henry
Sun Mar 31
1:30 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory & Henry
Sun Mar 31
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Tue Apr 02
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Tue Apr 02
7:00 PM
Ferrum
Lynchburg
Wed Apr 03
3:00 PM
Guilford
Lynchburg
Wed Apr 03
3:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
Lynchburg
Wed Apr 03
5:00 PM
Guilford
Lynchburg
Wed Apr 03
6:00 PM
Roanoke
Lynchburg
Thu Apr 04
vs. Colonial Relays
@ College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
Fri Apr 05
at Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate, Paradise Point GC, Camp Lejeune, N.C. -- Day 1
Fri Apr 05
vs. Colonial Relays
@ College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
Fri Apr 05
3:30 PM
Va. Wesleyan
Lynchburg
Fri Apr 05
7:00 PM
Roanoke
Lynchburg
Sat Apr 06
at Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate, Paradise Point GC, Camp Lejeune, N.C. -- Day 2
Sat Apr 06
vs. Colonial Relays
@ College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
Sat Apr 06
vs. IHSA Zones at University of Virginia
@ University of Virginia
Sat Apr 06
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Sat Apr 06
1:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
Lynchburg
CODE RED Day | Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day
Sat Apr 06
1:00 PM
Ferrum
Lynchburg
Sat Apr 06
2:30 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Sat Apr 06
3:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
Lynchburg
Sat Apr 06
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Sun Apr 07
at Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate, Paradise Point GC, Camp Lejeune, N.C. -- Day 3
Tue Apr 09
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Tue Apr 09
3:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
Lynchburg
Thu Apr 11
3:00 PM
Randolph
Lynchburg
Thu Apr 11
5:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Thu Apr 11
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Thu Apr 11
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
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Sat Feb 16
Final
2 Lynchburg
0 at Maryville (Tenn.)
Sat Feb 16
Final
1 Lynchburg
9 at Maryville (Tenn.)
Sun Feb 17
Cancelled
Lynchburg
at Maryville (Tenn.)
Tue Feb 19
Final
4 Lynchburg
5 at Averett
Moved from Feb. 20
Sat Feb 23
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
vs. Penn St.-Behrend
@ Fayetteville, N.C. Armstrong/Diamond Invitational
Sat Feb 23
5:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Rutgers-Camden
@ Fayetteville, N.C. Armstrong/Diamond Invitational
Sun Feb 24
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Methodist
Armstrong/Diamond Invitational
Sat Mar 02
12:00 PM
Penn St.-Harrisburg
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
3:00 PM
Penn St.-Harrisburg
Lynchburg
Sun Mar 03
1:00 PM
Penn St.-Harrisburg
Lynchburg
Tue Mar 05
2:00 PM
William Peace
Lynchburg
Wed Mar 06
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at William Peace
Sat Mar 09
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Mar 09
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Tue Mar 12
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Mary Washington
Sat Mar 16
12:00 PM
East. Mennonite
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 16
3:00 PM
East. Mennonite
Lynchburg
Wed Mar 20
3:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney
Lynchburg
CODE RED Game
Fri Mar 22
3:00 PM
Tufts
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 23
12:00 PM
Ferrum
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 23
3:00 PM
Ferrum
Lynchburg
Tue Mar 26
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Thu Mar 28
3:00 PM
Averett
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 30
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory & Henry
Sat Mar 30
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory & Henry
Wed Apr 03
3:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
Lynchburg
Sat Apr 06
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Sat Apr 06
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Tue Apr 09
3:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
Lynchburg
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Tue Jan 01
Final
73 Averett
87 Lynchburg
Sat Jan 05
Final
89 Lynchburg
75 at Shenandoah
Wed Jan 09
Final
87 No. 22 Lynchburg
73 at Emory & Henry
Sat Jan 12
Final
66 Va. Wesleyan
68 No. 22 Lynchburg
Thu Jan 17
Final
82 No. 17 Lynchburg
79 at Washington and Lee
Sat Jan 19
Final - OT
78 No. 17 Lynchburg
66 at East. Mennonite
Wed Jan 23
Final - OT
88 Guilford
82 No. 14 Lynchburg
Track Suits & Sneakers Game
Sat Jan 26
Final
70 No. 12 Randolph-Macon
64 No. 14 Lynchburg
Alumni Day/Coaches vs. Cancer Week
Wed Jan 30
Final
56 No. 21 Lynchburg
78 at Roanoke
Sat Feb 02
Final
80 Bridgewater (Va.)
77 No. 21 Lynchburg
Wed Feb 06
Final
76 Lynchburg
64 at Ferrum
Sat Feb 09
Final
70 Shenandoah
96 Lynchburg
Senior Day
Wed Feb 13
Final
91 Lynchburg
80 at Hampden-Sydney
Thu Feb 21
8:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. Game 6 - ODAC Quarterfinals
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Sat Jan 05
Final
42 Lynchburg
53 at East. Mennonite
Mon Jan 07
Final
69 Washington and Lee
75 Lynchburg
Wed Jan 09
Final
50 Hollins
66 Lynchburg
Sat Jan 12
Final
59 Lynchburg
63 at No. 21 Emory & Henry
Wed Jan 16
Final
76 Guilford
85 Lynchburg
Sat Jan 19
Final
77 Lynchburg
68 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Wed Jan 23
Final
66 Lynchburg
55 at Randolph
Sat Jan 26
Final
65 Roanoke
77 Lynchburg
Alumni Day
Wed Jan 30
Final - OT
61 Emory & Henry
59 Lynchburg
Wed Feb 06
Final
67 Lynchburg
63 at Ferrum
Sat Feb 09
Final
61 East. Mennonite
68 Lynchburg
Play4Kay Game
Wed Feb 13
Final
72 Lynchburg
78 at Roanoke
Sat Feb 16
Final
57 Shenandoah
49 Lynchburg
Senior Day | CODE RED Game
Fri Feb 22
8:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Washington and Lee
@ Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. Game 6 - ODAC Quarterfinals
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