Field hockey lands seven on All-ODAC teams

All-ODAC field hockey graphic with grayscale photos of first-team players Jackie Lerro and Alexis Brown framed at right

Forest, Va. -- Seven University of Lynchburg field hockey players claimed All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honors, the ODAC announced with its full release all-conference teams Tuesday afternoon.

The seven Hornets included were the most from any team in the league.

Junior forward Jackie Lerro highlighted the group, earning first-team honors along with the league's offensive player of the year award.

Junior goalkeeper Laurel Nicks joined Lerro on the superlatives as the conference's scholar-athlete of the year, and head coach Enza Steele was voted coach of the year in the league.

Lerro and junior defender Alexis Brown both landed spots on the All-ODAC first team for the conference champions, while junior midfielder Emma Strouse was Lynchburg's lone representative on the second team.

Nicks, junior forward Emily Dudley, junior defender Taylor Green, and freshman midfielder Kessa Romero were all third-team honorees.

Lerro led the conference in goals (20), points (53), and shots (122). She becomes a three-time first-team All-ODAC performer.

Brown also becomes a three-time all-conference player and a repeat honoree on the first team. The anchor of the Hornets' defense tallied seven goals to go with four assists.

Strouse caged two goals to go with five assists while controlling the midfield.

Nicks led the conference in goals-against average (0.98) and minutes played (1226:41), amassing a save percentage of .759 (63 saves). The chemistry major, who holds a cumulative GPA just under a perfect 4.0, is Lynchburg's first scholar-athlete of the year since Shelly Milks won the honor in 2011 and 2012.

Dudley becomes a first-timer on the all-conference team after ranking fifth in the league with 14 goals. She also added four assists and ranked tied for tops in the league with five game-winning goals.

Green, another first-time All-ODAC performer, played at the center of the conference's top scoring defense.

Romero, one of just four freshmen on the all-league list, totaled seven goals and three assists in her first collegiate season.

This season marked just the third time in program history that Lynchburg has landed seven or more players on the all-conference teams.

The coach of the year nod is the 12th for the legendary Steele, who won her 600th game in Lynchburg's regular-season finale at Wooster on November 3.

Lynchburg (18-3) won the program's 20th ODAC title and carries the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Division III tournament. The Hornets will travel to No. 14 Centre on Wednesday for a first-round game in the national tournament. First whistle blows in Danville, Ky., at 1:30 p.m.

 

2019 ALL-ODAC FIELD HOCKEY TEAMS

ODAC Offensive Player of the Year:Jackie Lerro, Jr., F, Lynchburg

ODAC Defensive Player of the Year: Isabella Morande, Jr., GK, Shenandoah

ODAC Coach of the Year:Enza Steele, Lynchburg

ODAC Rookie of the Year: Kailey Fitzgerald, Fy., F, Washington and Lee

ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete:Laurel Nicks, Jr., GK, Lynchburg

ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM

Courtney Cooke

Jr.

F

Bridgewater

Alexis Brown

Jr.

D

Lynchburg

Jackie Lerro

Jr.

F

Lynchburg

Maria Teresa Ambrogi-Torres

Jr.

F

Randolph-Macon

Claire Magill

Jr.

D

Randolph-Macon

Lauren Heffron

Jr.

M

Roanoke

Emilee Wooten

Jr.

F

Roanoke

Taylor Hayes

Sr.

M

Shenandoah

Kelsey Jones

So.

F

Shenandoah

Isabella Morande

Jr.

GK

Shenandoah

Lauren Paolano

Sr.

F

Washington and Lee

       

ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM

Brandy Troutman

So.

D

Eastern Mennonite

Emma Strouse

Jr.

M

Lynchburg

Austyne Faries

Jr.

M

Randolph-Macon

Emma Clark

Sr.

GK

Roanoke

Martha Hurley

So.

F

Roanoke

Colleen Schneider

So.

D

Shenandoah

Megan Stevens

Sr.

D

Shenandoah

Cori Jackson

Sr.

M

Virginia Wesleyan

Elizabeth Roberto

Sr.

D

Virginia Wesleyan

Caroline Caruso

Jr.

M

Washington and Lee

Kailey Fitzgerald

Fy.

F

Washington and Lee

       

ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM

Jacqueline DiFulvio

Sr.

D

Bridgewater

Georgia Howard

Sr.

F

Bridgewater

Karinne Moyer

Jr.

M

Bridgewater

Faith Bibbo

Fy.

M

Ferrum

Emily Dudley

Jr.

F

Lynchburg

Taylor Green

Jr.

D

Lynchburg

Laurel Nicks

Jr.

GK

Lynchburg

Kessa Romero

Fy.

M

Lynchburg

Julie Fassl

Jr.

F

Virginia Wesleyan

Tess Muneses

Fy.

F

Washington and Lee

Grace Weise

So.

F

Washington and Lee

--LYN--

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Sat Dec 07
at Bast-Cregger Invitational
Roanoke College, Salem, Va.
Sat Dec 07
2:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Dec 07
4:30 PM
Emory & Henry
vs. Lynchburg
CODE RED Game
Wed Dec 11
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Fri Dec 20
4:00 PM
Hood
vs. Lynchburg
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Sat Dec 21
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Marymount (Va.)
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Wed Jan 01
2:00 PM
William Peace
vs. Lynchburg
Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 04
4:30 PM
Johns Hopkins
vs. Lynchburg
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No events to show.
No Event
Fri Nov 08
Final
87 Lynchburg
78 vs. Albertus Magnus
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Sat Nov 09
Final
62 Lynchburg
75 at Hood
MMI Tip-Off Championship
Wed Nov 13
Final
88 Lynchburg
68 at N.C. Wesleyan
Sat Nov 16
Final
69 Hampden-Sydney
74 vs. Methodist
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 1
Sat Nov 16
Final
80 Pfeiffer
91 vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
Final
99 Hampden-Sydney
108 vs. Pfeiffer
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 3
Sun Nov 17
Final
69 Methodist
93 vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Fri Nov 22
Final
84 Lynchburg
88 vs. Mary Washington
@ Newport News, Va. CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 1
Sat Nov 23
Final
77 Lynchburg
79 at No. 9 Chris. Newport
CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 4
Sun Dec 01
Final
81 Lynchburg
68 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Wed Dec 04
Final
73 Lynchburg
78 at Ferrum
Sat Dec 07
2:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 11
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Wed Jan 01
2:00 PM
William Peace
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Jan 08
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Wed Jan 15
7:30 PM
Hampden-Sydney
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 18
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory & Henry
Wed Jan 22
7:00 PM
Ferrum
vs. Lynchburg
Coaches vs. Cancer Week
View Full Schedule
Sun Nov 10
Final
60 Meredith
81 vs. Lynchburg
Tue Nov 12
Final
39 Lynchburg
70 at Averett
Fri Nov 15
Final
39 Lynchburg
52 at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic (Game Played at Agnes Scott)
Sat Nov 16
Final
64 Colorado Col.
76 vs. Lynchburg
@ Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Wed Nov 20
Final
73 Lynchburg
60 at Hollins
Mon Nov 25
Final
61 East. Mennonite
82 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 04
Final
58 Lynchburg
49 at Randolph
Sat Dec 07
4:30 PM
Emory & Henry
vs. Lynchburg
CODE RED Game
Fri Dec 20
4:00 PM
Hood
vs. Lynchburg
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Sat Dec 21
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Marymount (Va.)
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sat Jan 04
4:30 PM
Johns Hopkins
vs. Lynchburg
Tue Jan 07
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 11
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Jan 15
5:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 18
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Wed Jan 22
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
No Event
No Event
No Event
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No events to show.
No Event
No Event
Wed Oct 16
Final
0 Lynchburg
4 at No. 6 Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 19
Final
1 East. Mennonite
3 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
Final
1 Shenandoah
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 26
Final
3 Lynchburg
1 at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
Final - OT
0 Guilford
1 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night
Sun Nov 03
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
2 vs. Lynchburg
Match 3 - ODAC Quarterfinal
Fri Nov 08
Final - PK Away
2 Lynchburg
2 at Hampden-Sydney
Match 6 - ODAC Semifinal
Sat Nov 09
Final
0 Lynchburg
1 vs. No. 11 Washington and Lee
@ Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, Va. Match 8 - ODAC Championship
View Full Schedule
No Event
No Event
Wed Oct 16
Final
0 Sweet Briar
9 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 19
Final
2 Roanoke
1 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Thu Oct 24
Final
3 Lynchburg
4 at No. 15 Randolph-Macon
Moved from Oct. 23
Sun Oct 27
Final
1 Lynchburg
2 at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
Final
2 Lynchburg
1 at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
Final - OT
2 Va. Wesleyan
1 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night | CODE RED Match
Mon Nov 04
Final
0 East. Mennonite
4 vs. Lynchburg
Match 1 - ODAC First Round
Wed Nov 06
Final
1 Lynchburg
4 at No. 14 Randolph-Macon
Match 2 - ODAC Quarterfinals
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