Men's lacrosse lands 10 on All-ODAC teams

All-ODAC graphic with white background showing cutout images of Matt Meadows and Seamus McDonald over logos and All-ODAC text.

Forest, Va. -- Ten University of Lynchburg men's lacrosse players earned spots on the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's 2019 iteration of the all-conference teams, the league office announced Thursday afternoon.

Five of those 10 earned enough votes to win first-team honors, the most of any of the league's 10 programs.

Three Hornets found their ways onto the second team, while two were voted third-teamers.

Junior midfielders Colin Dean (Havre de Grace, Md.) and Kevin Rogers (Leesburg, Va.), senior long-stick midfielder Seamus McDonald (Far Hills, N.J.), junior defender Tyler Gallagher (Palmyra, Pa.) and senior defender Matt Meadows (Lynchburg, Va.) were all honored on the league's first team. It is the second-straight year Lynchburg has put five on the ODAC's first team.

A trio of seniors -- attackman Evan Lombardo (Franklin Park, N.J.), midfielder Rivington Lambert (Lake Wylie, S.C.) and goalie Patrick Cornelius (Potomac, Md.) -- earned second-team honors, and senior attackman Logan Adams (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) and senior midfielder Nick Willertz (Severn, Md.) won spots on the third team.

Dean became a first-time All-ODAC player after a tremendous season in which he reached career-highs in goals (29), assists (27) and points (56). He was named to the USILA's Division III Team of the Week on March 19.

Gallagher was one of the conference's most consistent defensemen throughout the season. His 16 caused turnovers rank third on the team, and his 39 ground balls rank fifth. It is Gallagher's third All-ODAC honor and his first on the first team.

McDonald becomes a three-time first-team All-ODAC player after leading the Hornets in caused turnovers with 28 and ranking second in ground balls (70).

Meadows' league honor is his second, both on the first team. The senior is second on the Lynchburg team in caused turnovers (18) and sixth in ground balls (28).

Rogers currently leads the team with 75 points this season (44 goals, 31 assists), and his goals mark ranks fourth in the conference. He was ODAC player of the week once and was also include on the Division III team of the week. The first-team honor follows on a second-team award as a sophomore.

Cornelius ranks third among ODAC netminders in goals-against average (7.85). The first-time All-ODAC player has collected 156 saves on the year.

Lambert, a short-stick defensive midfielder, used his physicality to cause 12 turnovers and scoop up 17 ground balls. He also has three goals to his name.

Lombardo, a three-time All-ODAC attackman, ranks third in the ODAC with 52 goals. He became the second player in Lynchburg history to reach the 200-career-goal plateau earlier this season.

Adams earned his second-career all-conference nod with a team-best 31 assists to go with his 13 goals.

Willertz, who moved from defensive to offensive midfielder at year's start, has chipped in 18 goals and eight assists. The senior is three-time All-ODAC performer.

Washington and Lee senior A.J. Witherell won the league's player of the year honor, and Generals head coach Gene McCabe was named coach of the year. Hampden-Sydney midfielder Sean Duffy earned the conference's top rookie award, and Randolph-Macon junior Brendan Markovic won the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.

Lynchburg's men's lacrosse team currently sports a 14-6 record and will compete in the third round of the NCAA Division III tournament Saturday at No. 2 Salisbury. The Hornets have reached the NCAA tournament each of the past eight seasons and won at least one game in five of the last seven.

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2019 ALL-ODAC MEN'S LACROSSE AWARDS

ODAC Player of the Year: A.J. Witherell | Sr. | Att. | Washington and Lee University
ODAC Coach of the Year: Gene McCabe | Washington and Lee University
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Sean Duffy | Fy. | M | Hampden-Sydney College
ODAC/Va. Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Brendan Markovic | Jr. | M | Randolph-Macon

ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM   
John Burke # Sr. Att. Hampden-Sydney
Peter Lindley Sr. Att. Roanoke
Jason Sarro * Jr. Att. Roanoke
A.J. Witherell * Sr. Att. Washington and Lee
Colin Dean Jr. M Lynchburg
Brendan Devane # Sr. M Roanoke
Hudson Hamill * Jr. M Washington and Lee
Kevin Rogers ^ Jr. M Lynchburg
Seamus McDonald * Sr. LSM Lynchburg
Tyler Flora Jr. SS Randolph-Macon
Jack Hodgson * Jr. F/O Washington and Lee
Paul Callahan Sr. D Washington and Lee
Tyler Gallagher # Jr. D Lynchburg
Matt Meadows * Sr. D Lynchburg
Camden Stramanak Jr. D Randolph-Macon
Ian Davies * Sr. GK Roanoke
       
ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM   
Eric Husselbaugh So. Att. Bridgewater
Evan Lombardo * Sr. Att. Lynchburg
Jared Medwar So. Att. Hampden-Sydney
Ryan Schott # Sr. Att. Shenandoah
Sean Duffy Fy. M Hampden-Sydney
Jack Hayden Jr. M Hampden-Sydney
Daniel Medvetz Sr. M Roanoke
Ben Mulholland So. M Washington and Lee
Jake Truman Sr. LSM Bridgewater
Rivington Lambert Sr. SS Lynchburg
Jake Brummett So. F/O Hampden-Sydney
Sam Balch So. D Roanoke
John Broderick ^ Sr. D Washington and Lee
Austin Evans Sr. D Randolph-Macon
Canevin Wallace # So. D Hampden-Sydney
Patrick Cornelius Sr. GK Lynchburg
Jack Taylor So. GK Washington and Lee
       
ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM   
Logan Adams # Sr. Att. Lynchburg
Colin DiSesa Jr. Att. Randolph-Macon
Matthew Lintner Sr. Att. Roanoke
Sean MacLeish Sr. Att. Bridgewater
Michael Brooks ^ Sr. M Shenandoah
Ryan Tiffey # Jr. M Randolph-Macon
Jack Ware Jr. M Washington and Lee
Nick Willertz * Sr. M Lynchburg
Drew Barnard # Sr. LSM Washington and Lee
Jed Londrey ^ Jr. SS Washington and Lee
Mason Gauntt So. F/O Bridgewater
Henry Hitt Fy. D Hampden-Sydney
Jason Morgan So. D Shenandoah
Thomas Potter Jr. D Virginia Wesleyan
Merrick Wood Jr. D Randolph-Macon
Chris Cerrina Sr. GK Randolph-Macon
       
* 2018 All-ODAC First Team
^ 2018 All-ODAC Second Team
# 2018 All-ODAC Third Team

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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
Tue Jan 07
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Jan 08
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Sat Jan 11
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Jan 15
5:00 PM
Washington and Lee
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Fri Nov 08
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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
Final
51 East. Mennonite
90 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 11
Final
61 Lynchburg
42 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
Sat Jan 25
2:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Alumni Day | Coaches vs. Cancer Week
Wed Jan 29
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Sat Feb 01
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
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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
Final
67 Emory & Henry
56 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
Sat Jan 25
4:30 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
Alumnae Day
Wed Jan 29
7:00 PM
Hollins
vs. Lynchburg
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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
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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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