Men's soccer sees six named All-ODAC, Mega tabbed ROY

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Forest, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference's men's soccer coaches voted six University of Lynchburg players to the 2019 all-conference teams, the league announced Thursday afternoon.

Freshman Luke Mega represented the Hornets on the first team and collected the league's rookie of the year honor.

Five Hornets -- junior forward Abibi Osman, senior midfielder Jack Ashby, junior midfielder Ben Mackey, sophomore defender Joey Daly, and junior defender Bhayle Kearns -- all landed on the league's second team.

Ashby, Kearns, and Mackey all become three-time All-ODAC honorees, while Daly and Osman earned their second-career all-conference nods.

Lynchburg's six all-conference players were the third-most honorees among the ODAC's 13 programs.

Mega scored a team-high 10 goals -- a mark that ranked tied for third in the league -- and added three assists. The Glen Allen native is the first Hornets freshman to land a first-team spot since goalkeeper Michael Releford was a first-teamer in 2010.

He is Lynchburg's third-ever ODAC rookie of the year since the league instituted the honor in 1998.

Ashby, a Lewes, Del., native, totaled two goals and three assists in his senior campaign. The team captain was a first-team All-ODAC player in 2018 and a second-teamer in 2017. He represented Lynchburg on the ODAC All-Tournament Team this season and was a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree.

Daly, of Raleigh, N.C., landed on the second team for the second-straight season after moving from forward to outside back. He tallied a goal and an assist this season.

Broad Run native Kearns, another outside back, repeated his 2018 second-team honor after recording career-highs in shots (19) and shots-on-goal (11) this season.

Mackey, of Leesburg, totaled four goals and three assists on the year after recording a team-high 53 shots and 22 shots-on-goal. The team captain was a second-teamer in 2017 and a first-teamer in 2018.

Osman, of Dadaab, Kenya by way of Charlottesville, tallied six goals and two assists. He was a first-team honoree a season ago.

The 2019 season marked the fifth-straight season Lynchburg has placed six or more players on the All-ODAC teams. The Hornets finished the year with a 9-5-6 record and reached the ODAC tournament championship for the third time in the past four years.

2019 ALL-ODAC MEN'S SOCCER AWARDS

ODAC Player of the Year | Spell Carr, Sr., M, Hampden-Sydney

ODAC Coach of the Year | Mike Singleton, Washington and Lee

ODAC Rookie of the Year | Luke Mega, Fy., F, Lynchburg

ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete | Eli Strong, Sr., D, Hampden-Sydney

ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM

 

Kenny Nzekwe

Fy.

F

Guilford

Jacob Mann

Sr.

F

Hampden-Sydney

Luke Mega

Fy.

F

Lynchburg

Ricky Aguilar

Sr.

M

Guilford

Spell Carr

Sr.

M

Hampden-Sydney

Samuel Bass

Fy.

M

Washington and Lee

Oliver Dolberg

Sr.

M

Washington and Lee

Frankie DiOrio

Sr.

D

Randolph

Tim Leuenberger

So.

D

Roanoke

Seth Chapman

So.

D

Washington and Lee

Jack Rawlins

So.

D

Washington and Lee

Michael Nyc

So.

GK

Washington and Lee

       

ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM

 

Thomas White

Sr.

F

Bridgewater

Abibi Osman

Jr.

F

Lynchburg

Penny Senior

So.

F

Randolph-Macon

Scott Signorelli

So.

F

Virginia Wesleyan

Harry Pinkerton

Jr.

F

Washington and Lee

Jack Ashby

Sr.

M

Lynchburg

Ben Mackey

Jr.

M

Lynchburg

Dylan Berk

Fy.

M

Roanoke

Eli Strong

Sr.

D

Hampden-Sydney

Joey Daly

So.

D

Lynchburg

Bhayle Kearns

Jr.

D

Lynchburg

Zach Behe

So.

GK

Roanoke

       

ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM

 

Evan Blow

Jr.

F

Randolph

Gabe Krueger

Sr.

F

Randolph

Liam Camilleri

So.

F

Roanoke

Isaac Wolf

So.

F

Roanoke

Leo Alcantara

Sr.

M

Bridgewater

Anthony Astruc

Sr.

M

Randolph-Macon

Alec Taitague

So.

M

Roanoke

Jack Parham

Jr.

M

Washington and Lee

Joe Carman

Jr.

D

Roanoke

Chris Jerrild

So.

D

Roanoke

Erik Recke

Jr.

D

Washington and Lee

Ian Connor

Sr.

GK

Hampden-Sydney

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7:00 PM
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Fri Dec 20
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Hood
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Sat Dec 21
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Wed Jan 01
2:00 PM
William Peace
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Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
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Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
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Sat Jan 04
4:30 PM
Johns Hopkins
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Tue Jan 07
7:00 PM
Guilford
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Wed Jan 08
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87 Lynchburg
78 vs. Albertus Magnus
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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
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
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Wed Jan 01
2:00 PM
William Peace
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Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Jan 08
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
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Wed Jan 15
7:30 PM
Hampden-Sydney
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 18
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
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Wed Jan 22
7:00 PM
Ferrum
vs. Lynchburg
Coaches vs. Cancer Week
Sat Jan 25
2:00 PM
Washington and Lee
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Alumni Day | Coaches vs. Cancer Week
Wed Jan 29
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
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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.)
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Alumnae Day
Wed Jan 29
7:00 PM
Hollins
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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
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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
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