Softball sees six named to All-ODAC teams

All-ODAC softball image with white background and cutouts of Mabry and Chitwood playing the game

Forest, Va. -- Six University of Lynchburg softball players earned All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honors, the league announced Wednesday morning with its annual awards.

Two Hornet seniors -- first baseman Mackenzie Chitwood (Ferrum, Va.) and third baseman Taylor Mabry (Bassett, Va.) -- earned spots on the All-ODAC first team.

Three more Lynchburg infielders -- senior catcher Brittany Coffey (Manassas, Va.), junior second baseman Sarah Commons (Glen Allen, Va.) and junior shortstop Kayla Hugate (Chesterfield, Va.) -- were second-team honorees, and junior pitcher Alex Cisar (Sykesville, Md.) earned a third-team spot.

Senior pitcher Taylor Belknap (Arden, N.C.) won a share of the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor.

RELATED: Lynchburg softball record book and all-time all-conference

The All-ODAC honor was the second for Chitwood in her career. She has tied or set new single-season program records in home runs (17) and RBI (62) and leads Division III in both categories at present. She also holds Lynchburg's and the ODAC's career home runs record with 40. Chitwood was ODAC player of the week thrice this season.

Mabry moved up to the first team after earning second-team honors as a junior and third-team as a sophomore. The power-hitting third baseman has a career-high 13 home runs to go with 33 RBI and a .395 batting average.

Coffey also earned her third-career All-ODAC honor, thanks in part to her .313 average, six home runs and 33 RBI. A tremendous defensive catcher, she leads the conference with 19 runners caught stealing.

Commons became a three-time honoree, playing stellar second base along with her .404 average in conference play. She's hit seven doubles on the year and scored 28 runs.

Hugate's third consecutive second-team all-conference award came thanks to a .355 average and a team-high 12 stolen bases. The Lynchburg leadoff hitter leads the ODAC with 44 runs scored.

Cisar cracked into the all-conference list for the first time in her career after a tremendous season in the circle. The right-hander is third in the league in ERA (1.86) and sports a 15-4 record with one save.

Lynchburg has seen six or more players named All-ODAC in four of the last five seasons.

RELATED: ODAC all-time all-conference list

Belknap is Lynchburg softball's first scholar-athlete honoree since 2014. The right-hander carries a 9-3 record with two saves and a 2.93 ERA in 22 appearances this season. A political science and philosophy double-major, she will be headed to University of North Carolina's School of Law in the fall.

Guilford's Makayla Carver took the conference's player of the year honor, while Virginia Wesleyan southpaw Hanna Hull earned the pitcher of the year award for the third-straight season. Marlins head coach Brandon Elliott was named coach of the year.

Emory & Henry outfielder Anna Thomas took top rookie honors, and Belknap split the scholar-athlete award with Guilford junior Natalie Conrad.

Lynchburg carried a 32-12 record through last weekend's ODAC tournament and will hope to make a return trip to the NCAA tournament this season. The Hornets will learn if that's the case Monday, May 6 at 1 p.m., when the NCAA announces its 2019 field. Lynchburg is currently ranked fifth in the Atlantic Region.

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2019 All-ODAC SOFTBALL AWARDS

ODAC Player of the Year: Makayla Carver, Sr. | OF | Guilford

ODAC Pitcher of the Year: Hanna Hull | Jr. | Virginia Wesleyan

ODAC Coach of the Year: Brandon Elliott, Virginia Wesleyan

ODAC Rookie of the Year: Anna Thomas | Fy. | OF | Emory & Henry

Co-ODAC/Va. Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete: Taylor Belknap | Sr. | P | Lynchburg

Co-ODAC/Va. Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete: Natalie Conrad | Jr. | OF | Guilford

ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM

Carla Hall

P

So.

Virginia Wesleyan

Hanna Hull

P

Jr.

Virginia Wesleyan

Jessica Lindsay

C

Sr.

Virginia Wesleyan

Kendall Varner

1B

So.

Emory & Henry

Maddie Stone

2B

Jr.

Randolph-Macon

Taylor Mabry

3B

Sr.

Lynchburg

Julia Sinnett

3B

So.

Virginia Wesleyan

Savannah Wood

SS

Sr.

Randolph-Macon

Makayla Carver

OF

Sr.

Guilford

Madison Glaubke

OF

Jr.

Virginia Wesleyan

Rebecca Hensley

OF

Fy.

Roanoke

Brittany LaPrade

DP

Sr.

Randolph-Macon

Jessica Goldyn

UT

Jr.

Virginia Wesleyan

Katelyn Biando

2B

So.

Virginia Wesleyan

Mackenzie Chitwood

1B

Sr.

Lynchburg

       

ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM

Cameron Derr

P

So.

Emory & Henry

Candace Whittemore

P

Sr.

Randolph-Macon

Brittany Coffey

C

Sr.

Lynchburg

Katrina Martin

1B

So.

Bridgewater

Sarah Commons

2B

Jr.

Lynchburg

Kayla Hugate

SS

Jr.

Lynchburg

Natalie Conrad

OF

Jr.

Guilford

Kerstin Roth

OF

Sr.

Randolph-Macon

Anna Thomas

OF

Fy.

Emory & Henry

Allison McGehee

DP

Fy.

Ferrum

Sierra Lantz

UT

Fy.

Eastern Mennonite

Makayla Crawford

C

Sr.

Guilford

Leanna Toler

SS

Jr.

Emory & Henry

       

ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM

Erin Anderson

OF

Sr.

Emory & Henry

Alex Braun

P

So.

Emory & Henry

Stephanie Carroll

3B

Jr.

Bridgewater

Alex Cisar

P

Jr.

Lynchburg

Sami Davidson

C

Jr.

Randolph-Macon

Kaylah Duplain

SS

Jr.

Virginia Wesleyan

Morgan Henley

OF

So.

Shenandoah

Shanan Hester

UT

Fy.

Roanoke

Katy Holt

1B

Sr.

Guilford

Nicole Mongold

2B

Fy.

Eastern Mennonite

Madison McClanahan

DP

Sr.

Emory & Henry

Taylor Sanderford

3B

Jr.

Randolph-Macon

Cheyenne Strickland

2B

Sr.

Ferrum

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Softball unveils 2019 schedule
September 13, 2018 Softball unveils 2019 schedule
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
View Full Schedule
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
Sat Jan 25
2:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Alumni Day | Coaches vs. Cancer Week
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
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
Sat Jan 25
4:30 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
Alumnae Day
No Event
No Event
View Full Schedule
No events to show.
No events to show.
No Event
No Event
No Event
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
No Event
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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