Team History

Women’s basketball began at Lynchburg College sometime prior to 1909.  The first intercollegiate games were played during the 1924-25 and 1925-26 seasons as the Hornets completed 2-1 and 2-3 campaigns.  World War II forced the cancellation of women’s basketball at the college until the war ended.  The team was a consistent winner during the 1950s and had an 8-1-1 record in 1952. 

Dr. Jacqueline Asbury, former Dean of Lynchburg College, ushered in the modern era of women’s basketball at the college, coaching the Hornets to a remarkable 71-4 (.947 winning percentage) record from 1963 to 1968.  This included a perfect 23-0 campaign during the 1964-65 season. The 23 wins still stands as a school record for the Hornets.

Dr. Marie Lewis, former volleyball coach and professor in the school of Health Science and Human Performance, coached the team from 1972 to 1992.  Lewis led the Hornets to nine winning seasons in 19 years, including marks of 18-7 and 16-9 in 1989-90 and 1990-91, respectively.  Betty Jackson ’83 began her outstanding playing career at LC in 1979, leading the Hornets to 56 victories in four seasons (56-38).  She left her mark in the record books with seven school records, including career rebounds (1,139).  Jackson is also second in career points and was named a Kodak College All-American following her senior year.  Kelly Fackler ’97 burst onto the scene in 1993 earning first-team All-ODAC and ODAC Rookie of the Year accolades.  Fackler closed out her career as the all-time leading scorer in LC history with 1,556 points. 

In 1999, Richie Waggoner became the head coach of the LC program where he led the Hornets to 52 wins and ODAC Tournament berths in three of his last five years.  Guard Abby Pyzik (Smith) became the first Lynchburg College women’s basketball player to earn all-state honors, taking first accolades in 2003 and 2004.  Caroline Wesley earned first-team All-State and All-ODAC honors in 2006-07 and was named the ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Coach Stephanie Tobey inherited the program in 2005 and saw her squad advance into the ODAC Tournament in 2006-07 and 2007-08.  Brittany Dahn and Kristina Darby became the first duo to garner All-ODAC honors in the same season since 1985. 

In 2010, Coach Abby Smith ’04 was named the head coach. In the 2012-13 season, LC had the most wins in program history with 18, earned the first trip to the ODAC semifinals since 1990, and scored the most points in one season in program history. In the 2013-2014 season the Hornets led the conference in both assists and blocks, beat the previous year's record in points, thus holding the record for the most points in a single season in program history, and set a new program record in with 32 assists in one game.

In 2014-15 Lynchburg was voted the preseason number one team in the ODAC for the first time in history. The Hornets surpassed the previous year's record with the most wins in program history, the most points in a single season, and the program's first-ever trip to the ODAC Championship game. Three players were honored on the All-ODAC team, another program first, and enjoyed its most successful campaign.

The Hornets completed a historic 2015-2016 season. The team broke the record for most wins in program history, finishing 24-5 overall and 14-2 in conference play. Lynchburg ranked first in the ODAC in 10 different statistical categories, the top five in the ODAC in 16 statistical categories, and in the top 50 in nine different statistical categories nationally. For the first time in program history, LC finished as the regular season champions and won the ODAC Tournament, making the program’s first NCAA appearance. Lynchburg had players that earned all-conference, all-region, and national honors.

Under Smith's leadership, the team has earned numerous academic and athletic accolades.  Shannon Allan has earned first team All-ODAC and first team All-State honors, while Lauren Penley has earned third team All-ODAC honors.  The 2012-13 team was recognized for the first time by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) for Top 25 Academic Honor Roll in Division III. Her first recruiting class graduated the leading scorer in program history and her second class included the student-athlete that now holds school records for assists in a career, season, and game - and another that became a 1,000-point scorer and all-state and all-region honoree. Smith is 93-71 in her six seasons. 

Tue Nov 12
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Wed Nov 13
1:30 PM
No. 18 Lynchburg
at No. 14 Centre
NCAA Tournament - First Round
Wed Nov 13
7:30 PM
Lynchburg
at N.C. Wesleyan
Fri Nov 15
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic (Game Played at Agnes Scott)
Sat Nov 16
at NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional Championships
Shelby Farms Park, Memphis, Tenn.
Sat Nov 16
3:00 PM
Colorado Col.
vs. Lynchburg
@ Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Sat Nov 16
6:00 PM
Pfeiffer
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
3:00 PM
Methodist
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hollins
Fri Nov 22
5:30 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
@ Newport News, Va. CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 1
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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
7:30 PM
Lynchburg
at N.C. Wesleyan
Sat Nov 16
6:00 PM
Pfeiffer
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
3:00 PM
Methodist
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Fri Nov 22
5:30 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
@ Newport News, Va. CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 1
Sat Nov 23
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 4
Sun Dec 01
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
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
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Sun Nov 10
Final
60 Meredith
81 vs. Lynchburg
Tue Nov 12
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Fri Nov 15
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic (Game Played at Agnes Scott)
Sat Nov 16
3:00 PM
Colorado Col.
vs. Lynchburg
@ Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hollins
Mon Nov 25
7:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
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
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Wed Sep 25
Final - 2OT
0 No. 13 Washington and Lee
0 vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
Final - 2OT
0 Lynchburg
0 at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
Final - 2OT
2 Lynchburg
2 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final - 2OT
3 Lynchburg
3 at Hampden-Sydney
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
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Wed Sep 25
Final - 2OT
1 No. 23 Lynchburg
1 at No. 2 Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
Final
0 No. 23 Lynchburg
3 at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 05
Final
0 Bridgewater (Va.)
4 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
Final
1 Randolph
5 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final
5 Lynchburg
0 at East. Mennonite
Tue Oct 15
Final
3 Lynchburg
0 at Ferrum
Non-conference match
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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