ODAC Athletes of the Week | Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, Tennis

ODAC Athletes of the Week | Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, Tennis

FOREST, Va. --- A wintry blast limited action for spring sports in Week 28, but that didn't keep ODAC stars from continuing their high level play in all arenas. Those earning ODAC Athlete of the Week awards for Monday, March 13, include (pictured top-bottom, left-right): Jada Karnes and Caleb Lingenfelter from Roanoke softball and baseball, Lauren Roberts and Gabriel Alexand from Bridgewater women's and men's lacrosse, Matt Sinko from Virginia Wesleyan baseball, Rilee Baughan from Randolph-Macon softball, Evan Erb from Washington and Lee men's tennis, Isabela Guilarte from Sweet Briar women's tennis, Tyler Hadley from Lynchburg men's lacrosse, and Eugenie Rovegno from W&L women's lacrosse.

Below are entries for each of the winners from today's release. The schedule below will be used for reporting ODAC Athletes of the Week:

  • Mondays: baseball, lacrosse, softball, tennis
  • Tuesdays: outdoor track & field (begins soon)
  • Wednesdays: m/w golf

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Caleb Lingenfelter | Roanoke | Sr. | Starter
Lingenfelter, a senior from Salem, Va., kept Eastern Mennonite's offense off-balance over nine innings for his first complete game of the season in Roanoke's 8-1 victory in Harrisonburg. Lingenfelter allowed just two hits and rolled up 17 ground ball outs. He walked just one batter and struck out three while tossing 98 pitches (64 strikes). Lingenfelter enjoyed several small runs of consecutive outs, but closed the game on an eight-out run to improve to 3-1 in four starts. In 26.1 innings of work, he as allowed 20 hits (.213 OPP BA) and owns a 2.73 earned run average.

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Matt Sinko | Virginia Wesleyan | Sr. | Catcher
Sinko, a senior from Middletown Del., posted a 1.996 OPS powered by a .615/.688/1.308 slash line in helping Virginia Wesleyan to a 1-1-1 week. Sinko hit safely in all three games with multiple hits including a 4-for-5 effort with three doubles and four RBI to go with two runs scored in a 14-5 victory over Guilford in game one of their doubleheader. In game two, Sinko went 2-of-3 with a run driven in and run scored in a 5-5 tie. The Marlins squared off with Penn State-Harrisburg in their first game of the week, falling to the Lions, 16-12. Sinko went 2-for-5 with both his knocks leaving the yard. He belted a two-run shot to left in the third inning and followed with a solo blast to left-center in the sixth. He also scored twice and walked in that contest. For the season, Sinko is slashing at .352/.435/.630 with three homers and 14 RBI.

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Tyler Hadley | Lynchburg | Sr. | Goalkeeper
Hadley, a senior from Summit, N.J., picks up his third ODAC defensive weekly honor after helping nationally ninth-ranked Lynchburg hold Stevenson University to just eight goals in a 12-8 win over the Mustangs, who were receiving votes towards the latest USILA top-20 poll. Hadley saw 41 shots peppered at his goal with 25 on-cage. He turned back 17 shots for a 68.0 save percentage, which improved his season average to 67.0-percent, the ninth-best mark in the country. Hadley made 14 of his saves in the first half to help the Hornets build an 8-5 edge after 30 minutes. He allowed just three goals in the final two quarters to improve Lynchburg to 4-1 this season. On the year, Hadley leads the ODAC in save percentage and goals against average (8.47). He is second in saves (73). He has picked up 12 ground balls, including three against Stevenson.

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Gabriel Alexander | Bridgewater | Jr. | Face-Off Specialist
Alexander, a junior from Chesterfield, Va., won 78.9-percent (30-of-38) of his face-offs in helping Bridgewater go 1-1 against non-conference competition last week. In a tight 15-13 win over Misericordia, Alexander set a pair of Eagles records with 24 face-off wins and 20 ground balls, the latter of which is tied for fourth most in Division III this season. His 24 wins from the mark is tied for 16th most in the country. Alexander won 24-of-27 matchups for an 88.9-percent win-rate. He carried one of those efforts all the way to register Bridgewater's first goal and notch his first tally of the season. On the weekend, Alexander was again strong in the circle as he won 6-of-11 (54.5%) of his matchups in a 9-5 setback to Ohio Norther. He collected three ground balls. For the season, Alexander is leads the ODAC in ground balls (42). He is fourth in face-offs won (64-of-87) and fifth in face-offs won percentage (73.6%).

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Evan Erb | Washington and Lee | So. | #1 Singles | #1 Doubles
Erb, a sophomore from St. Louis, Mo., picks up his second ODAC weekly award in as many weeks in helping the nationally 39th-ranked Generals to a 1-1 week. The period began with a narrow 5-4 team loss to Division I competitor UNC-Greensboro. Erb dropped a tough 5-7, 6-2, 3-6 showdown with David Flisberg at #1 singles, but joined Evan Brady for an 8-5 victory at #1 doubles over Wyatt Cannon and Christopher Johns. Erb then helped Washington and Lee down #26 University of Mary Washington, 5-4. He and Brady collected an 8-6 win over Rishi Charan Shankar and Andrew Watson at #1 doubles. Erb then added a 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) win over Shankar at #1 singles. For the season, Erb is 12-5 in singles play including 8-2 from the top flight. He and Brady are 15-6 in all doubles matches.

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Jada Karnes | Roanoke | Sr. | Pitcher
Karnes, a senior from Roanoke, Va., twirled a trio of four-hit extended efforts over four strong performances to help Roanoke open the season with a 3-1 showing in contests in which she featured in the circle. Karnes tossed a total of 23.0 innings over three starts and one relief outing. She went 2-0, allowing 12 hits and two runs (one unearned) with three walks and 24 punchouts. Karnes opened with a complete game effort in a 4-1 triumph over Concordia Chicago. She surrendered one run on four this with a walk and 11 strikeouts. She came on later that day in a one-inning relief outing in an 8-3 triumph over Simmons, fanning a pair. Two days later, Karnes crafted a second four-hit complete game gem, this time shutting out Wentworth, 2-0. She did not walk a batter and struck out six batters. The following day, Karnes worked the first 8.0 innings in a no-decision effort as the Maroons dropped a 2-1 decision to Marietta College (Ohio) in nine innings. Karnes held the Pioneers scoreless for seven innings before they plated the tiebreaker runner for an unearned run in the eighth. Karnes allowed four hits and walked a pair while strikeout out five batters. For the season, Karnes is 2-0 with an ODAC second-best 0.30 earned run average. Opponents are hitting .158 against her.

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Rilee Baughan | Randolph-Macon | Sr. | First Base/Pitcher
Baughan, a senior from Warsaw, Va., picks up her second weekly award in as many weeks after starring both at the dish and in the circle during Randolph-Macon's 2-2 week. In a clash of top-10 teams, #10 R-MC dropped a pair of contests to #5 Berry College, 5-2 and 1-0. Baughan went 2-for-7 with a double and a run scored at the dish against the Vikings. In the circle, she took a hard-luck loss in game two after going the distance. She allowed one run on four hits with a walk and seven strikeouts. Randolph-Macon recovered a few days later to sweep Muhlenberg College with a pair of 6-0 results. Baughan went 4-for-7 with a bat in her hands, cracking a three-run homer in game one and smacking a pair of doubles in game two. She earned a complete game shutout with her right arm in game two, allowing just two hits with one walk and 11 strikeouts. For the season, Baughan is slashing .320/.346/.560 at the dish and is 3-1 with an ODAC third-best 0.51 earned run average over 27.1 innings of work. Opponents are hitting .133 against her.

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Eugenie Rovegno | Washington and Lee | Jr. | Defense
Rovegno, a junior from Duxbury, Mass., earns her second ODAC defensive weekly honor of the season after helping nationally fourth-ranked Washington and Lee improve to 6-0 on the season with a 12-6 triumph at #21 Catholic University over the weekend. Rovegno, who earned IWLCA Division III Defensive Player of the Week laurels two weeks ago, forced three turnovers and picked up five ground balls against the Cardinals. She also collected three draw controls. Her last caused turnover led directly to a Sophie Edwards goal to make it 8-3 late in the third quarter. For the season, Rovegno is second in the ODAC with 14 caused turnovers and fourth with 27 draw controls.

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Lauren Roberts | Bridgewater | Jr. | Attack
Roberts, a junior from Frederick, Md., lit up the scoreboard in a pair of non-conference wins for Bridgewater last week. Roberts, who wears #9 on her jersey, scored nine goals in a March 9th win over Marymount University (Va.), 18-16. That is the second-most goals scored in record program history and the most by an Eagles player in 37 years. Roberts converted on all five of her free-position shots. She added eight draw controls and a caused turnover to her line. Roberts posted three more goals to her weekly tally in an 18-4 triumph at Goucher College. She was 1-of-2 on free-position attempts and chipped in a ground ball, three draw controls, and two caused turnovers. The 11 draw controls for the week moved Roberts into second in BC career history with 156. For the season, Roberts is fourth in the ODAC in goals scored (21) and sixth in points (24). She leads the league in free-position goals (9-of-18) and draw controls (35).

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Isabela Guilarte | Sweet Briar | Jr. | #5/6 Singles
Guilarte, a junior from Barquisimeto, Venezuela, had a busy and successful week in going 3-1 in singles play and helping Sweet Briar rack up a 3-1 team record against non-conference competition. Guilarte, who did not compete in doubles matches last week, won singles outings at the #5 and #6 ladder positions. She claimed a 0-6, 6-4, 10-5 victory over Angelle Thonton to help the Vixens to a 6-2 win over Berry College. Guilarte then bested Sophia Mita, 6-0, 6-0, in SBC's 9-0 triumph over Allegheny. Both of those victories came at #6 singles. Guilarte stepped up a position to #5 in an 8-1 win over New Jersey City University. She defeated Sara Zorzan, 6-1, 6-2. Sweet Briar came up on the short end of a 9-0 result to #21 Mary Washington to close the week. Guilarte took Riley Smith to three sets at #6 singles before fall 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-5. It marked the first time a Vixens' player took a competitor from UMW to three sets since 2003. For the season, Guilarte is 10-3 in all singles matches including 4-2 at #6 and 1-0 at #4 and #5.

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