FOREST, Va. --- Two-time reigning ODAC champion University of Lynchburg has collected 24 all-conference team honors over the past two years as the Hornets headline the 2022 All-ODAC Awards with 11 honorees plus one additional special individual honor. Washington and Lee University received nine all-league laurels plus one special recognition, and Hampden-Sydney College took home eight team designations in addition to a pair of special awards. Roanoke College also earned eight selections to an all-conference team.
Tigers midfielder Sean Duffy earned ODAC Player of the Year plaudits from the league's head coaches. Lynchburg mentor Steve Koudelka picked up ODAC Coach of the Year distinction. H-SC long-stick and face-off hybrid Conor Kilfeather garnered ODAC Rookie of the Year accolades. Generals goalkeeper Nick Spagnoletti was tabbed the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the conference's athletic communications personnel.
The mix for this year's all-conference assignments is fairly mixed with 23 repeat honorees from the 2021 table appearing among the 48 award winners this season. That includes 10 repeat standouts on the All-ODAC First Team. Lynchburg attackman Kyle Lewis -- who has already reset his own ODAC single-season assists record with 59 helpers so far this year -- is joined by teammate and long-stick middie Chris Darminio as repeat first teamers. Washington and Lee defenseman Michael Horgan and H-SC's Duffy also earned top team assignments last year.
Roanoke attackman Luke Kammerman, the 2021 ODAC Rookie of the Year, moves up to the first team from the All-ODAC Second Team last year. The same can be said for Hampden-Sydney defenseman Nick Morgan, Randolph-Macon College midfielder Brandon Smith, W&L short-stick specialist Teddy Bentley. Lynchburg midfielder Riley Mitchell and W&L defenseman Michael Horgan climbed the ladder from the 2021 All-ODAC Third Team.
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Duffy, a senior from Ambler, Pa., is described as one of the best captains and leaders in Hampden-Sydney program history. Duffy saved his best play for his senior year as the Tigers midfielder racked up 61 points on an ODAC eight-best 44 goals with 17 assists. Six of his goals came on man-up opportunities, tied for fifth-most in the league. He also collected 22 ground balls and caused two turnovers. Duffy registered at least one point in every game played this year with career-highs of eight points and seven goals coming in the season-opening win over USA South automatic NCAA qualifier Southern Virginia University. In the ODAC Tournament, Duffy scored six times with a pair of assists in leading Hampden-Sydney to a runner-up finish as the #5 seed.
Koudelka is in the midst of his 26th season guiding the Lynchburg men's lacrosse program. This is the seventh time he has earned ODAC top coaching laurels, joining the awards he received in 2003, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2018, and 2021. Lynchburg is currently ranked 11th in the latest USILA coaches poll. Lynchburg will be participating in its 15th Division III Men's Lacrosse Tournament following a victory in the ODAC championship game on Sunday. The Hornets enter the 38-team field with a 15-4 record. Koudelka's career record now stands at 322-137 (.702) with all 459 games experienced as Lynchburg's head coach.
Kilfeather, a first-year from Wyndmoore, Pa., proved a bit of a Swiss Army knife for Hampden-Sydney in his first season. Kilfeather spent taking face-offs and assuming long-stick assignments for the Tigers. He went 116-or-287 (40.4%) on face-offs, ninth-most wins in the league. He also corralled 61 ground balls to rank 10th in the conference. Kilfeather got forward to score six goals including the first two of his collegiate career in an early 19-2 non-conference win over Greensboro College.
Spagnoletti, a senior from Madison, N.J., pairs this honor with a selection to the All-ODAC First Team in his first season guarding the Generals cage. In the classroom, Spagnoletti maintains a 3.920 grade point average as an accounting major. He is a member of W&L's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in additional to memberships with Beta Alpha Psi (accounting) and Beta Gamma Sigma (business) honor societies. He is a perennial member of the All-ODAC Academic Team as well as the W&L President's List. He is also a W&L Scholar.
On the field, Spagnoletti is a major reason why Washington and Lee went went 10-0 through its league slate and earned the #1 seed in the ODAC Tournament. He leads the ODAC in both save percentage (62.1%) and goals against average (7.81). He has made 200 saves and allowed just 122 goals covering 937:26 of game time in goal. He started all 18 games for Washington and Lee after waiting his turn behind former All-ODAC keeper Jack Taylor. For his efforts, Spagnoletti was named a Mid-Season Second Team All-American by Inside Lacrosse. He has registered 20 or more saves in a game against three high quality opponents -- 21 against Christopher Newport and Roanoke and 20 versus York (Pa.).
Listed below are the full All-ODAC Men's Lacrosse Teams. For more information, visit the websites of any of the participating schools, or go to the ODAC's home on the Internet at www.odaconline.com. Don't forget to become a fan of the ODAC on Facebook and follow @odacathletics on Twitter and Instagram.
2022 ALL-ODAC MEN'S LACROSSE AWARDS
ODAC Player of the Year: Sean Duffy, Sr., M, Hampden-Sydney
ODAC Coach of the Year: Steve Koudelka, Lynchburg
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Conor Kilfeather, Fy., LSM/FO, Hampden-Sydney
ODAC/Va. Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Nick Spagnoletti, Sr., GK, Washington and Lee
|ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM|
|Bobby Clagett||Sr.||A||Hampden-Sydney College|
|Kyle Lewis*||Sr.||A||University of Lynchburg|
|Jack Averna||Sr.||A||Randolph-Macon College|
|Luke Kammerman^||So.||A||Roanoke College|
|Sean Duffy*||Sr.||M||Hampden-Sydney College|
|Riley Mitchell+||Jr.||M||University of Lynchburg|
|Brandon Smith^||Sr.||M||Randolph-Macon College|
|Tommy MacCowatt||Sr.||M||Washington and Lee University|
|Matt Gallagher||Jr.||FO||Washington and Lee University|
|Chris Darminio*||Jr.||LSM||University of Lynchburg|
|Teddy Bentley^||Sr.||SS||Washington and Lee University|
|Nick Morgan^||Jr.||D||Hampden-Sydney College|
|Dom Zingo||So.||D||University of Lynchburg|
|Michael Horgan+||Sr.||D||Washington and Lee University|
|Harris Hubbard*||Jr.||D||Washington and Lee University|
|Nick Spagnoletti||Sr.||GK||Washington and Lee University|
|ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM|
|Chris Martel||Sr.||A||Bridgewater College|
|Ray O'Brien||So.||A||Hampden-Sydney College|
|Ryan Kenney+||Sr.||A||University of Lynchburg|
|Taylor Witherell^||Sr.||A||Washington and Lee University|
|Dylan Wolfe||Jr.||M||University of Lynchburg|
|Derek Marsilio||Sr.||M||Randolph-Macon College|
|George Gilbert^||Sr.||M||Roanoke College|
|Henry Holliday+||Jr.||M||Washington and Lee University|
|Michael Kraus||So.||FO||University of Lynchburg|
|Grayson Ackaway^||Sr.||LSM||Hampden-Sydney College|
|Josiah Martin||Sr.||SS||University of Lynchburg|
|Henri Marindin||Jr.||D||University of Lynchburg|
|Scott Ruelle+||Sr.||D||Randolph-Macon College|
|RT Williamson||So.||D||Roanoke College|
|George Rovegno||Sr.||D||Washington and Lee University|
|Will Perry+||Sr.||GK||Hampden-Sydney College|
|ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM|
|Connor McLean||Sr.||A||Bridgewater College|
|Jack Smith+||So.||A||Randolph-Macon College|
|Luca Docking+||So.||A||Roanoke College|
|Wyatt Whitlow||So.||A||Roanoke College|
|Hunter Becker||Sr.||M||Bridgewater College|
|Brett Rogers*||Sr.||M||University of Lynchburg|
|Ethan Caldwell||Jr.||M||Roanoke College|
|Logan Clingerman||Sr.||M||Shenandoah University|
|Gabriel Alexander||So.||FO||Bridgewater College|
|John Dias+||Sr.||LSM||Roanoke College|
|Presley Miller+||Sr.||SS||Hampden-Sydney College|
|Grayson Rech+||Sr.||D||Bridgewater College|
|Jack Fechter||Jr.||D||Hampden-Sydney College|
|Marshall Rodegast||Sr.||D||University of Lynchburg|
|Ricky Perez-Macia||Sr.||D||Shenandoah University|
|Taylor Lewis||So.||GK||Roanoke College|
|* 2021 All-ODAC First Team
^ 2021 All-ODAC Second Team
+ 2021 All-ODAC Third Team