2022-23 ODAC Women's Soccer News

  • ON TO SALEM! Marlins Use PKs to Top Defending Champs CNU in NCAA Quarterfinals
    November 20, 2022
    Penalty kick fortunes turned positive for Virginia Wesleyan University on Sunday evening as the Marlins avenged a negative outcome in the ODAC title game from the spot with a semifinal-clinching effort to advance past defending champion Christopher Newport University in the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship quarterfinals.
  • Marlins Score Twice in First Half, Trounce UW-La Crosse in NCAA Third Round
    November 19, 2022
    First half goals from Shyenne Diaz and Sam Crawford combined with a strong defensive effort that featured eight saves from keeper Rachel Quigley have propelled Virginia Wesleyan University to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship with a 2-1 victory over the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on Saturday afternoon.
  • Soteriou's Goal Lifts Marlins to NCAA Sectional Round
    November 13, 2022
    The Virginia Wesleyan University Women's Soccer team knocked off the 23rd-ranked Rowan University 1-0 in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship on Foster Field at the Tassos Paphites Soccer Complex Sunday afternoon.
  • Marlins Strike Three Times in Win Over Puget Sound
    November 12, 2022
    The Virginia Wesleyan women's soccer team defeated the Logger from the University of Puget Sound 3-0 on Saturday afternoon to open up the 2022 NCAA Women's Soccer Regional pod hosted by the Marlins at the Tassos Paphites Soccer Complex in Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Lynchburg Drop NCAA First Round Contest to Montclair State
    November 12, 2022
    The Old Dominion Athletic Conference champion University of Lynchburg women's soccer team saw its season end at the hands of Montclair State in the NCAA tournament Saturday evening.
  • Washington and Lee Falls to Centre in NCAA First Round
    November 12, 2022
    The No. 18 Washington and Lee women's soccer team saw its 2022 season come to an end on Saturday after a 2-1 loss to Centre in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • ODAC Announces All-ODAC Women's Soccer Awards
    November 09, 2022
    Virginia Wesleyan University and Washington and Lee University collected eight all-conference awards each in addition to combining for three special individual honors to headline the 2022 All-ODAC Women's Soccer Awards. Bridgewater College midfielder Hanna Randolph earned her second ODAC Player of the Year nod, while Marlins centerback Sam Crawford received newly minted ODAC Defensive Player of the Year laurels, her second straight season earning player of the year recognition. Generals mentor Tiffany Pins was tabbed the ODAC Coach of the Year by her peers, while VWU's forward Shyenne Diaz garnered ODAC Rookie of the Year distinction. Ferrum College midfielder Allison Setlak was recognized as the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the conference's athletic communications personnel. There are a lot of new names on this year's all-conference lists with just 15-of-39 standouts repeating as All-ODAC honorees from a season ago. Nine of those 15 back-to-back award winners appear on this season's All-ODAC First Team.
  • Lynchburg Joined by Virginia Wesleyan and Washington and Lee in NCAA Women's Soccer Bracket
    November 07, 2022
    For the sixth-time in ODAC women's soccer history, three teams will represent the conference in the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament field. ODAC champion University of Lynchburg, owners of the league's automatic berth to the NCAA postseason, will be joined by Virginia Wesleyan University and Washington and Lee University as at-large selections by the Division III Women's Soccer Championship Committee. Turn back the clock to 2018 for the last time the ODAC featured three teams on the national women's soccer stage. Lynchburg will be making its conference-record 21 appearance in an NCAA bracket. The 2014 national champions are 29-17-6 in their previous showings. Virginia Wesleyan is in the field for a 14th time, having posted an 8-12-4 mark in their 13 other appearances. Both the Hornets and Marlins played for the walnut & bronze in 2021, but Washington and Lee is in the field for the first time since 2016. The Generals are 5-5-2 in six previous tournament berths.
  • Lynchburg Earns ODAC Women's Soccer Title on PKs Over Virginia Wesleyan
    November 06, 2022
    The University of Lynchburg lifted its ODAC record 17th women's soccer trophy following an instant classic of a title clash with Virginia Wesleyan University at the Marlins' Trinder Center on Sunday afternoon. The two squads played to a 1-1 draw through 110 minutes of regulation and two extra-time periods before a save by Lynchburg keeper Jade Lecklider on VWU's seventh-round penalty kick clinched the Hornets first crown since 2018. Sunday's contest marked the sixth time an ODAC women's soccer championship was awarded via penalty kicks including three of the past four league title matches. Five additional conference championship games were decided in extra-time. In addition to another trophy for its showcases, Lynchburg earns the ODAC's automatic entry into the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament. The selection show for the 64-team field is set for Monday, November 7, at 2:00 p.m. ET on NCAA.com.
  • ODAC Athletes of the Week | Field Hockey, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
    October 31, 2022
    Week nine marks the final report of the season for field hockey, men's and women's soccer, and volleyball with those sports now entering the ODAC postseason. Those earning weekly honors for Monday, October 31, include (pictured, from left and top): Everett McCloskey and Shyenne Diaz from Virginia Wesleyan men's and women's soccer, Betty Boatwright from Washington and Lee field hockey, Grace Parker from Randolph-Macon volleyball, and Dalton Jobe and Brynn Martinson from W&L men's and women's swimming.
  • Bridgewater Holds Top Seed in Upcoming ODAC Women's Soccer Tourney
    October 29, 2022
    The eight-team field for the 2022 ODAC Women's Soccer Tournament is set following results from Saturday afternoon. Bridgewater College looks down upon the league table from the top perch, securing the #1 seed in the upcoming postseason event.
  • ODAC Athletes of the Week | Field Hockey, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
    October 24, 2022
    The final week of the ODAC regular season is upon us with field hockey, soccer, and volleyball completing action in week eight. Strong performances impacted standings greatly over the past seven days with brackets only a few days away from being revealed. Those earning weekly honors for Monday, October 24, include (pictured, from left and top): Samuel Bass and Lindsay White from Washington and Lee men's and women's soccer, Peyton Kirchner from Roanoke volleyball, Regan Leach and Ahmad Woodson from Lynchburg women's and men's swimming, and Kessa Romero from Lynchburg field hockey.
  • ODAC Athletes of the Week | Field Hockey, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
    October 17, 2022
    While swimming continues to find its feet during the second week of its season, ODAC fall sports are nearing their postseason tournaments with the conclusion of week seven. Those earning weekly honors for Monday, October 17, include (pictured, from left and top): Sydney Smith from Washington and Lee women's soccer, Brennan Lagana from Lynchburg men's soccer, Sydney Heifner from W&L women's volleyball, Paige McBoyle and Dalton Jobe from W&L women's and men's swimming, and Saige Bullock from Roanoke field hockey.
  • ODAC Athletes of the Week | Field Hockey, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
    October 10, 2022
    Swimming enters the weekly reporting process following week six of ODAC competition. Athletes in the pool are already performing like their fellow fall-season Division III standouts. Those earning weekly honors for Monday, October 10, include (pictured, from left and top): Luke Mega and Mac Joly from Lynchburg men's and women's soccer, Grace Vernarelli from Roanoke field hockey, Brynn Martinson and Will Hughes from Washington and Lee women's and men's swimming, and Sarah Marlowe from Averett women's volleyball.
  • ODAC Athletes of the Week | Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball
    October 03, 2022
    Weather played a part in the number of contests competed over the past week, but that did not stop ODAC student-athletes from treating fans to some strong performances in week five of the season. Those earning weekly honors for Monday, October 3, include (pictured, from left and top): Grace Parker from Randolph-Macon volleyball, Luke Mega from Lynchburg men's soccer, Kelsey Jones from Shenandoah field hockey, and Sydney Dombrovskis from Lynchburg women's soccer.
  • ODAC Athletes of the Week | Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball
    September 26, 2022
    The first report of week four for ODAC teams and student-athletes features high scoring outputs and key contributions throughout all four sports. Those earning weekly honors for Monday, September 26, include (pictured, from left and top): Virginia Wesleyan University's Juan Tovar (men's soccer), Shenandoah University's Mairead McKibbin (field hockey), VWU's Morgan Ludovici (women's volleyball), and Roanoke College's MC Petrucelli (women's soccer).
  • ODAC Athletes of the Week | Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball
    September 19, 2022
    We saw big time results from football on Sunday and that trend continues on Monday with some high-profile victories and individual performances to match. We also saw our first few ODAC contests in week three. Those earning ODAC Athlete of the Week for Monday, September 19 include (pictured, from left and top): Hampden-Sydney's Zakky Johnston (men's soccer), Randolph-Macon's Grace Parker (women's volleyball), Washington and Lee's Ann Riley Huber (women's soccer), and Lynchburg's Kayla Brady (field hockey).
  • ODAC Athletes of the Week | Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball
    September 12, 2022
    We are just two weeks into the new campaign and already ODAC teams are posting some impressive results with outstanding individual performances from many student-athletes. A few of those are featured in this first Monday report of the 2022 season with (pictured from left and top) Shenandoah's Mairead McKibbin (field hockey), Guilford's Madison Green (women's soccer), Randolph-Macon's Teddy Westervelt (men's soccer) and Roanoke's Peyton Kirchner (women's volleyball) earning ODAC Athlete of the Week laurels.
  • ODAC Athletes of the Week | Cross Country, Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball
    September 06, 2022
    The first full week of the 2022 season is in the books. ODAC student-athletes gave fans a treat with some near mid-season form in the early going, leading many to believe we are in for a banner campaign. Those earning ODAC Athlete of the Week awards for Tuesday, September 6, include (pictured, from left and top): Shyenne Diaz from Virginia Wesleyan women's soccer, Mairead McKibbin from Shenandoah field hockey, Abbey Clayton from VWU women's volleyball, Charles Scharf and Carolyn Todd from Washington and Lee cross country, and Kenny Robles from Lynchburg men's soccer.
  • Defending Champs Virginia Wesleyan Picked Atop ODAC Women's Soccer Poll
    August 25, 2022
    Parity has become the norm in ODAC women's soccer with four different schools lifting the last four conference trophies. References to the number four continue in the 2022 ODAC Women's Soccer Preseason Poll with four schools earning first place votes, including chart-topper Virginia Wesleyan University. The defending champion Marlins secured eight first place votes on the way to 161 points. Bridgewater College collected 150 tallies powered by three top nods. University of Lynchburg, last season's runner-up, sits just two points back at 148 markers with a pair of first place considerations. Washington and Lee University received the remaining top vote and slots fourth with 141 points. Randolph-Macon College (111), Roanoke College (110), and Shenandoah University (103) each cracked the 100-point barrier.