ODAC Announces All-ODAC Women's Soccer Awards

ODAC Announces All-ODAC Women's Soccer Awards

FOREST, Va. --- 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.

BC's Randolph is now the first five-time All-ODAC First Team honoree in league women's soccer history. She is joined by VWU's Crawford and W&L midfielder Grace Wielechowski as repeat first team choices. Eagles forward Skyler Daum was an All-ODAC Second Team pick last year, a distinction shared by University of Lynchburg centerback Haleigh Casey. Two fellow Hornets in keeper Jade Lecklider and centerhalf Emily Santana moved up from the 2021 All-ODAC Third Team. Randolph-Macon College forward Olivia Owens and Roanoke College defender Eliza Ryan also moved up from the third team.

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Randolph, a graduate student from Woodbridge, Va., is the first five-time All-ODAC First Team honoree in women's soccer conference history in addition to being a two-time ODAC Player of the Year. Randolph was the lynchpin in Bridgewater's midfield the past five seasons as she racked up 78 points on 27 goals and 24 assists. That included six goals and six assists to help the Eagles top the 2022 ODAC standings at 9-1 in league play with a 13-4-1 overall record. Randolph found the scoresheet multiple times on two different occasions this season. She scored once and dished out two assists in a 7-0 victory over Ferrum in late-September, and then came through with two goals and an assist in a 4-0 victory at Roanoke in mid-October.

Crawford, a senior from Bensalem, Pa., is now a three-time All-ODAC First Team honoree following a third team selection in 2019. She was tabbed the ODAC Rookie of the Year that season and earned ODAC Player of the Year laurels last season. Crawford overcame a preseason injury to again lead a stout Marlins backline that has surrendered just nine goals in all games played. That number improves to just three tallies in conference play for a 0.30 goals against average. Crawford helped VWU post 12 shutouts this season including seven against league foes. She got forward to record just her second career with an assist on fellow All-ODAC First Team pick Molly Gobble's 27th minute goal in a 4-0 win over Roanoke. Crawford and the Marlins enter the NCAA Tournament for the second time in as many years on the weekend with Virginia Wesleyan serving as an early round host.

possesses a unique combination of strength and speed at the heart of Virginia Wesleyan's defense. She is the talisman of a defensive unit that has tied for a league-best 12 shutouts in 19 games played. VWU has allowed just 12 goals towards a 0.61 goals against average. In ODAC play, the Marlins surrendered just four goals and posted a 0.43 GAA bolstered by six shutouts. In the ODAC Tournament, Crawford helped the Marlins see out a trio of 1-0 victories on the way to the conference championship. Crawford got forward to record her first collegiate point this season as she assisted Emma Acanfora on the second goal in a 2-0 victory at Roanoke on October 9.

Pins is in her first season guiding the Washington and Lee program and her 12th season as a collegiate women's soccer head coach. She has led the Generals back to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time since 2016 with the Generals preparing for early round action at Emory University. Washington and Lee owns a 14-1-5 record entering the national field, which included a 19-game unbeaten between to start the season before falling in the ODAC semifinals to Virginia Wesleyan. Pins boasts a current overall record of 147-53-32 (.703).

Diaz, a first-year from Virginia Beach, Va., is the second straight ODAC Rookie of the Year award winner for VWU with fellow front-line player Brecain McClenahan collecting the 2021 honor. A two-time ODAC Player of the Week honoree, Diaz is currently third in the ODAC in points (26) and second in goals scored (12). She has also dished out a pair of assists. Six of her goals are considered game-winning efforts, which is the most in the league by three goals over the next closest player. Diaz scored multiple goals in a game three times including a hat trick in a 4-1 victory at Randolph-Macon.

Setlak, a senior from Cary, N.C., stands out for the Panthers both on and off the field. In the classroom, Setlak maintains a 3.98 grade point average as a business administration major with an emphasis on business management. She is also working towards a Spanish minor. The Boone Honors College member and Ferrum SAAC co-chair isa three-time honoree on the ODAC All-Academic Team in addition to five appearances on the Ferrum Presidents List and one Dean's List distinction. Setlak is a member of the Alpha Chi national honor society and the National Society of Leadership and Success. She is a two-year honors program mentor and tutors fellow Ferrum students in biology and Spanish. She is a four-year volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, has served as a volunteer tax assistant for the VITA Program, and has also volunteered for Ferrum's sports information operations.

On the field, Setlak finished the season with team-highs of 17 points and seven goals to go with three assists. Twice she registered two goals in a game in a 2-0 victory at Meredith and a 13-1 triumph over Hollins. For her career, Setlak registered 30 points on 12 goals and six assists.

Listed below are the 2022 All-ODAC Women's Soccer Awards. For more information, visit any of the participating schools' websites, 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.

ODAC Player of the Year: Hanna Randolph, Gr., M, Bridgewater
ODAC Defensive Player of the Year: Sam Crawford, Sr., D, Virginia Wesleyan
ODAC Coach of the Year: Tiffany Pins, Washington and Lee
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Shyenne Diaz, Fy., F, Virginia Wesleyan
ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Allison Setlak, Sr., M, Ferrum

Skyler Daum^ Jr. F Bridgewater
Olivia Owens+ Jr. F Randolph-Macon
Shyenne Diaz Fy. F Virginia Wesleyan
Lindsay White Sr. F Washington and Lee
Hanna Randolph* Gr. M Bridgewater
Emily Santana+ Sr. M Lynchburg
Molly Gobble Jr. M Virginia Wesleyan
Grace Wielechowski* Sr. M Washington and Lee
Haleigh Casey^ So. D Lynchburg
Eliza Ryan+ Sr. D Roanoke
Sam Crawford* Sr. D Virginia Wesleyan
Brenna Wehner Sr. D Washington and Lee
Jade Lecklider+ Jr. GK Lynchburg
Madison Green Sr. F Guilford
Sydney Dombrovskis So. F Lynchburg
Morgan O’Neill^ Jr. F Roanoke
Ann Riley Huber So. F Washington and Lee
Sammie Hoefs So. M Randolph-Macon
Riley Russ So. M Randolph-Macon
Elizabeth McGee Jr. M Shenandoah
Louisa Bynum^ Jr. M Washington and Lee
Maren Dougherty* Jr. D Bridgewater
Abigail Pesut Fy. D Randolph-Macon
Kaitlyn Duswalt^ So. D Virginia Wesleyan
Mady Laudisi Jr. D Washington and Lee
Sydney Smith Jr. GK Washington and Lee
Megan Dee Sr. F Lynchburg
MC Petrucelli Jr. F Roanoke
Chandler Gallant So. F Shenandoah
Alexis Miller So. F Virginia Wesleyan
Sophie Walsh Sr. M Lynchburg
Cameron Shackford So. M Roanoke
Kalyn Byrd So. M Virginia Wesleyan
Sarah Zimmerman Fy. M Washington and Lee
Madison Ferrone So. D Bridgewater
Claire Lloyd^ So. D Lynchburg
Grace Turney So. D Randolph-Macon
Lexi Soteriou Jr. D Virginia Wesleyan
Rachel Quigley^ Jr. GK Virginia Wesleyan
* 2021 All-ODAC First Team
^ 2021 All-ODAC Second Team
+ 2021 All-ODAC Third Team