Traficante Leads Marlin All-ODAC Selections

Traficante Leads Marlin All-ODAC Selections

Traficante Leads Marlin All-ODAC Selections

FOREST, Va. -- Junior Zoe Traficante earned First Team All-ODAC honors on Wednesday afternoon as six Marlins were honored as the All-ODAC teams were released for women's soccer.

Washington and Lee University garnered two major awards as Megan Engeland was named ODAC Player of the Year and mentor Neil Cunningham received ODAC Coach of the Year. Emily Yergin of Shenandoah University earned ODAC Rookie of the Year accolades. Natalie Deacon rounded out the major awards with ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete laurels.

Traficante earned All-ODAC First Team honors for the second straight year with her selection. She was instrumental to the Marlins success this year from her central midfield position. She scored twice this year, at Randolph and at Bridgewater, both game-winning scores.

The Marlins placed three on the All-ODAC Second Team as freshman Marli Hayward, sophomore Ann Marie Moffett, and junior Alexia Vassiliadis were listed.

Hayward led the Marlins with 11 goals, seven of which were game winners. Moffett was just as important on the back line for Virginia Wesleyan, earning second team accolades for the second-straight year. Vassiliadis proved to be a dangerous back, capable of stretching the field and running end line to end line.

Freshmen Ryan McCurry and Taylor Chapman were recognized on the All-ODAC Third Team. McCurry posted five points on the season, contributing points in three straight games from October 19 to October 26. Chapman slid into the starting role and dominated the opposition, allowing 0.70 goals per game. Her 82.7% save mark helped her to 10 shutouts on the year.

ODAC Player of the Year: Megan Engeland, So., Midfielder, Washington and Lee
ODAC Coach of the Year: Neil Cunningham, Washington and Lee
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Emily Yergin, Fr, Forward, Shenandoah
ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Natalie Deacon, Sr., Defender, Lynchburg

ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM   ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM
Forwards   Forwards
Keri Rager Jr. Bridgewater   Isabella Weigel Fr. Bridgewater
Caitlin Mertens So. Lynchburg   Linnea Kremer Sr. Roanoke
Emily Yergin Fr. Shenandoah   Sierra Lynn-Johnson Sr. Roanoke
Caroline Peters So. Washington and Lee   Marli Hayward Fr. Virginia Wesleyan
Midfielders   Midfielders
Marina Clark Sr. Lynchburg   Isabella Krider So. Bridgewater
Emily Whitaker Jr. Roanoke   Kelley Smith Sr. Lynchburg
Zoe Traficante Jr. Virginia Wesleyan   Jennifer Nguyen Sr. Shenandoah
Megan Engeland So. Washington and Lee   Katie Pettit Sr. Washington and Lee
Defenders   Defenders
Natalie Deacon Sr. Lynchburg   Sydney Ryan Fr. Bridgewater
Emily Maxwell Jr. Lynchburg   Laura Sullivan Jr. Roanoke
Michelle Krause Jr. Shenandoah   Ann Marie Moffett So. Virginia Wesleyan
Hollis Tardy Sr. Washington and Lee   Alexia Vassiliadis Jr. Virginia Wesleyan
Goalkeeper   Goalkeeper
Erin Septer Sr. Shenandoah   Tess Frelick Sr. Lynchburg
             
ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM        
Forwards        
Bailey Kratz So. Bridgewater        
Laura Rittenhouse Fr. Eastern Mennonite        
Juliana Evans-Anfom So. Guilford        
Gabby Nelson Fr. Randolph-Macon        
Sara Fuller Fr. Shenandoah        
Midfielders        
Katherine Wight Jr. Bridgewater        
Samantha Bagherpour Sr. Lynchburg        
Camille Bartley Sr. Lynchburg        
Ryan McCurry Fr. Virginia Wesleyan        
Defenders        
Sarah Brennan Jr. Bridgewater        
Caroline Hollandsworth Sr. Randolph-Macon        
Brianna McAuliffe Sr. Roanoke        
Alysha McCleaf Sr. Shenandoah        
Goalkeeper        
Taylor Chapman Fr. Virginia Wesleyan