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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Erin Septer||Sr.||Shenandoah||Tess Frelick||Sr.||Lynchburg|
|ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM|
|Laura Rittenhouse||Fr.||Eastern Mennonite|
|Ryan McCurry||Fr.||Virginia Wesleyan|
|Taylor Chapman||Fr.||Virginia Wesleyan|