Royals Put Four On All-ODAC Teams

Royals Put Four On All-ODAC Teams

Fresh off their most wins in five years, EMU's field hockey women were well represented on the All-ODAC Teams announced by the conference today. Two Royals earned an honor for the second straight year, while two others claimed their first award.

Junior Emily Augsburger (Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) claimed a back-to-back spot on the All-ODAC First Team as a defender. She not only helped the defense post three shutouts, but Augsburger was also a versatile weapon on offense, finishing second on the team with seven goals. Adding three assists, she totaled 17 points. All three of the categories were career highs. Augsburger scored the game-winning goal in the 3-2 overtime win over Randolph-Macon on Oct. 26, and added a defensive save to be one of just six women in the ODAC to chart both a game-winner and a defensive save.

Senior midfielder Lorraine Armstrong (Greencastle, Pa./Greencastle-Antrim) moved up to the All-ODAC Second Team in her final season after being All-ODAC Third Team in 2015. A captain for Eastern Mennonite, Armstrong had career highs across the board, finishing with six goals, five assists and 17 points. She led the Royals in assists, and stuck in game-winners against Wilson and Transylvania. Armstrong also finished her career on a high note, scoring a game-tying goal against regular season champ Lynchburg in her final game.

Senior Hannah Daley (Lothian, Md./Southern) and freshman Emily Price (Hampton, Va./Homeschool) each landed on the All-ODAC Third Team.

After playing five games in the field, Daley took over as the team's goalie over the final seven games. EMU went 3-4 over that final stretch, and Daley earned three double digit save efforts. She racked up a career high 20 saves in the season finale against Lynchburg. Despite the limited amount of time between the pipes, Daley was eighth in the ODAC with 68 saves, and third in ODAC-only games with 64. She was also third in the league with a .782 save percentage.

In her first season, Price made an immediate impact for Eastern Mennonite on top of the offense. She racked up 15 goals and 34 points, finishing fourth in the ODAC in each category, and was tied for second on the team with four assists. Price's stick-handling up front helped stretch the opposition's defense and earned her three hat tricks and five multi-goal games. She had game-winners against Notre Dame (Md.) and Sweet Briar, and was the highest-scoring freshman in the ODAC.

The Royals finished with a record of 7-10, four more wins than last year and the most since 2011.

Listed below are the full All-ODAC Field Hockey Teams.  For more information, 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 the ODAC on Twitter at @odacathletics.

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Field Hockey All-Conference Teams

ODAC Player of the Year: Maggie Waxter, Sr., Forward, Washington and Lee
ODAC Coach of the Year: Ashley Smeltzer-Kraft, Shenandoah
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Taylor Hayes, Fr., Midfielder, Shenandoah
ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Kendall Peterson, Sr., Forward, Washington and Lee

 

ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM

Shannon Strosser

Sr.

Midfielder

Bridgewater

Emily Augsburger

Jr.

Defender

Eastern Mennonite

Hannah Krause

Jr.

Defender

Lynchburg

Nikki Simpao

So.

Forward

Lynchburg

Kaitee Nicholas

Sr.

Midfielder

Randolph-Macon

Kelsey Stanley

Jr.

Goalkeeper

Randolph-Macon

Kellie Jasinski

Sr.

Defender

Roanoke

Shelbi Holloman

Sr.

Forward

Roanoke

Elizabeth Pardo

Jr.

Midfielder

Shenandoah

Kendall Peterson

Sr.

Midfielder

Washington and Lee

Maggie Waxter

Sr.

Forward

Washington and Lee

 

ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM

Ali Bishop

Fr.

Goalkeeper

Bridgewater

 

Emily Matisons

Fr.

Forward

Bridgewater

 

Elizabeth Washington

Jr.

Midfielder

Bridgewater

 

Lorraine Armstrong

Sr.

Midfielder

Eastern Mennonite

 

Lacey Elliott

Jr.

Forward

Lynchburg

 

Kaylin Stenson

So.

Defender

Roanoke

 

Kayla Alderman

So.

Forward

Shenandoah

 

Taylor Hayes

Fr.

Midfielder

Shenandoah

 

Asiah Allen

Sr.

Midfielder

Virginia Wesleyan

 

Alyssa Ochsenfeld

Sr.

Defender

Virginia Wesleyan

 

Maggie Sands

Jr.

Mid/Forward

Washington and Lee

 

 

ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM

Laura Gretz

So.

Defender

Bridgewater

Georgia Howard

Fr.

Defender

Bridgewater

Hannah Daley

Sr.

Goalkeeper

Eastern Mennonite

Emily Price

Fr.

Forward

Eastern Mennonite

Kayle Copeman

So.

Forward

Lynchburg

Beka Hess

Sr.

Goalkeeper

Lynchburg

Ashley Heuberger

Sr.

Defender

Lynchburg

Rebecca Schmidt

Jr.

Midfielder

Roanoke

Morgan Payne

So.

Defender

Shenandoah

Lilly MacDonald

Jr.

Midfielder

Washington and Lee

Noelani Schulmeyer

Sr.

Defender

Washington and Lee

Haley Tucker

So.

Forward

Washington and Lee