Three EMU men's soccer players wrapped up their collegiate careers having been voted onto All-ODAC teams with Emmanuel Boamah (Alexandria, Va./West Potomac) earning All-ODAC First Team while Dominic Powers (Culpeper, Va./Fresta Valley Christian) and Dave Drafton (Alexandria, Va./Howard Gardner) with All-ODAC Third Team selections.
Boamah earns his third straight spot on the All-ODAC First Team, and completes his streak of an ODAC honor in each of his four seasons. He was on the Second Team as a freshman. Boamah locked down the middle of EMU's back line as the defender showed a rare blend of athleticism and ball control. He was also a dangerous threat on set pieces and scored a career high four goals this year, including the game winner in the 2-1 come from behind victory over Bridgewater. Boamah also scored the lone goal for the Royals in their ODAC tournament game against Roanoke.
A four year starter in the midfield, Powers had his best season as a senior earning his first All-ODAC selection. His agile touch helped EMU control the middle of the field while he also struck forward and scored for the first time since his sophomore season. Powers scored the game winning goal at Ferrum while picking up two assists on the year.
Drafton also earns his first All-ODAC selection in his senior season after playing a key role all four seasons. The swift forward was a key piece in the Royals offense generating offense by providing speed down the field. Drafton had three assists and scored three goals on the year including the exciting game winning goal against Randolph in overtime.
EMU had a record of 9-9-1 this fall, earning their most ODAC wins since 2011.
Listed below are the 2018 All-ODAC Men'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.
ODAC Player of the Year: Dylan Ritch, Sr., F, Washington and Lee
ODAC Coach of the Year: Mike Singleton, Washington and Lee
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Jack Rawlins, Fr., D, Washington and Lee
ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete: Dan Friedberg, Sr., M, Lynchburg
ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM
Thomas White - Jr. - Bridgewater
Abibi Osman - So. - Lynchburg
Adam Watson - Sr. - Randolph
Ricky Perrault - Sr. - Virginia Wesleyan
Dylan Ritch - Sr. - Washington and Lee
Michael Lyons - Jr. - Ferrum
Jack Ashby - Jr. - Lynchburg
Ben Mackey - So. - Lynchburg
Emmanuel Boamah Sr. Eastern Mennonite
Austin Kues - Sr. - Lynchburg
Jack Rawlins - Fr. - Washington and Lee
Dylan McLaurin - Sr. - Lynchburg
ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM
Joey Daly - Fr. - Lynchburg
Atticus Cooke - Jr. - Roanoke
Will Hamryka - Sr. - Washington and Lee
Leo Alcantara - Jr. - Bridgewater
Spell Carr - Jr. - Hampden-Sydney
Anthony Astruc - Jr. - Randolph-Macon
Philani Mlotshwa - So. - Roanoke
Oliver Dolberg - Jr. - Washington and Lee
Bhayle Kearns - So. - Lynchburg
Ryan Pikunas - Sr. - Lynchburg
Tim Leuenberger - Fr. - Roanoke
Quentin Boric - Sr. - Bridgewater
ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM
Dave Drafton - Sr. - Eastern Mennonite
Tyequis Stallins - Sr. - Emory & Henry
Liam Camilleri - Fr. - Roanoke
Dominic Powers - Sr. - Eastern Mennonite
Dan Friedberg - Sr. - Lynchburg
Viktor Dolberg - Sr. - Washington and Lee
Will Rowson - Sr. - Washington and Lee
Jacob Heiston - Sr. - Bridgewater
Matthew Pagano - Sr. - Bridgewater
Frankie DiOrio - Jr. - Randolph
Jack Miller - Sr. - Washington and Lee
Michael Nyc - Fr. - Washington and Lee