November 12, 2013

Tenney, Williams Lead Way with First-Team Nods, Seven Hornets Honored

For immediate release – 11/12/2013 - #125
Tenney, Williams Lead Way with First-Team Nods, Seven Hornets Honored

FOREST, VA – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released the All-ODAC field hockey teams today and seniors Melanie Tenney and Kelli Williams led the seven Hornet contingency with their first-team nods.

Shenandoah University claimed two major awards as Ashley Cross was named Player of the Year and Ashley Smeltzer received Coach of the Year recognition. Noelani Schulmeyer of Washington and Lee was honored as the Rookie of the Year and Bridgewater's Colleen Dickson was named ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete by the conference sports information directors.

Williams is fourth on the team in scoring with seven goals and four assists. Her game winners against Shenandoah and Wilkes helped the Hornets to a 16-win total.

Tenney, one of three Hornet captains, leads the team with six defensive saves and is fifth in the conference in that category. She has helped Lynchburg to a 1.19 goals against average, best in the league.

Courtney Gillette, Nicole Marburger, and Jordan Seeley were all honored on the second team, while contributing to the defensive effort.

Gillette has provided on both sides of the field, stopping attacks while also putting away three game-winning goals. Marburger has proven to be a versatile player as a senior captain, collecting three defensive saves while netting five goals to go with seven assists. Seeley, a full-time starter for the first time in her career, led the ODAC in save percentage (.857) and goals allowed (17).

Attacks Katie Kline and Kelsey Link were added to the third team.