May 3, 2013

Curran, Gill, Voumard Land on First-Team; Five More Honored by ODAC

For immediate release – 5/3/2013 - #395
Curran, Gill, Voumard Land on First-Team; Five More Honored by ODAC

FOREST, VA – On the eve of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men's lacrosse semifinals and finals, the conference office released the end of the year awards, and eight Hornets received recognition.  Three members of the LC men's lacrosse team – Vin Curran, Jon Gill, and Max Voumard – all earned first-team accolades, with two on the second-team and three on the third-team.

Curran has had a stellar season so far for Lynchburg.  The midfielder is third on the team in goals (23) and fifth in points (28).  Curran also took over the majority of the faceoff duties, winning 56 percent of his attempts this year.  His biggest moment came this year when he scored the game-winning goal over defending national champion Salisbury University.  The ODAC named him Player of the Week the ensuing Monday.

Voumard, the winner of LC's Senior Award this year, has continued his success this year, earning his first First-Team All-ODAC selection.  He leads the team in points (36) and is second in goals (27).  Voumard has started every game on the wing this year, showing his versatility by scooping up 33 groundballs, and assisting on the defensive end when needed.

Gill rounds out the first-team selections, after earning a spot on the second-team last year.  He is one of the top defenders in the league and is routinely asked to shut down other teams' top player.  Gill leads LC with 21 caused turnovers, and is sixth in groundballs with 32.

Adam Davey and Tommy Kestermann both earned their first career honors in 2013, ending up on the second-team.  Starting in goal for the first year, Davey ranks first in save percentage, and second in goals against and goals against average in the ODAC.  He also ranks second on the team in groundballs with 45. 

Kestermann, in only his second year at the position, has made huge strides as a defender after switching from goalie last year.  He is third on the team in groundballs (36) and is second on the team in caused turnovers (20).  Kestermann also showed he still has some of his goalie skills left, as he stepped in front of a shot to prevent a goal against Virginia Wesleyan in a key situation.

Three Hornets made the third-team.  Attack Pat Ohrem has missed several games due to injury, but still scored 15 goals and assisted on 10 more in just 12 games.  Freshman Austin Stewart leads LC with 29 tallies, and has added six helpers this year.  Evan Leeder is the final Lynchburg member on the All-ODAC team.  After playing sparingly as a freshman, Leeder has started every game and has caused 14 turnovers on the year.

The Hornets, the #2-seed in the ODAC tournament, take on Washington and Lee University in the semifinals on Saturday at 4 p.m.  The game will take place at Roanoke College in Salem, VA.

2013 ALL-ODAC MEN'S LACROSSE TEAMS

ODAC Player of the Year: Richard Lachlan, Sr., Att., Roanoke
ODAC Coach of the Year: Bill Pilat, Roanoke
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Josh Currier, Fr., Att., Virginia Wesleyan
ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Joe LaSala, Sr., Def. Washington and Lee

ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM
Attack
Josh Currier, Fr., Virginia Wesleyan
Richard Lachlan, Sr., Roanoke
Mac Means, Sr., Washington and Lee
Nick Pappas, Jr., Virginia Wesleyan

Midfield
Vin Curran, Sr., Lynchburg
Conner Dubois, Sr., Roanoke
Max Voumard, Sr., Lynchburg

Long-Stick Midfielder
Brayden Gerrie, Sr., Roanoke

Short-Stick Specialist
Jared Mitchell, Jr., Washington and Lee

Defense
Andrew Fusselbaugh, Sr., Washington and Lee
John Gill, Jr., Lynchburg
Joe LaSala, Sr., Washington and Lee
Cameron Sheppard, Sr., Hampden-Sydney

Goalkeeper
Charles Pease, Jr., Roanoke

ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM
Attack
Jason Andrews, Jr., Randolph-Macon
Cameron Dabir, So., Washington and Lee
James Hughes, So., Hampden-Sydney
Ryan Martin, Sr., Hampden-Sydney

Midfield
Thomas Armstrong, So., Hampden-Sydney
Mike Hayden, Sr., Roanoke
Garrett Paglia, So., Washington and Lee

Long-Stick Midfielder
Austin Black, Jr., Hampden-Sydney

Short-Stick Specialist
Brad Mostowy, Sr., Hampden-Sydney

Defense
Ned Bowden, Jr., Hampden-Sydney
Troy Grogan, Fr., Roanoke
Tommy Kestermann, Jr., Lynchburg
Brandon Kirklin, Sr., Virginia Wesleyan

Goalkeeper
Adam Davey, So., Lynchburg

ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM
Attack
Robert Fox, Fr., Randolph-Macon
Pat Ohrem, Sr., Lynchburg
Will Pilat, Fr., Roanoke
Austin Stewart, Fr., Lynchburg

Midfield
Justin Butler, Jr., Randolph-Macon
Mikey Connors, Sr., Virginia Wesleyan
Jess Hawthorne, Sr., Hampden-Sydney

Long-Stick Midfielder
Noah Lessing, So., Washington and Lee

Short-Stick Specialist
Nick Benhoff, Fr., Randolph-Macon

Defense
Ryan Blackwell, Sr., Randolph
Nick Huckins, So., Guilford
Evan Leeder, So., Lynchburg
Wes Pancoast, So., Roanoke

Goalkeeper
David Noftsinger, So., Hampden-Sydney