Releford Named ODAC POY; Three Other Hornets Honored

For immediate release – 11/13/2012 - #169
Releford Named ODAC POY; Three Other Hornets Honored

FOREST, VA – Four Hornets were honored Tuesday with the release of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) awards, including Michael Releford, who took home the highest honor.  Scott Allison and Tyler Carbaugh, both of Roanoke College, were named Coach of the Year and Rookie of the Year respectively.  Eastern Mennonite University's Ryan Eshleman was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Releford had another brilliant season in net for LC.  Starting all 18 games, he allowed only 14 goals on the year, for a goals against average of 0.75.  He made 70 saves, with a save percentage of .833.  Releford recorded seven shutouts, while leading the Hornets to a third-place finish in the ODAC.  This is his third year on the All-ODAC first-team.

Joining Releford on the first-team is Luke Moore.  The 2011 Rookie of the Year picked up where he left off.  Moore led Lynchburg in goals (eight) and points (17) and finished fifth in the ODAC in goals scored.  He had a streak of three-straight games with a goal, including two against Bridgewater College, which helped him earn ODAC Player of the Week honors.

Two Hornets were named to the second-team this year.  Midfielder Michael Venegas earned his first All-ODAC honor this year.  Venegas started every game in the center of the field and was an instrumental part of the offense.  He used his quick feet to help push the team forward and he added one goal and two assists this year.

The final LC member honored on the second-team was defender Josh Hinkle.  Hinkle played a major role on a defense that had two streaks of over 360 minutes without allowing a goal.  Hinkle also pushed forward during corner kicks and free kicks to use his height to trouble opposing defenses.

Lynchburg finished the season with 7-7-4 overall record and 6-1-4 record in ODAC play.

2012 ALL-ODAC MEN'S SOCCER TEAMS
Player of the Year:
Michael Releford, Jr., GK, Lynchburg
Coach of the Year: Scott Allison, Roanoke
Rookie of the Year: Tyler Carbaugh, Fr., M, Roanoke
ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Ryan Eshleman, Sr., D, Eastern Mennonite

ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM

Forwards

Freddy Gomez

Sr.

Guilford

Luke Moore

So.

Lynchburg

Corey Sindle

Jr.

Randolph

Zach Colby

So.

Washington and Lee

Midfielders

Kevin Gorman

Sr.

Bridgewater

Ronnie Castellanos

Sr.

Guilford

Nick DeProspero

Sr.

Hampden-Sydney

Brian Cornell

Jr.

Virginia Wesleyan

Defenders

Ryan Eshleman

Sr.

Eastern Mennonite

Drew Gunter

Sr.

Guilford

Curran Blackwell

Sr.

Hampden-Sydney

Chris Conover

Sr.

Roanoke

Goalkeeper

Michael Releford

Jr.

Lynchburg

 

 

 

ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM

Forwards

Christian Rhine

Fr.

Eastern Mennonite

Patrick Bain

Jr.

Roanoke

AJ Tierce

Sr.

Roanoke

Brian White

Jr.

Roanoke

Midfielders

Michael Venegas

Jr.

Lynchburg

Jacob Hood

Jr.

Randolph

Tyler Carbaugh

Fr.

Roanoke

Conor Starr

Sr.

Washington and Lee

Defenders

Josh Hinkle

So.

Lynchburg

Will Wolf

Jr.

Randolph

Robin Gollbach

Sr.

Washington and Lee

Basti Richter

Sr.

Washington and Lee

Goalkeeper

Albert Civitarese

So.

Washington and Lee

 

 

 

ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM

Forwards

Sawyer Janes

Jr.

Bridgewater

Andrew Oakes

Fr.

Randolph-Macon

Isaac Arington

So.

Virginia Wesleyan

Travis Walke

Fr.

Virginia Wesleyan

Midfielders

Ryan Tavernaris

Sr.

Bridgewater

Mark Mast

So.

Eastern Mennonite

Greg Carnovale

Sr.

Guilford

Bryan Talbert

Jr.

Hampden-Sydney

Garrett Eldridge

So.

Roanoke

Defenders

Zach Malpass

Jr.

Bridgewater

Coulton Watson

So.

Randolph

Carl Leist

Jr.

Roanoke

Stephen Sawicki

So.

Virginia Wesleyan

Goalkeeper

Michael MacVane

Jr.

Guilford