Lynchburg Takes Three Top Awards as All-ODAC Women’s Soccer Team Released
For immediate release – 11/8/2011 - #148
Lynchburg Takes Three Top Awards as All-ODAC Women's Soccer Team Released
FOREST, VA – Lynchburg College senior midfielder Brittany Klippstein earned the 2011 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Player of the Year Award, Dr. Todd Olsen was named the Coach of the Year and Dessi Dupuy earned the co-Rookie of the Year honors Tuesday as the conference office released its 2011 all-conference team.
Klippstein scored 14 goals this season, including an impressive six game-winning tallies, including the game's only score Saturday as the Hornets defeated Virginia Wesleyan College 1-0 in the ODAC Tournament Final. She added seven assists for 35 points, ranking third on the team in goals and points and second in assists. For her career, Klippstein has 52 goals, placing her fifth currently in school history, and is just two shy of third place. She was an All-ODAC first-team selection last year.
Dupuy broke the single-season LC scoring record this year, and currently sits third overall in NCAA Division III with 27 goals. She has netted four game-winning goals and has added six assists. Dupuy scored five times in a win over Eastern Mennonite University, tying the school record for goals in a game.
Dr. Olsen claims his seventh ODAC Coach of the Year Award and his second-straight. The Hornets are 19-2-1 overall and finished the ODAC regular-season slate 10-0-1 before posting three-straight wins in the conference tournament. He has 294 career wins at Lynchburg College and has led LC to 10 ODAC crowns.
LC has four players on the first-team: Klippstein, Dupuy, Angela Bosco and Beverly Hoath. Bosco, a sophomore forward, trails only Dupuy in the conference scoring leaders. She has tallied 18 goals and 41 points, ranking second in the conference in both categories. Bosco ranks 24th this week in the NCAA in goals and 35th in total points. Hoath, a senior defender, has been a cornerstone of the Hornet defense the last four seasons. This season, she has helped the Hornets allow just seven goals in 22 matches and only two in 14 matches against ODAC foes.
LC boasted three members of the second team unit: Joanie Snyder, Tori Dott and Jackie Bader. Snyder, a senior forward, is tied for the ODAC lead and is fifth in the nation with 14 assists, and also has posted three goals. Bader, a senior goalkeeper, has made 21 saves this season to go with a 0.36 goals-against average and a .778 save percentage. Dott, a sophomore defender and last year's ODAC Rookie of the Year, joined with Hoath and Bader to form the ODAC's best statistical defense.
Junior Jessica Gonzalez earned third-team accolades after scoring three goals this season. The midfielder scored the game-tying tally during LC's regular-season game in the closing minutes against Virginia Wesleyan College, a 2-1 victory to clinch home-field advantage in the ODAC Tournament.
Lynchburg College hosts three games this weekend in the NCAA Division III Tournament's first and second rounds. The first two rounds begin Saturday, November 12 with the two winners playing Sunday at 5 p.m. LC plays SUNY-New Paltz (NY) while the other matchup features Rowan University (NJ) and Shenandoah University (VA). Lynchburg will play in the first game at 5 p.m., with the second game starting at 7:30.