Field Hockey

 

Five Earn Spots on All-ODAC Field Hockey Lists; Burleson and Augsburger Tabbed to First Team

FOREST, Va. – Sophomore Caroline Augsburger and senior Joan Burleson were named to the first team and were among the five selections for the Bridgewater Eagles as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announced its All-ODAC field hockey teams on Thursday morning.

Augsburger and Burleson each earned first team honors for the first time, while freshman Taylor Prillaman picked up second team accolades and junior Colleen Dickson and freshman Rachael Loy picked up third team honors.

Augsburger turned in a stellar season for the Eagles during her rookie year with the program. The Lancaster, Pa. native netted three goals and dished out a team-high nine assists to help lead the Eagles to an 11-win campaign. Augsburger's nine assists marks the highest number of helpers for a Bridgewater player since Sarah Anne Evans' nine-assist effort during the 2003 season. The sophomore was also named to the ODAC All-Tournament team after dishing out four assists in Bridgewater's two postseason outings.

Burleson put the finishing touches on an outstanding career by earning first team All-ODAC accolades for the first time. The senior was named to the second team during each of her first three seasons with the program. This season, Burleson tallied four goals and dished out a pair of assists as she helped lead the Eagles to a berth in the semifinal round of the ODAC Tournament. Burleson's four goals during the 2012 season was a career-high as the senior started in all 19 games. Recently, the Newport News, Va. native was selected to compete in the 2012 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Senior Game at William Smith College on November 17.

Prillaman led the way for the Eagles on the offensive end during the 2012 season to earn second team honors. The freshman tallied 15 goals on the year, which marks the program's highest single-season output of the 21st century. During the course of the year, Prillaman owned a six-game goal-scoring streak and tallied three multi-goal games. The Magnolia, Del. native also netted four game-winning goals for the Eagles during her first year with the program.

Dickson was outstanding for the Eagles posting a 19-point season to earn third team All-ODAC honors. The junior netted seven goals and dished out five assists to help lead the Eagles to their highest wins total since 1998. Dickson tallied two goals in Bridgewater's 3-2 win over Sewanee and posted two game winners on the year.

Loy was impressive for Bridgewater during her rookie season with the Eagles, becoming a stalwart on the Eagles' corner inserts. A native of Millerstown, Pa., Loy registered four goals and dished out a pair of assists to help lead the way for the Eagles. Loy netted the game-winning goal in Bridgewater's 8-0 win over Hood during the latter part of the season.

Lynchburg College midfielder Shelly Milks took home a pair of major honors as part of the 2012 ODAC Field Hockey awards. The Hornets' senior won ODAC Player of the Year distinction for the third straight season, and was tabbed the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete for the second year in a row. Shenandoah University's Kim Iman-Bianchi was named the ODAC Coach of the Year, while SU freshman Alexandra Darrow was selected as the ODAC Rookie of the Year.

Bridgewater wrapped up the 2012 campaign with an 11-8 overall record.

 

2012 ALL-ODAC FIELD HOCKEY TEAMS

ODAC Player of the Year: Shelly Milks, Sr., M, Lynchburg
ODAC Coach of the Year: Kim Iman-Bianchi, Shenandoah
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Alexandra Darrow, Fr., A/M, Shenandoah
ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Shelly Milks, Sr., M, Lynchburg

 

ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM

Player

Class

Pos.

School

Caroline Augsburger

So.

M

Bridgewater

Joan Burleson

Sr.

M

Bridgewater

Carrie Jacobs

So.

D

Randolph-Macon

Lindsay Leonard

Sr.

M

Lynchburg

Nicole Marburger

Jr.

D

Lynchburg

Shelly Milks

Sr.

M

Lynchburg

Adriana Santiago

Sr.

M

Eastern Mennonite

Lauren Seal

Jr.

A

Randolph-Macon

Victoria Van Natten

Sr.

F

Washington and Lee

Amber VanHorn

Sr.

D

Shenandoah

Nicole Woodworth

Sr.

GK

Randolph-Macon

 
 
 
 

ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM

Alexandra Darrow

Fr.

A

Shenandoah

Kelly Finn

Jr.

A

Roanoke

Amelia Goebel

Sr.

M

Virginia Wesleyan

Riley Hampsch

Jr.

D

Washington and Lee

Bethany Hench

So.

D

Eastern Mennonite

Taylor Lober

Jr.

M

Virginia Wesleyan

Eve Mergenthaler

Fr.

D

Sweet Briar

Olivia Newman

Jr.

D

Randolph-Macon

Taylor Prillaman

Fr.

A

Bridgewater

Darian Shuker

So.

GK

Roanoke

Melanie Tenney

Jr.

D

Lynchburg

 
 
 
 

ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM

Stacey Bechtel

So.

D

Roanoke

Jessica Blanks

Jr.

M

Eastern Mennonite

Julienne Brown

Sr.

A

Roanoke

Jenessa Derstine

So.

A

Eastern Mennonite

Colleen Dickson

Jr.

A

Bridgewater

Rachel Gardner

So.

A

Randolph-Macon

Courtney Gillete

Fr.

D

Lynchburg

Jillian Gorman

Jr.

M

Virginia Wesleyan

Katie Kline

So.

M

Lynchburg

Kirsten Kyne

Sr.

GK

Washington and Lee

Rachael Loy

Fr.

M

Bridgewater

Claire Townsley

Fr.

A

Washington and Lee

Kelli Williams

Jr.

M

Lynchburg