Gorman Named To All-ODAC First Team; Three More Eagles Make Third Team
FOREST, Va. – Bridgewater College senior Kevin Gorman was named to the All-ODAC men's soccer first team released Tuesday. Three Eagles – Zach Malpass, Ryan Tavernaris and Sawyer Janes – were named to the all-conference third team.
Gorman tied for the team lead in goals scored with five and was second on the team in assists with four. He recorded an assist on the game-winning goal in the Eagles 2-1 win over nationally-ranked Salisbury. He also registered a hat trick during an 11-minute span in the second half in Bridgewater's 3-1 victory over Stevenson. Gorman was a second-team selection to the All-ODAC team a year ago and an honorable mention pick in 2010.
Tavernaris finished the season with two goals and four assists. The senior midfielder scored a goal in BC's 2-1 victory over nationally-ranked Salisbury and netted the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over Shenandoah. He added an assist on the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory St, Mary's and also had an assist on the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over rival Eastern Mennonite. Tavernaris was also a third-team pick to the All-ODAC team in 2011.
Janes led the Eagles with 15 points on five goals scored to go along with five assists. Janes was involved in five game-winning goals during the regular season. He scored the game-winner in a 2-1 win over Southern Virginia and the 2-1 victory over nationally-ranked Salisbury. He scored both goals, including the game-winner in the final minute, in BC's 2-1 victory over rival EMU. He also had the assist on game-winning goals against St, Mary's and Randolph-Macon.
Malpass helped anchor the Bridgewater defense that recorded a pair of shutouts on the season. The Eagles allowed one or fewer goals in nine games. Malpass was also named to the All-ODAC third team in 2011.
The Eagles finished the season with a 10-8 record. This was the first winning season for the Eagles since 2004 and the most wins in a season since the 2005 team finished 10-10-1.