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Bergey Earns Scholar-Athlete of the Year Honor; Six Named to All-ODAC Lists

Bergey Earns Scholar-Athlete of the Year Honor; Six Named to All-ODAC Lists

FOREST, Va. – Sophomore Katy Bergey earned the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor and also proved her prowess on the court with a first-team selection to lead six Bridgewater Eagles women's tennis players who earned spots on the 2012 All-ODAC teams announced on Wednesday.

The ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award is awarded following voting by the conference's sports information directors.

Bergey, a sophomore from Harrisonburg, Va., excelled both on and off the court for the Eagles.  In the classroom, Bergey maintains a 3.931 grade point average as a business major. She is a three-time honoree on the Bridgewater College Dean's List, and is a member of the All-ODAC Academic Team. 

On the court, Bergey adds this honor to All-ODAC First Team laurels at #2 singles and All-ODAC second-team accolades at #1 doubles. She posted a 13-3 overall singles record, including a 9-1 mark in ODAC play. In doubles action, she and Gordon went 12-5 at #1 doubles, 8-2 in league matches. The sophomore ended the season on a 10-match winning streak.

Aside from Bergey, five other players were named to the All-ODAC list in singles and doubles play.

On the second team, the Eagles picked up two selections each in singles and doubles.

At number five singles, junior Olivia Stone earned nine victories in the spring and posted a 7-1 mark in conference play to earn a second-team selection. The honor is the first of Stone's career. At number five, Stone went 8-2 and notched a 1-2 record at number four in limited action.

Senior Ally McConaughy picked up a second-team nod at number six singles after turning in a stellar season in the Crimson and Gold. McConaughy rolled up eight conference wins on the year - the second-highest conference singles wins tally of the season. The Columbia, Conn. native ended the season on a nine-match winning streak. McConaughy wrapped up her stellar four-year career with a program record 42 singles wins, surpassing the old record by one victory.

In doubles action, Bergey and sophomore teammate Katie Gordon picked up second-team honors in top flight doubles. The sophomore duo posted a 12-5 record in dual match action and earned an 8-1 mark at the number one doubles post.  

McConaughy teamed up with longtime doubles partner Emily Schweitzer to earn all-conference honors on the ODAC second team. The senior duo teamed up to post a dozen victories during the spring and led the Eagles doubles teams with nine wins in ODAC play. The duo ranks first and second on the career doubles wins list, with McConaughy's 54 career doubles victories edging Schweitzer by one win.

Three Eagles earned third team honors in singles action.

Gordon was a third-team selection in top flight singles after another outstanding year for the Eagles. During the spring, Gordon rolled up an 8-6 mark, while cruising to seven victories in conference action, all at number one. The honor is the first of Gordon's career.

Sophomore Brittany Wilson picked up a third-team nod at number three singles after posting another stellar season. Wilson went 7-6 in dual-match affairs and rolled to a solid 7-1 mark in conference action.

Schweitzer rounded things out with a third-team selection at number four singles. The Richmond, Va. native went 9-6 during the spring campaign and posted a 7-2 record in conference play.

Washington and Lee freshman Sonja Meighan took home a pair of individual honors, securing the ODAC Player and Rookie of the Year awards following a stellar first season in Lexington.  The Generals' head coach, Eric Ishida, was tabbed as the ODAC Coach of the Year. Sweet Briar College was honored with the Team Sportsmanship Award.

Bridgewater rounded out the year with a 12-5 overall record and earned a berth to the conference semifinals.


ODAC Player of the Year:
Sonja Meighan, Fr., Washington and Lee
ODAC Coach of the Year: Eric Ishida, Washington and Lee
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Sonja Meighan, Fr., Washington and Lee
ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Katy Bergey, So., Bridgewater
Team Sportsmanship Award: Sweet Briar College

All-ODAC First Team
#1 Singles:
Sonja Meighan, Fr., Washington and Lee
#1 Singles: Karen Montoya, Jr., Hollins
#2 Singles: Katy Bergey, So., Bridgewater
#2 Singles: Lauren Lukas, Sr., Washington and Lee
#3 Singles: Patricia Kirkland, Fr., Washington and Lee
#4 Singles: Jen Snyder, Sr., Washington and Lee
#5 Singles: Allison Hupalo, Fr., Washington and Lee
#6 Singles: Sallie Griffin, Jr., Washington and Lee

#1 Doubles: Lauren Lukas (Sr.)/Trelsie Sadler (Sr.), Washington and Lee
#1 Doubles: Karen Montoya (Jr.)/Priscila Montoya (So.), Hollins
#2 Doubles: Cameron Dorsey (So.)/Patricia Kirkland (Fr.), Washington and Lee
#3 Doubles: Meghan Buell (Fr.)/Sonja Meighan (Fr.), Washington and Lee

All-ODAC Second Team
#1 Singles:
Laura Dodson, Jr., Roanoke
#1 Singles: Patricia Verdezoto, Fr., Randolph
#2 Singles: Victoria Coffee, Fr., Hollins
#2 Singles: Corbin Leitch, Jr., Roanoke
#3 Singles: Jennifer Antoszyk, Fr., Roanoke
#4 Singles: Shawnte Woodson, Sr., Hollins
#5 Singles: Olivia Stone, Jr., Bridgewater
#6 Singles: Ally McConaughy, Sr., Bridgewater

#1 Doubles: Katy Bergey (So.)/Katie Gordon (So.), Bridgewater
#1 Doubles: Laura Dodson (Jr.)/Corbin Leitch (Jr.), Roanoke
#2 Doubles: Victoria Coffee (Fr.)/Sarah Grace McCormick (Fr.), Hollins
#3 Doubles: Ally McConaughy (Sr.)/Emily Schweitzer (Sr.), Bridgewater

All-ODAC Third Team
#1 Singles:
Katie Gordon, So., Bridgewater
#2 Singles: Katelynn Duncan, So., Virginia Wesleyan
#3 Singles: Brittany Wilson, So., Bridgewater
#4 Singles: Emily Schweitzer, Sr., Bridgewater
#5 Singles: Tina Kakadelis, Fr., Holllins
#6 Singles: Meredith Shaffer, Fr., Guilford

#1 Doubles: Kim Kleimeier (Jr.)/Natalie Sutton (So.), Guilford
#2 Doubles: Haley Andrews (Fr.)/Allison Hewitt (Fr.), Guilford
#3 Doubles: Tina Kakadelis (Fr.)/Shawnte Woodson (Sr.), Hollins