Williams Named Rookie of the Year, Lee Earns All-ODAC Honors

Williams Named Rookie of the Year, Lee Earns All-ODAC Honors

FOREST, Va. – Freshman Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./ Halifax Academy) was named the ODAC Rookie of the Year and selected to the First Team All-ODAC on Thursday night. Junior Amber Lee (Rockville, Va./ Patrick Henry) joins Williams by being named to the Third Team All-ODAC. The All-ODAC teams are nominated and voted on by the ODAC coaches.

Williams has scored 481 points this season, shooting 60.7 percent from the floor with 184 field goals made. She has grabbed 332 rebounds, which is currently second highest in R-MC history. Only second behind Bekkie Siebel (’90-’91) who had 347.

Kelly has been named ODAC POTW four times her rookie year, as well as the USBWA DIII National Player of the Week. She had a scoring best against Hollins with 30 points. Her best rebounding game came against Roanoke, where she had 20 boards. Williams currently has 21 double-doubles in 26 games played, the highest in the ODAC. She has 64 blocks this season, which is six blocks short of R-MC all-time block top 10.

Currently, Willliams leads the league in rebounds per game (12.8), as well as total rebounds (332), offensive rebounds (130), defensive rebounds (202), field goal percentage (60.7%) and points per 40 minutes (26.6). She is fourth in the ODAC in points per game with 18.5.

Lee is averaging 11.1 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game. She had a season high 22 points against Virginia Wesleyan. She also recorded six blocks against W&L and had a season best 15 rebounds twice, at Va. Wesleyan and EMU. Lee has 37 blocks for the season.

Lee has recorded four double-doubles this season. She has scored double-digit points in 14 games this season, shooting 47% from the field making 113 field goals.

R-MC will play in the ODAC Quarterfinals on Friday, February 24th at 3 p.m. #5 R-MC takes on #4 EMU at the Salem Civic Center. 

 

2017 ALL-ODAC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAMS

ODAC Player of the Year: Jessica Lam, Sr., G., Bridgewater
ODAC Coach of the Year: Abby Pyzik Smith, Lynchburg
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Kelly Williams, Fr., C., Randolph-Macon
ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Cary Beahm, Sr., F., Roanoke

 

All-ODAC First Team

Charmaine Hairston

Sr.

G

Lynchburg

Jayla Harris #

So.

G

Virginia Wesleyan

Jessica Lam ^

Sr.

G

Bridgewater

Emily Perszyk

Sr.

G

Washington and Lee

Anais Weatherly *

Sr.

F

Guilford

Kelly Williams

Fr.

C

Randolph-Macon

 

All-ODAC Second Team

Cary Beahm *

Sr.

F

Roanoke

Taylor Blevins #

So.

F

Emory & Henry

Megan Jacoby #

Sr.

G

Emory & Henry

Caroline Naumann

Jr.

F

Lynchburg

Myneshia Walker

Jr.

G

Eastern Mennonite

Heaven Walters

Sr.

F

Guilford

 

All-ODAC Third Team

Jonae Guest

Sr.

C

Eastern Mennonite

Amber Lee

Jr.

F

Randolph-Macon

Kaitlyn Lehan

Jr.

C

Bridgewater

Lauren Ramsey ^

Jr.

G

Guilford

Chloe Roach

Fr.

G

Eastern Mennonite

Molly Shephard

So.

F

Lynchburg

 
 
 
 

* 2016 All-ODAC First Team
# 2016 All-ODAC Second Team
^ 2016 All-ODAC Third Team