2017-18 Randolph-Macon Women's Basketball News

  • Silva Schultz Inducted Into Virginia Sports Hall of Fame
    April 09, 2018
    Former Randolph-Macon Women's Basketball standout Megan Silva Schultz has been officially inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place Saturday night at the Sandler Cener for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach. 
  • LaHaye, Williams Headline VaSID All-State Awards
    April 02, 2018
    Randolph-Macon Head Coach Carroll LaHaye and sophomore foward Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) headline the Virginia Sports Information Directors All-State awards, released Monday afternoon. Williams was named the State Player of the Year by VaSID in the college division, while LaHaye was named a Co-Coach of the Year in the college division alongside Emory & Henry’s Anne Crutchfield. Williams also received a spot of the VaSID First Team.
  • Ignoring Adversity, Women's Basketball Forges Own Path in 2017-18
    March 30, 2018
    It was an evolution of sorts; but perhaps not one Head Coach Carroll LaHaye had expected.
  • Williams Earns Third All-American Nod
    March 19, 2018
    Sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) has earned a third All-American nod for her efforts this season, this time from Women’s DIII News. The selection was announced in the published edition for April 2018. Williams earned a First Team spot as a center.
  • Williams Named All-American by D3hoops.com
    March 17, 2018
    Following up her All-American selection by the sports’ coaches, sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) has been selected as an All-American First Teamer by D3hoops.com. The selection was made by the staff at D3hoops.com, one of the premiere websites dedicated to Division III basketball. Williams was previously selected as the D3hoops.com South Region Player of the Year.
  • Williams Selected By WBCA As All-American
    March 16, 2018
    The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association has selected sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C/Halifax Academy) as an All-American, closing out a tremendous season for the second-year player. Williams was one of the national leaders in scoring, rebounding and blocking at various points of the season, including all three at the same time during the month of January.
  • LaHaye Named Region Coach of the Year
    March 15, 2018
    The membership of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association has recognized Randolph-Macon Head Coach Carroll LaHaye as its South Region Coach of the Year. With the honor, LaHaye becomes a finalist for the United States Marine Corps/WBCA Coach of the Year award.
  • Williams Picks Up Two More Honors, Including Academic All-American
    March 14, 2018
    Sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) picked up another pair of honors Wednesday morning. She was named an Academic All-American Second Team selection for her work both on the court and in the classroom by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Williams was also named as a member of the Richmond Times-Dispatch All-State team Wednesday morning.
  • Williams Named D3hoops.com South Region Player of the Year
    March 13, 2018
    Sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) has been named the D3hoops.com South Region Player of the Year. The vote encompasses players in each region of the country and are nominated and voted on by the country’s sports information directors. Williams has also earned a spot on the All-Region First Team and will be eligible for a D3hoops.com All-American selection.
  • Williams Featured Nationally In Sports Illustrated
    March 12, 2018
    Sophomore Kelly Williams (Garyburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) has been selection by national sports magazine, Sports Illustrated, to be featured as a “Face in the Crowd.” The section features athletes from across the country excelling in their sport. Williams is featured in the latest edition of the magazine.
  • Women’s Basketball Finishes Season With No. 18 CNU
    March 03, 2018
    Randolph-Macon Women’s Basketball’s 2017-18 campaign came to a close Saturday night in NCAA Tournament Second Round action against Christopher Newport 84-58 in Crenshaw Gymnasium. R-MC closes the season with a host of accolades, including ODAC Tournament Champions and the ODAC’s Player of the Year for sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy).
  • Randolph-Macon Advances In NCAA Tournament With 67-56 Victory Over Valley Forge
    March 02, 2018
    Randolph-Macon used a huge surge in the second quarter to push past the visiting University of Valley Forge Patriots 67-56 in the First Round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament Friday evening in Crenshaw Gymnasium. Sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) scored 17 points and set a new school and Old Dominion Athletic Conference record for points in a single season with 715, surpassing previous record-holder, Megan Silva Schultz, who scored 714 points in a the 2005-2006 season.
  • Williams Garners USBWA National Player of The Week Honor
    February 27, 2018
    The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has named sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) as the National Division III Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the fourth time this season. Williams, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, had a stellar three games in Salem as Randolph-Macon won its ninth overall ODAC Championship Sunday with a win over Emory & Henry 72-68.
  • Randolph-Macon and Ashland Set To Host NCAA Basketball Regional
    February 26, 2018
    Randolph-Macon was selected by the NCAA to host the Regional round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament, as announced Monday afternoon by college athletics’ governing body. Three other teams, in addition to Randolph-Macon will compete in opening round games on Friday and Saturday in Crenshaw Gymnasium.
  • Randolph-Macon Wins ODAC Championship With 72-68 Win Over E&H
    February 25, 2018
    Junior Jayla Wade (Newport News, Va. / Heritage) made a baseline drive to break a 68-68 tie with 24 seconds remaining to propel Randolph-Macon to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship in Salem, Va. on Sunday afternoon. It is R-MC’s ninth ODAC Tournament Championship and first since 2014. It also avenged an earlier loss to the Wasps on February 3 in Crenshaw Gym.
  • Wisner Helps R-MC Women’s Basketball Reach ODAC Championship Game
    February 24, 2018
    Junior Kelsey Wisner (York, Pa./Central York) scored 13 points to combine with double-doubles by sophomores Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) and Charlotte Woods (Richmond, Va./Trinity) to lift second-seeded Randolph-Macon to a 65-62 victory over No. 5 Virginia Wesleyan Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the 2018 ODAC Women’s Basketball Championship in the Salem Civic Center.
  • Williams Named Player of the Year; Woods on All-ODAC Team
    February 22, 2018
    Sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Year and as such, secured a spot on the All-ODAC First Team. Sophomore Charlotte Woods (Richmond, Va./Trinity) was also honored with an All-ODAC Third Team selection.
  • Williams Adds Academic Honor To Collection
    February 22, 2018
    Sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) has added an academic award to her collection on the same day she was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s top player of 2017-18. Williams has been selected as a College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District team member.
  • Williams Ties Rebound Mark as #2 R-MC Women's Hoops Moves to Semis
    February 22, 2018
    Sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) registered her 24th double-double of the season and tied the ODAC Tournament record for rebounds in a game with 24 as the second-seeded Randolph-Macon women's basketball team eliminated No. 7 Bridgewater 76-58 Thursday evening in the quarterfinals of the 2018 ODAC Tournament at the Salem Civic Center.
  • R-MC Rises To Third In Latest Regional Rankings
    February 21, 2018
    In the latest round of regional rankings, Randolph-Macon secured the third spot in the metric used by the NCAA to determine postseason position. NCAA regional rankings use strength of schedule and wins among other metric to create an overall ranking for each region in the country. R-MC is in the South region and finds itself ahead of Lynchburg in fourth, but behind Emory & Henry in second.
  • Williams Picks Up D3Hoops.com Honor
    February 20, 2018
    On top of her Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week honor, sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) is collecting another national one. For the second week in a row, Williams has been honored by d3hoops.com in its Team of the Week, which select five players to round out its “starting five” for the week. Williams was honored as a forward this week. It’s the second such honor of both Williams’ career and season.
  • Williams Caps Regular Season With Player of the Week Selection
    February 19, 2018
    Sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) finishes the season with the Old Dominion Athletic Conferences’ final Player of the Week honor of the season. The nod earns Williams her eighth Player of the Week honor this season and 12th of her career.  She has also been the Player of the Week for three weeks in a row.  Randolph-Macon has had a vice grip on the league’s top weekly award for five weeks in a row. Since January 22, R-MC has seen Williams win four Player of the Week honors and sophomore Charlotte Woods (Richmond, Va./Trinity) win one week.
  • Women’s Basketball Downs Roanoke 68-62
    February 17, 2018
    Randolph-Macon had three players score in double figures – including two with double-doubles – as the Yellow Jackets took care of the Roanoke Maroons 68-62 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play in Salem on Saturday. R-MC finishes the regular season at 19-5 and 12-4 in the ODAC. The team is currently ranked sixth in the South Region in the NCAA Regional Rankings.
  • R-MC Earns First Round Bye, Is #2 For Tourney
    February 17, 2018
    The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced the entire 2018 ODAC Women’s Basketball Tournament field, with Randolph-Macon earning the tournament’s second seed. R-MC will face the winner of the #10 Roanoke at #7 Bridgewater matchup.
  • R-MC Remains Sixth in Regional Rankings
    February 15, 2018
    The Randolph-Macon Women’s Basketball team remained in sixth in the NCAA’s Regional Rankings in the South region. R-MC was ranked in the same position last week when the initial rankings were released. The regional rankings help determine seeds for the postseason utilizing wins, losses and a strength of schedule metric. 
  • Williams Receives Two National Honors
    February 13, 2018
    Sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) picked another pair of honors – this time on a national scale. Williams was named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Division III National Player of the Week for the third time this season. She was also named to the d3hoops.com Team of the Week as a forward.
  • Yellow Jackets Sweep Hornets With 61-49 Win
    February 13, 2018
    Randolph-Macon swept its season series with the Lynchburg Hornets with a 61-49 victory Tuesday night in Old Dominion Athletic Conference action at Crenshaw Gymnasium. A pair of Yellow Jackets were in double figures and R-MC outrebounded the Hornets 39-31.
  • ODAC Recognizes Williams for a Seventh Time After Breaking Program Record
    February 12, 2018
    The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has named sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) its Player of the Week for the week ending on February 12. It’s Williams’ seventh time being recognized by the ODAC this season and her 11th overall career honor. Williams is Randolph-Macon’s most decorated Player of the Week and set a program record for points scored in a single game over the weekend. 
  • R-MC Women To Dedicate Game to ReeseStrong Tomorrow
    February 12, 2018
    Tomorrow night, the Randolph-Macon Women's Basketball program will mark its Play4Kay game in honor of former North Carolina State head coach, Kay Yow. Many college basketball programs, teams and organizations raise money for cancer research throughout the season at dedicated games to help defeat all cancers. The teams of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference have proudly been a part of this effort all season. 
  • Williams Scores Program and Career-High 45 at Guilford
    February 10, 2018
    Randolph-Macon sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) scored just over half of the Yellow Jackets’ points – a career-high 45 points -- while senior Teal Reynolds  (Sterling, Va. / Potomac Falls) tied her career-high, scoring 17 points; but it was all not enough for the Yellow Jackets to push ahead of Guilford as R-MC was defeated by the Quakers 98-82 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference action Saturday afternoon. R-MC falls to 17-5 and 10-4 in the ODAC while Guilford gains a game in the standings, going 15-6 overall and 9-5 in the ODAC.
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