FOREST, Va. - Randolph-Macon had four student-athletes recognized as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its women's soccer awards, as voted by the league's head coaches.
Junior defender Lexi Mallory (Charlottesville, Va./Miller School) and freshman midfielder Casey Kent (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) were selected All-ODAC Second Team, while sophomore Mary Virginia Kelley (Midlothian, Va./James River) and freshman Meghan Skevington (Richmond, Va./Deep Run) were named All-ODAC Third Team.
Providing tremendous speed in the back, Mallory started 16 matches for R-MC. She helped the Yellow Jacket defense record six shutout victories on the season. There were four other matches in which the opponent scored just one goal.
Kent was one of two freshmen on either All-ODAC First or Second Team. She led the team and was third in the ODAC with eight assists. Kent was second on the club with 14 points. She paced the Yellow Jackets with 57 shots and 22 shots on goal. Kent netted the game-winning goal in a 1-0 ODAC victory at Bridgewater.
Kelley was also part of the R-MC defense that notched six shutout wins in 2017. She started all 17 matches and recorded two goals and three assists for seven points. Five of her 10 shots were on goal. Kelley tallied the game-winning goal against Sweet Briar.
Skevington led the Yellow Jackets with seven goals and 16 points. She was third on the team with 40 shots and tied for second with 20 shots on goal. Skevington netted two goals, including the game-winner, in a 3-1 win over Penn State Harrisburg in the third match of the season. She also scored twice against Hollins. Skevington had two assists against Hollins.
Under fourth-year head coach Jay Howell, Randolph-Macon went 9-7-1 overall and 6-4 in ODAC play. The Yellow Jackets were 5-2 at home and undefeated on neutral fields. R-MC had a winning record in conference contests for the third straight season.
ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM
Keri Rager *, Sr., F, Bridgewater
Caitlin Mertens *, Jr., F, Lynchburg
Emily Yergin *, So., F, Shenandoah
Anna Pedicone, Fr., F, Virginia Wesleyan
Isabella Krider ^, Jr., M, Bridgewater
Kara Rombough, Jr., M, Lynchburg
Emily Whitaker *, Sr., M, Roanoke
Zoe Traficante *, Sr., M, Virginia Wesleyan
Sarah Brennan +, Sr., D, Bridgewater
Emily Maxwell *, Sr., D, Lynchburg
Laura Sullivan ^, Sr., D, Roanoke
Brooke Adamchak, Jr., D, Virginia Wesleyan
Chris Martin, So., GK, Roanoke
ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM
Anna Sobus, Sr., F, Bridgewater
Kennedy Jakubek, Jr., F, Lynchburg
Alex Davidson, So., F, Virginia Wesleyan
Megan Engeland *, Jr., F, Washington and Lee
Rachel Cooke, Sr., M, Lynchburg
Casey Kent, Fr., M, Randolph-Macon
Ryan McCurry +, So., M, Virginia Wesleyan
Caroline Coppinger, So., M, Washington and Lee
Lexi Mallory, Jr., D, Randolph-Macon
Michelle Krause *, Sr., D, Shenandoah
Shae Geary, So., D, Virginia Wesleyan
Emily Roché, So., D, Washington and Lee
Hayley Talbott, Sr., GK, Bridgewater
ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM
Bailey Kratz +, Jr., F, Bridgewater
Meghan Skevington, Fr., F, Randolph-Macon
Ellie Schad, Fr., F, Roanoke
Liz Keefer, Fr., F, Shenandoah
Catherine Haufe, So., M, Bridgewater
Rachel Sauder, Fr., M, Eastern Mennonite
Georgie Duggan, So., M, Lynchburg
Lucy Perry, Fr., M, Roanoke
Rebecca Collimore, Jr., M, Shenandoah
Annie Sible, So., D, Bridgewater
Mikaela Zook, Sr., D, Eastern Mennonite
Mary Virginia Kelley, So., D, Randolph-Macon
Kelsey Jervis, Sr., D, Washington and Lee
Alicia Zamora, So., GK, Virginia Wesleyan
ODAC Player of the Year: Emily Maxwell, Sr., D, Lynchburg
ODAC Coach of the Year: Mike Van Horn, Bridgewater
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Anna Pedicone, Fr., F, Virginia Wesleyan
ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Emily Maxwell, Sr., D, Lynchburg
* 2016 First Team
^ 2016 Second Team
+ 2016 Third Team