FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced postseason honors for four Randolph-Macon field hockey student-athletes Tuesday morning. Sophomores Maria Teresa Ambrogi-Torres (Richmond, Va. / Trinity Episcopal School) and Georgia Drescher (Virginia Beach, Va. / Frank W. Cox) were recognized on the All-ODAC Second Team while fellow sophomore Claire Magill (Moseley, Va. / Trinity Episcopal School) was honored with an All-ODAC Third Team spot, as was freshman goalkeeper Gatlin Snyder (Powhatan, Va. / Powhatan).
Ambrogi-Torres finds herself on an All-ODAC team for the second time in her career. She was honored with a Third Team spot in 2017. This season, the Richmond native tied the team high for goals scored with four and points with nine. She had the most shots of anyone on the team with 48, with 23 landing on goal, also tied for a team-high. Ambrogi-Torres tallied the game-winning goal against Frostburg State in a 2-1 victory.
Drescher, who played defense and midfield for the Yellow Jackets, was crucial in helping the Yellow Jackets maintain possession, especially in lower scorer games this season. R-MC had the fourth-best goals-against-average for any team in the ODAC at 1.74. In games where the Yellow Jackets shut out opponents – like against Bridgewater and Rhodes in 3-0 and 1-0 wins respectively – Drescher covered much of the midfield with her handling skills, ensuring the Yellow Jackets got offensive opportunities while keeping the ball out of the hands of the opponents. Drescher was also honored as an All-ODAC Second Team selection last season.
Magill, another defender, also made similar contributions on defense, but also played a multitude of offensive chances as well. She finished with three goals and two assists this season, including one each in a 6-4 win against Eastern Mennonite. She tied for second on the team with eight points this season. Defensively, Magill made contributions playing in front of goalie Snyder as well as behind her, making two critical defensive saves against Washington and Lee. Magill was also a strong part of the defensive penalty corner team as well as served as an attacker for R-MC's offensive penalty corners.
Snyder earns her first accolade of her career after a tremendous freshman season. In her 13 games this season, Snyder was second in the ODAC for saves with 119 and was third in the ODAC for goals-against-average with 1.75. Her save percentage of .850 led the ODAC and ranked fifth in the country for the regular season. Her saves-per-game was also ranked high nationally – 15th – while leading the ODAC as well.
Randolph-Macon finished the season 8-9 overall and 4-4 in the ODAC. The team played in the ODAC Quarterfinals for the second year in a row. Look for a full season recap next week.