Three Royals Named All-ODAC In Softball

Three Royals Named All-ODAC In Softball

Three EMU softball women have earned spots on the All-ODAC Team, which was announced this morning by the league office. Juniors Sydney Reath (Williamsburg, Va./Mercersburg Academy) and Tiffani Shaheen (Fluvanna, Va./Fluvanna County) earned spots on the All-State Second Team, while Kelsi Martin (Buena Vista, Va./Parry McCluer) earns an All-ODAC Third Team honor in her first campaign.

Reath was named All-ODAC Second Team as a utility player. She was First Team as a utility player in her sophomore year and Second Team in her rookie season. As a junior, Reath split her time as the pitcher, first baseman or designated player. In the circle, she earned a record of 5-8 with one save in 94.0 innings. At the plate, she hit .297 with one homerun and 23 runs, and notched team highs with 28 RBIs and 18 doubles. In her third season with EMU, she holds EMU records for doubles in a season, as well as doubles in a career (42).

Shaheen wrapped up a stellar junior season by locking up a spot on the All-ODAC Second Team as an outfielder. After missing her sophomore season with an injury, she returned to the starting spot in centerfield and hit either first or second in the batting order. In 149 plate appearances, she hit .364, which was highest on the team, with 47 hits, 27 runs, 15 RBIs and 26 stolen bases. The stolen bases were the highest single season total of any player in Coach J.D. McCurdy's 15 years, and were third in the conference this season.

In her first year with the Royals, Martin was voted to the All-ODAC Third Team as she filled multiple roles, mainly as pitcher and designated player. As a pitcher, she earned a record of 11-6 with one save in 110.0 innings pitched. She also finished her inaugural season with 51 strikeouts and two shutouts. In her 75 plate appearances, she hit .318 with 21 hits, 13 RBIs, and eight runs. She added five doubles, one triple, and one homerun. 

The Eastern Mennonite women finished with a record of 21-19, making it to the final four teams in the ODAC Tournament before being eliminated by the defending national champions, Virginia Wesleyan.

The ODAC coaches voted on these awards primarily based on ODAC contests. 

Listed below are the full All-ODAC Softball Teams.  For more information, visit the websites of the participating schools, or go to the ODAC's home on the Internet at www.odaconline.com. Don't forget to become a fan of the ODAC on Facebook and follow the ODAC on Twitter at @odacathletics.

OLD DOMINION ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

ODAC Player of the Year: Madison Glaubke, So., Virginia Wesleyan University
ODAC Pitcher of the Year: Hanna Hull, So., Virginia Wesleyan University
ODAC Coach of the Year: Brandon Elliott, Virginia Wesleyan University
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Madie Rhoads, Fr., P, Randolph-Macon College
ODAC/Va. Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete: Erin Anderson, Jr., OF, Emory & Henry College

ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM

Hanna Hull

P

So.

Virginia Wesleyan University

Candace Whittemore

P

Jr.

Randolph-Macon College

Sami Davidson

C

So.

Randolph-Macon College

Cassetty Howerin

1B

Sr.

Virginia Wesleyan University

Leslie Bourgeois

2B

Sr.

Lynchburg College

Stephanie Carroll

3B

So.

Bridgewater College

Kiersten Richardson

SS

Sr.

Virginia Wesleyan University

Erin Anderson

OF

Jr.

Emory & Henry College

Makayla Carver

OF

Jr.

Guilford College

Madison Glaubke

OF

So.

Virginia Wesleyan University

Lauren Morris

DP

Sr.

Randolph College

Beth Ford

UT

Jr.

Virginia Wesleyan University

Brittany Coffey

AT-LARGE (C)

Jr.

Lynchburg College

Katie Smith

AT-LARGE (OF)

Sr.

Roanoke College

 

 

 

 

ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM

Madie Rhoads

P

Fr.

Randolph-Macon College

Teresa Wagner

P

Jr.

Roanoke College

Jessica Lindsay

C

Jr.

Virginia Wesleyan University

Caley Hodge

1B

Sr.

Emory & Henry College

Katelyn Biando

2B

Fr.

Virginia Wesleyan University

Taylor Mabry

3B

Jr.

Lynchburg College

Kayla Hugate

SS

So.

Lynchburg College

Taylor Carter

OF

Sr.

Roanoke College

Skylar Dickens

OF

Sr.

Lynchburg College

Tiffani Shaheen

OF

So.

Eastern Mennonite University

Sarah Commons

DP

So.

Lynchburg College

Sydney Reath

UT

Jr.

Eastern Mennonite University

Harley Jones

AT-LARGE (1B)

Sr.

Randolph-Macon College

Amanda Whitlow

AT-LARGE (C)

Jr.

Emory & Henry College

 

 

 

 

ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM

Autumn Beasley

AT-LARGE (OF)

Fr.

Shenandoah University

Lyndsay Boyd

AT-LARGE (2B)

So.

Emory & Henry College

Makayla Crawford

AT-LARGE (C)

Jr.

Guilford College

Leah Elswick

AT-LARGE (SS)

Sr.

Emory & Henry College

Shelby Hill

AT-LARGE (OF)

So.

Randolph-Macon College

Kelsi Martin

AT-LARGE (DP)

Fr.

Eastern Mennonite University

Madison McClanahan

AT-LARGE (DP)

Jr.

Emory & Henry College

Emily Salsberry

AT-LARGE (P)

Jr.

Roanoke College

Julia Sinnett

AT-LARGE (3B)

Fr.

Virginia Wesleyan University

Anna Wolfe

AT-LARGE (3B)

Jr.

Guilford College

Savannah Wood

AT-LARGE (SS)

Jr.

Randolph-Macon College

Savannah Yale

AT-LARGE (2B)

Jr.

Guilford College