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Four Yellow Jackets Earn All-ODAC Honors for Women's Soccer

Lexi Mallory preparing to kick a soccer ball

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