November 10, 2010

ODAC Field Hockey All-Conference Teams Announced

FOREST, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its 2010 Field Hockey All-Conference teams on Wednesday afternoon and Washington and Lee was well represented.

Senior midfielder Emmy Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) highlighted the selections for W&L as she took home the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, in addition to being a first team all-conference selection.
 
Mathews was joined on the first team by senior forward Kelly Tran (Simsbury, Conn./Ethel Walker), while senior defender Jennie Norcini (Wayne, Pa./Episcopal) was a second team pick and first-year defender Riley Hampsch (Hopedale, Mass./Hopedale) was an All-ODAC Honorable Mention selection.
 
For Mathews, it was the fourth time in her career that she received postseason recognition from the ODAC. The 2007 ODAC Rookie of the Year, she was also a first team selection in 2008 and a second team pick in 2009. This season, she started all 17 games for the Generals and finished with 15 points on four goals and a team-high seven assists, while adding one defensive save. Her seven assists were tied for the fourth-most in the league and she wraps up her career ranked third all-time at W&L with 18 career assists.
 
Tran, who earned her first postseason award from the ODAC, had her best season in 2010. Starting all 17 games, she tallied a career-high 35 points, which was good for fourth in the ODAC, on 14 goals (5th in ODAC) and seven assists (T-4th in ODAC). Her 35 points this season mark the fifth-most prolific season at W&L and her 14 goals rank as the sixth-most scored in a single season.
 
Norcini's appearance on the second team also marks her first postseason recognition. She also started all 17 games on defense for the Generals and set new career-highs this season with three goals and three assists. She also tied for the team-lead with a pair of defensive saves.
 
Hampsch, who is also a defender, appeared in all 17 of W&L's contests and was in the starting lineup on 16 occasions. She tied Norcini for the team lead with a pair of defensive saves.
 
Washington and Lee wrapped up its season with a 9-8 overall record and a 5-2 mark in the ODAC. W&L advanced to the ODAC semifinals for the ninth-straight year before falling, 5-3, to Randolph-Macon.
--GENERALS--