Six Generals Earn All-ODAC Honors; Hogan Named ODAC Rookie of the Year
FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announced its 2013 Women's Soccer all-conference teams on Thursday and Washington and Lee had six athletes honored.
First-year defender Ashley Hogan (North Chesterfield, Va./Monacan) was chosen as the ODAC Rookie of the Year, and was joined on the All-ODAC First Team by junior midfielder Holley Beasley (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) and junior forward Haley Ward (Federal Way, Wash./Federal Way), along with sophomore goalkeeper Addie Healy (Waterford, Va./Woodgrove). Senior defender Alexis Blight (Columbia, Md./McDonough) and junior midfielder Lauren Abraham (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) collected second-team accolades.
Hogan stepped right into in the Generals' defense, starting 18 contests. She anchored a back line that allowed just nine total goals. That figure improved in conference play, as W&L surrendered just five scores against league competition. She helped the Blue and White lead the conference with 13 shutouts, to go along with its ODAC-leading 0.42 goals-against average. W&L also posted two Top 15 national rankings, sitting 12th in goals-against average and 15th in shutout percentage (.667).
A team captain, Beasley saw action in 21 games with 20 starts this season. She registered a team-leading 23 points on eight goals and seven assists and finished fourth in the conference in assists. This is the second time in three years that Beasley has garnered first-team honors. Beasley was also named to the Capital One Academic All-District squad earlier this season.
Ward notched seven goals and a team-leading nine assists for 23 points as she started all 21 games for the Generals. She finished the season tied for second in the conference in assists and tied for seventh in points. With her nine assists, Ward moved into ninth place on W&L's Top 10 list for career assists with 14.
Healy received her first all-conference selection after playing in 18 games and starting 17 this season. She recorded 51 saves with eight goals allowed for a 0.48 goals-against average, which is good for third in W&L's record book for season goals-against average. She also claimed an .864 save percentage. After her two seasons as a General, she ranks second in career goals-against average (0.59) and six in career shutouts (14)
Blight started 19 contests for W&L and dished out one assist. She helped the back third allow just nine goals throughout the season, as the team posted 13 shutouts. During her four years at W&L, she tallied five goals and two assists (12 points) in 61 appearances.
Abraham, a three-year letterwinner, picked up her first all-conference nod after she started 16 contests during her junior campaign as a part of the Generals' defense. She collected 12 points on six goals, which was good for fifth-best on the team.
Lynchburg swept the other major awards, with junior forward Dessi Dupuy earning Player of the Year accolades, Head Coach Dr. Todd Olsen garnering Coach of the Year honors and Rachel Sadowski receiving the ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.
W&L ended the 2013 campaign with a 17-3-1 overall record and an 11-1 conference mark after falling to Lynchburg, 2-0, in the ODAC Tournament championship match.
To view the complete Women's Soccer All-ODAC teams, visit the ODAC website here.
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