Men's lacrosse lands 10 on All-ODAC squads

Collage of action photos of the 10 All-ODAC Lynchburg men's lacrosse players. Logos: ODAC, Lynchburg Hornet. Text: All-Conference.

Forest, Va. -- For the fourth time in program history, the Lynchburg College men's lacrosse team placed a double-digit number of players on the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference teams, the league announced Thursday with its presentation of conference-wide awards.

Ten Hornets earned all-league accolades, and head coach Steve Koudelka earned the ODAC Coach of the Year award for the fifth time in his 22-year tenure.

Five Lynchburg players -- junior attackman Evan Lombardo (Franklin Park, N.J.), senior midfielder Colin McGuire (Odenton, Md.), junior long-stick midfielder Seamus McDonald (Far Hills, N.J.), junior midfielder Nick Willertz (Severn, Md.), and junior defender Matt Meadows (Lynchburg, Va.) -- took first-team honors.

Sophomore midfielder Kevin Rogers (Leesburg, Va.) was named to the second team, and junior attackman Logan Adams (Grosse Pointe, Mich.), junior face-off man Craig Koester (Wildwood, Mo.), sophomore defender Tyler Gallagher (Palmyra, Pa.), and senior goalie CJ Santora (Tewksbury, Mass.) earned third-team accolades.

Lombardo, now a two-time all-conference performer, led the team and the league with 66 goals. He also made 12 assists and 21 ground balls.

McGuire came up big at the end of the season with 18 of his 36 goals in the final five games of the year. The senior was fourth on the team in goals, and his 32 assists were second among Hornets.

McDonald earned his second All-ODAC accolade with 51 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers in his junior season. He also scored four goals and dished out four assists.

Willertz led the team in caused turnovers (15), also tallying four goals, four assists, and 44 ground balls to garner his second all-conference award.

Meadows piled up 32 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers.

Rogers, LC's lone second-teamer, was tied for second on the team in goals (37) and third in assists (15). He netted a career-best five goals in the team's NCAA tournament loss at Dickinson Wednesday.

Adams was the team's top assist-maker with 35, and he also chipped in 21 goals and 24 ground balls.

Koester won 121 of the 200 face-offs he took and was second on the team with 66 ground balls. He scored two goals and two assists.

Gallagher caused 12 turnovers and scooped 12 ground balls to earn a repeat third-team honor.

Santora earned his first All-ODAC honor, finishing second on the league with 200 saves. His 53.2 save percentage ranked fifth in the conference.

Washington and Lee's A.J. Witherell earned the league's player of the year honor, and Roanoke's Garritt Schwarz was tabbed the league's top rookie. Bridgewater's Blake Mann earned the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete award.

The ten honorees is the most for Lynchburg since the 2015 season, when Lynchburg reached the NCAA Division III national championship game. The five first-teamers is also the most for the Hornets since that year.

The Hornets finished the season with a 12-9 record, won the ODAC championship, and reached the NCAA tournament for the seventh-straight season.

 

2018 ALL-ODAC MEN'S LACROSSE AWARDS

ODAC Player of the Year: A.J. Witherell, Jr., A, Washington and Lee University
ODAC Coach of the Year: Steve Koudelka, Lynchburg College
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Garritt Schwarz, Fr., A, Roanoke College
ODAC/Va. Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Blake Mann, Sr., A, Bridgewater College 

ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM
Ian Levin Attack Sr. Hampden-Sydney College
Evan Lombardo Attack Jr. Lynchburg College
Jason Sarro Attack So. Roanoke College
A.J. Witherell Attack Jr. Washington and Lee University
Hunter Brown Midfield Sr. Hampden-Sydney College
Hudson Hamill Midfield So. Washington and Lee University
Colin McGuire Midfield Sr. Lynchburg College
IV Stucker Midfield Sr. Roanoke College
Seamus McDonald Long-Stick Jr. Lynchburg College
Nick Willertz Short-Stick Jr. Lynchburg College
Jack Hodgson Face-Off So. Washington and Lee University
Conn Curry Defense Sr. Roanoke College
Kyle Gifford Defense Sr. Washington and Lee University
Kent Henry Defense Sr. Hampden-Sydney College
Matt Meadows Defense Jr. Lynchburg College
Ian Davies Goalkeeper Jr. Roanoke College
 
ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM
Aswan Bland Attack Sr. Guilford College
Sam Dardani Attack Sr. Washington and Lee University
Blake Mann Attack Sr. Bridgewater College
Garritt Schwarz Attack Fr. Roanoke College
Michael Brooks Midfield Jr. Shenandoah University
Kyle Keepers Midfield Sr. Randolph-Macon College
Kevin Rogers Midfield So. Lynchburg College
Chandler Shaheen Midfield Sr. Hampden-Sydney College
Tim Aldinger Long-Stick Jr. Roanoke College
Jed Londrey Short-Stick So. Washington and Lee University
Wilson Booth Face-Off Sr. Hampden-Sydney College
John Broderick Defense Jr. Washington and Lee University
Will Forrestal Defense Sr. Guilford College
Kyle Geblein Defense Sr. Randolph-Macon College
Robby Moore Defense Sr. Roanoke College
Mitch Renfrow Goalkeeper Jr. Hampden-Sydney College
 
ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM
Logan Adams Attack Jr. Lynchburg College
Connor Pool Attack Sr. Hampden-Sydney College
Ryan Schott Attack Jr. Shenandoah University
Ryan Tiffey Attack So. Randolph-Macon College
John Burke Midfield Jr. Hampden-Sydney College
Prince Charles Midfield Jr. Randolph College
Brendan Devane Midfield Jr. Roanoke College
Jones Veith Midfield Sr. Washington and Lee University
Drew Barnard Long-Stick Jr. Washington and Lee University
Tyee Buttrey Short-Stick Sr. Randolph-Macon College
Craig Koester Face-Off Jr. Lynchburg College
Tyler Gallagher Defense So. Lynchburg College
Joey Russell Defense Sr. Roanoke College
Marshall Via Defense Sr. Hampden-Sydney College
Canevin Wallace Defense Fr. Hampden-Sydney College
CJ Santora Goalkeeper Sr. Lynchburg College

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Final
66 Emory & Henry
87 Lynchburg
Thu Nov 29
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55 Lynchburg
58 at Randolph-Macon
Fri Nov 30
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@ Roanoke College, Salem, Va.
Sat Dec 01
vs. Bast-Cregger Invitational
@ Roanoke College, Salem, Va.
Sat Dec 01
Final
48 Randolph
82 vs. No. 22 Chris. Newport
@ Lynchburg, Va. (Turner Gymnasium) Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 1
Sat Dec 01
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64 Mary Washington
69 Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Dec 02
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66 Randolph
75 vs. Mary Washington
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 3
Sun Dec 02
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74 Lynchburg
62 at Shenandoah
Sun Dec 02
Final
64 No. 22 Chris. Newport
77 at Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4 | CODE RED Game
Wed Dec 05
Final
54 Randolph
80 Lynchburg
Wed Dec 05
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78 No. 22 Lynchburg
82 at Guilford
Sat Dec 08
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73 Va. Wesleyan
55 Lynchburg
Sat Dec 08
Final
78 No. 22 Lynchburg
76 at Methodist
Sun Dec 16
Final
59 McDaniel
83 Lynchburg
Sat Dec 29
Final
74 No. 16 Chris. Newport
65 at Lynchburg
Lynchburg Holiday Classic -- Game 1
Sat Dec 29
Final
75 Lynchburg
66 vs. Muskingum
@ Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C. Guilford Classic
Sat Dec 29
Final
54 Meredith
70 vs. Emory & Henry
@ Lynchburg, Va. Lynchburg Holiday Classic -- Game 2
Sun Dec 30
Final
76 Emory & Henry
56 at No. 16 Chris. Newport
Lynchburg Holiday Classic -- Game 3
Sun Dec 30
Final
74 Greensboro
82 vs. Lynchburg
@ Greensboro, N.C. (Ragan-Brown) Guilford Classic
Sun Dec 30
Final
50 Meredith
69 at Lynchburg
Lynchburg Holiday Classic -- Game 4
Tue Jan 01
Final
73 Averett
87 Lynchburg
Sat Jan 05
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42 Lynchburg
53 at East. Mennonite
Sat Jan 05
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89 Lynchburg
75 at Shenandoah
Mon Jan 07
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69 Washington and Lee
75 Lynchburg
Wed Jan 09
Final
50 Hollins
66 Lynchburg
Wed Jan 09
Final
87 No. 22 Lynchburg
73 at Emory & Henry
Sat Jan 12
Final
59 Lynchburg
63 at No. 21 Emory & Henry
Sat Jan 12
Final
66 Va. Wesleyan
68 No. 22 Lynchburg
Wed Jan 16
Final
76 Guilford
85 Lynchburg
Thu Jan 17
7:00 PM
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at Washington and Lee
Fri Jan 18
vs. VMI Keydet Invitational
@ Lexington, Va.
Sat Jan 19
vs. VMI Keydet Invitational
@ Lexington, Va.
Sat Jan 19
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Sat Jan 19
6:00 PM
No. 17 Lynchburg
at East. Mennonite
Wed Jan 23
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Wed Jan 23
7:00 PM
Guilford
Lynchburg
Coaches vs. Cancer Week
Fri Jan 25
vs. Liberty University Kickoff
@ Lynchburg, Va.
Sat Jan 26
vs. Liberty University Kickoff
@ Lynchburg, Va.
Sat Jan 26
2:00 PM
Roanoke
Lynchburg
Alumni Day
Sat Jan 26
4:30 PM
Randolph-Macon
Lynchburg
Alumni Day/Coaches vs. Cancer Week
Wed Jan 30
7:00 PM
Emory & Henry
Lynchburg
Wed Jan 30
7:30 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Sat Feb 02
vs. Vince Brown Invitational
@ Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Va.
Sat Feb 02
10:00 AM
Lynchburg
vs. Chris. Newport
@ University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Sat Feb 02
2:00 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
Lynchburg
Sat Feb 02
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Virginia
Wed Feb 06
5:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Wed Feb 06
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Fri Feb 08
vs. VMI Winter Relays
@ Lexington, Va.
Fri Feb 08
1 p.m.
Texas Christian
Lynchburg
Sat Feb 09
vs. VMI Winter Relays
@ Lexington, Va.
Sat Feb 09
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Methodist
Sat Feb 09
1:00 PM
Salisbury
Lynchburg
Sat Feb 09
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Methodist
Sat Feb 09
3:00 PM
East. Mennonite
Lynchburg
Play4Kay Game
Sat Feb 09
4:00 PM
Southern Virginia
Lynchburg
Sat Feb 09
5:30 PM
Shenandoah
Lynchburg
Senior Day
Sun Feb 10
at Randolph IHSA
Wed Feb 13
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Wed Feb 13
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hampden-Sydney
Fri Feb 15
vs. Virginia Tech Challenge
@ Blacksburg, Va.
Sat Feb 16
vs. Virginia Tech Challenge
@ Blacksburg, Va.
Sat Feb 16
at Bridgewater IHSA
Sat Feb 16
12:00 PM
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at Franklin & Marshall
Sat Feb 16
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Maryville (Tenn.)
Sat Feb 16
2:00 PM
Shenandoah
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4:00 PM
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Sun Feb 17
12:00 PM
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Wed Feb 20
2:00 PM
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at Averett
Fri Feb 22
2:00 PM
Ferrum
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Sat Feb 23
at Hollins IHSA
Sat Feb 23
9:30 AM
Olivet
vs. Lynchburg
@ Cary, N.C. Grand Slam Triangle Classic
Sat Feb 23
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
vs. Penn St.-Behrend
@ Fayetteville, N.C. Armstrong/Diamond Invitational
Sat Feb 23
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Mary Washington
Sat Feb 23
1:00 PM
Cabrini
Lynchburg
Sat Feb 23
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Sat Feb 23
5:00 PM
Rowan
vs. Lynchburg
@ Cary, N.C. Grand Slam Triangle Classic
Sat Feb 23
5:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Rutgers-Camden
@ Fayetteville, N.C. Armstrong/Diamond Invitational
Sun Feb 24
vs. ODAC Indoor Championships
@ Roanoke College, Salem, Va.
Sun Feb 24
10 a.m.
Lynchburg IHSA
Sun Feb 24
10:00 AM
Lynchburg
vs. Emory
@ Cary, N.C. William Peace Triangle Classic
Sun Feb 24
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Greensboro
@ Cary, N.C. Grand Slam Triangle Classic
Sun Feb 24
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Methodist
Armstrong/Diamond Invitational
Fri Mar 01
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Guilford
Sat Mar 02
vs. Roanoke Last Chance Qualifier
@ Salem, Va.
Sat Mar 02
10:00 AM
St. Mary's (Md.)
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
10:00 AM
St. Mary's (Md.)
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
12:00 PM
Geneva
Lynchburg
Suicide Awareness Day
Sat Mar 02
12:00 PM
Penn St.-Harrisburg
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at York (Pa.)
Sat Mar 02
1:00 PM
Frostburg St.
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
2:00 PM
Guilford
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
2:00 PM
Geneva
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
3:00 PM
Penn St.-Harrisburg
Lynchburg
Sun Mar 03
12:00 PM
York (Pa.)
Lynchburg
Sun Mar 03
12:00 PM
York (Pa.)
Lynchburg
Sun Mar 03
1:00 PM
Penn St.-Harrisburg
Lynchburg
Mon Mar 04
Hill City Invitational, Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, Va. -- Day 1
Tue Mar 05
Hill City Invitational, Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, Va. -- Day 2
Tue Mar 05
2:00 PM
Salem
Lynchburg
Tue Mar 05
2:00 PM
William Peace
Lynchburg
Tue Mar 05
3:00 PM
William Peace
Lynchburg
Tue Mar 05
4:00 PM
Salem
Lynchburg
Wed Mar 06
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at William Peace
Wed Mar 06
4:00 PM
Gwynedd Mercy
Lynchburg
Fri Mar 08
vs. NCAA Division III Indoor Championships
@ Boston, Mass.
Fri Mar 08
vs. UNCW Seahawk Invitational
@ Wilmington, N.C.
Fri Mar 08
2:00 PM
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Lynchburg
at Maryville (Tenn.)
Wed Feb 20
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Sat Feb 23
11:00 AM
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vs. Penn St.-Behrend
@ Fayetteville, N.C. Armstrong/Diamond Invitational
Sat Feb 23
5:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Rutgers-Camden
@ Fayetteville, N.C. Armstrong/Diamond Invitational
Sun Feb 24
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Methodist
Armstrong/Diamond Invitational
Sat Mar 02
12:00 PM
Penn St.-Harrisburg
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
3:00 PM
Penn St.-Harrisburg
Lynchburg
Sun Mar 03
1:00 PM
Penn St.-Harrisburg
Lynchburg
Tue Mar 05
2:00 PM
William Peace
Lynchburg
Wed Mar 06
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at William Peace
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Final
66 Emory & Henry
87 Lynchburg
Sat Dec 01
Final
48 Randolph
82 vs. No. 22 Chris. Newport
@ Lynchburg, Va. (Turner Gymnasium) Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 1
Sat Dec 01
Final
64 Mary Washington
69 Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Dec 02
Final
66 Randolph
75 vs. Mary Washington
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 3
Sun Dec 02
Final
64 No. 22 Chris. Newport
77 at Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4 | CODE RED Game
Wed Dec 05
Final
78 No. 22 Lynchburg
82 at Guilford
Sat Dec 08
Final
78 No. 22 Lynchburg
76 at Methodist
Sun Dec 16
Final
59 McDaniel
83 Lynchburg
Sat Dec 29
Final
75 Lynchburg
66 vs. Muskingum
@ Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C. Guilford Classic
Sun Dec 30
Final
74 Greensboro
82 vs. Lynchburg
@ Greensboro, N.C. (Ragan-Brown) Guilford Classic
Tue Jan 01
Final
73 Averett
87 Lynchburg
Sat Jan 05
Final
89 Lynchburg
75 at Shenandoah
Wed Jan 09
Final
87 No. 22 Lynchburg
73 at Emory & Henry
Sat Jan 12
Final
66 Va. Wesleyan
68 No. 22 Lynchburg
Thu Jan 17
7:00 PM
No. 17 Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Jan 19
6:00 PM
No. 17 Lynchburg
at East. Mennonite
Wed Jan 23
7:00 PM
Guilford
Lynchburg
Coaches vs. Cancer Week
Sat Jan 26
4:30 PM
Randolph-Macon
Lynchburg
Alumni Day/Coaches vs. Cancer Week
Wed Jan 30
7:30 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Sat Feb 02
2:00 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
Lynchburg
Wed Feb 06
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Sat Feb 09
5:30 PM
Shenandoah
Lynchburg
Senior Day
Wed Feb 13
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hampden-Sydney
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Thu Nov 29
Final
55 Lynchburg
58 at Randolph-Macon
Sun Dec 02
Final
74 Lynchburg
62 at Shenandoah
Wed Dec 05
Final
54 Randolph
80 Lynchburg
Sat Dec 08
Final
73 Va. Wesleyan
55 Lynchburg
Sat Dec 29
Final
74 No. 16 Chris. Newport
65 Lynchburg
Lynchburg Holiday Classic -- Game 1
Sun Dec 30
Final
50 Meredith
69 Lynchburg
Lynchburg Holiday Classic -- Game 4
Sat Jan 05
Final
42 Lynchburg
53 at East. Mennonite
Mon Jan 07
Final
69 Washington and Lee
75 Lynchburg
Wed Jan 09
Final
50 Hollins
66 Lynchburg
Sat Jan 12
Final
59 Lynchburg
63 at No. 21 Emory & Henry
Wed Jan 16
Final
76 Guilford
85 Lynchburg
Sat Jan 19
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Wed Jan 23
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Sat Jan 26
2:00 PM
Roanoke
Lynchburg
Alumni Day
Wed Jan 30
7:00 PM
Emory & Henry
Lynchburg
Wed Feb 06
5:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Sat Feb 09
3:00 PM
East. Mennonite
Lynchburg
Play4Kay Game
Wed Feb 13
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Sat Feb 16
2:00 PM
Shenandoah
Lynchburg
Senior Day | CODE RED Game
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