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ThisIsBridgewaterCollege

Since 1880, Bridgewater College has championed an educational philosophy of traditional values, exceptional scholarship, meaningful activities and service to the conmunity. Its application proves that that there are more ways than one in which to learn, grow and succeed. Bridgewater offers an environment in which students can develop as whole persons using the distinctive Personal Development Portfolio (PDP) program. The program cultivates four dimensions of personal development: citizenship and community responsibility, intellectual growth and discovery, emotional maturation and physical health, and ethical and spiritual growth. It challenges students to develop their talents and to venture beyond their chosen disciplines to discover new interests and strengths. At Bridgewater College, students will find outlets for their talents and energy that include top-notch theatrical productions, championship athletic teams, student-led spiritual opportunities and service-learning – a uniquely satisfying way in which to meet human needs while pursuing educational growth. A member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and the NCAA Division III, Bridgewater is highly competitive and successful in both. It offers intercollegiate competition in 21 sports. Bridgewater College is located in the heart of the breathtaking Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Nestled amid wooded hills, winding rivers and a picturesque township, it provides an atmosphere that is conducive to living, learning and developing the well-rounded, wholly educated student.


2010 Season Outlook Eagles ready to battle for ODAC title After making yet another NCAA Sweet 16 run in 2009, the Bridgewater Eagles softball team enters the 2010 season with a number of question marks as they look to contend for the 2010 Old Dominion Athletic Conference title. Question number one is how to replace Kaitlyn Bowman who is arguably the best player to ever play at Bridgewater and AllAmerican Caity Butler. Bowman rounded out an incredible career last season as the career hits (233) and home runs (33) leader and also boasts the standard for most game played (172) in a career. Butler owns the career walks record and is in the top ten in nearly every offensive category after a stellar career with the Eagles. Fulk is entering his 19th season at the helm of the Bridgewater College program and will also be looking to answer question number two: How to topple perennial power Lynchburg and earn the program’s fourth ODAC title? Bridgewater split with Lynchburg in the 2009 regular season and fell to the Hornets in the ODAC tournament, but got revenge in regional play by knocking off the ODAC champions to advance to the NCAA tournament. With the departure of four highly talented seniors, the Eagles brought in a class of eight freshman to help fill the void and aid the Eagles towards another ODAC championship. After contending last season for the ODAC crown, Fulk sees the conference as a whole getting much deeper with two teams clearly at the top. “At the top, I would have to put Lynchburg and Roanoke. Lynchburg has to be at number one because they are the defending champs, but Roanoke brought in two Division I transfers and will play at a high level this season. Overall, I think some of the best softball in Division III is played in the ODAC.” Fulk also looks for Virginia Wesleyan, Eastern Mennonite and Guilford to slip into the mix this season in a deep and loaded ODAC. Bridgewater opens the season on February 27 when the squad hosts Hood. Conference play for the Eagles begins on March 11, when the squad travels to Guilford.

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2010 Bridgewater Eagles Roster No. Name Pos. Cl. B/T Hometown/High School 0 Christy Barron OF So. R/R Chester, Va./Thomas Dale 1 Leah Cossentino SS/OF Jr. R/R Marriottsville, Md./Glenelg 2 Kristen Combs OF Jr. R/R Schuyler, Va./Monticello 3 Drew Rutledge OF Jr. R/R Brookneal, Va. /William Campbell 4 Lindsay Lam P Sr. R/R Stanardsville, Va. /William Monroe 5 Hillary Rees IF So. R/R Mount Crawford, Va./Turner AShby 6 Emily Morris IF Jr. R/R Powhatan, Va. /Powhatan 7 Lauren Childress IF Jr. R/R Franklin, Va./Franklin 8 Ashley Gills P Sr. R/R Cartersville, Va. /Cumberland 10 Summer Ramsey P So. R/R Fishersville, Va. /Wilson Memorial 11 Cassie Thompson OF Jr. R/R Harrisonburg, Va. /Harrisonburg 12 Leigh Lam C Fr. R/R McGaheysville, Va./Spotswood 13 Ann Komara OF So. R/R Harrisonburg, Va./Harrisonburg 14 Morgan Williams Util. Fr. R/R Richmond, Va./Varina 15 Amber Hoffman Util. Jr. R/R Verona, Va. /Fort Defiance 16 Heather Jenkins P/SS Fr. R/R Locust Grove, Va./Orange County 17 Melanie Lamb Util. Fr. R/R Ruckersville, Va./William Monroe 18 Ariel Stewart OF Fr. L/L Palmyra, Va./Fluvanna County 19 Angela Spinelli 1B Jr. R/R Ocala, Fla. /Trinity Catholic 20 Aven Thomas P/OF Fr. R/R Harrisonburg, Va./Turner Ashby 21 Megan Roberts Util. Fr. R/R Somerset, Va./Orange County 22 Becky Schmidt P Jr. R/R Woodbine, Md. /Glenelg 26 Sarah Heretick C So. R/R Chester, Va./Thomas Dale 27 Amber Marstin Util. Fr. R/R Brookneal, Va./William Campbell Head Coach: Donnie Fulk Assistants: Danny Conley, Skip Eger

2010 Schedule Feb. 27 Feb. 28 Mar. 8 Mar. 9 Mar. 10 Mar. 11 Mar. 17 Mar. 18 Mar. 21 Mar. 28 Mar. 30 Apr. 2 Apr. 5 Apr. 7 Apr. 11 Apr. 13 Apr. 15 Apr. 17 Apr. 18 Apr. 20 Apr. 23-25 May. 14-18

Hood (2) @ Christopher Newport (2) @ Snowbird Softball Tournament $ @ Snowbird Softball Tournament $ @ Snowbird Softball Tournament $ at Guilford * (2) Randolph * (2) at Eastern Mennonite * (2) at Greensboro (2) Mary Washington (2) at Roanoke * (2) Virginia Wesleyan * (2) York (Pa.) (2) at Lynchburg * (2) Emory & Henry * (2) ^ Shenandoah (2) Sweet Briar * (2) Randolph-Macon * (2) at McDaniel (2) Southern Virginia (2) ODAC Tournament # NCAA Regionals

1:00 PM 1:30 PM TBA TBA TBA 2:30 PM 3:00 PM 3:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:30 PM 3:30 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:30 PM TBA TBA

Home games in Bold *ODAC games, # - Salem, Va. - Moyer Complex, $ - Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Coaching Staff Donnie Fulk, Head Coach

Entering his 19th season as head coach at Bridgewater College, Donnie Fulk has compiled a record of 457 wins and 247 losses. Under his direction, the Eagles won ODAC regular season titles in 1994, 2006 and 2007. He was named the ODAC Coach of the Year in 1996 and 2006 and VaSID State Coach of the Year in 2006, 2007 and 2009. The 2000 team finished with a 32-10 record and received the program’s first-ever national ranking, reaching as high as No. 19 in the Division III poll. In 2006, the Eagles finished with a 34-9 record and were ranked in the South Region poll for much of the season. The 2006 team finished the year with a .386 batting average to rank No. 1 in the nation in the final Division III statistical rankings. In 2007, the program reached new heights with a BC record 40 victories against just eight losses. The Eagles placed first in the ODAC regular season standings with a 17-1 record and advanced to the conference tournament championship game. The team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III tournament, the program’s first-ever bid to the national playoffs. The Eagles advanced to the round of 16, losing in the regional title game to DePauw. Bridgewater was ranked No. 19 in the final 2007 NFCA Division III poll. The Eagles also won another statistical title, leading Division III in runs scored with 8.48 runs per game. Last season, the Eagles finished with a solid 36-11 mark and earned an NCAA Division III playoff berth. BC defeated the ODAC champions Lynchburg to go to the NCAA tournament before falling 2-1 to Salisbury in the Sweet 16. Fulk led the Eagles towards numerous individual postseason awards. In addition to coaching softball, Fulk is the director of the Bridgewater College Eagle Club. Fulk resides in Bridgewater with his wife Jane. They have two married daughters and one granddaughter and two grandsons.

Danny Conley, Assistant Coach

After three years as a volunteer assistant coach, Danny Conley has been promoted to assistant coach. He has 29 years coaching experience in baseball and softball. In addition to recruiting duties, Conley works with hitters, outfielders and middle infielders.

Skip Eger, Volunteer Assistant Skip Eger has 18 years of coaching experience in softball and baseball. He is a teacher in the Augusta County School System.

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The Players Lindsay Lam, P, Senior

Liberal Studies Stanardsville, Va./William Monroe

2009: Owned a 6-2 mark, 1.80 ERA in limited action...Earned a team-best three saves...Tossed three complete games and three combined shutouts. Personal: Daughter of Steve and Delisa Lam...Born June 29, 1988. Yr. era w-l app cg sho Fr. 2.61 13-3 20 7 2/1 So. 2.95 8-8 20 8 4/0 Jr. 1.80 6-2 16 3 2/1 Tot 2.52 27-13 56 18 8/2

ip er 88.2 33 85.1 36 62.1 16 236.1 85

so bb 64 44 51 51 55 21 170 116

Ashley Gills, P, Senior

Psychology Cartersville, Va./Cumberland

2009: First team-AllODAC...Team’s ace...Recorded team-high 16 wins... Owned a 0.98 ERA...Struck out a team-best 118 batters... Six shutouts, 12 complete games. Personal: Daughter of Jay and Tricia Gills...Born May 8, 1987.

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Yr Fr. So. Jr. Tot.

ERA w-l app cg sho 1.54 8-3 20 6 2/1 1.54 5-3 14 4 1/0 0.98 16-5 23 12 6/0 1.28 29-11 57 22 9/1

ip er 72.2 16 72.2 16 128.0 18 273.1 50

so bb 70 28 47 20 118 20 235 68


The Players Lauren Childress, IF, Junior

Family & Consumer Science Franklin, Va./Franklin

2009: Honoralbe mention All-ODAC... Played in 44 games with 44 starts... Team’s third-best hitter with a .356 average...Drove in 30 runs. Personal: Daughter of Richard and Pam Childress...Born February 1, 1989. Yr. avg gp-gs Fr. .309 39-35 So. .356 44-44 Tot. .335 83-79

ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi 110 15 34 5 0 2 10 135 19 48 8 4 1 30 245 34 82 13 4 3 40

Becky Schmidt, P, Junior

Art Woodbine, Md/Glenelg

2009: Turned in a career year with eight wins, 1.28 ERA...Struck out 36 batters...tossed four complete games... Three combined shutouts. Personal: Daughter of Jim and Carol Schmidt...Born August 4, 1989.

Emily Morris, 2B, Junior

Chemistry Powhatan, Va./Powhatan

2009: First team All-ODAC...Top hitter with a .387 average...Conferenceleading 58 hits...38 RBI. Personal: Daughter of Jimmy and Cindy Morris...Born November 30, 1989. Yr. avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi Fr. .274 35-32 95 10 26 3 1 1 13 So. .387 46-46 150 29 58 7 1 4 38 Tot. .343 81-78 245 39 84 10 2 5 51

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The Players Leah Cossentino, SS/OF, Junior

Liberal Studies Marriottsville, Md./Glenelg

Transferred from Liberty 2009: Started in 41 games...Record six stolen bases...Turned in a .271 average. Personal: Daughter of Wayne and Debi Cossentino...Born May 15, 1989. Yr. avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi Fr. .271 43-41 107 15 29 2 1 0 7 Tot. .271 43-41 107 15 29 2 1 0 7

Kristen Combs, OF, Junior

Allied Health Schuyler, Va./Monticello

2009: Turned in career numbers with 14 hits, five doubles and a .233 average...Drove in eight RBI...Three-rbi games in opener against McDaniel. Personal: Daughter of Steve and Lynn Combs...Born October 2, 1989. Yr. avg gp-gs ab r Fr. .250 18-6 24 9 So. .233 28-21 60 9 Tot. .238 46-27 84 18

h 6 14 20

2b 2 5 7

3b 0 0 0

hr rbi 0 0 0 8 0 8

Drew Rutledge, OF, Junior

Health and Physical Education Brookneal, Va./William Campbell

2009: Saw action in 40 games with 34 starts...Drove in 23 runs...Tallied 21 hits and a .233 average. Personal: Daughter of Dale and Cynthia Rutledge...Born April 26, 1989. Yr. avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi Fr. .233 40-34 90 11 21 2 0 0 23 Tot. .233 40-34 90 11 21 2 0 0 23

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The Players Cassie Thompson, OF, Junior

Allied Health Science Harrisonburg, Va./Harrisonburg

2009: Did not play. 2008: Recorded three hits in a limited role...Played in 23 games...Recorded an RBI. Personal: Daughter of Rick and Bertie Thompson....Born March 24, 1989. Yr. avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi Fr. .429 23-0 7 5 3 0 0 0 1 Tot. .429 23-0 7 5 3 0 0 0 1

Amber Hoffman, Util., Junior

Allied Health Verona, Va./Fort Defiance

2009: Saw action in 30 games with three starts...Boasted seven hits and five RBI...Hit at a .241 clip. Personal: Daughter of Terry and Barbara Hoffman...Born March 21, 1989. Yr. avg gp-gs Fr. .050 12-8 So. .241 30-3 Tot. .163 42-11

ab 20 29 49

r 2 7 9

h 1 7 8

2b 0 2 2

3b hr 0 0 0 1 0 1

rbi 0 5 5

Angela Spinelli, 1B, Junior

Biology Ocala, Fla./Trinity Catholic

2009: Drove in four runs...Played in 17 games with six starts...Tallied four hits and a double. Personal: Daughter of Jim and Michelle Spinelli...Born July 27, 1989.

Yr. avg gp-gs ab Fr. .500 7-0 4 So. .174 17-6 23 Tot. .222 24-6 27

r 2 2 4

h 2 4 6

2b 3b 0 0 1 0 1 0

hr 0 0 0

rbi 0 4 4

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The Players Christy Barron, OF, Soph.

Allied Health Science Chester, Va./Thomas Dale

2009: Played in 31 games with one start... Recorded three hits...Also plays volleyball for the Eagles. Personal: Daughter of Carolyn Barron...Born May 22, 1990.

Hillary Rees, IF, Soph.

Undecided Mount Crawford, Va./Turner Ashby 2009: Second team All-ODAC selection... Breakout freshman year...Started in all 47 games...Had 54 hits and team-high 13 doubles. Personal: Daughter of David and Judy Rees... Born March 22, 1990.

Summer Ramsey, P, Soph.

Health & Physical Education Fishersville, Va./Wilson Memorial 2009: Turned in excellent freshman season... Owned a 6-1 record and a 1.77 ERA...Five complete games and four combined shutouts. Personal: Daughter of Bill and Kym Ramsey...Born July 17, 1990.

Ann Komara, OF, Soph.

Liberal Studies Harrisonburg, Va./Harrisonburg 2009: Saw action in 25 games with one start... Recorded two hits amd two RBI on season, both against S. Virginia. Personal: Daughter of Don and Karen Komara...Born February 12, 1990.

Sarah Heretick, C, Soph. Medical Technology Chester, Va./Thomas Dale

2009: Saw a limited role with eight games played and three starts...Recorded three hits and a RBI. Personal: Daughter of Daniel and Monica Heretick...Born December 26, 1989.

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The Players Leigh Lam, C, Freshman

Major:Biology and Chemistry McGaheysville, Va./Spotswood

Morgan Williams, Util., Freshman Major: Elementary Education Richmond, Va./Varina

Heather Jenkins, P/SS, Freshman Major: Athletic Training Locust Grove, Va./Orange County

Melanie Lamb, Util., Freshman

Major: Health and Exercise Science Ruckersville, Va./William Monroe

Ariel Stewart, OF, Freshman

Major: Unknown Palmyra, Va./Fluvanna County

Aven Thomas, P/OF, Freshman Major: Liberal Studies Harrisonburg, Va./Turner Ashby

Megan Roberts, Util., Freshman Major: Undecided Somerset, Va./Orange County

Amber Marstin, Util., Freshman

Major: Health and Exercise Science Brookneal, Va./William Campbell

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The Record Book Individual Hitting Records Games Played Career: Kaitlyn Bowman (2006-09) 172 Most At-Bats Game: Several players 6 Season: Sarah French (1999) 165 Career: Jennifer Hall (2005-08) 590 Most Runs Game: Ashlee Adams (2003) 5 Season: Jennifer Hall (2007) 55 Career: Jennifer Hall (2005-08) 165 Most Hits Game: Misti Fulk (1996) 5 Ashlee Adams (2003) 5 Stacy Godfrey (2006) 5 Season: Sarah French (1999) 73 Kaitlyn Bowman (2006) 73 Career: Kaitlyn Bowman (2006-09) 233 Most Doubles Game: Theresa Northrop (1992) 3 Keri Johnson (1994) 3 Mallory Sandridge (2009) 3 Season: Lindsay Ware (2006) 17 Laura Barry (2007) 17 Career: Lindsay Ware (2004-07) 41 Most Triples Game: Julie Hanover (1992) 2 Misti Fulk (1996) 2 Ashlee Adams (2003) 2 Season: Sarah French (1999) 13 Career: Sarah French (1998-2000) 18 Most Home Runs Game: 2 several times (Most recent 2007) Jennifer Hall, Laura Barry Kaitlyn Bowman, Caity Butler Season: Kaitlyn Bowman (2006, 2007) 11 Jennifer Hall (2007) Career: Kaitlyn Bowman (2006-09 ) 33 Most RBl Game: Kaitlyn Bowman (2007) 9 Season: Kaitlyn Bowman (2006) 66 Career: Kaitlyn Bowman (2006-09 ) 191 Extra Base Hits Game: Misti Fulk (1996) 4 Season: Laura Barry (2007) 27 Career: Kaitlyn Bowman (2006-09) 78 Most Total Bases Game: Cara Carpenter (2001) 11 Emily Morris (2009) 11 Season: Kaitlyn Bowman (2006) 121 Career: Kaitlyn Bowman (2006-09) 384 Most Walks Game: Several Players 4 Season: Kate Reitz (2007) 25 Career: Caity Butler (2006-09) 68 Most Stolen Bases Game: Sarah French (1999) 6 Season: Andrea Eger (1999) 36 Career: Andrea Eger (1996-99) 63 Highest Batting Average Season: Kaitlyn Bowman (2006) .521 Career: Christy Seekford (1988-90) .441 Hit For Cycle Season: Jessica Dulin (2003) 1

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JENNIFER HALL

Team Records Most At-Bats Game: 38 (1990 vs. Shepherd) Season: 1,407 (2007) Most Runs Scored Inning: 18 (vs. RMWC, 1999) Game: 34 (vs. EMU, 1998) Season: 407 (2007) Most Hits Game: 28 (vs. Guilford, 2007) Season: 503 (2007) Most RBI Game: 23 (vs. Guilford, 2007) 23 (vs. Meredith, 2007) Season: 358 (2007) Doubles Game: 10 (1992 vs. Ferrum) Season: 97 (2007) Triples Season: 25 (2000) Home Runs Game: 4 (2006 vs. RMWC) Season: 50 (2006) Most Extra Base Hits Game: 12 (1992 vs. Ferrum) Season: 139 (2007) Total Bases Game: 38 (2007 vs. Guilford) Season: 774 (2007) Most Walks Game: 14 (1997 vs. Staten Island) 14 (1999 vsRMWC) Season: 185 (2007) Most Stolen Bases Game: 17 (1999 vs. RMWC) Season: 142 (1999) Highest Batting Average Season: .386 (2006) Lowest ERA Season: 1.35 (2009) Most Wins Season: 40 (2007)


The Record Book Individual Pitching Records Most Appearances Season: 25 Lisa Rhodes (2007) Career: 91 Jamie Kery (1996-99) Most Shutouts Season: 9 Lisa Rhodes (2007) Career: 18 Lisa Rhodes (2004-07) Most Innings Pitched Game: 12 Jamie Kery (1999) 12 Denise Goode (2000) Season: 146 Lisa Rhodes (2007) Career: 462.2 Lisa Rhodes (2004-07) Most Wins Season: 19 Lisa Rhodes (2007) Career: 53 Kristin Pardue (2000-03) Most Losses Season: 11 Sherry Kite (1991) Career: 27 Marlo Powell (2003-06) Most Walks Season: 52 Marlo Powell (2005) Career: 225 Marlo Powell (2003-06)

Most Strikeouts Game: 13 Denise Goode (2000) Season: 118 Ashley Gills (2009) Career: 336 Marlo Powell (2003-06) Best ERA Season: 0.66 Crystal Riley (2000) Career: 0.77 Sherry Kite (1990-91) Most Complete Games Season: 20 Lisa Rhodes (2007) Career: 51 Marlo Powell (2003-06) No-Hitters Season: 2 Lisa Rhodes (2004) Career: 2 Lisa Rhodes (2004-07) Perfect Games Season: 1 Lisa Rhodes (2004) Career: 1 Lisa Rhodes (2004-07)

Bridgewater All-Americans

Caity Butler - 2007 NFCA/Louisville Slugger First-Team All-American Laura Barry: 2007 NFCA/Louisville Slugger Third-Team All-American Lindsay Ware: 2006 NFCA/Louisville Slugger Third-Team All-American Kaitlyn Bowman: 2006 NFCA/Louisville Slugger Second-Team All-American Kameron Tucker: 2003 NFCA Second-Team All-American

All-ODAC First-Team Selections

1990: Shery Kite (P), Nancy Haytor, (1B), Christy Seekford (2B) 1991: Sherry Kite (P), Jo Spitzer (OF) 1992: Theresa Northrop (3B), Jo Spitzer (OF) 1993: Michelle Good (OF), Betsy Boardwine (2B) 1994: Jennifer Mongold (1B), Misti Fulk (3B) 1995: Stacy Clark (OF), Joanne Harris (DH), Salita Sullivan (C) 1996: Betsy Boardwine (2B), Stacy Clark (OF), Misti Fulk (3B), Sasha Morris (P) 1997: Andrea Eger (OF), Jamie Kery (P) 1998: Sarah French (SS), Colleen Reid (1B) 1999: Sarah French (SS), Colleen Reid (1B) 2000: Sarah French (SS), Colleen Reid (1B), Cara Carpenter (OF) 2001: Colleen Reid (1B), Cara Carpenter (OF), Denise Goode (P) 2002: Kameron Tucker (C) 2003: Kameron Tucker (C) 2005: Jennifer Hall (OF), Lindsay Ware (3B) 2006: Kaitlyn Bowman (OF), Lindsay Ware (3B), Laura Barry (C) 2007: Laura Barry (C), Kate Reitz (2B), Lindsay Ware (3B), Jennifer Hall (OF), Caity Butler (DH), Lisa Rhodes (P) 2008: Kaitlyn Bowman (OF), Caity Butler (Utility) 2009: Ashley Gills (P), Caity Butler (Util.), Kaitlyn Bowman (OF), Emily Morris (2B)

Conference Awards

1993: Michelle Good, Player of the Year 1994: Jennifer Mongold: Player of the Year 1996: Donnie Fulk, Coach of the Year 2005: Jennifer Hall, Freshman of the Year 2006: Kaitlyn Bowman, Freshman of the Year, Donnie Fulk, Coach Of the Year 2007: Lisa Rhodes, Pitcher of the Year

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2009 Year In Review

Kaitlyn Bowman (2009) finished her Bridgewater career as the all-time leader in hits (233), homeruns (33) and games played (172). Highlights: Team finished with a 36-11 overall record. NFCA All-Academic Team: Elizabeth Smith, Leah Cossentino, Hillary Rees, Emily Morris, Mallory Sandridge, Lauren Childress, Cassie Thompson, Angela Spinelli All-ODAC First Team: Ashley Gills (P), Caity Butler (C), Kaitlyn Bowman (OF), Emily Morris (DP) All-ODAC Second Team: Hillary Rees (2B), Mallory Sandridge (SS) All-ODAC Honorable Mention: Lauren Childress (3B) ODAC All-Tournament Team: Mallory Sandridge VaSID All-State First Team: Kaitlyn Bowman (OF), Caity Butler (Utility), Ashley Gills (P) VaSID All-State Second Team: Emily Morris (DP) VaSID Coach of the Year: Donnie Fulk

2009 ODAC Standings

ODAC Overall *Lynchburg 16-2 38-8-1 Bridgewater 13-3 36-11 Guilford 13-5 26-13 Roanoke 12-6 24-11 Virginia Wesleyan 10-8 27-17 Randolph 8-10 19-15 Eastern Mennonite 7-11 21-19 Randolph-Macon 7-11 15-17 Emory & Henry 1-15 4-24 Sweet Briar 1-17 4-29 *ODAC tournament champion

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OldDominionAthleticConference Entering its 34rd season, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) has grown into one of the nation’s largest Divsion III conferences. The 13-member league stands as the second-largest multisport Division III conference in the country. The league was formed on May 18, 1975 as the Virginia College Conference and began operations in September of 1976 (The name change to ODAC became effective Jan. 1, 1976). Charter members were eight colleges located in the state of Virginia: Bridgewater, Eastern Mennonite, Emory and Henry, Hampden-Sydney, Lynchburg, Randolph-Macon, Roanoke and Washington and Lee. From its initial year of operation through the 198182 academic year, the ODAC sponsored competition in 10 men’s varsity sports, including football, soccer and cross country in the fall; basketball, wrestling and indoor track in the winter; and baseball, golf, tennis and outdoor track in the spring. Women’s sports were added prior to the 1982-83 school year. Today the ODAC has grown to sponsoring championships in 22 sports. The conference expanded in the late 1980’s and again in the early 1990’s. Virginia Wesleyan became the 12th member of the conference in 1988 and began full-scale competition in the league in the 198990 academic season. Guilford College, voted into the league in the spring of 1990, began competing for conference championships in the 1991-92 year. Over the past several years the conference and the city of Salem, Va., have gained national attention through hosting NCAA championships in football, men’s basketball, baseball and softball. The growing list of titles passed out in Salem began in the fall of 1993 with the DIII football championship. Since that time, the two hosts have gained three additional tournaments, including the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Final Four.


2010 Softball Media Guide  

2010 Softball Guide