Marlin trio earns All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honors
While Goebel (Virginia Beach/Mercersburg Academy, Pa.) and Lober (Wilmington, Del./Concord) were both named to the All-ODAC second team, Gorman (Nassawadox/Eastville Northampton) was selected as a third team honoree. It is the first all-conference accolade for Goebel and Gorman, and the third for Lober. She becomes just the fourth VWC field hockey player to earn three-time All-ODAC honors and she is the first since Holley Marchwicki (2004-05-06).
Goebel and Lober helped spark the Virginia Wesleyan offense throughout the season, not only by scoring goals, but also by setting up plays as the Marlins advanced toward the cage. Lober finished at the team's second leading scorer with three goals and two assists and Goebel tied for third with two goals and two assists. Lober an Goebel scored both goals in VWC's 2-1 victory over Frostburg State University.
Gorman contributed to the team consistently as a defensive leader with her scrappy play and ability to get to the ball to thwart opponents' drives.
Virginia Wesleyan finished the season with a 3-12 record, which included six one-goal losses. The Marlins dropped three consecutive 2-1 decisions late in October, including a double-overtime battle at Randolph-Macon College.
2012 ALL-ODAC FIELD HOCKEY TEAMS
ODAC Player of the Year: Shelly Milks, Sr., M, Lynchburg
ODAC Coach of the Year: Kim Iman-Bianchi, Shenandoah
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Alexandra Darrow, Fr., A/M, Shenandoah
ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Shelly Milks, Sr., M, Lynchburg
|ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM|
|Adriana Santiago||Sr.||M||Eastern Mennonite|
|Victoria Van Natten||Jr.||M||Washington and Lee|
|ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM|
|Amelia Goebel||Sr.||M||Virginia Wesleyan|
|Riley Hampsch||Jr.||D||Washington and Lee|
|Bethany Hench||So.||D||Eastern Mennonite|
|Taylor Lober||Jr.||M||Virginia Wesleyan|
|Eve Mergenthaler||Fr.||D||Sweet Briar|
|ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM|
|Jessica Blanks||Jr.||M||Eastern Mennonite|
|Jenessa Derstine||So.||A||Eastern Mennonite|
|Jillian Gorman||Jr.||M||Virginia Wesleyan|
|Kirsten Kyne||Sr.||GK||Washington and Lee|
|Claire Townsley||Fr.||A||Washington and Lee|