Woodmore, Vaughn, Macedo earn All-Virginia accolades
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- D.J. Woodmore and Donald Vaughn have earned one more post-season accolade for their efforts in guiding Virginia Wesleyan College's men's basketball team to a 27-4 record, the 2012 Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship, and an appearance in the NCAA Division III elite eight.
But, so has the man who has mentored them, as Dave Macedo was named the Virginia College Division Coach of the Year for an impressive sixth time in the past eight seasons. Entering his 13th season at VWC in 2012-13, Macedo has emerged as the most successful men's basketball coach in the College's history with a 267-85 record. He's ranked among the winningest DIII coaches in the nation.
Macedo's Marlins have posted eight 20+ victory marks in the past nine years, and have advanced to the NCAA tournament for eight consecutive years, compiling a 17-7 record in national competition.
Vaughn (Woodbridge, Va./Dumfries Potomac), who was named to the All-Virginia second team, has been a major four-year contributor to the Marlins' success. The man-in-the-middle, and team captain, exits the program as one of the best ever to play the game for VWC. He ranks 11th among VWC's all-time leading scorers with 1,338 points, No. 4 in rebounds (786), No. 3 in field goal shooting accuracy (56.1%), No. 2 in steals (158), and No. 1 in blocks (213).
A criminal justice major set to graduate this May, Vaughn has helped guide VWC to a four-year record of 92-28 overall and 46-18 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The Marlins have won two ODAC titles with Vaughn's help, including this past season, and have qualified for the NCAA tournament all four years. This year the Marlins advanced to the round of elite eight before being eliminated by eventual national champion University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.
Woodmore (Virginia Beach/Landstown), honored by the VaSID for the second time, was named to the five-man first team. Virginia Wesleyan basketball players have been honored by the state group 12 times since 1999, including eight of the last nine seasons. A Marlin has received first-team recognition nine times overall and six times in the past eight years.
Woodmore, a business major and two-time Dean's List honoree, led the Marlins this season with his 16.1 points per game. He led the team in free throw accuracy, hitting 101 of 118 for 85.6%, the fifth highest single-season effort in VWC history. He already owns an career mark of 83.7% in free throw shooting, ranking him No. 2 among VWC's best.
The talented sophomore scored a career-high 35 points against Lynchburg College, and finished the season with 498 points, the fourth highest total ever by a Marlin sophomore. He is the next in line to join the 1,000 Club as he enters his junior year with 911 career points.
Earlier this year, Woodmore was selected as a first-team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, a second team All-American by DIII News, and an honorable mention All-American by D3hoops.com.