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Thursday, October 31, 2013
The 2013-14 ODAC men's basketball preseason poll was unveiled Thursday. The usual suspects are picked to finish atop the league.
Defending champion Randolph-Macon, which won two games in the NCAA tournament before losing to eventual national champion Amherst College, received eight first-place votes in balloting among the league's 12 head coaches and edged Hampden-Sydney (four first-place votes) by three points for the top spot. Perennial power Virginia Wesleyan, which lost three all-conference players from last season, was selected third.
Hampden-Sydney (23-5), Randolph-Macon (21-10) and Virginia Wesleyan (23-8) are ranked 14th, 16th and 25th, respectively, in the D3hoops.com Top 25 preseason poll.
Meanwhile, area schools Washington and Lee and Roanoke didn't receive a lot of love. W&L tied with Bridgewater for the eighth spot, while Roanoke was tabbed 10th in the 12-team league.
- Randy King
Players honored for academics
Ferrum's Morgan Funck, a Franklin County graduate with a 4.0 GPA, was one of six college players of note to make the academic all-district team for women's soccer.
Also making the team were Radford's Rachel Conway (4.0 GPA), Virginia's Molly Menchel (3.42) and Danielle Colaprico (3.37), and W&L's Addie Healy (3.43) and Holley Beasley (3.78).
On the men's side, Radford's Stephen Hudgens (4.0) made the team.
Bluefield 3, Hollins 0
Pip Pattison, Victoria Doyle and Nina Cundiff all tallied goals for Bluefield (9-6-1) as it blanked Hollins in the women's soccer regular season finale.
Hollins (4-12-1) goalkeeper Autumn Johnson made six saves while Kayla Richardson made four saves to record the shutout for Bluefield.
- The Roanoke Times
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