Home Section B - Sports ODAC



Victoria Zelvin

Though the Maroon teams are out of the ODAC competitions, several individual Maroons have been named to All-ODAC teams to represent Roanoke College in those playoffs.

From the field hockey team, four maroons were selected to play on 2012 All-ODAC teams. Kelly Finn (JR), Stacey Bechtel (SO), Julienne Brown (SR) and Darian Shuker (JR) will be representing the Maroons on these All-ODAC teams. All four women started and played in all seventeen games this season for the Maroons.

Kelly Finn was a powerhouse for the Maroons this season. She picked up second team All-ODAC honors. Finn scored five goals this season, which put her as the leader among her teammates for scoring. She was second on the squad in points, tallying ten. Finn also picked up two game winners this season, the first against Sewanee and the other against Eastern Mennonite. In 2011, Finn earned the ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship award.

Darian Shuker also earned a second team All-ODAC honor. This season alone, she tallied 1029 minutes in front of the cage and tallied 121 saves. Her save percentage averaged out to .738. She had one shutout during this season, when the Maroons defeated Eastern Mennonite 1-0.

Stacey Bechtel, who took All-ODAC third team honors in 2012, was a major part of the Roanoke defense this season. Betchel led her fellow Maroons in defensive saves for a tally of two.

Julienne Brown managed to pick up All-ODAC honors for the first time in her career at Roanoke College. She tallied two goals and one assist this season, finishing up with six shots on the goal. She joins fellow Maroon Bechtel on the third All-ODAC team.

From the men’s soccer squad, seven Maroons were named to the All-ODAC teams. In addition, Roanoke College’s own Coach Scott Allison was named ODAC Coach of the Year, while Maroon midfielder Tyler Carbaugh (FR) earned Rookie of Year. Named to the All-ODAC teams were Tyler Carabaugh, Chris Conover (SR), Patrick Bain (JR), AJ Tierce (SR), Brian White (JR), Carl Leist (JR) and Garret Elridge (SO).

Conover was named All-ODAC First Team defender for the second year in a row, following a fantastic year as defensive leader in 2012. In the game against Washington and Lee, Conover’s three goals helped the Maroons to clinch the top spot in ODAC. He also made a goal line save in the game versus Virginia Wesleyan, helping the Maroons to win and advance to the NCAA Tournament.

Bain, Tierce, White and Carbaugh were named to the All-ODAC second team. Bain tallied up three goals and three assists this season, finishing with two of his three goals as game winners. He was also a Second Team All-South Atlantic Region and First Team All-ODAC selections in 2011. Tierce, a third All-ODAC selection in 2011, managed to tally an impressive five gam winners this season, which included a header goal that put the Maroons over Virginia Wesleyan in the ODAC Championship game. Carbaugh stared in seventeen out of nineteen games and registered eight points on the season on three goals and a pair of assists.

Leist and Elridge scored spots on the All-ODAC third team. Leist, who was also an ODAC All-Academic selection in 2011, was a force on the Maroons’ back line. He finished the season with nine shots, six of which were on goal. Elridge, meanwhile, was the third leading scorer for the Maroons in 2012 with four goals. He was ranked second on the team in assists and third on the squad in total points.

Women’s soccer, meanwhile, saw five Maroons named to the All-ODAC teams. Stephanie Parenteau (SR), Carmen Graves (SR), Maya Kantor (JR), Rebekah Adams (SR) and Carolyn Sarbacher (SO) all earned All-ODAC honors.

Parenteau was named to an All-ODAC team for the third year in a row. In 2010 and 2011 she was named to the third team, but for her stunning performance in the 2012 season Parenteau earned a spot on the first string All-ODAC team. She ranked third total on the team in goals scored and total points, additionally tying for first in assists. She earned two game winners this season, one over Guiliford and the other against Randolph.

Graves earned first team All-ODAC honors in 2011 and earned a second team All-ODAC honors this season. She finished with thirteen goals and seven assists. She also earned ODAC player of the week ending September 16th. That week, she scored seven points and a goal winner against Emory University.

Kantor also earned second team honors, having being named to the first ODA team in 2011 and second team in 2010. She was a major force in the Roanoke College defense this season, tallying up two assists. She was also named to NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region and VaSID All-State team in 2011.

Adams and Sarbacher earned spots on the third team. Adams has been named to the All-ODAC teams every year she has played at Roanoke, serving on the second team twice and the third team once. She led the Maroons in goals, assists, points, shots and shots on goal. She tallied up four game winning goals, including a hat-trick over Eastern Mennonite. Sarbacher was previously named to the third-team her sophomore year. She served 1442 minutes in the goal and posted three shutouts this season, finishing up with a save percentage of 77.8%.

Best of luck to all our Maroons!