The Hornets won three Old Dominion Athletic Conference championships in the fall, placing University of Lynchburg first among ODAC schools in the 2011-12 Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. LC was the second highest ranked school in Virginia and was 44th nationally out of 185 D-III schools that made it to the NCAA championships. There are 436 D-III schools.
Two LC athletes were also named All-Americans.
The season ended with another record-breaking campaign for the field hockey squad with its sixth-straight ODAC title and a seventh-consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III National Tournament, and ended up ranked fourth in the nation.
All-AmericanShelly Milks ‘13 had one of the best seasons individually of any Hornet in history. The midfielder earned first-team National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-American honors and was also named the All-South Region Player of the Year. Milks was named the ODAC Player of the Year for the second year in a row and was also the ODAC Scholar Athlete of the Year. She tallied 10 goals and added eight assists. In the classroom, Milks boasts a 3.95 grade-point average while majoring in exercise physiology and minoring in Spanish.
Scoring more than 100 goals for the season while posting a 19-2-2 mark, the women’s soccer team captured another ODAC title and secured a sixth-straight trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
All-American Brittany Klippstein ’12was a major factor in the Hornets offense in 2011 with 14 goals and seven assists. She scored the lone goal in the ODAC Championship game which helped Lynchburg win its third straight conference crown. She earned ODAC and All-State Player of the Year honors and was a first-team NSCAA All-American.
Men’s Cross Country
The men’s cross country team reigned as ODAC champions and captured its second straight South Regional Championship. The team qualified for nationals for the third year in a row, and for the 11th time in program history.