November 13, 2012

Three Tigers Named All-ODAC

FOREST, VA - Nick DeProspero (Midlothian, VA/Cosby), Curran Blackwell (Wilson, NC/Greenfield), and Bryan Talbert (Seaford, VA/York) were named Soccer All-ODAC on Tuesday. DeProspero and Blackwell were named to the first-team while Talbert garnered third-team honors.

This marks the third consecutive appearance on the first-team for DeProspero. The senior midfielder and captain finished fourth on the team in points with eight while posting a team-best four assists. Of his two goals, one came as the game-winner in a 3-0 victory over Lynchburg College. Consistently one of the top midfielders in the ODAC in his four years, he concluded his career second in the Hampden-Sydney record book for assists with 28 and also posted 54 points and 13 goals. While he has excelled defensively, he has also been a huge asset on the defensive end as well as a leader due to his exceptional work rate.

Blackwell repeated as a first-team honoree this year. A lockdown defender, Blackwell has been a vital piece of the Hampden-Sydney defense over his four-year career. This year he was a cornerstone of a defense that registered six shutouts and allowed one or fewer goals in eight contests.

Talbert stepped up as one of the top offensive threats for the Tigers in his junior season. He scored four goals along with one assist for nine points and provided a tremendous presence on the defensive end. The midfielder posted a career-best three goals against Marymount.

The full All-ODAC team can be found below.


2012 ALL-ODAC MEN'S SOCCER TEAMS

Player of the Year: Michael Releford, Jr., GK, Lynchburg
Coach of the Year: Scott Allison, Roanoke
Rookie of the Year: Tyler Carbaugh, Fr., M, Roanoke
ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Ryan Eshleman, Sr., D, Eastern Mennonite

ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM

Forwards

Freddy Gomez

Sr.

Guilford

Luke Moore

So.

Lynchburg

Corey Sindle

Jr.

Randolph

Zach Colby

So.

Washington and Lee

Midfielders

Kevin Gorman

Sr.

Bridgewater

Ronnie Castellanos

Sr.

Guilford

Nick DeProspero

Sr.

Hampden-Sydney

Brian Cornell

Jr.

Virginia Wesleyan

Defenders

Ryan Eshleman

Sr.

Eastern Mennonite

Drew Gunter

Sr.

Guilford

Curran Blackwell

Sr.

Hampden-Sydney

Chris Conover

Sr.

Roanoke

Goalkeeper

Michael Releford

Jr.

Lynchburg

 
 
 

ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM

Forwards

Christian Rhine

Fr.

Eastern Mennonite

Patrick Bain

Jr.

Roanoke

AJ Tierce

Sr.

Roanoke

Brian White

Jr.

Roanoke

Midfielders

Michael Venegas

Jr.

Lynchburg

Jacob Hood

Jr.

Randolph

Tyler Carbaugh

Fr.

Roanoke

Conor Starr

Sr.

Washington and Lee

Defenders

Josh Hinkle

So.

Lynchburg

Will Wolf

Jr.

Randolph

Robin Gollbach

Sr.

Washington and Lee

Basti Richter

Sr.

Washington and Lee

Goalkeeper

Albert Civitarese

So.

Washington and Lee

 
 
 

ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM

Forwards

Sawyer Janes

Jr.

Bridgewater

Andrew Oakes

Fr.

Randolph-Macon

Isaac Arington

So.

Virginia Wesleyan

Travis Walke

Fr.

Virginia Wesleyan

Midfielders

Ryan Tavernaris

Sr.

Bridgewater

Mark Mast

So.

Eastern Mennonite

Greg Carnovale

Sr.

Guilford

Bryan Talbert

Jr.

Hampden-Sydney

Garrett Eldridge

So.

Roanoke

Defenders

Zach Malpass

Jr.

Bridgewater

Coulton Watson

So.

Randolph

Carl Leist

Jr.

Roanoke

Stephen Sawicki

So.

Virginia Wesleyan

Goalkeeper

Michael MacVane

Jr.

Guilford