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Top 10: No. 1, ODAC Championship

Top 10: No. 1, ODAC Championship

WINCHESTER, Va. - We complete our seventh annual Top 10 Highlight List by revealing today our No. 1 story from 2014-15: The First Ever ODAC Championship.

In the three seasons since Shenandoah University joined the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, the department has had a number of notable achievements:

Players of the Year in baseball and field hockeya Pitcher of the Year in baseball; Scholar-Athlete of the Year selections in women's tennis, soccer and lacrosse; Rookies of the Year in softball, field hockey, field hockey, again and men's outdoor track & field; and Coach of the Year accolades in field hockey (twice), baseball and men's golf.

Teams have also had notable successes - women's lacrosse advancing to the ODAC Tournament championship in 2013, football downing the ODAC Champions in 2013 and 2014 and women's basketball hosting ODAC Tournament contests in 2013 and 2014.

But the department had never had a team achieve its ultimate goal: winning an ODAC Championship.

Until this year.

The baseball team, which entered the both the 2014 and 2015 ODAC tournaments as the No. 1 seed, got the job done this year with a 4-2 victory over Virginia Wesleyan.

The championship gave the team the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament, where it was placed into the Washington, Pennsylvania regional.

Coach Kevin Anderson's Hornets won one game at that regional, opening with a 5-1 victory over Adrian (Mich.).

SU was eliminated from the tournament by eventual regional champion Frostburg State.

The squad ended the year ranked No. 16 with Billy Arens, Ryan Mossman and Darrell Thompson named All-Region.


Other stories in series:

July 2: No. 10, Rookies of the Year

July 7: No. 9, Men's and Women's Golf

July 8: No. 8, Women's Soccer

July 9: No. 7, ALS Walk

July 14: No. 6, Delaney Runs Wild

July 15: No. 5, Mohlmann Finishes Strong

July 16: No. 4, Tennis Success

July 21: No. 3, Academic All-Americans

July 22: No. 2, New Logo Revealed

July 23: Best of Rest

Five Named All-State
June 10, 2016 Five Named All-State
Vote Now!
June 2, 2016 Vote Now!
Two Named All-America
May 26, 2016 Two Named All-America
Four Grab ABCA Honors
May 24, 2016 Four Grab ABCA Honors
Four Named All-Region
May 23, 2016 Four Named All-Region
Emory Downs Baseball
May 22, 2016 Emory Downs Baseball
Baseball Postponed
May 20, 2016 Baseball Postponed
Baseball Takes on B-SC
May 19, 2016 Baseball Takes on B-SC
Baseball Downs B-SC
May 19, 2016 Baseball Downs B-SC
Baseball Opens Tonight
May 18, 2016 Baseball Opens Tonight
Baseball Gains a Spot
May 10, 2016 Baseball Gains a Spot
Seven Named All-ODAC
April 28, 2016 Seven Named All-ODAC
Baseball Clips Eagles
April 28, 2016 Baseball Clips Eagles
Baseball Wins in Tenth
April 20, 2016 Baseball Wins in Tenth
Baseball Remains Ranked
April 19, 2016 Baseball Remains Ranked
Senior Awards Announced
April 18, 2016 Senior Awards Announced
Frostburg Upends Baseball
April 14, 2016 Frostburg Upends Baseball
Baseball Rallies Again
April 13, 2016 Baseball Rallies Again
Baseball Up One, Down One
April 12, 2016 Baseball Up One, Down One
Baseball Rallies for Win
April 11, 2016 Baseball Rallies for Win
Baseball Swats Wasps
April 10, 2016 Baseball Swats Wasps
Weekend Schedule Changes
April 7, 2016 Weekend Schedule Changes
Baseball Routs Messiah
April 6, 2016 Baseball Routs Messiah
Baseball Rises in Poll
April 5, 2016 Baseball Rises in Poll
Baseball Tops Gallaudet
April 3, 2016 Baseball Tops Gallaudet
Top 10 Clash Saturday
April 1, 2016 Top 10 Clash Saturday
Bridgewater Tops Baseball
March 22, 2016 Bridgewater Tops Baseball
Wilt Named ODAC PoW
March 21, 2016 Wilt Named ODAC PoW
Baseball Sweeps Guilford
March 19, 2016 Baseball Sweeps Guilford
Baseball Tops W&L
March 16, 2016 Baseball Tops W&L
Baseball Postponed
March 14, 2016 Baseball Postponed
Baseball Falls Twice
March 12, 2016 Baseball Falls Twice
Baseball Up Three
March 8, 2016 Baseball Up Three
Coleman Named ODAC PoW
March 7, 2016 Coleman Named ODAC PoW
Baseball Shuts Out CCNY
March 6, 2016 Baseball Shuts Out CCNY
Baseball Up Seven
March 1, 2016 Baseball Up Seven
Baseball Tops Saints
March 1, 2016 Baseball Tops Saints
Anderson Gets 500th Win
February 21, 2016 Anderson Gets 500th Win
Baseball Picked to Win ODAC
February 3, 2016 Baseball Picked to Win ODAC
Baseball Announces Camp Dates
December 22, 2015 Baseball Announces Camp Dates
Baseball to Host ALS Walk
September 22, 2015 Baseball to Host ALS Walk
Baseball Releases Roster
August 26, 2015 Baseball Releases Roster