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 hockey; a 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.
The championship gave the team the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament, where it was placed into the Washington, Pennsylvania regional.
SU was eliminated from the tournament by eventual regional champion Frostburg State.
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