FOREST, Va. – Bridgewater's Hanna Randolph has been selected as the Rookie of the Year and seven of her teammates join her on the All-ODAC women's soccer team released today by the conference office.
Randolph is the first player in program history to earn the top rookie honor and the eight overall selections is the most in program history.
Senior forward Bailey Kratz joins Randolph on the all-conference first team. Three juniors made the second team –defender Savannah Cowan, midfielder Catherine Haufe and defender Sydney Ryan. Three sophomores were named to the third team - defender Cyan Coates, forward Hunter Collier and goalkeeper Sydney Davis.
Randolph scored 21 points on seven goals and seven assists during her first season as an Eagle. Randolph scored the lone goal in a pair of key non-conference, 1-0 victories over Rowan and Roanoke. She also scored a goal and added an assist in the 2-2 tie with nationally-ranked Lynchburg.
Kratz is one of four Bridgewater players with at least 20 points this season. She scored 20 points on seven goals and six assists. She scored on a penalty kick in overtime to lift the Eagles to an important 1-0 road victory over Randolph-Macon late in the season. Kratz made the All-ODAC third team during her junior and sophomore seasons.
Haufe also hit the 20-point mark with eight goals and four assists. She had the game-winner against Washington and Lee as her shot beat the buzzer for a 2-1 win in regulation. She also had the game-winning goal in the Eagles' 2-0 victory over Ferrum in the ODAC quarterfinals. Haufe was a third-team All-ODAC pick in 2017.
Ryan shifted between the backline and midfield for the Eagles and scored 12 points on five goals and two assists. Ryan, who missed the 2017 season with an injury, was also a second-team All-ODAC selection as a freshman.
Cowan anchored the Eagles backline, helping the team record 11 shutouts during the year.
Collier emerged as one of the team's top scoring threats with eight goals and five assists to tie for the team lead in points. Coates, an outside back, had four goals and one assist while also playing strong defense. Davis took over in goal this season and finished with seven shutouts and a 0.68 goals against average.
The Eagles are 15-3-2 on the season and will play in the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time in program history this Friday vs. Hope College at Otterbein University.