There have been more post-season sports honors for Randolph-Macon College spring
R-MC junior baseball player Travis Beazley (Beaverdam, VA/Patrick Henry)
has been named Honorable Mention all-South Region at third base by the American
Baseball Coaches Association. In addition, he is an Honorable Mention all-state
selection by the Virginia Sports Information Directors organization. Beazley
came to R-MC as a transfer for the 2003-2004 season, has been one of the team's
captains both years. Named first-team all-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC)
as a third baseman this year, he batted 35-for-85 (.412), with five doubles, one
triple, and one home run, plus 25 runs batted in (RBIs) and three stolen bases,
and also had a fielding percentage of .955 (just five errors in 111 total defensive
plays). On the R-MC team, Beazley was first in batting average, slugging
percentage (.529), and on-base percentage (.535); tied for first in walks (19);
second in RBIs; tied for second in hits; and fourth in both doubles and stolen bases.
In the ODAC, he was tied for first in on-base percentage and was third in batting
On the mound, Beazley was R-MC's top pitcher, and was named the ODAC Pitcher
of the Week once during the season. He pitched 68 innings, striking out 67 batters,
with a 6-3 record, one save, and a 3.04 earned run average (ERA). Beazley
was first on the R-MC team in ERA, low-opponent batting average (.260), wins, innings
pitched, strikeouts, and starts (11), and second in won-loss percentage (.667).
In the ODAC, he was third in strikeouts; tied for third in starts; fifth in ERA;
tied for fifth in wins; sixth in innings pitched; and tied for seventh in low-opponent
At the end of the season, the R-MC baseball team won seven of the last ten games,
including six of the final seven and the last four games in a row. The only losses
in the last ten contests were twice against Bridgewater College, the top team in
the ODAC regular season, and once against University of Mary Washington, a team
that was ranked in the top five in the nation and went to the NCAA Division III
tournament. R-MC's wins both overall and in the ODAC were the most since 1999. The
Yellow Jackets were coached by R-MC graduate Ray Hedrick, in his first year.
R-MC freshman softball outfielders Ginny Dolan (Richmond, VA/Godwin) and
Brooke Snyder (Ashland, VA/Atlee) have both been named second-team all-state
by the Virginia Sports Information Directors organization.
Dolan was a second-team all-ODAC selection this year. She batted 39-for-86
(.453), with ten doubles, three triples, one home run, and 22 RBIs, scored 19 runs,
and had eight stolen bases. Dolan was first on the R-MC team in batting average,
on-base percentage (.484), hits, and doubles; tied for first in stolen bases; second
in slugging percentage (.674) and RBIs; tied for second in triples; and third in
runs scored. In the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, she was first overall in batting
average and on-base percentage; third in slugging percentage; tied for third in
triples; and tied for fifth in doubles. In NCAA Division III, Dolan was ranked
40th in the nation in batting average.
Snyder was named Honorable Mention all-ODAC. She batted 32-for-81 (.395),
with six doubles, three triples, four home runs, and 26 RBIs, and also scored 21
runs and had three stolen bases. On the R-MC team, Snyder was first in slugging
percentage (.691), RBIs, and home runs; second in runs scored, walks (11), and fielding
percentage (.976); tied for second in triples; third in batting average and on-base
percentage (.467); tied for third in hits; and tied for fourth in doubles. In the
ODAC, she was second overall in slugging percentage; tied for second in home runs;
tied for third in triples; sixth in on-base percentage; tied for sixth in RBIs and
walks; and eighth in batting average.
The 2005 R-MC softball team achieved milestones by defeating two tough ODAC opponents
for the first time ever - Bridgewater College and Emory & Henry College. The
Yellow Jackets had double-digit wins for the second straight season. The team was
coached by R-MC graduate Kevin Proffitt, who was in his third year.
Three R-MC women's lacrosse players have been named all-state by the Virginia Sports
Information Directors organization. Senior attacker Kelly Jaeger (Baltimore, MD/St.
Paul's School for Girls) is a first-team selection. Meanwhile, sophomore
midfielder Traci Phipps (Annapolis, MD/Annapolis) and junior midfielder Liz
Lombardo (Baltimore, MD/Mercy) have both been named second-team all-state.
This spring, Jaeger started all 16 games for the Yellow Jackets. A two-year
team co-captain, she was named first-team all-ODAC for the second straight season
and was the conference Player of the Week once, and was on the ODAC all-tournament
team. In addition, Jaeger was named an Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches
Association third-team All-American and first-team all-South Atlantic Region selection,
and was named to the south squad for the 2005 STX Farewell Lacrosse Festival Division
III North-South Senior All-Star Game, scheduled to be played in Baltimore Saturday,
June 4th. She led the R-MC team in goals (45), assists (18), total points (63),
draw controls (41), and game-winning goals (5), and was also tied for third in ground
balls (53). In the ODAC, Jaeger was first in game-winning goals, third in
total points per game, fourth in goals per game, and sixth in assists per game.
Lombardo also started all 16 games. She was a second-team all-ODAC and second-team
all-South Atlantic Region selection this year. Lombardo was first on the
R-MC team in caused turnovers (20); second in ground balls (44); third in assists
(16), total points (38), and draw controls (23); and fifth in goals (22). In the
ODAC, she was tied for ninth in assists per game. Lombardo is also a standout,
all-conference goalkeeper on the R-MC women's soccer team.
Phipps was another 16-game starter. Last year's ODAC women's lacrosse Rookie
of the Year, this season she named first-team all-conference. Phipps was
second on the R-MC team in draw controls (31); third in goals (29); fourth in total
points (32); and fifth in ground balls (35).
This year the R-MC women's lacrosse team made it to the ODAC tournament championship
game for the first time since 2002. The Yellow Jackets were 10-6 overall, and finished
6-2 in the conference, good for third place in the regular season. The team had
a six-game winning streak during the campaign, and won nine of the last 12 games.
The only losses in that final stretch were to #1 Salisbury University once and #13
Washington and Lee University twice (including the ODAC tournament championship
game). R-MC was coached by Dan Kanach, in his first season with the Yellow
R-MC men's lacrosse junior midfielder P.C. Johnsen (Laurel, MD/Hammond) is
a first-team all-state selection according to the Virginia Sports Information Directors
organization. He was named second-team all-ODAC, and was an Inside Lacrosse second-team
preseason All-American. A team tri-captain, this season Johnsen was first
on the R-MC team in total points (37), goals (29), ground balls (89), and faceoffs
won (95), and was third in assists (8). In the ODAC, he was third in ground balls
per game and eighth in goals per game.
Under ninth-year head coach Jim Woodcock, who will begin his fourth season
as R-MC's head women's soccer coach in the fall of 2005, the Yellow Jacket men's
lacrosse squad had a three-game winning streak during the season. R-MC also won
six-of-nine games during a period from mid-March to mid-April.