Olson Named to VaSID All-State Women's Soccer First Team: Tryon and Strat Named to Second Team

FERRUM, Va. - Lynchburg College midfielder Ashley Hoath has been named Player of the Year, highlighting the 2009 College Division Women's Soccer All-State Team, as named by the Virginia Sports Information Directors. Lynchburg's Dr. Todd Olson was named Coach of the Year, while Shenandoah University forward Amber Womack earned Rookie of the Year.

Hoath had seven goals and 11 assists for 25 points this season. She senior from Alexandria, Virginia, was a first team All-America selection in 2009 and 2008.

Womack was the 2009 USA South Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year as well as first team All-Conference. She had 12 goals and 10 assists for 34 points in helping the Hornets finished 10-6-5 this season.

Olson led Lynchburg to a 17-3-5 record this season, capping the year with Lynchburg's first-ever NCAA Div. III Final Four appearance. The Hornets lost in the NCAA Tournament semifinals on penalty kicks to Washington University in St. Louis.

The All-State first team consists of the top three forwards, three midfielders, three defenders and one goalkeeper, plus the next highest vote-getter regardless of position. The second team consists of the top three forwards, three midfielders, three defenders and one goalkeeper, plus the next highest vote-getter regardless of position.

Joining Hoath and Womack on the 2009 VaSID All-State first team were Ferrum College's Lea McMillan, Lynchburg's Betsy Kwaitkowski and Katelyn LaRichie, the University of Mary Washington's Amy Olson, Randolph Macon College's Erin Hauser, Roanoke's Jessica Welfare and Alida Haslett, Virginia Wesleyan College's Stacy Zeiler, and Washington and Lee University's Emily Leary.

Second team selections include Averett's Hillary Wood, Lynchburg's Anna Wright, Shenandoah's Kat Terza, Southern Virginia University's Kendra Heim, Mary Washington's Sarah Tyron and Karen Strat, Virginia Wesleyan's Jerilyn Idler and Blaze Byrd, and Washington and Lee's Allie Espina, Maggie Sutherland, and Kat Dawson.


2009 VaSID College Division Women's Soccer All-State Team

First Team

F Betsy Kwaitkowski, Lynchburg

F Amy Olson, Mary Washington

F Amber Womack, Shenandoah

F Erin Hauser, Randolph Macon

MF Ashley Hoath, Lynchburg

MF Jessica Welfare, Roanoke

MF Stacy Zeiler, Virginia Wesleyan

D Katelyn LaRiche, Lynchburg

D Lea McMillan, Ferrum

D Alida Haslett, Roanoke

GK Emily Leary, Washington and Lee



Player of the Year: Ashley Hoath, Lynchburg

Rookie of the Year: Amber Womack, Shenandoah

Coach of the Year: Dr. Todd Olsen, Lynchburg




Second Team


F Allie Espina, Washington and Lee

F Hillary Wood, Averett

F Jerilyn Idler, Virginia Wesleyan

MF Maggie Sutherland, Washington and Lee

MF Kendra Heim, Southern Virginia

MF Sarah Tyron, Mary Washington

D Blaze Byrd, Virginia Wesleyan

D Kat Lawson, Washington and Lee

D Karen Strat, Mary Washington

GK Kat Terza, Shenandoah

GK Anna Wright, Lynchburg