Area briefs: 10 SU athletes selected to leadership society

Posted: December 11, 2013

From Star staff reports

WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Tuesday that 10 of its student-athletes have been selected for induction into the Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society.

Shannon Allin, Liz Bereit, Holly Chittenden, Emily Cobb, Zach Duell, Kayla Green, Brittany Guepe, Eric Hobby, Jenna Kline and Samantha Sisson are scheduled for formal induction on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 in Goodson Chapel.

These 10 student-athletes represent 11 different sports: women’s basketball, women’s cross country, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, women’s tennis, men’s indoor track & field, women’s indoor track & field, men’s outdoor track & field, women’s outdoor track & field, women’s soccer, and softball.

Duell is a two-sport athlete, competing in both indoor and outdoor track & field as a thrower while Cobb runs for the cross country team in the fall, the indoor track & field team in the winter and the outdoor track & field squad in the spring.

The 11 have earned a total of 14 All-league or All-Tournament honors during their careers with Bereit and Sisson both named USA South Rookie of the Year in lacrosse.

Allin, Bereit, Chittenden and Hobby are all captains of their respective teams.

The group has an average GPA of 3.65 on a 4.0 scale with five members at least a 3.5.

These 10 student-athletes are part of a 19-person class to be inducted into ODK. In the past six years, 102 students have been selected for this honor society. Of this group, 43 are student-athletes.

All 10 were nominated by either a faculty or staff member and after completing a one-page essay on leadership, were selected for induction by the ODK selection committee.


Wood grad DeHaven named All-South Region

BRIDGEWATER — Bridgewater College sophomore kicker Chandler DeHaven, a James Wood graduate, has been named to the 2013 All-South Region first team following the completion of an outstanding season for the Eagles football team.

The honor for DeHaven comes on the heels of his selection to the All-ODAC first team in a vote by the league’s head coaches. With the honor, DeHaven becomes Bridgewater;s first selection to the first team since Tyler Beiler was tabbed to the first team and named the region’s top offensive player in 2010.

DeHaven was tabbed to the all-region first team for the first time in his career after turning in an outstanding sophomore campaign. The Winchester native and tied the school record with 13 made field goals, tying All-American Mike Padgett's mark set in 1998. DeHaven ranked sixth in the nation in made field goals at the end of the regular season.

The sophomore connected on multiple field goals in five games, including a career-high and school-record tying three field goals against Ferrum.

Later in the season, DeHaven booted a career-long 46-yarder against Emory & Henry, while converting three field goals of 40 or more yards on the year.

DeHaven is now eligible for the 2013 All-America team, which will be announced following the conclusion of the 41st edition of the Stagg Bowl in Salem.