FOREST, Va. – Five members of the Virginia Wesleyan University field hockey were named All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) for their performances during the 2018 season. Skye Swain and Cori Jackson both earned Second Team honors while Julie Fassl, Emily Price and Elizabeth Roberto all nabbed a spot on the Third Team.
Swain capped her senior campaign with another stellar year in the cage. The senior had 110 saves on the season, picking up four shut outs. During the course of the season, she went on a streak of 300 minutes, from Sept. 23 to Oct. 2 (four complete games), without letting an opponent to score. Swain would finish her career atop the Virginia Wesleyan record books for total saves (530) and second for career shutouts (13).
Jackson was a key midfielder all season for Coach Christina Restivo's squad. The junior finished the year with five points on one goal and three assists, but was a major asset on the defense as well. Her top performance came in the win over Eastern Mennonite on Sept. 29 when she notched a goal and an assist.
Fassl played a major part in the Marlins' offense this season. Armed with a rocket shot, the sophomore racked up 16 points on six goals and four assists. Starting all 14 games, Fassl was constantly wreaking havoc on opposing defenses in the circle. The New Egypt, N.J.'s top outing came in a win over Ferrum this season as she registered a pair of goals and an assist.
A transfer to the squad this season, Price fit right into the Marlin squad. The junior was tied for the team lead in goals (8) while claiming second in total points (18). Price was a steady midfielder for the team, coming up with a few clutch points throughout the season. Possibly her top moment came in a gritty overtime win against Randolph-Macon as she netted the game-winning goal 2:27 into the extra period, giving the Marlins a key conference victory.
Roberto was a force on offense for the Marlins this season, starting in all 14 of the Marlins contests. The junior led the Marlin in offense in total points (22), tied for the most goals (8) and registering the most assists (6). Roberto notched a career-high points against Hood College on Sept. 1, recording her first ever hat trick while also assisting on two other goals.
Field hockey finished the year with a 6-8 record, going 3-5 in conference play.