May 6, 2011

Tuma Named ODAC Player of the Year

from press release

FOREST, Va.
- Roanoke College midfielder Justin Tuma headlines the 2011 All-ODAC Men's Lacrosse Teams as the Maroons' standout was named the ODAC Player of the Year in a vote of the league's coaches on Tuesday. He was also tabbed the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete by the league's sports information directors. Lynchburg College mentor Steve Koudelka was tabbed the ODAC Coach of the Year, and Randolph-Macon College midfielder Justin Butler was named the ODAC Rookie of the Year.

Tuma, a senior from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is a standout for the Maroons on and off the field. In the classroom, Tuma maintains a 3.67 grad point average as a Business major with a minor in Economics. He is a seven-time honoree on the Roanoke College Dean's List, having also been named to the All-ODAC Academic Team three straight seasons. Tuma is a member of several campus organizations include SAAC, the Academic Integrity Board, Student Conduct Board and the Academic Athletic Advisory Committee. He is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi (national business honorary) and participates in the Maroon Ambassador program.

On the field, Tuma sets the pace for the Maroons from the center spot, spurring the offense into motion as the Maroons went through the ODAC campaign towards the tournament's No. 1 seed. Tuma is second in the conference and 19th in the nation in face-off percentage (.634), and his 211 face-offs won are tops in the ODAC. He is tied for fourth in assists (23) and 10th in total points (46). Tuma is #1 in the ODAC and fifth nationally in groundballs, having corralled 167 loose balls (10.44/game) so far this season. He has registered a point in all but two games played (16 total), having notched four or more tallies in seven contests. He is also the only player in the conference to register more than one man-down goal (2).

Koudelka, in his 15th season guiding the Hornets, enjoys his third ODAC top coaching honor, having led Lynchburg to the third seed and a spot in the 2011 ODAC Tournament championship game. Entering that contest, Koudelka owns a 165-78 (.679) career record. His Hornets' squads have posted 13 straight winning seasons, having reached the NCAA Tournament four times in the last seven seasons (not including 2011 for only the latter).

Butler, a freshman from Ocean City, Md., stepped right in to the Yellow Jackets midfield and quickly acclimated himself to the pace of the college game. Butler racked up 28 points with 25 goals, which sits just outside the ODAC's top 10. In 15 games played, Butler notched at least one point in all but three contests. His best game came against Christopher Newport University when he recorded a career-best four goals in R-MC's 12-11 win.

Listed below are the complete 2011 All-ODAC Men's Lacrosse Teams. For more information, visit the websites of any of the participating schools, or go to the ODAC's home on the Internet at www.odaconline.com.

2011 ODAC MEN'S LACROSSE ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS

Player of the Year: Justin Tuma, Roanoke
Coach of the Year: Steve Koudelka
Rookie of the Year: Justin Butler, Randolph-Macon
ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Justin Tuma, Roanoke

ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM
Attack
Spence Daw, Washington and Lee
Dylan Hoff, Lynchburg
Jeff Keating, Roanoke
Micah Keller, Hampden-Sydney

Midfield
Cole Hawthorne, Hampden-Sydney
Carter Mavromatis, Hampden-Sydney
Justin Tuma, Roanoke

Short-Stick Specialist
Jeff Schwartz, Lynchburg

Long-Stick Specialist
Thomas Jenkins, Washington and Lee

Defense
Alex Burkhead, Roanoke
Joe LaSala, Washington and Lee
Joseph Lisicky, Lynchburg
Austin Wernecke, Washington and Lee

Goalkeeper
Franc Cook, Lynchburg

ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM
Attack
Richard Lachlan, Roanoke
Jake Leddy, Randolph-Macon
Adam Nycz, Virginia Wesleyan
Ben Sauer, Lynchburg

Midfield
Trey Keeley, Roanoke
Max Voumard, Lynchburg
Andrew Wilfong, Lynchburg

Short-Stick Specialist
Drew Manley, Roanoke

Long-Stick Specialist
Nate Norbo, Hampden-Sydney

Defense
Gage Anderson, Randolph
Devon Heath, Virginia Wesleyan
Jon Lombardo, Lynchburg
Andrew Pritzlaff, Hampden-Sydney

Goalkeeper
Jason Crawford, Randolph-Macon
Ned Lundvall, Washington and Lee

ALL-ODAC HONORABLE MENTION
Attack
Mike Hayden, Roanoke
Tyler Midwinter, Randolph-Macon
Travis Puls, Virginia Wesleyan

Midfield
Eddie Bilinkas, Lynchburg
Patrick Egan, Randolph-Macon
Greg Nash, Guilford
Tim Rowe, Randolph-Macon

Short-Stick Specialist
Brad Mostowy, Hampden-Sydney
Mike Tibbs, Virginia Wesleyan

Long-Stick Specialist
Joe Liberto, Randolph-Macon

Defense
Eric DeLong, Roanoke
Pat Luckhurst, Lynchburg

Goalkeeper
Cody Hornung, Hampden-Sydney
Tyler Keech, Virginia Wesleyan


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