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SU roundup: Hornets to face Rowan

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INDIANAPOLIS -- The Shenandoah University women's soccer team is headed to Lynchburg College for the first round of the NCAA tournament in selections announced Monday afternoon by the NCAA.

Shenandoah (15-6-1), which qualified for the NCAA tournament by winning its first-ever USA South Conference title, will take on Rowan (N.J.) in the first round of the tourney.

Should the Hornets defeat the Profs, SU will take on the winner of the SUNY-New Paltz/Lynchburg contest in the second round of the 64-team tournament.

Shenandoah will play at either 5 or 7:30 p.m. on Friday or Saturday in the first round of the tourney.

Women's field hockey

FOREST -- Shenandoah had two field hockey players earn All-ODAC honors in selections announced Monday afternoon by the league.

Junior Amber VanHorn was named to the first team on defense, while classmate Sarah DeLuca picked up third-team honors as an attacker.

These two women are the first Shenandoah student-athletes to earn All-ODAC honors. They are also the first two players in program history to earn an all-league accolade.

VanHorn anchored the defense this season and had three goals and one assist for seven points in support of the offense.

VanHorn was one of just three players to start all 18 games for new coach Kim Iman-Bianchi.

DeLuca, the team's leading scorer with nine goals and three assists for 21 points, was a third-team selection.

She matched VanHorn by starting all 18 games and earned ODAC Honor Roll honors four times this season. On Sept. 24 versus Virginia Wesleyan, she scored the program's first-ever ODAC goal.

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