SU roundup: Burris leads Hornets’ all-ODAC women’s soccer picks

FOREST — Shenandoah University junior midfielder Danielle Burris leads four SU women’s soccer players earning All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honors in selections announced Thursday by the conference office.

Burris, a 3.98 student as a Kinesiology/Pre-Physical Therapy major, was named as the Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Scholar-Athlete in addition to grabbing third team All-ODAC accolades.

She is joined on the third team by sophomores Jennifer Nguyen and Erin Septer, who were picked at forward and goalkeeper, respectively, and freshman back Michelle Krause.

Burris led the Hornets with 23 points on nine goals and five assists, with three of her goals ending up as game-winners.

All three of them came against conference opponents — Sweet Briar and Randolph-Macon in the regular season and Bridgewater in the ODAC Tournament quarterfinals.

That quarterfinal round win, a 4-0 upset of third-seeded BC, vaulted SU into the tournament semi-finals for the third consecutive year.

Burris finished that game with two goals and an assist and was named ODAC Player of the Week for her efforts.

Two weeks ago, the Cooksville, Maryland native was named to the Capital One Academic All-District V first team and is now a candidate for Academic All-America honors.

Burris is the second SU athlete to be named Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Molly Barb was named for women’s tennis last spring.

Nguyen had four goals and three assists for 11 points on the year and her goal against Randolph on September 13 stood as the game-winner.

Krause stepped in and started all 19 games she played in as a back and tallied her lone goal of the year in a 4-1 victory over Emory and Henry on Oct. 18.

She was one of eight women to start every game she appeared in this season.

Like Burris and Nguyen, Septer is now a two-time All-ODAC honoree with her third team selection.

The Hamilton, New Jersey native started all 20 games in the goal and had two shutouts among her seven victories this fall.

Septer made 75 saves and had a 1.27 goals against average this season.