Four Roanoke College athletes inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame
SALEM - Four former student-athletes were inducted into the Roanoke College Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, April 12 during Alumni Weekend. Two former field hockey standouts, Jodi Godbout '02 and Nicole Yodice '03, along with two basketball stars, Amy Athey '97 and Bryant Lee '95, were honored for their contributions to Roanoke Athletics.
Jodi Godbout - Field Hockey - Class of 2002
Godbout, originally from Davie, Florida, was a four-year starter at goalie for the Maroons field hockey program from 1998-01. Godbout recorded a four-year record of 49-21, including a program-best 15-win season in 1999. She played in arguably the best era of the field hockey program, where the Maroons posted a string of eight-straight 10-win seasons from 1997-04.
Twice an ODAC Player of the Week selection, Godbout was named to the All- ODAC Tournament team, in addition to garnering back-to-back NFHCA First-Team All-South Region selections in 2000 and 2001. In 2001, she was named First-Team NFHCA All-American, VaSID College Division First-Team All-State and voted the programs' only ODAC Player of the Year.
Her excellence was evident off the field as well, named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad three-consecutive years. The three-time First-Team All-ODAC selection was also named Verizon Second-Team All-Academic honor roll in 2001. Godbout finished her career ranked second on the career saves list (455) and in save percentage (.873), while posting school records in goals against average (1.11), wins (42) and shutouts with 23.
Nicole Yodice - Field Hockey - Class of 2003
Yodice, originally from Branchville, New Jersey, was a four-year starter for the Maroons field hockey program. Yodice played in arguably the best era for the field hockey program, where the Maroons posted a string of eight-straight 10-win seasons from 1997-04.
As a defender and vocal leader for the Maroons, Yodice was part of the winningest four-year class in program-history with a 52-20 mark. She led the Maroons to their first ODAC Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2002. Her efforts throughout the conference tournament earned her All-ODAC Tournament honors.
A 2002 NFHCA Second-Team All-American, Yodice was a VaSID College Division All-State and First-Team NFHCA All-South Region selections in both 2001 and 2002. The Two-time NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree (2000-01) was also a three-time All-ODAC selection. As a senior, she was invited to play in the NFHCA North/South All-Star game following the 2002 season.
Amy Athey - Women's Basketball - Class of 1997
Athey, a local product from Cave Spring High School, was a staple in the Maroons lineup for the women's basketball program from 1993-97. The Roanoke, Virginia native led the Maroons to the fifth-best four-year record in Roanoke College Women's Basketball history with a 92-21 mark (81.4%). She led the Maroons to three ODAC Championships and four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances.
Athey's finest season came in 1996-97, when she led the Maroons in scoring, rebounding, field goal and free throw percentage. For her efforts in her final season, she garnered honorable mention WBCA All-American honors. In addition, she was named First-Team All-South Region, VaSID All-State, All-ODAC and GTE Academic All-District selection.
She was named the 1996-97 ODAC Player of the Year, leading the Maroons to the ODAC Championship with a 25-3 record and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. She was a two-time ODAC Player of the Week as a senior. She was named to the All-ODAC Tournament team twice, earning tournament MVP honors in 1997.
The three-time All-ODAC post player, scored over 1,000 career points. By the end of her career in 1997, she was ranked among the top-10 in career scoring, free throws made, rebounding and blocked shots. Her 14 double-doubles are the seventh-most in program-history.
Bryant Lee - Men's Basketball - Class of 1995
Lee completed his Roanoke career with 1,229 points, which is currently 20th on the all-time list. He ranks second in Roanoke history with 134 blocked shots, seventh in career field goal percentage (.552), and fifth in career rebounds (736). He was a First-Team All-ODAC selection in both his junior and senior seasons.
The team compiled an 80-28 overall record during the course of his four years and was a starter on the 1994 ODAC Championship team. As a junior and senior, Lee made led the Maroons to back-to-back NCAA appearances and three-straight 20-win seasons. He was named the 1995 Roanoke College Male Athlete of the Year. In his final two years, Lee was voted NABC All-District and named Division III News Honorable Mention All-American as a senior.
- Brad Moore/Sports Information
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