On Sept. 7, 2020, the University of Lynchburg Men’s Soccer Team returned to practice. Senior starter and goalkeeper, Kyle Gallagher said, “It is no doubt a great feeling being back in my favorite place on campus. As far as the ODAC goes it is still too far in the future for us to really set our goals and expectations with so many moving pieces going on from the COVID implications. I just want us to take it one day at a time and let our situation materialize a bit further before we set expectations that we may not have the opportunity to take part in. The ODACS are certainly our team goal in any given “normal” season but we just need to take it one step at a time right now.”
Gallagher also said, “Being a role model is something that I am striving to do for our team. I am being more vocal with my teammates and trying to give all the new guys confidence and the best advice to succeed on and off the field. I try to help the team with reminders and grabbing the gear on the way out and many of the smaller things. My focus is to be as consistent and reliable with all of our team expectations and just try to lead by example. I think the most important aspect of a leader is that the team can choose who they look up to. If the guys want to look up to me, I will gladly take on that responsibility, and if they choose someone else then that will not impact how I go about being the best teammate I can be.”
On Tuesday, Aug. 11, Shellenberger Field at the University of Lynchburg was repurposed and used as a movie theatre. For the Lynchburg Men’s soccer team, this was a historic but bittersweet moment.
When Kyle Gallagher arrived at the University of Lynchburg, he envisioned his senior season and fourth consecutive year as the starting goalkeeper, winning the ODAC championship and competing for the national title. Since the ODAC announced that all fall sports competitions will be postponed until the end of 2020, Gallagher’s dreams for his senior season have been postponed, and the dream of competing for a national title has been cancelled.
This past weekend, all of Lynchburg College’s fall sports competed in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championship tournament. These teams included the women’s soccer, volleyball and field hockey teams, as well as the men’s soccer team.
The volleyball team fell to Randolph-Macon College in the semifinals 3-0, but made a good run by upsetting Bridgewater College in the quarterfinals 3-1, ending their season with an overall record of 17-8.Read more
On Saturday, Oct. 21, Homecoming Weekend flooded Lynchburg College with alumni from every sports team on campus. While we celebrated the alumni this weekend, we also commemorated the seniors from the Field Hockey team and Men’s Soccer team on their senior night. Both teams played home against Randolph-Macon College and came out with wins. Read more
The Lynchburg College Men’s Soccer team faced off against Washington & Lee University and Eastern Mennonite University this past week, recording shutouts in both games. LC defeated both teams and moved their overall record to 8-1-1. Read more