WINCHESTER, Va. - Shenandoah University Head Women's Basketball Coach Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft announced the captains for her 2017-18 team Thursday morning.
Smeltzer-Kraft, preparing for her fourth season at the helm of the Hornets women's basketball program, will have senior Kirstyn Arcata along with sophomores McKenzie Mathis and Jordan Sondrol as co-captains this season.
For Arcata, it is her third year as co-captain.
"For the first time, we let the team members vote for captains," Smeltzer-Kraft said. "These three women were selected by their teammates and the coaching staff is eager to work hand-in-hand with this group."
Arcata is a returning three-year starter who averaged a team-high 10.8 points per game last season while starting 24 of 25 games she played in.
Mathis started 25 of 26 games she played in, missing only a non-conference game in December, and had a season-high 14 points versus Bridgewater on February 1.
Sondrol was one of the squad's top subs off the bench before earning a starting spot for the final four games of the season. She had a season-high 13 points versus Marymount on December 19.
The trio has a 3.77 average GPA with Mathis boasting a perfect 4.0 as an exercise science major. All three women were named Academic All-ODAC last season.
Smeltzer-Kraft, along with the three co-captains, will all be in attendance tonight at Glory Days for the annual basketball Tip-Off Reception. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.