Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/30/19
From Press Release
Following sensational seasons, a trio of Lehigh women’s lacrosse players have been named All-Patriot League honorees, as announced by the league on Monday. Junior midfielder Sondra Dickey (Conestoga) was named to the first team for a second straight season while junior defender Alexandra Ladda (Harriton) and sophomore goalkeeper Samantha Sagi each garnered second-team recognition, the first All-League honors of their careers.
Also named Patriot League Midfielder of the Week on Monday for a third time this season, Dickey has won the weekly award seven times over the last two seasons. She ended the year as the team leader in goals (53), points (67), groundballs (34), caused turnovers (28) and draw controls (78) while adding 14 assists as well. Tremendous all over the field, Dickey scored multiple goals in the final 11 games of the season and 16-of-17 games in 2019. She had five or more points five different times. Dickey caused a career-high five turnovers in the regular-season finale vs. American, a dominant 20-3 Mountain Hawks’ victory to send them to their sixth straight Patriot League Tournament. Her 78 draw controls were just eight from tying the school record for a season, while she ended the season with 169 for her career, tying Kayleen Kelly’s program record.
Ladda emerged as an anchor of Lehigh’s young defense in 2019, finishing third on the team in caused turnovers (16) and draw controls (26) while adding 17 groundballs. She tallied multiple caused turnovers six times and multiple draw controls on eight occasions, serving as one of Lehigh’s top cover defenders. Against Army West Point in the regular season, she had two groundballs, two caused turnovers and a career-high tying five draw controls. In the regular-season finale, Ladda had two caused turnovers and shut down American leading scorer Emma Vinall, who entered with more than 50 goals on the season. Vinall finished Friday’s game with just a free-position goal.
Sagi has shown herself to be one of the Patriot League’s elite goalkeepers, standing second in both save percentage (47.7) and saves per game (9.94), while her 11.99 GAA was top five in the league.
2019 Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse Major Awards
Attacker of the Year: Kelly Larkin, Navy, Jr.
Midfielder of the Year: Taylor VanThof, Loyola Maryland, Sr.
Defensive Player of the Year: Lindsey Ehrhardt, Loyola Maryland, Sr.
Goalkeeper of the Year: Kady Glynn, Loyola Maryland, Sr.
Rookie of the Year: Caroline Raymond, Army West Point, Fr.
Coach of the Year: Jen Adams, Loyola Maryland
2019 Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse First Team
Attack (6): Jackie Brattan, Army West Point (So.); Kailey Conry, Boston University; Hannah Powers, Loyola Maryland (Sr.); Livy Rosenzweig, Loyola Maryland (So.); Kelly Larkin, Navy (Jr.); Andie O’Sullivan, Navy (Sr.)
Midfielder (5): Samantha Stewart, Army West Point (Jr.); Katie Belval, Boston University (Sr.); Sondra Dickey (Conestoga), Lehigh (Jr.); Taylor VanThof, Loyola Maryland (Sr.); Kayla Harris, Navy (Jr.)
Defense (4): Tonianne Magnelli, Boston University (Sr.); Lindsey Ehrhardt, Loyola Maryland (Sr.); Kristen Yanchoris, Loyola Maryland (Sr.); Marie Valenti (Boyertown), Navy (Sr.)
Goalkeeper (1): Kady Glynn, Loyola Maryland (Sr.)
2019 Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse Second Team*
Attack (5): Emma Vinall, American (So.); Caroline Raymond, Army West Point (Fr.); Tara Atkinson, Colgate (Sr.); Keely Connors, Holy Cross (Sr.); Jane Kirby, Lafayette (Sr.)
Midfield (6): American Kendall Goldblum, (So.); Manuela Cortes, Army West Point (Sr.); Emily Vervlied (Wissahickon), Boston University (So.); Noelle Patterson, Colgate (Jr.); Sam Fiedler, Loyola Maryland (So.); Annalise Heyward, Navy (Jr.)
Defense (4): Callie DeWitt, Bucknell (Sr.); Madeline Barcia, Colgate (Sr.); Alexandra Ladda (Harriton), Lehigh (Jr.); Katie Detwiler (Archbishop Carroll), Loyola Maryland (Fr.)
Goalkeeper (3): Maddie Burns, Army West Point (Jr.); Samantha Croston, Colgate (Jr.); Samantha Sagi, Lehigh (So.)