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Wright, Carey, Siskind, Matey, Knobloch named collegiate All-State by VaSID

Monday, 12th July 2021

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 7/12/21 – From Press Releases

Richmond women’s lacrosse defender Brittney Wright (Moorestown-NJ) was selected to the Virginia Association of Sport Information Directors (VaSID) All-State First Team.

Brittney Wright

Wright was named IWLCA Second Team All-South Region in May, adding to her 2021 Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year and First Team accolades. Wright, as Richmond’s defensive leader and top match-up defender, started in all 12 contests this season, collecting 18 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers. Her presence and lacrosse IQ led Richmond to a #11 national ranking in scoring defense. She held GW’s and VCU’s top scorers to only two goals and two assists over three match-ups. Wright’s defense limited Davidson’s nationally-ranked scoring offense (#15) to its second lowest output of the year and almost four goals lower than its season average in goals.
Wright also collected A-10 Defensive Player of the Week honors March 30 after helping the Spiders defense shutdown GW (3/26) and VCU (3/28) to collect two conference victories. She also had two ground balls and a caused turnover against GW and two caused turnovers against VCU.

Old Dominion’s Lauren Carey (Downingtown East), Lilly Siskind (Henderson) earn 2nd team honors

Lauren Carey | Fr. | D | Chester Springs, Pa./Downingtown East
Starting in defense as a true freshman, Carey tallied 45 ground balls and caused 24 turnovers to lead ODU in both categories. On the conference level, the native of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania ranked second in both caused turnovers per game and ground balls per game. Additionally, she was 19th in the nation in ground balls per game. Carey had seven games with multiple caused turnovers, including three games in which she caused three, and had seven games with four or more ground balls.
Lilly Siskind| So. | A | West Chester, Pa./Henderson
Siskind enjoyed a breakout season for the Monarchs, finishing with 31 goals, 11 assists and 42 points. Those 31 goals and 42 points represented career highs for the native of West Chester, Pennsylvania. An All-AAC Second Teamer, Siskind ranked 10th in the conference in goals per game. She notched five hat tricks on the year, including a five-goal outing against East Carolina and two more four-goal games. Siskind handed out multiple assists in three games and ended a contest with three or more points eight times. 

JMU’s Knobloch (Moorestown), Matey (Archbishop Carroll) earn 2nd team honors

Kacey Knobloch was one of JMU’s top offensive threats in 2021, scoring 25 goals with a team-high 21 assists for 46 points. She also had five caused turnovers and 15 ground balls. Knobloch ranked sixth in the CAA in assists and had three or more points in 10 of her 17 outings.
Rachel Matey, a First Team All-CAA selection, scored 13 goals with nine assists while leading the team with 62 draw controls. She also contributed five caused turnovers and 19 ground balls for one of the nation’s top defenses. Matey ranked fifth in the CAA in draw controls, winning four or more in seven games.
VaSID names 44 all-state teams in 23 sports each year, as well as an Academic All-State squad and an all-sports champion in both the University and College Divisions. Membership in VaSID is open to all media relations professionals working at a university or conference in the state of Virginia.
Player of the Year                            
Molly Dougherty, James Madison
Defensive Player of the Year            
Emma Johnson, James Madison
Rookie of the Year                           
Isabella Peterson, James Madison
Coach of the Year                            
Shelley Klaes, James Madison
All-State Team                                
First Team                                       
Brooke Bryan, Liberty
Ashlyn McGovern, Virginia
Isabella Peterson, James Madison
Emma Crooks, Virginia Tech
Annie Dyson, Virginia
Ava Goeller, Radford
Paige Petty, Virginia Tech
Meredith Chapman, Virginia
Emma Johnson, James Madison
Brittney Wright (Moorestown), Richmond
Molly Dougherty, James Madison 
Second Team                                   
Lillie Kloak, Virginia
Kacey Knobloch (Moorestown), James Madison
Belle Martire, William & Mary
Lilly Siskind (Henderson) Old Dominion
Lindsey Frank, Richmond
Emma Johnson, Longwood
Mia Toscano, Liberty
Lauren Carey (Downingtown East) Old Dominion
Madison Corcoran, Old Dominion
Mairead Durkin, James Madison
Rachel Matey (Archbishop Carroll), James Madison
Sarah Steenson, Liberty
Charlie Campbell, Virginia

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