James Madison, 2000
Megan Riley begins her first season as assistant coach with the Commodores.
Riley, who spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Johns Hopkins
University, will work with the goalies and contribute to the offensive ideas
and concepts for the team.
While at Johns Hopkins, Riley served in a similar role as the Blue Jays Offensive
Coordinator, working with goalkeepers and assisting with gameday preparations
and recruiting. During her two-year stint, the Blue Jays registered an overall
mark of 21-14 and claimed an Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference title in
2001 and an ECAC runners-up finish last season.
"Megan is a great addition to our staff," Swezey said. "I am
excited about her knowledge of the game and what she will contribute. Megan
is also a highly motivated recruiter, which will be a great asset as our program
goes to the next level."
Riley is a 2000 graduate of James Madison where she earned a Bachelor of Science
degree in Kinesiology. As an attacker for the Dukes, Riley earned numerous honors
on four nationally ranked squads. She earned U.S. Lacrosse First Team All-America
honors and was twice named Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association
First team All-America. Riley also earned Colonial Athletic Association First
Team accolades three times and was named the CAA Player of the Year and Tournament
Most Valuable Player in 1999. She won James Madison Female Athlete of the Year
honors in 1999.
As a member of the U.S. Developmental Lacrosse Team from 1998-1999, Riley garnered
Most Valuable Player recognition at the North-South Senior Game in 1999 and
was an All-South Region First Team honoree from 1997-1999.
As a student assistant coach for James Madison in 2000, Riley directed individual
skill development sessions with field players and goalies and assisted the coaches
in planning and executing practice, recruitment and travel arrangements. The
Dukes advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA championships, finishing the season
with a 12-5 record.