MEGAN ANN RILEY NAMED ASSISTANT LACROSSE COACH 7/16/02
Lacrosse Head Coach Cathy Swezey has announced Megan Ann Riley
as the Commodores' new assistant coach. Riley, who has spent
the last two seasons as an assistant at Johns Hopkins University,
will be responsible for working with goalies and contributing
offensive ideas and concepts at Vanderbilt.
While at Johns Hopkins, Riley served 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 will be 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
Riley is a 2000 graduate of James Madison. 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 1998 and 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 Madision 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.