Lacrosse: Megan Ann Riley named assistant

Vanderbilt 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 level."

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 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.

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