Dickey and Schneider Named IWLCA All-Mid Atlantic Region
BETHLEHEM, PA. – Both 2021 All-Patriot League first-team winners, Lehigh Women’s Lacrosse Graduate Sondra Dickey, were named IWLCA’s first All-Region team and Gabby Schneider was named second team on Wednesday. The All-Region Award marks Dickey’s third straight straight, but it marks her first time on the first team, and Lehigh’s first All-Region award for the first team since Lauren Dykstra in 2011.
The Mountain Hawks saw two of their student-athletes named All-Region for the first time since 2016 (when Julianne D’Orazio and Allison LaBeau were called up to the second team).
Lehigh Athletics Graduating Female Athlete Award winner Dickey ended a historic career in 2021 with what may be her best season to date. She was named Patriot League midfielder of the year and received the first All League team for the third time in a row. She led the team in a number of statistical categories including goals (44), points (52), groundballs (39), sales caused (41), and draw controls (53). Dickey made 26 sales in her last six games, including 15 in three Patriot League tournament competitions to earn the All-Tournament Team Award and become the program’s record holder for one-season sales. Its 3.15 generated sales per game are currently number 1 nationwide, while it is 19th place in the groundballs per competition (3.00). Dickey’s six midfielder of the week awards and seven overall awards in 2021 set a record in the Patriot League for one season, while her weekly awards set a league record for 15 careers. She was the first player in program history in the top 10 for career goals (205), assists (57), points (262), groundballs (147), generated sales (118) and draw controls (252). Dickey owns the program record for generated sales and draw controls.
Meanwhile, Schneider led the Mountain Hawks with 25 assists that season while their 46 points were good for second place. Like Dickey, she was called up to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team, which included Lehigh’s exciting overtime win over Navy in the quarterfinals with two goals and four assists. Schneider scored multiple points in 11 of 12 games in 2021 and is fourth in the Patriot League (25th nationally) in assists per competition (2.08). Schneider’s other highlights included recording more than 4 points in five direct league games (Army, Bucknell, Loyola, Navy, Lafayette). She scored seven points in La Salle (six goals, one assist) and six points (three goals, three assists) in Lafayette.
Lehigh won nine of his last eleven games to end the season 9-4. For the first time since 2010 he reached the Patriot League title game and won two Patriot League tournament competitions for the first time in program history.
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