Lehigh Picked Fifth in Preseason Poll; Dickey Named Preseason All-League

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BETHLEHEM, PA. – With the Lehigh women’s lacrosse season rapidly approaching later this month, the Patriot League preseason poll was announced Thursday. The Mountain Hawks finished fifth, while PhD student Sondra Dickey was also named to the preseason All-Patriot League. Lehigh set a 6-2 record in 2020 before the year was canceled due to the pandemic.

Dickey was in the middle of one of her best seasons yet, a career full of accolades, honors and records. In just eight games, she finished 2020 with 32 goals, 10 assists, 13 ground balls, 14 turnover and 30 draw controls. Dickey’s target total was sixth in the country while she was twelfth in points nationwide. The Pennsylvania native Conestoga dwarfed 200 career points against La Salle, making him the seventh player in program history to reach the milestone. In this game against the explorers, Dickey scored a career high of 10 points with seven goals and three assists. Dickey scored five or more goals in four of the eight games during her senior campaign, scoring seven at UMBC, five at Penn State and five at Vanderbilt. On February 17, she was named Patriot League midfielder of the week. At the end of March, Dickey (along with Lauren Dykstra) became the second player in program history with Tewaaraton Award Watch List.

Dickey is also a two-time All-Patriot League first-team award winner and an All-Region second-team award winner. Also in 2020, she became the program’s career guide for Draw Controls (199).

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2021 Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Survey

1. Loyola Maryland (18 votes in first place), 162
2. Navy (2), 146
3rd Army West Point, 125
4. Boston University, 108
5. LEHIGH, 98

6. Colgate, 80
7. American, 61
8. Holy Cross, 60
9. Bucknell, 32
10. Lafayette, Jan.

2021 Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse Major Awards
Offensive player of the preseason of the year: Livy Rosenzweig, Loyola Maryland, Sr., attack
Preseason Defensive Player of the Year: Katie Detwiler, Loyola Maryland, Jr., Defense Counsel

2021 Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse Preseason All-League Team

Emma Vinall, American, Sr., A.
Jackie Brattan, Army West Point, Sr., A.
Caroline Raymond, Army West Point, Jr., A.
Emily Vervlied, Boston University, Sr., A.
Noelle Patterson, Colgate, Gr., M.
Jolie Creo, Holy Cross, Jr., A.
Grace Flink, Holy Cross, Jr., GK
Sondra Dickey, Lehigh, Gr., M.
Livy Rosenzweig, Loyola Maryland, Sr., A.
Katie Detwiler, Loyola Maryland, Jr., D.
Sam Fiedler, Loyola Maryland, Sr., M.
Elli Kluegel, Loyola Maryland, Sr., M.
Jillian Wilson, Loyola Maryland, Jr., M.
Nicole Victory, Navy, Sr., A.
Reagan Roelofs, Navy, Jr., A / M.
Gil Eby, Navy, Jr., M / D.

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