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Athlete of the Week: Riley Riedel

Athlete of the Week: Riley Riedel

Buffalo, NY - The D'Youville women's lacrosse team is off to a hot start due in large part to one of their strong young players.

Sophomore midfielder Riley Riedel had an outstanding week for the women, helping them start the season 2-0. Riley had a fantastic season opener with 11 points in the 18-12 victory over Houghton. She tallied five goals and four assists in the win - both which led the team and were career highs. She added four draw controls, three caused turnovers, and two ground balls.

Then on Saturday, Riedel followed up by setting a new career high in goals with six as she added an assist in the 17-3 rout of Elmira. She added eight draw controls, seven ground balls, and four caused turnovers.

 

Two games into the season, Riedel leads the team with 16 points, 11 goals, five assists, nine ground balls, and is tied for first in caused turnovers with seven and is tied for first in shots with 16. Of the 16 shots she has taken, 15 of them are on goal.

Riley currently ranks first in the AMCC in points, assists, is tied for first in shots, and is second in goals. She is first in the NEAC in points, is tied for second in assists, and is fourth in goals. 

As a freshman, Riley played in 15 games, starting in 13. She finished first in caused turnovers (36) and ground balls (42), was second in draw controls (44), fourth in shots (52), goals (23), points (32), and shots on goal (44); while finishing fifth in assists (9). 

In addition to her time on the women's lacrosse team, Riley is a two-year member of the women's basketball team. This past season she played in 27 games, scoring 103 points. She averaged 3.8 rebounds/game and 1.1 blocks/game.