Riedel Named NEAC Defensive Player of the Week

Riedel Named NEAC Defensive Player of the Week

Buffalo, NY - The D'Youville women's lacrosse team won their second game of the season this past week and have received a great deal of production from their young players.

Freshman Riley Riedel (Marilla, NY/Iroquois) had a strong week for the Spartans and was named North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Defensive Player of the Week. On Tuesday against Buffalo State, Riedel grabbed three ground balls and a team high four draw controls in the loss to the Bengals. Then on Saturday in the 16-4 win over Elmira, Riley tallied four ground balls and five draw controls with seven caused turnovers.

The freshman is currently tied for third in ground balls on the team, is second in draw controls, and leads the team in caused turnovers. Through four games this season, Riley has scored a goal in three of them and has at least a point in all four.

Her career best game came in the victory over Elmira on Saturday. Riedel tallied career highs in assists (2), points (3), ground balls (4), draw controls (5), caused turnovers (7), shots (3), and shots on goal (3).

In addition to her time on the women's lacrosse team, Riley is a member of the women's basketball team. Missing nearly the entire season due to injury, Riedel played in four games, averaging 4.2 PPG and 2.6 RPG. 

Riley is a graduate of Iroquois High School and a Nursing major. 

You can find the full release at the NEAC website.