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Hsieh, Alvanos, Lightfoot Earn All-Region Honors

Alicia Hsieh running with the ball
Alicia Hsieh

ASHLAND, Va. - Senior midfielder Alicia Hsieh (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) was named to the All-Chesapeake Region First Team by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) for the third consecutive year.

Senior defender Sarah Alvanos (New Hartford, N.Y./New Hartford) and senior attack Alex Lightfoot (Fairfax, Va./WT Woodson) were selected All-Chesapeake Region Second Team. Lightfoot was All-Region for the third straight year.

The three were All-ODAC First Team selections and are now eligible to be named to a national IWLCA All-America team.

Hsieh started all 18 games for R-MC in 2018, leading the ODAC with 61 goals and 74 points. She posted a season-high eight goals in a 19-15 victory over St. Mary's. Hsieh topped the team and was fifth in the conference with 81 draw controls, tied for the third-most in program history. Hsieh netted 255 career goals, the second-highest total in program history and one shy of the school record. Her 74 goals in 2016 ranks second at R-MC for goals in a season. Hsieh amassed 299 career points, the third-highest total in school history. She had 173 career draw controls, tied for the third-highest total for the Yellow Jackets. Hsieh was an All-ODAC performer for each of her four years, including First Team each of the past three seasons.

Alvanos appeared in all 18 games with 17 starts. She led the team and was fifth in the ODAC with 42 ground balls. Alvanos had a season-high nine ground balls in a hard-fought 8-6 win at Lynchburg. Alvanos was first on the Yellow Jackets and seventh in the league in caused turnovers with 25. She had three caused turnovers in victories over New England College, Guilford and Lynchburg.

Lightfoot played in all 18 games for the Yellow Jackets with 15 starts, leading the league with 42 assists. She was second on the team and ninth in the ODAC with 54 points. Lightfoot had seven points in a win over New England College, with two goals and five assists. She recorded six assists in a victory over Virginia Wesleyan. Lightfoot registered 169 career assists, the most in program history. Her 59 assists in 2016 are the second-highest amount in school history, and her 49 assists a season ago ranks fifth. Lightfoot was named All-ODAC four times, including First Team each of the past three years.

Under fifth-year head coach MK Geratowski, the Yellow Jackets went 11-7 overall and 7-1 in ODAC play. R-MC reached the title game of the ODAC Championship for the fourth consecutive season. The Yellow Jackets won eight straight prior to their loss in the ODAC finals, matching the program mark for longest win streak. The Class of 2018 recorded 48 victories during its four-year career, tying the classes of 2002 and 2003 as winningest classes in program history.

Chesapeake Region
First Team 

Emma

Boris

Roanoke College

Junior

Defense

Jess

Castelo

Washington & Lee University

Senior

Attack

Nicolette

Crisalli

Catholic University of America

Senior

Attack

Sarah

Culver

Christopher Newport University

Junior

Attack

Erin

Dugan

Catholic University of America

Junior

Defense

Gianna

Falcone

Salisbury University

Senior

Goalkeeper

Riley

Garcia

Washington & Lee University

Senior

Defense

Holly

Hite

Meredith College

Junior

Midfield

Alicia

Hsieh

Randolph-Macon College

Senior

Midfield

Martha

Hutzell

Salisbury University

Junior

Defense

Allie

Hynson

Salisbury University

Senior

Midfield

Carlee

Joesph

Meredith College

Senior

Attack

Kirsten

Littlefield

University of Mary Washington

Senior

Defense

Dorrie

MacGregor

Lynchburg College

Senior

Midfield

Mackenzie

Maguire

University of Mary Washington

Junior

Attack

Krissy

Murphy

Salisbury University

Senior

Attack

 

Chesapeake Region
Second Team 

Julia

Albert

University of Mary Washington

Junior

Attack

Sarah

Alvanos

Randolph-Macon College

Senior

Defense

Alyssa

Bishop

Catholic University of America

Sophomore

Defense

Paige

Childers

University of Mary Washington

Junior

Defense

Ali

Collie

St. Mary's College of Maryland

Junior

Attack

Julia

Golden

Christopher Newport University

Junior

Midfield

Paige

Haskins

University of Mary Washington

Sophomore

Midfield

Nanci

Hernandez

Catholic University of America

Sophomore

Goalkeeper

Caitlin

Katchmar

St. Mary's College of Maryland

Junior

Midfield

Dana

King

Salisbury University

Senior

Attack

Alex

Lightfoot

Randolph-Macon College

Senior

Attack

Jess

Lyons

Catholic University of America

Junior

Midfield

Dani

Murray

Washington & Lee University

Sophomore

Midfield

Peyton

Murray

University of Mary Washington

Senior

Defense

Cordelia

Peters

Washington & Lee University

Junior

Attack

Carly

Wilson

Christopher Newport University

Senior

Attack