27 Saunders Riley
27 Saunders Riley
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Summerfield, N.C.
High School: Northern Guilford
Position: A
Club Team: Panthers Lacrosse
gp 19
p 39
g 31
a 8

As a junior (2018):

  • Appeared in 17 games for the Jackets, starting 11 of those.
  • Recorded 27 points, scoring 22 goals which was fourth on the team.
  • Recorded a season-high 6 goals in win on Apr. 11 at Bridgewater.
  • Tallied 5 ground balls, 4 draw controls, and caused 1 turnover.

As a sophomore (2017):

  • Appeared in all 17 games for the Yellow Jackets and started 15 of them
  • Was named to the All-ODAC Third Team
  • Her 47 points on the season were good for third on the team and her 25 assists were second on the team
  • She also fielded 16 ground balls and won nine draw controls
  • Had a season-high six goals in the Apr. 12 win over Shenandoah and won one draw control in that game
  • Had five points in the opening round of the ODAC tournament with two goals and three assists as well as fielding two ground balls in that game.

As a freshman (2016):

  • Played in six games scoring seven points in her first year
  • Had four goals, three assists, four ground balls, five draw controls and six caused turnovers.

Personal:

  • Attended Northern Guilford high school where she lettered in lacrosse, swimming, cross country and indoor track
  • Was an Academic All-Conference recipient in all four sports
  • For lacrosse, Riley was a four-time All-Conference selection, three-time All-District choice and was named team MVP in 2013 and 2015. Riley was also named All-Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2013.
  • Off the field, Riley was involved in Habitat for Humanity, BETA Club, Fun Buddies (Service Learning) and was the historian for the student council.
  • In addition, Riley was an AP and NC Scholar, a member of the National Honors Society and National Latin Honors Society and received Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude distinction on the National Latin Exam. Riley intends to pursue a degree in biology and environmental science.
  • Father, Benjamin Riley '88, and uncle attended R-MC.
  • Mother, Elizabeth Riley, played lacrosse for Sweet Briar and James Madison University. 
Recent Games
Apr 17 at Virginia Wesleyan W, 17-6
Apr 20 at Ferrum W, 20-3
Apr 24 Bridgewater (Va.) W, 19-4
Apr 27 Shenandoah W, 10-9
May 4 vs. Roanoke W, 13-12
May 5 at Washington & Lee L, 17-7
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 19 9
Points 39 22
Goals 31 15
Assists 8 7
Shots 80 41
Shooting percentage 38.8 36.6
Shots on goal 67 34
Shots on goal percentage 83.8 82.9
Free position goals-shots 5-13 3-6
Ground balls 19 12
Draw controls 2 2
Turnovers 37 12
Caused turnovers 5 4
Fouls 2 0
Date Opponent Score g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Feb 23 at Frostburg St. W, 17-2 2 0 2 1-2 0 0 2 0 4 50.0 2 50.0
Feb 27 #7 Mary Washington L, 16-7 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 4 0 3 0.0 3 100.0
Mar 2 Stevenson L, 14-12 2 0 2 0-0 0 0 2 0 4 50.0 4 100.0
Mar 9 vs. Coast Guard W, 16-10 1 0 1 0-0 1 0 2 0 3 33.3 2 66.7
Mar 13 Christopher Newport L, 17-13 2 1 3 0-0 0 0 2 0 5 40.0 5 100.0
Mar 16 at Washington College L, 16-12 1 0 1 0-1 1 0 2 0 4 25.0 2 50.0
Mar 20 at St. Mary's (Md.) L, 20-9 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 3 0 1 0.0 1 100.0
Mar 23 at Guilford W, 18-3 3 1 4 1-1 1 0 2 0 5 60.0 4 80.0
Mar 30 Roanoke W, 16-15 2 1 3 0-0 1 1 3 1 4 50.0 4 100.0
Apr 3 at #2 Washington & Lee L, 17-5 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 0 1 0.0 1 100.0
Apr 6 at Meredith W, 20-10 3 0 3 1-1 2 0 1 0 5 60.0 5 100.0
Apr 10 Lynchburg W, 14-12 1 0 1 0-0 2 0 1 0 5 20.0 5 100.0
Apr 13 Randolph W, 21-0 0 3 3 0-0 1 1 0 1 0 - 0 -
Apr 17 at Virginia Wesleyan W, 17-6 2 0 2 0-0 3 0 2 0 5 40.0 4 80.0
Apr 20 at Ferrum W, 20-3 2 2 4 1-1 0 0 1 1 4 50.0 3 75.0
Apr 24 Bridgewater (Va.) W, 19-4 3 0 3 0-1 3 0 0 1 7 42.9 6 85.7
Apr 27 Shenandoah W, 10-9 2 0 2 1-3 1 0 1 0 10 20.0 7 70.0
May 4 vs. Roanoke W, 13-12 5 0 5 0-1 1 0 2 1 7 71.4 6 85.7
May 5 at Washington & Lee L, 17-7 0 0 0 0-1 2 0 5 0 3 0.0 3 100.0
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
2015-16 6 - 4 3 7 0-0 4 5 4 2 6 66.7 6 100.0
2016-17 17 15 22 25 47 3-7 16 9 34 9 51 43.1 38 74.5
2017-18 17 11 22 5 27 0-8 5 4 37 1 54 40.7 44 81.5
2018-19 19 16 31 8 39 5-13 19 2 37 5 80 38.8 67 83.8
Total 59 42 79 41 120 8-28 44 20 112 17 191 41.4 155 81.2
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Total 19 16 31 8 39 5-13 19 2 37 5 80 38.8 67 83.8
Conference 9 7 15 7 22 3-6 12 2 12 4 41 36.6 34 82.9
Exhibition - - - - 0 0-0 - - - - - - - -
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Home 8 8 12 5 17 1-5 8 2 13 3 38 31.6 34 89.5
Away 9 6 13 3 16 4-7 9 0 20 1 32 40.6 25 78.1
Neutral 2 2 6 0 6 0-1 2 0 4 1 10 60.0 8 80.0
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Wins 12 9 26 7 33 5-10 16 2 17 5 59 44.1 48 81.4
Losses 7 7 5 1 6 0-3 3 0 20 0 21 23.8 19 90.5
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February 2 2 2 0 2 1-3 0 0 6 0 7 28.6 5 71.4
March 7 7 11 3 14 1-2 4 1 16 1 26 42.3 22 84.6
April 8 5 13 5 18 3-6 12 1 8 3 37 35.1 31 83.8
May 2 2 5 0 5 0-2 3 0 7 1 10 50.0 9 90.0