Byas Named First Team VaSID All-State; Robles Makes Second Team
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Two Lady Monarch field hockey players were selected to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State team, as was announced by the organization on Wednesday morning. Senior Megan Byas was named first team All-State as a defender, while sophomore Kealsie Robles was named second team All-State as a goalkeeper.
Byas, who earned second team All-State honors as a sophomore in 2014, earned first team recognition this week to add to several other accolades garnered by the Driffield, England native throughout her senior campaign. Last month, Byas was named first team All-BIG EAST and second team Longstreth/NFHCA All-South Region. She also was invited to and participated in the Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Senior Game.
Robles, earning her first nod to the All-State team, completed her sophomore season playing every minute of all 17 games in the cage for the Lady Monarchs. The 2015 NFHCA second team All-South Region honoree finished the 2016 season with 75 saves and recorded a shutout in the Lady Monarchs' 5-0 blanking of Georgetown on Sept. 23. With Robles in the cage, the ODU defense posted a 1.96 goals-against average.
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2016 VaSID All-State Field Hockey Team
Player of the Year: Tara Vittese, UVA
Coach of the Year: Michele Madison, UVA
Co-Rookie of the Year: Allison Schaefer, Liberty
Co-Rookie of the Year: Dominique van Slooten, UVA
F, Emily McNamara, VCU
F, Edel Nyland, Longwood
F, Cammie Lloyd, W&M
M, Tara Vittese, UVA
M, Hannah Hall, JMU
M, Lucy Hyams, UVA
D, Serena Barr, Liberty
D, Dominique van Slooten, UVA
D, Megan Byas, ODU
D, Florien Sondern, JMU
G, Carrera Lucas, UVA
F, Leonie Verstraete, Longwood
F, Caleigh Foust, UVA
F, Miranda Rigg, JMU
F, Riley Tata, UVA
M, Bethany Barr, Liberty
M, Estelle Hughes, W&M
M, Erin Menges, W&M
M, Agueda Moroni, Liberty
D, Lil-Sophie Achterwinter, Longwood
D, Booter Ellis, W&M
D, Nadine de Koning, UVA
G, Kealsie Robles, ODU