Coach Sung invites 4 players back to the lacrosse program – Virginia Tech Athletics
BLACKSBURG, VA – Head coach announced the return of 4 student-athletes;,, and to the lacrosse program Thursday. The quartet, all noted as senior citizens in 2020 have the chance following the NCAA’s choice to grant an extra year of eligibility in the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down collegiate sports in The United States and Canada in early March.
” I am truly excited for the opportunity to revive two of our captains along with Angie and Mary Clare for next year,” Sung stated. “The level of enjoyment for 2021 is through the roof with this group being able to return and contribute to the roster that we were currently excited about. The bond that Angie and our two goalies have is incredible and having both of them press each other is actually going to help this team. For us to keep our core from the 2020 team and be able to have them on the 2021 roster, I could not request anything else and we are grateful for the NCAA’s decision and the support from Virginia Tech’s administration.”
The Hokies went 7-3 (1-1) in the shortened 2020 season that was filled with turning points and record-breaking performances. Tech’s midfield trio of, and was the only trio of colleagues to each record 23 or more goals during the season. Petty, an All-American and Frank, just a freshman both ranked in the top 10 nationally in points scored.
On the protective end of the field, the Hokies’ 7.90 goals versus typical ranked seventh in the nation with goalie 7.38 GAA standing as the second best in America. She totaled 83 saves and had a 54% save portion, both in the leading 10 nationally.
Caskey, an assaulter and team captain, scored 32 points in 2020 and moved into third all-time in assists with 56 for her profession. In total she has 140 points, on the cusp of the leading 10 in Virginia Tech history.
McCarthy began in all of her appearances this previous season and set career highs in triggered turnovers and ground balls. The Washington, D.C. local likewise scored her very first profession objective on a totally free position chance in the win over Elon.
Welch, another team captain, made the shift to defender this season where she started all 10 games and posted a career-best 20 ground balls and likewise triggered 9 turnovers.