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#2011 Megan Riley
Position: Lacrosse

Riley was a four-year starter on the Lacrosse team from 1996-99, starting in all 72 games played by the Dukes over that span. She led JMU to two CAA Championships while earning four All-South Region honors, three All-CAA honors and many other individual accomplishments while setting almost as many JMU records.

In 1996, she led the Dukes to a 9-8 record, good for fourth in the CAA, and took the Dukes to the conference semifinals.  JMU was ranked as high as sixth by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) and finished eighth.  Riley scored 22 goals and tallied assists.  She was named Second Team All-South Region and was the CAA Rookie of the Year.  That year she was selected to the Virginia I and then to the South I amateur lacrosse teams.

In 1997, Riley led the Dukes to a 13-5 record, finishing third in the CAA and earning a national ranking as high as third by the IWLCA.  The team went on the win the CAA Tournament to earn a berth in the NCAA playoffs.  She scored 30 goals and 25 assists totaling 55 points.  Riley garnered First Team All-CAA and All-South Region honors.  She also tied for 14th among all NCAA players in assists per game (1.39).

As a junior in 1998, Riley and the Dukes finished second in the CAA with an 11-8 record.  The Dukes were runner-up in the CAA Tournament and earned an at-large NCAA spot, advancing to the second round.  Riley scored 47 goals to go with 35 assists to earn her second consecutive First Team All-CAA and All-South honors.  She collected IWLCA/US Lacrosse First Team All-America honors, U.S. Lacrosse All America honorable mention accolades and was selected to the U.S. National developmental squad.  Her 82 points and 35 assists established school records, and she finished the season ranked ninth nationally in points per game (4.32) and tenth in assists (1.84).

Riley led the Dukes to another CAA Championship and regular season first-place finish in 1999 as JMU again reached the NCAA second round.  She topped her own school records with 93 points on 52 goals and 41 assists.  She earned her third consecutive First Team All-CAA and First Team All-South awards as well as being named CAA Tournament MVP and claiming IWLCA First Team All-America laurels.  Riley once again earned U.S. Lacrosse All America honorable mention, was named as the North/South Senior All-Star Game MVP and was crowned as CAA Player of the Year.  Riley made the U.S. National Women's Lacrosse developmental team and was voted as JMU's Female Athlete of the Year.  The Dukes achieved their best ranking in program history, reaching as high as second by the IWLCA.

Riley established JMU career records for goals (151), assists (109), points (260) and points per game (3.611).  At the time of her induction, she still held the career assists record while ranking fifth in goals and third in points.  She shares the JMU high mark for season points with 93 and stands in fifth for season goals with 52.  She holds the top two spots for season assists with 41 and 35.  Riley was named to the CAA's 25th Anniversary Team.