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Bittinger Named Rookie of the Year

Alyson Bittinger has been named VaSID Rookie of the Year for women's lacrosse.
Alyson Bittinger has been named VaSID Rookie of the Year for women's lacrosse.

ARLINGTON, Va. - Rising sophomore Alyson Bittinger has been named the Virginia State Rookie of the Year for women's lacrosse in selections announced Monday afternoon by the Virginia State Sports Information Directors Association.

Bittinger, from Westminster, Maryland, led the Hornets this past season with 47 goals and nine assists for 56 points. She added 43 draw controls, 30 groundballs and 18 draw controls on her way to being named second team All-ODAC and the ODAC Rookie of the Year.

The midfielder is the first women's lacrosse player to earn ODAC Rookie of the Year honors since the university joined the ODAC for the 2012-13 school year.

The complete team:

2018 VaSID Women's Lacrosse College All-State
 
Player of the Year: Kirsten Littlefield, University of Mary Washington
Rookie of the Year: Alyson Bittinger, Shenandoah University
Coach of the Year: Caitlin Moore, University of Mary Washington
 
First Team:
Attack: Jess Castelo, Washington and Lee University
Attack: Sarah Culver, Christopher Newport University
Attack: Elizabeth Peasley, Averett University
Midfielder: Colleen Bourgal, Christopher Newport University
Midfielder: Julia Golden, Christopher Newport University
Midfielder: Alicia Hsieh, Randolph-Macon College
Midfielder: Dorrie MacGregor, Lynchburg College
Defender: Emma Boris, Roanoke College
Defender: Riley Garcia, Washington and Lee University
Defender: Kirsten Littlefield, University of Mary Washington
Goalkeeper: Elicia Wells, Randolph-Macon College
 
Second Team:
Attack: Julia Albert, University of Mary Washington
Attack: Mackenzie Maguire, University of Mary Washington
Attack: Cordelia Peters, Washington and Lee University
Midfielder: Kristin Gobbi, University of Virginia-Wise
Midfielder: Dani Murray, Washington and Lee University
Midfielder: Alixis Roccia, Averett University
Defender: Sarah Alvanos, Randolph-Macon College
Defender: Jess Apgar, University of Virginia-Wise
Defender: Rachel Henderson, Lynchburg College
Defender: Kayla O'Sullivan, Bridgewater College
Goalkeeper: Melanie Reilly, University of Virginia-Wise
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