CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Freshman Rachel Clark was named the 2022 VaSID Rookie of the Year and was one of four All-State Team selections for the Cavaliers, as announced Thursday (June 30) by the Virginia Sports Information Directors.

Additionally, redshirt senior Ashlyn McGovern, Sophomore Aubrey Williams and sophomore Mackenzie Hoeg were VaSID All-State First Team selections.

Clark was the ACC Freshman of the Year and was an Inside Lacrosse All-America Honorable Mention. She led the Cavaliers in points with 75, earning All-ACC Second Team, ACC All-Freshman, and IWLCA All-South Region honors. She set a Virginia freshman record, scoring 64 goals in 18 games, recording 14 hat tricks, and coming in fourth in the ACC in goals per game (3.20).

VaSID names 44 all-state teams in 23 sports each year, an Academic All-State squad and an all-sports champion in both the University and College Divisions. Membership in VaSID is open to all media relations professionals working at a university or conference in Virginia.

2022 VaSID Women’s Lacrosse University Division 

Coach of the Year: Shelley Klaes, James Madison

Defensive Player of the Year: Mairead Durkin, James Madison

Player of the Year: Isabella Peterson, James Madison

Rookie of the Year: Rachel Clark, Virginia


First Team

Rachel Clark, Attack, Virginia

Isabella Peterson, Attack, James Madison

Ashlyn McGovern, Attack, Virginia

Olivia Vergano, Midfield, Virginia Tech

Mackenzie Lehman, Midfield, Liberty

Aubrey Williams, Midfield, Virginia

Mackenzie Hoeg, Midfield, Virginia

Mairead Durkin, Defense, James Madison

Hannah Quast, Defense, Liberty

Brittney Wright, Defense, Richmond

Molly Dougherty, Goalkeeper, James Madison

Second Team

Lindsey Frank, Attack, Richmond

Lilly Siskind, Attack, Old Dominion

Katie Checkosky, Attack, James Madison

Sophie Student, Midfield, Virginia Tech

Sophia DiCenso, Midfield, Richmond

Taylor Marchetti, Midfield, James Madison

Olivia O’Brien, Midfield, George Mason

Rachel Matey, Defense, James Madison

Alexa Evernham, Defense, Liberty

Jordan Tilley, Defense, Virginia Tech

Delaney Galvin, Goalkeeper, Richmond