Liberty honored its graduating student-athletes at last week's Athletics Cord Ceremony. Following the event, LFSN reporter Alan York had a chance to visit with Casey Thate, one of the evening's honorees.
Thate is one of six graduating members of Liberty's women's lacrosse program, as she will be joined during Saturday's Commencement exercise by teammates Paige Britton, Caroline Smith, Victoria Tickle, Melanie Via and Faith Wells.
The native of Gambrills, Md., has been a four-year member of Liberty's women's lacrosse team and will graduate this May with a Bachelor of Science degree in public health.
The defender saw playing time in 16 career games, finishing her time at Liberty with four ground balls, two draw controls and three caused turnovers. The senior helped the Lady Flames finish the 2017 season ranked No. 3 in the country in ground balls (23.42 per game) and No. 4 in caused turnovers (12.47 per game).
Below is a list of Liberty's graduating student-athletes, which were honored at the ceremony. Leading up to Commencement on Saturday, LibertyFlames.com will run a series of interviews spotlighting Liberty's 2017 graduating student-athletes, including today's interview with Thate.
Baseball Jake Barbee Jackson Bertsch Zander Clouse Caleb Evans Eric Grabowski Josh Latta Evan Mitchell Payton Scarbrough Will Shepherd Michael Stafford Sammy Taormina
Football Dia'Vante Brown Kendall Couamin Tanner Hartman Tyrin Holloway Leo Hunt Will Johnson Solomon McGinty Nick Newma Zac Parker Dexter Robbins Wesley Scott Dante' Shells Canon Smith Trey Turner Aaron Waller Hunter Winstead
Field Hockey Bethany Barr Serena Barr Cassidy Bremner Carrie Logie
Men's Golf Tyler Abrahamson Hutson Chandler
Women's Lacrosse Paige Britton Caroline Smith Casey Thate Victoria Tickle Melanie Via Faith Wells
Men's Basketball Ray Chen John Dawson A.C. Reid
Men's Soccer Alan Arellano Kyle Carr Brady Mazzei
Men's Tennis Diego Castano
Softball Kenzie Friesen
Women's Swimmer & Diving Morgan Noonan Rachel Rippey Victoria Tschoke
Track & Field/Cross Country (Men's and Women's) Aklesso Agama Nicole Bishop Kat Bouton Lindsey Bray Ryan Davis Zach Davis Kaitlyn Hutchins Spencer Jamison Luke Jelen Janae Jones Blake Kohring Jessie Proehl Stephen Raccanelli Hannah Scherlacher Josh Showalter Mary Witmer Terrill Zentymeyer
Volleyball Michelle Melendez Hannah Weidner
Women's Basketball Audrey Rettstatt Sheana Vega Jordan Woods-Dipace
Women's Soccer Tori Collar Crystal Elmers Lizz Kappler Holly Van Noord
Women's Tennis Emily Groeneveld Mariely Hassey Maria Khval
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