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Goodwin Named to VaSID All-State 2nd Team

December 20, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Casey Goodwin was named to the VaSID All-State team for the second year in a row.

Casey Goodwin was named to the VaSID All-State team for the second year in a row.

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Liberty junior right-side hitter Casey Goodwin was named to the VaSID University Division Volleyball All-State second team, as announced on Thursday.

Nomination and voting for the team is conducted by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). The all-state team honors the best Division I volleyball players in the Commonwealth of Virginia. A total of eight schools were represented on the all-state team this year.

The Lady Flames have now been represented on the VaSID All-State team each of the last 13 seasons.

Last month, Goodwin was named to the ASUN All-Conference first team. She receives All-State second-team mention for the second year in a row. Goodwin is the first Lady Flame since Caroline Douglas (2014-15) to be named to the All-State team in back-to-back years.

A two-time all-conference selection from Rougemont, N.C., Goodwin had a standout junior season during Liberty's first year in the ASUN. She finished the season ranked fifth in the conference with 3.00 kills per set, led the ASUN with 40 aces and was 55th in the nation in aces per set. Goodwin led the team with 14 double-digit kill matches, including a career-high 25 kills against North Florida on Oct. 21. Goodwin was named ASUN Player of the Week twice this season.

James Madison junior middle blocker M'Kaela White, a 2018 AVCA All-America honorable mention player, was named State Player of the Year. George Mason's ShaLi Niu was voted State Rookie of the Year after also making the A-10 All-Rookie Team. Lauren Steinbrecher received her third career State Coach of the Year honor after leading James Madison to a 22-7 overall record and a share of the CAA regular-season championship.

2018 VaSID University Division All-State Volleyball Team
Player of the Year –
M'Kaela White, James Madison
Rookie of the Year – ShaLi Niu, George Mason
Coach of the Year – Lauren Steinbrecher, James Madison

All-State First Team
Tori Baldwin, VCU
Megann Delgado, Hampton
Mallory McKnight, Radford
Jasmin Sneed, VCU
Jaila Tolbert, Virginia Tech
M'Kaela White, James Madison (Player of the Year)
Sarah Driscoll, James Madison (Libero/Defensive Specialist)

All-State Second Team
Sarah Billiard, Virginia
Milla Ciprian, Virginia
Casey Goodwin, Liberty
Haley Kleespies, Radford
Sarah Martin, James Madison
Bryan Recker, James Madison
Catie Espinoza, George Mason (Libero/Defensive Specialist)