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Frazee, Warley Win VaSID Major Awards

April 16, 2009  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Avery Warley is the first Lady Flame ever voted VaSID State Rookie of the Year.

Avery Warley is the first Lady Flame ever voted VaSID State Rookie of the Year.

Liberty senior Megan Frazee was voted Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) Co-State Player of the Year and teammate Avery Warley was tabbed State Rookie of the Year. Their honors headlined the 2008-09 VaSID Women's Basketball University Division All-State awards, as voted upon by sports information directors within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Frazee (Xenia, Ohio) shared the award with Virginia's Monica Wright and also made her third straight first-team all-state appearance. Meanwhile, Warley (Washington, D.C.) became the Lady Flames' first-ever VaSID State Rookie of the Year selection. Finally, senior Moriah Frazee (Xenia, Ohio) was an honorable mention all-state pick.
Megan Frazee is the second Lady Flame ever voted VaSID State Player of the Year, joining Katie Feenstra, who took home the award in 2003-04. She is also Liberty's second player to earn a trio of first-team all-state nods, matching Feenstra's career accomplishment.

Frazee won her second major Commonwealth award this season, as she was previously honored as Virginia Player of the Year by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Recently selected by the San Antonio Silver Stars with the No. 14 pick in the WNBA Draft, Frazee was an honorable mention Associated Press All-American. The Buckeye State native averaged 19.8 ppg and 9.9 rpg during her senior season, garnering Big South Player of the Year and Big South Championship MVP accolades for the second consecutive year. She was one of only three players nationally to rank in the top 25 for both points and rebounds.

Warley finished as the Big South field goal percentage leader (.621) during her first season with the Lady Flames. She also finished third in the conference with 1.4 bpg and was fourth with 7.8 rpg. Warley's 256 rebounds rank second all-time among Liberty freshmen, and helped the Lady Flames rank second nationally in rebounding margin (+12.6). She made the all-tournament team after helping Liberty win the Hokie Hardwood Classic, pulling down 29 boards during the Lady Flames' pair of victories.

Moriah Frazee, a second-team VaSID all-state honoree in 2007-08, closed her career with a flourish. She was named to the all-tournament team at the Big South Championship, after contributing to the Lady Flames' 12th Big South title in the last 13 seasons. Frazee ranked second on the squad in both points (9.8 ppg) and blocked shots (0.7 bpg) and was third in rebounding (4.7 rpg). She became the 12th 1,000-point scorer in program history, wrapping up her Lady Flames career with 1,147 career points.

2008-09 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID)
Women's Basketball University Division All-State Team

First Team All-State
Dawn Evans, James Madison
Megan Frazee, Liberty
Quanitra Hollingsworth, VCU
Lyndra Littles, Virginia
Monica Wright, Virginia

Second Team All-State
Tiffany Benson, William & Mary
Utahya Drye, Virginia Tech
Tiffany Green, Old Dominion
Aisha Mohammed, Virginia
Brittani Shells, Richmond

Honorable Mention
Radoslava Bachvarova, VCU
Lindsay Biggs, Virginia Tech
Jessica Canady, Old Dominion
Moriah Frazee, Liberty
Taleia Moton, Radford

Co-Player of the Year: Megan Frazee, Liberty
Co-Player of the Year: Monica Wright, Virginia
Coach of the Year: Beth Cunningham, VCU
Rookie of the Year: Avery Warley, Liberty