Riley Dolan - lacrosse

Riley Dolan ’18 had a record-breaking senior season (Mike Kropf ’14).

There are more than 2,500 student-athletes playing Division I women’s lacrosse. In 2018, a Longwood Lancer averaged more assists per game than any of them.

Longwood senior attacker Riley Dolan ’18 forever etched her name in the NCAA record books by leading the nation in assists per game in 2018, putting her name—and Longwood’s—atop the national leaderboard with a school-record 3.50 per game.

Dolan, a business administration major, set Longwood’s single-season record with 63 assists in 18 games, breaking the Big South assists record and the Longwood school record of 51 set by Lauren Prasnicki ’14 in 2013.

The record-breaking senior campaign came by way of a dominant second half of the season for Dolan, who caught fire and handed out 47 assists in her final 10 games. In a win over East Carolina on March 20, she dished eight assists—also a school record—en route to a career-best 11 points, the third-highest single-game total in program history.

For her efforts, Dolan earned All-Big South honors for the first time in her career and graduated from Longwood third on the program’s career assists list, trailing only Prasnicki and Natalie Smith ’01, the only other players to record 100 assists during their Lancer careers. 

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