LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 1/17/14
From Press Release
LIU Post senior attacker Jackie Sileo (Wantagh, N.Y.) has been selected as Lacrosse Magazine’s 2014 NCAA Division II Preseason Player of the Year, as announced Thursday. She received 36 percent of the fan vote.
Last season, Sileo shattered LIU Post single-season records for points and assists, tallying totals of 178 and 117, respectively. Along the way, she broke the Division II career scoring mark, toppling West Chester’s Stephanie Kienle’s 390-point total, and set a new record for all-time assists that spanned the entire NCAA (I, II, III).
For her efforts, she was named the IWLCA Division II Attacker, Synapse Sports Attacker, and East Coast Conference Player of the Year. Plus, the Wantagh native garnered IWLCA All-America, and All-North Region first-team honors, in addition to receiving an All-ECC first-team nod.
“She is such a selfless player,” said Head Coach Meghan McNamara about Sileo. “I am even more proud because of her character. For her, it was always just how the team embodied each other. She will probably reflect more on it all when she is out of college. Then, she’ll understand what incredible accomplishments she’s had.”
Entering 2014, Sileo, who currently sports 420 career points, is just 26 shy of surpassing U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Famer Jen Adams, who is the NCAA Division I career scoring leader. She is also just 80 points off the pace of Ashley Hansbury’s Division III record.
Sileo and the Pioneers open up the year on Saturday, Mar. 1, when they host Bloomsburg in a non-conference tilt at Hickox Field in Brookville, N.Y. The contest is slated for a 2 p.m. start.