Casey named to VaSID All-State Second Team

Taylor Casey

WINCHESTER, Va. – The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) announced its 2018-19 College Division All-State Women's Basketball teams on Thursday, and junior guard Taylor Casey (Brentwood, Tenn./Franklin Road Academy) claimed a spot on the second team.

Casey started all 28 games for the Generals this season, leading the team in scoring at 16.8 points per game, a mark that ranked third in the ODAC, and went down as the fifth highest single-season scoring average in program history. She shot a career-high 41.4 percent from the floor and connected on 33.3 percent of her three-point shots, while tying her career high in free throw percentage (.875).

A First Team All-ODAC selection this season, Casey scored in double figures in all but two games on the year and logged at least 20 points in nine games, including a career-high 36 points in a 79-65 win over Roanoke on November 20. Casey added averages of 2.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.8 steals per game on the season.

During the course of the season, Casey became just the sixth player in program history to make at least 100 three pointers, finishing the season with 159 in her career, the third highest total in program history.

This is Casey's first career VaSID all-state accolade and marks a program-record third consecutive year that the Generals have had at least one player named to an all-state team, after Emily Perszyk '18 earned second team laurels in 2016-17 and 2017-18.

The Generals concluded the 2018-19 campaign with a 19-9 overall record, tied for the most wins in a season in program history, and went 13-5 in ODAC play. With the help of Casey, the Generals made it to the ODAC Tournament Championship game for the second time in program history.

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