Taylor Emery named to VaSID All-State Team Thursday

NORFOLK, Va. -- George Mason stars Natalie Butler and Nicole Cardano-Hillary and Liberty head coach Carey Green headlined the 2017-18 VaSID Women’s Basketball Division I Awards.

Tech’s Taylor Emery was honored as a First Team performer.

2017-18 VaSID Women’s Basketball Division I Awards
Player Of The Year: Natalie Butler, George Mason
Coach Of The Year: Carey Green, Liberty
Rookie Of The Year: Nicole Cardano-Hillary, George Mason

First Team
Natalie Butler, George Mason
Bianca Boggs, William & Mary
Taylor Emery, Virginia Tech
Micaela Parson, Richmond
Kamiah Smalls, James Madison

Second Team
Nicole Cardano-Hillary, George Mason
Keyen Green, Liberty
Kayla Roberts, Norfolk State
Dominique Toussaint, Virginia
Jayda Worthy, Radford

A junior college transfer, Emery started all 36 games she played during her junior season, leading the Hokies in scoring at 18.5 points per game. Emery earned Second Team All-ACC honors after a season where she shot 49 percent from the field, including 38 percent from 3-point range and 85 percent from the charity stripe.

In her first season at Tech, Emery already placed her name in the record book, setting the program record for points in a single season with 667.

Her 236 made field goals were also a record. In addition, she set the Virginia Tech record for points in a home ACC game when she scored 32 versus Virginia spearheading the comeback effort.

Emery and the Hokies concluded the season 23-14 as the WNIT runners-up after the most successful postseason run in program history, winning five games in the competition over Navy, Fordham, George Mason, Alabama and West Virginia.

It was the program’s first 23-win season since 2003-04.

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