Virginia Cavaliers women's lacrosse

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Virginia Cavaliers women's lacrosse
Virginia Athletics wordmark.svg
Founded 1976
University University of Virginia
Head coach Julie Myers (since 1996 season)
Stadium Klöckner Stadium (capacity: 8000)
Location Charlottesville, Virginia
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Nickname Cavaliers
Colors Orange and Blue[1]
         
NCAA Tournament championships
1991, 1993, 2004
NCAA Tournament Runner-Up
1996, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007
NCAA Tournament Final Fours
1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2014
NCAA Tournament appearances
1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Conference Tournament championships
1998, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
Conference regular season championships
2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010

The Virginia Cavaliers women's lacrosse team is a NCAA Division I college lacrosse team representing the University of Virginia as part of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They play their home games at Klöckner Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia.

History

In its over 40-year history, Virginia has only had three head coaches: Linda Southworth, Jane Miller, and Julie Myers.

Linda Southworth era (1976-83)

Linda Southworth was hired as the Cavaliers' first head coach in 1975, with the first team fielded the following year. She had been a part of Longwood's first women's lacrosse team, then taught and coached at Huguenot High School, before taking the position at Virginia. In her eight-year tenure, the team went 58-37-5. She guided the program into the NCAA era, and during her time in Charlottesville, she also coached field hockey at UVa and started a local girls' middle school lacrosse league. After leaving the University of Virginia, she became the Athletics Director at St. Catherine's School in Richmond. In 2005 she was inducted into the Virginia Lacrosse Hall of Fame.[2] As of 2012, she is still coaching girls' JV lacrosse at St. Catherine's.[3]

Jane Miller era (1984-95)

In 1984, Jane Miller was hired as the program's second coach. Miller was a 1973 graduate of Northeastern University, where she had been a standout in basketball, field hockey, and lacrosse. In her twelve seasons, Miller compiled a record of 145-44, including six final fours and national championships in 1991 and 1993. She was awarded the IWLCA Coach of the Year in 1991 for her efforts in bringing home the program's first national title. She left after the 1995 season to accept a full-time administrative role. The next year, she was inducted into the Virginia Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and was also voted into the U.S. Lacrosse National Hall of Fame in 2003. Since 2001, she has served as the senior associate director of athletics for programs and senior woman administrator. In 2014 she was appointed to the NCAA Division I Board of Directors.[4]

Julie Myers era (1996-)

Julie Myers, a 1990 graduate of Virginia, returned to her alma mater six years later to assume the head coaching position. She has led the Cavaliers to a postseason berth in all 22 of her seasons in Charlottesville, a feat unmatched by any other coach at the Division I level. Virginia's 22 straight appearances are also the second-most behind Maryland. As of the conclusion of the 2018 season, Myers has led the Cavs to a 30-22 postseason record and the 2004 national title, in addition to championship game appearances in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005, and 2007. The Cavaliers have been ranked in the IWLCA Coaches' Poll for all but four weeks of Myers' tenure. In 2017, Myers won her 300th game, becoming just the fourth Division I coach to reach that mark.[5]

In 2010, the women's lacrosse program garnered national attention after one of its players, Yeardley Love, was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend, men's lacrosse player George Huguely, on May 3.[6] Huguely was arrested later that day and charged with second-degree murder. He was sentenced to prison in 2012 and is scheduled to be released in 2029. In September 2010, Love's family created the One Love Foundation, which aims to raise awareness about relationship violence.[7]

Awards

Reference:[8]

NCAA awards

National Hall of Fame

  • Julie Williams - 2002
  • Heather Dow - 2002
  • Jane Miller - 2003
  • Cherie Greer - 2009
  • Bonnie Rosen - 2010

NCAA Woman of the Year

  • Peggy Boutilier - 1998

Honda Sports Award

  • Amy Appelt - 2003-04

NCAA Top VIII

  • Peggy Boutilier - 1999

Tewaaraton Trophy

  • Amy Appelt - 2004

NCAA Elite 89 Award

  • Courtney Swan - 2014

IWLCA awards

Coach of the Year

  • Jane Miller - 1991
  • Julie Myers - 2004

Assistant Coach of the Year

  • Colleen Shearer - 2010

Offensive Player of the Year

  • Jenny Slingluff - 1992
  • Amy Appelt - 2004

Defensive Player of the Year

  • Robyn Nye - 1991
  • Cherie Greer - 1994
  • Peggy Boutilier - 1997, 1998

Goalkeeper of the Year

  • Michelle Cusimano - 1995, 1996

ACC awards

Reference:[9]

Player of the Year

  • Peggy Boutilier - 1998
  • Amy Appelt - 2004

Freshman of the Year

  • Amy Fromal - 1997
  • Mills Hook - 1998
  • Caitlin Banks - 2001
  • Amy Appelt - 2002
  • Blair Weymouth - 2006
  • Brittany Kalkstein - 2007
  • Rachel Vander Kolk - 2015

Coach of the Year

  • Julie Myers - 2002, 2008

Tournament MVP

  • Kara Ariza - 1998
  • Ashleigh Haas - 2004
  • Tyler Leachman - 2006
  • Kendall McBrearty - 2007, 2008

Individual career records

Reference:[10]

Record Amount Player Years
Goals 258 Amy Appelt 2001-05
Assists 129 Lindsay Sheehan 1984-86
Points 373 Amy Appelt 2001-05
Ground balls 404 Elaine Maddox 1984-87
Draw controls 287 Brittany Kalkstein 2007-10
Caused turnovers 127 Tiffany Schummer
Kaitlin Duff
2000-03
2007-10
Saves 681 Michelle Cusimano 1993-97
Save % .659 Heather Dow 1980-82
GAA 5.12 Kim Prendergast 1990-93

Individual single-season records

Record Amount Player Year
Goals 90 Amy Appelt 2004
Assists 66 Lindsay Sheehan 1986
Points 125 Lindsay Sheehan 1986
Ground balls 108 Elaine Maddox 1986
Draw controls 97 Brittany Kalkstein 2010
Caused turnovers 56 Samm Taylor 1998
Saves 225 Michelle Cusimano 1994
Save % .741 Heather Dow 1981
GAA 4.97 Heather Dow 1981

Seasons

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
AIAW (1976–1982)
1976 Linda Southworth 8-4-1
1977 Linda Southworth 8-2-1
1978 Linda Southworth 7-4-1
1979 Linda Southworth 5-6-1
1980 Linda Southworth 10-6
1981 Linda Southworth 9-3
1982 Linda Southworth 7-5
NCAA Division I Independent (1983–1996)
1983 Linda Southworth 4-7-1
1984 Jane Miller 6-7
1985 Jane Miller 11-2
1986 Jane Miller 14-2 NCAA Semifinal
1987 Jane Miller 13-3 NCAA Semifinal
1988 Jane Miller 11-5
1989 Jane Miller 12-5 NCAA Quarterfinal
1990 Jane Miller 12-4 NCAA Quarterfinal
1991 Jane Miller 17-1 NCAA Champions
1992 Jane Miller 14-3 NCAA Semifinal
1993 Jane Miller 15-1 NCAA Champions
1994 Jane Miller 13-4 NCAA Semifinal
1995 Jane Miller 7-7
1996 Julie Myers 14-4 NCAA Runner-up
NCAA Division I (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1997–present)
1997 Julie Myers 14-5 1-2 3rd NCAA Quarterfinal
1998 Julie Myers 17-3 1-2 T-2nd NCAA Runner-up
1999 Julie Myers 15-6 1-2 T-2nd NCAA Runner-up
2000 Julie Myers 13-6 1-2 T-3rd NCAA Quarterfinal
2001 Julie Myers 11-7 0-3 4th NCAA First Round
2002 Julie Myers 15-4 3-0 1st NCAA Quarterfinal
2003 Julie Myers 17-5 1-2 3rd NCAA Runner-up
2004 Julie Myers 19-3 2-1 2nd NCAA Champions
2005 Julie Myers 17-5 3-1 T-1st NCAA Runner-up
2006 Julie Myers 15-4 4-1 T-1st NCAA First Round
2007 Julie Myers 19-4 3-2 T-3rd NCAA Runner-up
2008 Julie Myers 14-4 4-1 T-1st NCAA First Round
2009 Julie Myers 11-8 2-3 4th NCAA First Round
2010 Julie Myers 14-6 4-1 T-1st NCAA Quarterfinal
2011 Julie Myers 9-9 1-4 T-4th NCAA First Round
2012 Julie Myers 11-8 2-3 4th NCAA First Round
2013 Julie Myers 11-10 1-4 5th NCAA Quarterfinal
2014 Julie Myers 12-9 3-4 T-4th NCAA Semifinal
2015 Julie Myers 12-7 4-3 4th NCAA Second Round
2016 Julie Myers 9-9 3-4 T-5th NCAA First Round
2017 Julie Myers 12-9 4-3 T-3rd NCAA Second Round
2018 Julie Myers 10-10 4-3 4th NCAA Second Round
Total: 502-217-5 (.698)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Postseason Results

The Cavaliers have appeared in 31 NCAA tournaments. Their postseason record is 36-28.[11]

Year Seed Round Opponent Score
1986 -- Semifinal Maryland L, 7-12
1987 -- Quarterfinal
Semifinal
Maryland
Penn State
W, 10-5
L, 9-14
1989 -- Quarterfinal Princeton L, 5-6
1990 -- Quarterfinal Loyola (MD) L, 7-13
1991 -- Semifinal
Final
Penn State
Maryland
W, 10-5
W, 8-6
1992 -- Quarterfinal
Semifinal
Penn State
Maryland
W, 11-5
L, 7-8 (ot)
1993 -- Semifinal
Final
Harvard
Princeton
W, 11-10 (ot)
W, 8-6 (ot)
1994 -- Quarterfinal
Semifinal
William & Mary
Princeton
W, 8-4
L, 13-14 (ot)
1996 -- Quarterfinal
Semifinal
Final
William & Mary
Loyola (MD)
Maryland
W, 8-6
W, 8-6
L, 5-10
1997 -- Quarterfinal North Carolina L, 11-12 (ot)
1998 #1 Quarterfinal
Semifinal
Final
Princeton
#4 Dartmouth
#3 Maryland
W, 8-7
W, 10-7
L, 5-11
1999 #2 Quarterfinal
Semifinal
Final
Dartmouth
#3 Duke
#1 Maryland
W, 20-8
W, 9-8
L, 6-16
2000 -- First Round
Quarterfinal
Boston U.
#3 James Madison
W, 13-10
L, 5-12
2001 #8 First Round #9 James Madison L, 8-11
2002 -- First Round
Quarterfinal
Temple
#3 North Carolina
W, 20-8
L, 13-14 (2ot)
2003 #3 First Round
Quarterfinal
Semifinal
Final
American
Georgetown
#2 Maryland
Princeton
W, 19-3
W, 16-9
W, 9-8
L, 7-8 (ot)
2004 #2 First Round
Quarterfinal
Semifinal
Final
Mount St. Mary's
Northwestern
Georgetown
#1 Princeton
W, 19-2
W, 15-11
W, 12-9
W, 10-4
2005 #6 First Round
Quarterfinal
Semifinal
Final
Johns Hopkins
#3 Boston U.
#2 Duke
#1 Northwestern
W, 10-8
W, 13-9
W, 15-13
L, 10-13
2006 #2 First Round Princeton L, 7-8
2007 #3 First Round
Quarterfinal
Semifinal
Final
Princeton
#6 North Carolina
#2 Duke
#1 Northwestern
W, 19-10
W, 14-8
W, 14-13
L, 13-15
2008 #4 First Round North Carolina L, 7-11
2009 -- First Round #5 Duke L, 13-15 (ot)
2010 #6 First Round
Quarterfinal
Towson
#3 North Carolina
W, 14-12
L, 7-17
2011 -- First Round #3 North Carolina L, 7-15
2012 -- First Round #7 Duke L, 9-11
2013 -- First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinal
Penn
#6 Georgetown
#3 North Carolina
W, 12-6
W, 10-8
L, 9-13
2014 #6 Second Round
Quarterfinal
Semifinal
Princeton
#3 North Carolina
#2 Syracuse
W, 13-11
W, 10-9
L, 8-16
2015 #7 First Round
Second Round
Winthrop
Penn State
W, 18-6
L, 11-13
2016 -- First Round Johns Hopkins L, 10-12
2017 -- First Round
Second Round
Elon
#2 North Carolina
W, 11-9
L, 12-23
2018 -- First Round
Second Round
Stanford
#3 James Madison
W, 12-3
L, 12-15

References

  1. ^ University of Virginia Athletics Current Logo Sheet (PDF). June 28, 2017. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  2. ^ "Virginia Lacrosse Hall of Fame - 2005". Cville Lax. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "Richmond girls take shot at lacrosse". Richmond. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Jane Miller". Virginia Sports. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  5. ^ "Julie Myers". Virginia Sports. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  6. ^ "Timeline of Events Surrounding the Death of Yeardley Love: May 2, 2010 – May 3, 2010". NBC29. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  7. ^ "About One Love". Join One Love. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  8. ^ "National Honors". Virginia Sports. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  9. ^ "ACC Record Book 2016-17" (PDF). ACC. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  10. ^ "2017 Record Book" (PDF). Virginia Sports. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  11. ^ "Division I Women's Lacrosse Championships Records Book" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved October 8, 2017.

External links

  • Team page
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