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May 11, 1999

University of Virginia
Cavalier Lacrosse

1999 NCAA Championships
Semifinal Friday
Virginia Cavaliers vs Duke Blue Devils
University of Virginia * May 15, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Cavaliers return to the final weekend for the third time in four years, having been to the final game the last two times out. Virginia is advancing to its ninth NCAA semifinal, which ranks second all-time, along with Temple and Penn State. Virginia also ranks third in all-time appearances (12), fourth in games (21), third in games won (12), and fifth in winning percentage (57.1%). Julie Myers‘ 5-3 record in her four years ranks sixth all-time and also is the second-best record in the last four years.

This is Duke’s first trip to the NCAA semifinals.

Virginia holds a 6-0 advantage in the series with the Blue Devils, having won twice on the road and three times at home and one game at a neutral site. This matchup with Duke will be the third time that the Hoos and the Blue Devils have met in a tournament setting, with the Cavaliers taking both contests, both in the ACC tournament.

This is only the second time in school history that Virginia has faced an opponent three times in a season (UNC, 1997, L1-2).

Common opponents for the two teams include Maryland (both lost), Princeton (Duke W, UVA L), UNC (Duke W, UVA L), James Madison (both won), Vanderbilt (both won), William & Mary (both won), Virginia Tech (both won).


We want a score!: Nineteen different people have scored this year for the Cavaliers, two more than all of last year. Five different Hoos have notched 20 goals or more, and seven different Cavaliers have notched the game-winner in Virginia’s 14 wins.

Can’t win when you don’t score!: Virginia has historically been one of the nation’s leaders in scoring defense, and 1999 is no exception. The Cavaliers currently rank seventh in the nation at 7.02 goals per game.

Can’t score if you don’t shoot!: Virginia allows only 19.0 shots a game, which helps contribute to the low scoring. Virginia has shot just about one-and-a-half as many times as their opponents (602 to 362).

One-minute drill: The Cavaliers have made 40 quick strikes in the season, scoring less than a minute after their last goal or their opponent’s last goal. Conversely, the Hoos have only allowed 19 return quick strikes.

May Days The Cavaliers have an all-time record of 14-13 in May after going 2-1 last year. Virginia has an all-time record of 1-0 on May 14, with a first-round win over William & Mary in 1994.

Lucky FOURTEEN The Cavaliers have won at least 14 games in each of Coach Julie Myers‘ three season. Virginia goes for its 15th win today against Duke.

A score of games The Cavaliers’ game against Duke is the program’s 20th this season, which ties the record for games in a season set last year.

Crazy Eights The Cavaliers’ 8-game win streak was the fifth-longest streak in a single season and the sixth-longest in school history.

Haas has helped!–Red-shirt sophomore Jamie Haas, has exploded offensively this season as she currently leads the team with 37 goals and 19 assists. Her 56 points is a career high. She has recorded four hat tricks this season and has scored in the last 16 games. She has tied UVA record for consecutive games scoring in a single season is 16, tied by Mia Mooney last year and set by Dawn WIsniewski in 1987. Haas’ 56 points also ranks as the record total for a sophomore in Virginia history, besting Beth Potter’s 54 in 1996. Haas also ranks second all-time in school history in goals for a sophomore with her 37, behind Dawn Wisniewski’s 38 in 1985. Haas’ 19 assists also ranks third all-time among all second years in school history.

From(al) here to there–Amy Fromal, the 1997 ACC Rookie of the Year, makes her second appearance on the All-Conference team. Primarily a defensive wing, Fromal is a key ingredient to the defensive success as she is first on the team in ground balls and is third in caused turnovers. Fromal also has one game-winning goal on the season.

Stephy Stuffs you!–Stephy Samaras is making her first appearance on the All-ACC team. Samaras is a member of the US National Developmental Team. Her sister Cristi is a member of the US Elite team and her mother Cathy is the President of the USLacrosse women’s division.

Mia to the MOMA–Mia Mooney has been recognized as an accomplished artist as she had an art show hosted by the University of Virginia earlier this season. Mooney’s work, which has been selected for national campaigns, is growing in national recognition.

Mia moving up Mia Mooney has notched 30 assists in her career, which moves her into the top-15 in that catagory. Mooney’s goal against Maryland gave her 100 career points, a mark achieved by only 17 other Cavaliers.

Hull hoists standard Jess Hull is also nearing the 100 point mark for her career. She currently stands at 71g+27a=98p, which ranks her 19th all-time.

Ashley’s as tough as an oak–Ashley Widger is celebrating her insertion into the starting lineup by being a stalwart in the defense. She ranks second in caused turnovers and ground balls. Ashley has been instrumental in starting many a fast break which has led to a Virginia score. Widger was named the team MVP at the Virginia All-Sports banquet earlier this week. She is also the recipient of the Betty and Money Yates Award, which recognizes the Virginia Lacrosse Players whose standards of excellence and play epitomize the ideal of Virginia Lacrosse.

Melissa’s Diamonds–Melissa Hayes has started in 76 consecutive lacrosse games, which continues the record shoe broke of current assistant coach Peggy Boutilier. She was also named a Weaver-James-Corrigan Scholarship recipient from the ACC earlier this season.

Fran can stop! -Francis Segarra has stepped in nicely to the starting rotation in the cage. She ranks among the nation’s leaders in scoring defense, allowing only 7.02 goals per game, which places her ninth in the nation. She also now has 160 career saves, which puts her ninth all-time in school history. Current Cavalier coach Heather Dow ranks second all-time in that statistic. Her 143 saves this season ranks her 8th in a season, tying her with Dow in that catagory.Gee, Gina! -Gina Sambus has started each of the Cavaliers’ games this season, and her 20 points places her in very nice company. Mia Mooney, Amy Fromal, and Peggy Boutilier all each scored 15 points in their inaugural season and have enjoyed fine careers wearing the Orange and Blue.

Glad they’re with US!–Virginia has a close connection with the US teams programs as assistant coach Peggy Boutilier is a member of the US Elite team and assistant coach Heather Dow is also an assistant coach for the US Elite team. Cavaliers Stephy Samaras and Samm Taylor are also members of the US Developmental squad, of which UVA Head Coach Julie Myers is an assistant coach. Virginia SID Chip Rogers is the chair of the national teams program as well as well as the historian for the IWLCA.

1999 Tournament Bracket

Wednesday, May 5Georgetown vs UNC           GT 7-6Penn State vs West Chester  PSU 23-7JMU vs Rutgers              JMU 11-6Loyola vs Dartmouth         Dart 20-7

Saturday, May 8Maryland vs Georgetown MD 17-6Princeton vs Penn State PSU 9-7 otDuke vs JMU Duke 11-10Virginia vs Dartmouth UVA 20-7

Friday, May 15Maryland vs Penn StateDuke vs VirginiaSunday, May 17Championship Sunday

May 5

1. Maryland         18-0    140     2. Virginia         13-5    133     3. Penn State       13-4    120     4. Duke             12-4    119     5. Princeton        12-4    117     6. JMU              12-4    106     7. Georgetown       10-5    95      8. Loyola           12-4    93      9. UNC              8-6     85      10. Dartmouth       10-4    77      11. Rutgers         14-2    70      12. Yale            13-3    6313. Delaware        13-5    58      14. Geo. Mason      7-8     48      15. Syracuse        10-4    39      16. W&M             6-9     35      17. Boston Univ.    13-4    30      18. ODU             6-10    19      19. Cornell         9-5     17      20. Virginia Tech   11-6    6       

Amy Fromal
Stephy Samaras
ACC All-Conference Team


SOPHOMORE1.  56  Jamie Haas          19992.  54  Beth Potter         19963.  43  Lisa Newi           19873.  43  Dawn Wisniewski     19853.  43  Lindsey Sheehan     19843.  43  Sophie Carpenter    19827.  42  Anna Yates          19937.  42  Cyn Mathes          19899.  41  Jane Fitzgerald     198210. 37  Debbie Easter       1981

SEASON 1. 125 Lindsey Sheehan 19862. 83 Lindsey Sheehan 19853. 80 Dawn Wisniewski 19874. 79 Cherie Greer 19945. 73 Dawn Wisniewski 19866. 68 Anna Yates 19947. 64 Kelly Daddona 19947. 64 Jenny Slingluff 19929. 57 Jenny Slingluff 199110. 56 Jamie Haas 199910. 56 Debbie Easter 1980


SOPHOMORE1.  38  Dawn Wisniewski     19852.  37  Jamie Haas          19993.  34  Lisa Newi           19874.  32  Jane Fitzgerald     19825.  31  Cyn Mathes          19895.  31  Abbie O'Leary       19857.  30  Debbie Easter       19818.  29  Anna Yates          19938.  29  Sophie Carpenter    198210. 27  Beth Potter         199610. 27  Barry Kilbourn      1976


CAREER1. 129 Lindsey Sheehan     1984-19862.  70  Anna Yates          1992-19953.  65  Beth Potter         1995-1998   4.  45  Cherie Greer        1991-19945.  44  Kelly Daddona       1991-19946.  41  Sophie Carpenter    1981-19847.  38  Erin Stewart        1990-19938.  37  Amy Breen           1990-19939.  35  Jenny Slingluff     1989-19929.  35  Cyn Mathes          1988-19919.  35  Dawn Wisniewski     1984-198712. 34  Kara Ariza          1995-199813. 32  Debbie Easter       1980-198314. 31  Elaine Jones        1989-199215. 30  Mia Mooney          1996-1999

SOPHOMORE1. 27 Beth Potter 19962. 20 Lindsey Sheehan 19843. 19 Jamie Haas 19994. 14 Sophie Carpenter 19825. 13 Anna Yates 19936. 11 Cyn Mathes 19907. 10 Cherie Greer 19927. 10 Amy Breen 19919. 9 Lisa Newi 19879. 9 Jane Fitzgerald 19829. 9 Sally Williams 1980

JUNIOR1. 43 Lindsey Sheehan 19852. 31 Anna Yates 19943. 20 Beth Potter 19974. 18 Jenny Slingluff 19915. 17 Kelly Daddona 19936. 15 Mia Mooney 19987. 13 Elaine Jones 19918. 12 Kara Ariza 19978. 12 Cherie Greer 199310. 11 Amy Fromal 199910. 11 Erin Stewart 199210. 11 Dawn Wisniewski 1986

SENIOR1. 66* Lindsey Sheehan 19862. 23 Anna Yates 19952. 23 Kelly Daddona 19944. 18 Cherie Greer 19945. 17 Amy Breen 19936. 15 Jen Marino 19926. 15 Dawn Wisniewski 19878. 14 Beth Potter 19988. 14 Jessica Hull 199910. 12 Jenny Slingluff 199210. 12 Sophie Carpenter 1984 SEASON1. 66* Lindsey Sheehan 19862. 43 Lindsey Sheehan 19853. 31 Anna Yates 19944. 27 Beth Potter 19965. 23 Anna Yates 19955. 23 Kelly Daddona 19947. 20 Lindsey Sheehan 19848. 19 Jamie Haas 19999. 18 Cherie Greer 19949. 18 Jenny Slingluff 1991



1. 225 Michelle Cusimano 19942. 219 Michelle Cusimano 19963. 199 Michelle Cusimano 19954. 172 Heather Dow 19815. 165 Barb Stenzel 19796. 159 Heather Dow 19827. 147 Tracy Nelson 19888. 143 Francis Segarra 19998. 143 Heather Dow 198010. 128 Tracy Nelson 1987

Virginia’s Record . . .

Overall:                           14-5

at home: 6-3away: 7-1neutral: 1-1 when UVa scores first: 10-2when UVa is scored upon first: 4-3

when UVa shoots more: 14-2when UVA shoots less: 0-2

when UVa has more ground balls: 14-3when UVa has less ground balls: 0-2

when UVa has more draw controls: 11-3when UVa has less draw controls: 1-2when UVa has equal draw controls: 2-0

when UVa has more caused to’s: 13-4when UVa has less caused to’s: 1-1

when UVa has less turnovers: 13-3when UVa has more turnovers: 1-2

when UVa has less fouls: 4-3when UVa has more fouls: 9-2when UVa has equal fouls: 1-0

on Saturday: 5-1on Sunday: 2-0

Season Superlatives

VIRGINIA            MOST                LEASTgoals       20, vs Dartmouth    3, vs UNC, MD (1)assists     14, vs Dartmouth    0, vs MD (1)shots       43, vs Dartmouth    11 vs MD (1)gr balls    43, vs GMU          18, vs MD (1)draw cnt    18, vs UMBC         7, vs ODUcau to      22, vs UMBC         7, vs MD (1)to          25, vs PU           15, vs ODUsaves       13, vs GMU          3, vs PSU, MD (1)

OPPONENTS MOST LEASTgoals 13, MD (1), MD (2) 3, UR, ODUassists 7, MD (1) 0, UR, W&Mshots 32, MD (2) 11, URgr balls 35, GMU, MD (2) 14, UR, Templedraw cnt 13, Duke 2, ODUcau to 12, GMU, MD (2) 3, Techto 29, GMU, Vandy 15, MD (1), UNCsaves 20, Temple 8, PSU

Season Superlatives

INDIVIDUALSPoints    8   Haas    Vanderbilt    5   Hull    Richmond    5   Taylor  Temple    5   Fromal  Virginia Tech    Goals    6   Haas    Vanderbilt    4   Hull    Penn State    4   Taylor  Temple, Dartmouth

Assists 4 Fromal Dartmouth 3 Haas James Madison

Saves 13 Segarra George Mason

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