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May 2, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia was named the second seed in the 1999NCAA women’s lacrosse championships by the NCAA lacrosse committee tonight.The Cavaliers (13-5) are going to their 12th tournament and fourth in arow. The 12 bids ranks third all-time in Division I history.

Virginia holdsan all-time record of 11-9 in NCAA tournament games, which ranks third inwins, fourth in total games, and fifth in winning percentage. Virginia’sJulie Myers has taken her team to the tournament in each of her four yearsat the helm of the program, advancing to the title game in both 1996 and1998. Myers ranks third among active coaches in winning percentage in theNCAA tournament and she ranks 10th all-time in winning percentage forcoaches.

Virginia lost to the Greyhounds earlier this season 10-9.

The entire bracket is as follows: Georgetown (10-5) hosts NorthCarolina (8-6) with the winner at No. 1 Maryland (18-0); James Madison(12-4) hosts Rutgers (14-2) with the winner at No. 3 Duke (12-4) and PennState (13-4) hosts West Chester (11-3) with the winner at #4 Princeton(12-4).

The semifinals are Friday, May 14 at Johns Hopkins in Baltimorefollowed by the championship game on Sunday, May 16.

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