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May 7, 2000

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA–The University of Virginia Cavaliers have accepted abid to the 2000 NCAA National Collegiate Women’s Lacrosse Championships andwill face the Boston University Terriers in the first round. Virginia andBU will draw on Thursday, May 11 at a time to be determined at University Hall Turf Field.

This is the Cavaliers’ fifth consecutive bid and 13th trip to thetournament overall, which ranks third among all schools in trips to theNCAA tournament.. Last year Virginia advanced to the title game for thesecond consecutive year and for the third time in the last four years. TheCavaliers have won two NCAA titles, in 1991 and 1993.

Virginia is led by All-American fourth-year midfielder Amy Fromal(Folsom, Pa./Ridley), a three-time All-ACC Selection and a member of theUSA National Developmental Team. Fromal ranks first on the team in groundballs with 72 and second in goals (33) and caused turnovers (29), and thirdin points (44), assists (11), and draw controls (27). She has played andstarted in 76 consecutive games, which ranks second all-time at Virginia.

Jamie Haas (Berwyn, Pa./Marple Newtown) and Lauren Aumiller(Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) have handled most of the scoringresponsibilities for the Cavaliers. Haas leads the team in goals (35),assists (19) and points (54) and is fourth in draw controls (23). Her 54points ranks 13th all-time in a single season at UVA and fifth all-time asa third year. Aumiller set the record for assists as a first year with her15 this season, which ranks second on the team. Her 46 points is secondamong all first-years all-time at UVA. Aumiller also leads the Cavaliers indraw controls with 45. Mills Hook (Timonium, Md./St. Paul’s) has scored 25goals and seven assists on the season.

Defensively, All-American Stephy Samaras (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis)leads the Cavaliers with 36 caused turnovers and has 47 ground balls, whichranks second on the team. The Cavalier defense ranks 12th in the nationwith a 7.71 goals against average.

Julie Myers, the head coach at Virginia, has taken the Cavaliers tothe NCAA tournament in each of her five years as a coach.

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