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April 21, 2001

Virginia’s Caitlin Banks (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) was named the ACC Rookie of the Year in a vote of the league’s head coaches. Also earning ACC honors are Lauri Kenis (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) and Lauren Aumiller (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep), who were both named to the All-Conference team today. Banks is Virginia’s third ACC Rookie of the Year, following on the heels of Amy Fromal (1997) and Mills Hook (1998).

Banks is the leading scorer among all conference freshmen, scoring 20 goals and adding seven assists. Her 27 points ranks eighth all-time among first-years at Virginia with 27 points and her 20 goals ranks ninth all time. She shares the 2001 honor with Duke’s Meghan Miller.

This is Kenis’ first appearance on the All-Conference team. She leads the team with 27 caused turnovers and ranks second on the team with 41 ground balls. Kenis marshalls a Cavalier defense that continually ranks among the nation’s best.

Lauren also makes her first appearance on the All-Conference team. She leads the team in scoring with 52 points (37g, 15a). Her 52 points ranks third all-time as a second year, just two behind Beth Potter (1996) and seven behind Jamie Haas (1999). A member of the United States National Developmental Team, Aumiller is the first sophomore in school history to have 100 career points.

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