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March 26, 2002

Cavalier women’s lacrosse captain Tiffany Schummer (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) was named the National Player of the Week by Schummer caused five turnovers and scooped up five ground balls en route to the 11-8 Cavalier victory over the then-third-ranked UNC Tar Heels. North Carolina, who had been scoring an average of 13.5 goals per game, were held to their season-low by Schummer and the rest of the Cavalier defense. Schummer was also named the ACC Player of the Week, the first time this season that a Virginia women’s lacrosse player had been so honored. Last week teammate Elizabeth Pinney (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) was an honorable mention selection.

In other action, Lauren Aumiller (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) moved into sole possession of fifth-place all-time on the Virginia scoring charts with her six-goal, two-assist performance against UMBC on Tuesday. Aumiller now has 165 career points, and she stands just 20 points out of third. Her 51 points this year marks the second consecutive year that she has reached the 50-point plateau and she already ranks seventh in scoring for a single season as a third year.

Before Tuesday’s game, Aumiller ranked second nationally with 43 points and third in points per game (5.38), second nationally with 27 goals (eighth in goals per game) and second nationally with 16 assists (third in assists per game.)

Amy Appelt (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) now stands sixth all-time in scoring as a first year and needs just three assists to become the all-time leading helper as a first year with 17 assists. She ranks first nationally among all freshman with 33 points while teammate Cary Chasney (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) ranks second with her 29 points.

Co-captain Gina Sambus (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) ranks fifth nationallly with 4.25 ground balls per game and third overall with 34 scoops.

As a team, Virginia ranks second overall in ground balls per game with 33.13 per contest, and the Cavaliers are third in draw controls (14.13). Virginia also ranks third nationally in scoring offense at 14.125 goals per game and seventh in scoring margin at 4.25.

The Cavaliers face Temple on Saturday, March 30 at 1:00.

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