Cavaliers to Face Georgetown in Preseason Scrimmage
Feb. 22, 2003
The Virginia Cavaliers welcome the Georgetown Hoyas to Charlottesville for a scrimmage on Saturday, Feb 22. Originally scheduled to be a part of a playday at Georgetown that featured three of the nation’s top four teams, the game was moved to Charlottesville as a result of the inclement weather conditons in our nation’s capital. Game time is 9:00 am.
The Hoyas, NCAA runners-up in both 2001 and 2002, are led by All-Americans Wick Stanwick, Melissa Biles, and Gloria Lozano. All three were picked to be preseason All-Americans by insidelacrosse.org. In 2002, the Hoyas defeated the Princeton Tigers in the opening match for both schools and assumed the #1 ranking before a defeat at the hands of the UNC Tar Heels. Georgetown ran the table on the rest of the regular season and was the top seed in the NCAA tournament, where they fell in the rematch to Princeton in the title game.
Coming into 2003, the Hoyas are again one of the nation’s top teams and are ranked fourth in all three major polls.
The Cavaliers, who are also ranked in the top three in each of the three major polls, are led by Lacrosse Magazine’s preseason player of the year Lauren Aumiller. Aumiller, a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist and the reigning insidelacrosse.com midfielder of the year, was the nation’s top scorer in 2002 with 106 points. Her 71 goals in 2002 set a school record and Aumiller set three school records in 2002, including career draw controls. Team captain Tiffany Schummer is one of only two Cavaliers to be a two-time captain and was also a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist from 2002. Aumiller and Schummer were also National Player of the Week selections by insidelacrosse.com in 2002.
Virginia also welcomes back Lauri Kenis, a first-team All-American from 2001 who sat out the 2002 campaign with an injury. National Freshman of the Year Amy Appelt also returns, along with fellow national rookie squad members Elizabeth Pinney and Cary Chasney. Chasney was the nation’s second-ranked freshman scorer in 2002 behind Appelt.
The Cavaliers and the Hoyas have met four times in the regular season and Virginia has a 4-0 record in those games. The scrimmage will begin at 9:00 and be followed by the men’s opener against Drexel.