Lauren Aumiller Named Preseason Player of the Year by Lacrosse Magazine
Feb. 27, 2003
University of Virginia women’s lacrosse captain Lauren Aumiller (Baltimore, Md. – Notre Dame Prep) has been named the preseason player of the year by Lacrosse magazine. The nation’s leading scorer in 2002, Aumiller notched 106 points and 71 goals, and ranked third in nation for assists (35). She ranked second in the nation in points per game (5.58), ranks sixth nationally for draws (50) and is 13th nationally with 2.63 dcpg.
In 2002 Aumiller had one of the most incredible seasons in the history of Virginia and ACC women’s lacrosse. She was the only player in the nation to rank in the top ten nationally in goals per game, assists per game, and draw controls and led the ACC by a wide margin in these categories. There have only been five seasons in the history of all players at all ACC schools in which a player has notched more points than Aumiller in a single season.
Aumiller led the ACC by a wide margin in goals, assists and attacks. She was the only player in the ACC in 2002 to score a hat trick in every ACC game this year is currently riding a twenty-one-game scoring streak. She notched a hat trick in thirteen of UVA’s 19 gamesin 2002 alone and notched three assists or more in a game five times in 2002. She was honored as the Warrior/insidelacrosse.com “National Player of the Week” for her play against Loyola and Vanderbilt in which she had two seven-point games and had seven draw controls.
A 2001 and 2002 All-American, Aumiller already ranks third in scoring at Virginia with 220 career points and she is second in goals with 153 and third in assists with 67. Aumiller owns the record for scoring as a second year and a third year, and this year set the record at Virginia for goals in a season with 71. She is only the 13th person in the history of Division I intercollegiate lacrosse to have more than 70 goals in a season and the 11th person to have more than 105 points in a single season.
Aumiller is a member of the USA National Elite Women’s Lacrosse team and was the captain of the USA Under-19 team that won the world title in 1999.
Virginia opens the 2003 campaign on the road against Syracuse on Saturday, March 1.