Cavaliers Extended Bid to NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championships
May 4, 2003
The University of Virginia women’s lacrosse team was awarded the third seed in the 2003 NCAA Championships and will open the tournament hosting American University (11-7) on Thursday, May 8. Game time is still to be determined. The Cavaliers (14-4) received at at-large bid while American earned their berth by virtue of winning the Patriot League Tournament. This contest will be the first meeting between the two schools.
Virginia is making their eighth consecutive appearance in the national championships and their 18th overall. The Cavaliers are 15-17 in the national championships, having captured the national title twice, winning in 1991 and 1993 (both NCAA).
Tiffany Schummer leads the Cavaliers in caused turnovers (37) and ground balls (52) and ranks third in draw controls (30). A first-team All-American in 2002, Schummer earned All-ACC honors for the second consecutive season in 2003 and was named to the All-ACC tournament team this year as well. Her 112 career caused turnovers ranks second all-time at Virginia and her 37 in 2003 ranks seventh all-time for a single season.
Lauren Aumiller ranks second in the nation in scoring with 79 points and has 299 for her career. She ranks 13th all-time in Division I in scoring and 21st in career goals and 22nd in career assists. Aumiller holds Virginia career records in scoring (299 p), goals (204), draw controls (188), hat tricks (38), and consecutive games scored (39). She also holds the school records for goals in a season (71, 2002) and tied the record for assists in a game (7 vs George Mason, Apr 15, 2003). Aumiller ranks second in career assists (95) and sixth in career caused turnovers (89) at Virginia. She has nine hat tricks in 2003 was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary team in 2002 as well as to her third consecutive All-Conference team in 2003.
Lauri Kenis is tied with Schummer for the team lead in ground balls with 52 and ranks second in caused turnovers with 32. Kenis ranks fourth all-time at Virginia with 96 career caused turnovers and was named All-Conference for her second consecutive playing season in 2003.
Amy Appelt is the nation’s leading sophomore scorer, one year after she led the nation’s freshmen in scoring. She is tied for the team lead with 51 goals and has reached the 70-point mark for the second consecutive season, only the fourth Cavalier in history to achieve this feat. She notched her 100th point in 2003 in her 25th game in a Cavalier uniform, becoming the fastest ‘Hoo to reach this mark. Appelt has two of the top-10 marks in scoring for a single seasonand holds the first-year and second-year scoring records at Virginia.
Cary Chasney ranks third on the team in scoring with 66 points and second in draw controls with 34. She ranks second nationally among sophomores and also notched her 100th point in 2003. Her 66 points ranks 11th all-time for a single season and second all-time among second-years at Virginia, behind only Appelt.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth, seniors, and students of participating institutions. Tickets will go on sale one hour prior to the game.
The entire bracket is as follows:
UMBC at #1 Loyola
Syracuse at Yale
Ohio State at #4 Duke
Le Moyne at Princeton
American at #3 Virginia
JMU at Georgetown
Temple at #2 Maryland
Boston Univ. at Dartmouth