Lauren Aumiller Earns Aimee Willard Award
May 29, 2003
Virginia captain Lauren Aumiller, a member of the USA Elite team, was named the recipient of the Aimee Willard Award at the USLacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament. The Aimee Willard Award was created to recognize the outstanding collegiate athlete participating in the USWLA National Tournament. Established by her mother, coach, and the Philadelphia Women’s Lacrosse Association, this award is given to honor the memory of how this young athlete lived.
Lauren Aumiller, who was named a finalist for both the Tewaaraton Trophy and the Collegiate Women Sports Award, led nation in scoring for the second consecutive year. She had 100 points (64g, 36 a) and became only third player in D-I to have two or more seasons of at least 100 points. She concluded her career with 320 career points and ranks 8th all-time in Division I history with 320 career points. In 2003 she led team with 11 hat tricks and had six games of three or more assists. Aumiller also led team in draw controls (54) and ranked third in both ground balls (57) and caused turnovers (28). She was named national player of the week by insidelacrosse.com (May 12) and earned ACC All-Conference honors for the third consecutive year. Aumiller tied school record with 7 assists against George Mason and tied an NCAA tournament record for goals in a game with 8 vs Georgetown in quarterfinal game. She holds Virginia career records in goals (217), points (320), draw controls (195), consecutive games scored (42), hat tricks (40), games played (78), and games started (78). Aumiller also holds the school record for goals in a season (71) and assists in a game (7). She ranks 11th all-time in ground balls (199) and in caused turnovers (92).
Aumiller was honored as the Midfielder of the Year by both InsideLacrosse and womenslacrosse.com for 2003. She was also named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team and is a current member of the USA Elite team.