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Nov. 14, 2003

Charlottesville, Va. – The University of Virginia’s men’s lacrosse squad will travel to Washington, D.C., Monday (Nov. 17) to meet President George W. Bush and be honored for winning the 2003 national championship.

The team will meet for lunch at the Army/Navy club before travelling to the White House to meet the President, who will be presented a #1 UVa lacrosse jersey.

The Cavaliers finished with a 15-2 record last season and defeated Johns Hopkins 9-7 in the national title game on Memorial Day.

“Going to the White House to meet President Bush is an exciting moment for all the members of the Virginia Lacrosse program. We are proud to represent the University and the lacrosse community in the nation’s capital,” said head coach Dom Starsia. “This is a most memorable conclusion to our 2003 championship season.”

The men’s lacrosse team is the second Cavalier squad to be honored by a U.S. President. The men’s soccer team was recognized in 1993 by President Bill Clinton after becoming the first NCAA Division I men’s soccer team to win three consecutive national titles.

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