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April 21, 2004

Virginia women’s lacrosse players Amy Appelt and Caitlin Banks both received recognition for their play last week as the Cavaliers went 2-0 against the field, including a win over then-#2 Loyola. Appelt was honored by the ACC as the conference’s player of the week, while Banks was selected by maax as the National Player of the Week for her work in both Cavalier victories.

Appelt leads the nation in scoring with 90 points on 68 goals and 22 assists. Against Loyola Appelt had three goals and an assist, including the game-tying goal with 3:19 to play. Earlier in the week she had two goals and two assists against George Mason as she became the only ACC player to notch four points in both games against ranked opponents last week. Her 90 points is a career high for her and ranks as the fourth-highest single season total in school history. Her 68 goals not only leads the nation but also is the second-highest single-season total in school history. She has notched a hat trick (3 goals in a game) in 15 of Virginia’s 16 games, a new school record. Appelt was named the ACC Player of the Week on February 23rd and the National Player of the Week by on March 15.

Banks leads the Cavaliers in draw controls with 38 and now has 122 for her career, which ranks third all-time at Virginia. Her 38 draw controls ranks eighth all-time for a single-season. Against Loyola, Banks scored three goals and had five draw controls to help the Cavaliers to the upset. Earlier in the week Banks had three draw controls and an assist to help Virginia defeat George Mason.

The Cavaliers (13-3) next face Maryland in the ACC semifinals on Friday, April 23 at 3:30 pm in Chapel Hill, NC.

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