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April 27, 2004

Three members of Virginia’s vaunted defense that helped catapult the Cavaliers to the ACC title were honored this week as three organizations named them National Player of the Week. Nikki Lieb, Ashley Dodson, and Andrea Pfeiffer were all selected by various organizations to honor the Cavaliers, who defeated two top-seven teams en route to the ACC title.

Lieb, who was honored by, leads the Cavaliers in ground balls with 56 and ranks third in draw controls. She has previously earned honorable mention honors by Lieb is also one of 20 players named as a Tewaaraton Trophy nominee, presented to the outstanding player in college lacrosse.

Dodson, the honoree by, ranks third for the Cavaliers in both ground balls and draw controls. She led the Cavaliers with eight ground balls and five caused turnovers on the weekend.

Pfeiffer, the maax ( honoree, allowed only one goal in the second half against both Maryland and Duke. The one goal scored by Maryland in the second half is the lowest total since the NCAA quarterfinals against Cornell in 2002. Pfeiffer ranks in the top-10 in the NCAA in goals allowed.

The Cavaliers have completed their regular season and await seeding in the NCAA tournament, which will be announced on May 9th. The first-round games will take place on Thursday, May 13 at campus sites.

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