Three Cavaliers Named to Tewaaraton Watch List
Feb. 17, 2005
Three University of Virginia women’s lacrosse student-athletes were named to the Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List for 2005 in a release from the Tewaaraton Foundation. The Tewaaraton Trophy is presented to the top varsity collegiate women’s and men’s player in the nation. Virginia’s Amy Appelt was the 2004 recipient and is one of the players named to the watch list, along with teammates Cary Chasney and Nikki Lieb.
Appelt, who was named to the 2005 US World Cup Training Squad in January, was the consensus Player of the Year in 2004 after helping the Cavaliers win the NCAA Championship. Appelt led the nation with 121 points on 90 goals and 31 assists. Her 90 goals was an ACC record and ranks as the fourth-highest total in Division I history, while her 121 points was the sixth-highest single-season total in Division I history. She notched a hat trick in 20 of Virginia’s 22 games and is currently on a 63-game scoring streak, an ACC record. She was named the Preseason Player of the Year by Lacrosse magazine and tabbed as a first-team preseason All-American by insidelacrosse.com.
Chasney earned first-team All-American honors in 2003 before suffering a season-ending injury in the second game of the 2004 campaign. In her first two years, she notched 143 points on 105 goals and 38 assists and ranks second in scoring both as a first year and as a second year in Virginia history. She was named a preseason second-team All-American by insidelacrosse.com.
Lieb earned first-team All-American honors as a second year as she helped the Cavaliers to the 2004 NCAA Championship. She led the Hoos in ground balls while ranking second in caused turnovers and third in draw controls. Lieb also advanced to the final round of the 2005 US World Cup training squad tryouts in 2004-2005.
The Cavaliers will open up the 2005 campaign with a series of scrimmages at the Charles Street Challenge on the campus of Loyola College on February 20 before going up to Syracuse to face the Orange on March 5 at 12:00.