Four Cavaliers Named to All-ACC Lacrosse Team
April 29, 2005
Four University of Virginia lacrosse players were named to the 2005 ACC Women’s Lacrosse team tonight at the banquet held in conjunction with the 2005 ACC Lacrosse Tournament. Amy Appelt was honored for the third consecutive year, while Nikki Lieb earned the honor for the second consecutive year. This is the first such designation for Leachman and Connors.
Appelt, who set the ACC record with 90 goals in 2004, leads the league in scoring with 72 points. She ranks fifth all-time in Division I history with 350 career points heading into the ACC Tournament and is Virginia’s all-time leading scorer. She holds the all-time Division I record for consecutive games scored with 66 and has seven hat tricks this year to go along with 30 assists. She has notched a point in every game this season. She is also one of 18 nominees for the Tewaaraton Trophy.
Connors makes the ACC All-Conference team for the first time in her career. A starter in every game this year, Connors ranks third on the team in draw controls and ground balls.
Leachman leads the team in both draw controls and scoring and ranks in the top 15 in the nation in goals per game. She has seven hat tricks on the season, including three in ACC contests. She is also one of 18 nominees for the Tewaaraton Trophy.
Lieb earned first team All-American honors in 2004 and is one of the leaders on the vaunted Virginia defense, which ranks in the top 10 in the nation. She ranks second on the team in both draw controls and ground balls and is a pivotal part of the transition game for Virginia. She is also one of 18 nominees for the Tewaaraton Trophy.