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Feb. 23, 2006

Virginia lacrosse players Tyler Leachman and Nikki Lieb have been named to the 2006 preseason “watch list” by the Tewaaraton Trophy Women’s Selection Committee, as announced by the Tewaaraton Foundation. The players on this list were nominated by coaches across all three divisions and are early season hopefuls for the 2006 Tewaaraton Trophy. The Tewaaraton Trophy honors the top female and male varsity collegiate lacrosse player in the United States.

Leachman, who earned first-team All-American honors in 2005, ranked second on the team with 40 draw controls, which ranks tenth for a single season, and she currently has 71 career draw controls. She also scored a career-high 65 goals in 2005, which led Virginia and ranks third all-time in a single season. Her 82 points in 2005 was second on the team and she now ranks eighth all-time at UVa for points in a season. After her hat trick against Vanderbilt on Feb 19 of this year, she has a total of 178 career points with ranks ninth all-time at UVa and her 142 career goals ranks fifth all-time. She earned her first All-ACC honor last season as well. Leachman was named a first-team All-American by and

Lieb, a two-time consensus first-team All-American, was recently named the ACC Player of the Week. An All-ACC performer for her second consecutive year in 2005, Lieb was also a member of the NCAA All-Tournament team as the Cavaliers advanced to the final game for the third consecutive year. Lieb led the Cavaliers with 44 draw controls, which ranks ninth in a single season in school history. She also led Virginia with 61 ground balls and was second on the team with 26 caused turnovers. She was named a first-team All-American by the IWLCA,, and

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