Six Cavaliers Named to USA National Lacrosse Teams
Aug. 6, 2006
Six Virginia Cavaliers, including four members of the 2006-2007 team, were named to the US Lacrosse National Team Squads after final tryouts were held this weekend in Catonsville, Md. Amy Appelt (’05) and Nikki Lieb (’06) were both named to the US Elite Team while current student-athletes Jessy Morgan, Megan O’Malley, Blair Weymouth and Jen Holden were all named to the Developmental Squad.
Appelt, who won the Honda Sports Award for lacrosse and the Tewaaraton Trophy in 2004, was a member of the 2005 World Cup training squad. Virginia’s all-time leading scorer who ranks fifth all-time in Division I history, Appelt set an NCAA record by scoring in 66 consecutive games in her career. This is her third season on a USA National Team. She currently works for Bounce Entertainment, a mobile teaching company leveraging passion for the game of lacrosse to help affect all girls playing in the folds of this country.
Lieb, a three-time first-team All-American, was named a finalist for the prestigious Tewaaraton Trophy in 2006. The 2006 State Player of the Year, Lieb ended her career ranked second in Virginia history in draw controls. She will suit up for the Cavalier soccer side for the 2006 season.
Morgan earned National Player of the Week honors in 2006 after helping Virginia upset Maryland in March. This is her first stint on the USA National Team.
Weymouth was named the consensus National Rookie of the Year and was named to the National Rookie Squad by womenslacrosse.com. She was twice named the National Rookie of the Week and was the only freshman named to the ACC All-Conference team. This is her first stint on a USA National Team.
Holden was also named to the National All-Rookie Squad and was named the National Rookie of the Week on March 27. This is her first stint on a USA National Team.
O’Malley was a two-time US Lacrosse All-American and led the Cavalier first-years in scoring as a first-year. This is her first stint on a USA National Team.