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July 13, 2007

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia head women’s lacrosse coach Julie Myers has been named the IWLCA South Region Coach of the Year by the organization, as announced today. Myers, who coached the Cavaliers to their second consecutive ACC Championship and to the NCAA final game for the fourth time in five years, earns this honor for the second time in her career (2004).

Virginia went 19-4 in 2007 with the nation’s sixth-toughest schedule and finished with the fourth-highest RPI in Division I. The Cavaliers defeated 11 ranked teams in 2007, including four upsets of teams ranked higher. The ‘Hoos won the 2007 ACC Tournament as the fourth seed, defeating Boston College, top-seeded and second-ranked Maryland, and third-seeded and sixth-ranked North Carolina, which hosted the tournament.

In the NCAA Championships, the Cavaliers reached the NCAA final game after staging the largest comeback in NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse championships history, scoring the final ten goals of the game to defeat second-seeded Duke 14-13 in the semifinals after Duke led 13-4 with 20 minutes to play.

Myers coached Kate Breslin to first team All-America honors and Brittany Kalkstein to National Rookie of the Year honors in 2007.

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