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Virginia head women’s lacrosse coach Julie Myers has announced that six US Lacrosse All-Americans have signed a letter of intent to enroll at Virginia in the fall of 2008 and join the Cavalier lacrosse program. The student-athletes hail from three different states and include two members of the 2007 USA Under-19 team that won the world title. Josie Owen and Chelsea Robinson were teammates for the USA as the Americans won the IFWLA Under-19 World Championships at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario in Canada. Owen, who was named to the All-World team at the conclusion of the event, led the tournament in scoring with 21 goals and six assists in the six games.

“To say the incoming class is exceptional doesn’t say enough,” said Myers. “All six players are already US Lacrosse High School All-Americans and that is based on their junior years as their final high school season has not yet begun. What these women do on the field is only a part of what they’ll bring to Virginia. They are all great people, hard workers and successful students as well. Our program takes a step ahead when our incoming class comes to Charlottesville.”The 2008 Cavaliers open up with a contest in Blacksburg as Virginia faces ACC-rival Virginia Tech on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m.

Early Signees from the Class of 2001

Caroline Cochran, A (Annapolis, MD/ St. Mary’s)
Bailey Fogarty, D (Chevy Chase, MD/Holton Arms)
Julie Gardner, M (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park)
Josie Owen, A (Gibson Island, MD/Severn School)
Chelsea Robinson, M (Putnam Valley, NY/Lakeland)
Annie Taylor, D (Alexandria, VA/St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes)

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