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First-year Liz Downs is a starting defender on one of the nations top defensive units this year. The Cavaliers are allowing just 6.80 goals per game, ranking them third nationally. Downs has helped shut down opponents’ top scorers and has seven caused turnovers and 10 ground balls. This weekend, Virginia will look to extend its home win streak by playing host to the ACC Tournament. Contests begin on Thursday with Duke and Virginia Tech battling at 1 p.m. Virginia will take on the winner of that game at 3 p.m. on Friday at Scott Stadium.

Why did you choose Virginia? I liked the campus, team, coaches, academics and social scene.
Favorite midnight snack? Oatmeal cookies
Current cell phone ring tone? Rihanna- please don’t stop the music
Favorite cartoon character? Aladdin
Least favorite lacrosse drill? Midfield transition defense
If you could appear on the cover of any magazine, which one would it be? US Weekly
If you could be a contestant on a game show, which one would it be? Deal or No Deal
What reality show would you like to be on? Survivor
Favorite food? Pizza
Favorite place on campus? The Lawn
Favorite music artist? Elton John or Van Morrison
Favorite movie? Grandma’s Boy
Biggest pet peeve? People smacking gum
Phrase you overuse the most? That’s DA BOMB
Favorite store in the mall? Forever 21
Favorite holiday? Christmas
Worst summer job you’ve had? Filing Paper
What are you embarrassed to admit that you watch? You Tube videos
Favorite childhood toy? Plastic Animals
What must you have with you on road trip? iPod
Favorite sport, other than lacrosse? Football
Something only a few people know about you? I was born on Friday the 13th
Most famous person you’ve met? Dave Mathews Band
Greatest invention in the past 100 years? Hybrid Cars
Your best Halloween costume? Captain Underpants
Why did you choose your number? Slim pickings
Two words to describe you off the field? Chicken legs
What is your game day ritual? Putting my hair in buns

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