CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 15 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (9-9) begins play in the 2022 NCAA Tournament on Friday (May 13) when it plays USC (13-4) in the First Round.

Opening draw has been moved to noon at Dorrance Field in Chapel Hill, N.C. The game was originally scheduled for 5 p.m. but was moved up due to possible inclement weather.


The game will be streamed live on ESPN+. Links for live stats and the live stream are available on Fans can follow @UVAWomensLax on Twitter for in-game updates.


  • Virginia is 38-30 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.
  • UVA’s 38 wins are tied (Princeton) for the third-most all-time in the NCAA tournament.
  • The Cavaliers are tied for third with three NCAA Championships (1991, 1993 and 2004).
  • Head coach Julie Myers is the only person to be part of a NCAA Championship as a player (’91), assistant coach (’93) and head coach (’04).
  • Myers also has led UVA to the longest consecutive postseason appearances, advancing to the NCAA tournament for 26-straight seasons.
  • UVA advanced to the NCAA Second Round in 2021, topping UConn 19-13 in the first round before falling to Notre Dame, 13-8.


  • This will be the first meeting between Virginia and USC.
  • UVA has played two PAC 12 teams in 2022, going 2-0.
  • The Cavaliers defeated Cal, 18-5, on February 13.
  • UVA topped then-No. 16 Stanford, 23-13, on February 27.


  • UVA is second in the ACC and fourth in the NCAA in free position percentage (.514).
  • Virginia is third in the ACC and sixth in the NCAA in draw controls per game with 17.44.
  • UVA is averaging 15.00 goals per game, while holding opponents to 13.22 goals per game.
  • Aubrey Williams is third in the ACC and eighth nationally with 8.00 draw controls per game. Williams holds the UVA single season record with 144 draw controls this season.
  • Freshman Rachel Clark and Senior Ashlyn McGovern are tied for third in the ACC with 3.33 goals per game.
  • Clark is second in the ACC in free position percentage (.615) and McGovern is second in the ACC with 1.11 free position goals per game.
  • Sophomore Morgan Schwab is sixth in the ACC with 29 assists.
  • Junior goalkeeper Ashley Vernon is fourth in the ACC with 129 saves.


  • UVA had three players (Clark, McGovern and Williams) earn Honorable Mention All-America honors from US Lacrosse Magazine.
  • Four Cavaliers earned IWLCA All-South Region honors, Clark, McGovern, Williams and sophomore Mackenzie Hoeg.


The winner of Friday’s game will advance to the second round to face 1-seed North Carolina on Sunday, May 15 at noon at Dorrance Field.