CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s lacrosse team released its 2023 schedule that includes six home games at Klöckner Stadium and nine Atlantic Coast Conference games, head coach Julie Myers announced on Tuesday (Jan. 10).
Season tickets are on sale now and single-game tickets will go on sale on January 18. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit VirginiaSports.com/Tickets.
“We are always excited to begin our season and compete with the best teams in the country,” Myers said. “Our non-conference schedule includes teams from the top conferences across the country. We will play eight NCAA tournament teams from 2022 and the ACC slate now has nine teams. To see our conference expand provides even more great competition and visibility for the sport.”
UVA’s 16-game schedule will open with a cross-country road trip to play Stanford (Feb. 10) and UC Davis (Feb. 12) in Palo Alto, Calif.
The first home game for the Cavaliers will come on Saturday, Feb. 25 and will also serve as the ACC opener as the team hosts Louisville. Virginia’s home slate also includes first-year ACC program Clemson (March 3), Elon (March 5), Notre Dame (March 25), Duke (April 8) and Virginia Tech (April 20) in the regular-season finale.
Along with its season-opening trip, UVA road games will include Princeton (Feb. 18), reigning NCAA Champion North Carolina (March 11), Richmond (March 15), Pitt (March 18), James Madison (March 22), Syracuse (April 1), VCU (April 5) and Boston College (April 15).
The 2023 ACC Championship will begin with play-in games for No. 7/10 and No. 8/9 teams. The Quarterfinals (April 26), Semifinals (April 28) and Championship (April 30) will be played in Charlotte, N.C.
Virginia is entering its 48th season and the 28th under Myers. The Cavaliers advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 in 2022 to extend their postseason streak to 27-straight. UVA knocked off 3-seed Syracuse in the ACC Quarterfinals to advance to the ACC Semifinals in the 2022 ACC Tournament. The Cavaliers are ranked No. 13 in the preseason polls.
The Cavaliers return 23 letterwinners from last season. Sophomore Rachel Clark returns as the leading scorer for UVA last season, after posting the most goals by a freshman in school history with 64. Graduate student Ashlyn McGovern added 63 goals and returns with 143 career goals to rank ninth all-time. Junior Aubrey Williams is back after shattering the single season record in draw controls with 149. She is currently fifth in UVA history with 199 career draws.