CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s lacrosse team (11-6) extended its streak to 27-consecutive NCAA Tournament selections with an at-large bid for the 2023 NCAA Championships.
The Cavaliers will play UAlbany (12-6) on Friday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET/6 p.m. MT in Denver, Colo., at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. The winner of Friday’s game will advance to the NCAA Second Round to face the winner of No. 5 seed Denver (19-0) and USC (16-3) on Sunday, May 14. Both games will be streamed on ESPN+.
Ticket information will be available at denverpioneers.com.
Virginia is coming off a 15-13 loss to Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament. UVA won a program-best six ACC games this season and finished No. 4 in the ACC standings. Four players were named to the All-ACC Team and graduate student Ashlyn McGovern is a 2023 Tewaaraton Award Top 25 nominee.
Friday’s game will be the first meeting between Virginia and UAlbany. The Great Danes won their first American East title since 2012 on Sunday (May 7) to earn an automatic qualifier position in the tournament. UAlbany had four players named to the All-Tournament Team and Katie Pascale was named tournament MVP after scoring seven goals with six assists in the two games.
Virginia has earned an NCAA bid in each of the 27 seasons under Myers the tournament has been played.
This will be Virginia’s 34th overall trip to the NCAA Championship, ranking second in the nation with 70 tournament games played. UVA owns a 39-31 record in NCAA tournament games.